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Guide to the Southern Appalachian Studies Records (1962 Regional Survey), Series I-IV
 

Accession Number: 3
Southern Appalachian Studies Records (1962 Regional Survey)
Papers: 1956-1962
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Overview & Series Description
Series I- Interdenominational Conference 1956-1957
Series II - Weatherford Correspondence 1958-1965
Series III - Board of Directors Correspondence 1958-1962
Series IV - Ford Foundation

Series V - Religion
        Boxes 35-78 | Boxes 79-97
Series VI - Writers' Conference
Series VII - Urban Planning
Series VIII - Education
Series IX - Health, Welfare, and Local Government
Series X - Agriculture
Series XI - Industrialization
Series XII - Folk Arts
Series XIII - Tourism and Attitude Survey
Series XIV - Household Survey
Series XV - Codes
Series XVI - Finance
Series XVII - Miscellaneous Papers
Series XVIII - Newspaper Clippings
Series XIX - Card Files
Series XX - Highway Maps - Oversize
Series XXI - Tabulation sheets and IBM cards - Oversize
Non-manuscript Material

Series Description
180 Manuscript Boxes

Series I Interdenominational Conference, 1956-1957 Boxes 1-4

This series includes minutes, notebooks, reports, handbooks, contracts, and correspondence of W.D. Weatherford, Sr. The Ford Foundation prospectus, project history, and other related papers are also included. The major portion of this material gives an account of the formative period of the studies, which evolved from the conference.

Box 1
  1. Conference handbook, 1956
  2. Minutes of the Executive Committee, 1956
  3. W.D. Weatherford, Sr. notebook, 1956-1959
  4. Conference handbook, 1957
  5. Participants and Findings Report, 1957
  6. Interdenominational Conference correspondence, 1957
Box 2 W.D. Weatherford, Sr. Correspondence
  1. A, 1957
  2. B, 1957
  3. C, 1957
  4. D, 1957
  5. E, 1957
  6. F, 1957
  7. G, 1957
  8. H, 1957
  9. I-J, 1957
  10. K, 1957
  11. L, 1957
  12. M, 1957
  13. P-Q, 1957
  14. R, 1957
  15. S, 1957
  16. T, 1957
  17. U-V, 1957
  18. W, 1957
  19. X-Y-Z, 1957
Box 3
  1. Work papers and organizational meeting minutes of Southern Appalachian Studies, 1957
  2. Prospectus to the Ford Foundation, Nov. 1957
  3. Expanded prospectus, 1957
  4. Photocopy of Ford Foundation grant, prospectus, transcript of 1957 study of proposed project, 1957
  5. Research plans - T.R. Ford, ca. 1958
  6. Suggested chapter outlines, 1958
  7. Research design and contract of contributors- B-Gi, 1958-1959
  8. Research design and contract of contributors- Gr-P, 1958-1959
  9. Biographical material about contributors, 1958
Box 4
  1. Project History (part one), ca. 1957-1960
  2. Project History (part two), ca. 1957-1960
Series II Weatherford Correspondence, 1958-1965 Boxes 5-30

This series is arranged chronologically then alphabetically, and incorporates the administrative business and the research topic plans of the studies. Also included is the correspondence of the administrative secretary and contributors along with the miscellaneous documents pertaining to the source materials used by the studies. Five audio tapes related to a research staff meeting, dated June 12, 1959, are located separately in the Berea College Appalachian Archives. NOTE: Certain miscellaneous documents have become separated from the original Weatherford correspondence they were once matched with, particularly items ranging from A-G. Reference to these items may be made in the Weatherford correspondence. These materials have been collected and are located in Box 14 following the correspondence.

Box 5
  1. A, 1958
  2. B, 1958
  3. C, 1958
  4. D, 1958
  5. E-F, 1958
  6. G, 1958
  7. H, 1958
  8. J-K, 1958
  9. L-M, 1958
  10. N-P, 1958
  11. R-S, 1958
  12. T, 1958
  13. V-W, 1958
  14. X-Z, 1958
Box 6
  1. A, 1959
  2. B, 1959
  3. C, 1959
  4. D, 1959
  5. E, 1959
  6. F, 1959
  7. G, 1959
  8. H-I, 1959
  9. J-K, 1959
  10. L-M, 1959
  11. N-P, 1959
  12. R-S, 1959
  13. T-U, 1959
  14. V-W, 1959
  15. X-Z, 1959
Box 7
  1. A, 1960
  2. B, 1960
  3. C, 1960
  4. D, 1960
  5. E, 1960
  6. F, 1960
  7. G, 1960
  8. H, 1960
  9. J-K, 1960
  10. L-M, 1960
  11. N-Q, 1960
  12. R-S, 1960
  13. T-U, 1960
  14. V-W, 1960
Box 8
  1. A, 1961
  2. B, 1961
  3. C, 1961
  4. D, 1961
  5. E, 1961
  6. F, 1961
  7. G, 1961
  8. H-I, 1961
  9. J-K, 1961
  10. L-M, 1961
Box 9
  1. N-Q, 1961
  2. R-S, 1961
  3. T, 1961
  4. V-W, 1961
  5. X-Z, 1961
Box 10
  1. A, 1962
  2. B, 1962
  3. C, 1962
  4. D, 1962
  5. E, 1962
  6. F-G, 1962
  7. H-I, 1962
  8. J-K, 1962
Box 1 1
  1. L-M, 1962
  2. N-Q, 1962
  3. R-S, 1962
  4. T-U, 1962
  5. V-W, 1962
  6. X-Z, 1962
Box 12
  1. A, 1963
  2. B, 1963
  3. C, 1963
  4. D, 1963
  5. E, 1963
  6. F-G, 1963
  7. H-I, 1963
  8. J-K, 1963
  9. L-M, 1963
  10. N-P, 1963
  11. R-S, 1963
  12. T-U, 1963
  13. V-W, 1963
  14. X-Z, 1963
Box 13
  1. A, 1964
  2. B, 1964
  3. C, 1964
  4. D, 1964
  5. E, 1964
  6. F-G, 1964
  7. H-I, 1964
  8. J-K, 1964
  9. L-M, 1964
  10. N-P, 1964
  11. R-S, 1964
  12. T-U, 1964
  13. V-W, 1964
  14. X-Z, 1964
Box 14
  1. A-E Separated Materials, 1958-1964
  2. F-Z Separated Materials, 1958-1964
Box 15
  1. Ayer, P.F. (Council of the Southern Mountains) correspondence, 1958-1964
  2. Ayer, P.F. and Urban Adjustment, 1946-1961
  3. Ayer, P.F. and Urban Adjustment, 1962-1966
  4. Ayer, P.F. and Council of the Southern Mountains, 1957-1966
  5. Area Redevelopment Administration- Appalachian region, 1962-1964
  6. Board of Directors, budget, 1958-1962
  7. Board of Directors, meeting reports, 1958-1959
  8. Brewer, Earl D. -correspondence, 1958-1959
Box 16
  1. Brewer, Earl D. - correspondence, 1960-1964
  2. Brewer, Earl D. - miscellaneous, n.d.
  3. Book Orders- Life and Religion in Southern Appalachia, 1962-1963
  4. Book Orders- Studies in Christian Experience, 1962-1963
  5. Book Orders- Southern Appalachian Region: A Survey, 1962-1964
  6. Bills, paid, 1962-1964
  7. Bishops, 1958-1962
  8. Comfort, Richard O., 1958-1962
  9. County Information, 1958-1962
  10. Denbo, Bruce, 1959-1962
Box 17
  1. Denbo, Bruce, 1963-1964
  2. Disposition of Southern Appalachian Studies material to Berea College, 1962
  3. Ford, Thomas R., 1958-1963
  4. Friendship Press (R. Elfero), 1961-1963
  5. Governors (Appalachian), 1960-1964
  6. Industrialization, 1959-1960
  7. Implementation of Southern Appalachian Studies, 1959
  8. Implementation of Southern Appalachian Studies, 1959-1961
Box 18
  1. Implementation conference, 1959
  2. Implementation conference, transcript, 1959
  3. Junaluska reports, 1962-1963
  4. Librarians, 1963-1965
  5. Merlino, George, 1963-1965
  6. Mt. Mitchell, 1963-1964
  7. News Clippings, 1956-1960
  8. News Clippings, 1961-1963
  9. North Carolina Industrialization facts, ca. 1956-1957
  10. North Carolina Industrialization facts, ca. 1956-1957
Box 19
  1. Publications, 1959
  2. Publications, 1959-1962
  3. Ranck, Dr. J. Allan - correspondence, 1959-1962
  4. Releases - explaining Southern Appalachian Studies goals, ca. 1958
  5. Research reports (tables, graphs, survey, staff meetings, 1957-1958
  6. Research reports (tables, graphs, survey, staff meetings, 1959-1961
  7. Research staff minutes of June 12-13, n.d.
  8. Review of Southern Appalachia Studies by G. K. Flora, 1962
  9. Sanford, Governor Terry, 1962-1964
  10. The Tall Woman, 1962-1964
  11. Thompson, Lorin A., 1958-1960
Box 20
  1. Tour correspondence (photographs, participants)ca., 1959
  2. Vance, Dr. Rupert, 1958-1962
  3. Writer's Conference, 1958-1959
  4. Writer's Conference, 1958-1959
  5. Writer's Conference, 1958-1959
  6. Ylvisaker, Dr. Paul (Ford Foundation), 1958-1963
Box 21
  1. Foundations, 1961
  2. Foundations, 1961
  3. Foundations, 1962
  4. Foundations, 1962
  5. Foundations, 1962
  6. Foundations, 1962
  7. Foundations, 1962
  8. Foundations, 1963-, 1964
  9. Foundations (royalties & grants), 1962-, 1967
Box 22
  1. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jan-Mar, 1959
  2. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Apr, 1959
  3. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) May- Jul, 1959
  4. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Aug- Sep, 1959
  5. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Oct- Dec, 1959
  6. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jan- Feb, 1960
  7. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Mar-Apr, 1960
  8. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) May- Jul, 1960
  9. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Aug- Sep, 1960
  10. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Oct- Dec, 1960
Box 23
  1. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jan-Mar, 1961
  2. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary-Apr-May, 1961 correspondence)
  3. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Jun- Aug, 1961 correspondence)
  4. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Sep- Oct, 1961 correspondence)
  5. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Nov-Dec, 1961 correspondence)
  6. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Jan, 1962 correspondence)
  7. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Feb, 1962 correspondence)
  8. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Mar, 1962 correspondence)
  9. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary-Apr-May, 1962 correspondence)
  10. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Jun- Jul, 1962 correspondence)
  11. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Aug-Sep, 1962 correspondence)
  12. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- Oct- Dec, 1962 correspondence)
Box 24
  1. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jan- Feb, 1963
  2. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Mar-May, 1963
  3. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jun- Aug, 1963
  4. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Oct-Dec, 1963
  5. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jan- Mar, 1964
  6. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary correspondence)- Apr- Jun, 1964
  7. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jul- Dec, 1965
  8. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Jan- Jul, 1965
  9. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence) Aug-Dec, 1965
  10. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence), 1966
  11. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence), 1967
  12. Wyckoff, Elizabeth (administrative secretary- correspondence), 1968
  13. Wyckoff, Elizabeth - appointment books ("3" loose), 1959-1961
Box 25
  1. Brown, James: "Migration in Appalachian"
  2. Cole, William: "Social Welfare in Appalachia"
  3. Ford, Thomas R.: "Attitude Survey"
  4. Ford, Thomas R.: "Religion in Mountains"
  5. Giffin, Roscoe: "Cincinnati Appalachian Mountains"
  6. Graff, Orin B. "Education in the Southern Appalachians"
  7. Graff, Orin B. "Education in the Southern Appalachians"
  8. Proctor, Roy E. and T. Kelley White: "Agriculture in Appalachia"
  9. Quittmeyer, Charles L.: "Marketing in Appalachia"
  10. Smith, Frank H.: "Appalachia Folk Culture"
  11. Taylor, Vernon H.: "Music in Southern Appalachia"
  12. Wager, Paul: "Government in Appalachia"
Box 26
  1. Presbyterian Study Guide of Southern Appalachia, 1961
  2. Staff Conference of Southern Appalachian Studies authors, n.d.
  3. L.A. Thompson: "Southern Renaissance", n.d.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Agriculture and Economics references on on mountaineers, 1935
  5. Appeal to the Ford Foundation, 1961
  6. J.W. Morris: "Tourism in Southern Appalachia", n.d.
  7. Nicholls: "Low Income Farm Families", 1955
  8. Final outlines of researchers, 1959
  9. General Introduction to the Southern Appalachian Studies, 1957
Box 27
  1. Governors' Conference, 1960-1963
  2. Methodist Church Conference on Appalachia, 1961
  3. Hayes: "Social Trends in S.E. States", 1950s
  4. Buncombe Count, North Carolina- Workshop of Social Development, 1961
  5. Consultation on implementation, 1960
  6. G.K. Floro: "Appalachian Development", n.d.
  7. Berea Alumnus- articles on Southern Appalachian Studies, 1959
Box 28
  1. Belcher, John, University of Georgia contributor, 1958-1961
  2. Brewer, E.D.C., Director of Research, 1957-1958
  3. Brewer, E.D.C., Director of Religious Research, 1959-1961
  4. Cole, William E., University of North Carolina, 1958-1962
  5. Finkner, A.L., North Carolina State, 1958-1959
  6. Ford, Thomas R., Editor of the, 1962 survey, 1957-May, 1958
  7. Ford, Thomas R., Editor of the, 1962 surveyJun-May, 1958
  8. Ford, Thomas R., Editor of the, 1962 survey, 1959
  9. Ford, Thomas R., Editor of the, 1962 surveyJan-Jun, 1960
  10. Ford, Thomas R., Editor of the, 1962 survey, Jul-Dec, 1960
  11. Ford, Thomas R., Editor of the, 1962 survey, 1961-1962, 1964-1965
Box 29
  1. Gibbard, Harold A., West Virginia University, 1958-1961
  2. Giffen, Roscoe, Berea College, 1958, 1960-61
  3. Graff, Orin, University of Tennessee, 1958-1961
  4. Gray, A.J., TVA community planner, 1958-1961
  5. Hamilton, C. Horace, North Carolina, 1958-1961
  6. Monroe, John, University of North Carolina, 1958-, 1959
  7. Morris, Johnson W., Peabody College, 1958-1962
  8. Peck, Elizabeth, Berea College, 1960-1961
  9. Proctor, Roy, University of Georgia, 1958-1961
  10. Smith, Frank, recreation director in Appalachia, 1960-1962
  11. Stevens. Bernice A., crafts authority, 1958-1960
  12. Taylor, Vernon, George Peabody College, 1958, 1960-61
  13. Thompson, Lorin A., University of Virginia, 1958-1961
  14. Vance, Rupert B., University of North Carolina, 1957-1958
  15. Vance, Rupert B., University of North Carolina, 1959-1962
  16. Wager, Paul W., University of North Carolina, 1957-1958
Box 30
  1. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1957-1958
  2. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1959-1960
  3. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1961-1962
Series III Board of Directors' Correspondence, 1958-1962 Boxes 31-33

The correspondence of the various directors of the Southern Appalachian Studies is included in this series along with progress reports and newspaper articles. The contents of these boxes are arranged primarily in chronological order, and otherwise alphabetically.

Box 31
  1. Central Staff correspondence, Sep 1958-Feb 1961
  2. Board of Directors' correspondence, Sep 1958-Oct 1961
  3. Vote on New Members, Dec 1961
  4. Brewer, Dr. E.D.C., correspondence, Nov 1957-Dec 1958
  5. Brewer, Dr. E.D.C., correspondence, Jan-Jun 1959
  6. Brewer, Dr. E.D.C., correspondence, Jul-Dec 1959
  7. Brewer, Dr. E.D.C., correspondence, 1960
  8. Brewer, Dr. E.D.C., correspondence, Jan 1961-Oct. 1962
  9. Progress reports, 1959
Box 32
  1. Belcher, John C., Jul, 1958-Oct, 1962
  2. Brown, James, May, 1958-Nov, 1962
  3. Cole, William S., Feb, 1958- Oct, 1962
  4. Ford, Thomas R., Apr, 1958-Dec, 1960
  5. Ford, Thomas R., Jan, 1961-Dec, 1962
  6. Gibbard, Harold A., Mar, 1958-Nov, 1962
  7. Giffin, Roscoe, Apr, 1958-Dec, 1962
  8. Graff, Orin B., May, 1958-Oct, 1962
  9. Gray, A.J., Jul, 1958-Oct, 1962
Box 33
  1. Hamilton, Horace C. Apr, 1958-Jan, 1963
  2. Monroe, John Jun, 1958-May, 1959
  3. Morris, John W. Apr, 1958-Nov, 1962
  4. Proctor, Roy E. May, 1958-Nov, 1962
  5. Smith, Frank H. Apr, 1960-Nov, 1962
  6. Stevens, Bernice A. Apr, 1958-Nov, 1962
  7. Taylor, Vernon H. Jun, 1958-Dec, 1962
  8. Thompson, Lorin A. Apr, 1958-Oct, 1962
  9. Tucker, Dr. J.A., 1958-1962
  10. Vance, Rupert B. Oct, 1957-Oct, 1962
  11. Wager, Paul W. Apr, 1958-Nov, 1962
Series IV Ford Foundation Box 34

This section of the collection contains the financial information for the Southern Appalachian Studies. Material related to a tour of the Appalachian region by Northern industrialists is included along with miscellaneous correspondence from persons who expressed interest in the studies. This series is arranged alphabetically and/or chronologically.

Box 34
  1. Ford Foundation Annual Report, 1958
  2. "Congratulations" correspondence - Jan, 1958
  3. Dr. Paul Ylvisaker, Ford Foundation, Director of Public Affairs - Jan, 1959-Jun, 1962
  4. Appeals to Ford Foundation, Mar-Sep, 1959
  5. Ford tour correspondence, Feb-Aug, 1958
  6. News releases - correspondence, 1958
  7. News clippings about Ford Foundation, 1958
  8. Ford Foundation - correspondence, 1959-1962
  9. Appalachian problems and program recommendations, 1967
  10. "Interested persons" -- correspondence, A-F
  11. "Interested persons" -- correspondence, G-L
  12. "Interested persons" -- correspondence, M-S
  13. "Interested persons" -- correspondence, T-Z

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