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Archives of Appalachia

The Center for Appalachian Studies & Services

Reading Room


Our archival materials include family, business, and organizational papers, photographs, and audiovisual materials related to Appalachia as well as a wide array of university records, photographs, and publications.  You can visit our searchable online database to review a finding aid or collection guide for all of our collections.  These guides will help you discover materials in our repository that may relate to your research interest. We also maintain a Special Collection of published or other print material related to the region.  To find items held in Special Collections, search your subject in the Sherrod Library catalog and look for Archives of Appalachia in the "Available At" section. 

Onsite Reference Service

Our Reading Room is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except University Holidays. We have public access computers available for you to search our collection database while onsite or we are happy to assist you in locating relevant materials. We staff the Reading Room full time and there is no charge for onsite reference services. Please consult our Researcher's Guide for more information.       

Duplication Services

The Archives provides onsite duplication services for a nominal fee whenever possible. Condition of the document, donor restrictions, and copyright issues may affect duplication services.  If you need duplication of either document or media materials, please consult with an archivist who will assist you in determining if your request can be fulfilled.  For further information regarding duplication and fees, please consult our Access Services and Fees Schedule.

Use of Materials for Publications

Individuals or organizations may be granted permission to use, publish, display, broadcast, or otherwise distribute archival holdings to which the Archives has property rights.  All usage requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.  Please consult our full Usage Policy and Usage Fee Schedule or Contact Us for further information.


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