Participatory Archiving is the innovation that we strive to nurture with this website.  More voices lead to a richer story.  Click on the options below to learn more.

Share a Story

We encourage you to share your story, no matter how short or long.  You can upload text or links to your oral or video recording by clicking here.

All stories will be reviewed for common courtesies before they are posted.  The website is a part of the official SHC Archive and will be preserved in perpetuity.

Share a Profile

Compose a profile about yourself. The profile can be formal or informal, however you are comfortable writing it. Think about including a description of how you first learned about the Coalition, and why you joined; what kind of work you did while working with the Coalition, where, and for how long. And try to describe how the Coalition work affected your career and your life trajectory.

Then describe the work you are doing now (or did).

Suggested word count: 500-600 words. Include a picture if possible.

When you are ready, click here to upload your profile. 

Share Documents

Learn more about the archives at UNC and how the Coalition Archive fits in by clicking on the link above.

To contribute hardcopy documents, photos, and other ephemera to the Archive, contact Biff Hollingsworth, Collections and Outreach Archivist, at Biff can help sort through the possibilities with you along with the process for delivery and cataloging your documents.

Share News

The coalition publishes an email newsletter about once a month. The subscription is free and easy. You can unsubscribe anytime.

To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the link above or here:

To share news for the newsletter, contact Margaret Ecker at

Share Contact Information

Based on year-end reports in the Archive at Vanderbilt, we created a spreadsheet of all former Coalition participants.  The spreadsheet is color coded.  For names highlighted in YELLOW, we have current contact information and we have been in touch. For names in GREEN, we have learned that that person is deceased.  For all others, we are still trying to track down current contact information.

We will not share your contact information with anyone unless we obtain your permission first.

To contribute contact information, to inquire about existing contact information, or for any other questions about the spreadsheet, email Paul Joffrion at

Support the Coalition Legacy Fund

The Coalition Advisory Council established a special Legacy Fund at the East Tennessee Foundation, to grant funds to community groups in places where the Coalition used to work.  To learn more and to donate, click here.

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