Guide to the Appalachian Studies Association Conference Papers, 1979-1980

Summary Information

Title: Appalachian Studies Association Conference Papers, 1979-1980
Collection: AC.564
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of the agendas of the second and third annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Conference, the second one being in 1979 at Jackson'Mill State 4-H Camp, West Virginia, and the third being in 1980 at Johnson City, Tennessee.

Creator: Appalachian Studies Association

Biographical/Historical Note

1978 1st Appalachian Studies Conference held at Berea. Convener: Stephen Fisher


Address by Bob Scott, Federal Co-Chairman, Appalachian Regional Commission

1978 1st Appalachian Studies Conference held at Berea. Convener: Stephen Fisher
Theme: Where Do We Go From Here? John Gaventa, Archie Green and Jim Wayne Miller speak on Which Side Are We On? Opening the debate between the Activists and the Academic Scholars; Center for Appalachian Studies developed at Appalachian State University, Patricia Beaver, Director; Helen Lewis, Linda Johnson and Don Askins, Colonialism in Modern America, The Appalachian Case; Appalachian Consortium acted as office base for Appalachian Studies Conference and co-sponsored the conference; Henry Shapiro, Appalachia on our Mind: the Southern Mountains and Mountaineers in the American Consciousness, 1870-1920; Archives of Appalachia founded at ETSU, Richard M. Kesner, Director

1979 2nd Conference - Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp, West Virginia. Sharon Lord, Chairperson
Theme: Land Use - Leaving the Land and the Land Ownership Study featured. Gordon Ebersole spoke on Dams, Kilowatts and the Corps. Mike Kline sang songs about the land; 1st Appalachian Writers Workshop at Hindman; David Whisnant publishes Modernizing the Mountaineer

1980: 3rd Conference - Johnson City, Tennessee. Joan Moser, Chair. Theme: Appalachia America. More than 300 persons attended. Reception at Down Home Picking Parlor honoring Jim Wayne Miller and book publication: The Mountains Have Come Closer. Myles Horton and Helen Lewis present paper on The Roles of Transnational Corporations. Robert Higgs read Sut Lovingood: Appalachian Super Star; Appalachia/America, the first published proceedings of the Appalachian Studies Conference (3rd conference); Appalachian Land Ownership Study completed; John Gaventa, Power and Powerlessness; Appalachian Writers Association formed; First Appalachian Studies Proceedings published


Scope and Contents

The 1979 agenda is four pages of meeting times from March 16-18, 1979 in Jackson's Mill, West Virginia, along with its stated purpose.

The 1980 agenda is seven pages of meetings/times beginning March 21and running through March 23, 1980 at Johnson City, Tennessee D.P. Culp University Center.


The items are arranged chronologically.

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

These materials were found in a green folder in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collectin's storage closet in March 2002. Accession number is AC.2002.006.

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.564: Appalachian Studies Association Conference Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, 1979-1980 ACSC_Box 16.29