1971

Charles Schiff

While an engineering student at Vanderbilt University, Charles spent the summers of 1970 and 1971 with the Student Health Coalition. He was 18 years old when he joined the SHC, one of the Coalition’s youngest members. He served as a community worker in Clairfield, Tenn. where, in addition to providing support for the health fairs, …

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Eula Hall

A self-described “Hillbilly Activist”, Eula Hall (Pike County, Ky., 29 October 1927 –  Craynor, Ky., 8 May 2021) was a former Appalachian Volunteer and the leader of the “Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization” which invited the Student Health Coalition to bring a health fair to Mud Creek, Ky. in the summer of 1971. This was …

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Welmoet Spreij

Contributed by Welmoet Spreij, Amsterdam, 2017. I came to Nashville as a Dutch exchange-student in the fall of 1969 and took some classes at Vanderbilt University. While attending a course in philosophy, I came to know John Davis, Dick Burr, and Carolyn Keith. The next year, as they prepared to go to Appalachia for the …

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Dal Macon

Contributed by Dal Macon, February 2016 Working with the Student Health Coalition (SHC) during the summer of 1971, my role was to coordinate the support staff of non-medical students during each Health Fair.  The background to the need for that position, I was told, came from the preceding summers.  During ’69 and ’70 the experience …

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Richard Davidson

Richard Davidson was born in West Palm Beach, Fla. in 1947. He attended Vanderbilt undergraduate and medical schools, and did a residency in internal medicine there as well. During the summer of his second year in medical school (1970) he was asked to participate in a new rural health project by a classmate.  In 1971 …

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John E. Davis

Contributed by John E. Davis, August 2015. Burlington, Vermont. I am the eldest son of a Southern couple who moved north for employment after World War II.  Every June, my parents would “go home,” loading their three boys into a station wagon with no air conditioning and traveling hundreds of miles down US 1 from New …

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Annual Report: June 1971-June 1972

Full Title: Community Outreach III–A Summary Report by the Student Health Coalition–Appalachian Project: June 1971 – June 1972 PDF link: 1972 report (289 pages, 379 MB)   The Student Health Coalition Annual Reports summarize the goals, outcomes and activities for each summer’s health fairs and special projects. Some reports include rosters of volunteers and participants, as well …

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