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Appalachian Poetry Project papers, 1974

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87m39 Appalachian Poetry Project papers, 1974-1985 87m39 Appalachian Poetry Project papers Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2014 March 25 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-01-21T16:04-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Appalachian Poetry Project papers 87m39 University of Kentucky Special Collections 4.5 Cubic feet 10 boxes 1974-1985 The Appalachian Poetry Project papers (dated 1974-1985; 4.5 cubic feet; 10 boxes) provide a thorough record of the activities of the Appalachian Poetry Project to recognize and develop Appalachian poets. Appalachian Poetry Project. Historical note In August, 1979, writer Gurney Norman, under the auspices of the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center, submitted a proposal to the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry to identify, recognize and nurture the poets of the central Appalachian region by organizing poetry workshops in regional communities and ultimately to publish a poetry anthology. The Foundation funded the project and in January 1980 the work began with poets George Ella Lyons and Bob Henry Baber acting as executive director and consulting director, respectively. The grant period ended in December 1980 and the project was never refunded. As of August 1987, the anthology had not been published. Scope and Contents note The Appalachian Poetry Project papers (dated 1974-1985; 4.5 cubic feet; 10 boxes) provide a thorough record of the activities of the Appalachian Poetry Project to recognize and develop Appalachian poets. Included are administrative records of the project, correspondence with many of the participating poets, typescripts of the poetry submitted for the anthology, and two drafts of the proposed volume entitled Contemporary Appalachian Poetry. Among the more than one hundred poets noted in the papers are Gurney Norman, George Ella Lyon, Bob Henry Baber, Lillie Chaffin, Fred Chappel, Lee Howard, Jane Wilson Joyce, Jeff Daniel Marion, Robert Morgan, Lee Pennington, Rita Quillen, Bettie Sellers, Bennie Lee Sinclair, and Jane Stuart. Arrangement note Organized into six series: Administrative records, Workshops, Related materials, Anthology, Poets, and Drafts. Related Archival Materials note 82m5, Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative records, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 87m39: [identification of item], Appalachian Poetry Project papers, 1974-1975, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Immediate Source of Acquisition note Gift Appalachian Poetry Project. Baber, Bob Henry Chaffin, Lillie D. Chappel, Fred Howard, Lee, 1952-2003 Joyce, Jane Wilson Lyon, George Ella, 1949- Marion, Jeff Daniel, 1940- Morgan, Robert, 1944- Norman, Gurney, 1937- Pennington, Lee Quillen, Rita Sims Sellers, Bettie M. Sinclair, Bennie Lee, 1939- Stuart, Jane University of Kentucky. Appalachian Center. Witter Bynner Foundation For Poetry, Inc. Appalachian Region--Poetry. Drafts. Poems Poets, American--20th century. Administrative records Series I. 1979-1982 Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, Inc. general information 1 1 1982 Grant proposal 1 2 1979 Grant report 1 3 undated Correspondence 1 4 1980 Correspondence 1 5 1981 Correspondence 1 6 1982 Correspondence, Baber 1 7 1979-1980 Financial records 1 8 1980 Financial records, Baber 1 9 1980 Photograph of George Ella Lyon and Gurney Norman 1 10 circa 1980 List of Appalachian Poetry Project participants (incomplete) 1 11 undated Workshops Series II. 1980 General information 2 1 1980 Johnson City, Tennessee 2 2 1980 May 5 and 12 Barbour County, West Virginia 2 3 1980 May 17 Boone, North Carolina 2 4 1980 May 18 Moundsville, West Virginia 2 5 1980 May 24 Cincinnati, Ohio 2 6 1980 May 24 Pipestem, West Virginia 2 7 1980 May 24 Morgantown, West Virginia 2 8 1980 May 28 Montreat, North Carolina 2 9 1980 [May 23] Whitesburg, Kentucky 2 10 1980 June 6-8 Big Stone Gap, Virginia 2 11 1980 June 7 Berea, Kentucky 2 12 1980 June 14 Buffalo Creek, West Virginia 2 13 1980 June 14 Knoxville, Tennessee 2 14 1980 June 14 Logan County, West Virginia 2 15 1980 June 21-22 Williamson, West Virginia 2 16 1980 June 21-22 Berea, Kentucky 2 17 1980 June 24 Harlan County, Kentucky 2 18 1980 June 27-28 Poetry Reading, Charleston, West Virginia 2 19 1980 September 7 Related materials Series III. 1974-1985 Appalachian Studies Conference 3 1 1980 Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky 3 2 1980 APPALWOW 3 3 1979 Berea College, Appalachian Literature Workshop 3 4 1975-1980 Funding sources 3 5 1980 Highlander Center, New Market, Tennessee 3 6 1981 Hindman Writers Workshop, Hindman, Kentucky 3 7 1980-1981 Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) 3 8 1975-1980 Strokes paste-up (published by SAWC in Richwood, Virginia, 1980) 3 9 circa 1980 University of Kentucky Women Writers Conference 3 10 1980 University of Kentucky Women Writers Conference 3 11 1981 Benefit Concert, Knoxville, Tennessee 3 12 1982 February 20 Bibliographies and articles 3 13 1977-1985 Anthology Series IV. circa 1980 Manuscripts lists 4 1 circa 1980 Manuscripts for reconsideration 4 2 circa 1980 Manuscripts returned 4 3 circa Children's poems (by children) 4 4 circa 1980 Older poets 4 5 circa 1980 Poets Series V. undated Amburgey, Gail 5 1 undated Anderson, Maggie 5 2 undated Baber, Bob Henry 5 3 undated Barks, Coleman 5 4 undated Barrett, Joseph 5 5 undated Bailone, Joe 5 6 undated Blake, Pamela 5 7 undated Blevins, Vivian 5 8 undated Bond, David 5 9 undated Booth, Dave 5 10 undated Bowman, John W. 5 11 undated Brown, Harry 5 12 undated Burgess, Susan 5 13 undated Byer, Kathryn Stripling (see also Stripling, Kathryn) 5 14 undated Catron, Debra 5 15 undated Chaffin, Lillie D. 5 16 undated Chappel, Fred 5 17 undated Coffman, Jane 5 18 undated Coleman, Mary Joan 5 19 undated Colligan, Gretchen 5 20 undated Dafoe, Mark 5 21 undated Dixon, Samuel Edward, Jr. 5 22 undated Dooley, David 5 23 undated Dworsky, Nancy 5 24 undated Ellison, George 5 25 undated Folks, Jeffrey 5 26 undated Frazier, Kitty 5 27 undated Ginsberg, Sharon 5 28 undated Goode, James 5 29 undated Graves, Neil 5 30 undated Gray, Pat 5 31 undated Hague, Richard 5 32 undated Hansel, Paulette 5 33 undated Harshman, Marc 5 34 undated Hayes, Vicky 5 35 undated Henson, Mike 5 36 undated Herman, Ira 5 37 undated Hodge, Marion 5 37 undated Holstein, Sherry 5 39 undated Hortenstein, Virgie 5 40 undated Howard, Lee 5 41 undated Irwin, Robert T. 6 1 undated Jacobs, Dolores 6 2 undated Jacobs, Lucky 6 3 undated Jarvis, David 6 4 undated Jobe, Carey 6 5 undated Joyce, Jane Wilson 6 6 undated Joyce, Sheila 6 7 undated Kammer, Jeanne 6 8 undated Laska, P.J. 6 9 undated Long, Shirley 6 10 undated Lyon, George Ella 6 11 undated McDowell, Margaret 6 12 undated McFee, Michael 6 13 undated McKeown, Bonnie 6 14 undated McKernan, John 6 15 undated McMillan, Sam 6 16 undated McNamara, Devon 6 17 undated McNeill, Louise 6 18 undated McNew, Alice 6 19 undated Marcus, Adrienne 6 20 undated Marion, Jeff Daniel 6 21 undated Magers, Jean Ellen 6 22 undated Mason, Greg 6 23 undated Miller, Evelyn 6 24 undated Miller, Jim Wayne 6 25 undated Moore, Elizabeth Libba 6 26 undated Moore, Janice Townley 6 27 undated Morgan, Allan 6 28 undated Morgan, Robert 6 29 undated Narkevic, Donald 6 30 undated Pennington, Lee 7 1 undated Powell, Lynn 7 2 undated Quillen, Rita 7 3 undated Rasnic, Ben 7 4 undated Richman, Larry 7 5 undated Roberts, E. M. 7 6 undated Roney, Anne 7 7 undated Ryan, Cheryl 7 8 undated Sellers, Bettie 7 9 undated Schnoll, Betsy 7 10 undated Simpson, L. 7 11 undated Simpson, Nancy (Brantley) 7 12 undated Sinclair, Bennie Lee 7 13 undated Smith, Barbara 7 14 undated Smith, Castle Rock 7 15 undated Smith, Dave 7 16 undated Snyder, Bob 7 17 undated Sommerville, Jane 7 18 undated St. John, Charlotte 7 19 undated Stokely, Jim 7 20 undated Stripling, Kathryn (see also Byer, Kathryn Stripling) 7 21 undated Stuart, Jane 7 22 undated Taus, Roger 7 23 undated Ten, Steve Rasnic 7 24 undated Thomas, Julia M. 7 25 undated Timmerman, W.D. 7 26 undated Venable, Norma 7 27 undated Weaver, John 7 28 undated Weber, Betti-Ruth 7 29 undated Weber, Robert C. 7 30 undated Wrenn, Tom 7 31 undated Zuber, Isabel 7 32 undated Drafts Series VI. circa 1980 Early draft of Contemporary Appalachian Poetry Subseries A. circa 1980 Poets A-C 8 1 circa 1980 Poets D-G 8 2 circa 1980 Poets H 8 3 circa 1980 Poets J-L 8 4 circa 1980 Poets Mc 8 5 circa 1980 Poets M 8 6 circa 1980 Poets N-R 9 1 circa 1980 Poets S 9 2 circa 1980 Poets T-Z 9 3 circa 1980 Later draft of Contemporary Appalachian Poetry Subseries B. circa 1980 Contents list and poets A-B 10 1 circa 1980 Poets C-G 10 2 circa 1980 Poets H 10 3 circa 1980 Poets J-L 10 4 circa 1980 Poets Mc-N 10 5 circa 1980 Poets O-S 10 6 circa 1980 Poets T-Z 10 7 circa 1980