East Tennessee State University’s
Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
documents and showcases Appalachia’s past,
celebrates its cultural heritage, and promotes
an understanding of the influences
that shape its identity.


To document and showcase the story of Appalachia through archival and museum collections and Center-wide programming.

To provide students with the tools, techniques, and information that foster creativity and growth through the advancement of Appalachian educational initiatives at all levels.

To affirm the power of regional culture in today’s world through community outreach programs that raise questions and issues.

To promote an understanding of the breadth and complexity of Appalachian culture through the support and dissemination of scholarly research on the Appalachian region.










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