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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Dr. Donald Secreast with his scrapbook

Giving Thanks: Recent Donations to the University Archives

Earlier this month, the University Archives accepted two donations:  one from alumnus Dr. Donald Secreast, and the other from the Department of A...

Loyal Jones

Remembering Appalachian Scholar Loyal Jones

Remembering Loyal Jones (1928-2023) The Special Collections Research Center at Appalachian State University remembers Loyal Jones, prolific Appal...

A photo from the 1991 volume of the Rhododendron that features the Sexual Awareness Group of Appalachia

Honoring National Coming Out Day in Special Collections

Honoring National Coming Out Day in Special Collections October 11th is National Coming Out Day, which has been celebrated on campus since the ea...

Bicentennial Display, University Bookstore, 1976, photo 1

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Special Collections

National Hispanic Heritage MonthIn honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are sharing some materials from the Special Collections Research Cent...