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Conference on Appalachian Development papers

Identifier: AC-857

Scope and Contents

These papers and reports came from the March 1964 Conference on Appalachian Development, during which the Report to the President from the Appalachian Regional Commission was discussed,resulting with the formation of six commissions to further develop ideas and strategies to aid Appalachian people and economy.


  • Creation: circa 1957-1964, undated


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Historical Note

On March 20-22, 1964 graduate students from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and from several universities in the Appalachian region gathered for a conference on Appalachian development. They met with social scientists and public officials to evaluate the Report to the President by the Appalachian Regional Commission in mid-February (1964). Six commissions were formed on public welfare, manpower development, social overhead development, land and resource development, industrial development, and the organization of assistance.

In the weeks leading up to the conference, various materials totaling less than 1 cubic foot were gathered, either by the conference organizers or the library. This is the material being offered. It includes all materials other than those directly related to the conference, including newspaper and magazine clippings, addresses by public officials, brochures printed by federal, state, local and private organizations on a variety of issues related to Appalachia, offprints, maps, drafts of papers, etc. (From a June 5, 1996 email to Dr. Fred Hay, Appalachian Collection from Ben Primer, University Archivist, Princeton University)


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


This collection consists of papers, reports, booklets, maps, and articles on the Conference on Appalachian Development, held by the graduate students of Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University in March 1964, meeting along with social scientists and public officials to evaluate the Report to the President by the Appalachian Regional Commission.


The papers were sorted by relativity and date, with oversize maps and papers with booklets and brochures house in an oversized flat box. Other papers are sorted per type and filed chronologically.

Acquisitions Information

The collection came from Ben Primer, University Archivist of Princeton University in 1996. No accession number is associated with the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, March 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

AC.857: Conference on Appalachian Development Papers, circa 1957-1964, undated
Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository