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Archives of Appalachia

The Center for Appalachian Studies & Services

Education and Student Services

 Multimedia Classroom


Laura Smith, Education & Outreach Archivist, serves as an educational resource to the ETSU community. Below are a few ways she can assist you with connecting students to archival material and original research. Contact her directly at  or 423.439.6990 to schedule an orientation session or identify archival material that supports your curriculum.

Using Archives
Do your students need to learn to use the archives?  Schedule a class visit to learn about the Archives of Appalachia (and archives in general), our collections, using our collections database, or other customized topics. We have a state of the art multimedia classroom that seats 20 students, or we can travel to classrooms. 
Bring your class or the department faculty on a tour of the Archives facilities to promote discussion of using local primary resources. Tours can accommodate up to 12 individuals. 
Research Visit
If you or your class need to conduct specialized research using our primary source material, let us help you access relevant materials using our classroom space.  
Copyright Guide to Fair Use
While many of our materials are subject to copyright, we may still be able to offer materials for educational uses.  For additional information, please consult the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries.

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Our Reference staff is available to help individual students learn how to use the archives, the collections database, and make the most of their research visit.  

Get to Know the Archives
To find out more about the types of materials and exhibits we have and how these relate to your research topics please contact Reference Services.  
Schedule a Search Tutorial
If you need assistance learning how to use our collections database (ArchivesSpace), please contact Reference Services for a tutorial.  
Schedule a Research Visit
If you need to conduct research for a class paper or project, a thesis/dissertation, or a capstone project, please contact Reference Services to discuss ways we can support your research.  
How to Cite Archival Sources
Citing your sources is an important function of good scholarship and encourages your reader to visit the Archives.  If you need assistance building your archives citations, please consult the How to Cite Archival Sources or contact Reference Services



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