Berea College -- Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Appalachian Studies/Center Committee
Identifier: RG 10-10.19
Abstract The Appalachian Studies/Center Committee, also known as the Committee to Review the Appalachian Commitment, was appointed in 1987 by President John Stephenson to advise on matters relating to the activities of the Appalachian Center and the Appalachian academic program at Berea. The committee, however, was also charged with the task of conducting a comprehensive review of Berea's Appalachian commitment with a view to making recommendations that would become part of the long-range planning...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1987-1989
Celebration of Traditional Music Recordings, 1974-
Identifier: RG 06-6.12.5 R
Berea College's Celebration of Traditional Music is an annual event striving to represent homemade music passed on from person to person in the Appalachian Region and the musicians who play it.
Dates: Created: 1974-2018
John Bell Stephenson Papers, 1984-1994
Identifier: RG 03-3.07
Abstract John Bell Stephenson (1937-1994) was born in Staunton, Virginia, to Louis Stephenson and Edna Moles Stephenson. Stephenson earned a B.A. in sociology in 1959 from the College of William and Mary and his M.A. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1961. From 1961 until 1964 hetaught at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where he met and married his colleague Jane Ellen Baucom. During his time in Banner Elk, John Stephenson developed a passion to...
Dates: Created: 1984 - 1994
Warren Brunner Photography Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0167 SAA 169
Abstract Warren Brunner (1928 - ) is a professional photographer known for his portraits of the Appalachian people and region. A native of Wisconsin, Brunner took his first photography job at age sixteen with the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, leading to an apprenticeship with a Master Photographer and studies at the Winona Institute of Photography in Indiana. Brunner moved to Berea in 1954 to operate a photography studio owned by Mrs. Mattson, which he then took ownership of in 1960. Brunner has...
Dates: Created: 1953-2015
Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. Papers
Identifier: RG 03-3.06
Abstract Dr. Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. was the sixth president of Berea College, serving from 1967–1984. Born in western North Carolina in 1916, Weatherford earned his B.A. at Vanderbilt in 1937 and his B.D. from Yale in 1940. Weatherford went on to earn his M.A. (1943) and Ph.D. (1952) in Economics from Harvard and taught economics at Swarthmore from 1948 until 1964. Weatherford became a dean at Carleton College in 1965. In addition to his scholarly work, Weatherford served in Europe and Africa...
Dates: Created: 1966-1996