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Katuah Journal records

Identifier: AC-870

Scope and Contents

The collection contains editorial information and planning files, drafts and copies of Katuah Journals, copies of other publications focused on the environment, and photographs from events related to the Journal. Also included are two reel-to-reel copies of a film about Katuah Journal.


  • 1980-2013, undated


The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research in the Dougherty Reading Room.

Historical note

Katuah Journal was started in 1983 and the last issue was published in 1993. It was a quarterly publication devoted to the bioregion of former Cherokee land in Appalachia.

Thomas Rain Crowe was the founding editor of the Katuah Journal. He has also published 12 other books of original and translated works. Crowe has won many awards for his writing including the Ragan Old North State award for the best book of Non-Fiction, and the Southern Environmental Law Center's Philip Reed Memorial Award for outstanding writing about the southern environment. Crowe focused on Appalachian community and environment in many of his works.


30.5 Linear Feet ((21 manuscript boxes, 6 flat boxes, 1 large flat box, 1 compact disc box, 1 record box, 1 rolled storage) )


The records cover the production history of the Katuah Journal. Contained within the records are correspondence, publication information, article submissions, and financial information. The editorial layouts for issues 12 through 39 are included as are a full run of the Journal spanning nearly a decade. Also included are photographs of events related to the Journal and a film on the publication.


The collection is arranged into five series. The folder names are all retained from the originals used by the Katuah Journal.

Series I: Editorial is arranged alphabetically.

Series II: Katuah Journals holds copies of a full run of the published journals arranged chronologically, followed by editorial copies arranged chronologically by issue.

Series III: Other Publications is arranged alphabetically.

Series IV: Audiovisual holds photographs arranged alphabetically followed by two reels of the Katuah Journal film.

Series V: Artifacts is arranged by item.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was donated by Robert Messick, May 30, 2014.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Claire Stamper and Trevor McKenzie, March 2015.

Claire Stamper and Trevor McKenzie, March 2015.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository