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The Appalachian Archives

The Appalachian Archives is a part of the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, a two-year institution with the main campus located in Cumberland, Kentucky and branch campuses in Harlan, Pineville, Whitesburg, and Middlesboro, Kentucky. The Archives collects artifacts documenting the history and culture of the central Appalachian coal fields.

The Archives, which is also a part of the college's Appalachian Program, is dedicated to making its holdings accessible to everyone and in helping people in the mountains document and preserve their own history and cultural expression. The Archives is located in the Godbey Appalachian Center on Southeast's Cumberland campus. 

Collections Overview

The Archive collects artifacts documenting the history and culture of the central Appalachian coalfields. The archive has over a hundred individual collections.  Some of our most popular collections are:

  • Benham-Lynch Collection 
  • Oral History Collection 
  • Dr. James Golden Collection
  • Appalachian Quilt Collection  
  • Examples from the Pictureman Mullin's Collection           
  • Ward Hamlin Music Collection
  • (New) Malcolm Wilson Photography Collection

View the archive database by clicking here!

For more information on the Archives Collection, Contact Larry LaFollette

 Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
 700 College Rd
 Cumberland KY 40823
 phone:  (606) 589-3131