Guide to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Records, 1969-1986, undated

Summary Information

Title: W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Records, 1969-1986, undated
Collection: AC.632
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

This collection consists of memos, meeting minutes, collection donations/donors, and related papers to the Appalachian Collection. These papers were transferred to Special Collections at the time of Darlene Scott's retirement. Scott was the Administrative Secretary to the University Librarian.

Creator: Appalachian State University. Belk Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

The papers in this collection are mostly meeting minutes of Special Collections librarians and staff and memos generated either from Special Collections or from the administrative office of the Library. These are copies held within the secretary Darlene Scott's office as the University Librarian's copies. Upon her retirement in 2003 they were transferred to Special Collections.

Scope and Contents

This collection of records of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection contains memos and meeting minutes which were generated from Special Collection team meetings and from within the Library. A few papers come from other departments on campus. Donor letters pertaining to the Tatum Cabin collection and the sleigh that resided in the Old Belk Library are also parts of this collection, as is a paper written by Barry B. Baker, A History of the Appalachian Collection, written in 1979. This collection was part of the official copies held in office of the Administrative Secretary to the University Librarian until her retirement in 2003.


This collection is sorted into subjects then chronologically.

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

These papers came to Special Collections upon the retirement of Darlene Scott from Belk Library in 2003. Accession number AC.2003.049

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, April 2013. This collection was processed 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.632: Records, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Collection Development Policy and List, 1983-1986 Box 1, Folder 1
Donors' Letters, 1977-1978 Box 1, Folder 2
Handbooks, Belk Library and Safety Office, 1972-1974, undated Box 1, Folder 3
Memos and Meeting Minutes, 1970-1975 Box 1, Folder 4
Memos and Meeting Minutes, 1976-1978 Box 1, Folder 5
Paper, A History of the Appalachian Collection by Barry B. Baker, 1979 Box 1, Folder 6
Papers, Assorted Appalachian Collection, 1969-1975, undated Box 1, Folder 7