Highlander Research and Education Center Records, 1917-2017

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 + Part 14 (M2019-039; Audio 515A/245): Additions: Highlander Education and Research Center Archives, 1931-1997

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Title: Highlander Research and Education Center Records
Inclusive Dates: 1917-2017

  • Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Call Number: Mss 265; Micro 795; Micro 846; Audio 515A; Audio 807A; Audio 1450A; PH 4260; VCA 828-VCA 830; VDA 469; VHC 684-VHC 686; V8A 460-V8A 464; M83-030; M84-213; M88-362; M90-345; M99-039; M99-091; M2000-186; M2004-203; M2008-091; M2010-108; M2019-039; M2021-023; M2022-018

Quantity: 41.2 cubic feet (104 archives boxes), 50 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 2,243 audio recordings, 10.1 cubic feet of photographs (31 photo boxes, 1 archives box, and 1 oversize box), 0.2 cubic feet of proofs and negatives (1 box), and 10 videorecordings; plus additions of 171.2 cubic feet (100 record center cartons, 192 archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 folder, and 3 oversize folders), 11.1 cubic feet of photographs, negatives, transparencies and pictorial materials (24 archives boxes, 8 photo boxes, 1 negative box, 1 folder, and 16 oversize folders), 410 videorecordings, 29 films, and 9.1 gigabytes (45 folders)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Highlander Research and Education Center, 1917-2017, an adult education center and its predecessor, the Highlander Folk School, documenting its programs and workshops including labor, civil rights, and Appalachian poverty, and the harassment of Highlander by government agencies. Highlander continues to evolve taking on new causes including: environmentalism, globalization, LGBTQ issues and grassroots leadership in under-resourced communities. Files include: correspondence; minutes; annual reports; financial records; workshop materials; legal papers; play scripts and song books; clippings; speeches, writings and publications; tape recordings of meetings, interviews, addresses and speeches, workshops, etc.; and photographs of meetings, workshops and the grounds.


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Language: In English and Spanish

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00265
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