Anna Porter Public Library houses a growing special collection currently holding approximately 600 items with information on the natural and cultural history of Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountains, and southern Appalachia. Included in that collection are oral history audio tapes recorded 30 to 40 years ago (with transcripts) and oral history video tapes recorded more recently. Founded in 1932 in Anna Porter's home on "Burg Hill" Anna Porter Public Library is a 501(c)3 funded by the City of Gatlinburg.
Links to East Tennessee and Southern Appalachian history
Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Smoky Mountains Historical Society
East Tennessee Historical Society
McClung Collection, Knox County Public Library