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 Too Few Tomorrows: Urban Appalachians in the 1980's

Between the 1940s and 1970s, approxiately three million people left the Appalachian mountains in search of jobs in Midwest urban areas, such as Cincinnati, Chicago, and Detroit. Unfortunately, about a third of these people were forced into a life of long-term underclass dwellers. Struggling with questions of identity, rootlessness, and cultural negation, these people were given the name of “urban Appalachians.” Published in 1987, Too Few Tomorrows addresses some of the pressing questions regarding urban Appalachians and their story of migration to city life.

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Appalachian State University Annual Reports: A Report to President Friday and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina by Chancellor John E. Thomas, for the Academic Year July 1, 1983 to June 30, 1984

In 1983 the BA in Social Studies was eradicated and replaced by more expansive programs in anthropology, political science, and sociology with multiple foci. The International Education Office added programs in Seoul, and offered seven study abroad programs. Computer resources on campus were expanded. The library accomplished major steps towards moving to an automated library system.

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This diary contains daily entries by Andrew Jackson Greene on a range of subjects such as weather, church, school, community events, and travel. The diary contains entries from August 26 through November 13, 1921. Greene travels to a multitude of places throughout this diary some of these places include, Willowdale, Boone, Mabel, Zionville, Deep Gap, Cove Creek, and Elizabethton, Tennessee.

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This is a diary kept by Andrew Jackson Greene from November 7, 1924 through February 18, 1925. He includes information about special visitors for chapel, such as Dr. Johnson from Elon College, as well as information about his daily activities. For example, Greene frequently recorded visits with Ralph Bingham, John Dugger, and many more. He also writes about his work at Appalachian Training School. He teaches sociology, and Latin. In addition to writing about his classes, he frequently writes about the school’s basketball games.

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