Appalachian Volunteers, Internal Dissension Records,1967-1969

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Appalachian Volunteers, Internal Dissension Records,1967-1969
Appalachian Volunteers
.8 lin. ft.
Vietnam War -- Social protest
Appalachia -- Social protest
Appalachia -- Community development
Appalachia -- Social action
War on Poverty
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Berea College

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
These relate to the 1967 sedition charge brought against Appalachian Volunteers staff member Joseph Mulloy by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Included is correspondence relating to Mulloy's firing over his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War, subsequent protests of other staff persons, and the establishment of the Joseph Mulloy Defense Fund. Also present are evaluation reports made on the Volunteers at that time by the Office of Economic Opportunity and others; information concerning the Volunteers suit against OEO for the latter's withdrawal of funds; and newsclippings from local and national papers on the sedition case, general Volunteers activities, and subsequent funding reductions.
Materials are particularly evocative of the politicized atmosphere of the late 1960s, both in the context of War on Poverty and community development programs administered by the Volunteers and that of the power structures of affected communities and states (Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee).
Unpublished inventory/register.