Hutchins Library
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Guide to the Appalachian Notes Records

Accession Number: 27
Appalachian Notes Records
3.2 linear feet
Online Catalog Record

Series I - Drafts and Proofs
Series II - Articles Submitted for Publication
Series III - Correspondence
Series IV - Resource Material
Series V - Appalachian Resource Survey

Access and Use:

Provenance: Records provided to Special Collections by Berea College history professor Richard Drake, PhD, founder and first editor of Appalachian Notes.

Preferred Citation: Appalachian Notes Records, Special Collections & Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Overview of the Collection

These are correspondence, submitted articles, notes, drafts and proofs relating to the publication of Appalachian Notes (1971-1980) during the editorship of Berea College History Professor, Richard Drake. Also included are the results of an Appalachian Resource Survey (library and archives holdings) that Drake conducted during a sabbatical leave in 1973.

Related Archives at Berea College:

  • Richard B. Drake Papers RG 9


Dr. Drake established Appalachian Notes in 1972-1973 as a quarterly publication that primarily featured book reviews and articles about Appalachia. He served as editor until 1979. Thomas Ford and Lawrence Thompson of the University of Kentucky both served as assistant editors during those years. After Drake stepped down, Appalachian Notes continued publication under other editorship through 1985.

8 Manuscript Boxes

Series I Drafts and Proofs Boxes 1-5

This series consists of notes, drafts, proofs and finished issues, Volumes 1-7, 1973-1979.

Series II Articles Submitted for Publication Box 5, Cont.

This series consists of submitted articles.

Series III Correspondence Box 6

This series consists of publications-related correspondence 1971-1980.

Series IV Resource Material Box 7

This series consists of print publications, clippings and other material gathered for possible publication.

Series V Appalachian Resource Survey Box 8

This series consists of data gathered by Drake in 1973 that document the locations and descriptions of Appalachian-related library and archival collections.

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