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Appalshop celebrates Archives Month

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During the month of October, Appalshop Archive joins heritage organizations around the nation in celebrating Archives Month, an annual, month-long appreciation of archival & historical records and the institutions which preserve these unique resources. This year, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has designated Transportation and Industry as the theme for repositories in the Commonwealth. In honor of eastern Kentucky’s rich coal mining history, through October we are providing free streaming of Appalshop’s 1971 documentary Coal Miner: Frank Jackson. Preserved by Appalshop Archive with funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation, this 12-minute film features a coal miner’s personal recollections about his life as a union organizer and mine worker. Highlights include footage of underground mining and the riding of a “low boy” cart into the entryway of a deep mine. Streaming until October 31.

Coal Miner Frank Jackson from Appalshop Archive on Vimeo.

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