Volunteer Organizations in Appalachia

Scope: 

This pathfinder should serve as a guide to the literature on volunteer organizations that have worked in Appalachia such as the Appalachia Volunteers, Volunteers in Service to America, and others.

Introductory Text: 

Kiffmeyer, Thomas J. "From Self-Help to Sedition: The Appalachian Volunteers in Eastern Kentucky, 1964-1970." Journal of Southern History 64, no. 1 (1998): 65-94.

Library of Congress Subject Headings: 

Highly Relevant:

  • Volunteers (May Subdivide Geographically)
  • Voluntarism (May Subdivide Geographically)

Also Relevant:

  • Volunteer Workers In Community Development (May Subdivide Geographically)
  • Volunteer Workers In Government (May Subdivide Geographically)
  • Volunteer Workers In Social Service (May Subdivide Geographically)
  • - Training Of (May Subdivide Geographically)
  • - United States More General: Associations, Institutions, Etc. (May Subdivide Geographically)

More General:

  • Associations, Institutions, Etc. (May Subdivide Geographically)
Clipping Files Subject Headings - W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection: 

Highly Relevant:

  • Poverty
  • Poverty Workers

Also Relevant:

  • Appalachia - Social Programs
  • Appalachian Regional Development Program
  • Regional Development
Library of Congress Call Numbers: 
  • HN 1-995
  • HN 49.V64
  • LB 2832-2844.1
  • LB 2844.1.V6
Books: 

Commission on Religion in Appalachia. An Appalachian Volunteer Experience. Knoxville, TN: Commission on Religion in Appalachia, 1990. ASU SPEC APP COLL HN49.V64 A65 1990

Gaventa, John, Barbara E. Smith, and Alex W. Willingham. Communities in Economic Crisis: Appalachia and the South. Labor and social change. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990. ASU SPEC APP COLL HC107.A127 C65 1990 See chapters 9, 18, and 21 in particular.

Kiffmeyer, Thomas. Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008. ASU SPEC APP COLL HN79.A127 K45 2008

Lerman, Hilary. Power to the People: Community Organizing in Southeastern Ohio, 1969-1973. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Miami University, Dept. of History, 1997, 1998. ASU SPEC APP COLL F496.2 .L47 1997

Williams, John Alexander. Appalachia: A History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. ASU SPEC APP COLL F106 .W68 2002 See the index for Appalachian Volunteers, VISTA, Poverty Volunteers, and War on Poverty.

Guides, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries: 

Becker, Jane S. "Craft Revival." 853-854; Dwight B. Billings. "Welfare and Poverty." 236-237; Kathy A. Campbell et al. "Christian Service Groups." 159-161; Clara Hasbrouck. "Broadside Television." 1696; Craig B. Howley. "War on Poverty." 1624-1625; James Thibeault. "Cabin Creek Quilts." 786. In Encyclopedia of Appalachia, edited by Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006. ASU SPEC APP COLL F106 .E53 2006 See the index for Appalachian Volunteers and VISTA.

Hilenski, Ferdinand Alexi. "Broadside TV." 63-66. In An Encyclopedia of East Tennessee, edited by Jim Stokely and Jeff D. Johnson. Oak Ridge, Tenn: Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 1981. ASU SPEC APP COLL F442.1 .E53 See the index for Volunteers in Service to America.

Glen, John M. "Highlander Research and Education Center." 424-425. In The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture, edited by Carroll Van West. Nashville, Tenn: Tennessee Historical Society, 1998 ASU SPEC APP COLL F436 .T525 1998 See the index for Poor People's Campaign 1968.

Wilson, Charles Reagan. "Poverty." 1405-1409. In the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, edited by Charles Reagan Wilson and William R. Ferris. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989. ASU SPEC APP COLL OVSZ F209 .E53 1989 See the index for Appalachia and Poverty.

Bibliographies: 

Burch, John R. The Bibliography of Appalachia: More Than 4,700 Books, Articles, Monographs and Dissertations, Topically Arranged and Indexed. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2009. ASU SPEC APP COLL Z1251.A7 B87 2009 See the index for Appalachian Volunteers, Poor People's Campaign, Poverty, and VISTA.

Miller, Julia V. Guide to the Records of the Appalachian Volunteers, 1963-1970. Berea, KY: Special Collections, Hutchins Library, Berea College, 1978. ASU SPEC APP COLL Z1251.A7 M5

Ross, Charlotte T. Bibliography of Southern Appalachia: A Publication of the Appalachian Consortium, Inc. Boone, N.C.: Distributed by Appalachian Consortium Press, 1976. ASU SPEC APP COLL Z1251.A7 B5x See the subject index for VISTA Volunteers, Appalachian Volunteers, Poverty, Poverty-App, and Poverty-KY.

West Virginia University. Appalachian Bibliography. Morgantown, W. VA: West Virginia University Library, 1980. ASU SPEC APP COLL Z1251.A7 A6 1980 See the index for Volunteers in Service to America, Appalachian Volunteers, Appal Corps, and Poverty.

Abstracts and Indices: 

America: History and Life. This resource is available through the ASU library's website. Search parameters should include Appalachia, Volunteers in Service to America, Appalachian Volunteers, Volunteers, Voluntarism, War on Poverty, and any specific state.

JSTOR. This resource is available through the ASU library's website. Use the advanced search option, and use the following search terms: war on poverty; Appalachia; volunteers, voluntarism, VISTA, Appalachian Volunteers.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers. This is an excellent resource for newspaper articles on voluntarism in Appalachia that cannot be found in the W. L. Eury Special Collection's Clippings File. Search for voluntarism, VISTA, Appalachian Volunteers and other organizations in conjunction with Appalachia or specific states. This resource can be found on the ASU library's website.

Sociological Abstracts. This resource can be found on the ASU library's website. Search parameters should be the same as for previous abstracts/indices.

Journals: 

Journal of Appalachian Studies. Morgantown, WV: Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University for the Appalachian Studies Association, Semiannual, 1995-present. ASU SPEC APP COLL F106.J74.

Journal of Southern History. Baton Rouge, LA: Southern Historical Association, Quarterly, 1935-present. ASU WEB ACCESS through the library's website.

Compiled by: 

Compiler: Ian Willms, 3 November 2009

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