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Records (1971-81) relate to the work of the Bumpass Cove Citizens Group against hazardous waster dumping in the community, which straddles Washington and Unicoi counties, Tenn. Included are articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, reports, and newspaper clippings.
Coal Employment Project
Contains records of an organization active in support of women employed in coal mining. Relates to such issues as mine safety, miners' health, sexual discrimination and harassment, and the training of women miners.
Congress for Appalachian Development
Organized in 1966, the group's purpose was "to restore self-government and natural resources of the region for the common benefit of all the people" of the region. Included are materials related to such issues as Appalachian economic development, public utilities and rural electrification, pollution and reclamation, land use, and mining safety.
Council on Appalachian Women
Council created in 1976 to promote education for women and research on women's needs. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, position papers, financial statements, grant proposals, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and audiotapes related to the council's work. Such topics as abortion, child development, conjugal violence, and economic development are covered.
Federation of Communities in Service
Consists of bylaws, minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and research files that document the history of FOCIS and affiliated service organizations. Research and photographic files were used in the publication of Mountain Sisters: from convent to community in Appalachia by Helen M. Lewis and Monica Appleby.
Human Economic Appalachian Development Corporation
Organized as a coalition of church-related self-help groups in central Kentucky in 1974, the corporation's goal was to reverse poverty and outmigration from the region by promoting community-based economic and housing development. Papers reflect activities from 1974-79 and include charter of incorporation, by-laws, newsletters, and photographs.
Jonesboro Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Consists of a ledger containing the group's minutes (1895-99) and newspaper clippings.
This collection documents Kenny's involvement in environmental issues. Includes material on radio programs produced by Kenney: "Down to Earth," "Dungannon," and "A Time to Reap."
Model Valley Economic Development Corporation
Organized in 1970, the non profit corporation sought to improve economic conditions and promote social services in the Clear Fork Valley of Tennessee. Materials include organizational documents, newspaper clippings, other printed matter, and photographs.
This collection documents the life of Myles Horton and his activities at the Highlander Research and Education Center. Includes articles, newspaper clippings, publications, and correspondence.
June M. Rostan
Contains correspondence, recordings, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material documenting Rostan's involvement with the Coal Employment Project, other grassroots organizations, and her union-organizing activities.
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Contains information on the Conservancy's formation. Also, reports and papers relating to Big Yellow Mountain and Roan Mountain.
Southern Empowerment Project
Documents the activities of the Southern Empowerment Project, an organization made up of regional self-help groups, including the Community Farm Alliance, Charlotte Organizing Committee, and Save our Cumberland Mountains.
Tennessee Against Chemical Hazards
Consists of subject and geographical files of the non-profit organization concerned with chemical hazards in the environment. Topics covered include the Clinch River Breeder Reactor, Bumpass Cove waste disposal, and the Sullivan County Concerned Citizens group.
Tennessee Hunger Coalition
Consists of records from the Kingsport location, 1978-96. Includes material on hunger, healthcare, nutrition, community development, and women's issues. Also includes information on grassroots organization that networked with the Coalition.
Urban Appalachian Council
Formed in 1974, the council sought to increase programs for Appalachian migrants, especially in Cincinnati. Materials include publications, reports, and other printed matter related to issues involving migrants from Appalachia living in urban settings.