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~ The online “Appalachian Studies Bibliography, 1994-2012” (produced at WVU Libraries) has been updated to include approximately 1,500 new citations from 2011 and 2012.  Total entries in the bibliography now number 11,500 -- arranged under 25 topical headings.   The bibliography (PDF) is publicly accessible at the following URL

It runs over 1,000 pages, so be patient while it loads.  Then response to queries should be immediate.

ARC's mission is to be a strategic partner and advocate for sustainable
community and economic development in Appalachia.

~ The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts.  Find out more information at: and 

~ The Appalachian Studies Association was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia.  For more information click on the following link:

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