Appalachian Oral History Project

The recently reprocessed Appalachian Oral History Project Records (AC.111) offer a wealth of primary source material for researchers focused on any period of Appalachian regional history. The collection includes nearly 500 interviews by Appalachian State students and faculty, predominantly with elderly western North Carolina residents in the 1970s. Subjects covered within the interviews range from Civil War stories to farm life during the Great Depression to highway construction in the early 20th Century. Religion, music, education, and family histories are all topics well represented within the collection. In addition to the interviews, visual materials such as portraits, family photographs, and scenes of rural landscapes are also included.

Photographs from AC.111: Appalachian Oral History Project Records.

Published: Jan 17, 2013 12:00am