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Appalachia Research Project Records,1966-1968

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Appalachia Research Project Records




Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404

Conditions Governing Access note

Copyright has not been assigned to Berea College.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Appalachia Research Project Records, KYSX221-A, 1966-1968Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.


5.2 lin. ft.


The Project was a two-year study funded by the United Presbyterian Church in the United States and the Presbyterian Church in the United States, conducted by members of the faculty of Western Kentucky University, and directed by WKU Sociology professor Hart W. Nelson. Its purpose was to collect sociological data on Appalachian Presbyterians through survey interviews with parishioners, ministers, clerks of sessions, church school superintendents, and teachers.

Scope and Content

Materials consist of project reports, raw data, and related materials which detail this survey of Presbyterians in the Appalachian states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Materials provide documentation of Project survey methods and data and include printed WKU Research Reports which incorporate survey data in their analyses; coding instructions which detail the structure of the survey and include samples of forms employed; IBM cards, presumably used for data analyses; completed interview schedules for each of the states except North Carolina; and miscellaneous reprints of publications explaining sampling and methods of statistical analysis.


  • West Virginia -- Surveys, social
  • Appalachia -- Religion
  • Appalachia -- Presbyterians
  • Clergy, Presbyterian -- Appalachia
  • Presbyterians -- Tennessee
  • Presbyterians -- Virginia
  • Presbyterians -- West Virginia
  • Presbyterians -- North Carolina
  • Tennessee -- Surveys, social
  • North Carolina -- Surveys, social
  • Appalachia -- Surveys, social
  • Virginia -- Surveys, social

User Restrictions

A portion of the IBM cards may not be used for reproduction of analysis except by permission of Professor Hart M. Nelson.

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