The ARRSC houses the Appalachian Folklife Archives, where some 1,400 unique field collection projects and their accompanying recordings, videotapes, slides and photographs are available for use in the university program. Approximately half of these are Appalachian Folklife projects, and the other half feature Appalachian literary, media, history, sociology, and anthropology projects. In addition, the ARRSC houses a growing collection of audio and videotapes, CD's, DVD's, record albums and selected print materials. It serves as an information clearinghouse for the university community and the surrounding region. In addition, it is a great resource center for students and faculty, as well as for other scholars and educators in the Appalachian region.
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, the Assembly on the Literature and Culture of Appalachia (ALCA), and Appalachian Arts and Studies in the Schools (AASIS).
For information about the ARRSC and its programs, please contact Dr. Theresa Burriss.