Guide to the Interview of Donald Seacrest and Rod T. Smith, June 2010

Summary Information

Title: Interview of Donald Seacrest and Rod T. Smith, June 2010
Collection: AC.720
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection includes CD copies and print transcription of an interview by Matt Coyne, University of Notre Dame graduate, of Donald Seacrest and Rod T. Smith, both graduates of Appalachian State University, at the Barnes and Noble Store in Roanoke, Virginia in 2010.

Creator: Coyne, Matthew

Biographical/Historical Note

The interviewer and transcriber of this interviews is Matt Coyne. He is a member of the Class of 2011 of University of Notre Dame. Both interveiw subjects were Appalachian State University graduates.

Rod T. Smith received his B.A. from UNC-Charlotte in 1969 and his M.A. from Appalachian State University in 1975.

Donald Seacrest received his B.A. in 1972 and M.A. in 1975 from Appalachian State, a M.F.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1978, and a Ph.D. from Univeristy of Iowa in 1992.

Scope and Contents

This collection conists of two copies of Matt Coyne's Interview with Donald Secrest and Rod T. Smith in June 2010. Both interveiw subjects were Appalachian State University graduates. Topics discussed are Appalachian State, poetry, starting The Cold Mountain Review, and well known writers who came to campus. Some of the people discussed are John Barth, Loyd Hilton, Tom McGowan, Charles Frazier, and Robert Penn Warren.


All items are housed in one 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

This collection was donated by Matthew Coyne in July 2010. Accession number AC.2010.066

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, December 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.720: Interview of Donald Secreast and Rod T. Smith by Matt Coyne, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Interview, June 15, 2010 ACSC_Box 24, Folder 13