Faculty and Staff Papers

Ila T. Justice Papers, 1948-1988

Ila Taylor Justice (b. 1914), came to Appalachian State Teachers College (ASTC) in 1949, after she accepted a position in the Library Science Department, which later became the Department of Educational Media. The papers include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, ASTC publications, and ephemera.

W. Thomas Jamison Papers, 1978-1990

Dr. William Thomas Jamison has been a professor at ASU since 1970, and is currently a professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies. These files are correspondence and memorandums to and from W. Thomas Jamison while he was chair of the Secondary Education Department (1978-1983) and Department of Library Science and Educational Foundations (1984-1990).

Mary Huff Poems, 1938-1949

Mary Huff was a librarian at Appalachian State University from 1942-1982. This collection consists of one binder of Miss Huff's poetry primarily written in 1947, which she gave to fellow librarian William Leonard Eury.

Richard Howe Papers, 1921-2009, Undated

At Appalachian State University, Dr. Richard Howe has served as a professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies in the Reich College of Education, as Director of Compliance Programs, and as Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. The Richard Howe Papers contain materials and documents pertaining to Howe’s publications on Faculty Emeriti and on the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities (NCACU).

The Daniel German and Marvin Hoffman North Carolina Environmental Issues Surveys, 1991

Daniel German (1941- ) and Marvin Hoffman (1945- ) are both professors in the Political Science department at Appalachain State University. This collection consists of the surveys completed for a statewide study of public opinion of the environment and the effectiveness of governmental actions to protect the environment.

Lorraine Force Manuscript "Have you Lost your Senses?," undated

Lorraine Stewart Force (1924- ) began her career at Appalachian State University in 1968 as a professor of art and art education. This collection consists of a draft manusript of a book written by Lorraine Stewart Force called "Have You Lost Your Senses?"

Mary Peacock Douglas Papers, 1936-1973

Mary Peacock Douglas (1903-1970) was a nationally known school librarian and author who worked in the Library Science department at Appalachian State University for many years. The Mary Peacock Douglas Papers contain correspondence, photographs, library manuals, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and papers related to library science and Douglas’ career.

John W. Dinkins Collection, 1965-1989, undated

John Dinkins, a 1967 graduate of Appalachian State University, worked as a university photographer in the 1970s. This collection contains newspapers, promotional pamphlets, four photographs, postcards, and reports related to programs, services, and events at Appalachian State University. Materials date mostly from the 1970s and early 1980s.

Robert F. Coffey Papers, 1931-1941

This collection consists of the papers of Robert. F. Coffey, who was the superindendent of construction for Appalachian State Teacher's College during the 1930's and early 1940's. The papers are primarily business documents related to the construction of buildings on campus, though there are two small references to Mr. Coffey's personal life.

Mell Busbin Papers, 1912-1999, Undated

Onnie Mell Busbin Jr. was a professor of Library Science at Appalachian State University from 1967-1991. Busbin's papers are mainly from his tenure at Appalachian State University and include his teaching materials and syllabi, as well as various correspondence, news clippings, and audiocassettes.  Busbin has researched and contributed to the field of library science, with his expertise in conservation, preservation, and children’s literature.