Appalachia Research Project Records,1966-1968

Descriptive Summary

Appalachia Research Project Records,1966-1968
Western Kentucky University
5.2 lin. ft.
West Virginia -- Surveys, social
Appalachia -- Religion
Appalachia -- Presbyterians
Clergy, Presbyterian -- Appalachia
Presbyterians -- Tennessee
Presbyterians -- Virginia
Presbyterians -- West Virginia
Presbyterians -- North Carolina
Tennessee -- Surveys, social
North Carolina -- Surveys, social
Appalachia -- Surveys, social
Virginia -- Surveys, social
Finding Aid Author
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Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Project was a two-year study funded by the United Presbyterian Church in the United States and the Presbyterian Church in the United States, conducted by members of the faculty of Western Kentucky University, and directed by WKU Sociology professor Hart W. Nelson. Its purpose was to collect sociological data on Appalachian Presbyterians through survey interviews with parishioners, ministers, clerks of sessions, church school superintendents, and teachers.
Scope and Content
Materials consist of project reports, raw data, and related materials which detail this survey of Presbyterians in the Appalachian states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Materials provide documentation of Project survey methods and data and include printed WKU Research Reports which incorporate survey data in their analyses; coding instructions which detail the structure of the survey and include samples of forms employed; IBM cards, presumably used for data analyses; completed interview schedules for each of the states except North Carolina; and miscellaneous reprints of publications explaining sampling and methods of statistical analysis.