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.

The Special Collections Research Center is currently open by appointment for App State students, faculty, and staff. Circulating books from Special Collections can be requested online and checked out without an appointment. Learn how to check out a book.

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Celebrating National Poetry Month: Appalachian Poets Who Inspire

This post was originally posted on April 5, 2019.Pictured above is the view from Rough Ridge along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo taken by Wyatt Pitsar...

A fun-size package of M&M’s taped to a handwritten letter from a student to Mary E. Lyons, thanking her for visiting their classroom

[NO] Food in the Archives?

Visit any research center with archival materials and you will find that food and drink is absolutely not allowed in the space.  If you look at S...

JAM(min’) in Appalachia

This post was originally posted on April 10, 2018.  In 2001, the National Museum of American History designated April as Jazz Appreciation M...

Get to Know Jesse Jackson, Children’s Author

“[He] came to Appalachian to spend the day and ended up staying the rest of his life,” said Appalachian State University children’s literature p...

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