Support Appalshop Archive | Your donation DOUBLED until April 30th!

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Help us reach our goal!  Appalshop Archive is in the final two weeks of its NEH Challenge campaign to improve access to Appalshop’s rich collections documenting Central Appalachia and to launch a series of public programming events fostering civic engagement, reflection, and inquiry. If you give towards our $50,000 goal by April 30, 2018 the NEH will match your tax-deductible donation dollar-for-dollar. Planned project activities during the period June 2018 until September 2021 that you will be supporting include:

  • Improving access to Appalshop’s rich audiovisual and photographic collections via digitization and a more robust web presence
  • Furthering efforts to record, contextualize, and better understand the region’s cultural heritage and social history
  • Developing partnerships between humanities scholars, community members, and Appalshop staff in the creation of public programming.

To make your secure donation, visit our Online Donation Page.

To learn more about this project, contact Caroline Rubens at caroline[at]appalshop.org.

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Access Challenge Grant program supports programming targeting groups that have historically lacked access to the humanities including youth, people of color and economically disadvantaged populations.

Appalshop Archive was established to preserve and make accessible the creative output and extraordinary history of this rural-based media arts and education center located in the central Appalachian region. The archive at Appalshop includes thousands of hours of film, videotape, audio recordings as well as photography and supporting materials that portray a multifaceted view of life and history in the Appalachian region.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at

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