Get Involved

Identify / Volunteer / Donate


If you see someone you know in the collections, or have a story about an image or recording, person or place, we’d love to hear from you. Use our “Comments and Tags” feature to identify people and places or tell your story, while helping others to find what they’re looking for and make new discoveries.

In order to leave a comment, register for the site by clicking the upper right icon next to the search box on our home page.

You will only be asked for your name and email address (which will not be sold or shared with 3rd parties).

Registering for an account also lets you use the Lightbox feature, a virtual folder where you can save favorite images by clicking the folder icon in the upper left corner of an image:

Move cursor over image to reveal folder


Interested in volunteering with Appalshop Archive? We have a variety of projects for which we often need extra help — from greeting people at community archiving events to entering data in our catalog. Email us at to find out more.


As a non-profit, Appalshop depends on the support of public, private and individual donors to carry out its mission. As a division of Appalshop, the Archive is dedicated to following best practices in safeguarding and improving access to its collections, and to keeping materials in the rural community where they were created.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution by designating a donation to the Appalshop Archive.