Located on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons, the Special Collections Research Center is home to the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, the Stock Car Racing Collection, Rare Books & Manuscripts, and University Archives & Records Management Services.

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Photo depicts snowy street with vehicles and storefronts of bank, café, Farmers Hardware & Supply Co., and Quality Shoe Shop.

New Digitized Collection

The Mary D. Davis photographs were recently digitized and are now available online. Davis graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College in 19...

Girl starting a fire, Camp Yonahlossee

Yonahlossee and Catawba: Mountain Summer Camps of the Past

This post was originally posted on July 7, 2017.Summer’s cool temperatures in the Blue Ridge Mountains have beckoned tourists and visitors to the ar...

Close-up of a baseball program from the Charleston (West Virginia) Alley Cats

Batter Up! Baseball in the Appalachian Collection

It’s baseball season!  With minor league teams back in action on the diamond, baseball fans are once again able to take in America’s national...

Front page of the May 2, 1935 issue of

A Look Back at Appalachian (via "The Appalachian" Student Newspaper)

This image shows the southern (rear) side of D. D. Dougherty Library, built 1935, at Appalachian State Teachers College (1929-1967). The building serv...

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