Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. It is organized into the projects listed above. The Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors DAS, and the texts come primarily from its Southern holdings. An editorial board guides its development.

As of March 1, 2004, DAS includes 1,266 books and manuscripts. Most are accompanied by a full bibliographic record. We invite libraries to include bibliographic information on texts of interest in local online catalogs. Catalog records for these electronic texts are available in OCLC's Worldcat and in UNC-Chapel Hill's OPAC at:

. The Academic Affairs Library is committed to the long-term availability of both texts and records.