Artifacts

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?
Apr 19, 2021

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...

Close-up of the Sarum Rite breviary leaves

Cool Discoveries: the Medieval Illuminated Manuscript Leaves in the Rhinehart Collection
Feb 12, 2021

Among the most eye-catching of the items in the Rhinehart Rare Book Room on the 4th floor of  the Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Comm...

From the University Archives: Tintypes from the Doris Stam Collection
Jan 25, 2021

Created using the wet-plate collodion process developed by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851, tintypes were the “instant” photography of the 19th cen...

Literary Society Coin

From the University Archives
Nov 20, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, App State Homecoming was virtual this year.  Alumni Affairs asked me to record a video, highlighting App State ...

From the University Archives
Sep 28, 2020

If I was asked to name the most common artifact I’ve come across in my career working at different university archives, the answer would be pennants...