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.

Check our current hours. The archives, manuscripts, and rare book collections are available by appointment. Please make an appointment 5 days or more in advance to allow for research consultation and pulling of materials.

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Approaching Adelphi, August 18, 1916

A Trip Through the Hocking Hills

This was originally posted on December 12, 2016. “Approaching Adelphi, August 18, 1916,” AC.336: Southern Ohio Hiking Trip Photograph Album, ...

Doc Watson being hooded at the 1973 Spring Commencement

Doc and Merle Watson featured at 1973 Spring Commencement

This was originally posted on May 11, 2017 This week is exam and commencement time at Appalachian State University. As I looked for interesting c...

Adventure Comics 87 Cover

Class Visit Opens New Perspectives on Golden Age Comics

 This was originally posted on March 29, 2017.This is a guest post by Dr. Craig Fischer, Professor of English at Appalachian State Universit...

Cover of Student Information Book 1930

Student Handbooks Provide More than Just Rules

This was originally posted on September 6, 2017. One of the rich published resources in the Appalachian State University Archives is the student ...