Papers 1952-1968.


Papers 1952-1968.

Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, speeches, interviews, photographs, and sound recordings relating to Perley F. Ayer, Berea College Sociology faculty (1947-1967) and Executive Director of the Council of the Southern Mountains (1951-1967).

5.8 linear ft. (14 mss boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7627098

Berea College, Hutchins Library

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Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer t...

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Council of the Southern Mountains (corporateBody)

The Council of the Southern Mountains was established as the result of fact-finding efforts by John C. and Olive Dame Campbell during the early 1900s. The organization's first annual meeting was held in 1912. Its original purpose was to provide a means of information sharing and cooperation among Appalachian social services, church, and school workers. Olive Campbell followed her husband as Council Executive Secretary, serving from 1919 to 1928. Others in that position include Helen Dingman, 192...

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Ayer, a native of New Hampshire, was educated at the University of New Hampshire (B.S. 1922), and at Cornell University (M.S. 1947). Prior to coming to Berea in 1947, he was employed as an extension agent in New Hampshire and as an instructor at Pleasant Hill Academy in Tennessee. He worked at Berea College as supervisor of an agricultural training program in the Foundation School; as a field representative for the Admissions office, and later as an instructor in sociology. By the time he was ap...

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