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Archives of Appalachia

The Center for Appalachian Studies & Services

Planning Your Visit

Achives are located in the Library 

The Archives of Appalachia is located on East Tennessee State University's main campus, 4th floor of the Sherrod Library, Room 422. Sherrod Library is located at 344 J L Seehorn Road. See the map below for directions. 

Hours & Schedule

The Archives is typically open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with the exception of university holidays

Beginning May 10, 2019, and running through August 16, 2019 the Archives will be open the following summer hours:

  • M-Th 9:00-4:30
  • Fridays by appointment only 

9:00 a.m. Reading Room opens to the public.
4:00 p.m. Duplication requests end for the day.
4:15 p.m. Staff collects research materials from researchers.
4:30 p.m. Archives closes. 

To help you make the most of your time, please call 423.438.4338 or email before your visit to place materials on hold. 


  • In the Reading Room you will find research tables, listening stations, and public access computers to aid you with your research. An archivist will always be available to assist you. 

  • The Archives is open to all researchers, but you will be required to register and present a valid photo identification such as a driver’s license, student ID, passport, or etc.  Your registration must be renewed each academic year.  

  • Personal items such as bags, coats, and backpacks must be placed in one of our lockers while you research. You may keep your notebook, laptop, and cell phone with you at the research tables.

  • The Archives is a no ink zone but we keep plenty of pencils available throughout the Reading Room. 

  • We do not allow the use of personal scanners but you may be able to photograph materials or obtain copies from us. Please consult with an archivist before taking photographs and we will be happy to work with you.   We can only accept cash or check for duplication services.  

  • You may want to dress in layers! Sometimes our Reading Room is a bit on the chilly side. 

  • Food and/or drink is not permitted in the Reading Room. There are several dining options available on or near campus. Please ask at the Reference Desk for a local food guide. 

  • Please consult our printable Researcher's Guide for more information about using the Archives Room.  


All campus visitors must contact Parking Services to obtain a free parking pass prior to parking. You may request and print a pass online, or pick-up a pass as you enter campus via Parking Services' drive-thru at 132 Stout Drive Johnson City, TN 37614. If you have questions about parking, please call 423.439.5650. To view a map of campus, please click here (Sherrod Library is Building 320). 


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