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Appalink is a newsletter published twice a year by the Appalachian Studies Association to keep members up-to-date on news regarding the association itself as well as the annual Appalachian Studies Conference. ASA members may submit announcements for the newsletter to Mary Thomas, ASA Executive Director, at Most issues of the newsletter include a message from the current ASA President on issues ranging from volunteer opportunities to environmental issues. Each year Conference information is published in Appalink including the location and theme of the conference. A subscription to Appalink is included in Association and Conference memberships at no additional charge. Individuals and organizations may purchase advertisements in the newsletter by contacting the managing editor.

The newsletter has been around since the beginning, and has been called “Appalink” since the second issue. The first is an account of the founding meeting of the Appalachian Studies Conference. Throughout the years, Appalink has changed in layout, content, and length, but it still continues to bring news of the Association to its membership twice each year.

Appalink Editor:
Jordan Lovejoy (


Managing Editor:

Mary K. Thomas (


Assistant Managing Editor:

Ann Bryant (

Previous Editors of Appalink:

1978: Sharon Lord (University of Tennessee)

1979-1980: Anne Campbell (University of Kentucky)

1981-1983: James M. Gifford (Morehead State University)

1984-1986: Richard Blaustein (East Tennessee State University)

1987-1988: Carl A. Ross (Appalachian State University)

1989-1990: Sallie Miller Weaver (Appalachian State University)


1991-1993: John Inscoe (University of Georgia)


1993-1995: Sandra Ballard (Carson-Newman College)


1995-1998: Danny Miller (Northern Kentucky University)


1999-2001: William (Bill) Klaus (West Virginia University)


2002-2004: Linda Spatig (Marshall University)


2004-2008: Mary Jo Graham (Marshall University)


2008-2009: Kevin Barksdale (Marshall University)


2009-2011: Mary Jo Graham (Marshall University)


2011-2019: Eryn Roles (Marshall University)

2019-2023: Anne Chesky Smith (Western Carolina Historical Association)

2023-Current: Jordan Lovejoy (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Past Issues of Appalink

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Volume 7

Volume 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 15

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 21

Volume 22

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 25

Volume 26

Volume 27

Volume 28

Volume 29

Volume 30

Volume 31

Volume 32

Volume 33

Volume 34

Volume 35

Volume 36

Volume 37

Volume 38

Volume 39

Volume 40

Volume 41

Volume 42

Volume 43

Volume 44

Volume 45

Volume 46

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