Guide to the Julian C. Yoder Papers, 1930 - 1986, undated

Summary Information

Title: Julian C. Yoder Papers, 1930 - 1986, undated
Collection: AC.187
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Julian C. Yoder Papers includes materials generated for and by Appalachian State Teachers College professor Julian Yoder.

Creator: Yoder, Julian Clifton, 1910-2006

Biographical/Historical Note

Julian Clifton Yoder (1910-2006) was the son of Robert E. and Hager Hunt Yoder of Danville, Virginia. Yoder began his career at Appalachian State University in 1933, after receiving a Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics and Science from what was then Appalachian Teachers College. He earned his M. A. at George Peabody College (now a part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, TN, in 1938, and his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1949. During his years at Appalachian, Yoder taught physical, economic, historical, and political geography as well as United States history. He served as chairman of the social sciences department and later as chairman of the geography and geology department. Yoder was a deacon, elder, and superintendent of the First Presbyterian Church of Boone. He also served as president of the Western North Carolina Historical Society, president and charter member of the Watauga County Historical Society, and a member of the board of directors of Horn in the West. Yoder presided over the Appalachian Alumni Association and in 1975 was designated as an outstanding alumnus of Appalachian State University. He and his wife, Helen Barber, had two children, Robert Lyman and Barbara Ann. Yoder died at the age of 96 on August 9, 2006.

Scope and Contents

The Yoder Papers contains materials regarding Appalachian State University, the Democratic Party of North Carolina, New River Light and Power, and land deeds. Types of materials include pay stubs, programs, booklets, and construction bills. There are also several photographs and slides. Two pictures are of Dr. J.D. Rankin, one slide is of McKinley Ayers, and one slide is of students sitting by a campus fountain. The collection also contains Julian Yoder's yearbook from 1930. The Rhododendron is signed by many of Yoder's fellow students.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. Audiovisual materials are sorted last.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is required. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance of most of the collection is unknown. This collection was opened to the public on 27 February 2003. In April 2008, the slides, photographs, and yearbook were donated by Julian Yoder and accessioned as UA.2007.152 and later processed as UA.5122: Julian Yoder Collection. In 2014, UA.5122 and AC.187 were combined to form one collection: AC.187: Julian C. Yoder Papers.

Processing Information

Originally processed by Kathryn Staley, 27 February 2003. Encoded by Kathryn Staley, 28 June 2005. Portions processed as UA.5022 by Trevor McKenzie in August 2011. Reprocessed and revised by Mollie Jones in February 2014. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.187: Julian C. Yoder Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Appalachian State University Pay Vouchers, 1937-1945 Box 1.1
Appalachian State University Programs, 1979-1986 Box 1.2
Democratic Party Papers, 1964-1980 Box 1.3
Land Deed and Residential Construction Papers, 1939-1962 Box 1.4
New River Light and Power Papers, 1966 Box 1.5
Photographs and Articles, 1983-1986, undated Box 1.6
Rhododendron, 1930 Box 1.7
Slides, undated Box 1.8