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The Scotian Women Collection, 1970-1981, 1970

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82m2 Guide to the The Scotian Women Collection, 1970-1981 Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler Special Collections 2005 Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: April 2006 Description is in English. Guide to the The Scotian Women Collection, 1970-1981 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Beth Eifler Date Completed: April 2006 Encoded by: Beth Eifler Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved. The Scotian Women Collection, 1970-1981 82M2 Pennington, Lee. 0.45 cubic ft. The materials are in English. The Scotian Women, a play written by Kentucky author Lee Pennington, was inspired by the events of the Scotia Mine Disaster which occurred at Oven Fork, Kentucky in 1976. This collection documents the creation of the play and contains newspaper clippings, notes, various drafts and a final copy of the script, as well as promotional materials from the University of Kentucky's Guignol Theater production in February 1981. University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], The Scotian Women Collection, 1970-1981, 82M2, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington Scotia Mine Disaster, Oven Fork, Ky., 1976. Coal mine accidents -- Kentucky -- Letcher County. Mine explosions -- Kentucky -- Letcher County. Scripts. Clippings. Lee Pennington, author and dramatist, was born in the Appalachian community of White Oak in Morgan County, Kentucky. Inspired by Jesse Stuart, his high school principal and friend, Pennington published over 1,000 poems, 100 articles, eleven books, and four plays. The Scotian Women, a play in two acts, is a story of the women who awaited news of their loved ones after the Scotia Mine Disaster at Oven Fork, Kentucky in Letcher County. Twenty-six men died in the disaster after two separate explosions occurred in the mine on March 9 and 11, 1976. The play was produced and performed at the University of Kentucky's Guignol Theater in February 1981. These materials relate to The Scotian Women, a play by Lee Pennington. The collection contains newspaper clippings, notes, various drafts and a final copy of the script, as well as promotional materials from the UK Theater production in February 1981. The clippings, primarily from Louisville's Courier-Journal, not only cover the Scotia Mine Disaster and subsequent investigation, but also the funerals and personal stories of the men who died and of the families and friends they left behind. Container List CLIPPINGSSCOTIA MINE DISASTER 11March-May 1976, March 6, 1977, and August 16-17, 198012n.d., sources unknownRELATED MATERIALS 13December 6, 1970-August 25, 1981, n.d.NOTES14Handwritten notes from clippings15Miscellaneous script notes, January 31-March 4, 1980 and February 5-13, 198116Notes after start of production, January 1981PLAY17Concept18Characters19Carbon copy of early draft110Rough drafts of script additions111Script with handwritten changes112Final complete script 113Author's note, program from the UK Theater production, flyer, and review from The Lexington Leader.