Provides access to descriptions of and finding aids for collections in the archives which houses nearly 18 million manuscripts, 75,000 sound recordings, and 250,000 still and moving images on topics related to Appalchia. (East Tennessee State University)
Resources related to the culture, environment, history and geography of the southern and central Appalachian region. Full text and media resources from the collections of the 33 member institutions of the ACA.(Central Library, Appalachia College Association)
Primary resources for the study of southern history, literature, and culture. Includes collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs." (UNC Chapel Hill University Library)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a musician and folklorist who dedicated his life to collecting and promoting the music of the Southern Appalachians. Through his work he became known as "Minstrel of the Appalachians." This digitized version of his scrapbook is a collaborative project with the Liston B. Ramsey Center and Digital NC. The materials in this collection are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study.
The mission of the North Carolina Literary Map is to highlight the literary heritage of the state by connecting the lives and creative work of authors to real (and imaginary) geographic locations. Through the development of a searchable and browseable data-driven online map, users are able to access a database, learning tools, and cultural resources, to deepen their understanding of specific authors as well as the cultural space that shaped these literary works.
Online collections of historic maps featuring maps from three of the state's largest map collections: the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center. Contains more than 3,000 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to 2000, and covering each county.
Western Carolina University offers access to rich primary sources through their digital archives. Collections include materials relating to the Cherokee, Appalachia, the Craft Revival, and the Civil War.