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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...

Get to Know Jesse Jackson, Children’s Author
Mar 16, 2021

“[He] came to Appalachian to spend the day and ended up staying the rest of his life,” said Appalachian State University children’s literature p...

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...

A Look Back at Appalachian (via "The Appalachian" Student Newspaper)
Mar 1, 2021

This image shows two students making snowballs after a snowfall at Appalachian State Teachers College (1929-1967) in the 1950s. Two women in winter co...

Records boxes archived on shelves

University Records: 2021 UNC System Wide Schedule released
Feb 26, 2021

The State Archives of North Carolina has officially released the updated 2021 version of the UNC System General Schedule in February, which can be fou...

Mary Marvel on the cover of Wow Comics

Comic Books in Special Collections
Feb 18, 2021

This post was originally posted on October 18, 2019. Many people think of superheroes and action-packed stories when they think of comic books, b...

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...

NASCAR Races Available for Streaming
Jan 19, 2021

Live radio broadcasts of NASCAR races are now available for streaming. These races were broadcast by the Universal Racing Network 1966-1982. Go t...

Winter Break Operations
Jan 4, 2021

From December 12, 2020 through January 11, 2021, the Special Collections Research Center and Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State...