Guide to the Council on Appalachian Women Records, 1976-1981, undated

Summary Information

Title: Council on Appalachian Women Records, 1976-1981, undated
Collection: AC.185
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Council on Appalachian Women Records contains records related to the activities of the Council on Appalachian Women (CAW) activities.

Creator: Council of Appalachian Women

Biographical/Historical Note

The Council on Appalachian Women (1976-1980) was organized after the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Program met Appalachian State University in 1976. Thirty-five participants formed the non-profit organization to work towards education, services, and research of women for the thirteen states of Appalachia. Sharon Lord spearheaded its creation. Organizational offices were in Mars Hill, North Carolina and in 1977, the organization was incorporated as the Council on Appalachian Women. In 1979, CAW received a three year $54,630 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. A primary project was a series of educational forums held in western North Carolina between 1978 and 1980. In 1981, offices closed due to lack of funding and the records were transferred to the official Repository at Archives of Appalachia at ETSU.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Agendas, Appalachian Women Magazine, Minutes, Newsletters, Memorandum, Organizational info (Bylaws, Guidelines, Membership Application), Report of Nomination Committee, Miscellaneous; Meeting Programs, Meeting Registration Forms, News Releases, Reports.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by type.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research without restrictions in the Dougherty Reading Room.

Acquisitions Information

Cratis Williams and Patricia Beaver donated this collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection on 20 September 1984. The accession number is RCA. The original arrangement of the collection was originally made by a cataloger Deborah Bell after 1994. Kathryn Staley adapted this arrangement and processed the collection in 2002. This collection was opened to the public on 25 February 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, Kathryn Staley, 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley and Rachel "Critter" Critzer, 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.185: Council on Appalachian Women Records, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List


Agendas, 1978-1980 Box 1.1
Board of Directors Meeting Box 1.1
General Meeting Box 1.1
Miscellaneous Box 1.1
Appalachian Women, 1979 Box 1.1
Appalachian Women, 1980-1981 Box 1.2
By-Laws and Procedures, 1978-1979, n.d. Box 1.2
Memorandum, 1976 Box 1.2
Memorandum, 1976-1979 Box 1.3
Memorandum, 1979-1980, n.d. Box 1.4
Minutes, 1978-1979, n.d. Box 1.4
Newsletters, 1979 Box 1.5
Newsletters, 1979-1980 Box 1.5
 Organizational Papers, 1976-1980, n.d. [includes bibliography] Box 1.5
Organizational Papers, n.d. Box 1.6
Miscellaneous Box 1.6