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Ricky ASA Award

Ruth Derrick, Ricky Cox, Theresa Burriss, and Melinda Wagner

Ricky Cox, winner of the first annual Appalachian Studies Association’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Appalachian Studies, March 2014.


The ARRSC's Appalachian Folklife Archives, some 600 unique field collection projects and their accompanying recordings, videotapes, slides and photographs, have been moved to McConnell Library. Also now housed in McConnell Library is the ARRSC’s Main Archive of approximately 800 Appalachian literary, media, history, sociology, and anthropology projects. For those interested in searching any of these collections, please go to Appalachian Collection Finding Aids or contact Archivist Christopher A. Miller directly for an appointment: cmiller27@radford.edu or (540) 831-5692.

The Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center is also the home of several programs enhancing the Appalachian experience at Radford University: the Appalachian Events Committee (AEC), the Farm at Selu, the Highland Summer Conference, and Appalachian Arts and Studies in the Schools (AASIS).

For information about the ARRSC and its programs, please contact Dr. Theresa Burriss.