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Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3515

This collection houses annual reports (1982-1986; 1983 missing), copies of the SOCM Sentinel (1983-1987), a brochure, and copies of two stories published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (1986-1987) documenting the Tennessee activist group Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM).

Dates

  • 1982-1987 May

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses annual reports (1982-1986; 1983 missing), copies of the SOCM Sentinel (1983-1987), a brochure, and copies of two stories published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (1986-1987) documenting the Tennessee activist group Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM).

Biographical/Historical Note

Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) was founded in 1972 as an activist group in Tennessee best known for its opposition to strip mining. When it was first formed, the group focused specifically on the Cumberland Plateau and the Cumberland Mountains. It later expanded to include all of Tennessee. In 2008, the board voted to change the name to Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment, thus maintaining the acronym SOCM but indicating its wider scope. The group remains active today.

Arrangement

This collection consists of six folders.

Acquisition Note

Aaron J. Sharp donated these records to Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480