Appalachian Poetry Project papers

Abstract

The Appalachian Poetry Project papers (dated 1974-1985; 4.5 cubic feet; 10 boxes) provide a thorough record of the activities of the Appalachian Poetry Project to recognize and develop Appalachian poets.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Appalachian Poetry Project papers
Date
1974-1985
Extent
4.5 Cubic feet
Subjects
Drafts.
Poets, American--20th century.
Arrangement
Organized into six series: Administrative records, Workshops, Related materials, Anthology, Poets, and Drafts.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
87m39: [identification of item], Appalachian Poetry Project papers, 1974-1975, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
In August, 1979, writer Gurney Norman, under the auspices of the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center, submitted a proposal to the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry to identify, recognize and nurture the poets of the central Appalachian region by organizing poetry workshops in regional communities and ultimately to publish a poetry anthology. The Foundation funded the project and in January 1980 the work began with poets George Ella Lyons and Bob Henry Baber acting as executive director and consulting director, respectively. The grant period ended in December 1980 and the project was never refunded. As of August 1987, the anthology had not been published.
Scope and Content
The Appalachian Poetry Project papers (dated 1974-1985; 4.5 cubic feet; 10 boxes) provide a thorough record of the activities of the Appalachian Poetry Project to recognize and develop Appalachian poets. Included are administrative records of the project, correspondence with many of the participating poets, typescripts of the poetry submitted for the anthology, and two drafts of the proposed volume entitled Contemporary Appalachian Poetry. Among the more than one hundred poets noted in the papers are Gurney Norman, George Ella Lyon, Bob Henry Baber, Lillie Chaffin, Fred Chappel, Lee Howard, Jane Wilson Joyce, Jeff Daniel Marion, Robert Morgan, Lee Pennington, Rita Quillen, Bettie Sellers, Bennie Lee Sinclair, and Jane Stuart.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Administrative records, 1979-1982

Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, Inc. general information, 1982

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Grant proposal, 1979

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Grant report, undated

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Correspondence, 1980

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Correspondence, 1981

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Correspondence, 1982

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Correspondence, Baber, 1979-1980

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Financial records, 1980

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Financial records, Baber, 1980

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Photograph of George Ella Lyon and Gurney Norman, circa 1980

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List of Appalachian Poetry Project participants (incomplete), undated

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Workshops, 1980

General information, 1980

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Johnson City, Tennessee, 1980 May 5 and 12

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Barbour County, West Virginia, 1980 May 17

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Boone, North Carolina, 1980 May 18

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Moundsville, West Virginia, 1980 May 24

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Cincinnati, Ohio, 1980 May 24

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Pipestem, West Virginia, 1980 May 24

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Morgantown, West Virginia, 1980 May 28

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Montreat, North Carolina, 1980 [May 23]

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Whitesburg, Kentucky, 1980 June 6-8

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 1980 June 7

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Berea, Kentucky, 1980 June 14

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Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, 1980 June 14

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Knoxville, Tennessee, 1980 June 14

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Logan County, West Virginia, 1980 June 21-22

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Williamson, West Virginia, 1980 June 21-22

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Berea, Kentucky, 1980 June 24

  • Box 2, Folder 17
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Harlan County, Kentucky, 1980 June 27-28

  • Box 2, Folder 18
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Poetry Reading, Charleston, West Virginia, 1980 September 7

  • Box 2, Folder 19
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Related materials, 1974-1985

Appalachian Studies Conference, 1980

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Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky, 1980

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APPALWOW, 1979

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Berea College, Appalachian Literature Workshop, 1975-1980

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Funding sources, 1980

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Highlander Center, New Market, Tennessee, 1981

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Hindman Writers Workshop, Hindman, Kentucky, 1980-1981

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC), 1975-1980

  • Box 3, Folder 8
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Strokes paste-up (published by SAWC in Richwood, Virginia, 1980), circa 1980

  • Box 3, Folder 9
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University of Kentucky Women Writers Conference, 1980

  • Box 3, Folder 10
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University of Kentucky Women Writers Conference, 1981

  • Box 3, Folder 11
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Benefit Concert, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1982 February 20

  • Box 3, Folder 12
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Bibliographies and articles, 1977-1985

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Anthology, circa 1980

Manuscripts lists, circa 1980

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Manuscripts for reconsideration, circa 1980

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Manuscripts returned, circa

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Children's poems (by children), circa 1980

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Older poets, circa 1980

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Poets, undated

Amburgey, Gail, undated

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Anderson, Maggie, undated

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Baber, Bob Henry, undated

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Barks, Coleman, undated

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Barrett, Joseph, undated

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Bailone, Joe, undated

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Blake, Pamela, undated

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Blevins, Vivian, undated

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Bond, David, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 9
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Booth, Dave, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 10
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Bowman, John W., undated

  • Box 5, Folder 11
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Brown, Harry, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 12
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Burgess, Susan, undated

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Byer, Kathryn Stripling (see also Stripling, Kathryn), undated

  • Box 5, Folder 14
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Catron, Debra, undated

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Chaffin, Lillie D., undated

  • Box 5, Folder 16
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Chappel, Fred, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 17
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Coffman, Jane, undated

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Coleman, Mary Joan, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 19
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Colligan, Gretchen, undated

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Dafoe, Mark, undated

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Dixon, Samuel Edward, Jr., undated

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Dooley, David, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 23
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Dworsky, Nancy, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 24
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Ellison, George, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 25
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Folks, Jeffrey, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 26
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Frazier, Kitty, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 27
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Ginsberg, Sharon, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 28
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Goode, James, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 29
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Graves, Neil, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 30
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Gray, Pat, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 31
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Hague, Richard, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 32
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Hansel, Paulette, undated

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Harshman, Marc, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 34
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Hayes, Vicky, undated

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Henson, Mike, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 36
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Herman, Ira, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 37
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Hodge, Marion, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 37
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Holstein, Sherry, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 39
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Hortenstein, Virgie, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 40
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Howard, Lee, undated

  • Box 5, Folder 41
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Irwin, Robert T., undated

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Jacobs, Dolores, undated

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Jacobs, Lucky, undated

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Jarvis, David, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 4
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Jobe, Carey, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 5
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Joyce, Jane Wilson, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 6
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Joyce, Sheila, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 7
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Kammer, Jeanne, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 8
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Laska, P.J., undated

  • Box 6, Folder 9
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Long, Shirley, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 10
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Lyon, George Ella, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 11
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McDowell, Margaret, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 12
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McFee, Michael, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 13
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McKeown, Bonnie, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 14
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McKernan, John, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 15
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McMillan, Sam, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 16
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McNamara, Devon, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 17
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McNeill, Louise, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 18
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McNew, Alice, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 19
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Marcus, Adrienne, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 20
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Marion, Jeff Daniel, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 21
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Magers, Jean Ellen, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 22
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Mason, Greg, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 23
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Miller, Evelyn, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 24
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Miller, Jim Wayne, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 25
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Moore, Elizabeth Libba, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 26
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Moore, Janice Townley, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 27
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Morgan, Allan, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 28
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Morgan, Robert, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 29
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Narkevic, Donald, undated

  • Box 6, Folder 30
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Pennington, Lee, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 1
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Powell, Lynn, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 2
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Quillen, Rita, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 3
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Rasnic, Ben, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 4
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Richman, Larry, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 5
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Roberts, E. M., undated

  • Box 7, Folder 6
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Roney, Anne, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 7
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Ryan, Cheryl, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 8
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Sellers, Bettie, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 9
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Schnoll, Betsy, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 10
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Simpson, L., undated

  • Box 7, Folder 11
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Simpson, Nancy (Brantley), undated

  • Box 7, Folder 12
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Sinclair, Bennie Lee, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 13
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Smith, Barbara, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 14
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Smith, Castle Rock, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 15
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Smith, Dave, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 16
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Snyder, Bob, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 17
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Sommerville, Jane, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 18
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St. John, Charlotte, undated

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Stokely, Jim, undated

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Stripling, Kathryn (see also Byer, Kathryn Stripling), undated

  • Box 7, Folder 21
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Stuart, Jane, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 22
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Taus, Roger, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 23
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Ten, Steve Rasnic, undated

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Thomas, Julia M., undated

  • Box 7, Folder 25
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Timmerman, W.D., undated

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Venable, Norma, undated

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Weaver, John, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 28
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Weber, Betti-Ruth, undated

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Weber, Robert C., undated

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Wrenn, Tom, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 31
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Zuber, Isabel, undated

  • Box 7, Folder 32
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Drafts, circa 1980

Early draft of Contemporary Appalachian Poetry, circa 1980

Poets A-C, circa 1980

  • Box 8, Folder 1
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Poets D-G, circa 1980

  • Box 8, Folder 2
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Poets H, circa 1980

  • Box 8, Folder 3
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Poets J-L, circa 1980

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Poets Mc, circa 1980

  • Box 8, Folder 5
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Poets M, circa 1980

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Poets N-R, circa 1980

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Poets S, circa 1980

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Poets T-Z, circa 1980

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Later draft of Contemporary Appalachian Poetry, circa 1980

Contents list and poets A-B, circa 1980

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Poets C-G, circa 1980

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Poets H, circa 1980

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Poets J-L, circa 1980

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Poets Mc-N, circa 1980

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Poets O-S, circa 1980

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Poets T-Z, circa 1980

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