On March 20-22, 1964 graduate students from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and from several universities in the Appalachian region gathered for a conference on Appalachian development. They met with social scientists and public officials to evaluate the Report to the President by the Appalachian Regional Commission in mid-February (1964). Six commissions were formed on public welfare, manpower development, social overhead development, land and resource development, industrial development, and the organization of assistance.
In the weeks leading up to the conference, various materials totaling less than 1 cubic foot were gathered, either by the conference organizers or the library. This is the material being offered. It includes all materials other than those directly related to the conference, including newspaper and magazine clippings, addresses by public officials, brochures printed by federal, state, local and private organizations on a variety of issues related to Appalachia, offprints, maps, drafts of papers, etc. (From a June 5, 1996 email to Dr. Fred Hay, Appalachian Collection from Ben Primer, University Archivist, Princeton University)