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The contents of the Coalition Archive are held primarily within the libraries at Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Other libraries around the country contain the private papers of some individuals, stories and documents from communities, and oral history recordings. Click on any of the archives at left to browse for content and availability.


Deborah Cogswell Photograph Album, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Photograph album compiled by Deborah Cogswell, circa 1971, with images from her time with the Student Health Coalition. The images document her experiences in several Appalachian communities, including: White Oak, Briceville, Sneedville, Cosby and Deer Lodge, Tenn., and Grethel (Floyd… Continued

Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Barbara Clinton was the Center for Health Services director 1988-2013. The series contains annual reports from the Center for Health Services (CHS), Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC), and the Student Environmental Health Project (STEP); reports on the coalition’s efforts; and… Continued

Jack Beckford Letter, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Jack Beckford participated in the Health Fair in Eastern Kentucky in the summer of 1971. A letter home shares updates about the Health Fair, its sponsors, the Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization and the Appalachian Regional Commission, and social and… Continued

Caryl Carpenter Papers on Mountain People’s Health Councils, East Tennessee clinics, and Student Health Coalition Photographs, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Caryl Carpenter participated in the Rural Student Health Coalition in the mid to late 1970s. She worked with the Mountain People’s Health Council and East Tennessee clinics, and documented activities related to the SHC in the 1970s. Images depict activities… Continued

Sue Love Student Health Coalition Meeting Photographs, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Sue C. Love participated in the Rural Student Health Coalition in the early 1970s as a medical worker and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. At the same time, her future husband Cliff Love served as a community worker. Included… Continued

Deede Wyatt Materials on Tricia Nixon Cox’s Visit to Vanderbilt University, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Deede Wyatt participated in the Student Health Coalition (SHC) as a Vanderbilt University nursing student in the 1970s. Her time at Vanderbilt overlapped with a September 1972 visit by President Richard Nixon’s daughter, Tricia Nixon Cox, who met with an… Continued

Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

In September 2015, former Student Health Coalition (SHC) members gathered at Wilson Library in Chapel Hill to discuss goals for the project in collaboration with Southern Historical Collection. As part of this meeting, the Southern Historical Collection prepared copies of… Continued

Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

In 1965, Dr. Lewis Lefkowitz arrived at Vanderbilt University and began a community-based elective for students. After Dr. Amos Christie invited him to a meeting with students interested in starting the Student Health Coalition (SHC), he became one of its… Continued

Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Files transferred from the William W. Dow Papers (#05612) that document two Student Health Coalition reunions. One attended by Dow in 2009, and another hosted in Nashville in 2013 after Dow’s death in 2012. Materials include correspondence between former coalition… Continued

Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Cathy Barrow Heck attended Vanderbilt University and worked with the Student Health Coalition (SHC) in 1974 as a pediatric examiner. In 1975, she became a co-director of the Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC) with Cindy Lutenbacher. The materials document her… Continued

Irwin Venick Subject Files, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Irwin Venick worked with the Appalachian Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services in the 1970s, eventually becoming a lawyer in Nashville, Tenn. The series includes subject files on social and environmental issues in Tennessee and the South,… Continued

Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Diane Lauver volunteered with the Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC) at Vanderbilt and with the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition. In both coalitions, she trained Community Health Workers to act as embedded advocates for community health. The collected materials… Continued

Neil G. McBride Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Papers of lawyer Neil G. McBride document his work with the Coal Employment Project, a non-profit focused on gender equality and discrimination issues in coal mines. There are also reports and other materials of the East Tennessee Research Corporation and… Continued

J.W. and Kate Bradley Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Records, correspondence, and printed material related to the involvement of J. W. Bradley with Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM), an organization founded to support community issues arising from the increase in strip mining in Eastern Tennessee during the 1970s and… Continued

Richard Davidson Photograph Collection, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Richard Davidson (1947-), a medical physician and educator, was among the founding participants of the Vanderbilt Student Health Coalition at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. (1970-1971) and the Mountain People’s Health Council in eastern Tennesee (1975-1976). The Student Health Coalition… Continued

Student Health Coalition Project Collection, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Link to the Collection Finding Aid in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill: https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/05649/ This collection includes materials documenting the work of the Student Health Coalition, an organization developed at Vanderbilt University in 1969 to reach out to medically underserved… Continued

Randy Hodges Collection on the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Randy Hodges, a civil engineer educated at Vanderbilt University, served as a consultant on the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project (SGEP), a non-profit initiative which sought to address rising food and heating costs and unemployment in rural communities in the South… Continued
Bill Dow in Smithville TN, 1970

Bill Dow Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Files document Dow’s professional career and consist chiefly of research files, administrative files, grant and project proposals, correspondence, reports, clippings, and a few other writings created or collected by Dow. Major topics include community organizing, community-institutional relations, public health accessibility… Continued

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