Colleges and Schools

Reich College of Education Records, 1953-2003

The College of Education was established in 1968 (named for Lois Reich in 1987) and currently houses six departments offering a variety of programs leading to bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees. The Reich College of Education Records contain mostly administrative files from the College of Education and the Dean's Office dating 1953-2003.

John A. Walker College of Business Records, 1961-2005

The Walker College of Business was established in 1970, with the formation of other colleges after Appalachian State Teachers College became Appalachian State University, and incorporated the already extant Department of Economics and Department of Business. These records contain program files, committee and council files, administrative files, correspondence, and many records from the Dean's Office, 1961-2005, with bulk dates of 1980-2000.

Hayes School of Music Records, 1958-2004

The School of Music at Appalachian State University was founded in 1988 out of the preexisting Department of Music, and was named for Mariam Cannon Hayes in 2001. The Hayes School of Music Records contain files pertaining to Cannon Music Camp, School of Music administrative files, audio and video recordings of performances and other departmental files dating 1958-2004.

University Honors Program Records, 1987-2002

The University Honors Program at Appalachian State University began with courses in the 1960s and was named for Harry and Jerri Heltzer in 2004. It is currently located in University College. The University Honors Program Records contain departmental, correspondence, course and Honors Council files, dating 1981-2002.

Office of General Studies Records, 1969-2001

The Office of General Studies operated within Academic Affairs, and coordinated efforts of ASU for orientation and advising of new students as well as general curriculum for all students. The Office of General Studies Records contain files mostly pertaining to Orientation and advising, and date 1974-2001.

Learning Assistance Program/Upward Bound Records, 1972-2003

Upward Bound provides academic support to high school students so they may complete high school, enroll in college, and successfully obtain a college degree. The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) provides integrated services fostering the personal development and academic growth of general and specific student populations at Appalachian. The Records of the Learning Assistance Program/Upward Bound contain some grant files, and mostly administrative and program files, dating 1972-2003.

Freshman Seminar Office Records, 1950-2007

Freshman Seminar (now called First Year Seminar) was established at ASU in 1987 as a course to help students transition to college. The program operates within the University College, and all Appalachian students are required to take it. These records contain several VHS tapes pertaining to the history of Appalachian, as well as student papers, historical files, curriculum files and a file from the Educational Goals Task Force.

General College Records, 1963-1990

The General College of Appalachian State University was established in 1968, and included programs such as International Programs, Interdisciplinary Studies, Freshman Seminar, and the Honors Program. The General College Records contain a variety of files and subjects due to the often-shifting organization of the programs within the General College, but are generally administrative in nature or pertain to specific program information.

Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs Records, 1964-2002

The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School was established in 1948 providing a structure for the graduate courses that had been offered at Appalachian since 1942 under the auspices of the University of North Carolina. The Cratis D. Williams Graduate School and Research & Sponsored Programs Records can be divided into four main categories: records pertaining to the Graduate Council, administrative documents, Graduate Student Association Senate, and Research Proposals.

College of Fine and Applied Arts Records, 1968-1999

The College of Fine and Applied Arts was established in 1968 as Appalachian State Teachers College was restructuring in to Appalachian State University and currently includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Technology and Theatre and Dance. The College of Fine and Applied Arts Records contain mostly administrative and committee/council files dating 1968-1999.

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