Guide to the Tomorrow's People Report, October 24, 1970 - October 25, 1970

Summary Information

Title: Tomorrow's People Report, October 24, 1970 - October 25, 1970
Collection: AC.207
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Tomorrow's People Report is a 28 page report generated by the 1970 Conference on Appalachian Studies, sponsored by the Education and Youth Commissions of the Council of the Southern Mountains.

Creator: Kepecs, Mary

Biographical/Historical Note

Tomorrow's People Report was compiled by the secretary Mary Kepecs of the National Education Association. This conference was held to discuss education in the Appalachian Region. In the report, she listed the participants and panel presentations as well as wrote minutes and overviews of the conference events. This conference was one of the early meetings which led to the creation of the Appalachian Studies Association.

Scope and Contents

Tomorrow's People Report is a 28 page report generated by the 1970 Conference on Appalachian Studies, sponsored by the Education and Youth Commissions of the Council of the Southern Mountains.

Arrangement

This collection's original organization is maintained.

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

Sandra Ballard donated this collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection on 31 October 2003. Dr. Ballard obtained this document from Bill Best, who chaired the conference meeting. The accession number is AC.2003.046. This collection was opened to the public on November 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, November 2003. Encoded by Kathryn Staley, July 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.207: Tomorrow's People Report, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

                   
Collection 207. Tomorrow's People Report. (1970)
Tomorrow's People Report contains the entire 28 page report, Tomorrow's People, written by Mary Kepecs, original order. This report corresponds to the 1970 Conference on Appalachian Studies, sponsored by the Education and Youth Commissions of the Council of the Southern Mountains. This conference was held in Wise, Virginia on 24-25 October 1970 and contained a mixture of academics and activists.
The document contains an overview of the conference, a list of over 100 participants with their addresses and associated organizations, agenda, minutes, list of area lodging and directions, summary of conference proceedings. Included are references to a proposal to the Appalachian Regional Commission for a series of public school and college level Appalachian Studies courses, an overview of the Council of the Southern Mountains' Education Commission activities, and suggestions from the Youth and Research Commissions. One page includes unattributed quotes, some which compare Black Studies to Appalachian Studies, others that focus on education in the Appalachian Region in general.
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1   Tomorrow's People Report.