Guide to the Catherine J. Smith Gallery Collection, 1991-1994

Summary Information

Title: Catherine J. Smith Gallery Collection, 1991-1994
Collection: UA.5123
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is located in Farthing Auditorium, on the campus of Appalachian State University. It hosts both original and traveling art exhibitions. This collection contains correspondence and other material regarding the organization of exhibitions.

Creator: Catherine J. Smith Gallery

Biographical/Historical Note

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is located in Farthing Auditorium, on the campus of Appalachian State University.  Through innovative exhibitions and stimulating educational programs, the Gallery provides opportunities for direct engagement with contemporary works of art and design for Appalachian State University students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The Gallery presents original and traveling exhibitions, features works by faculty and students, and enriches its programmatic offerings through collaborative projects. The Gallery actively involves students in its exhibitions and programming by serving as a site for honing curatorial, presentation and installation abilities.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of exhibition files from the Catherine J. Smith Gallery dating from 1991 through 1994.  The files contain correspondence, invitations, exhibition brochures, planning information, newspaper clippings, press releases, photographs, and financial documents. 


The collection material is arranged 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

This collection was transferred to the University Archives from the University Records Center in 2007 by Mark Brittain as accession number UA.2007.155. The material was originally transferred to the University Records Center by Terry Suhre.

Processing Information

Processed by Dustin Witsman (Processing Archivist): June, 2016.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5123: Catherine J. Smith Galley Collection, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

Collection Inventory

  Box Folder

Scale and Content, 1991 

1 1

Rendering Visible, 1991 

1 2

Two Brothers, 1991-1992 

1 3-7

Life's Lessons: A Mother's Journal, 1992 

1 8

Art Expo, 1992 

1 9

Graduate Student Thesis Exhibition, 1992 

2 1

Janet Carkee and David Helm, 1992 

2 2

Appalachian State University Faculty Exhibit, 1993 

2 3-5

Works on Paper, 1993 

2 6

Jonathan Waterbury, 1993 

2 7

Art Expo, 1993 

2 8

Papermakers - Manipulated Surfaces, 1993 

3 1-2

Quilt Show, 1993 

3 3

Twinrocker, 1993 

3 4

Sally Mann, 1993 

3 5

Senior Studio, 1993-1994 

3 6

Art Expo, 1994 

3 7

Michelle "Tejuola" Turner, 1994 

4 1-2