Collection Number: 05649

Collection Title: Student Health Coalition Project Collection, 1968-2017

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 800 items)
Abstract Materials documenting the work of the Student Health Coalition, an organization developed at Vanderbilt University in 1969 to reach out to medically underserved communities in upper East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, and Southwest Virginia, and to join with local leaders with the goal of building a network of primary care clinics and bringing health services to Appalachian regions lacking reliable access to health care. Materials include correspondence, photographs, administrative files, grant and project proposals, reports, clippings, and research files. There are also materials relating to the community-driven archival project developed by former leaders of the Student Health Coalition and the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to document the history of the coalition's work.
Creator Student Health Coalition
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Student Health Coalition Project Collection #5649, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Materials transferred from the William W. Dow Papers (#05612) in September 2015 (Acc. 102311). Materials donated by Diane Lauver in September 2015 (Acc. 102320); Irwin Venick in October 2015 (Acc. 102321) and June 2017 (Acc. 103087); Cathy Barrow Heck in December 2015 (Acc. 102478); Dr. Lewis Lefkowitz in December 2015 (Acc. 102479); Deede Wyatt in January 2016 (Acc. 102508); Sue Love in May 2016 (Acc. 102595); Jack Bedford in June 2017 (Acc. 103085); Barbara Clinton in July 2017 (Acc. 103111); and Rob Cheplicki in September 2017 (Acc. 103150). Materials in Series 6 were generated by Southern Historical Collection during September 2015 event (Acc. 102480). Periodic transfers from participants.
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In 1968, as a sophomore, 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 sponsored the conference and offered opportunities for funding to students with project concepts. Dow felt that the needs of rural communities were not being met, and suggested what became the Student Health Coalition to the Macy Foundation. The foundation thought that Dow's project should be done in conjunction with work by students at Meharry Medical College, a historically black college, whose focus was urban communities. Although Dr. Amos Christie at Vanderbilt agreed to be the principal investigator for Dow's project, the medical school refused to move forward on the project. Eventually, he took the project to Meharry Medical School who agreed to fund the project with Dr. Christie at Vanderbilt and Dr. Leslie Falk at Meharry set to serve as principal investigators and medical supervisors. As a result, in 1969, the first summer of the Student Health Coalition (SHC), the focus was on medical surveys in urban Nashville. However, Dow and Pat Maxwell also led a small group of Vanderbilt students through rural Tennessee to conduct surveys.

The Center for Health Services (CHS) was established in 1971 due to the need for an administrative structure to connect the SHC to the university and to work with the SHC 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 SHC connected to the CHS: 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 structure of the SHC involved medical students, nursing students, and supervising physicians from Vanderbilt University, who began spending most of their summers in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee, offering free physical examinations and lab tests to anyone who walked through the doors of a local elementary school, community center, or clinic during a week-long "Health Fair." After screening hundreds of men, women, and children, the students and doctors would pack up their equipment and travel to another low-income community, a cycle repeated six to ten times every summer from 1969 to 1976.

While the Health Fairs moved from place to place, a team of "community workers" would stay put in one place for the entire summer. They were mostly liberal arts undergraduates or law students from Vanderbilt University. Typically, two or three students would be sent to a community, where prior to the Health Fair they would assist local residents with preparations, and afterwards they would help people find treatment for medical conditions detected by the physical exams or lab results. The community workers essentially community organizers, scouting out local leaders and building up grassroots organizations that would fight to change conditions in their area long after the students were gone. The community organizing initially focused on the formation of local health councils and the creation of resident-controlled primary care clinics. While diagnostic check-ups and medical follow-up for people in need was part of the SHC agenda, the larger goal was to improve the quality of life in rural communities by empowering residents to take charge of their own health and welfare.

After the creation of Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) in 1972, the organizing initiated and supported by SHC went in other directions. Local residents, armed with research done by a SHC special projects team that documented the failure of corporate landowners in East Tennessee to pay taxes on lands rich in minerals and timber, had challenged the historic pattern of inequitable taxation - and won. SOCM was formed to build on this win, tackling other problems afflicting Appalachian communities, including unregulated strip mining, corporate pollution of wells and streams, and insufficient revenue for schools, roads, and other services. The community workers continued to seed and to support local health councils, but after 1972, in areas of Appalachia where SOCM was active, much of their ancillary organizing directed at complementing the efforts the leaders and organizers of the new multi-county organization.

As SHC and SOCM were working to expand the power of local residents, other SHC participants were working to expand the role and responsibilities of nurses. At the Health Fairs, nursing students performed physical examinations under the watchful eye of attending physicians. When they returned to school in the Fall, they pushed against the boundaries of their profession's traditional training, practice, and roles. In 1972, at the instigation of nursing students, medical students, and doctors affiliated with the SHC, Vanderbilt's School of Nursing created one of the first programs in the country to train nurse practitioners.

During the first two summers of 1969 and 1970, the SHC had focused its efforts on East Tennessee; in 1971, it began working in Appalachian communities of Eastern Kentucky; and by 1974, it was also holding Health Fairs in southeast Virginia and western North Carolina. Some of the sites that hosted health fairs over the years include: Clairfield, Jellico, White Oak, Murfreesboro, Smithville, Briceville, Sneedville, Deer Lodge, Etowah, Norma, Petros, Stoney Fork, Tracy City, and Ashland City in Tennessee; Frakes, Harlan County, Mulberry, Wallins Creek, and Kelper in Kentucky; and St. Charles and Meadowview in Virginia. Eventually, the SHC added African American communities in West Tennessee and Alabama. Most of the SHC's medical workers and community workers continued to come from Vanderbilt, but students from other schools joined the SHC's ranks in later years, including graduate students and undergraduates from Peabody, Yale, Notre Dame, Duke, Rutgers, University of the South, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Virginia.

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The Student Health Coalition Project is a collaboration between the Southern Historical Collection and former Student Health Coalition (SHC) leaders, aimed at documenting the history of the SHC's health care, community organizing, and advocacy work in the Appalachian region. The project collection consists of papers donated by many former SHC participants and records gathered by the staff of the Southern Historical Collection that document the process of developing this participatory archive.

Series 1. Files transferred from the William W. Dow Papers (#05612) that document two SHC reunions. One attended by Dow in 2009, and another hosted in Nashville in 2013 after Dow's death in 2012. Materials include correspondence between former coalition members including Rick Davidson, Lark Hayes, Margaret Ecker, Mary Ruth Martin, Tom John, John Davis, Virginia Munford and Rod Lorenz; photographs from 1970s; planning materials for the 2013 reunion; reports related to the coalition (1970-1974); scrapbooks made for the 2013 reunion; and programs from the 2013 memorial service for Dow in Nashville. Digital materials include videos of the CHS and the SHC shown during the reunions, and photographs taken during the 2009 reunion. An Addition of September 2017 (Acc. 103150) consists of digital photographs and videos documenting the 2013 reunion.

Series 2. Dianne Lauver trained Community Health Workers and worked with the SHC at Vanderbilt and in North Carolina. The materials she gathered on her experience include drafts of training and education materials for Community Health Workers in the Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC), and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition. The series also contains pamphlets and publications on the SHC, health clinic documentation for the Laurel Forks Health Clinic, and an article on Nurse Practitioners written by Richard Davidson and Dianne Lauver.

Series 3. Irwin Venick worked with the ASHC and the CHS at Vanderbilt University in the 1970s, eventually becoming a lawyer in Nashville, Tenn. The series includes subject files on social and environmental issues in Tennessee and the South, authored by people associated with the coalition, as well as reports written in 1980 on primary health care in Tennessee, which Venick helped complete. Other materials include a group photograph that possibly depicts the extended family of Byrd Duncan, a community leader who was instrumental in organizing Health Fairs, and the Briceville Health Council; photographs from a community event in west Tennessee featuring Square Mormon, an African-American community leader; photographs of the Urban Student Health Coalition Health Fair; and miscellaneous papers.

Series 4. Cathy Barrow Heck attended Vanderbilt University and worked with the SHC in 1974 as a pediatric examiner. In 1975, she became a co-director of the ASHC with Cindy Lutenbacher. The materials document her experience leading the coalition, containing handwritten drafts of the coalition's annual reports, correspondence, materials for SHC grant proposals, articles and clippings about the SHC, schedules and participant lists for organizing summer health fairs, and materials from a training course that Cathy Barrow Heck took at Vanderbilt prior to her summertime service with the SHC.

Series 5. In 1965, Dr. Lewis Lefkowitz arrived at Vanderbilt University and began a community-based elective for students. After Dr. Amos Christie invited him to a meeting with students interested in starting the SHC, he became one of its most important faculty supporters. Dr. Lefkowitz visited Health Fairs and organized the Urban Branch of the SHC, based in Nashville, and served on the board of the CHS for 18 years. The series contains copies of SHC and CHS annual reports from the late 1970s to late 1980s, as well as notes, correspondence, papers, and photographs on the SHC and CHS.

Series 6. In September 2015, former Student Health Coalition members gathered at Wilson Library in Chapel Hill to discuss goals for the project in collaboration with Southern Historical Collection. As part of this meeting, the Southern Historical Collection prepared copies of one of the coalitions first annual report, and "Look Books" or binders of pictures and questions which they were encouraged to write on. They were also provided with two large photograph reproduction to identify by hand the people and events taking place. The aim was to remind them of events and preserve their conversations. The images in the "Look books" and reproductions were largely sourced from the Richard Davidson Photographs (#5613), and handwritten notes penned during the meeting explain both who is featured in some photographs and what was happening.

Series 7. Deede Wyatt participated in the SHC as a Vanderbilt University nursing student in the 1970s. Her time at Vanderbilt overlapped with a September 1972 visit by President Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia Nixon Cox, who met with an eldery group and with the SHC while in Nashville. The series contains newspaper clippings about Cox's meeting with the SHC, which covered national health care, the specific health concerns of coal mining communities in rural Appalachia, and President Nixon's health care plans. Also included are materials about protests organized by former SHC members, including Deede Wyatt, who believed Cox's meeting with SHC to be a publicity stunt orchestrated by Vanderbilt and the Nixon administration during an election year. The group also had concerns about the motives and effectiveness of the SHC, and a notable item in the series is a press release expressing the views of the protesters and their concerns about the SHC.

Series 8. Sue C. Love participated in the Rural Student Health Coalition in the early 1970s as a medical worker and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. At the same time, her future husband Cliff Love served as a community worker. The series consists of black-and-white photographs of a SHC meeting from the summer of 1972 at a cabin owned by either John Williams or John E. Davis. Pictured members include John Williams, John E. Davis, Tom John, Joe Little, Sue Love, and Irwin Venick. One color photograph depicts John Williams and Kate Bradely.

Series 9. Caryl Carpenter participated in the Rural Student Health Coalition in the mid to late 1970s. She worked with the Mountain People's Health Council and East Tennessee clinics, and documented activities related to the SHC in the 1970s. Images depict activities of the Mountain People's Health Council clinics in Norma, Stoney Fork, and Lake City, Tenn. Also included are images depicting a East Tennessee Clinics reunion that occurred in 1996.

Series 10. Jack Bedford participated in the Health Fair in Eastern Kentucky in the summer of 1971. A letter home shares updates about the Health Fair, its sponsors, the Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization and the Appalachian Regional Commission, and social and business activities.

Series 11.Barbara Clinton was the Center for Health Services director 1988-2013. The Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111) contains annual reports from the CHS, ASHC, and the Student Environmental Health Project (STEP); reports on the coalition's efforts; and CHS files on its history, programs, funding, 25th anniversary, bylaws, and publicity. Additional materials include Barbara Clinton's cirriculum vitae from 2017.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013.

150 items.

Files transferred from the William W. Dow Papers (#05612) that document two Student Health Coalition reunions. One attended by Dow in 2009, and another hosted in Nashville in 2013 after Dow's death in 2012. Materials include correspondence between former coalition members including Rick Davidson, Lark Hayes, Margaret Ecker, Mary Ruth Martin, Tom John, John Davis, Virginia Munford and Rod Lorenz among others, photographs from 1970s, planning materials for the 2013 reunion, reports related to the coalition (1970-1974), scrapbooks made for the 2013 reunion, and programs from Dow's memorial service in Nashville in 2013. Digital material include videos of the Center for Health Services and the Student Health Coalition shown during the reunions, and photographs taken during the 2009 reunion. An Addition of September 2017 (Acc. 103150) consists of digital photographs and videos documenting the 2013 reunion.

An Addition of September 2017 (Acc. 103150) includes video and audio (digital files) recorded by videographer Rob Cheplicki, who was hired by the participants of the Student Health Coalition archive project to document a May 2013 gathering that they organized at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The gathering included a series of presentations relating to the Coalition's history and legacy in healthcare, environmental, and legal advocacy work in the Appalachian region, and discussions and deliberations on the process of developing an archive to tell the story of the Coalition's work. Presenters at the gathering included Margaret Ecker, Mary Ruth Martin, Lark Hayes, Jack Corn, Marie Cirillo, John E. Davis, Maureen O'Connell, Charles (Boomer) Winfrey, James Thomas John, Irwin Venick, Kathy Wood Dobbins, William V. Corr, Jack Beckford, and Richard A. Davidson. Topics discussed during these sessions include rural healthcare, community development, the role of the Tennessee Primary Care Association, the history of Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM), the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare"), and community-driven archives work. There is also an audio recording of a memorial service for Student Health Coalition co-founder Bill Dow, which took place during the Nashville gathering. The accession also includes a number of individual oral history interviews conducted at the May 2013 gathering. Interviewees include: Carolyn Burr, Dal Macon, Joe (Pete) Moss, Lewis Lefkowitz, Maureen O'Connell, Charles (Boomer) Winfrey, and William V. Corr. Interviews were conducted by Rob Cheplicki, Lark Hayes, Margaret Ecker, and Mary Ruth Martin. Additionally, the addtion contains edited video clips recorded by former Student Health Coalition members Lark Hayes, James Thomas John and Margaret Ecker during their return trip to East Tennessee in the spring of 2013. These recordings include clips of interviews conducted with Bill Dow, Betty Anderson, J.W. Bradley, Kate Bradley, Marie Cirillo, Maureen O'Connell, Charles (Boomer) Winfrey, and Art Van Zee. Also includes an excerpt from a 1973 Appalshop documentary called "Appalachian Genesis," and a short documentary about the history of Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM, later known as Statewide Organizing Community eMpowerment).

Folder 1

Correspondence, 2012-2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." Folder 1

Folder 2

Reunion planning materials, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." Folder 2

Folder 3

Reports, 1970-1974 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." Folder 3

Documenting some of the communities and the health fairs in East Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and excerpts from Student Health Coalition annual reports.

Folder 4

Reunion scrapbook, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." Folder 4

Folder 5

Reunion scrapbook, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." Folder 5

Folder 6

Reunion and memorial service programs, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." Folder 6

Digital Folder DF-05649/1

Reunion photographs, 17-19 April 2009 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/1

Digital Folder DF-05649/2

"An Introduction to the Center for Health Services at Vanderbilt University: Thoughts from Just a Few" #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/2

Digital Folder DF-05649/3

"Salute to Excellence": Student Health Coalition, 1996 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/3

Digital Folder DF-05649/4

Student Health Coalition photographs, 1970 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/4

Digital Folder DF-05649/7

Audio recordings of presentations and interviews, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/7

Acquired in September 2017 (Acc. 103150).

Digital Folder DF-05649/8

Edited video clips from travel in East Tennessee and historical footage, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/8

Acquired in September 2017 (Acc. 103150).

Digital Folder DF-05649/9

Videos of interviews, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/9

Acquired in September 2017 (Acc. 103150).

Digital Folder DF-05649/10

Videos of presentations, 2013 #05649, Series: "1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013." DF-05649/10

Acquired in September 2017 (Acc. 103150).

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150 items.

Arrangement: Donor arrangement.

Dianne Lauver volunteered with the Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC) at Vanderbilt and with the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition. In both coalitions, she trained Community Health Workers to act as embedded advocates for community health. The collected materials include information on role of the Community Health Workers, including their work providing basic health information and connecting people with health providers. The series also contains drafts of education materials Lauver created for training and orientation of Community Health Workers; documentation for the health clinic in Laurel Fork, Tenn., co-authored by Lauver, Bill Corr (who worked at the clinic), and Richard Davidson; an article about nurse practitioners by Lauver ad Davidson; information about the Health Advocate Program at the CHS; health pamphlets; coalition promotional materials; additional orientation information; and correspondence from the North Carolina Rural Health Coalition.

Folder 7

Education materials: Community Health Workers #05649, Series: "2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984." Folder 7

Folder 8

Education materials: Community Health Workers worksheet drafts #05649, Series: "2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984." Folder 8

Folder 9

Laurel Fork Health Clinic documentation #05649, Series: "2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984." Folder 9

Folder 10

Community Health Workers: Planning materials #05649, Series: "2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984." Folder 10

Folder 11

"Nurse Practitioner and Physician Roles: Delineation and Complementarity of Practice" by Richard A. Davidson and Diane Lauver #05649, Series: "2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984." Folder 11

An article published in Research in Nursing and Health in 1984 (Volume 7, Issues 3-9)

Folder 12

Student Health Coalition pamphlets, publications, and notes #05649, Series: "2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984." Folder 12

Folder 13

North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition #05649, Series: "2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984." Folder 13

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s.

70 items.

Arrangement: Donor arrangement.

Irwin Venick worked with the Appalachian Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services in the 1970s, eventually becoming a lawyer in Nashville, Tenn. The series includes subject files on social and environmental issues in Tennessee and the South, authored by people associated with the SHC, as well as reports written in 1980 on primary health care in Tennessee, which Venick helped complete. Other materials include a group photograph that possibly depicts the extended family of Byrd Duncan, a community leader who was instrumental in organizing Health Fairs, and the Briceville Health Council; photographs from a community event in west Tennessee featuring Square Mormon, an African-American community leader; photographs of the Urban Student Health Coalition Health Fair; and miscellaneous papers.

Folder 14

Subject Files: Social and environmental issues #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 14

Articles by people associated with the Student Health Coalition: "Appalachia and the Third Face of Power" by John Gaventa, 1976; "Catalysts for Change" by Richard Couto, 1980, one-time director of the Center for Health Services; "The Decline of 1960s Social Movements" by Anthony Oberschall, 1978; and "Forest Service and Appalachia" by Si Kahn, 1974.

Folder 15

Subject Files: "A Study of Primary Health Care in Tennessee," 1980 #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 15

By Tennessee Association of Primary Health Care Centers

Folder 16

Subject Files: "A Study of Health Care Services in Tennessee," 1980 #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 16

A report of the special joint committee on the access to and delivery of basic health care services.

Folder 17

Subject Files: "A Study of Health Care Services in Tennessee Appendix," 1980 #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 17

Appendices to the report of the special joint committee on basic health care.

Folder 18

Group photograph #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 18

A photograph of Byrd Duncan, and possibly his extended family, taken by Elizabeth Hayert.

Folder 19

Photographs of a west Tennessee event #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 19

Includes a few photographs of Square Mormon.

Folder 20

Miscellaneous papers #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." Folder 20

Includes a letter from Nancy Raybin regarding the St. Charles Health Clinic, and materials from the 1988 Student Health Coalition reunion at the Center for Health Services.

Oversize Paper Folder OP-5649/1

Student Health Coalition funding vote poster, circa 1970s #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." OP-5649/1

Image Folder PF-5649/2

Photographs, 1978 #05649, Series: "3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s." PF-5649/2

20 color photographs of the Urban Student Health Coalition health fair, including photographs of volunteers, participants, and the health fair location. Individuals identified by Irwin Venick are Yvonne Joosten, Kris Kuhn, and Laurel Thompson. It is likely these photographs document a Cayce Homes Fair in June 1978.

Acquired in June 2017 (Acc. 103087).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975.

100 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name.

Cathy Barrow Heck attended Vanderbilt University and worked with the Student Health Coalition (SHC) in 1974 as a pediatric examiner. In 1975, she became a co-director of the Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC) with Cindy Lutenbacher. The materials document her experience leading the coalition, containing handwritten drafts of the coalition's annual reports, correspondence, materials for SHC grant proposals, articles and clippings about the SHC, schedules and participant lists for organizing summer health fairs, and materials from a training course that Cathy Barrow Heck took at Vanderbilt prior to her summertime service with the SHC.

Folder 21

Annual report drafts #05649, Series: "4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975." Folder 21

Written by Cathy Barrow Heck.

Folder 22

Correspondence, 1974-1975 #05649, Series: "4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975." Folder 22

Folder 23

Grant applications and responses, 1974-1975 #05649, Series: "4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975." Folder 23

Folder 24

Newspaper articles on health fairs, 1975 #05649, Series: "4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975." Folder 24

Folder 25

Student Health Coalition pamphlet, undated #05649, Series: "4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975." Folder 25

Folder 26

Student Health Coalition schedules and participants, 1974-1975 #05649, Series: "4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975." Folder 26

Folder 27

Vanderbilt training course materials, undated #05649, Series: "4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975." Folder 27

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015.

100 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name.

In 1965, Dr. Lewis Lefkowitz arrived at Vanderbilt University and began a community-based elective for students. After Dr. Amos Christie invited him to a meeting with students interested in starting the Student Health Coalition (SHC), he became one of its most important faculty supporters. Dr. Lefkowitz visited Health Fairs and organized the Urban Branch of the SHC, based in Nashville, and served on the board of the Center for Health Services (CHS) for 18 years. Students who wanted to work on the Appalachian Project were able to attend his clinics and take elective coursework in these locations and receive training in physical assessment, which helped prepare them for summer projects. The series contains copies of SHC and CHS annual reports from the late 1970s to late 1980s, as well as notes, correspondence, papers, and photographs on the SHC and CHS.

Folder 28

Appalachian Student Health Coalition annual report, 1977-1978 #05649, Series: "5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015." Folder 28

Folder 29

Appalachian Student Health Coalition annual reports, 1981-1983, 1986-1988 #05649, Series: "5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015." Folder 29

Folder 30

Center for Health Services annual reports, 1981-1982, 1984-1985 #05649, Series: "5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015." Folder 30

Folder 31

Student Health Coalition and Center for Health Services papers, 1968-1979 #05649, Series: "5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015." Folder 31

Includes correspondence to Lefkowitz from others at Vanderbilt, community members, and students regarding the SHC, reports from Dr. Amos Christie, excerpts from annual reports, and an undated list of sites for summer health fairs.

Folder 32

Student Health Coalition and Center for Health Services papers, 1980-1989 #05649, Series: "5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015." Folder 32

Includes correspondence from others at Vanderbilt, and the CHS, written notes, CHS Board of Directors' meeting minutes and reports frequently authored by Richard Couto (director for the CHS), some administrative records for the center, and other records documenting Lefkowitz's involvement with the SHC and CHS.

Folder 33

Student Health Coalition and Center for Health Services papers, 2000-2015 #05649, Series: "5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015." Folder 33

Includes written and email correspondence between Lefkowitz and those associated with CHS and the communities they served, such as Marie Cirillo, Martha Stucker, Sue Love, and Barbara Clinton, and clippings from articles on community health clinics in the region.

Folder 34

Student Health Coalition reunion photographs, circa 1990-2015 #05649, Series: "5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015." Folder 34

Photographs from a reunion circa the 1990s, the April 2009 reunion in Nashville, and the September 2015 meeting at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, 2015.

5 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name.

In September 2015, former Student Health Coalition (SHC) members gathered at Wilson Library in Chapel Hill to discuss goals for the project in collaboration with Southern Historical Collection. As part of this meeting, the Southern Historical Collection prepared copies of one of the coalitions first annual report, and "Look Books" or binders of pictures and questions which they were encouraged to write on. They were also provided with two large photograph reproduction to identify by hand the people and events taking place. The aim was to remind them of events and preserve their conversations. The images in the "Look Books" and reproductions were largely sourced from the Richard Davidson Photographs (#5613), and handwritten notes penned during the meeting explain both who is featured in some photographs and what was happening.

Folder 35

Copy of Student Health Coalition annual report, 1970 #05649, Series: "6. Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, 2015." Folder 35

Contains handwritten notes from the 2015 meeting on some pages.

Folder 36

"Look Book" with notes, September 2015 #05649, Series: "6. Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, 2015." Folder 36

Contains handwritten notes which primarily identify pictured individuals and occassionally their role in the coalition.

Folder 37

"Look Book" with notes, September 2015 #05649, Series: "6. Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, 2015." Folder 37

Contains handwritten notes primarily provide context for events depicted in the photographs.

Oversize Paper OP-5649/2

Student Health Coalition large photograph reproduction of coalition members #05649, Series: "6. Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, 2015." OP-5649/2

Contains handwritten identifications of group members.

Oversize Paper OP-5649/3

Student Health Coalition large photograph reproduction of a strip mine #05649, Series: "6. Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, 2015." OP-5649/3

Contains handwritten identifications of group members.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Deede Wyatt Materials on Tricia Nixon Cox's Visit to Vanderbilt University, 1972.

20 items.

Deede Wyatt participated in the Student Health Coalition (SHC) as a Vanderbilt University nursing student in the 1970s. Her time at Vanderbilt overlapped with a September 1972 visit by President Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia Nixon Cox, who met with an eldery group and with the SHC while in Nashville. The series contains newspaper clippings about Cox's meeting with the SHC, which covered national health care, the specific health concerns of coal mining communities in rural Appalachia, and President Nixon's health care plans. Also included are materials about protests organized by former SHC members, including Deede Wyatt, who believed Cox's meeting with SHC to be a publicity stunt orchestrated by Vanderbilt and the Nixon administration during an election year. The group also had concerns about the motives and effectiveness of the SHC, and a notable item in the series is a press release expressing the views of the protesters and their concerns about the SHC.

Folder 38

Newspaper clippings, 1972 #05649, Series: "7. Deede Wyatt Materials on Tricia Nixon Cox's Visit to Vanderbilt University, 1972." Folder 38

Newspaper articles and letters to the editor written over a period of several months in the Fall of 1972 publicizing Tricia Nixon Cox's visit to Vanderbilt, meeting with the SHC, and the Vanderbilt protest group's presence and activity.

Folder 39

Press release, 12 September 1972 #05649, Series: "7. Deede Wyatt Materials on Tricia Nixon Cox's Visit to Vanderbilt University, 1972." Folder 39

A press release written by Deede Wyatt, Robert Wyatt, Sharon Smith, Christine Thren, April Taninesz, and Georgene Russell explaining their concerns about the SHC's motivations and effectiviness in East Tennessee. In addition they describe their problems with Tricia Nixon Cox's visit to Nashville and Vanderbilt.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Sue Love Student Health Coalition Meeting Photographs, 1972.

30 items.

Sue C. Love participated in the Rural Student Health Coalition in the early 1970s as a medical worker and attended medical school at Vanderbilt University. At the same time, her future husband Cliff Love served as a community worker. Included are black-and-white photographs of a SHC meeting from the summer of 1972 at a cabin owned by either John Williams or John E. Davis. Pictured members include John Williams, John E. Davis, Tom John, Joe Little, Sue Love, and Irwin Venick. One color photograph depicts John Williams and Kate Bradely.

Image Folder PF-5649/1

Student Health Coalition meeting photographs, 1972 #05649, Series: "8. Sue Love Student Health Coalition Meeting Photographs, 1972." PF-5649/1

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Caryl Carpenter Mountain People's Health Council, East Tennessee clinics, and Student Health Coalition Photographs, 1970s, 1996.

30 items.

Caryl Carpenter participated in the Rural Student Health Coalition in the mid to late 1970s. She worked with the Mountain People's Health Council and East Tennessee clinics, and documented activities related to the SHC in the 1970s. Images depict activities of the Mountain People's Health Council clinics in Norma, Stoney Fork, and Lake City, Tenn. Also included are images depicting a East Tennessee Clinics reunion that occurred in 1996.

Digital Folder DF-5649/5

Mountain People's Health Council, East Tennessee clinics, and Student Health Coalition photographs, circa 1970s #05649, Series: "9. Caryl Carpenter Mountain People's Health Council, East Tennessee clinics, and Student Health Coalition Photographs, 1970s, 1996." DF-5649/5

Digital files made from photographic prints.

Materials have item level descriptions provided by Caryl Carpenter.

Digital Folder DF-5649/6

East Tennessee Clinics reunion, 1996 #05649, Series: "9. Caryl Carpenter Mountain People's Health Council, East Tennessee clinics, and Student Health Coalition Photographs, 1970s, 1996." DF-5649/6

Digital files made from photographic prints.

Materials have item level descriptions.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 10. Jack Bedford Letter, 26 July 1971.

1 item.

Jack Bedford participated in the Health Fair in Eastern Kentucky in the summer of 1971. A letter home shares updates about the Health Fair, its sponsors, the Eastern Kentucky Welfare Rights Organization and the Appalachian Regional Commission, and social and business activities.

Folder 40

Letter, 26 July 1971 #05649, Series: "10. Jack Bedford Letter, 26 July 1971." Folder 40

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)].

100 items.

Barbara Clinton was the Center for Health Services director 1988-2013. The series contains annual reports from the Center for Health Services (CHS), Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC), and the Student Environmental Health Project (STEP); reports on the coalition's efforts; and CHS files on its history, programs, funding, 25th anniversary, bylaws, and publicity. Additional materials include Barbara Clinton's cirriculum vitae from 2017.

Folder 41

Appalachian Student Health Coalition annual reports, 1984-1985 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 41

Folder 42

Center for Health Services annual reports, 1975-1981 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 42

Folder 43

Center for Health Services annual reports, 1981-1987 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 43

Folder 44

Center for Health Services annual reports, 1987-1994 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 44

Folder 45

Center for Health Services bi-annual reports, 1995-2000 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 45

Folder 46

Center for Health Services three-year reports, 2004-2009 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 46

Folder 47

Student Environmental Health Project (STEP) annual reports, 1980-1987 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 47

Folder 48

CHS: Amos Christie Awards, 1988-1989, 1997, and undated #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 48

Folder 49

CHS: Bylaws and board members, 1984-1986, 1998, and 2008 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 49

Folder 50

CHS: Funding, 1960s-1980s #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 50

Folder 51

CHS: History, 1960s-2000s #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 51

Folder 52

CHS: Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Project materials, 2010, 2012, and undated #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 52

Folder 53

CHS: Program descriptions, 1996-2006, 2011, and undated #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 53

Folder 54

CHS: Publicity, 1997, 2001, and undated #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 54

Folder 55

CHS: Support Letters, 1988-1989 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 55

Folder 56

CHS: 25th Anniversary, 1996-1997 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 56

Folder 57

CHS: Writing, 1970s-1990s #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 57

Folder 58

Related materials: Barbara Clinton's curriculum vitae, 2017 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 58

Folder 59

Related materials: "A Citizen's Guide to Oak Ridge," from the STEP office, 1989 #05649, Series: "11. Barbara Clinton Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1960s-2017 [Addition of July 2017 (Acc. 103111)]." Folder 59

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 12. Deborah Cogswell Photograph Album, 1971 (Addition of October 2018)

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Processing Information

Processed by: Ashlyn Velte, August 2016

Encoded by: Gergana Abernathy, August 2016

Updated because of addition, November 2018

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