"Merchandising the Mountaineer: Photography, the Great Depression, and Cabins in the Laurel" by Charles Alan Watkins. "'That Ribbon of Social Neglect': Appalachia and the Media in 1964" by Betty Miller Bowler. "Heritage or Hermitage? John Shelton Reed's Southerners" by Rodger Cunningham. "The First Hundred Thousand" by Richard Hague.
Poetry by Kenneth King ("I Would Like to Say Hello" and "Put Down"), Walter Lane ("Autobiography of a Nobody" and "Just a Stray Dog"), James McIntosh ("By the Fence at the Mount Morris Cemetery outside Morgantown," "At the Beech Street Crossing in Grafton, West Virginia," and "The Sideshow Girl with the Blue Eyelids"), and Rudy Thomas ("Even a mt. poet should be able to write something").
Book reviews by Robert Coles (The Trail of the Lonesome Pine by John Fox Jr.), Richard Peet (Appalachian: A Regional Geography: Land, People, and Development by Karl B. Raitz and Richard Ulack with Thomas R. Leinbach), and Jim Wayne Miller (The Importance of Visible Scars by Don Johnson).
Letters to the editor from David Whisnant and Sue Ella Kobak with a response from Stephanie Perrin.
"Signs of the Times" and the "Chronicle."