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What's new and coming up in Berea College Special Collections and Archives? Check here for announcements and opportunities.

Upcoming Events

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Visit our social media accounts for additional announcements and collections highlights.

Research Fellowships and Awards

The Special Collections and Archives Media Archives Fellowship program awards fellowships to one or two researchers annually. Stipends are $1,400 for a two-week study visit.

Full details are available on this linked page.

The Special Collections and Archives Undergraduate Research Awards program recognizes outstanding original papers or projects that make substantive and creative use of SCA's media collections. Winning entries receive $500.

Full details are available on this linked page.


Friday Finds: Encounter the St. John's Bible

Fridays at 3:00 PM, by reservation or by contacting Tim Binkley

Program description and details. (Scroll down to St. John's Bible.)

New Online Resources

Please visit our new Oral History Collections home page. (12/2023)



Southarts: In These Mountains Central Appalachian Arts and Culture

The South Arts In These Mountains collection documents various aspects of folk arts and culture in the central Appalachian counties of Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina through the use of audio / video recording and photography.

Conducted during the period 2019-2021, the interviews document a wide range of artistic expression including pottery, puppetry, hip-hop and rap music, ukulele music, tattoo arts, food preservation, clogging, chair caning, quiltmaking, hair braiding, basketry, preaching, and land use. In addition to the work of individual artists, folk arts education programs are also documented. (12/2023)

Current Exhibitions

Berea's Early History, 1855-1920, by Alivia J. West, '2023. Student exhibit in the SCA hallway.


Bon Voyage, Berea! an exhibit of travel ephemera from the Sylvia Trent Auxier papers curated by Caitlyn Rahschulte. Opened April 26, 2024.


African American Quilting student exhibit by Jeremiah Kennedy in the SCA entry room. Opened February 2024.


Contribute to SCA

Monetary donations are always welcome! If you would like to support the work of Special Collections and Archives, please consider contributing to the Janis Ian Archives Fund. Gifts both large and small help us greatly.

If you are interested in donating archival records documenting Berea College history, local history, and life in Appalachia, please read our Collections Policy and contact Collections Archivist Lori Myers-Steele, Sound Archivist Harry Rice, or Head of Special Collections Tim Binkley.