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Appalachian Region Oral Histories in the Berea Sound Archives

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These collections contain audio and / or video content available in the Berea Sound Archives or the Digital Archives (Berea College). Click on the collection title for more information, a complete list of collection materials, and links to the digitized content.

Disputanta Oral History Collection, 1978-1979
Audio recorded interviews that document the history of the Disputanta community in northern Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
Appalachian Volunteers Oral History Collection, 1982
Audio recorded interviews with former Appalachian Volunteer workers who were assigned to West Virginia between 1964 and 1967, and then settled in the area after their service ended.
Voices From the Sixties Oral History Collection
Audio recorded interviews of Kentucky and West Virginia community organizers, politicians, journalists, and scholars related to federal government funded anti-poverty programs in the 1960s and 1970s.
Council of the Southern Mountains Oral History Collection
Audio recorded interviews with transcripts relating to the social reform efforts of the Council of the Southern Mountains (CSM) during the period 1970-1989. Interviewees include the former CSM executive director, other staff, board members, and elected officers.