A Guide to the Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records, 2001-2006 Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records Ms2011-041

Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records, 2001-2006

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-041


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-041
Title
Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records, 2001-2006
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu. ft. 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of five bound reports produced for the Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project from the years 2001-2006.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records, Ms2011-041, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records were donated to Special Collections in 2008.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project Records was completed in March 2011.


Historical Note

The Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) gives college students the opportunity to engage in research projects that address endemic challenges facing Appalachian communities. Led by the Consortium of Appalachian Centers and Institutes, a coalition of 15 Appalachian studies organizations, the program includes coursework and active research on issues related to building a sustainable future for Appalachian communities. Faculty and students at each participating institution design and carry out research projects tailored to the needs of targeted communities, many of which are in economically distressed counties. Project reports are presented at a conference held each December in Washington, D.C.

Supported by Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to help build student leadership capacity, the program teaches real-world leadership skills, taking students out of the classroom and into their communities. The research conducted helps guide communities toward local solutions that help solve significant problems in a sustainable way; and the research presentations challenge ARC to take a fresh look at issues and solutions in the Appalachian Region. Since the program's inception in 2001, research projects have addressed such issues as water quality, local leadership development, the environment, and regional history. Topics for 2010 included sustainable agriculture and food systems, building community through public art, rural governance and strategic planning, and the implications of the Marcellus Shale industry.

The Appalachian Studies Program is an academic program supporting teaching, research, and service on issues pertaining to Appalachia. The Appalachian studies minor focuses on complex cultural, political, economic, and environmental issues in the study of an important American region. The course of study ranges from mythic to modern Appalachian America and also provides opportunity for cross-cultural study of mountain cultures worldwide.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of five bound reports produced for the Appalachian Regional Commission Teaching Project from the years 2001-2006.

Arrangement

Reports are arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Appalachian Regional Commission.
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Contents List

Reports, 2001-2006
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Fall 2001
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Fall 2002
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Undergraduate Research, May 2003
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Fall 2003
  • Box-folder 1-5
    Fall 2006