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Appalachian Studies: Web Resources

APPALACHIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
http://www.appalachianstudies.org
Publishes Journal of Appalachian Studies. Lists service, funding, and research links, plus discussion lists and course syllabi. Headquartered at Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

FILMS and MEDIA

Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY
http://appalshop.org/
Film, theater, music, radio.

Index to Bibliographies of West Virginia and Appalachian Films (from AppLit)
http://www.ferrum.edu/AppLit/Bibs/WVFilmIndex.htm
By Steve Fesenmaier, West Virginia Library Commission.

Southern Mountaineers Filmography, 1904-1995
http://www.library.appstate.edu/appcoll/filmography.html
by J.W. Williamson, Appalachian State University.

LITERATURE and LANGUAGE

Appalachian Heritage: A Literary Quarterly of the Appalachian South (1973--  )
http://www.berea.edu/appalachianheritage/
Poetry, short stories, criticism, and featured authors -- much of it full-text online, with photographs, new books list, and access to previous issues. Links to regional authors, literary news and events.  Indexed by Project MUSE database.      

Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review  (1972--  )
http://www.appjournal.appstate.edu/index.html
“…an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed quarterly featuring field research, interviews, and other scholarly studies of history, politics, economics, culture, folklore, literature, music, ecology, and a variety of other topics, as well as poetry and reviews of books, films, and recordings.”  Indexed by EBSCOhost’s America: History and Life database.

AppLit
http://www.ferrum.edu/AppLit/
Resources for teachers of Appalachian literature for children and young adults.  Lesson plans, study guides, links, articles, authors, bibliographies, fiction and poems. Produced at Ferrum College, Va.

Journal of Appalachian Studies (1995--  )
http://www.appalachianstudies.org/jas/
“…a refereed journal published twice per year…. It is the official journal of the ASA, a multi-disciplinary organization for scholars, teachers, activists…. The Journal of Appalachian Studies supersedes earlier publications of the ASA, including Proceedings and the Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association.”  Indexed by EBSCOhost’s Academic Search database.

Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine (1984-- )
http://www.etsu.edu/cass/nowandthen/
Published twice per year, each issue is themed and includes articles, personal essays, fiction, poetry and photography.

Still: The Journal 
http://www.stilljournal.net/
Online literary journal founded in 2009 by Silas House (fiction editor), Jason Howard (nonfiction editor), and Marianne Worthington (poetry editor).  Each issue contains an interview and multi-media presentation by Appalachian artists.  Published three times per year: October, February, and June.  Links to other writers, musicians, and projects.

MAGAZINES, ONLINE

Appalachia Magazine
http://www.arc.gov/appalachia
Annual journal (1996--  ) of the Appalachian Regional Commission documenting local economic development projects in the thirteen-state region.

Nantahala: A Review of Writing and Photography in Appalachia
http://www.nantahalareview.org/
Quarterly online journal hosted by the Appalachian College Association, begun fall 2001, and the 2003 winner of ASA's “e-Appalachia Award.”  

The Old-Time Herald
http://www.oldtimeherald.org
Celebrates the love of old-time music (1987-- ), which shares origins, influences and musical characteristics with roots music across America, highlighting the Southeastern tradition.   Sound clips.

MAPS

Appalachian Region Maps, U.Ky. Appalachian Center
http://www.appalachiancenter.org/node/358
County outline maps by theme:  political, education, distress by census tract, industry, housing.

Appalachian Regional Commission Maps
http://www.arc.gov/maps
Forty maps covering: economic status, education, geography, income, poverty, unemployment.

ONLINE  ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Appalachian English (dictionary)
http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/dictionary/
Includes an online Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English, MP3 sound transcripts of native speakers, annotated bibliography, full-text articles, and links to other sites.

e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia
http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/
Charleston: West Virginia Humanities Council, 2010--  .
Thousands of articles on WV’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.

The New Georgia Encyclopedia
http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Home.jsp.
Athens: Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press, 2004--  .
“Articles, images, sound, and moving image material as well as links to other Web sites related to the history, culture, and life of the state.”  Includes a link to the Digital Library of Georgia [primary sources].

Ohio History Central: An Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History
http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/
Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 2005--  .
Indexed by location (Southeast Ohio), topic, media, time period, category.

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2002--  .
Search by category, image gallery, media gallery, map gallery.

RESEARCH CENTERS

See also: ASA’s directory of Appalachian Research Centers
http://www.appalachianstudies.org/resources/centers/detail/
               
Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, D.C.
http://www.arc.gov/
Federal office that dispenses funds and works with states to create opportunities for economic development.  Regional data, research reports, maps, and articles from Appalachia Magazine.

Center for Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
http://www.appstudies.appstate.edu/
Home of the the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, an M.A. degree program for Appalachian Studies, and the quarterly Appalachian Journal.

Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University
http://www.etsu.edu/cass/
A hub of scholarly, educational, public service, and artistic projects addressing the needs and interests of the Appalachian region.  Also home to the bi-annual, Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine.

Eastern Kentucky University Center for Appalachian Studies
http://www.appalachianstudies.eku.edu/
Includes tabs for Appalachian Studies events, Appalachian Studies minor, classes offered.

Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College, KY
http://www.berea.edu/appalachiancenter/
Major center for Appalachian Studies.  Dynamic web site with LINKS to “Web Resources,” and tabs for research bibliographies; issues; awards; education; environment; community development; music and dance.  Also home to the quarterly, Appalachian Heritage

Radford University Appalachian Regional Studies Center
http://www.radford.edu/~arsc/
Tabs for:  resources, events, curriculum, programs, links

University of Kentucky Appalachian Center
http://www.appalachiancenter.org/
Tabs for:  research, maps/data/reports, Appalachian Studies, news/events

MORE LINKS and DIRECTORIES

Appalachian Treasures Gateway
http://www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/zcl/atg/index.htm
A directory of sites about Appalachian history, culture, physical and social environments, social customs, images and stereotypes, maintained at Ohio University--Zanesville. Includes links to bibliographies, organizations, events and other gateways.

CVA: Center for Virtual Appalachia
http://cva.moreheadstate.edu/
Portal to online information includes access to government, commercial, educational, and private sites with links to maps, art, music, literature, religion, crafts, and events.

Hillbilly Highway: Appalachia and America
http://www.unc.edu/%7Ewhisnant/appal/Sylfal97.htm
Course syllabus for Dr. David Whisnant's 1997 Junior Seminar on Appalachian Studies (AMST 63), University of North Carolina, with links to hundreds of Appalachian-related sites.

Migration and Urban Appalachians
http://uacvoice.org/research.html
Includes a Bibliography of Urban Appalachian Resources by Phil Obermiller, migration statistics, reports and programs, newsletter and maps, and services offered by the Urban Appalachian Council of Greater Cincinnati.

Research Aids: Pathfinders for 80 Appalachian topics
http://www.library.appstate.edu/appcoll/research_aids/index.html
Good starting point for a wide array of subjects. Books, journals, encyclopedias, internet resources, bibliographies, films, with library subject headings and call numbers for each topic. Maintained by Appalachian State University’s Special Collections; compiled by graduate students.

West Virginia History, Lecture Notes
http://www.as.wvu.edu/wvhistory/
Course syllabus, lecture notes, and research links for Dr. Ronald L. Lewis's former West Virginia History class (History 153), West Virginia University