Appalachia

Watauga College Records Collection Added!
Jan 11, 2022

The Watauga Residential College records (UA 09.12) were recently processed and are available for research in the Special Collections Research Center.W...

Mary Elizabeth Lewis Papers Collection Added
Nov 18, 2021

The Mary Elizabeth Lewis papers (AC 1215) are now available for research at the Special Collections Research Center.  Mary Elizabeth Lewis (...

Fall foliage on the App State campus

Fall in the High Country
Sep 21, 2021

This post was originally posted on October 31, 2018. Autumn brings an array of tourism to the mountains. North Carolina’s High Country boasts v...

Photo depicts snowy street with vehicles and storefronts of bank, café, Farmers Hardware & Supply Co., and Quality Shoe Shop.

New Digitized Collection
Jun 21, 2021

The Mary D. Davis photographs were recently digitized and are now available online. Davis graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College in 19...

Girl starting a fire, Camp Yonahlossee

Yonahlossee and Catawba: Mountain Summer Camps of the Past
Jun 9, 2021

This post was originally posted on July 7, 2017.Summer’s cool temperatures in the Blue Ridge Mountains have beckoned tourists and visitors to the ar...

Close-up of a baseball program from the Charleston (West Virginia) Alley Cats

Batter Up! Baseball in the Appalachian Collection
May 18, 2021

It’s baseball season!  With minor league teams back in action on the diamond, baseball fans are once again able to take in America’s national...

Front page of the May 2, 1935 issue of

A Look Back at Appalachian (via "The Appalachian" Student Newspaper)
May 7, 2021

This image shows the southern (rear) side of D. D. Dougherty Library, built 1935, at Appalachian State Teachers College (1929-1967). The building serv...

Diamonds by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Appalachian Poets Who Inspire
Apr 28, 2021

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...

JAM(min’) in Appalachia
Apr 14, 2021

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

New Digital Exhibit of Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians
Mar 10, 2021

This post was originally posted on June 12, 2017. A masthead for the Katúah Journal, used from Spring 1988 to Spring 1993Would you like to learn...