Using Archives, Manuscripts, and Rare Books


Rare and archival materials are available for use in the Dougherty Reading Room in Special Collections. Materials may be duplicated by request for off-site researchers in accordance with the duplication policies of Special Collections. All collections are available for use by the Appalachian State University community and the general public.

How to Make an Appointment

The Closed Collection (Archives, Manuscripts, and Rare Books) is available Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred. Please contact the Dougherty Reading Room at 828-262-7974 or to schedule an appointment. Please check our Hours page for any changes to regular hours.

Policies and Procedures


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