APPALACHIAN LIBRARIES & ARCHIVES
Appalachian Digital Library
Appalachian College Association Central Library. The Digital Library of Appalachia provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. The contents of the DLA are drawn from special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries.
Appalachian Cultural Museum
Located at Appalachian State University, this museum was created to foster an understanding of the people of the Appalachian Mountains and to serve as a laboratory for new museum ideas. Through exhibits, publications, and special events, the Museum presents the rich traditions of the region. The Museum gives new meaning to life in western North Carolina in a manner that is authentic and non-stereotypical.
The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection
This repository for a wide variety of materials related to the Southern uplands is located on the second floor of Belk Library at Appalachian State University. The Appalachian Collection has more than 26,000 volumes of books and over 200 periodical subscriptions, with special strengths in the social sciences, regional history, folklore, music, religion, genealogy, fiction, and African and Native Appalachia.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries
University of Kentucky, Libraries
Digital Library Project
The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the completion of Phase I of its Digital Library Project. The Project, initiated in 1995, preserves significant Virginia archival and library collections and extends access to these collections to anyone with Internet access. The Project is available online. Over 600,000 images were scanned, and 40 electronic finding aids were created to access the images as well as other materials in the Library's collection. The major components of Phase I are the Virginia Colonial Records Project, the U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection, the collection of family Bible records, and the Electronic Card Indexes Project (indexes to 36 separate archival and library collections).
APPALACHIAN ARCHIVES & MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University
Appalachian Collection - Manuscript Resources for Appalachian History at the Special Collections Department of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech
Berea College Museum Collections
Si Kahn Collection, 21 objects documenting traditional and revival period musical instruments made and used in the Southern Appalachian region. Berea College Special Collections, held by the Berea College Hutchins Library, containing the Weatherford-Hammond Mountain Collection, 15,000 volumes of published material on the southern Appalachian region; the Southern Appalachian Archives, 900 lin. ft.
Library of Congress, Manuscripts Reading Room
This Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room includes links to finding aids and the American Memory online collections. It also includes information on Reading Room policies and procedures, instructions for searching manuscript catalog records in the Library's online catalog, online exhbits and resources, and the Division's annualacquisitions reports.
Marshall University Morrow Library Special Collections
Special Collections houses collections of a unique, and specialized nature on the third floor of the James E. Morrow Library on the Marshall University campus.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
The mission of the NUCMC program is to provide and promote bibliographic access to the nation's documentary heritage. This mission is realized by NUCMC production of cataloging describing archival and manuscript collections held by eligible repositories located throughout the United States and its territories. The program's mission is further realized by the provision of free searching, via NUCMC gateways, of archival and manuscript cataloging in the RLG and OCLC union catalogs. Collection of links to sites in various states.
Repositories of Primary Sources for Eastern States
University of Idaho Library
National Museum of American History Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution
The Archives Center contains archival collections documenting American music, ethnic imagery, advertising and advertising history, religion, technology and invention, material culture, sports, and transportation.
The Southern Folklife Collection
The Southern Folklife Collection on the fourth floor of Wilson Library houses one of the world's largest collections of Southeastern-tradition derived music.
Southern Historical Collection
Index of Manuscripts inventory for Southern Historical Collection, UNC-CH.
West Virginia History Database
Includes West Virginia Historical Societies and Repositories Guide to Collections Pertaining to West Virginia History Repositories Outside West Virginia
West Virginia and Regional History Collection
Located on the second floor of Colson Hall, the West Virginia and Regional History Collection contains a variety of primary and secondary source materials for the study of central Appalachia, the Upper Ohio region, and West Virginia itself.
West Virginia State Archives Welcome Page
Southern Mountaineers the History of the William Leonard Emery Appalachian Collection