Music in the Appalachian Collection

The Appalachian Collection has an extensive music collection originating on LP, audiocassette, and compact disc format. Albums originate from both mainstream music companies and small production companies. Each album is duplicated onto a CD for use. Patrons may listen in the Audio-Visual Viewing/Listening Room during collection hours or check out the materials. For a list of Manuscript Collections containing audio and written music, please see the music subject guide.

Additional Resources

  • Regional Hymnody - Resources on hymns and church music in Appalachia
  • Shape Notes and their Songbooks in Appalachia - Resources on shape note hymnals, songbooks, and recordings compiled by Meredith Doster
  • Streaming Audio (via the Music Library's website)
  • Special Collections Streaming Radio - Special Collections has digitized 100 of the most-circulated albums from the Appalchian Collection.
  • Tune file: This uncataloged resource indexes each song available within the Appalachian Collection's LP, audiocassette, and compact disc collection which was obtained before 2008. The tune file is accessible only in-house. The on-line catalog records of recordings obtained after 2008 include the title of each song.
  • There are collections of folksongs that have been digitized:

 

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