University History

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about the history of Appalachian State University. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

The Centennial Campaign at Appalachian State University was a yearlong event in 1999, to celebrate the hundred year anniversary of the founding of the institution. The Centennial Campaign Records contain planning and administrative documents, publications, ephemera, and photo scans concerning the Centennial Campaign and celebration.

6.3 linear feet (6 boxes, 3 records storage cartons, 3 small flip-top archival boxes)

The records of the Center for Appalachian Studies, located at Appalachian State University, gives some history of the Center, its functions, its projects, and key people in its operations. The Center's records gives evidence of the activities that seek to encourage to study and invest in the region and its social, economic, and cultural development.

19.0 linear feet (31 manuscript boxes, 3 half-size manuscript, 2 shoeboxes, 1 small and 1 medium flats)

The Cove Creek, North Carolina Garage Oral History Project is the result of a class project in one of Dr. Lynne Getz's history classes, Fall 1997, involving the history of the Cove Creek, North Carolina Garage in Watauga County.

0.75 linear feet (1 half-size manuscript box & 1 CD box)

Materials in the Cratis D. Williams Papers cover the professional and private life of scholar and professor Cratis Williams, his studies in Appalachian literature, folklore and ballads, and the Appalachian Consoritum. The collection consists of materials related to Williams' work at Appalachian State University, academic and genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings of folksongs and lectures, one VHS tape, two reels of microfilm, slides, and family memorabilia.

70 linear feet (140 boxes)

The David Reid Hodgin Papers consists of the the faculty papers of David Hodgin, an Appalachian State Teachers College English professor from 1946 to 1965, along with copious notes and clippings associated with his areas of interest, essays, and teaching. There are also lots of audio materials, of which selected cassettes are digitized.

14 linear feet (28 boxes)

The Dean Allison Williams Papers is a collection of newspaper articles, community newsletters, and announcements concerning happenings and people of the Todd, North Carolina area.

0.75 linear feet (1 manuscript box and 1 half-sz manuscript box in Cold Storage)

The Department of Sociology and Social Work existed from 1989 to 2008 when it became two separate departments: the Department of Sociology and the Department of Social Work. This collection includes correspondence and proposals concerning the development and evolution of the Bachelor of Social Work degree program, as led by Nancy K. Neale. This collection also includes materials on Ford Venture Grant, which assisted the funding the social work program.

10 linear feet (20 standard archival boxes)

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