Archives and Special Collections    

The McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections supports the teaching, research and public service missions of McConnell Library by collecting, preserving, organizing, and making accessible unique primary source materials that document the history of Radford University, Southwest Virginia, and Appalachia.    

Go To It - Miners!

"Go To It - Miners!" broadside supporting John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers of America during the 1946 bituminous coal strike in West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky

Visiting the Archives and Special Collections    

We welcome visitors and scholars, but we request that you make an appointment.  For information please contact us at or 540-831-5692, 540-831-5694.


Additional Resources About Our Collections


We maintain two sites to highlight some of our collections and activities: the McConnell Library Archives blog and the Appalachian Music and Culture blog. We hope you'll enjoy seeing some of these special selections and contact us with your questions and comments.