Archives of Appalachia
a unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
The Archives of Appalachia is open to the public for in-person research by appointment
Due to limited staffing, we currently require a minimum of
24 hours notice for an appointment.
Appointments are available between
9:00-11:30 and 1:30-4:00 Monday-Friday.
The Archives of Appalachia is a repository for memories — the written words, images,
and sounds that document life in southern Appalachia. We steward nearly two miles
of rare manuscripts, 250,000 photographs, 90,000 audio and moving image recordings,
and 14,000 books.
Nearly 2,000 patrons visit the Archives in person each year, and 65,000 more from over 50 countries engage with our holdings online.