Wednesday, April 2, 2014

UK Libraries Releases New ARC LibGuide

March marked the 49th anniversary of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) creation.  UK has created a LibGuide to showcase important ARC resources and celebrate this anniversary.  On April 9, 1963 President John F. Kennedy established the President's Appalachian Regional Commission (PARC) and appointed them with the responsibility of creating legislation which would increase economic development of the Appalachian Region.  PARC developed the ARC which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on March 9, 1965.

UK serves as a Center of Excellence (COE) for the ARC. This means UK Libraries will work to create a comprehensive ARC collection.  UK also holds the ARC’s archive in Special Collections. To the left is a photo of the cover of Appalachia vol. 21, no. 1, 1988. Appalachia was a journal published by the ARC between 1969 and 2008. Read more about the ARC at

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