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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 (...

A portrait from the collections, inscribed with the name

New Collection from Gag-Master William Boswell "Bosh" Rigsby Added
Oct 12, 2021

Recently processed and now available for research, the William Boswell "Bosh" Rigsby papers (AC 907) contain family papers, photographs, and a collect...

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...

Welcoming Freshman in The Appalachian
Aug 27, 2021

As students have returned to campus, I found myself browsing through old issues of The Appalachian to see how students were welcomed back to campus in...

Cover of Cherry Ames Army Nurse

New Exhibit: Girls' Series Books
Jul 6, 2021

The Special Collections Research Center invites you to visit its current exhibit, “A New Look at Old Friends: An Exhibit of Vintage Series Books for...

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...