History of Appalshop
American Festival Project Collection
This collection contains audiovisual media and photographic documentation of American Festival Project performances by partner organizations. It also includes paper epheme...
Appalachian African American Church Collection
In 2019, cultural worker Joshua Outsey began working with sociologist Dr. William Turner and community leaders Ron and Jill Carson on a collaboration to document Black chur...
Appalshop Contract Work, Unreleased Projects and Other Documentation Collection, 1971-2015
This collection contains audiovisual historical documentation and media recordings made by Appalshop staff, that are unrelated to final film productions or regular Appalsho...
Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015
The Appalachian Film Workshop/Appalshop Films collection, 1969-2015 consists of 16mm color and black and white film, video, and audio images recorded by Appalshop producers...
Appalshop Institutional Records Collection
Appalshop’s legacy paper collection is comprised of institutional records and ephemera which document not only the management and governance of the organization, but also i...
Carl Zody Film Collection
Contains two films shot and edited by Carl Zody, an Indiana native who was the Superintendent of Pine Mountain State Park from the 1930s to early 1940s. One film documents ...
Chester Cornett Collection, c.1950-1981
Includes an eight-legged rocking chair whose construction is documented in the Appalshop film Hand Carved, a photo negative collection of images taken by Cornett, and movin...
Common Heritage Project Collection
Local cultural heritage materials collected from the residents of Letcher County as part of Appalshop's NEH Common Heritage project.
Creating in Place Project Collection
Creating in Place is a collection of original stories, photographs, audio, transcripts, visual art, and writing both expressing and documenting how individuals in our commu...
Dr. John Parrott Home Movie Collection
Dr. John Parrott was a coal camp doctor who lived in Bell County, KY near Pineville and provided health care to coal miners and their families in the town and surrounding c...
Early Headwaters Television collection, 1980-1984
The Early Headwaters Television collection consists of 30-minute long programs produced primarily by Appalshop for the first five years of the Headwaters Television series ...
Jeff Whetstone Appalshop Photographs Collection, 1991-1995
From 1991 to 1995, photographer Jeff Whetstone served as an artist-in residence at Appalshop. In addition to helping to preserve the William R. "Pictureman" Mullins Collect...
John Verburg Oral History Collection
This collection is comprised of 52 microcassettes and regular audiocassettes of oral histories interviews, most of which focus on coal camp life in Wheelwright, KY and Harl...
June Appal Recordings Collection
June Appal Recordings Collection
includes the master tapes of over 70 releases of traditional and contemporary mountain music from 19...
Kristen Mendenhall Photography Collection
Kristen Mendenhall collection
, circa 1971, contains black and white photographic images of rural activists, artisans, and residents at home in rural Kentucky a...
Mountain Community Television Collection, 1972-1978
The Mountain Community Television collection consists of approximately 120 ½” open reel video tapes of completed programs and raw footage shot by producers for the public a...
Mountain Eagle/Tom and Pat Gish Archives Collection, 1953-2002
The collection covers the period of 1953 to 2002 and includes
The Mountain Eagle
business records as well as the Gishes’ personal and professional papers amassed t...
Mountain Review Collection, 1974-1981
Volumes 1 through 5 of the quarterly literary magazine published by Appalshop.
Nancy Rudolph Cumberland Plateau Photography Collection
This collection contains materials relating to photographer Nancy Rudolph's (1923-2017) work in central Appalachia and the Cumberland Plateau, 1975-76. It includes images, ...
Roadside Theater collection, 1975-2005
The Roadside Theater collection contains more than 200 drafts of original play scripts; audio, video, print, and photographic documentation of the plays’ production process...
Robert Gumpert Harlan County Photographs Collection, 1974
In 1974 Los Angeles-based photographer Robert Gumpert traveled to Harlan County, KY to document the Brookside Coal strike (1973-74). His images capture the tension of the s...
Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival Collection
Seedtime On The Cumberland Festival Live Recordings, 1987-2000 (audio)
The recordings in this collection represent Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival live performances that have been preserved with a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation.
William R. "Pictureman" Mullins photography Collection, c. 1935 - 1955
This collection is in the process of being scanned and preserved. More images will be uploaded as they become available. Although the majority of the collection is compris...
WMMT-FM collection, 1985-2005
WMMT’s archival materials document the work of a central Appalachian community-based public radio station, including approximately 25 years of interviews, tapes of news eve...
Youth Bored Music and Art Collection
Youth Bored is the unifying name given to an underground music and youth culture movement that has been active in rural eastern Kentucky since c. 2000. With its roots in pu...