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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Radford University

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Radford University will continue its collaboration from 2016-17 with the Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI), a multi-member grassroots organization comprised of several Southwest Virginia counties, to collect oral histories, or river stories, from individuals who have grown up along the Clinch River.  2017 ATP students will ask interviewees about their education and work history, about what life was like growing up along the Clinch River, how life has changed over time, their recreational activities in or near the river, as well as their relationship with the river.

The project hopes to bolster community pride, identity, and sense of place.  The collected stories will result in a book to be sold at Clinch River venues and online to both locals and tourists.  Select audio clips from the interviews will be used in kiosks along the Clinch River.  Radford’s ATP students hope that these activities will also help to support CRVI’s goals to 1) Offer environmental education to people of all ages and 2) Revitalize and market downtowns along the river, boosting entrepreneurial opportunities.

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Theresa Burriss
Chair, Appalachian Studies
Director, Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center
Radford University
P.O. Box 7014
Radford, VA   24142 
Telephone: (540) 831-6857

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Previous Conference Participation:
2016    2015     2014     2013     2011     2010     2009

 


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CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


PAST PARTICIPANTS

Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech



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