Guide to the Al Fritsch Poem, undated

Summary Information

Title: Al Fritsch Poem, undated
Collection: AC.562
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a poem written by Al Fritsch, entitled 'Winter Riders'. No other information is given.

Creator: Fritsch, Al

Biographical/Historical Note

Al Fritsch was born in the tobacco belt of Kentucky, the son of tobacco growers. He attended Xavier University and then entered the Society of Jesus. He earned a doctorate in chemistry at Fordham. He co-founded the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C. and then created and directed Appalachia -- Science in the Public Interest, an appropriate technology/nature center in Kentucky. He has written numerous books and maintains a web site, http//, where he publishes daily reflections. In recent years he has been involved in pastoral work in Kentucky.

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This poem "Winter Riders" was published on his Daily Reflections January 6, 2010, per the Earth Healing website.

Scope and Contents

This collection is made of a poem "Winter Riders" by Al Fritsch. The poem is accompanied on the page with a black and white drawing of a woman and child sitted amongst trees.


This is a single-item collection.

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

The origin of this collection is unknown. Accession number is AC.2002.003.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed 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.562, Al Fritsch Poem, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Poem, undated ACSC_Box 16.27