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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Special Collections Research Center Blog

Seven African American young men seated together for a portrait, possibly in a building of a college or university

New Scrapbooks Added in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collections!

The Special Collections Research Center has recently added new scrapbooks to its Rare Books and Manuscripts collections: Maud Williams memory book; Ko...

Mark Coltrain

Welcome to Mark Coltrain, Oral Historian

Mark Coltrain joined the Special Collections Research Center as Oral Historian on September 6, 2022. Before that, he was the Information Literacy Libr...

Trevor McKenzie sitting in a rocking chair

Lecture, Book Signing: Musician and Historian Trevor McKenzie, 10/12

Trevor McKenzie Speaks about the Real Otto Wood, Bluegrass Ballad LegendWednesday, October 12, 2022Lecture and Book Signing: 6-7:15 pmBelk Library &am...

Historian Luke Manget

Lecture, Book Signing: Environmental Historian Luke Manget, 9/15

Thursday, September 15, 2022Lecture and Book Signing: 6-7:15 pmBelk Library & Information Commons Room 114On Thursday, September 15, Dr. Luke Mang...

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