Northern Appalachian Studies Multimedia Resources

  • Coal Culture Projects at IUP

    A rich database of images and resources that documents the lives of western Pennsylvania coal miners and their families in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Dr. Jim Dougherty’s Special Collection Archive at IUP

    A collection that contains field notes, oral history interviews, and research projects, many of which were related to courses taught by James Dougherty for the Sociology Department at IUP between 1983 and 2010. A significant portion of this collection is relevant to 20th-century American history and the culture of Western Pennsylvania, with particular emphasis on the coal and steel industry in the Monongahela (Mon) Valley and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

    Appalachian Studies Bibliography 1994–2012

    A database compiled by Jo. B. Brown (, West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, W.Va. It cumulates the “Annual Bibliography” sections of the Journal of Appalachian Studies (begun in 1995). It aims to be comprehensive in scope and include all major scholarship for the years indicated.

    United Mine Workers of America

    A labor union that aims at speaking out on behalf of American coal miners. It has also taken on an active international role by working to end apartheid in South Africa and by helping workers in the former Soviet Union and developing nations form democratic labor unions.