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Link to the Collection Finding Aid in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill: https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/05649/

This collection includes 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 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.

The project collection has also been used as the home for contributions made by individual participants in the archive project. These contributions and process files for the project are organized into the following series:

1. Student Health Coalition Reunion Materials, 2009 and 2013.

2. Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, 1960s-1984.

3. Irwin Venick Subject Files, circa 1970s-1980s.

4. Cathy Barrow Heck Materials on the Student Health Coalition, 1973-1975.

5. Lewis Lefkowitz Materials on the Student Health Coalition and the Center for Health Services, 1968-2015.

6. Student Health Coalition Project Process Materials, 2015.

7. Deede Wyatt Materials on Tricia Nixon Cox’s Visit to Vanderbilt University, 1972.

8. Sue Love Student Health Coalition Meeting Photographs, 1972.

9. Caryl Carpenter Mountain People’s Health Council, East Tennessee clinics, and Student Health Coalition Photographs, 1970s, 1996.

10. Jack Bedford Letter, 26 July 1971.

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

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