Hutchins Library
Special Collections & Archives
Council of the Southern Mountains Exhibit Header
      Special Collections  |  Exhibition Home  |  Overview  |  Online Exhibition  |  Timeline  |  Resources  |  List of Objects  |  Thanks


The following is a list of resources related to common themes in the Records of the Council of the Southern Mountains, 1970-1989. Websites, articles, books, documentaries, and the like will be ordered pertaining to subject. This will be an introductory list of resources for researchers, scholars, educators, and students.

Articles and Books

Bingham, Mary Beth. "Women in Appalachian Community Organizations: Sites of Learning and Change." Journal of Appalachian Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, Fall 1999.

Caudill, Harry M. Theirs Be the Power: The Moguls of Eastern Kentucky. 1983.

Citizens Public Inquiry into the Brookside Strike, March 11 and 12, Harlan County, Kentucky. 1972.

Coal Miners and the Economy: A UMWA Research Report. United Mine Workers of America, Research Dept. 1974.

Densmore, Raymond E. The Coal Miner of Appalachia. 1977.

Disaster on Buffalo Creek, 1972: Report of the Citizens' Commission Investigation. 1972.

Dix, Keith. What's A Coal Miner to Do?: The Mechanization of Coal Mining. 1988.

Erikson, Kai T. Everything in its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood. 1976.

Ewen, Lynda Ann. Which Side Are You On?: The Brookside Mine Strike in Harlan County, Kentucky, 1973-1974. 1979.

Finley, Joseph E. The Corrupt Kingdom: The Rise and Fall of the United Mine Workers. 1972.

Hammock, Allan S., and Sophia Peterson, eds. West Virginia Policy Issues: Perspectives on the Past and Future of Coal, Water Resources, Higher Education, Welfare, Human Rights and Public Employee Bargaining. 1979.

Hufford, Mary. "Landscape and History at the Headwaters of the Big Coal River Valley." American Memory, Library of Congress.

"... in the mines, in the mines, in the Blue Diamond Mines ..." Coal Company Monitoring Project, Knoxville, Tennessee. 1979.

Levy, Builder. Images of Appalachian Coalfields. 1989.

Loveland, George. "Educating for Social Justice: The Harry Lasker Library at Highlander." Journal of Appalachian Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, Fall 1999.

Maggard, Sally Ward. Eastern Kentucky women on strike: a study of gender, class, and political action in the 1970s. 1989.

Maggard, Sally Ward. "Class and Gender: New Theoretical Priorities in Appalachian Studies." The Impact of Institutions in Appalachia: Proceedings of the 8th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference. 1986.

Mulcahy, Richard P. "A social contract for the coal fields : the rise and fall of the United Mine Workers of America Welfare and Retirement Fund." Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association. 2000.

Nugent, Tom. Death at Buffalo Creek: The 1972 West Virginia Flood Disaster. 1973.

Parkinson, George. Guide to Coal Mining Collections in the United States. 1978.

Piven, Frances Fox, and Richard A. Cloward. Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail. 1977.

Scott, Shaunna L. "Gender Among Appalachian Kentucky Farm Families: The Kentucky Farm Family Oral History Project and Beyond." Journal of Appalachian Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1996.

Shifflett, Crandall A. Coal Towns: life, work, and culture in company towns of southern Appalachia, 1880-1960. 1991.

Stern, Gerald M. The Buffalo Creek Disaster: The Story of the Survivors' Unprecedented Lawsuit. 1976.

Torbert, John Lee. Reclamation of surface-mined forest land in the southern Appalachians. 1995.

Tug Valley Recovery Center. A Clear and Imminent Danger : The Case for Designating the Tug Fork Watershed Unsuitable for Strip Mining.

Valk, Anne M. "'Mother Power:' The Movement for Welfare Rights in Washington, D.C., 1966-1972." Journal of Women's History, vol. 11, no. 4, 2000.

Vollers, Maryanne. "Razing Appalachia." Mother Jones, July/August 1999. Also online:

West, Guida and Rhoda Lois Blumberg, eds. Women and Social Protest. 1990.

Surface mining control and reclamation act of 1977 : Hearings before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, or H.R. 2... hearings held in Washington, D.C. February 28 and March 4, 1977.

Top of List

Internet Resources

National Welfare Rights Union website provides a detailed historical summary of events relating to welfare rights from 1963 to 2002.

Social Security Administration's website listing the Disability Insurance Black Lung Benefits.

The United Mine Workers Association website has information about health and safety, legislative action, and information resources. It also includes a list of books, movies, and music with themes about coal mining.

Documentaries & Films

America's War on Poverty. [videorecording] 1995.

Buffalo Creek Disaster. Lawrence M. Grosberg. [videorecording] 1984.

Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man. Mimi Pickering. [videorecording] 1975.

Buffalo Creek Revisited. Appalshop, Inc. [videorecording] 1985.

Harlan County U.S.A. [videorecording] 1990.

On our Own Land. [videorecording] 1988.

United Mine Workers of America, 1970: A House Divided. [videorecording] 1971.

Top of List

Special Collections | Exhibition Home | Overview | Online Exhibition | Timeline | Resources | List of Objects | Thanks