The Charles Olson Research Collection

Black Mountain College: Research Links

The following links may be useful to researchers looking for further information about Black Mountain College.

North Carolina State Archives
After Black Mountain College closed in 1956, Charles Olson, on behalf of the trustees of the College, donated the records to the North Carolina State Archives. The State Archives in Asheville is now the major repository of materials relating to Black Mountain College.

Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center
The Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center was established in 1993 "to commemorate and publicize Black Mountain College’s unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation." This site includes information on Black Mountain College, its teachers, students, and the Museum and Arts Center, with a photo gallery with selections from past exhibits.

Fully Awake: The Black Mountain College Experience
Fully Awake: The Black Mountain College Experience is "a documentary film project that explores the college's history and cultural impact." This site gives a brief history of the college, and features many interesting photographs. A trailer to the documentary film is also available for download.


About the Collection Works in the Collection Correspondence Personal and Professional Life Photographs Black Mountain College Search archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center University of Connecticut Libraries