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View Resource Documenting the American South

Sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at the University of Chapel Hill, Documenting the American South (last mentioned in the April 18, 1997 Scout Report) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. This Web site has grown considerably since its inception and currently contains over 1,000 books...
View Resource Southern Rural Development Center

Since John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson declared war on rural poverty during their time in the White House, there has been an overriding concern with alleviating the persistently high levels of poverty in the American South. A number of organizations have developed to provide assistance to the region, and the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC), located at Mississippi State University is one...
View Resource First-Person Narratives of the American South

From its online beginnings in 1995, the Documenting the American South initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has created a number of helpful digitized collections that document the Southern perspective on a wide range of areas of American history and culture. One of the project's latest additions is the First-Person Narratives of the American South collection, which...
View Resource John Hensel Photograph Collection

The American South has been documented by legions of photographers and others seeking to capture its unique visual appearance. John LeRoy Hensel came to Columbia, South Carolina from Ohio during World War II as a bomber pilot instructor. He grew quite fond of the region and he returned after the war's conclusion to open a photography business. Over the next few years, he took hundreds of...