Appalachian Collection at Belk Library
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The William Leonard Eury Appalachian Collection is a repository with more than 44,000 volumes of books, over 200 periodical subscriptions, 8,000 sound recordings, and 1,500 videos and DVDs related to the Southern uplands, with strengths in the social sciences, regional history, folklore, music, religion, genealogy, fiction, and African and Native Appalachia.
Additional materials include CD-ROMs, censuses for all Appalachian Regional Commission counties from 1790 to 1920, an extensive Appalachian Collection Clipping File Index for regional newspapers, Appalachian Collection Microformats of over 5,300 microfiche and 11,000 reels of microfilm, including area newspapers, theses and dissertations, government documents, county records, and a large set of genealogical resources, music albums with an in-house song title index, photographs and slides, and movies, maps, manuscript collections, and Jerry Williamson's Southern Mountaineers Filmography.
Note: Use of rare books and manuscripts by appointment only. Photographs are stored in a climate controlled chamber and require additional time for handling.
W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection
Carol G. Belk Library
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-4041
Fax: (828) 262-2553