David Klinger correspondence

Abstract

The David Klinger correspondence (dated 1970-2000; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 folders) consists of correspondence with and concerning Appalachian author and environmentalist Harry M. Caudill, newspaper clippings, and testimony about strip mining.

Descriptive Summary

Title
David Klinger correspondence
Date
1970-2000 (inclusive)
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Coal mines and mining -- Appalachian Region
Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2010ms065 : [identification of item], David Klinger correspondence, 1970-2000, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
As a young man, David Klinger wrote to Harry Caudill about strip mining. They exchanged letters in early 1970 and then again in March 1980. After Caudill's death, Mr. Klinger corresponded with Harry Caudill's wife, Anne Caudill as well as librarians at the Harry M. Caudill Public Library in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Mr. Klinger worked for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia at the time he gave the University of Kentucky this collection.
Scope and Content
The David Klinger correspondence (dated 1970-2000; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 folders) consists of correspondence with and concerning Appalachian author and environmentalist Harry M. Caudill, newspaper clippings, and testimony about strip mining. The collection includes letters to Harry Caudill, Anne Caudill, and following Caudill's death letters to Anne Caudill and libarrians about memorial donations to what became the Harry M. Caudill Public Library in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Also included is correspondence about recognizing Caudill as a "Conservation Hero" at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1970-2000

  • Box MS-47, folder 1
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Newspaper clippings, 1970

  • Box MS-47, folder 2
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