Secondary, higher and adult education; illiteracy; mission and settlement schools

Blevins, Brooks.  2016.  “Region, Religion, and Competing Visions of Mountain Mission Education in the Ozarks” [northwest Ark., 1920s].  Journal of Southern History 82, no. 1 (February): 59-96.  Many comparisons to Appalachian mission schools and philosophies.

Blum, Michael.  2014.  “‘Everyone You Don’t Like is a Communist:’ The Highlander Center and the Civil Rights Movement in Knoxville, 1961-1971.”  Journal of East Tennessee History 86: 57-76.

Bowman, Rex, and Carlos Santos.  2013.  Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson’s Struggle to Save the University That Changed America [U.Va.].  Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.  182 pp.  “...a dramatic re-creation of the university’s early struggles. Political enemies, powerful religious leaders, and fundamentalist Christians fought Jefferson and worked to thwart his dream.”

Brosi, George.  2015.  “Connie Brosi, Appalachian Studies Pioneer.”  UACC Blog, 13 July.  Urban Appalachian Community Coalition.  536 words.  “We are saddened by the loss of Connie Brosi, a deeply committed servant of Appalachia who inspired many in our community. This obituary was written by her husband George and is contributed by Phil Obermiller.”  (Note: Connie was honored and awarded the 2015 Cratis D. Williams/James S. Brown Service Award at the 2016 Appalachian Studies Conference, Shepherdstown, W. Va.).

Browning, Alex.  2013.  The Last Soul of Witherspoon: Life in a Kentucky Mountain Settlement School [autobiography; school history].  Bloomington, Ind.: Balboa Press.  213 pp.  Witherspoon College, Buckhorn, Perry County. “The second level of the story traces four generations of families from the Civil War to the 1950s, including their pedigrees, feuds, and religion.”

Cansler, Sarah.  2013.  “‘Stamp Out This Awful Cancer’: The Fear of Radicals, Atheists, and Modernism at the University of Tennessee in the 1920s.”  Journal of East Tennessee History 85: 48-69.  Knoxville (UTenn) was just eighty miles from Dayton, Tenn., and the Scopes Trial of 1925.  “...southern colleges and universities of the 1920s were hardly the bastions of traditionalism that they purported to be.”

Chang, Bo.  2013.  “Education for Social Change: Highlander Education in the Appalachian Mountains and Study Circles in Sweden.”  International Journal of Lifelong Education 32, no. 6 (November-December): 705-723.  Compares similarities and differences.

Cox, Clara B.  2015.  “Olin and Preston Institute and Preston and Olin Institute: The Early Years of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Part I.”  Smithfield Review 19: 51-76.

Cox, Clara B.  2016.  “Olin and Preston Institute and Preston and Olin Institute: The Early Years of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Part II.”  Smithfield Review 20: 1-26.

Day, Richard E., Lindsey N. DeVries, and Amanda L. Hoover.  2014.  “A Persistent Quandary: Berea College and the Rural School Improvement Project, 1953-1957.”  Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 112, no. 2: 249-276.  Thirteen-county area; educational reform efforts.  “Local residents often feared that centralized, government-supervised education would divert young people, who served as important bearers of cultural attitudes and economic resources, from home.”

de la Mer, Janis.  2013.  “Popular Insurgency and Childhood: How Children Appropriated Adult Political Dissent in the Antebellum Southern Highlands.”  Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 6, no. 1 (Winter): 129-150.  A graphic description of “barring out” in an 1840s Tennessee school.  “In an annual rite expected by students, teachers, and the community, students barred the doors of the schoolhouse to the schoolmaster, demanding treats or holidays .... schools were the logical place for children to demonstrate and exercise their voice.”

Díaz, Eva.  2015.  The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College [N.C.].  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  215 pp.  Contents: Introduction: Black Mountain College between chance and design | Josef Albers and the ethics of perception | John Cage’s chance protocols | R. Buckminster Fuller’s design revolution | Epilogue: legacies of Black Mountain College.

Doherty, William T., and Festus P. Summers.  [1982] 2013.  West Virginia University: Symbol of Unity in a Sectionalized State [history, from 1867].  Reprint, with a foreword by Charles C. Wise, Jr.  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  404 pp.  Continued by Ron Lewis’s 2013 book, Aspiring to Greatness: West Virginia University Since World War II.

Dunstan, Stephany Brett, and Audrey J. Jaeger.  2015.  “Dialect and Influences on the Academic Experiences of College Students.”  Journal of Higher Education 86, no. 5 (September-October): 777-803.

Dunstan, Stephany Brett, and Audrey J. Jaeger.  2016.  “The Role of Language in Interactions with Others on Campus for Rural Appalachian College Students.”  Journal of College Student Development 57, no. 1 (January): 47-64.

Far from the Centers of Ambition: A Celebration of Black Mountain College [2 vols.].  2013.  Series ed. Rand Brandes.  Davidson, N.C.: Lorimer Press.  Vol. 1. Confluence, ed. Lee Ann Brown; Vol. 2. Varve: A Seasonal Deposit, ed. Theodore Archer Pope and Leslie Rindoks.

Glickman, Carl.  2016.  “Whatever Happened to Foxfire.”  Phi Delta Kappan 97, no. 5 (February): 55-59.  “The 50th anniversary of the creation of Foxfire magazine and the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center merits the question of how that innovative program of teaching and learning influences education today. Despite its troubled history, the program continues to exist and won the 2015 Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for its sustained contributions to the welfare of schools and communities.”

Hammersmith, Jack L.  2015.  “James Morton Callahan and the Great War: A Crisis of Conscience or an Occasion for Patriotism?” [WVU history professor; 1864-1956].  West Virginia History, n.s. 9, no. 1 (Spring): 47-64.

Hayes, Amanda.  2014.  “Splintered Literacies” [Ohio; rhetoric and composition].  College Composition and Communication 66, no. 2 (December): 225-227.  “I grew up related to my closest neighbors, learning from them stories that got told from ear to ear and often from generation to generation .... Reading and writing were parts of the stories, too, in particular ways. The weakness of oral cultures is that they can die in a generation, and my mother recognized this.”

Hicks, Deborah.  2013.  The Road Out: A Teacher’s Odyssey in Poor America.  Berkeley: University of California Press.  278 pp.  “...account of a teacher’s quest to give a first-rate education to a group of seven impoverished Cincinnati girls using the powers of sisterhood and fiction.”

Higgs, Robert J.  2013.  “Between Two Worlds and Grateful for Both” [ETSU].  Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine 28, no. 2 (Winter): 25-26.  Frank Greally, editor of the Irish Runner, returned to East Tennessee State University to pay tribute to “legendary English professor, David McClellan, and Frank’s famous coach, David Walker, who recruited him in the early 1970s along with...forty other young Irish athletes...[who] became known as the ‘Irish Brigade,’ owing to their distinguished record in national track and field competition.”

Hively, Dorothy E.  2013.  Shepherd University [W. Va.].  Campus History Series.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  Founded 1871; 200 vintage photographs.

Lewis, Ronald L.  2013.  Aspiring to Greatness: West Virginia University Since World War II [history].  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.  Foreword by Charles M. Vest.  640 pp., with 48 pages of plates.  Continues the history by Doherty and Summers, West Virginia University: Symbol of Unity in a Sectionalized State (1982).

Lewis, Ronald L.  2014.  “Aspiring to Greatness: WVU Since World War II and the Struggle for Self-Governance.”  West Virginia History, n.s. 8, no. 2 (Fall): 1-13.  Lecture delivered in 2013 based on Lewis’s new book of the same title.

Lilly, John.  2013.  “From the Hills to the Classroom: Folklife Goes to College.”  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 3 (Fall): 10-17.  Folklife education at Fairmont State, Shepherd, Davis & Elkins, and Glenville State.

Mitchem, Pamela Price.  2014.  Appalachian State University [Boone, N.C.; vintage photos].  Campus History Series.  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  128 pp.

Molesworth, Helen Anne.  2015.  Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957.  Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art; New Haven: Yale University Press.  399 pp.  Exhibition catalog; essays.

Neal, Ralph “Butch.”  2013.  “Football 1960: Philippi High School’s Perfect Season” [Barbour Co.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 3 (Fall): 40-45.

NeCamp, Samantha.  2014.  Adult Literacy & American Identity: The Moonlight Schools and Americanization Programs.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.  185 pp.  “NeCamp looks at the educational response to these two distinct literacy narratives—the founding of the Moonlight Schools in eastern Kentucky, focused on native-born nonliterate adults, and the establishment of the Americanization movement, dedicated to the education of recent immigrants.”

Nedeff, Roger.  2013.  “‘To Live as One Like Brothers’: Remembering St. Joseph Seminary” [1960s; Vienna, Wood Co., W. Va.].  Goldenseal: West Virginia Traditional Life 39, no. 1 (Spring): 42-47.

Perkins, J. Blake.  2014.  “Mountain Stereotypes, Whiteness, and the Discourse of Early School Reform in the Arkansas Ozarks, 1910s-1920s.”  History of Education Quarterly 54, no. 2 (May): 197-221.  “School reformers...viewed the region’s problems through the lens of popular mountain imagery and employed these stereotypes--both the negative characteristics of such imagery as well as those they perceived as positive--in their writings, rhetoric, and strategies as they worked to arouse concern and obtain much-needed resources for bringing ‘progressive’ education to the hills.”

Perrow, Charles.  2013.  “Drinking Deep at Black Mountain College” [N.C.].  Southern Cultures 19, no. 4 (Winter): 76-94.  The author remembers his years as a student, 1946-48.  “The intellectual post-war ferment roiled the college; the social issues were burning, and the arts were avant-garde ....We were the only college in the South that was integrated.”

Schiff, Thomas R.  2015.  Northern Kentucky University: A Panoramic History.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  156 pp.  213 color and b&w photos.

Slusser, Dale Wayne.  2014.  The Ravenscroft School in Asheville: A History of the Institution and Its People and Buildings.  Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies series, no. 32.  Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.  224 pp.  “ Episcopal boarding school in Asheville....It was first a ‘Classical and Theological School’ (1856-1864) and then, following the Civil War, a Theological Training School and Associate Mission (1868-1900); in 1887 it split into two departments, a Theological Training School/Associate Mission and Ravenscroft High School for Boys (1887-1901).”

Smith, Anne E. Chesky, and Heather South.  2014.  Black Mountain College [N.C.; vintage photos].  Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia.  127 pp.  “Their mission was to provide a liberal arts education that developed the student as a whole....Grades were abolished, and the arts were central to education .... the college was finally forced to close its doors in 1957....[open] for only 24 years but left a lasting impact on the arts and education on an international scale.”

Snyder, Todd.  2014.  The Rhetoric of Appalachian Identity.  Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies series, no. 36.   Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.  214 pp.  “...the various ways that social, economic, and cultural factors influence the identities and educational aspirations of rural working-class Appalachian learners are explored,” including hillbilly stereotype.  Contents: PART I. Appalachia and the American Imagination: Critical Theory.  PART II. Material Reality and Appalachian Identity: Personal Experience.  PART III. Appalachia and the Academy: Ethnographic Research.  PART IV. Critical Consciousness and the College Diploma: Critical Pedagogy.

Stack, Sam F., Jr.  2016.  The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression-Era Appalachia [Preston Co., W. Va.].  Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies series.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  197 pp.  The school served as the center of Arthurdale, “the first of many homestead communities designed during the rollout of the New Deal .... Offering displaced and unemployed coal miners and their families new opportunities, the school also helped those in need to develop a sense of dignity during the Great Depression.”

Watson, Sarah A.  2014.  “Reflections on an Environmental Education Summer Program in Appalachian Ohio.”  Journal of Appalachian Studies 20, no. 1 (Spring): 68-80.  “...different socio-economic dynamics...made it difficult for camp organizers to conduct the same camp in the two different areas,” Perry and Athens counties.

Webb-Sunderhaus, Sara, and Kim Donehower, ed.  2015.  Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance [essays].  Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies series.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.  228 pp.  Contents: Introduction / Sara Webb-Sunderhaus and Kem Donehower -- 1. How to reread Appalachian literacy research / Kim Donehower -- 2. Conflicted rhetorics of Appalachian identity in the Kentucky Moonlight Schools / Krista Bryson -- 3. Appalachian identities and the difficulties of archival literacy research / Emma M. Howes -- 4. The transition to college for first-generation students from extractive industry Appalachia / Todd Snyder -- 5. How reading and writing saved a gay preacher in Central Appalachia / Gregory E. Griffey -- 6.  Diverse rhetorical scenes of urban Appalachian literacies / Kathryn Trauth Taylor -- 7. Place-conscious literacy practices in one Appalachian college town / Nathan Shepley -- 8. A functional linguistics approach to Appalachian literacy / Joshua Iddings and Ryan Angus -- 9. Rhetorical theories of Appalachian literacies / Sara Webb-Sunderhaus -- Afterword / Peter Mortensen.

Whitfield, Stephen J.  2013.  “Black Mountain and Brandeis: Two Experiments in Higher Education.”  Southern Jewish History 16: 126-168.

Winter, Linda K.  2013.  “‘Where I’m From:’ Does Strong Teacher Appalachian Identity Impact Views of Student Efficacy?”  Journal of Appalachian Studies 19, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall): 124-132.  “Teacher candidates in a beginning educational psychology course were surveyed about how they believe others perceive the communities and the region these students consider ‘home’.”