About the ARRSC

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

The Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center's (ARRSC) Appalachian Folklife Archives, some 600 unique field collection projects and their accompanying recordings, videotapes, slides and photographs, have been moved to McConnell Library.

The ARRSC’s Main Archive of approximately 800 Appalachian literary, media, history, sociology, and anthropology projects is also now housed in McConnell Library. For those interested in searching any of these collections, please go to Appalachian Collection Finding Aids or contact University Archivist Aaron Spelbring (540-831-5692) for an appointment.

The Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center is also the home of several programs enhancing the Appalachian experience at Radford University including: 

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