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General Resources Pertaining to Appalachia

American Folklife Center
Part of the Library of Congress.

Appalachian Regional Commission
The Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.

Appalachia Magazine
At this link you can find archived copies of this magazine dating back to 1996. Each issue has articles that can be read online or printed.

Archives of Appalachia
The Archives of Appalachia seeks to collect and preserve those records having permanent value in documenting the rich cultural, economic, historic, political, and social fabric of life in Appalachia. Our collections include manuscripts, business and organization records, photographs, audio and video recordings of musical performances and oral history interviews.

Appalachian Center: Berean Colege
The Appalachian Center gives concentrated leadership to Berea's Appalachian activites, working to stimulate student and scholarly interest, bring together existing outreach programs and guide the creation of new services, relate Berea College's efforts to those of other Appalachian institutions, and serve the nation as a source of information about the Appalachian region.

Early Appalachia
Links to information about tools, cooking, and music.

An excellent place to begin learning more about the impact of the Scotch/Irish on the Appalachia region.

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia
Incorporates excerpts from original sound recordings. Find audio and photo archives here.