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Appalachian Alliance



The Appalachian Alliance was organized in the 1970s as a broad coalition of many grassroots organizations that worked on a variety of issues throughout the Appalachian region. One of its’ most notable projects was the study of Appalachian land ownership. Among the organizations forming a part of the alliance were Commission on Religion in Appalachia, Kentucky Fair Tax Coalition, Save Our Cumberland Mountains, and the Tennessee Hunger Coalition, among others. The alliance disbanded in the mid-1980s. Jim Sessions was secretary of the alliance at the time it ceased operations and maintained the records until donating these to the archives.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Appalachian Alliance Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0524

The collection is arranged into two series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1975-1983 and undated, and Series 2, Publications, 1977-1983.

Dates: 1975-1983

Bumpass Cove-Embreeville Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0108
Scope and Contents The Bumpass Cove-Embreeville Collection includes the materials community members accumulated to deal with a serious problem in their community. Included is information on organizations which dealt with environmental and health issues, as well as the involvement of these organizations with the community. Documents related to the establishment of the Bumpass Cove Citizens Group are contained in the collection, as is Roxy Wilson's scrapbook of newsclippings, which details the history of the...
Dates: 1971-1981

June M. Rostan Papers

 Collection — Other Boxes 1-4
Identifier: AppMs-0436

The collection is arranged into three series. Series 1, Personal Papers, 1975-1982; Series 2, Professional Papers, 1976-1994; Series 3, Audio Cassettes, undated.

Dates: 1975-1994

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Coal mines and mining 2
Corporation records 2
Scrapbooks 2
Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern 1
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Economic conditions 1