Kingdom Come School materials, c.1973

Sub-Series ap.afc.03.03

22 Film containers
30 Audio tapes
6 Video cassettes
7 Photo prints
1 Boxes
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series III. Appalachian Educational Media Project Films, First Grant, 1973-1974 > Kingdom Come School materials, c.1973
Scope and Contents
Contains material related to the color documentary Kingdom Come School, a 1973 release.  The film follows teacher Harding Ison and his twenty-two students during a typical day at the last one room schoolhouse in Letcher County, Kentucky.  Students are shown cross-age tutoring, fixing lunch, working at the chalkboard, and receiving one-on-one instruction from the teacher.  Interviews include Ison commenting on the value of one-room schools, and the county school superintendent offering his rationale for further school consolidation.  Subjects include school consolidation, rural education and rural youth in the Appalachian region.