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Guide to Resources for the Study of West Virginia Authors and Appalachian Literary Traditions

Library Resources

Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library

The library offers numerous resources for the study of Appalachian literature
as a whole, and on West Virginia's specific authors and literary traditions.
Please contact a librarian or call 473-8013 for additional assistance.

Author Index
County Index
Children's Authors
Library Resources

Books... Media Materials... Periodicals...


Appalachia Inside Out. Ed. Robert J. Higgs et al. 2 vols. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.
Circulating Collection 810.8 Ap48h

Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers. Ed. Joyce Dyer. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
Circulating Collection 810.9928 B623d

The Poetics of Appalachian Space. Ed. Parks Lanier, Jr. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991.
Circulating Collection 810.9 P752l

The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction. Cratis Dearl Williams. 3 vols. Ann Arbor, Mich: University Microfilms International, 1978.
Circulating Collection 813.00935 W67s

Story Line: Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail. Ian Marshall. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998.
Circulating Collection 810.932 M356s

Wingless Flights: Appalachian Women in Fiction. Danny Miller. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1996.
Circulating Collection 813.009 M613w

Mountain Heritage. Ed. B. B. Maurer. Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Co, 1977.
Circulating Collection 975.4 M864m3

Back Talk from Appalachia. Dwight B. Billings, Gurney Norman, and Katherine Ledford, editors. Lexington : University Press, c1999
Circulating Circulation 306.0974 C74b, 1999

Discovering place : readings from Appalachian writers. Ernest Lee. New York : McGraw-Hill, c1995.
Circulating Collection 810.8 D631l3

Pin mountain sand and gravel. New York, NY : Appalapple Productions, 1984.
Circulating Collection 810.8 P652n

The Southern Appalachian Reader. edited by Nellie McNeil and Joyce Squibb ; associate editor, Rita Quillen. Boone, N.C. : Appalachian Consortium Press, c1988.
Circulating Collection 810.8 So88m

Voices from the Hills: Selected Readings of Southern Appalachia. edited by Robert J. Higgs and Ambrose N. Manning. New York : F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1975.
Circulating Collection 810.8 V87h

Interviewing Appalachia : the Appalachian journal interviews, 1978-1992 . edited by J.W. Williamson and Edwin T. Arnold. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1994.
Circulating Collection 975 In8w

Media Materials

Appalachian Writers. Washington, D.C: National Public Radio, 1981. {sound recording}
Media Services 810.9 Ap48n

Gauley Mountain: A History in Verse. Poems by Louise McNeil. Dunmore, WV: West Virginia Public Radio and Pocahontas Communications Cooperative, 1997. {sound recording}
Media Services 811.52 M233g

Lore of the Hills. Bristol, WV: The Hill Lorists, 1989. {sound recording}
Media Services 398.2 H55l


Appalachia Library Holdings June 1967 - present
Features articles on conservation and mountaineering as well as poetry and book reviews

Appalachian Journal
Library Holdings Autumn 1972 - present
Journal highlighting work in Appalachian Studies, including interviews, poetry, and book reviews.

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