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Appalachian Consortium Collection

Identifier: SM 80-27

Content Description

The Appalachian Consortium was formed in 1971 "to preserve, perpetuate and protect the rich history and resources, both geophysical and human, of the Southern Appalachian region." Charter members of the Consortium are Appalachian State University, East Tennessee State University, Lees-McRae College, Mars Hill College, Western Carolina University, National Park Service, U.S. Forest, First Tennessee-Virginia Development District, and the Mountain Scenic Planning and Economic Development Commission. The Consortium has a full time director, a ten member Board of Directors, and a Board of Advisors. Financial support is provided by the member institutions and organizations.

The Consortium is the brainchild of W.H. Plemmons and Art DeRossier. Its major goal is to serve as the means of a cooperative effort by member institutions to further preservation and studies of Appalachia, present, past, and future.

The materials in this collection reflect Consortium activities from its inception through 1973. Minutes, programs, and correspondence are in the collection. Since the materials were collected by former WCU Librarian, Robert Balliot, the emphasis is on Consortium Library Committee activities. There is some budget information in the collection also.


  • Creation: 1957 - 1973

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States