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Glenmary Religion Survey Records



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Glenmary Religion Survey Records, 1965-1970 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Extent: 15.0 MS boxes


Arrangement of the collection is by series:

Series 1: Interview Materials

Series 2: Organizational Materials

Series 3: Projects


The Glenmary Religion Survey was conducted in 1965 to identify individual religious attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of the residents of Lee County, Virginia.  The Survey was conducted for these three general reasons: 1) to identify personal religious aspects and beliefs about God, Jesus, and the relations the people interviewed felt existed between the divine and themselves, 2) the general moral attitudes and behaviors of the Appalachian region, and finally, 3) the relationship one has to a church, participation in church, attitudes toward the church preacher, Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, etc.

The information in each interview includes sex, age, occupation of household head and wife’s occupation, marital status and family situation, church relationship, and education.  The objective of the Glenmary Religion Survey was to study different church communities and to answer the question, “What function does religion play in Appalachia”?

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is collection contains the correspondence, interview audio recordings, transcripts, and data tabulation relating to the 1969 Glenmary Religion Survey conducted in Scott County, Virginia and McDowell County, West Virginia by the Federation Of Communities in Service (FOCIS) in cooperation with the Commission On Religion in Appalachia (CORA) and the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Glenmary Religion Survey Records, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in 2016.

Other Note: BCA 0068 SAA 068

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Materials include various writings such as Religious Vectors in Southern Appalachia, Mountain Tales, and other essays. There is information about the Cumberland Conference, a summary of the FOCIS Religious Research Material, and the Action Survey/Research project. Other additions include information and evaluations of the Appalachian Research Training Project. This project provides a proposal and content regarding the training materials. Completing the series are discussion questions.
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Folder 10: ManualsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Cumberland ConferenceAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Summary of FOCIS Religious Research MaterialAdd to your cart.
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