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Jack E. Weller Papers,1965

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Jack E. Weller Papers




Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404

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Copyright has not been assigned to Berea College.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Jack E. Weller Papers, KYSX263-A, 1965Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.


.2 lin. ft.


Jack Weller, a native of Rochester, New York, was educated at the University of Rochester (B.A., 1945) and at Union Theological Seminary (B.D., 1948). After serving as a Presbyterian pastor in western New York, Weller came to West Virginia in 1952 as director (1952 - 1965) of the Presbyterian Church's West Virginia Mountain Project. YESTERDAY'S PEOPLE, based upon his experiences in West Virginia, is an examination of the character and development of the people of the southern mountains.

Scope and Content

Materials consist of typed manuscripts and galley proofs of Weller's YESTERDAY'S PEOPLE, published by the University Press of Kentucky and the Council of the Southern Mountains in 1965.

Materials consist of a typed manuscript copy of the book, a photocopy of a different draft, and galley proofs. Both the typescript and the photocopied draft are heavily emended, reflecting the extent of authorial and reader changes in the text.


  • Yesterday's People, by Jack E. Weller (book)
  • Appalachia -- Authors
  • Appalachia -- Culture
  • Clergy, Presbyterian
  • West Virginia -- Culture

User Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Related Material

KYSX253-A supplies further information on the collection of which this series is a part.Correspondence relating to the editing and publication of this book may be found in the records of the Council of the Southern Mountains, also present in Hutchins Library.

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