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Collection Number: 05612

Collection Title: William W. Dow Papers, 1940s-2016

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Size 22.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5200 items)
Abstract William Watlington Dow (1945-2012) was a white medical doctor, organic farmer, and community organizer. Dow was a co-organizer of a number of projects including Student Health Coalitions throughout the southeast, the Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt University, the Agricultural Marketing Project, the Carrboro Farmers' Market, and the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project. He was also a member of the Chatham County Planning Board. Files chiefly document Dow's professional career and consist chiefly of research files, administrative files, grant and project proposals, correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, and a few other writings created or collected by Dow. Major topics include community organizing, community-institutional relations, public health accessibility and promotion, nutrition, organic farming, pediatrics, rural health, farmers' markets, environmental issues, sustainability, solar buildings and greenhouses, education, Ayrshire Farm, and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. There are some personal materials that document Dow's youth and marriages.
Creator Dow, Bill, 1945-2012.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the William W. Dow Papers #5612, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Daryl Walker in November 2013 (Acc. 102133), April 2016 (Acc. 102563), May 2016 (Acc. 102597), October 2018 (Acc. 103467), and January 2023 (Acc. 20230105.1); from Richard Davidson in September 2016 (Acc. 102649); Fred Broadwell in November 2016 (Acc. 102653), and W.
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William Watlington Dow was born 15 February 1945 in Middletown, Ohio, and grew up in Meridian, Mississippi. He received a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University, attended Vanderbilt Medical School, and was graduated in 1971. Dow interned at the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Hospital in 1972, where he also served his residency from 1973-1975.

In 1969, Dow helped form the Student Health Coalition. During this period, Dow and the Student Health Coalition organized several rural health clinics in eastern Tennessee, including the White Oak Health Council and the Mountain People's Health Council in Huntsville, Tennessee. Dow was a key figure in the establishment of other student health coalitions throughout the south. He acted as advisor to the Alabama Student Health Coalition, he co-founded the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition (both University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke chapters), and was involved in the creation of similar coalitions in Georgia and Texas. Dow also convened the first regional student health coalition conference in 1978.

Dow was an important figure in the organization of Vanderbilt University's Center for Health Services, the center which ultimately absorbed the Student Health Coalition. Dow served on the university committee which recommended the establishment of the Center for Health Services, he served as the Center's director from 1975 to 1976, and as Co-Director for Development in 1977.

In the mid-1970s, Dow began to focus his attention on nutrition, especially on the availability of healthy food as a principal determinant for a number of medical outcomes. This shift in focus was informed by observations made while working with the Student Health Coalition within rural Appalachian communities and experiences from his pediatric residency. In 1975, Dow worked with John Vlcek and Lindsay Jones to develop a new organization called the Agricultural Marketing Project with the goal of setting up food fairs, or farmers' markets, throughout Tennessee. The project successfully established farmers' markets in Memphis, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and other locations in the state. Dow applied this new model to help set up a similar project (also called the Agricultural Marketing Project) at the University of Alabama; then in 1978, working with Laura Heise, he founded the North Carolina Agricultural Marketing Project with the same goal. The North Carolina Agricultural Marketing Project ultimately led to the formation of what is now the Carrboro (N.C.) Farmers' Market. In 1978, Dow earned a fellowship with the Vanderbilt Medical School Department of Medical Administration, a fellowship in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

In 1979, Dow co-founded the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project with Paul Konove, which lasted until 1984. Around 1980, Dow decided to become a full-time farmer, and bought a 30-acre farm outside of Pittsboro, N.C., which he named Ayrshire Farm. Ayrshire became the first certified organic farm in North Carolina. Throughout Dow's career, he was involved in a wide range of environmental and political issues: he helped organize the East Tennessee Research Corporation and Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM), he served on the (N.C.) Governor's Waste Management Task Force and the Chatham County Planning Board, and helped start the Committee for Solar and Appropriate Technology for Orange County, NC.

Dow died on 4 December 2012 in Pittsboro, N.C.

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The William W. Dow papers consist chiefly of professional papers created or collected by Dow over the course of his professional career. Dow was a white medical doctor and organized a number of health- and agriculture-related projects. Professional papers include research files, administrative files, grant and project proposals, correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, and a few other writings created or collected by Dow. The collection also includes a small number of personal papers.

Series 1. Center for Health Services Files document the development of the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt University as well as other Student Health Coalition chapters. Subseries 1.1 documents the early years of the initial Student Health Coalition before it was subsumed into the Center for Health Services. Subseries 1.2 is chiefly research materials, correspondence, administrative reports, and other materials related to the development of the Center for Health Services, the Student Health Coalition at Vanderbilt, and other Student Health Coalition chapters in the southeast.

Series 2. Fellowship Files include class materials, correspondence, research materials, and a few other items documenting Dow's projects during his fellowship year.

Series 3. Agricultural Marketing Project Files contain correspondence, proposals, reports, regional chapter updates, and a few other materials documenting the establishment and maintenance of the original Agricultural Marketing Project as well as subsequent projects in other states.

Series 4. Solar Greenhouse Employment Project Files chiefly consist of correspondence, greenhouse designs and workshop materials, administrative reports and proposals, promotional materials, and other materials related to solar buildings and energy efficiency.

Series 5. Chatham County Planning Board Files contain agendas, agenda notes, and meeting minutes for the monthly meetings of the Chatham County Planning Board.

Series 6. Subject Files include articles and clippings collected by Dow over the course of his career as well as a few personal papers and correspondence. Topics include agriculture, Ayrshire Farm, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, the Carrboro Farmers' Market, church affiliations, education, the environment, and public health.

Series 7 is composed of additions to the collection. Researchers should note that the additions are unarranged and do include material that relates to the six topical series in the collection.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Center for Health Services Files, 1967-2011.

About 1000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

As a sophomore in 1968, William W. Dow traveled to New York to meet with representatives from 14 other medical schools as well as representatives from the Josiah Macy Foundation. The foundation, which had sponsored the conference, was offering funding to students who came up with projects to take on. Dow felt that the needs of rural communities were not being met, and wanted to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the foundation. The Macy Foundation wanted Dow's project to be carried out in conjunction with students at the historically black medical school Meharry Medical College, who wanted to focus on urban issues. Although Dow was able to find a principal investigator in Dr. Amos Christie, he was unable to get the Vanderbilt Medical School to move forward on the project. Eventually, he took the project over to Meharry Medical School, and they agreed to move forward with the project. The first summer of the Student Health Coalition, then, was funded by Meharry Medical School. As such, the first SHC summer in 1969 was focused on medical surveys in urban Nashville, but Dow and Pat Maxwell led a small group of Vanderbilt students through rural Tennessee to collect survey information.

The Center for Health Services was established in 1971 due to the need for an administrative structure to connect the Student Health Coalition to the university and to work with the Student Health Coalition in educational activities related to health care delivery. As the center developed, it was also the vehicle for additional action-oriented projects designed by various student and community groups. By 1974, there were three branches to the Student Health Coalition: the Urban Student Health Coalition, the Appalachian Student Health Coalition (also referred to as the Rural Student Health Coalition), and the West Tennessee Student Health Coalition. The first SHC conference was held in 1978 at the University of Alabama and was organized by Dow during his fellowship year.

Files document the development of the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt University as well as other Student Health Coalition chapters. Subseries 1.1 documents the early years of the initial Student Health Coalition before it was subsumed into the Center for Health Services. Subseries 1.2 is chiefly research materials, correspondence, administrative reports, and other materials related to the development of the Center for Health Services, the Student Health Coalition at Vanderbilt, and other Student Health Coalition chapters in the southeast.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Student Health Coalition Files, 1969-1971.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

Consists of correspondence, reports, and a few other items documenting the early years of the Student Health Coalition before it was subsumed into the Center for Health Services.

Box 1

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 1

Folder 2

Finances, 1970

Box 1

Folder 3

Newborn Project, 1971

The Newborn Project was a retrospective study on infants born within the last six months in order to detect pre- and post-natal problems or complications and to monitor development. It was conducted by William W. Dow during his fourth year at Vanderbilt, along with Peggy Ingram and Lea Albers, both senior nursing students, during November and December of 1970.

Box 1

Folder 4

"Proposal for an Institute Student Health Coalition,"1970

Box 1

Folder 5

Suggested Clinic Visit Schedule, 1969

Box 1

Folder 6

Volunteer Interest Forms, undated

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About 1000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

Chiefly research materials, correspondence, administrative reports, and other materials related to the development of the Center for Health Services, the Student Health Coalition at Vanderbilt, and other Student Health Coalition chapters.

Box 1

Folder 7

Ad Hoc Committee on Community Medicine, 1972-1973

Box 1

Folder 8

Ad Hoc Committee on Future Feasibility and Involvement in Community Medicine, 1970-1971

The recommendation of this committee was that some kind of center for community health needed to be created at Vanderbilt. Includes meeting minutes, memoranda, and the committee's final report.

Box 1

Folder 9

Amos Christie, 1986-1989

Box 1

Folder 10

Appalachian Student Health Coalition, 1977-1978, 1989

Box 1

Folder 11

Folder number not used

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-05612/1

Appalachian Student Health Coalition: Photographs: 1988 Reunion, 30 September-2 October 1988

Images depicting attendees at 1988 reunion event. Also included are "screen shots" taken during slide show presentation including images from 1977-1978.

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-05612/2

Appalachian Student Health Coalition: Photographs: 1988 Reunion: Slide show, circa 1976, 1979, 1982, 1988

Color 35mm Slides

38 images

Original Enclosure read:"ASHC Slide Show, Hank Webber, AI"

Slides were presented in a slide show at Appalachian Student Health Coalition Reunion, 28 November-2 October 1988. Many of the slides appear to be copies made in the 1980s from older originals.

(Acc. 102649)

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-05612/3

Appalachian Student Health Coalition: Photographs: Health Fairs, circa 1969, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985

Color 35mm Slides

38 images

Original enclosure read: "Health fair slides, year ?, Mud Creek"

(Acc. 102649)

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-05612/4

Appalachian Student Health Coalition: Photographs: Health Fairs, circa 1979 and 1988

Color 35mm Slides

22 images

Original enclosure read:"SHC Health Fairs"

(Acc. 102649)

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-05612/5

Appalachian Student Health Coalition: Photographs: Activities and People, 1970s

Photographic Prints

22 images

Images depicting activities and people associated with Student Health Coalition. Photographic prints made from negatives created by Richard Davidson. See Richard Davidson Photographs of the Appalachian Student Health Coalition and the Mountain People's Health Council (SHC-05613)

Box 1

Folder 12

Appalachian Student Health Coalition: Twenty Years of Grassroots Wisdom, 1986-1989

Box 1

Folder 13

Appalachian Weekend, 1973

Box 1

Folder 14

Beaufort, S.C., Comprehensive Health Services Site Tour, 1977

Box 1

Folder 15

Board of Directors, 1971-1973

Box 1

Folder 16

Book Material, 1972, 1996-1997

Box 1

Folder 17

Center for Health Services Annual Reports, 1984-1987

Box 1

Folder 18

Center for Rural Studies Conference, 1979

Box 1

Folder 19

Clinic Development Project, 1976-1977

Box 1

Folder 20

Co-director for Development, 1975-1976

Box 1

Folder 21

Community Outreach, Inc., 1973-1974

Box 2

Folder 22

Contacts, undated

Box 2

Folder 23

Correspondence, 1973-1980

Box 2

Folder 24

Correspondence, 1983-2011

Correspondence related to the Center for Health Services after William W. Dow left the organization.

Box 2

Folder 25

Correspondence: Amos Christie, 1971-1974

Box 2

Folder 26

Correspondence: Project Screening Committee, 1974

Box 2

Folder 27

Folder number not used

Box 2

Folder 28

Director Search Committee, 1971-1974

Box 2

Folder 29

Early Center for Health Services Development, 1971

Box 2

Folder 30

East Tennessee Research Corporation, 1973

East Tennessee Research Corporation requested assistance from Center for Health Services for funding/finding funding. Includes correspondence and minutes.

Box 2

Folder 31

Financial: Approximate Expenses, 1972-1973

Box 2

Folder 32

Financial: Center Budget, 1973

Box 2

Folder 33

Financial: Center Budget, 1977

Box 2

Folder 34

Ford Foundation Grant, 1973

Grant received by the Center for Health Services in order to provide legal services in upper East Tennessee through the East Tennessee Research Corporation (seemingly a subset of the Center for Health Services).

Box 2

Folder 35

Georgia Student Health Association: Project Report, 1978

Videotape VT-05612/1

HCA-Salute to Excellence Award, Student Health Coalition, 1996

Videotape

Box 2

Folder 36

Health Boards Research, undated

Box 2

Folder 37

Health Planning Groups and Primary Care, 1974

Box 2

Folder 38

Interview, 1993

Transcript and notes of a William W. Dow interview conducted by Andrew Connors (a participant in the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition) about Dow's role in the early development of SHC.

Box 2

Folder 39

Kentucky-Tennessee Valley Health Planning Survey, undated

Box 2

Folder 40

Lobbying, 1971-1972

Box 2

Folder 41

Mountain People's Health Council Data, 1975-1977

Box 2

Folder 42

Mud Creek Health Project, 1972-1973

Box 3

Folder 43

Nashville General Hospital: Well Baby Care Clinic, 1970-1972

Proposal for a child care clinic that would provide pediatric services, where the current services only included a pediatric out-patient clinic and the emergency room.

Box 3

Folder 44

National Conference on Rural Health, 1975

Box 3

Folder 45

National Rural Center, 1979

Box 3

Folder 46

Native American Health Services, 1971-1973

Box 3

Folder 47

North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition, 1977-1978

Includes 1977 proposal for Appalachian Student Health Coalition

Box 3

Folder 48

North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition, 1981-1983

Box 3

Folder 49

North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition: Annual Report, 1979-1980

Box 3

Folder 50

North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition: Annual Report, 1980-1981

Box 3

Folder 51

North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition: Correspondence, 1978-1979

Box 3

Folder 52

North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition: Newsletters and Address List, 1982-1983

Box 3

Folder 53

Notes, undated

Box 3

Folder 54

Notes: Washington, undated

Box 3

Folder 55

Nurse Practitioners, 1972-1979

Box 3

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

Nurse Practitioners: Training Program, 1975-1976

Box 4

Folder 58

Pediatric Care, 1973

Box 4

Folder 59

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, 1973-1975

Box 4

Folder 60

Primary Care Center, 1977

Box 4

Folder 61

Primary Care Center: Health Policy Committee, 1974-1977

Box 4

Folder 62

Primary Care Center: Primary Care Committee, 1977

Box 4

Folder 63-65

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Printed Material, 1970-1981

Box 4

Folder 66

Printed Material: Appalachian Regional Hospital, 1972

Box 4

Folder 67

Printed Material: Byssinosis, 1970-1973

Box 4

Folder 68

Printed Material: CHS Newsletter, 1976-1988, 2005

Box 4

Folder 69

Printed Material: Child Care, 1970-1973

Box 4

Folder 70

Printed Material: Children's Hospital of Vanderbilt University, 1976-1977

Box 4

Folder 71

Printed Material: Cookeville, Tennessee, undated

Box 4

Folder 72

Printed Material: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Manual, undated

Box 5

Folder 73

Printed Material: "The Health Care Delivery System," 1973

Box 5

Folder 74

Printed Material: Health-Related Legislation, 1973-1975

Box 5

Folder 75

Printed Material: Healthy Criticism, 1974

Box 5

Folder 76

Printed Material: Instruction Manual for Pediatric Examinations, undated

Box 5

Folder 77

Printed Material: Legislative Monitoring, 1973

Box 5

Folder 78

Printed Material: Medicaid Coverage for Health Clinics, 1973-1974

Box 5

Folder 79

Printed Material: Medical Economics, 1973

Box 5

Folder 80

Printed Material: Mining and Coal Articles, 1970

Box 5

Folder 81

Printed Material: National Health System Information, 1971

Box 5

Folder 82

Printed Material: National Rural Center's Rural Health Newsletter, 1978

Box 5

Folder 83

Printed Material: Nurse Practitioners, 1971-1974

Box 5

Folder 84

Printed Material: Pediatric Screening, 1974-1978

Box 5

Folder 85

Printed Material: People's Appalachia, 1972-1973

Box 5

Folder 86

Printed Material: Policy for Medicaid and Reimbursement to (Non-Profit) Community Health Clinics or/Organizations as Authorized by Tennessee House Bill 923, Chapter 262, Public Acts of 1973 , 1973

Box 5

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Printed Material: Primary Health Services, 1966-1977

Box 6

Folder 89

Printed Material: Public Acts, 1973

Box 6

Folder 90

Printed Material: Public Health Education, 1978

Box 6

Folder 91

Printed Material: "Reported Morbidity and Mortality in the United States," 1974

Box 6

Folder 92

Printed Material: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Annual Report, 1976

Box 6

Folder 93-94

Folder 93

Folder 94

Printed Material: Rural Health, 1972-1976

Box 6

Folder 95

Printed Material: Rural Health Programs, 1970-1972

Box 6

Folder 96

Printed Material: "The South: Then and Now," 1978

Box 6

Folder 97

Printed Material: Strip mining, 1971-1972, 1979

Box 7

Folder 98

Printed Material: The Student Health Project, 1967

Box 7

Folder 99

Printed Material: Vanderbilt Magazine, 1998

"Center for Health Service: 25 Years of Reaching Out"

Box 7

Folder 100

Program for Rural Services and Research, 1979

Box 7

Folder 101

Project Concern, 1973

Box 7

Folder 102

Project Participant Survey, 1978

Cover letter and survey sent from Director Richard Couto to former participants in CHS projects.

Box 7

Folder 103

Proposals, 1970-1973

Box 7

Folder 104

Proposals: Center for Rural and Community Development, 1978-1979

Box 7

Folder 105

Proposals: Courses, undated

Box 7

Folder 106

Proposals: Funding, 1974

Provides a comprehensive overview of the Center and its various projects.

Box 7

Folder 107

Proposals: Orientation Speaker, undated

Proposal for an orientation speaker series for SHC summer orientation.

Box 7

Folder 108

Proposals: Projects, 1977

Box 7

Folder 109-110

Folder 109

Folder 110

Public Interest Research Group: National Health Insurance, 1974-1976

Box 7

Folder 111

Reports, 1973-1976

Box 7

Folder 112

Resolved: The South Will Feed Its Hungry, 1974

Transcripts and participant list from a conference at UNC-CH.

Box 8

Folder 113

Roses Creek Land Deeds, 1974-1976

Includes William W. Dow's notes and deeds for land in Clairfield, Tenn.

Box 8

Folder 114

Rowan County, N.C., Records, 1775-1778

Photocopies of county records regarding deeds and other writings registered.

Box 8

Folder 115

Rural Student Health Coalition, 1972-1973

Box 8

Folder 116

Rural Student Health Coalition: Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force, 1979

Box 8

Folder 117-118

Folder 117

Folder 118

Rural Student Health Coalition: Final Report, 1973

Box 8

Folder 119

Rural Student Health Coalition: Final Report, 1974

Box 8

Folder 120

Rural Student Health Coalition: West Tennessee Project, 1973

Box 8

Folder 121

Saguache County Comprehensive Health Clinic, 1973

Box 9

Folder 122

South Carolina Student Health Coalition Proposal, 1979

Box 9

Folder 123

Southern Conference of Primary Care Clinics, 1975

Box 9

Folder 124

Stress Training, 1975

Box 9

Folder 125

Student Coalition for Community Health, 1977-1979

Student Coalition for Community Health was founded in 1974 and based in Alabama.

Box 9

Folder 126

Student Health Coalition: Conference, 1984

Hosted by the Georgia Student Health Association.

Box 9

Folder 127

Student Health Coalition: Conference Correspondence, 1981

Box 9

Folder 128

Student Health Coalition: Correspondence, 1971-1973

Box 9

Folder 129

Student Health Coalition: Fall Conference, 1978

Box 9

Folder 130

Student Health Coalition: Fall Conference, 1979

Box 9

Folder 131

Student Health Coalition: National Health Insurance, 1971-1974

Box 9

Folder 132

Folder number not used

Image Box 1

Photograph Album PA-5612/1

Student Health Coalition: Photograph Album, 1970s

Photograph album has been digitized and disassembled.

Box 9

Folder 133

Student Health Coalition: Printed Material, 1970-1975

Box 9

Folder 134

Student Health Coalition: Questions About Research, undated

List of questions regarding the influence of SHC internship on alum's career and research choices.

Box 9

Folder 135

Student Health Coalition: Regional Meeting, 1980

Box 9

Folder 136

Student Health Coalition: Reports, 1970-1975

Box 10

Folder 137

Student Health Coalition: Spring Conference, 1978

Box 10

Folder 138

Student Health Coalition: Spring Conference Evaluation Forms, 1978

Box 10

Folder 139

Student Health Coalition: Summer Health Fairs, 1975

Box 10

Folder 140

Student Health Coalition: Summer Intern Program, 1973

Box 10

Folder 141

Study of Leadership Traits, undated

Videotape VT-05612/2

"Thoughts From Just a Few: The Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt University," undated

Running time: 15 minutes.

Box 10

Folder 142

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration, 1997

Box 10

Folder 143-144

Folder 143

Folder 144

United Health Services of Kentucky and Tennessee, 1970-1971

Box 10

Folder 145

United Health Services of Kentucky and Tennessee, 1971-1972

Box 10

Folder 146

Urban Student Health Coalition, 1972-1973

Includes Urban Student Health Coalition project proposal and correspondence.

Box 11

Folder 147

Urban Student Health Coalition: Project Community Outreach Summary Report, 1972

Box 11

Folder 148

"Vanderbilt Center for Community Health" Rough Draft, 1971

Box 11

Folder 149

Vanderbilt Commencement Program, 1967

Box 11

Folder 150

Vanderbilt Medical School, 1996

Box 11

Folder 151

West Tennessee Rural Student Health Coalition, 1973

Folder 152-157

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

These folder numbers are not in use.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Fellowship Files, 1973-1980.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

During the academic year 1977-1978 William W. Dow completed a fellowship funded by Dr. Vernon Wilson and the Vanderbilt Medical Center which, in Dow's words, "allowed me basically to do as I wished." Dow moved to North Carolina, where he participated in the University of North Carolina-Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Dow took courses covering topics including biostatistics, epidemiology, decision analysis, policy analysis, medical economics, medical anthropology, and health education, as well as rural health. He led two seminar sessions on preventive medicine as it applies to the individual and to the community, respectively. Dow worked with students at UNC (in medicine, law, and public health) and Duke (medicine) to arrange a summer project of Student Health Coalition and Agricultural Marketing Project type activities. Dow also organized a conference in Tuscaloosa for all of the Student Health Coalition chapters addressing issues of organizational maintenance: fundraising, recruitment, continuity, and program development. Dow helped develop a course at the University of Alabama entitled "Who Owns the Future of the South?" with Duna Norton, and a conference on this topic was held for people who had worked in the Alabama Student Coalition for Community Health. Over the summer Dow, along with Dr. Richard (Rick) Davidson, provided most of the clinical supervision for the health fairs conducted by the newly formed North Carolina Student Health Coalition. Successful farmers markets, organized by Dow with interested students, were held in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. In the spring and summer of Dow's fellowship year, he developed a growing interest in solar energy and related technology: specifically, solar greenhouses and other forms of low cost passive heating devices.

Includes class materials, correspondence, research materials, and a few other items documenting William W. Dow's projects during his fellowship year.

Box 11

Folder 158

Anthropology, 1977

Includes class materials and notes.

Box 11

Folder 159

Canning Material, 1976-1977

Information on setting up community canning centers.

Box 12

Folder 160

Class Material: General, 1977-1978

Box 12

Folder 161

Correspondence, 1977-1978

Includes letter, 1978, to Dr. Vernon Wilson containing report of the year's activities and documentation William W. Dow prepared introducing the "health fair" concept to students.

Box 12

Folder 162

Field Foundation: Nutrition and Medical Services for Children in Mississippi, 1977

Box 12

Folder 163

Life Events Research, late 1970s

Box 12

Folder 164

Organizing Material, undated

Includes guides to organizing and community health information, mostly from Midwest Academy.

Box 12

Folder 165

Personal Health: Class Planning, 1970s

Box 12

Folder 166

Physical Fitness of Children, 1978

Box 12

Folder 167

Preventive Medicine: Community Perspective, 1976-1978

The field of preventive medicine was of high interest to William W. Dow and he appeared to be preparing a course on the subject.

Box 12

Folder 168

Preventive Medicine: Exercise Physiology, 1970s

Box 12

Folder 169

Preventive Medicine: Individual Perspective, 1973-1978

Box 12

Folder 170

Preventive Medicine: Legislation, 1978

Box 12

Folder 171

Preventive Medicine: Notes and Articles, 1977-1978

Box 12

Folder 172

Processes of Maternal and Child Health Program Development, Fall 1977

Box 12

Folder 173

Readyville Mill, 1978

Box 12

Folder 174

Responsible Agriculture Project, 1978

Box 12

Folder 175

Rural Health, 1977

Box 12

Folder 176

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Seminar, January 1978

Box 12

Folder 177

The Shalan Foundation, 1978

Box 12

Folder 178

Tennessee Academy of Health Education, 1978

Box 12

Folder 179

Tennessee Association of Primary Health Care Centers, 1978, 1980

Box 12

Folder 180

Well Person Program, 1978

Box 12

Folder 181

Youth Project Southern Office Regional Meeting, 1978

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Agricultural Marketing Project Files, 1968-1989.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

In 1975, William W. Dow worked with John Vlcek and Lindsay Jones to develop a new organization called the Agricultural Marketing Project with the goal of setting up farmers' markets throughout Tennessee. The project successfully established farmers' markets in Memphis, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and other locations in the state. Dow applied this new model to help set up a similar project (also called the Agricultural Marketing Project) at the University of Alabama; then in 1978, working with Laura Heise, he founded the North Carolina Agricultural Marketing Project with the same goal. The North Carolina Agricultural Marketing Project ultimately led to the formation of what is now the Carrboro (N.C.) Farmers' Market.

Contains correspondence, proposals, reports, regional chapter updates, and a few other materials documenting the establishment and maintenance of the various projects.

Box 13

Folder 182

By-laws and Board Minutes, 1978

Box 13

Folder 183

Children's Healthcare Access Program (CHAP), 1979

Box 13

Folder 184

Contacts: Department of Agriculture, 1985

Box 13

Folder 185

Correspondence, 1974-1976

Includes an update from William W. Dow to the Field Foundation, which was offering funding at the time, as well as notes and clippings assembled by Dow.

Box 13

Folder 186

Correspondence, 1977-1979

Correspondence is primarily with Lindsay Jones and John Vlcek, co-directors of the Agricultural Marketing Project.

Box 13

Folder 187

Correspondence, 1980-1987

Correspondence, 1981-1987, is fairly minimal and sporadic.

Box 13

Folder 188

Correspondence: Steve Suitts, Southern Regional Council, 1978-1981

Steve Suitts served as Executive Director of the Southern Regional Council, which appeared to employ William W. Dow as a consultant and provided funding to the Agricultural Marketing Project and other endeavors of Dow's.

Box 13

Folder 189

Funding, 1977-1979

Box 13

Folder 190

Land Issues, 1978

Box 13

Folder 191

Land Ownership, 1978

Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and clippings.

Box 13

Folder 192

Minutes: Staff Meetings, 1978-1979

Primarily from meetings of the Tennessee/Alabama Agricultural Marketing Project.

Box 13

Folder 193

Planning, 1978

Box 13

Folder 194

Printed Material, 1970-1979

Articles and clippings.

Box 13

Folder 195

Printed Material, 1979, 1989

Guides.

Box 13

Folder 196

Printed Material: Agricultural Marketing Project Publications: F.A.R.M. (Farmers Association for Retail Marketing) Handbook, 1980

Box 14

Folder 197

Printed Material: Agricultural Marketing Project Publications: Farmers Newsletter; Food Fair Newsletter; Farm, Food, Land, 1977-1978, 1982

Box 14

Folder 198

Printed Material: The AgBiz Tiller: Monitoring the Activities of Agribusiness,1978

Box 14

Folder 199

Printed Material: Culture and Agriculture: Bulletin of the Anthropological Study Group on Agrarian Systems, 1981-1984

Box 14

Folder 200

Printed Material: Small Farm Technical Newsletter,1981-1982

A publication of Whatley Farms, Inc., Montgomery, Ala.

Box 14

Folder 201

Proposal: Agricultural Marketing Project, 1976

Box 14

Folder 202

Proposal: Appropriate Technology-Agricultural Marketing Project, 1978

Box 14

Folder 203

Proposal: Direct Marketing and Energy Conservation Project, 1978

Box 14

Folder 204

Regional Chapters: Alabama, 1978

Includes a proposal for a direct marketing and energy conservation project as well as materials related to the Food, Farms, and Land in Alabama conference.

Box 14

Folder 205

Regional Chapters: Alabama/Tennessee, 1977-1980

Includes updates and meeting minutes.

Box 14

Folder 206

Regional Chapters: Arkansas, 1983-1987

Box 14

Folder 207

Regional Chapters: Georgia, 1979-1981

Box 14

Folder 208

Regional Chapters: Mississippi, 1977

Notes regarding food fair organizing.

Box 14

Folder 209

Regional Chapters: North Carolina, 1978-1981

Includes funding proposals, a report on a food fair, notes on food fair organizing, and two issues of a North Carolina Agricultural Marketing Project newsletter.

Box 14

Folder 210

Regional Chapters: South Carolina, 1978-1979

Box 14

Folder 211

Regional Chapters: Virginia, 1980

Box 14

Folder 212

Reports: Agricultural Marketing Project Agribusiness Project in Tennessee, 1977

Box 15

Folder 213

Reports: Agricultural Needs of Small Farmers, Small Farm Energy Project Final Report, 1977, 1980

Box 15

Folder 214

Reports: Hunger Report and Correspondence, 1978

Box 15

Folder 215

Reports: "The Land of Milk and Money: the National Report of the People's Food Commission, " 1980

Box 15

Folder 216

Reports: National Rural Center, Metropolitan/Mid-Tenn Agricultural Restoration and Demonstration Project, 1977-1978

Box 15

Folder 217

Reports: "Some Considerations Concerning the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry for Meridian, Mississippi," 1968

Produced by the Cooperative Extension Service of Mississippi State University.

Box 15

Folder 218

Updates, 1977, 1980-1981

Triennial update reports contained information regarding grants received, staff activities, and AMP Projects. Updates also include copies of selected letters received and relevant articles.

Box 15

Folder 219

Workshop Participant Lists, 1970s

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Solar Greenhouse Employment Project Files, 1976-1987.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

The Solar Greenhouse Employment Project (SGEP) grew out of the Student Health Coalition. It began in 1978 as a non-profit, foundation-supported project which conducted solar greenhouse construction demonstration workshops as an organizing and educational effort in small communities in the southeastern United States. The communities and individuals selected for workshops were often those previously contacted by the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition (NCSRHC) and the North Carolina Agricultural Marketing Project (NCAMP).

Chiefly correspondence, greenhouse designs and workshop materials, administrative reports and proposals, promotional materials, and other materials related to solar buildings and energy efficiency.

Box 15

Folder 220

Alabama Credit Union, 1979

Box 15

Folder 221

AmeriCorps VISTA Materials and Applications, 1977-1980

The eight positions funded by VISTA made it possible to start a branch of the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project in Alabama.

Box 15

Folder 222

AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsor Proposal, 1979

Blank application and completed application.

Box 15

Folder 223

Association for Community Based Education, 1985

Box 15

Folder 224

Blank Data Sheets, 1979-1980

Possibly blank forms for potential greenhouse homes.

Box 15

Folder 225

Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church Presentations, 1983

Box 15

Folder 226

Chatham County School Energy Work, 1983

William W. Dow's handwritten notes.

Box 15

Folder 227

The Committee for Solar and Appropriate Technology (CSAT), 1978

Box 15

Folder 228

Correspondence, 1978-1984

Chiefly people expressing interest in and requesting more information about the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project and building greenhouses. Also includes lists of addresses and contact information.

Box 15

Folder 229

Correspondence, 1979-1980

Includes correspondence related to the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, nurse practitioners, courses taught at the University of Alabama, the Agricultural Marketing Project, and health fairs.

Box 15

Folder 230

Correspondence: Conference/Alternative State and Local Politics, 1982

Box 15

Folder 231

Correspondence: Federation of Southern Coops, 1979

Box 15

Folder 232

Correspondence: Rural Electric Coop Organizing, 1983

Box 16

Folder 233

Correspondence: Steve Suitts, Southern Regional Council, 1978-1980

Box 16

Folder 234

Correspondence: Tennessee Environmental Council, 1978

Box 16

Folder 235

Correspondence: Updates to Supporters, 1979-1980

Box 16

Folder 236

"Detailed Instructions for Designing and Constructing an Attached Solar Greenhouse, " 1981

Publication developed by the Solar Greenhouse Employment Project for people with no previous design and construction experience.

Box 16

Folder 237

Energy Conservation Program: Monroe, N.C., 1981

Box 16

Folder 238

Fuel Overcharge Money, 1983

William W. Dow's handwritten notes.

Box 16

Folder 239

Funding Search for Alternative Energy Projects, 1980

Letter from Roger Blobaum with a list of organizations that he believed were more likely to fund alternative energy projects.

Box 16

Folder 240

Governor's Showcase of Solar Homes, 1982

Includes post-tour write-up, attendee names and addresses, and William W. Dow's personal service agreement with the state.

Box 16

Folder 241-242

Folder 241

Folder 242

Grant Proposals, 1978-1979

Youth Project proposal to fund salary and expenses of a Solar Greenhouse Employment Project worker; Proposal to Task Force on World Hunger, Presbyterian Church, U.S.

Box 16

Folder 243

Grant Proposals: The ARCA Foundation, 1979-1981

Box 16

Folder 244

Grant Proposals: John A. Hartford Foundation, 1981

Box 16

Folder 245

Grant Proposals: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, 1979

Box 16

Folder 246

Grant Proposals: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, 1980

Unfunded proposal.

Box 16

Folder 247

Grant Proposals: National Center for Appropriate Technology, 1979

Box 17

Folder 248

Grant Proposals: North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation, 1982-1983

Box 17

Folder 249

Grant Proposals: Sustainable Communities and Solar Applications, 1982

Box 17

Folder 250

Grant Proposals: United Methodist Church, 1982-1983

Box 17

Folder 251

Grant Proposals: Z. Smith Reynolds, 1982-1984

Box 17

Folder 252

Greenhouse Contact List: Alabama, 1979

Box 17

Folder 253

Greenhouse Contact List: North Carolina, 1980-1983

Box 17

Folder 254

Greenhouse Contact List: Solar Energy Network Meeting, 1983

Box 17

Folder 255

Greenhouse Contact List: Tennessee, 1980

Box 17

Folder 256

Greenhouse Designs: Blueprints, 1979

Box 17

Folder 257

Greenhouse Designs: Freestanding, undated

Box 17

Folder 258

Greenhouse Designs: Solar Greenhouse Employment Project Handouts, 1980s

Box 17

Folder 259

Greenhouse Designs: Solar Hot Water Heater, undated

Box 17

Folder 260

Greenhouse Designs: Window Boxes, 1977

Box 17

Folder 261

Greenhouse Horticulture, undated

William W. Dow's handwritten notes.

Box 17

Folder 262

Green Thumb Inc., 1987

Energy Employment Training Program

Box 17

Folder 263

Hope-Fuel Project, 1982-1983

Box 17

Folder 264

Long Branch Environmental Education Center, 1984

Box 17

Folder 265

Lowndes County, Ala., 1979

William W. Dow gave a greenhouse presentation at Central High School in Lowndes County. Also includes a profile of the county.

Box 17

Folder 266

McDowell County, N.C., Solar Greenhouse Project, undated

Box 17

Folder 267

Model Community Energy Project Draft, 1983

Box 18

Folder 268

Monthly Reports, 1978-1979

Box 18

Folder 269

Monthly Reports, 1982-1983

Box 18

Folder 270

North Carolina Agricultural Marketing Project Energy Project Application, 1981

Box 18

Folder 271

North Carolina Alliance for Energy Fund, undated

Box 18

Folder 272

Notes, undated

Box 18

Folder 273

Folder number not used

Box 18

Folder 274-275

Folder 274

Folder 275

Planning, 1977-1978

William W. Dow's handwritten notes, correspondence, and reports documenting the initial development of SGEP.

Box 18

Folder 276-277

Folder 276

Folder 277

Printed Material, 1978-1981

Box 18

Folder 278

Printed Material: Clippings, 1979, 1983, 1985-1986

Box 18

Folder 279

Printed Material: Energy in Agriculture Primer, 1980

Box 18

Folder 280

Printed Material: Handouts and Newsletters, 1978-1986

Box 18

Folder 281

Printed Material: Small Farm Energy Project Newsletter, 1978

Box 19

Folder 282

Printed Material: Southern Unity Network/Renewable Energy Projects News, 1979-1980

Newsletter for Southern Unity Network/Renewable Energy Projects.

Box 19

Folder 283

Promotional Material, 1981, undated

Box 19

Folder 284

Rays of Hope, 1981-1985

Chatham County community solar organization, of which William W. Dow was a member. Includes announcements, memos, Dow's notes, and instructions.

Box 19

Folder 285

Rays of Hope: Clippings, 1982-1985

Box 19

Folder 286

Registration Forms, undated

Both blank and completed forms.

Box 19

Folder 287

Resumes, 1979-1982

Box 19

Folder 288

Rural Electric Cooperatives Case Study, 1979

Box 19

Folder 289

Solar Energy Tax Incentive Resources, 1979

Letter from Luke Danielson, Solar Energy Research Institute; list by state of laws pertaining to solar energy tax incentives.

Box 19

Folder 290

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Alabama, 1979-1980

Image Box 1

Folder PF-05612/6

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Alabama: Photographs: Building solar greenhouses in Rainsville, Ala., circa 1978-1980

Photographic Prints

4 images

Box 19

Folder 291

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Arkansas, 1985-1986

Box 19

Folder 292

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Newsletters, 1979-1984

Image Box 1

Folder PF-05612/7

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Photographs: Paul Konove, circa 1980s

Black-and-White Photographic Print

1 image

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-05612/8

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Photographs: Solar buildings, circa 1970s-1980s

Color 35mm Slides

47 images

(Acc. 102649)

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-05612/9

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Photographs: Greenhouse construction, circa 1970s-1980s

Color 35mm Slides

84 images

Image Box 2

Image Folder PF-05612/10

Solar Greenhouse Employment Project: Photographs: Greenhouse blueprints, circa 1970s-1980s

Color 35mm Slides

5 images

Box 19

Folder 293

Solar Greenhouse Operation in the Southeast, 1979

Box 19

Folder 294

Solar Lobbying Information, undated

William W. Dow's handwritten notes.

Box 19

Folder 295

Solar Receipts, 1978-1980

William W. Dow consulted for Southern Regional Council. Includes pay stubs, correspondence, and Dow's notes.

Box 19

Folder 296

Solaron Corporation, 1976-1977

Annual report, promotional materials.

Box 19

Folder 297

Southern Regional Council Check Stubs, 1980

Box 19

Folder 298-299

Folder 298

Folder 299

Storm King School Summer Environmental Institute, 1985

Box 20

Folder 300

Sun Shares Project, 1982-1983

Durham, NC, project.

Box 20

Folder 301

Symptom Study, undated

William W. Dow's handwritten notes.

Box 20

Folder 302

Teaching Materials for Solar, 1978

Box 20

Folder 303

Tennessee Valley Authority, 1978-1979

The Solar Greenhouse Employment Project worked on a solar greenhouse project with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Box 20

Folder 304

"Unemployment and Economic Dislocation: From Response to Action, " 1983

Box 20

Folder 305

Winter Tour of Solar Homes, 1983

Images, floorplans, and descriptions of homes that participated in tour in Rainsville, Ala.

Box 20

Folder 306

Workshop Materials, undated

Includes blank registration form, materials list, diagram, instructions, and introduction.

Box 20

Folder 307-308

Folder 307

Folder 308

Workshop Registrations, 1979-1980

Registration information for Alabama and North Carolina workshops.

Box 20

Folder 309

Youth Project, 1977-1979

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Chatham County Planning Board Files, 1971-1989.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

The Chatham County Planning Board managed the land development and permitting process of Chatham County. William W. Dow was a member of the board from 1982-1988 and chaired the board in 1988. Chiefly agendas, agenda notes, and meeting minutes for the monthly meetings of the Chatham County Planning Board.

Box 20

Folder 310

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, February 1982

Box 20

Folder 311

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, April-May 1982

Box 20

Folder 312

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, June-July 1982

Box 20

Folder 313

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, August 1982

Box 21

Folder 314

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, September 1982

Box 21

Folder 315

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, October 1982

Box 21

Folder 316

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, November 1982

Box 21

Folder 317

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, December 1982

Box 21

Folder 318

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, January 1983

Includes discussion of Carolina Woods being under consideration for development.

Box 21

Folder 319

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, February 1983

Box 21

Folder 320

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, March 1983

Box 21

Folder 321

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, April 1983

Box 21

Folder 322

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, May 1983

Box 21

Folder 323

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, June 1983

Box 21

Folder 324

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, July 1983

Box 21

Folder 325

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, August 1983

Box 21

Folder 326

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, September 1983

Box 21

Folder 327

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, October 1983

Box 22

Folder 328

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, November 1983

Box 22

Folder 329

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, December 1983

Box 22

Folder 330

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, January 1984

Box 22

Folder 331

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, February 1984

Box 22

Folder 332

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, March 1984

Box 22

Folder 333

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, April 1984

Includes discussion of Cole Park Plaza development.

Box 22

Folder 334

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, May 1984

Box 22

Folder 335

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, June 1984

Box 22

Folder 336

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, July 1984

Box 22

Folder 337

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, August 1984

Box 22

Folder 338

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, September 1984

Box 22

Folder 339

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, October 1984

Box 23

Folder 340

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, November 1984

Box 23

Folder 341

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, December 1984

Includes rezoning request to allow commercial business along U.S. Route 15-501.

Box 23

Folder 342

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, January 1985

Continuation of rezoning request; hearing date set.

Box 23

Folder 343

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, February 1985

Box 23

Folder 344

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, March 1985

Box 23

Folder 345

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, April 1985

Box 23

Folder 346

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, May 1985

Box 23

Folder 347

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, June 1985

Box 23

Folder 348

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, July 1985

Box 23

Folder 349

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, August 1985

Box 23

Folder 350

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, September 1985

Box 23

Folder 351

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, October 1985

Box 23

Folder 352

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, November 1985

Box 23

Folder 353

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, December 1985

Box 24

Folder 354

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, January 1986

Box 24

Folder 355

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, February 1986

Box 24

Folder 356

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, March 1986

Box 24

Folder 357

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, April 1986

In addition to regular inclusions, there is a proposed land development plan for three Chatham County townships (Baldwin, New Hope, and Williams), indicating "the recommended arrangement to land uses for the year 2000" and containing William W. Dow's notes and concerns; also development of Carolina Meadows is mentioned.

Box 24

Folder 358

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, May 1986

Box 24

Folder 359

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, June 1986

Box 24

Folder 360

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, July 1986

Box 24

Folder 361

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, August 1986

Includes discussion of planned community development, Riverview West, documents related to that, including reports, letters from residents of the area opposed to the project; Planning Board ultimately voted to recommend approval of the project and William W. Dow, along with others in the minority, submitted a minority recommendation regarding the proposal.

Box 24

Folder 362

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, September 1986

Box 24

Folder 363

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, October 1986

Box 24

Folder 364

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, November 1986

Box 24

Folder 365

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, December 1986

Box 24

Folder 366

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, January 1987

Box 25

Folder 367

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, February 1987

Box 25

Folder 368

Chatham County Planning Board Meetings, March 1987

Monthly meeting and special meeting to address issues including certain easements, flag lots, and road access to adjacent properties.

Box 25

Folder 369

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, April 1987

Box 25

Folder 370

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, May 1987

Box 25

Folder 371

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, June 1987

Box 25

Folder 372

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, July 1987

Box 25

Folder 373

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, August 1987

Box 25

Folder 374

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, September 1987

Box 25

Folder 375

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, October 1987

Box 25

Folder 376

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, November 1987

Box 25

Folder 377

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, December 1987

Box 25

Folder 378

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, January 1988

Box 25

Folder 379

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, February 1988

Box 25

Folder 380

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, March 1988

Box 26

Folder 381

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, April 1988

Box 26

Folder 382

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, May 1988

Box 26

Folder 383

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, June 1988

William W. Dow, chair of the board at the time, announced at the call to order that this meeting would be his last.

Box 26

Folder 384

Chatham County Planning Board Meeting, July 1988

Box 26

Folder 385

Chatham County Planning Board Clippings, 1983-1988

Clippings about various activities, actions, and members of the Chatham County Planning Board.

Box 26

Folder 386

Chatham County Extension Advisory Council, 1988

Box 26

Folder 387

Chatham County Publications, 1984, 1987

Chatham '84, Chatham County Schools Annual Report, 1987-1988.

Box 26

Folder 388

Chatham-Orange Planning Board Workshop, 1988

Box 26

Folder 389-390

Folder 389

Folder 390

Development Impact Fee Study Committee, 1986-1987

Box 26

Folder 391

Election Contacts, 1986-1987

Box 26

Folder 392

Jordan Lake, 1983

Clippings and newsletters.

Box 26

Folder 393

Land Ownership and Taxes, 1983

Box 26

Folder 394-395

Folder 394

Folder 395

Land Use Resources, 1972-1985

Guidelines, recommendations, reports.

Box 27

Folder 396-398

Folder 396

Folder 397

Folder 398

Pesticide Committee, 1982-1983

Minutes, notes, correspondence, and reference material, primarily related to aerial application of pesticides and herbicides.

Box 27

Folder 399

Planning Documents, 1971-1988

Chatham County Planning Guide, land development plans, land classification plan, and other rules and guidelines.

Box 27

Folder 400-401

Folder 400

Folder 401

Planning Documents, 1977-1986

Box 27

Folder 402-403

Folder 402

Folder 403

Strip Mining, 1987-1989

Notes, correspondence, memoranda, and legal petitions for judicial review related to the issue of coal mining in Chatham County.

Box 28

Folder 404

Triangle J Horizons Unlimited, 1983

The Triangle J Council of Governments hosted Horizons Unlimited, a regional forum and retreat on the future of the research triangle area, in 1983.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Subject Files, 1969-2012.

About 1000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename.

Articles and clippings collected by William W. Dow over the course of his career as well as a few personal papers and correspondence. Topics include agriculture, Ayrshire Farm, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, the Carrboro Farmers' Market, church affiliations, education, the environment, and public health.

Box 28

Folder 405

Agriculture: Agricultural Medicine Program, 1989

This was a proposed program and items include a flyer, notes, and contacts.

Box 28

Folder 406

Agriculture: Alternative Farming Field Day, 1986-1988

William W. Dow was a member of the planning committee for this event.

Box 28

Folder 407

Agriculture: Ayrshire Farm, 1984-2006

Includes planting notes and a clipping.

Box 28

Folder 408-409

Folder 408

Folder 409

Agriculture: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, 1983-2001

Includes meeting minutes, 1988-1990, correspondence, publications, and the 1993 certification of Dow/Ayrshire Farm that requirements of the organic category of the CFSA's Crop and Livestock Certification Program were fulfilled for a one year period, June 1993-June 1994.

Box 28

Folder 410

Agriculture: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association: Research Project, 1986-1988

Research was conducted in conjunction with the Department of Soil Science, Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center of North Carolina State University, regarding growth of varieties of lettuce and fall seeding of various grass covers. Participant growers in the three climatic and geologic regions of North Carolina were recruited. William W. Dow was a principal investigator in this project.

Box 28

Folder 411

Agriculture: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association: Ruth Mott Fund Project, 1987-1990

The purpose of this study was to learn more about organic agriculture by conducting on-farm research on production issues of organic growers, developing demonstrations of successful implementations of organic farming, and creating networks for technical advice. Includes the grant proposal, reports, correspondence, and budget information.

Box 28

Folder 412

Agriculture: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association: Stewardship News, 1981-1988, 2002

Issues of the newsletter of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

Box 29

Folder 413-414

Folder 413

Folder 414

Agriculture: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association: United States Department of Agriculture Project, 1986-1990

This study investigated implementation of methods of low-impact sustainable agriculture. William W. Dow was president of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association during this time and was the principal investigator on the project.

Box 29

Folder 415

Agriculture: Carrboro Farmers' Market, 1987, 1991, 1999, 2006

Includes by-laws, members list, 1987, letter to members, 1991, market guide, 1999, promotional material, 2006.

Box 29

Folder 416

Agriculture: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Produce, 1985-1986

William W. Dow appeared to either sell or facilitate the sale of produce to Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools.

Box 29

Folder 417-418

Folder 417

Folder 418

Agriculture: Clippings, 1972, 1982-1993, 2007-2008, 2011

Topics include sustainable agriculture, organic farming, and community supported agriculture.

Box 29

Folder 419

Agriculture: Cook Industries Clippings, 1971-1976

Clippings, often annotated, related to Cook Industries, a company that dealt largely in grain export sales.

Box 30

Folder 420

Agriculture: Correspondence, 1986-2010

Box 30

Folder 421

Agriculture: Cover Crop Workshop and Field Day, 2002

Box 30

Folder 422

Agriculture: Farmers' Markets, undated

Contains research papers regarding farmers' markets, including a profile of William W. Dow.

Box 30

Folder 423

Agriculture: Fertilizer, 1976

Box 30

Folder 424

Agriculture: Haw River Assembly, 1982

Box 30

Folder 425

Agriculture: Legume Cover Crops, 1984-1987

Articles and reports about legume cover crops.

Box 30

Folder 426

Agriculture: Living Farm Project, 1986

Box 30

Folder 427

Agriculture: Low-Input Farming Systems Research and Education, 1988

Box 30

Folder 428

Agriculture: Notes, 1984-1987

Box 30

Folder 429

Agriculture: Orange County Agricultural Task Force Report, 1981

Box 30

Folder 430

Agriculture: Orange County Rural Character Study Committee, 1988

Box 30

Folder 431

Agriculture: Printed Material, 1978, 1982

Printed guides and newsletters.

Box 30

Folder 432

Agriculture: Printed Material, 2001-2003

Box 30

Folder 433

Agriculture: Sustainable Agriculture Conference, 2002

Box 30

Folder 434

Agriculture: Sustainable Agriculture/Meadowcreek Project Proposal, 1986

Box 30

Folder 435

Alabama: Hazardous Waste, 1979

Box 30

Folder 436

Alabama: Infant Mortality, 1979

Box 30

Folder 437

Alabama: Senior Citizen Services, 1970s

Box 30

Folder 438

Ambulatory Pediatric Association Annual Meeting, 1971

Abstract submitted by William W. Dow and Rod Lorenz, "Programs for the Delivery of Medical Services for Appalachian Communities."

Box 30

Folder 439

Appalachian Alliance, 1978

Box 30

Folder 440

Appalachian Regional Commission, 1974, 1979

Box 31

Folder 441

Church Affiliations: North Carolina Council of Churches Migrant Housing, 1983

Box 31

Folder 442

Church Affiliations: North Carolina Council of Churches Peace and National Security Committee, 1983

Box 31

Folder 443

Church Affiliations: Pittsboro Presbyterian Church Outreach Committee, 1983

Box 31

Folder 444

Church Affiliations: Pittsboro Presbyterian Church Session Meetings of Elders, 1983-1984

Box 31

Folder 445

Church Affiliations: Pittsboro Presbyterian Church Sunday School, 1984

Box 31

Folder 446

Church Affiliations: Pittsboro Presbyterian Church Uganda Trip, 1984

Box 31

Folder 447

Church Affiliations: Printed Material, 1983-1986

Box 31

Folder 448

Community Organizing, 1979

Box 31

Folder 449

Democratic Party of Davidson County, Tennessee 1972

Box 31

Folder 450

East Chatham Medical Center, 1986-1990

Box 31

Folder 451

Education, 1978, 1981

Education files primarily include syllabi, notes, and related material for courses taken or taught by William W. Dow at the University of Alabama, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Central Carolina Community College.

Box 31

Folder 452

Education: Agriculture and Business, 2003

Box 31

Folder 453

Education: Curriculum Development, 1971-1973

Box 31

Folder 454

Education: Guest Lectures, 1983-1991

Box 31

Folder 455-456

Folder 455

Folder 456

Education: Health, Development, and Technology, 1984-2000

Box 31

Folder 457

Education: Health Education, 1976

Box 32

Folder 458

Education: Stress Course, 1980

Box 32

Folder 459

Education: Vegetable Production Course, 1976-1977

Box 32

Folder 460

Education: "Who Owns the Future of the South?" Rural Development Program, 1978

A conference of the same name was also held, and materials related to that are included as well.

Box 32

Folder 461

Environment: Alternative Energy, 1980-1986

Box 32

Folder 462

Environment: Citizens' Appalachia, 1978-1979

Factsheets produced by Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest, on topics including water conservation, nuclear power, solar energy, and strip mining.

Box 32

Folder 463

Environment: Environmental Policy Center Statements, 1975-1977

Box 32

Folder 464

Environment: Environmental Resource Project Advisory Board, 1989

Box 32

Folder 465

Environment: Farm Pond Harvest Articles, 1979-1987

Box 32

Folder 466

Environment: Forest Programs, 1969, 1972-1973

Printed reports related to forests of Appalachia and Alaska.

Box 32

Folder 467

Environment: James F. Hooper, 1975

Clippings regarding the nomination by President Ford of James F. Hooper to the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors, to the chagrin of environmental groups. Hooper was rejected by the Public Works Committee and did not receive the appointment.

Box 32

Folder 468-469

Folder 468

Folder 469

Environment: Lignite Mining, 1973-1975

Box 32

Folder 470

Environment: Mineral Deposits in East Tennessee, 1970s

Box 32

Folder 471

Environment: Newsletters, 1981-1989

Box 33

Folder 472

Environment: North Central Piedmont Resource Conservation and Development Area Steering Committee, 1984-1990

William W. Dow was a member and later chair of this committee during this time.

Box 33

Folder 473

Environment: Pesticides: Agricultural Resources Center Pesticide Education Project, 1986-1987, 2003

Box 33

Folder 474

Environment: Pesticides: "Investigation of the Effects and Uses of Biocides and Related Compounds in North Carolina," 1983

Box 33

Folder 475

Environment: Pesticides: North Carolina Pesticide Board, 1985, 1988, 1997

Box 33

Folder 476-477

Folder 476

Folder 477

Environment: Pesticides: North Carolina Pesticide Board: Pesticide Groundwater Study, 1988

Reports submitted to the North Carolina Pesticide Board regarding potential impact of pesticide use on groundwater in North Carolina.

Box 33

Folder 478

Environment: Pesticides: Pesticide Environmental Trust Fund 1999 Annual Report, 2000

Box 33

Folder 479-480

Folder 479

Folder 480

Environment: Pesticides: Pesticide Petition, 1997-1998

A group consisting of organizations and individuals (including William W. Dow and the Agricultural Resources Center) filed a Petition for Rulemaking Regarding Public Utility Rights of Way in February, 1998, regarding the application of herbicides on utility easements. Ultimately a memorandum of agreement between the petitioners and several utilities regarding this issue and the petition was withdrawn.

Box 33

Folder 481

Environment: Pollution, 1969

Box 33

Folder 482

Environment: Save Our Cumberland Mountains, 1978-1996

Chiefly newsletters.

Box 34

Folder 483

Environment: Save Our Cumberland Mountains, 2002-2011

Box 34

Folder 484

Environment: Tennessee National Areas Preservation Act, 1973

Box 34

Folder 485

Environment: Tennessee Property Tax Appraisal, 1973-1975

Box 34

Folder 486-488

Folder 486

Folder 487

Folder 488

Environment: Waste Management: Chatham County and Region, 1985-1989

Box 34

Folder 489-490

Folder 489

Folder 490

Environment: Waste Management: Governor's Waste Management Board, 1987-1988

William W. Dow was a member of this board and chair of its Public Information and Participation Committee.

Box 34

Folder 491

Environment: Waste Management: Printed Material, 1982-1988

Box 34

Folder 492

Environment: Windmills, 1982

Box 35

Folder 493

National Consumer Cooperative Bank Act, 1978

Box 35

Folder 494

Personal Papers: Correspondence, 1970s

A very small amount of personal correspondence is present, and appears primarily to be with current and previous collaborators.

Box 35

Folder 495

Personal Papers: Correspondence, 1980s

Box 35

Folder 496

Personal Papers: Correspondence, 1990s

Box 35

Folder 497

Personal Papers: Correspondence, 2000s

Box 35

Folder 498

Personal Papers: Curricula vitae, 1977-1984

Box 35

Folder 499

Personal Papers: Dow Family Reunion, 1989-1990

Digital Folder DF-05612/1

Personal Papers: Interviews for "What I stand on: practical advice and cantankerous musings from a pioneering organic farmer," circa 2012

Four interviews with Dow were conducted by Fred Broadwell, who edited and published the book following Dow's death.

These interviews were donated by Fred Broadwell in November 2016 (Acc. 102653).

Image Box 1

Folder PF-05612/11

Personal photographs: Bill Dow at Ginnie Reid Thompson's wedding, circa 1978

Color Photographic Print

1 image

Image Box 1

Folder PF-05612/12

Personal photographs: Hand holding rusted cable, 4 April 1973

Color Photographic Print

1 image

Photographer: Jack Corn, Staff photographer, The Tennessean

Box 35

Folder 500

Printed Material, 1972-1989

Box 35

Folder 501-502

Folder 501

Folder 502

Public Health, 1971-1984

Correspondence, reports, educational brochures, and clippings, primarily related to efforts in Tennessee but also including some material about Durham, N.C.

Box 35

Folder 503

Public Health: Association of Community Agencies in Orange County Nutrition Committee, 1978

Box 35

Folder 504

Public Health: Breastfeeding, 1975-1977

Box 36

Folder 505

Public Health: Clippings, 1970-1978

Box 36

Folder 506

Public Health: Haw River study, 1987

Box 36

Folder 507

Public Health: K-T (Kentucky-Tennessee) Model Valley Health Council, 1969-1971

Box 36

Folder 508

Public Health: North Carolina Health Council Conference on Rural Occupational Health, 1990

Box 36

Folder 509

Public Health: North Carolina Public Health Association, 1988-1989

Box 36

Folder 510

Public Health: Pediatric Lead Exposure, 1976

Box 36

Folder 511

Public Health: Printed Material, 1971-1977

Box 36

Folder 512

Public Health: Report, "A Decade of Policy Developments in Providing Health Care for Low-Income Families," 1975

Box 36

Folder 513

Public Health: Rural Health Care Delivery Projects, 1975

Box 36

Folder 514

Public Health: Watauga and Ashe Counties Hunger Study Proposal, 1986

Box 36

Folder 515

Public Health: Worms, undated

An article about intestinal parasites in children living in rural areas, likely written by William W. Dow around 1970.

Box 36

Folder 516

Revenue Sharing, 1973

Box 36

Folder 517

Southern Appalachian Leadership Training, 1980

Box 37

Folder 518-519

Folder 518

Folder 519

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, 1972-1979

Box 37

Folder 520

Vanderbilt University Committee on Religious Affairs, 1970-1971

William W. Dow was a member of this committee while at the School of Medicine.

Box 37

Folder 521

Weaving, 1970s

Box 37

Folder 522

Folder number not used

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3 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102563

One letter from Kate Bradley to Daryl Walker, 5 February 2014, with a copy of article by Evangeline Mee about the Bradleys (Mee interviewed them for the Southern Oral History Project), and a copy of an article about fundraising, which includes an anecdote about Kate Bradley purchasing land for the Petros clinic.

Box 38

Papers, 2013-2014 and undated

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7A. Papers, 1957-2009 (Addition of May 2016).

About 350 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 102597

Arrangement: As received.

The addition documents the Carolina Farmer's Stewardship Association, Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, the Center for Health Services, Dr. Amos Christie, the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, Ayrshire Farm, the Carrboro Farmer's market, and the Agricultural Marketing Project. Materials include correspondence, notes, reports, newspaper clippings, farm records, and research on each of those projects. There are also personal papers relating to his two marriages, including guest lists, photographs, invitations, and correspondences, and his childhood and high school life including school work, scrap books, report cards, photographs, correspondence between family, and diplomas from high school, college, and medical school.

Box 38

Papers, 1957-2009

Image Folder PF-05612/13

Photographs: William Dow, 1980s-2008

12 Images

Photographic Prints
Oversize Paper Folder OPF-05612/1

Diplomas and awards, 1961-circa 1990

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7A. Papers, 1940s-2011 (Addition of October 2018).

300 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103467

The addition includes photographs documenting Dow's youth, early 1980s Carrboro Farmers' Market, Student Health Coalition, Solar Greenhouse Employment Project; and an interview by a Chatham County Community College oral history project, and other materials.

Box 38

Papers, 1940s-2011

Image Folder PF-05612/14

Photographs: William Dow and family, 1940s-1980s

8 Images

Photographic Prints
Image Folder PF-05612/15

Photographs: William Dow graduation from Vanderbilt University, 1967

12 Images

Photographic Prints
Image Folder PF-05612/16

Photographs: Pediatrics Housestaff and Full-Time Faculty at Vanderbilt University, 1972-1975

3 Images

Photographic Prints
Image Folder PF-05612/17-18

PF-05612/17

PF-05612/18

Photographs: Solar Greenhouse Employment Project, 1970s-1980s

150 Images

Photographic Prints
Image Folder PF-05612/19

Photographs: William Dow with others, 1970s-1980s

150 Images

Photographic Prints
Image Folder PF-05612/20

Photographs: William Dow with Leah Albers, 1979

1 Image

Photographic Print
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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7A. Papers, 1970s-2016 (Addition of January 2023).

About 1200 items.

Aquisitions Information: Accession 20230105.1.

The addition contains materials related to the operation of Ayrshire Farm, including farm journals and ledgers Dow kept for each season, with information about crops planted, cultivation, and sales to local restaurants and customers. Also contains photographs, personal correspondence, and other personal and family papers.

Box 39

Articles and publicity events

Miscellaneous childhood letters, pre-1980, Beth Wolfe (first wife)

Miscellaneous papers, 1981-2007

Personal journal, December 1981-1982

Crops and barn commentary, 1982-1983

Journal, 1989-1995

Ayrshire Farm account book, 1991-2004

Journal: trip to England, Scotland, Nambia, December 1994-June 1995

Journal: England and Scotland, 1997

Journal-England, August 1998-August 1999

Miscellaneous papers, 2005-2015

Journal/sales book, 2005-2016

Book proposal, 2008

Box 40

Bill Dow papers

Box closed until 2045.

Image Folder PF-5612/21

Photographs

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