A Guide to the Appalachian Student Organizing Committee Collection, 1964-1975 Appalachian Student Organizing Committee Collection RG 31/14/10

Appalachian Student Organizing Committee Collection, 1964-1975

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Collection Number RG 31/14/10


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 31/14/10
Title
Appalachian Student Organizing Committee Collection, 1964-1975 (Bulk, 1971-1974)
Physical Characteristics
12.4 cu. ft. 10 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Language
English
Abstract
The Appalachian Student Organizing Committee (or Appalachian Student Committee) was an approved student organization at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the early 1970s. The collection consists primarily of the papers of David Tice and Allan Cox, student organizers of the Appalachian Student Organizing Committee. Materials include correspondence, clippings files, small-press and local publications on Appalachian issues, petitions, and notes and drafts. The materials in the collection deal with various topics, including strip mining and land use issues, poverty, health care and free clinics, coal mining and coal miners, strikes, local political races, issues at Virginia Tech, and the Vietnam War and other national and international issues.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Appalachian Student Organizing Committee Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Appalachian Student Organizing Committee Collection, RG 31/14/10, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in September 1989.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Appalachian Student Organizing Committee Collection was completed in May 2012.


Historical Note

The Appalachian Student Organizing Committee (or Appalachian Student Committee) was an approved student organization at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the early 1970s. The organizations' mission was to raise awareness about Appalachian issues and provide support for other grassroots organizations in the Appalachian region. The coordinators of the organization were David Tice and Allan Cox. David Tice was a member of the Class of 1974.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of the papers of David Tice and Allan Cox, student organizers of the Appalachian Student Organizing Committee. Materials include correspondence, clippings files, small-press and local publications on Appalachian issues, petitions, and notes and drafts. The materials in the collection deal with various topics, including strip mining and land use issues, poverty, health care and free clinics, coal mining and coal miners, strikes, local political races, issues at Virginia Tech, and the Vietnam War and other national and international issues. The collection also include materials from other organizations whose mission overlapped with that of the ASOC, these organizations include Operation Coal Mining and the Appalachian Regional Resource Committee.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series. Series I consists of records, correspondence, and subject files and is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. Series II consists of publications and is arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contents List

Records and subject files
  • Box-folder 1:1-2
    Agricultural Extension Project, 1964-1974 (Bulk, 1971-1974)
  • Box-folder 1:3
    "Appalachian Commonwealth" - Newsletter for the Appalachian Student Committee
  • Box-folder 1:7
    Appalachian Issues - Race and Racism, 1974
  • Box-folder 1:9
    Appalachian Peoples' Declarations (Appalachian Political Action Caucus), 1972
  • Box-folder 1:8
    Appalachian Movement Groups - directory, 1972
  • Box-folder 1:6
    Appalachian Issues - Oil, Energy, and Economic Development, 1967-1974
  • Box-folder 1:5
    Appalachian Issues - Education, 1967-1972
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Appalachian Issues - Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns, 1970-1973
  • Box-folder 1:10
    Appalachian Peoples' Free Clinic, 1971
  • Oversize 1
    Box-folder 1:11
    Appalachian Peoples' Service Organization, 1965-1974
  • Box-folder 1:12
    Appalachian Power Company, 1974
  • Box-folder 1:13
    Appalachian Regional Resource Center, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 1:14
    Appalachian Regional Resource Directory, 1973
  • Box-folder 1:15
    Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, Inc., 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 1:16
    Appalachian Resource Project (Tennessee), 1971-1972
  • Box-folder 1:17-19
    Appalachian Stripmining Information Service, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 1:20
    Appalachian Student Committee, 1974
  • Box-folder 1:21
    Appalachian Student Organizing Committee, undated
  • Box-folder 1:22
    Appalachian Student Organizing Committee - Conflicts with University Administration, 1970-1974
  • Box-folder 1:23
    Appalachian Student Organizing Committee, undated
  • Box-folder 1:24
    Appalachian Student Organizing Committee - Faculty Advisory Board, 1973
  • Box-folder 1:25
    Appalachian Student Organizing Committee - Fundraising, 1971-1974
  • Box-folder 1:26
    Appalachian Student Organizing Committee - Student Lists by Department,
  • Box-folder 1:29
    Appalachian Studies, undated
  • Box-folder 1:28
    Appalachian Support Committee - Richmond, 1972
  • Box-folder 1:29
    Attica Brigade, 1974, undated
  • Box-folder 1:30
    Bland County - Power Structure Studies, undated
  • Box-folder 1:32
    Blue Ridge Dams, 1975, undated
  • Box-folder 1:33
    Blue Ridge Project, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 1:34
    Boise Cascade - Corporate Information, 1972
  • Box-folder 1:35
    Bootleg Coal, undated
  • Box-folder 1:36-37
    Brookside - Harlan County, Kentucky, 1974
  • Box-folder 1:38
    Brown Lung, 1974
  • Box-folder 2:1-3
    Buffalo Creek - Man-made Disaster, 1972
  • Box-folder 2:4
    Campaign Continental, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 2:5
    Campus Christian Life Committee, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 2:6-7
    Chile and Central Intelligence Agency, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 2:8
    Coal Company Information, 1972, undated
  • Box-folder 2:9
    Coal Leasing, 1974
  • Box-folder 2:10
    Coal Mining, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 2:11
    Coal's Future, 1968, undated
  • Box-folder 2:12
    Communitas, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 2:13
    Community Action Group - Directory, undated
  • Box-folder 2:14
    Community Economic Development, 1972
  • Box-folder 2:15
    Community Free Clinic of Blacksburg, 1971-1972
  • Box-folder 2:16
    Oversize 1
    The Conference on Appalachian Struggle for Self-Government, March 3-5, 1972
  • Box-folder 2:17
    Conferences and Non-University Affiliated Organizations, 1970-1973
  • Box-folder 2:18
    Congress, undated
  • Box-folder 2:19
    Consumer Protection, 1974
  • Box-folder 2:20-22
    Council of the Southern Mountains, 1970-1974
  • Box-folder 2:23
    Cox, Allen, 1974
  • Box-folder 2:24
    Cox, Allen and Tice, David - Correspondence and Notes, 1972-1974, undated
  • Box-folder 2:25
    Cumberland, Kentucky - Mudslide, 1973
  • Box-folder 2:26
    Dickenson County, Virginia (see also: Pittston Company), 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 2:27
    Directory of Appalachian Resources - Forms, 1970, undated
  • Box-folder 2:28
    Dominion Bankshares Corporations, 1970-1972
  • Box-folder 2:29
    Dupont Dynasty and Niagra Falls Strike, undated
  • Box-folder 2:30
    Eastern Associated Coal Corporation, undated
  • Box-folder 2:31
    Economic Priorities Report, 1973
  • Box-folder 2:32
    Economic Report - Conglomerate Merger Performance: an Empirical Analysis of Nine Corporations, 1972
  • Box-folder 3:1-3
    Energy Crisis, 1973-1975
  • Box-folder 3:4
    Episcopal Diocese: Appalachian Division, 1973-1975
  • Box-folder 3:5
    Equity Life Insurance, 1973
  • Box-folder 3:6
    Extension News, 1971-1972
  • Box-folder 3:7
    Exxon, 1973
  • Box-folder 3:8
    Family Planning pamphlets, 1969-1972, undated
  • Box-folder 3:9
    Farah Strike, 1973
  • Box-folder 3:11
    Farm Labor and Unions, 1970-1973
  • Box-folder 3:12
    Flood Relief, 1972
  • Box-folder 3:13
    Floyd County - Power Structure Studies, 1973, undated
  • Box-folder 3:14
    FMC Chemicals, undated
  • Box-folder 3:15-16
    Forests and Appalachia, 1969-1974
  • Box-folder 3:17-18
    Forestry Service - Virginia Forested Land Ownership, 1964
  • Box-folder 3:19
    Forestry Student Group and Newsletter, 1973
  • Box-folder 3:20-21
    Free Clinics, 1971-1973
  • Box-folder 3:22
    Frontlash, 1971-1973
  • Box-folder 3:23
    Fuller, Fred H., 1973, undated
  • Box-folder 3:24
    Gasification of Coal, undated
  • Box-folder 3:25
    General Information, 1971
  • Box-folder 3:26
    Georgia-Pacific Corporations, 1971-1972
  • Box-folder 3:27
    Georgia Power Project, 1974
  • Box-folder 3:28
    Giant Earth Movers in Egypt Valley, 1972, undated
  • Box-folder 3:29
    Hahn Commission, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 4:1
    Health, 1973-1975
  • Box-folder 4:2
    Highlander Center, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 4:3
    Hightower Reprint - to be layed out, undated
  • Box-folder 4:4
    Housing/Property Ownership, 1970, undated
  • Box-folder 4:5
    Humble Oil, 1972
  • Box-folder 4:6
    Oversize 1
    Impeachment of President Nixon, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 4:7-8
    Information Received from Directory Replies, 1970-1972
  • Box-folder 4:9
    International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1974
  • Box-folder 4:10
    Island Creek Coal Company, undated
  • Box-folder 4:11
    Kahn, Si, 1973, undated
  • Box-folder 4:12
    Kennecott Copper Corporation, undated
  • Box-folder 4:13-14
    Labor, 1968-1974
  • Box-folder 4:15
    Land Use, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 4:16
    League for Industrial Democracy (LID), 1971-1974
  • Box-folder 4:17
    Land Reform, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 4:18
    Library Resources, 1973
  • Box-folder 4:19
    Mailing List and Directory Information, 1973
  • Box-folder 4:20
    Maine - Land Trusts, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 4:21
    Martin County, Kentucky, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 4:22-23
    May Day, 1971, undated
  • Box-folder 4:24
    McGovern, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 4:25
    Media, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 4:26
    Medical Issues and Health Insurance, undated
  • Box-folder 4:27
    Middle East Issues, 1973-1975
  • Box-folder 4:28
    Miners' Energy Strike, 1974
  • Box-folder 4:29
    Miners for Democracy, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 4:30
    Miners - Virginia, 1971-1974
  • Box-folder 4:31-32
    Oversize 1
    Mining - General, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 4:33; 5:1
    Mining - Health and Safety, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 5:2-3
    Mining vs. Society, 1971-1973
  • Box-folder 5:4
    Montgomery County- Power Structure Studies, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 5:5
    Music, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:6
    Mount Rogers Development Research, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 5:7
    Mount Rogers - Forest Service, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 5:8
    Mount Rogers - Funding, 1974
  • Box-folder 5:9
    Nashville, Tennessee, 1974
  • Box-folder 5:10
    Nationalized Mines, undated
  • Box-folder 5:11-13
    Native Americans - Correspondence and Pamphlets, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:14
    Office of Economic Opportunity - War on Poverty, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:15
    Organizations - Appalachian Advocacy, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:16
    Organizing, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 5:17
    Paid Bills, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 5:18-19
    People's Bicentennial, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 5:20
    Peoples Development Working Papers, undated
  • Box-folder 5:21
    Physicians Committee for Miners Health and Safety - Press Release of Dr. I.E. Buff, 1972
  • Box-folder 5:22
    Pikesville Hospital Strike, 1974
  • Box-folder 5:23
    Pittston Company - Annual Report, 1972
  • Box-folder 5:24-25
    Pittston Company - Stockholders Meeting, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 5:26
    A Preliminary Approach to the Measurement of the Local Impact of Merger Activity, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:27
    Prisons, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 5:28
    Radio Free People, 1971
  • Box-folder 5:29
    Regional Economic Development Commission, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:30
    Religion and Appalachia, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:31
    Resources Acquired, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 5:32
    Resource to be Received, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 5:33
    Responses - Appalachian Organizations Directory, undated
  • Box-folder 5:34
    Revenue Sharing, 1974
  • Box-folder 5:35
    Richlands Hospital Strike, 1973
  • Box-folder 5:36
    Right to Work, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 6:1
    Rockefeller, John D., 1971
  • Box-folder 6:2
    Role in Economy, undated
  • Box-folder 6:3
    Russo, Anthony J., undated
  • Box-folder 6:4
    Salaries of 1971 College Graduates Paid by Virginia Employers, 1971
  • Box-folder 6:5
    Save Our Kentucky, Inc., 1971
  • Box-folder 6:6
    Socialist Workers Party, 1972
  • Box-folder 6:7-8
    Social Responsibilities - Corporations, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 6:9
    South African Coal, 1974
  • Box-folder 6:10
    Southwest Virginia - Newsclippings, 1972, undated
  • Box-folder 6:11-12
    Speakers, 1971-1972
  • Box-folder 6:13
    Statements and Working File, 1971-1972
  • Box-folder 6:14-19
    Stripmining Information, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 6:20-21
    Stripmining - Legislation, 1972-1975
  • Box-folder 6:22
    Stripmining - Resistance, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 6:23
    Stripmining Study, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 6:24-25
    Stripmining - Virginia, 1972-1975
  • Box-folder 6:26
    Stripmining - West Virginia, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 7:1
    Student Organizations, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 7:2
    Taxation - Mineral Properties, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 7:3
    Technology vs. Culture, 1968-1973
  • Box-folder 7:4-6
    Tenants Union, 1971-1974
  • Box-folder 7:7
    Tennessee Valley Authority, 1970-1974
  • Box-folder 7:8
    Tenure, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 7:9
    Textile Workers Union of America - Radford FMC Plant, undated
  • Box-folder 7:10
    To Be Printed - Ready, 1973-1974
  • Oversize 1
    Box-folder 7:11
    Total Action Against Poverty - Roanoke Valley, 1973
  • Box-folder 7:12
    Tourism, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 7:13
    Truckers' Strike, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 7:14
    Union Carbide and Foote Mineral, 1972
  • Box-folder 7:15
    United Mineworkers of America - District 28 elections, 1973
  • Box-folder 7:16
    United States Steel Corporation - Annual Report, 1971
  • Box-folder 7:17
    United Steel Workers of America, undated
  • Box-folder 7:18
    University Employees, 1971-1974
  • Box-folder 7:19-20
    Vietnam, 1973-1975
  • Box-folder 7:21
    Virginia Advisory Legislative Council - Stripmining Committee and Citizens Committee on Stripmining, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 7:22
    Virginia Government, 1974, undated
  • Box-folder 7:23
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Appalachian Issues, 1972, undated
  • Box-folder 7:24
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Mining Engineering Department, 1972
  • Box-folder 7:25
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - News Service, 1972
  • Box-folder 7:26
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Research Division, 1972-1973
  • Box-folder 7:27-28
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - University Administration, 1970-1974
  • Box-folder 7:29
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Water Resource Center and Sea Grant, 1972-1974
  • Box-folder 7:30
    Voter Registration - Montgomery County, 1972
  • Box-folder 7:31
    Welfare, 1971-1973
  • Box-folder 7:32
    West, Don, undated
  • Box-folder 7:33
    World Population Problems, 1973
  • Box-folder 7:34
    Yippie News Service, undated
  • Box-folder 7:35-36
    Young Men's Christian Association - World Alliance - Participacion Mexico, 1972
  • Box-folder 7:37
    Young World Development, 1971-1973
  • Box-folder 8:1
    Youth Grants for the Humanities, 1972
  • Box-folder 8:2
    The Youth Project - Annual Report, 1974
Publications, articles, and pamphlets
  • Box-folder 8:3
    Action Power, 1974-1975
  • Box-folder 9:1
    AFL-CIO News, November 1974 - December 1974
  • Box-folder 8:4
    American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - pamphlets, 1974
  • Box-folder 8:5
    An analysis of stripmining methods and equipment selection, May 29, 1973
  • Box-folder 8:6
    Appalachia's People, Problems, and Alternatives, February 1972
  • Box-folder 8:7
    Appalachian Lookout, October 1969
  • Box-folder 8:8
    Appalachian Movement Press - pamphlets, 1973
  • Box-folder 8:9
    Appalachian News Service, 1974
  • Box-folder 8:10
    Appalachian Outlook, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 8:11
    Birth Control Handbook, 1970-1971
  • Oversize 1
    Catholic Committee of Appalachia, undated
  • Box-folder 9:2
    Coal Facts, January 28, 1972
  • Box-folder 8:12
    Coal Patrol, 1971-1973
  • Box-folder 9:3
    The Consortium Guide, Fall 1973
  • Oversize 1
    Box-folder 9:4
    Critical Mass, 1975
  • Box-folder 8:13
    "Energy Crisis in America," Congressional Quarterly, 1973
  • Box-folder 8:14
    The Corporate Examiner, 1973-1975
  • Box-folder 8:15
    The Cultivator's Handbook of Marijuana, 1970
  • Box-folder 8:16
    "People Speak Out on Stripmining," Council of the Southern Mountains, undated
  • Box-folder 8:17
    Energy, Economics, and Our Environments, undated
  • Box-folder 8:18
    Energy Reporter: Federal Energy Administration Citizen Newsletter, 1975
  • Box-folder 8:19
    Facing-up: Statistical Data on Virginia's Public Schools, January 1971
  • Box-folder 8:20
    "Facts About Coal in the United States," Environmental Policy Group, April 1974
  • Box-folder 8:21
    Feed Kids - Food News from the Childrens' Foundation, October 1974
  • Box-folder 9:5
    Fight Back, November 1973 - April 1974
  • Box-folder 8:22
    Forest Service and Appalachia, 1974
  • Box-folder 8:23
    Full-Tilt: A Community Broadside Magazine, Richmond, VA, 1973
  • Box-folder 9:6
    Grass Roots, April 1974
  • Box-folder 8:24
    Gulf Oilmanac, 1972
  • Box-folder 8:25
    The Hawkeye, May 1974
  • Box-folder 9:7
    Health Rights News, December 1971
  • Box-folder 8:26
    "Highway Program Shows Limited Progress Towards Increasing Accessibility to and through Appalachia," Report to Congress, May 21, 1971
  • Box-folder 8:27
    Journal of Current Social Issues, Spring 1974
  • Box-folder 8:28
    Latin America and Empire Report, 1973-1975
  • Box-folder 9:8
    Le Journal Jaune, October 1970
  • Box-folder 9:9
    Liberation News Service, 1969-1971
  • Box-folder 9:10
    Maine Land Advocate, December 1972 - April/May 1975
  • Box-folder 9:11
    Maine Times, October 1974 - December 1974
  • Box-folder 8:29
    "The March on Washington - 10 Years Later" by Bayard Rustin, undated
  • Box-folder 8:30
    Mid-Appalachian Environmental Service Newsletter, February 1973
  • Box-folder 9:12
    Miners Journal, March 1973
  • Box-folder 9:13
    The Miner's Voice, June 1970 - July/August 1972
  • Box-folder 8:31-33
    Monthly Review of Coal Mining and Quarrying, 1971-1975
  • Box-folder 8:34
    The Mountain Community, 1972-1975
  • Box-folder 10:1
    The Mountain Eagle, November 1971-January 1973
  • Box-folder 10:2
    Mountain Journal, November 1974 - January 1975
  • Box-folder 10:3
    Mountain Liberator, November 1971 - March 1972
  • Box-folder 8:35
    Mountain Life and Work, 1969-1972
  • Box-folder 10:4
    The Mountain Messenger, March 1972-April 1972; January 1974
  • Box-folder 10:5
    New World, September 1971 - May 1972
  • Box-folder 8:36
    Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers - National Oil Bargaining Policy, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 10:6
    The Operation Human Dignity Voice, October 30, 1972
  • Box-folder 10:7
    The Paper, May-June 1971
  • Box-folder 10:8
    The Paperworker, December 1974
  • Box-folder 8:37
    People's Appalachia 1972-1974,
  • Box-folder 10:9
    People's Bicentennial Commission - Common Sense, 1974; undated
  • Box-folder 10:10
    People and Land, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 10:11
    People and Taxes, 1974
  • Box-folder 8:38
    Publications and articles - Appalachia-related, 1971-72, undated
  • Box-folder 8:39
    Public Housing: An Economic Evaluation, March 1973
  • Box-folder 8:40
    Public Interest Letter, June 1974
  • Box-folder 10:12
    Quaker Service Bulletin, Winter 1973
  • Box-folder 10:13
    Shot Tower, December 1971
  • Box-folder 10:14
    The Southern Patriot, April 1970 - February 1975
  • Box-folder 8:41
    Understanding City Budgets, 1974
  • Box-folder 8:42
    Union Democracy Review, 1973-1974
  • Box-folder 10:15
    United Labor Action, October 1974; June-July 1975
  • Box-folder 8:43
    Up from Under: By, For, and About Women, 1971-1972
  • Box-folder 10:16
    Vantage Point, undated
  • Box-folder 8:44
    Virginia Minerals, May 1972
  • Box-folder 8:45
    Virginia State Department of Health - Major Activities, undated
  • Box-folder 10:17
    The Virginia Weekly, September 1970; April 1972
  • Box-folder 8:46
    What Mining Means to the United States, 1972
  • Box-folder 8:47
    Win, July 18, 1974
  • Box-folder 10:18
    Workers World, October 18, 1974
  • Box-folder 8:48
    Work Force - published by Vocations for Social Change, March-April 1973
  • Box-folder 8:49
    Young World Day Newsletter - Southeast, 1972-1973