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Appalachian Studies: Overview

A research guide to scholarly resources on Appalachia.

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Greta Browning

Office: Belk Library 432

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RAP Sessions

RAP (Research Advisory Program

The Research Advisory Program (RAP). Provides students the opportunity to meet with a librarian for in-depth assistance.

RAP Session Request Form 

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

Reference Sources

Reference Sources

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

Appalachian Regional Commission Archives 
ASU APP COLL 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 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 Appalachia and online as an Ebook
ASU APP COLL OVSZ Z1251.A7 B87 (2009) 
More than 4,700 books, articles, monographs and dissertations, topically arranged and indexed

Bibliography of Southern Appalachia 
ASU APP COLL  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 MAIN STACKS 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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