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MSS of Yesterday's people; life in contemporary Appalachia
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
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[Identification of item], MSS of Yesterday's people; life in contemporary Appalachia 1964-1966, 1M67M146, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
.8 cubic feet
Jack Edgar Weller, a New York-born Presbyterian minister, moved to West Virginia and spent 13 years working in Appalachia before writing the book, YESTERDAY'S PEOPLE (University of Kentucky Press, 1965). Weller's book was well-received and given excellent reviews.
This material includes the original manuscript, revisions, galleys, and proofs of Jack Edgar Weller's book, YESTERDAY'S PEOPLE, along with correspondences and several reviews from national journals and local newspapers. This work describes the culture and customs of the Southern Appalachian people, and presents a perceptive analysis of their problems. These documents show the various stages, from manuscript copy to final proofs, in the production of this book. Also included are letters written by publishers and individuals in response to Weller's attempts to publish his work.