W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection

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The W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary collection with special strengths in folklore, ethnography, music, religion, history, genealogy, literature, cookery, and African and Native Appalachia. It includes books (both circulating and rare), periodical subscriptions, sound recordings, maps, oral histories, moving images, photographs, ephemera, artifacts, and manuscript material concerning the Appalachian Region. Explore our collections database!

The Appalachian Regional Commission defines the Appalachian Region as a "250,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi." 


The W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Read more about its history and significance the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection 50th anniversary booklet.