Guide to the Appalachian State University Library Scrapbook, 1970 - 1971

Summary Information

Title: Appalachian State University Library Scrapbook, 1970 - 1971
Collection: AC.151
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:

The Appalachian State University Library Scrapbook is based on a scrapbook by Belk Library staff for the 1970 John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest. The scrapbook contains 35 pages filled with photographs and laminated newspaper articles about Belk Library. Also included are the program to former head librarian Richard Barker's memorial service, John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest materials, and a 1970 library handbook.

Creator: Appalachian State University. Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons

Biographical/Historical Note

The first library at Appalachian opened in 1903 in the school's first building. In 1925, the library was moved to the new administration building, and in 1935 the D.D. Dougherty Memorial Library was constructed. In 1968, the main library on campus was erected and named in honor of Carol Grotnes Belk. This building is now named Anne Belk Hall and houses ASU's History Department, Technology Support Services, Government and Justice Studies Department, and the Hubbard Center for Faculty Development. Between approximately 1971 and 1983, the operations of the University Libraries were carried out by the Learning Resources office, whose primary faculty included the Dean of Learning Resources and the University Librarian. The Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons was dedicated and opened in September 2005 and features a five floor space with nearly a million bound volumes, public computer space, a digital media studio, group study rooms, the University Writing Center and Special Collections. Special Collections houses and oversees the majority of the collections of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, the Stock Car Racing Collection, University Archives, and the Rare Books and Manuscript Collections (including the Bill and Maureen Rhinehart Collection). Additionally, the University Library also houses and oversees the Instructional Materials Center and the Erneston Music Library.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one scrapbook by Belk Library staff. Gwen Eastridge, an Assistant Reference Librarian, was responsible for creating the scrapbook, which was submitted to the 1970 John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest sponsored by the American Library Association. It did not place among the winners. The scrapbook contains 35 pages filled with photographs and laminated newspaper articles. The collection also includes the program to former head librarian Richard Barker's memorial service, John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest materials, a 1970 library handbook.

Arrangement

The scrapbook is housed in a flat box with the accompanying materials arranged chronologically in a single folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. This collection was opened to the public on 24 August 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, Kathryn Staley, 1994, August 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June 2005; Revised by Cynthia Harbeson, July 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.151: Appalachian State University Library Scrapbook, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box

Scrapbook, 1970-1971 

1
  Box Folder

1970 Library Handbook for Faculty and Students, 1970 

1 1

John Cotton Dana Publicity Awards Contest Materials, 1970 

1 1

Richard Barker Memorial Program, 1991 

1 1