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Locating books in Special Collections and University Archives that relate to aspects of (public) humanities, culture, and other topics depends on a few factors and may take multiple searches. We recommend using the librarys catalog. If you have having trouble generating search terms, try some of the tools listed in the "Additional Guides & Search Tools" section.
A few tips:
If you are having trouble searching, we encourage you to contact Special Collections and University Archives (email@example.com or 231-6308) or come by when we're open (M-F 8am-5pm) and our staff will be happy to lend a hand!
Special Collections and University Archives is home to more than 1,900 manuscript collections, many of which deal with aspects of Appalachian culture. Finding aids (collection guides) for processed manuscript collections are available through Virginia Heritage, a state-wide database. The general search page is here: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/search. You can limit your search to "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University." Searching all collections will do a full-text search of all guides.
We have specifically identified more than 570 of our guides which relate to local/regional/Appalachian history, which you can browse online. You can also limit these results using facets or search within this results list for a specific word, words, or phrase.
We also have unprocessed collections and collections with limited descriptions. If you are having trouble locating relevant materials we encourage you to contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-6308) or come by when we're open (M-F 8am-5pm) and our staff will be happy to lend a hand!
Special Collections and University Archives is home to a historical map collection containing approximately 1,000 items. The focus of the collection is on local/regional and campus maps, but there are maps of many parts of the Appalachian region, too. We are in the process of creating individual, publicly accessible records for all of our maps. In the interim, you can view a partial listing of these records for maps (about 3/4 of the total collection) covering parts of local/regional areas and the Appalachian South online. You can view a complete list of maps in our collection, organized geographically, on our website.
A wide variety of the maps have been digitized and are available online through Imagebase. See "Digitized Materials" in the box above.