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SUBJECT GUIDE: ACTIVISM
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Contains information on the Conservancy's formation. Also, reports and papers relating to Big Yellow Mountain and Roan Mountain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Billings, Dwight B. Confronting Appalachian stereotypes: back talk from an American region. F210.C66 1999
Billings, Dwight B. The road to poverty: the making of wealth and hardship in Appalachia. HC107.A127 B55 2000
Caudill, Harry M. My land is dying. 1971. TN291.C37
Duncan, Cynthia M. World's apart: why poverty persists in rural America. HC110.P6 D86 1999.
Drumright, William. The Appalachia in their minds: the Highlander Research and Education Center and the Congress of Appalachian Development, 1962-1982. LC5301.M65 D78 1996
Eller, Ronald D. Uneven ground: Appalachia since 1945. HN79.A127 E55 2008
Fisher, Stephen L. Fighting back in Appalachia: traditions of resistance and change . 1993. HN79.A127 F54
Gaventa, John. Power and powerlessness: quiescence and rebellion in an Appalachian valley. 1980. HC107.A127 G38
Gaventa, John. Communities in economic crisis. HC107.A127 C65 1990
Glen, John M. Highlander, no ordinary school, 1932-1962. 1988. LC5301.M65 G55
Glenn, Max E. Appalachia in transition. 1970. HN79.A13 G56
Hinsdale, Mary Ann, Helen Lewis, and S. Maxine Waller . It comes from the people: community development and local theology. HN79.V83 C645 1995
Horton Aimee Isgrig. The Highlander Folk School: a history of its major programs, 1932-1961 . 1989. LC5301.M65 H67
Horton, Myles. The long haul: an autobiography. 1990 LC5301. M65
Keefe, Susan E. Participatory development in Appalachia: cultural identity, community, and sustainability. 2009. On order
Kiffmeyer, Thomas. Reformers to radicals: the Appalachian Volunteers and the war on poverty. HN79.A127 K45 2008
Lewis, Helen M., and Monica Appleby. Mountain sisters: from convent to community in Appalachia. BV4420.L48 2003
Montrie, Chad. To save the land and people: a history of opposition to surface coal mining in Appalachia. TD195.S75 M56 2003
Taylor, A. Elizabeth. The woman suffrage movement in Tennessee. 1978. JR1911.T2 T36
Weinbaum, Eve S. To move a mountain: fighting the global economy in Appalachia. HD5708.55.U62 A558 2004.
Whisnant, David E. Modernizing the mountaineer: people, power, and planning in Appalachia. 1981. HC107.A127 W48