Currently open by appointment for App State students, faculty, and staff. Circulating Collection, Mondays and Fridays, 1-5; Manuscripts & Archives, Thursdays, 10-1. Please make an appointment here:

Special Collections Research Center staff are mostly working remotely as a precaution against COVID-19. We will continue to support the research and instructional needs of the university's students, faculty, and staff as much as possible with limited access to our physical collections. Priority assistance will be given to current Appalachian State University students, faculty, and staff, and there may be delays in reply time for non-App State affiliated researchers. Learn more about our current services here.

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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Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Anna Field Presents Research, May 2020

Dr. Anna Field, 2019-2020 Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow presented her research in a virtual “Lunch and Learn” lecture entitled, “Crime, Masculin...

Appointments Available

Appointments Available to Visit Special CollectionsThe Special Collections Research Center is currently open to Appalachian State University members (...

“Birdie in the Cage!”: Appalachian Dance Traditions and the Turner Tapes

This blog post was originally published on May 21, 2020.The mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have long been noted for their dance ...

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