The abundance of folk and traditional arts in Central Appalachia must be preserved and accessible to future generations. To ensure that the lives, lessons, and stories of tradition bearers are kept and documented, South Arts has developed a team of documenters who will make record of this work. In the future, the material developed through ‘In These Mountains’ will be made available through university libraries, cultural organizations, and archives throughout the South.

A sample of the documentation conducted by our team is below: