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Resources by Subtopic area for Culture:

Home--General Resources for Culture:

--Appalachian Cultural Museum


This museum, sponsored by Appalachian State University, uses its site to provide an interactive tour of current exhibits. Subjects include the formation and history of the mountains, native peoples, early settlers, blacks, mountain furniture and music. Information accompanying tour is introductory; citations to resources are not provided.

--Appalachian Culture


Part of a larger page on diversity hosted by Wright State University. It mainly consists of a list of selected links dealing with the Appalachian region.

--Appalachian Studies Association


A "selected bibliography of scholarship on Appalachia", drawn from the much larger Appalachian Studies Association site at East Tennessee State University. It concentrates on works on Appalachia from 1960 to the present, excluding works of fiction.

--Bob Cox’s Yesteryear: Documenting the Nostalgic History of Upper Eastern Tennessee.


Bob Cox, a history buff and writer for the Johnson City Press, maintains this site. The site consists of a collection of full text articles about local Johnson City history that Mr. Cox published in the Press. The articles as a whole give a good representation of life in an Appalachian city. Most cover the early part of the 20 th century. Provides a search engine for the articles.

--Dialect of the Appalachian People


1969 article in the Journal of West Virginia History which addresses the source of the dialect of Appalachian people and the ways in which it is viewed.

--Digital Library of Appalachia


Provided by a consortium of thirty-three member libraries, archives, and museums, this site provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region.

--Mountain Lit


Sponsored by the Bridgeport, WV Public Library, the purpose of this site is to "collect and disseminate information about past and present West Virginia authors" and their works. An extensive list of links is included with links to cited author's web pages.

--Norbert F. Riedl Collection 1965-1975


This site indexes the collection of documents of Norbert F. Riedl housed at the Special Collections Library of the University of Tennessee. Austrian born Riedl came to the United States in 1956 and in 1962 accepted a post as professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of Tennessee. He was a student of the folk culture of Southern Appalachia. His collection contains research files on topics such as architecture, clothing and costume, cockfighting, food and cooking, games and recreation, legends, medicines and remedies etc.

--Scottish Hillbillies and Rednecks


Discusses the Celtic roots of several terms associated today with the American South and southern culture. Includes Hillbilly, Redneck, Cracker and Gringo.

--Spark of Life


Full text article about community theater and opera in the Appalachian region of Ohio published in the Spring/Summer 1999 issue of Perspectives: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity at Ohio University.

--Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture


Searchable, full-text online version of the 1998 print encyclopedia about this Appalachian state. Includes updates. Coverage emphasizes history, social customs, contemporary attractions, and famous citizens. Most entries include suggestions for further reading.

--Under the Smoke Glossary


A glossary of terms and definitions from and about Appalachia provided by Appalachian Traveler Inc.