Guide to the William D. Hoyt Color Photographs, 1951 - 1982

Summary Information

Title: William D. Hoyt Color Photographs, 1951 - 1982
Collection: AC.242
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 flat box)

The collection contains twenty 8" x 10" or 8" x 12" color photographs of rural Appalachian settings, primarily from Virginia. Each photograph is mounted to a 11" x 14" mat.

Creator: Hoyt, William D.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information could be found on William D. Hoyt.

Scope and Contents

This collection has twenty color 8"x10" and 8"x12" photographs on mats, identified, dated, and signed by the photographer, William D. Hoyt. The subjects are rural Appalachia, scenes in Virginia and Maryland.


This collection is housed in one flat box. There is no formal arrangement to this collection.

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. A 24-hour advance notice is required to view these photographs. The photographs are housed in cold storage and must be acclimated before delivery to the reading room.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased these photographs from Bookworm and Silverfish in May 2005. The accession number was AC.2005.022. The collection was opened to the public in June 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, June 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June 2005; Revised processing by Anita Elliott, July 2013. 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.242: William D. Hoyt Color Photographs, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 Broom Sedge Swale, Madison County, Virginia, 1971  Box 1
 Farm in the Shenandoah, New Market, Virginia, 1972  Box 1
 Pioneer House Wall, Smith Creek, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1981  Box 1
 Broomsedge Slope, Botetourt County, Virginia, 1971  Box 1
 The Base of a Statue, Baltimore, Maryland, 1978  Box 1
 Lion in the Sky, 1978  Box 1
 Red Apples in a Basket, Shenandoah County, Virginia, 1978  Box 1
 Farm Buildings, Hardy County, West Virginia, 1982  Box 1
 At Season's End, 1960  Box 1
 Barnyard near Winchester, Virginia, 1951  Box 1
 Piedmont Farm, Culpeper County, Virginia, 1971  Box 1
 Piedmont Hillside, Albemarle County, Virginia, 1963  Box 1
 Willow in the Dell, Nelson County, Virginia, 1963  Box 1
 The Big Tree, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1974  Box 1
 Barn and Blossoms, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1978  Box 1
 Japonica and Worm Fence, 1970  Box 1
 Manassas Battlefield, 1970  Box 1
 Piedmont Barn, Nelson County, Virginia, 1972  Box 1
 Dandelions and the Barn, 1971  Box 1
 Farm Bridge, Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1974  Box 1