The National Archives sent out this tweet:
Did you know the National Archives supports other archives through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) ?
The Special Collections department at Appalachian State University’s Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons received a grant from the NHPRC for an ambitious two-year project to process and create finding aids and catalog records for 450 accessions.
The William Leonard Eury Appalachian Collection is a repository with more than 44,000 volumes of books, over 200 periodical subscriptions, 8,000 sound recordings, and 1,500 videos and DVDs related to the Southern uplands, with strengths in the social sciences, regional history, folklore, music, religion, genealogy, fiction, and African and Native Appalachia.
The project is running a fascinating “Backlog Blog” on the project at http://appcollgrant.library.appstate.edu/ .
Image: Photographs from AC.111: Appalachian Oral History Project Records; via the Backlog Blog.