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Archives of Appalachia

The Center for Appalachian Studies & Services



When is the Archives open?

We are open Monday-Friday, 9-4:30. We do, however, observe ETSU holidays. If you are coming a distance, you may want to call in advance at 423.439.4338.

Where is the Archives of Appalachia located?

We are located on the campus of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. We are on the 4th floor of Sherrod Library, which is located at 344 J L Seehorn Road. This link will take you to a map of the ETSU campus. Sherrod Library is building 320 on the map.

Is there visitor parking on the ETSU campus?

Yes, visitor parking is available. Click here to obtain a visitor parking permit or e-mail the Department of Public Safety at . You will need to know when you plan to visit, your tag number, and your driver license .  Parking services will e-mail you a permit to place on your dashboard. A permit allows you to park in any faculty, staff, or student parking lot. There is no charge for a permit.

What kind of genealogical resources are in the Archives?

While our Appalachian Collections focus primarily on the history and culture of the region, we may have family papers of interest to you. Microfilm census records and local newspapers are housed in Sherrod Library's microfilm department, on the 2nd floor of Sherrod Library. This link will take you to the Sherrod Library Catalog.

Does the Archives provide reference assistance?

Yes. We provide reference assistance at no charge to patrons visiting the Archives. We also provide reference assistance by telephone, mail, and e-mail. A minimum $10.00 distance access fee is charged for distance access requests. For additional information on accessing and using the Archives, go to Access the Archives. You may also contact us at 423.439.4338, or . 

Ask an Archivist if you have further questions or need additional information.

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