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. In addition to housing unique and one-of-a-kind manuscript materials and rare books, Special Collections also houses a thoughtfully curated research collection of secondary source material and audiovisual items pertaining to both the Appalachian region and stock car racing.

Collections are open to the Appalachian State University community and the general public.  Most secondary source items may be checked out or requested through interlibrary loan. Manuscripts, rare books, and select reference materials must be used in the Special Collections Research Center reading room. For more information, please contact us at (828) 262-4041 or