Frank M. Allara Library Special Collections and Archives

Due to COVID-19, all in-person research appointments must be scheduled in advance. Campus guidelines for masking and social distancing must be followed. For assistance regarding the collection or to schedule your visit, please contact

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make available for research items pertaining to the history and culture of the University of Pikeville and the Appalachian area from which it grew.

Research Help
Allara Library Special Collections and Archives is available by appointment only. Please call 1-606-218-5625 to schedule an appointment, or email Elisha Taylor, Archivist.

Archives material is not searchable through the library catalog. To access information about the collections, please view the archives catalog.

Special Collections
For information on rules and procedures in Special Collections, please review our Research Guide. Material in Special Collections is searchable through our library catalog.

University of Pikeville Digital Archives

Digital Library of Appalachia
Historical Material related to the history and culture of Appalachia.

Kentucky Digital Library
Shared digital archival collections in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

University of Pikeville on the Internet Archive
Pikeville College yearbooks, course catalogs, and histories.

Pass the Word
Oral histories from throughout Kentucky.