Guide to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Records, 1936-1985

Summary Information

Title: Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Records, 1936-1985
Collection: AC.104
Extent: 25.55 linear feet (37 boxes, 1 small shoebox, 1 audiocassette box, 5 oversize boxes, 3 oversize folders, 2 oversize tubes)
Abstract:

The Appalachian Land Ownership Survey was a study initiated by the Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force in Fall 1978 to examine land ownership patterns, particularly absentee and corporate ownership, and the resulting effects on regional development. The study participants concluded that a disproportionate amount of land owners were absentee and that corporate owners paid a disproportionately low amount of taxes. Materials address issues such as agriculture, coal mining, housing, land ownership, land usage, and tourism and how they affect the Appalachian Region and its residents.

Creator: Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force

Biographical/Historical Note

The Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force conducted the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey in Fall 1978 to examine land ownership patterns, particularly absentee and corporate ownership, and the resulting effects on regional development. The Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force was a coalition of community groups, scholars and individuals associated with the Appalachian Alliance, which served as an umbrella group for many community-based groups. The Appalachian Land Ownership Survey was funded in part by an Appalachian Regional Commission grant and a Needmor Grant. The Highlander Research and Education Center organized the project, and Appalachian State University was a primary sponsoring institution and handled administrative and fiscal details. Instrumental individuals were Patricia Beaver, John Gaventa, and Bill Horton.

The Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force studied 80 counties within the Appalachian counties of Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Beginning in the spring of 1979, the task force created working groups for each of these six states and chose counties for particular concentration. Within these counties, volunteer and paid researchers examined land deeds of plots with 250 acres or more. Researchers noted the amount of land and mineral tax rates as well as other characteristics such as agricultural or industrial usage and absentee, corporate, federal, or local ownership. They also included over 100 socio-economic indicators to correlate indicators to various ownership patterns. Nineteen counties were used as detailed case studies. Research gathered by the task force members was used in the development of two interlinking projects, the seven volume, 1,800 page study Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities and Who Owns Appalachia?

Portions of this collection are available online through our digital collections (and by clicking on highlighed links below).

Scope and Contents

This collection was a study initiated by Appalachian residents in Fall 1978 to examine land ownership patterns, particularly absentee and corporate ownership, and the resulting effects on regional development. The study participants concluded that a disproportionate amount of land owners were absentee and that corporate owners paid a disproportionately low amount of taxes. Materials address issues such as agriculture, coal mining, housing, land ownership, land usage, and tourism and how they affect the Appalachian Region and its residents. The collection contains computer punch cards, computer printouts, land plats, newspaper articles, notes, research documents, working papers, correspondence, maps, posters, a reel-to-reel cassette and audiocassettes.

Arrangement

The Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Records are organized into six series.

Series I: Administrative Files is organized alphabetically.

Series II: State Surveys is organized alphabetically by state.

Series III: Draft Files is organized into five subseries. Subseries A: Background Information, Subseries B: Preliminary Version, Subseries C: Revised Version, and Subseries E: Completed Versions are organized by subject. Subseries D: Typed Manuscripts is organized alphabetically by state.

Series IV: Data Records is divided into two subseries. Subseries A: Grid Records is arranged alphabetically by state. Subseries B: Computer Notebooks is arranged by subject.

Series V: Newspaper Clippings and Publications is arranged by subject.

Series VI: Audio is arranged by subject.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Linda H. Selfridge gave the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey materials to W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection on 4 January 1984. On 22 August 2000, three documents, entitled "Grant Prospectus: Center for Application [sic] Studies", "Guidelines for Master of Arts Students in Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University", "Introduction to Appalachian North Carolina", were removed and placed in the Appalachian Studies Collection. This collection was opened to the public in 2001. Additional papers from the Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force were accessioned in 2013 and added to the collection in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley and several student employees, 2001, revised by Kathy Staley, 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, Rachel Critzer, 2005. Collection reprocessed and finding aid revised by Trevor McKenzie, 2014 and 2016. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.104: Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Records, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Administrative Files, 1978-1982, undated 

Series Description

Series I: Administrative Files contains documents regarding grant applications, paychecks, receipts, refunds, and book orders. The series also contains correspondence between project administrators as well as notes concerned with project logistics.

  Box Folder

Agricultural Marketing Project, 1979 

44 1

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Contract, 1977-1980, undated 

1 1

Appalachian Regional Commission contract [letter from Gidez to Beaver], 1978-1979 

44 8

Appalachian Regional Commission Research Program, October 1979 

44 9

Applicants for Positions, 1979 

44 10-11

ARC Contract - Beaver's Miscellaneous Notes, 1977-1980, undated 

1 2

Budget- Alliance Contract, 1981 

1 3

Budget- Amended Budget, 1979 

1 4

Budget- Appalachian Regional Commission Land Study: Phase I Budget Report, 1979 

1 5

Budget- Budget for Alabama, 1979 

1 6

Budget- Budget for Central Office, 1979 

1 7

Budget- Budget for Kentucky, undated 

1 8

Budget- Budget for North Carolina, undated 

1 9

Budget- Budget for Tennessee, undated 

1 10

Budget- Budget for Virginia, 1979 

1 11

Budget- Budget for West Virginia, 1979 

1 12

Budget- Budget Information, 1979 

1 13

Budget- Center for Continuing Education, 1981 

1 14

Budget- Combined Checks, 1979 

1 15

Budget- Computer Print-Outs, 1981 

1 16

Budget - Cumulative Budget Print-Out, 1979-1980 

1 17

Budget- Overall notes, 1979 

1 18

Budget- Personnel Notes, 1980 

1 19

Budget- Revised, 1979 

1 20

Computer- Appalachian Regional Commission Land Ownership Study Data Collection Progress Report, 1979 

1 21

Computer- Coding Instructions Land Ownership Study, undated 

1 22

Computer- County Profile Aggregate Data List, undated 

1 23

Computer- Data Compilation Report, September 10, 1979 

1 24

Computer Files- Data Sheet, undated 

1 26

Computer Files- Data Sheet: Aggregate Socioeconomic Data, undated 

1 27

Computer Files- Data Systems: Appalachian Regional Commission, 1979 

1 28

Computer Files- Economic Development: Summary Information and Computer Print-Outs, undated 

1 29

Computer Files- Pertinent Working Documents, 1980 

1 30

Computer Files- Summary List: Aggregate Information- Appalachian Regional Commission, undated 

1 31

Computer Files- Summary List: Coding Sheets received August 1979 [Communications with John Linkous: Appalachian Regional Commission], 1979 

1 32

Computer Files- Summary Information Request: First Computer Run- Case Study Counties, undated 

1 33

Contracts, undated 

1 34

Corrections, 1979 

1 35

Correspondence, 1979 

44 2

Correspondence, 1979-1981 

1 36

Correspondence- Interval, 1980-1981 

2 1

Correspondence- Phase I Report, 1979 

2 2

Correspondence- State Coordinators 1979 

2 3

County Profiles, undated 

2 4

Creation of Land Ownership Survey, 1980 

2 5

Critiques of Appalachian Land Ownership Survey, 1981 

2 6

Daily Notes, May-June 1979 

2 7

Daily Notes, July-August 1979 

2 8

Daily Notes, September-December 1979 

2 9

Daily Notes, January-February 1980 

2 10

Daily Notes, March-June 1980 

2 11

Data Collection- Progress Report, 1979 

2 12

Data Compilation Report, 1979 

2 13

Dual Employment Forms, undated 

2 14

Evaluation, 1981 

2 15

Follow-up, 1980 

2 16

Gaventa Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Paper, undated 

2 17

Grant Information, 1980-1981 

2 18

Grant Information- Needmor Computer Printouts, 1979-1981 

2 19

Grant Information- Summer Appraisal Letter, 1979 

2 20

Grayson County, Virginia Furor, 1980-1982 

2 21

Highlander Voucher, undated 

2 22

In-kind Expenses, undated 

2 23

Invoices, 1980 

2 24

Invoices, 1981 

2 25

Invoices, 1981-1982 

3 1-14

Invoices, 1981-1982 

4 1-2

John Henry Award, September 4, 1981 

4 3

Key Punch Tabulation, 1979 

4 4

Martin County, Kentucky Pre-Test, 1979 

4 5

Moretz Response to Watauga Democrat, 1981 

4 6

Needmor Fund, 1979-1980 

4 7

News Releases, 1979-1981 

4 8

Newsletter and Media Coverage, 1980 

4 9

North Carolina Data, undated 

4 10

North Carolina Follow-up, undated 

4 11

North Carolina Income Tax Information, 1979 

44 3

Notes, 1979 

4 12

Notes- Includes Bibliography, 1979-1981 

4 13

Notes from Conventions, undated 

44 4

Payroll- Timesheets [restricted], 1979 

46 1

Personnel Information [restricted], 1979 

46 2

Proposal Drafts and Copies, undated 

44 5-6

Phase I Report, 1979 

4 14-16

Plan of Work, 1979 

4 17

Pre-Test for Appalachian Regional Commission [Watauga County, North Carolina], undated 

4 18

Progress Report- Receipt of Coding Forms and Key Punching, 1979 

5 1

Progress Report- State Data Collection, 1979 

5 2

Progress Report- Task Force Mailing List, 1979 

5 3

Proposal, 1978-1979 

5 4

Publicity Land Ownership, 1979-1981 

5 5-7

Receipts - Data Processing, 1979-1980 

5 8

Receipts- Freight, 1980 

5 9

Receipts- Groceries, 1979 

5 10

Receipts- Highlander Facilities, 1979-1980 

5 11

Receipts- Miscellaneous Contracted Services, 1980 

5 12

Receipts- Office Supplies, 1979-1980 

5 13-14

Receipts- Postage, 1979-1980 

5 15

Receipts- Telephone, 1979-1980 

5 16

Receipts- Travel, 1979 

5 17-18

Receipts- Travel: Motor Pool, 1979-1980 

5 19

Receipts- Travel Approval Copies [restricted], 1979-1980 

46 3

Reimbursement Forms [restricted], 1979-1980 

46 4-5

Reimbursements, Needmor, 1980 

46 6

Release Forms, 1979 

6 1

Request for Supplementary Funds, 1979 

6 2

Research Data, 1979 

6 3

Sales, undated 

6 4

Sign-up Sheets, undated 

6 5

State Budgets- Balances, undated 

44 7

State Reports, 1979-1982 

6 6

State Clearinghouse Approval, 1979 

6 7

Summary, 1981 

6 8

Telephone Log, 1979-1981 

6 9

Tentative List- Aggregate Data, undated 

6 10

Training materials, 1979 

44 12

University of Kentucky Contract, 1981 

6 11

Warehouse Requisition Supply List, January 1979 

6 12

Water Quality Information, 1980 

6 13

Workshop- Community Organization, 1980 

6 14

Workshop- Evaluation Workshop, 1981 

6 15

Workshop- Highlander Meeting, 1980 

6 16

Workshop- Mineral Conference, 1981-1982 

6 17-18

Workshop- North Carolina PIRG Conference, undated 

7 1

Workshop- Redistribution Workshop, July 18, 1980 

7 2

Workshop- Rural America Conference, Washington, D. C., February 8-10, 1981 

7 3

Workshop- State Coordinators' Workshop, May 10-11, 1979 

7 4

Workshop- State Coordinators' Fall Workshop, 1979 

7 5

Workshop- Training Workshop, May 1979 

7 6

Workshop- Vista Conference, 1980 

7 7

Workshop- Watauga County, North Carolina Conference, undated 

7 8
,

Series II: State Surveys, 1978-1982, undated 

Series Description

Series II: State Surveys contains county profiles, relevant magazine and newspaper articles, handwritten drafts and typed, edited drafts. Also included are bound volumes of the completed state surveys.

  Box Folder

Outline of State Report, 1979 

8 1

Comments and Suggestions on State Surveys, undated 

8 2

Alabama- State Overview Report, 1980 

8 3

Alabama- State Overview Report Rough Draft, undated 

8 4

Alabama- Working Papers, 1978 

8 5

Alabama- County Profiles, undated 

8 6

Alabama- Blount, undated

8 7

Alabama- Cherokee, undated

8 8

Alabama- Cleburne, undated

8 9

Alabama- Cullman, undated

8 10

Alabama- County Case Study, Dekalb, 1980 

8 11

Alabama- Dekalb, undated 

8 12

Alabama- Dekalb Rough Draft, undated 

8 13

Alabama- Dekalb First Draft, undated 

8 14

Alabama- Dekalb [revised], undated 

8 15

Alabama- Etowah, undated

8 16

Alabama- Fayette, undated 

8 17

Alabama- Jackson, undated

8 18

Alabama- Lamar, undated

8 19

Alabama- Marion, undated 

8 20

Alabama- Marshall, undated 

8 21

Alabama- County Case Study Shelby, undated 

8 22

Alabama- Shelby, undated 

8 23

Alabama- Shelby First Draft, undated 

8 24

Alabama- Tuscaloosa, undated 

8 25

Alabama- County Case Study, Walker, 1980 

8 26

Alabama- Walker, undated 

8 27

Alabama- Walker, Original, undated 

9 1

Alabama- Walker, First Draft, undated 

9 2

Alabama- Walker, Case Study Draft, undated 

9 3

Alabama- Walker, Revised Copy #2, undated 

9 4

Alabama- Winston, undated 

9 5

Appalachian Land Ownership Study, Volume II, Alabama, November 1980 

47 1

Kentucky- State Ownership Report, 1980 

9 6

Kentucky- State Report Draft, 1980 

9 7

Kentucky- Joey's Revised Edition, 1980 

9 8

Kentucky- Childers' Revised Edition, June 10, 1980 

9 9

Kentucky- County Profiles, undated 

9 10-11

Kentucky- Bell, undated 

9 12

Kentucky- Breathitt, undated 

9 13

Kentucky- Floyd, 1980 

9 14

Kentucky- Grayson, 1980 

9 15

Kentucky- Harlan Case Studies, December 1979 

9 16

Kentucky - Harlan, Case Study Draft, 1979 

9 17

Kentucky - Harlan Case Study Draft [continued], 1979 

10 1

Kentucky- Harlan, 1980 

10 2

Kentucky- Johnson, 1980 

10 3

Kentucky- Knott, 1980 

10 4

Kentucky- Knox, 1980 

10 5

Kentucky- Laurel, 1980 

10 6

Kentucky- Letcher, 1980 

10 7

Kentucky- County Case Study, Martin, 1980 

10 8

Kentucky- Martin, undated 

10 9

Kentucky- Martin Case Study Rough Draft and Interviews, undated 

10 10

Kentucky- Martin Case Study Draft, Greg Campbell, Field Researcher, 1979 

10 11

Kentucky- Martin Revised, 1980 

10 12

Kentucky- Perry, 1980 

10 13

Kentucky- County Case Study, Pike, June 27, 1980 

10 14

Kentucky- Pike, 1980 

10 15
  Box Folders

Kentucky- Pike Case Study Draft, July 31, 1979 

10 16
  Box Folder

Appalachian Land Ownership Study, Volume III, Kentucky, November 1980 

47 2

North Carolina- State Report Rough Draft, 1980 

10 17-18

North Carolina- Land Study, undated 

11 1

North Carolina- State Report Drafts, 1980 

11 2-3

North Carolina- State Report, Original copy, undated 

11 4

North Carolina - State Report, 1980 

11 5

North Carolina- State Report, First Draft, undated 

11 6

North Carolina- State Report Draft, undated 

11 7

North Carolina- Overview Report, 1980 

11 8

North Carolina- County Profiles, undated 

11 9

North Carolina- Case Study Information, undated 

11 10

North Carolina- Alleghany, undated 

11 11

North Carolina- Ashe, undated 

11 12

North Carolina- Avery, undated 

11 13

North Carolina- Burke, undated 

11 14

North Carolina- Clay, undated 

11 15

North Carolina- Haywood, undated 

11 16

North Carolina- Haywood County Talk, undated 

11 17

North Carolina- County Case Study, Henderson, 1980 

11 18

North Carolina- Henderson, undated 

11 19

North Carolina - Henderson Draft, undated 

11 20

North Carolina- Henderson Draft [continued], undated 

12 1

North Carolina- Jackson, undated 

12 2

North Carolina- Madison, undated 

12 3

North Carolina- Mitchell, undated 

12 4

North Carolina- County Case Study, Swain, undated 

12 5

North Carolina- Swain County Profile draft, undated 

12 6

North Carolina- Swain County Profile, undated 

12 7

North Carolina- Swain Case Study Draft, undated 

12 8

North Carolina- Swain County First Draft, undated 

12 9

North Carolina- Swain, undated 

12 10

North Carolina- Watauga, Pre-test, undated 

12 11

North Carolina- County Case Study, Watauga draft, undated 

12 12

North Carolina- County Case Study, Watauga, 1980 

12 13

North Carolina- Watauga, undated 

12 14

North Carolina- Watauga County Study Draft, November 1980 

12 15

North Carolina- Watauga County Draft, 1980 

12 16

Appalachian Land Ownership Study, Volume IV, North Carolina, November 1980 

47 3

Tennessee- State Report Rough Draft, undated 

12 17

Tennessee- State Report Draft, 1980 

12 18

Tennessee- State Overview Report, 1980 

12 19

Tennessee- First Draft, undated 

12 20

Tennessee- Profiles, undated 

13 1

Tennessee- Anderson, undated 

13 2

Tennessee- Bledsoe, undated 

13 3

Tennessee- County Case Study, Campbell, undated 

13 4

Tennessee- Campbell, 1980 

13 5

Tennessee- Campbell Draft, undated 

13 6

Tennessee- Campbell Case Study Draft, undated 

13 7

Tennessee- Campbell Case Study Draft, undated 

13 8

Tennessee- Campbell Summary, undated 

13 9

Tennessee- Cumberland Case Study drafts, 1980 

13 10

Tennessee- Cumberland Case Study draft, undated 

13 11

Tennessee - Cumberland Original Draft, 1980 

13 12

Tennessee- Cumberland Draft, undated 

13 13-15

Tennessee- Fentress, 1980 

13 16

Tennessee- Hamilton, 1980 

13 17

Tennessee- Hamilton Rough Draft, undated 

13 18

Tennessee- Marion, 1980 

13 19

Tennessee- Rhea, 1980 

13 20

Tennessee- Roane, 1980 

13 21

Tennessee- Scott, 1980 

13 22

Tennessee- Sequatchie, undated 

13 23

Tennessee- Shelby Rough Draft, undated 

14 1

Tennessee- Van Buren, 1980 

14 2

Tennessee- White, 1980 

14 3

Appalachian Land Ownership Study, Volume V, Tennessee, November 1980 

47 4

Virginia- State Report Draft, undated 

14 4

Virginia- State Report Original, undated 

14 5

Virginia- Draft, undated 

14 6

Virginia- State Report, Revised Edition, undated 

14 7

Virginia- Weis's State Report, undated 

14 8

Virginia - State Report Draft, 

14 9

Virginia - State Report Edited Draft, undated 

14 10

Virginia- State Report Summary, undated 

14 11

Virginia - State Report [duplicate sections], 1980 

14 12

Virginia- Bland, undated 

14 13

Virginia- Buchanan, 1980 

14 14

Virginia- Dickenson, 1980 

14 15

Virginia- County Case Study, Grayson, 1980-1982 

14 16

Virginia- Grayson, 1980-1982 

14 17

Virginia- Grayson Draft, 1980 

14 18

Virginia- Grayson Case Study Draft, undated 

14 19

Virginia- Lee, 1980 

15 1

Virginia- Russell, 1980 

15 2

Virginia- County Case Study, Scott, 1980 

15 3

Virginia- Scott, 1980 

15 4

Virginia- Scott, First Draft, undated 

15 5

Virginia- Smyth, 1980 

15 6

Virginia- Tazewell, 1980 

15 7

Virginia- Washington, 1980 

15 8

Virginia- County Case Study, Wise, undated 

15 9

Virginia- Wise, undated 

15 10

Virginia- Wise, First Draft, undated 

15 11

Virginia- Wise Draft, undated 

15 12

Virginia- Wise [corrected], 1980 

15 13

Virginia- Wythe, undated 

15 14

Virginia- Wythe, First Rough Draft, undated 

15 15

Virginia- Wythe, First Draft, undated 

15 16

Virginia- Wythe, Case Study Draft, undated 

15 17

Appalachian Land Ownership Study, Volume VI, Virginia [2 copies], November 1980 

48 1

West Virginia- Follow-up Proposal, 1981 

15 18

West Virginia- State Report, 1980 

15 19

West Virginia- Ray Moretz's Summary, undated 

15 20

West Virginia- Draft, undated 

16 1-2

West Virginia- County Profiles, 1979, undated 

16 3-4

West Virginia- State Report, undated 

16 5-6

West Virginia- Notes, 1980, undated 

16 7-8

West Virginia- Problem, undated 

16 9

West Virginia- Braxton, undated 

16 10

West Virginia- Jefferson, 1980 

16 11

West Virginia- Kanawha, undated 

16 12

West Virginia- Lincoln Case Study Draft, 1979 

16 13

West Virginia- Lincoln Case Study Draft, December 1979 

17 1

West Virginia - Lincoln Case Study drafts, undated 

17 2

West Virginia- Lincoln draft, 1980 

17 3

West Virginia- Lincoln, 1980 

17 4

West Virginia- County Case Study, Logan, undated 

17 5

West Virginia - Logan draft, November 1979 

17 6

West Virginia- Logan draft, December 1979  

17 7

West Virginia- Logan, undated 

17 8

West Virginia- Marion, undated 

17 9

West Virginia- Marshall, undated 

17 10

West Virginia- Martin, Brief Summary, undated 

17 11

West Virginia- Martin Summary Rough Draft, undated 

17 12

West Virginia- McDowell, undated 

17 13

West Virginia- Mineral, undated 

17 14

West Virginia- County Case Study, Mingo, 1980 

17 15

West Virginia- Mingo, undated 

18 1

West Virginia- Mingo Case Study, Revised Draft, April 1980 

18 2

West Virginia- Mingo Case Study Draft, April 1980 

18 3

West Virginia- Mingo Case Study Draft, undated 

18 4

West Virginia- Ohio, undated 

18 5

West Virginia- Raleigh, undated 

18 6

West Virginia- Randolph, undated 

18 7

West Virginia- Case Study Draft, Randolph, November 1979 

18 8

West Virginia- County Case Study, Randolph, undated 

18 9

West Virginia- Summers, undated 

18 10

West Virginia- Wayne, undated 

18 11

Appalachian Land Ownership Study, Volume VII, West Virginia, November 1980 

48 2

Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities: A Survey of 80 Counties, February 1981 

48 3
,

Series III: Draft Files, 1966-1985, undated 

Series Description

Series III: Drafts Files consists of drafts of the Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts manuscript as well as background information and research materials used in constructing the manuscript. It is divided into five subseries. Subseries A: Background Information contains materials concerned with agriculture, economic development, housing, and project methodology. Also included are census records and articles on the region's social, economic, and environmental history. Subseries B: Preliminary Version contains initial drafts of the Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities manuscript. Subseries C: Revised Version contains revised drafts of the Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities manuscript. Subseries D: Typed Manuscripts contains additional revised drafts of the Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities manuscript. Subseries E: Completed Versions contains the revised versions of the Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities manuscript.

Subseries A: Background Information, 1966-1985 

  Box Folder

Agriculture- Working Notes, 1980, undated 

19 1-4

Agriculture- Drafts, undated 

19 5-6

Economic Development Notes, 1980 

19 7-9

Economic Development- Draft Copy #1, undated 

20 1

Economic Development- Revised Draft, undated 

20 2

Housing- Notes and Drafts, 1980 

20 3-4

Housing- Graphs, undated 

20 5

Methodology Section, 1980 

20 6

West Virginia Information- Working Papers, 1978-1979, undated 

20 7-8

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, Inc., undated 

20 9

Appalachian Studies Newsletter Notes [Summary of Federal Investment Disclosure Act Reports], undated 

20 10

Appalachian Volunteers, Staff Quarterly Reports, undated 

20 11

Assorted Comments on Case Studies, undated 

20 12

Background Literature, 1979 

20 13

Burdge's Study- Illinois: Today and Tomorrow, undated 

20 14

Booklist to Check On, undated 

20 15

Bureau of Census: State Data Center Program, November 1, 1979 

20 16

Case Study and Other Outlines, 1979-1980 

20 17

Clergy and Laity Concerned- People's Commission on Land and Justic, 1979 

21 1

Congress for Appalachian Development, 1966-1977 

21 2

Fred Cooper's- Zoning: A Tool for Power, undated 

21 3

County Business Patterns, undated 

21 4

Discussion Notes, 1981 

21 5

Draft ORBES Study, March 1979 

21 6

Erik Eckholm's The Disposed of the Earth: Land Reform and Sustainable Development, 1979 

21 7

For Your Information [regarding Coal Corporations], 1973 

21 8

Gilbert and Harris' Corporate Ownership and Rural Poverty, 1978 

21 9

Susan Huck's Land Grab, January 1977 

21 10

Journal of Current Social Issues, 1974 

21 11

Si Kahn's The Forest Service and Appalachia, 1974 

21 12

Land Counseling Program [Proposal, North Carolina General Assembly Bill Land Survey Questionnaire], undated 

21 13

Land Development Rag and Confluence, 1976-1979 

21 14

Land Ownership Patterns and Community Development- Alabama, 1978 

21 15

Land Ownership Study- North Carolina [Draft and Notes], 1979 

21 16

Land Study Working Notes and Correspondence, 1979 

21 17

Natural Hazards in Appalachia, undated 

21 18

Notes and Discussions, 1981 

21 19

Plaut's Community Attitudes Survey, undated 

21 20

Recommendations Section, 1980 

21 21

Resort Fever- Appalachia, Georgia Mountains, January 1979 

21 22

Schommer: A Critique of Virginia's Mineral Taxation Program, January 1978 

21 23

Stonewall Jackson Dam, 1971-1978 

21 24

Strip-Mine Permits Martin County, Kentucky, 1979 

21 25

Support Data and Public [Boone History, Watauga County Soil and Water Conversation District], 1980 

21 26

Swain County, North Carolina article by Kathy Efird, September 30, 1979 

21 27

Vanishing Farmlands: Selling Out the Soil by Peter J. Ognibene, May 1980 

21 28

Watauga County Handbook, September 1979 

21 29

West Virginia Community Report: Housing, 1973 

21 30

West Virginia Land Study Newsletter, 1979 

21 31

West Virginia State Land Use Policy, 1978-1979 

21 32

West Virginia Surface Mining Law [Public Laws], 1971-1977 

21 33

Who's Mining the Farm, 1978 

22 1

Who Owns the Land?, 1980 

22 2

Who Owns the Land and Minerals? A Survey of 80 Appalachian Counties, undated 

22 3

Who Owns McDowell County?, undated 

22 4

Robert Wise: Means of Making Land Available for Low-Income Housing, January 9, 1981 

22 5

Supplemental research materials, 1967-1985 

22 6-7

Subseries B: Preliminary Version, 1979-1981, undated 

  Box Folder

County Profile Forms, undated 

23 1

General Information, Research Files, undated 

23 2

Brief Summary- Land Study Methodology, undated 

23 3

Outlines, undated 

23 4

Roughest Draft- Impact Methodology Statement, undated 

23 5

Chapter 1: Land as a National Issue, 1981 

23 6

Land as a National Issue, Revision: Preliminary Draft, undated 

23 7

Chapter 1B: Studies of Ownership in Appalachia, undated 

23 8

Rough Draft II, Land Ownership in Appalachia, undated 

23 9

Preliminary Draft- Preface, undated 

23 10

Rough Draft- Chapter II- Regional Report Part I, 1980 

23 11

Rough Draft- Land Ownership and Minerals- Early Draft, undated 

23 12

Draft Chapter IV and V, Land Ownership and Economic Development, undated 

23 13

Draft of Chapter V- Property Taxes, 1980 

23 14

Draft- Land Ownership Study, undated 

23 15

Draft- Chapter VII, Analysis: The Impact of Concentrated Land Ownership, undated 

23 16

Draft- Chapter VIII, Land Ownership and Agriculture, undated 

24 1

Draft- Chapter VIII, Land Ownership and Agriculture [corrected], 1980-1981 

24 2

Draft- Energy Section, 1980 

24 3

Draft- Chapter IX, Energy and the Land in Appalachia, undated 

24 4-5

Draft- Chapter X, 1981 

24 6

Draft- Housing Chapter, 1980 

24 7

Draft- Tax Chapter, undated 

24 8

Draft- Notes Section, 1980 

24 9

Draft- Recommendations Chapter, 1981 

24 10

Draft- Cumberland County, undated 

25 1

Draft- Tennessee Overview, 1980 

25 2

Follow-up Funding Proposal, 1979 

25 3

Draft- Chapter I and Summary, undated 

25 4

Draft Notes [Who Owns the Land? A Primer on Land Reform in the USA], 1980 

25 5

Draft- Chapter I and II Notes, undated 

25 6

Appalachian Regional Commission Critique of Impact Methodology, August 28, 1979 

25 7

Appalachian Regional Commission Land Study Methodology, undated 

25 8

Draft- Methodology, 1979-1980 

25 9-10

Draft- Methodology, Pre-Revision Copy, undated 

25 11

Phase I Report of Appalachian Regional Commission Proposal, 1978-1979 

25 12

Subseries C: Revised Version, 1980, undated 

  Box Folder

Corrections, undated 

26 1

Land Study Preface, Revised Draft, undated 

26 2

Chapters II-IV Revised Draft, undated 

26 3

Chapter IV Revised Draft, undated 

26 4

Economic Development Draft, undated 

26 5

Economic Development Draft, Copy #2, undated 

26 6

Economic Development Draft, Original, undated 

26 7

Energy Chapter Revision, 1980 

26 8

Last Chapter Revision, undated 

26 9

Methodology Appendix Revision, undated 

26 10

Impact Methodology Revision, undated 

26 11

Alabama State Report Revision, undated 

26 12

Follow-up, undated 

26 13

Subseries D: Typed Manuscripts, November 1980 

  Box Folder

Alabama Manuscript- Volume II, November 1980 

27 1-2

Kentucky Manuscript- Volume III, November 1980 

27 3-4

Kentucky Bound Manuscript [bound], November 1980 

27 5

North Carolina Manuscript- Volume IV, November 1980 

27 6-7

Tennessee Manuscript- Volume V, November 1980 

28 1-2

Virginia Manuscript- Volume VI, November 1980 

28 3-5

West Virginia Manuscript- Volume VII, November 1980 

28 6

West Virginia Manuscript- Volume VII, November 1980 

29 1-3

Subseries E: Completed Versions, 1983-1984, undated 

  Box Folder

Who Owns Appalachia? edited, 1984, undated 

30 1-4

Landownership in Appalachia, page proofs, 1983 

30 5-6

Landownership in Appalachia, corrected page proofs, 1980-1983, undated 

31 1-6
,

Series IV: Data Records, 1979-1980, undated 

Series Description

Series IV: Data Records consists of grid data concerning land ownership in Appalachian Counties as well as notebooks of computer data sheets comprised of the land ownership data. It is divided into two subseries. Subseries A: Grid Records contains land data organized on a grid format. Each land entry contains information regarding the acreage, monetary value, and ownership. States represented include Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Subseries B: Computer Notebooks contains data computed by Appalachian State University Sociological professor Dr. Michael Wise. The data collected in these computer notebooks originated from grid records located in Subseries A.

Subseries A: Grid Records, undated 

  Box Folder

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 1, undated 

32 1

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 2, undated 

32 2

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 3, undated 

32 3

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 4, undated 

32 4

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 5, undated 

32 5

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 6, undated 

32 6

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 8, undated 

32 7

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 9, undated 

32 8

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 10, undated 

32 9

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 11, undated 

32 10

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 12, undated 

32 11

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 13 [Jackson County], undated 

32 12

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 14 [DeKalb County], undated 

32 13

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 15 [Cherokee County], undated 

32 14

Ownership Grid- State: 1 [Alabama], County: 16 [Cleburne County], undated 

32 15

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 1, undated 

33 1

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 2, undated 

33 2

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 3 [Floyd], undated 

33 3

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 4, undated 

33 4

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 5, undated 

33 5

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 6 [Perry], undated 

33 6

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 7 [Knott], undated 

33 7

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 8, undated 

33 8

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 9 [Knox], undated 

33 9

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 10, undated 

33 10

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 11, undated 

33 11

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 12, undated 

33 12

Ownership Grid- State: 2 [Kentucky], County: 1-12, undated 

33 13

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 1, undated 

33 14

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 2, undated 

33 15

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 3, undated 

33 16

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 4, undated 

33 17

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 6, undated 

33 18

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 7, undated 

33 19

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 8, undated 

33 20

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 9, undated 

33 21

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 10, undated 

33 22

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 11, undated 

33 23

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 12, undated 

33 24

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], Counties: 1-12, undated 

33 25

Ownership Grid- State: 3 [North Carolina], County: 6-9, 12, undated 

33 26

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], various counties, undated 

34 1

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 2, undated 

34 2

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 3, undated 

34 3

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 4, undated 

34 4

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 5, undated 

34 5

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 6, undated 

34 6

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 7, undated 

34 7

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 8, undated 

34 8

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 9, undated 

34 9

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 10, undated 

34 10

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 11, undated 

34 11

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 12, undated 

34 12

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 13, undated 

34 13

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 15, undated 

34 14

Ownership Grid- State: 4 [Tennessee], County: 16, undated 

34 15

Correspondence re: Scott and Russell Counties, Virginia, 1979 

35 1

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 1, undated 

35 2

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 2, undated 

35 3-4

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 3, undated 

35 5-6

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 4, undated 

35 7-8

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 5, undated 

35 9

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 6 [Russell], undated 

35 10

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 7 [Scott], undated 

35 11

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 9, undated 

36 1

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 6-9, additions, undated 

36 2

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 10 [Jefferson], undated 

36 3

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], County: 11, undated 

36 4

Ownership Grid- State: 5 [Virginia], Counties: 1-12, corrections, undated 

36 5

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 1 [Braxton], undated 

36 6

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 2 [Kanawha], undated 

36 7

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 3 [Lincoln], undated 

36 8

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 4 [Logan], undated 

36 9

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 5, undated 

36 10

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 6 [Marion], undated 

36 11

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 7 [Marshall], undated 

36 12

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 8 [Mineral], undated 

36 13

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 9 [Mingo], undated 

36 14

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 11 [Ohio], undated 

36 15

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 12 [Raleigh], undated 

36 16

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 13 [Randolph], undated 

36 17

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 14 [Summers], undated 

36 18

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 15 [Wayne], undated 

36 19

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], County: 16 [Jefferson], undated 

36 20

Ownership Grid- State: 6 [West Virginia], Counties: 1-16, undated 

36 21

Subseries B: Computer Notebooks, 1979-1980, undated 

  Box

Data sheets, 1979-1980 

37-40

Data sheets, 1979-1980 

41

Data punch cards for Mike Wise, undated 

42
,

Series V: Newspaper Clippings and Publications, 1972-1982, undated 

Series Description

Series V: Newspaper Clippings and Publications contains a collection of booklets, magazines, and newspaper articles. Booklets and magazines include Common Group Problems,  Council of the Southern Women,  Mexican American Education Study,  Vietnam: The Inside Story,  Who's Mining the Farm. Magazines include  Coal Patrol (1972),  Coal Field Defender (1978),  Mountain Life and Work (1979-1980),  Family Farm Monitor (1979),  40 Acres and a Mule (1979). Newspaper articles cover Appalachian counties related to the Survey and focus on land usage, strip mining, and various environmental and social topics.

  Box Folder

Booklets, undated 

43 1

Newsclippings, 1972, undated 

43 2

Newsclippings, 1978-1979 

43 3

Newsclippings, 1980 

43 4

Newsclippings 1981 

43 5-6

Newsclippings, 1982 

43 7
,

Series VI: Audio, 1979, undated 

Series Description

Series VI: Audio contains twenty audiocassettes and one reel-to-reel. The audiocassettes feature interviews of Ashe and Watauga County, North Carolina residents.

  Box Item

Side 1: Howard Jones, Central Ashe Lumber Company, Myra and Delores; Side 2: Gene Goss, Chief Deputy, Sheriff's Dept. [Ashe] [Tape #1], August 1979 

45 1

Side 1: Gene Goss, Chief Deputy/Sheriff's Office, Myra and Delores; Side 2: Janet Littleton, Parson's Realty [20 min.] [Tape #2], August 2, 1979 

45 2

Side 1: Charles Pritchard, Northwest Realty, Myra and Delores; Side 2: 10 min., August 2, 1979 

45 3

Side 1: Fred Colvard, Colvard Farms, Myra and Delores; Side 2: 10 min., August 6, 1979 

45 4
  Box Folder

Side 1: Shirley Wallace, Register of Deeds, Myra and Deloris, 10-15 min.; Side 2: Mike Houck, Russ Blevins, Ashe County Park, August 8, 1979 

45 5
  Box Item

Side 1: Frances Tucker, Social Services Director, Myra and Delores, 20 min.; Side 2: Stella Anderson, Skyland Past, 25 min., August 1979 

45 6

Side 1: S. C. Houck, W. Jefferson Police Sergeant, Myra and Deloris, 20 min.; Side 2: Tom King, Fleetwood Falls, 20-25 min., August 8, 1979 

45 7

Side 1: Clay Sheets, ASCS Manager, Mryra and Delores; Side 2: 20 min., August 9, 1979 

45 8

Side 1: Charlie Wright, Three Top Development, Myra and Delores, 20-25 min.; Bill Meek, W. Jeff Wood Products, 15 min., August 10, 1979 

45 9

Side 1: Dick Miller, County Manager, Myra and Deloris; Side 2: 15-20 min., August 14, 1979 

45 10

Side 1: Jim Allen, West Jefferson mayor, Myra and Delores, 20-25 min.; Side 2: Virginia Addington, Nursing Supervisor, Health Dept. [Tape #1], August 14, 1979 

45 11

Side 1: Mr. Bennett [Jim], Bennett Realty, Myra and Delores, 20 min.; Virginia Addington, Nursing Supervisor, Health Dept., 10-15 min. [Tape #2], August 14, 1979 

45 12

Side 1: Dr. Roger Jackson, Superintendent of Schools, Myra and Deloris, 25 min.; Side 2: Kay Leager, Mental Health Center [Tape #1], August 15, 1979 

45 13

Side 1: Richard Shepherd, Thomasville Furniture, Myra and Deloris, 25 min.; Side 2: Kay Leager Mental Health Center, 5-10 min. [Tape #2], August 15, 1979 

45 14

Side 1: Molly Gambill, Board of Education, Myra and Deloris, 20-25 min.; Side 2: [unlabeled], August 15, 1979 

45 15

Side 1: Jack Scott, Building Inspector, Myra and Deloris, 25 min.; Side 2: Bob McCoy, County Commissioner, 25 min., August 16, 1979 

45 16

Side 1: Lonnie Jones, Employment Security Commission, Myra and Deloris, 20 min.; Side 2: Ralph Reeves, Gates Rubber Company, Farmer Jeff Town Manager, 20 min., August 9, 1979 

45 17

Side 1: A. D. Goodman, Ashe resident, Myra and Deloris [Tape #1]; Side 2: All, August 16, 1979 

45 18

Side 1: A. D. Goodman, Ashe resident, Myra and Deloris, 15 min. [Tape #2]; Side 2: [unlabeled], August 16, 1979 

45 19

Side 1: Rex Dougherty, Chamber of Commerce, Myra and Delores; Side 2: 10 min., August 10,1979 

45 20

Unlabeled reel-to-reel, undated 

45 21
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Series VII: Oversize, 1936-1980, undated 

Series Description

Series VII: Oversize contains maps of the regions featured in the survey as well as posters and ephemera from events hosted by the Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force. There are several maps of locations within northwestern North Carolina, focused on the counties of Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes.

  Oversize

Maps, posters, and ephemera, 1978-1980, undated 

Folders 1-3
  Rolled Storage

Map focused on the property of Henry Moore, unidentified location, undated 

A4

Map, North Carolina Region D- Wilkes, Ashe, Watauga, and Avery Counties, undated 

A5

Sunrise Terrace, Blowing Rock, N. C., Property belonging to J. A. Moretz, et al, July 28, 1936 

A5