Welcome to Appalshop Archive’s online catalog, where you can search film, video, audio, photographs and other records in our collections. This beta version gives access to only a portion of our digitized media, item catalog records, and finding aids, however we will be regularly making updates and revealing the catalog, so please keep checking back for new discoveries.
One of the aims of this website is to provide access not only to individual items—such as a live musical recording or a video interview—and not only to Appalshop’s linear history, but to a multi-dimensional map of the organization’s deep and sustained work in central Appalachia and beyond, and to offer points of entry into this unparalleled experiment in place-based, first-voice representation.
We invite you to interact with the site by registering to use the Lightbox feature, which lets you save favorite items to a personal folder. An account also lets you comment on and suggest tags for items and collections. Help us to enrich these community collections by sharing information about an image or recording, person or place.
About Appalshop’s feature films and June Appal Recordings releases
Appalshoparchive.org is where users can access–among other collections–Appalshop’s production archive comprising thousands of hours of full interviews and outtakes, b-roll, promotional items and ephemera associated with the organization’s media history. It also includes excerpts from Appalshop’s 100+ feature films and in some cases gives access to the full film. However, our non-profit organization continues to raise revenue by selling its feature documentaries at Appalshop.org as DVDs or via streaming services.