Previously named Appalachia South, and the Appalachian People's Service Organization (APSO), the Episcopal Appalachian Ministries (EAM) was first organized in 1969 to encourage local ministries and better the lives of the people in Appalachia. The archive pre-dates the organized establishment of Appalachia South (pre-1969 surveys and studies) and covers the period 1966-1997.  Holdings primarily document the day-to-day operation and activities of the organization in administrative papers, printed booklets and flyers, correspondence, reports, photographs, and news clippings.  A notable series of records exists on inter-denominational and collaborative social justice efforts as well as the organization's activism against strip-mining in the region.

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