University of Kentucky. Appalachian Center records

Abstract

The Appalachian Center records (dated 1978-1981, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise correspondence, administrative and financial records, and grant proposal materials that document the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center in its early years under the leadership of John B. Stephenson.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky. Appalachian Center records
Date
1978-1981, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.18 Cubic Feet
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Wade
Preferred Citation
1984ua029 : [identification of item], University of Kentucky. Appalachian Center records, 1978-1981, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Founded in 1977, the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center was established with a mission to support research, instruction, and service programs related to eastern Kentucky and Appalachia. The Center is a multi-disciplinary institute with faculty from the university’s College of Arts and Sciences whose research and interests focus on Appalachian history, culture, economics, and public policy. Directors have included John B. Stephenson (1977-1984), acting director James Houghland (1984-1985), Ronald D Eller (1985-2000), interim director Joe Fink (2004-2005), Evelyn Knight (2005-?), Ann Kingsolver (2011-2015), and Christopher Barton (2015- ).
Scope and Content
The Appalachian Center records (dated 1978-1981, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 1 box) comprise correspondence, administrative and financial records, and grant proposal materials that document the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center in its early years under the leadership of John B. Stephenson. The proposed grant project to the National Endowment for the Humanities was titled "Recovering the Black Experience in Southern Appalachia: Proposal for Oral History Research." The collection also includes news clippings, notes, bibliographies, and pamphlets.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
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.

Contents of the Collection

Appalachian Center budgets, 1978-1981, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Appalachian Center projects, 1979-1981, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Personnel matters, 1980-1981, undated

  • Box 1, folder 3
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NEH Black Appalachian study, 1979-1981, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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