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Guide to the Appalachian Religion Survey Records, 1931-1933, Series I-IX
 

Accession Number: 34
1935 Religious Survey Papers, 1931-1933
2.4 Linear Feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)


Overview
History
Series Description
Series I - General
Series II - Home Missions
Series IV - Virginia
Series V - Kentucky
Series VI - Tennessee
Series VII - North Carolina
Series VIII - Georgia
Series IX - U. S. Dept. of Agriculture

Series I General Box 1

This series consists of general background information on the Southern Appalachian region including population distribution, education, church financial resources, and geographical/ geological studies of the region.

Box 1
  1. Southern Mountains - General
  2. Distribution of Population According to Topography
  3. Education
  4. Subventions - Exclusive of those for Roads and Schools...
  5. Quadrangles of U.S. Geological Survey...
Series II Home Missions Box 1

This series consists of information on the status and objectives of regional home missionary efforts of several denominations. Excerpts from denominational reports and interviews with workers and church officials are included.

Box 1
  1. Home Missions - Statistics and Objectives,
Series III West Virginia Boxes 1-2

This series consists of survey schedules for Nicholas, Pendelton, and Webster Counties. Some of the County schedules include photographs.

Box 1, cont'd.
  1. General
  2. Nicholas County - Survey of County
  3. Nicholas County - Survey of Churches
  4. Nicholas County - Ministers
  5. Nicholas County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  6. Pendleton County - Survey of County
  7. Pendleton County - Survey of Churches
  8. Pendleton County - Ministers
  9. Pendleton County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
Box 2
  1. Webster County - Survey of County
  2. Webster County - Survey of Churches
  3. Webster County - Ministers
  4. Webster County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
Series IV Virginia Boxes 2-3

This series consists of survey schedules for Allegheny, Grayson, and Greene Counties. Some photographs exist in the County schedules for Grayson County, the County and Church schedules for Allegheny County, and the Church schedules for Greene County.

Box 2, cont'd.
  1. General
  2. Allegheny County - Survey of County
  3. Allegheny County - Survey of Churches
  4. Allegheny County - Ministers
  5. Allegheny County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  6. Grayson County - Survey of County
  7. Grayson County - Survey of Churches
  8. Grayson County - Ministers
  9. Grayson County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  10. Greene County - Survey of County
Box 3
  1. Greene County - Survey of Churches
  2. Greene County - Ministers
  3. Greene County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
Series V Kentucky Boxes 3-4

This series consists of survey schedules for Knott, Laurel, and Leslie counties. Extracts of information are also present for Harlan and Martin Counties. Photographs exist in the County schedules for Laurel and Leslie Counties.

Box 3, cont'd.
  1. General
  2. Knott County - Survey of County
  3. Knott County - Survey of Churches
  4. Knott County - Ministers
  5. Knott County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  6. Laurel County - Survey of County
  7. Laurel County - Survey of Churches
  8. Laurel County - Ministers
  9. Laurel County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  10. Leslie County - Survey of County
  11. Leslie County - Survey of Churches
Box 4
  1. Leslie County - Ministers
  2. Leslie County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  3. Extracts from Harlan & Martin Counties
Series VI Tennessee Boxes 4-5

This series consists of survey schedules for Blount, Cumberland, Overton, and Sevier Counties. The Ministers schedule for Overton County is missing. There are photographs in the County schedule for Blount County.

Box 4, cont'd.
  1. General
  2. Blount County - Survey of County
  3. Blount County - Survey of Churches
  4. Blount County - Special Schedule of Church Data
  5. Blount County - Ministers
  6. Blount County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  7. Cumberland County - Survey of County
  8. Cumberland County - Survey of Churches
  9. Cumberland County - Ministers
  10. Cumberland County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
Box 5
  1. Overton County - Survey of County
  2. Overton County - Survey of Churches
  3. Overton County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  4. Sevier County - Survey of County
  5. Sevier County - Survey of Churches
  6. Sevier County - Ministers
  7. Sevier County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
Series VII North Carolina Boxes 5-6

This series consists of survey schedules for Avery, Madison, and Transylvania Counties. Extracts of Sermons / Sunday Schools schedules for Jackson and Haywood Counties are also present. There are photographs in the County schedules for Avery, Madison, and Transylvania Counties.

Box 5, cont'd.
  1. General
  2. Avery County - Survey of County
  3. Avery County - Survey of Churches
  4. Avery County - Ministers
  5. Avery County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  6. Madison County - Survey of County
Box 6
  1. Madison County - Survey of Churches
  2. Madison County - Ministers
  3. Madison County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  4. Transylvania County - Survey of County
  5. Transylvania County - Survey of Churches
  6. Transylvania County - Ministers
  7. Transylvania County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
  8. Extracts of Jackson & Haywood Counties-Sermons & Sunday Schools
Series VIII Georgia Box 6

This series consists of survey schedules for Towns County. No other Georgia counties were surveyed.

Box 6, cont'd.
  1. Towns County - Survey of County
  2. Towns County - Survey of Churches
  3. Towns County - Ministers
  4. Towns County - Sermons & Sunday Schools
Series IX U.S. Deptartment of Agriculture Box 7

This series consists of a copy of the USDA publication, Economic and Social Problems and Conditions of the Southern Appalachians(1935). Much of the religion survey data is examined and summarized in "The Church Situation" section of the report.

Box 7
  1. Economic and Social Problems and Conditions of the Southern Appalachians

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