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Appalachian Studies   Tags: appalachian_studies, regional studies  

A research guide to scholarly resources on Appalachia.
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    Reference Sources

    Reference Sources

    Appalachian Bibliography 
    ASU APP COLL STACK Z1251.A7 A6 (1980)
    A classic from West Virginia University Library.

    Appalachian Regional Commission Archives 
    ASU APP COLL STACK F106 .A58 (1990)
    Guide to library and archives of the Commission on economic development in the area since 1965.

    Archives in Appalachia: A Directory 
    ASU APP COLL STACK CD 3052 .A73 (1985)
    Funded by National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    American Folklore: An Encyclopedia and online as an Ebook
    Four volume work with bibliographical references, illustrations, and an index.

    Bibliography of Southern Appalachia 
    ASU APP COLL STACK Z1251.A7 B5x (1978)
    From the Appalachian Consortium, edited by
    Charlotte Ross. Selectively annotated.

    Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English
    ASU APP COLL OVSZ PE2927 .G7 M66 2004
    Glossary and vocabulary for mountain dialects.

    Encyclopedia of American Social History 
    ASU MAIN STACKS HN 57 ,E58 (1993)
    Another massive work with with maps and an index. Long articles with 
    bibliography and cross-references.

    Encyclopedia of Appalachia
    ASU SPEC APP COLL F106 .E53 2006
    Organized by subject with bibliography and index.

    Encyclopedia of Southern History 
    ASU REF F207.7 .E52 (1979)
    Massive volume with maps, tables, and biographical entries.


    Appalachian Studies on the Internet

    A Selected Bibliography of Scholarship on Appalachia

    Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky

    The Appalachian Center of Berea College

    Appalachian Collection at West Virginia University

    Museum of Appalachia

    Appalachian Studies Association
    Official site of the organization with research resources and regional services.  Sponsors an annual conference.

    Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University

    Documenting the American South
    A collection of primary sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century.

    North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online 
    The special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, and museums. Searchable by subject.

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    Links to Special Collections

    W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection
    at Appalachian State University
    Digital Collection at ASU

    D. H. Ramsey Special Collections
    at UNC-Asheville

    Hunter Library Special Collections
    at Western Carolina University


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