Blue Ridge Heritage Archives

In its archives the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum preserves photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, books, and documents related to the folk life of the Blue Ridge, Appalachia, and Virginia as a whole. Used by scholars, museums, teachers, and students, the archives are open to anyone interested in regional folk culture.

Old-time dance at Woolwine, VA, c. 1960s.  Photo by Earl Palmer.
1 Archives--PS-1684 Shucking Corn -- Patrick County Bicenntenial Collection CRP

Archives Catalog

A selection of our catalog is available to search online. When searching, please keep in mind that the SUBJECT category is less specific than the TITLE/DESCRIPTION category.

Digital Library of Appalachia

Some of the Blue Ridge Heritage Archives holdings, including over 4,000 musical performances and 500 photographic images, can be heard/viewed online for free through the Digital Library of Appalachia.