Lincoln Heights School - May Day, 1939. The image above shows five girls in identical dresses and hats pose for a photo.

Honoring Black History Month in Special Collections
Feb 22, 2024

In honor of Black History Month, Special Collections is featuring some of the collections that document and preserve the experiences of Black elementa...

Addition to the Appalachian Collection
Jan 18, 2024

The Special Collections Research Center has a new collection available for researchers: AC.280: Charles "Chuck" Miller papers. These papers are the pe...

Dr. Donald Secreast with his scrapbook

Giving Thanks: Recent Donations to the University Archives
Nov 21, 2023

Earlier this month, the University Archives accepted two donations:  one from alumnus Dr. Donald Secreast, and the other from the Department of A...

Loyal Jones

Remembering Appalachian Scholar Loyal Jones
Oct 18, 2023

Remembering Loyal Jones (1928-2023) The Special Collections Research Center at Appalachian State University remembers Loyal Jones, prolific Appal...

A photo from the 1991 volume of the Rhododendron that features the Sexual Awareness Group of Appalachia

Honoring National Coming Out Day in Special Collections
Oct 10, 2023

Honoring National Coming Out Day in Special Collections October 11th is National Coming Out Day, which has been celebrated on campus since the ea...

Bicentennial Display, University Bookstore, 1976, photo 1

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Special Collections
Sep 22, 2023

National Hispanic Heritage MonthIn honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are sharing some materials from the Special Collections Research Cent...

Photograph of Don Horton and Oscar Joines of the Appalachian Training School baseball team, 1913.  Part of the University Archives Photograph Collection (UA.36).

New Photographs on Belk Library's 4th Floor Hallway
Sep 14, 2023

Photograph of the photographs on the fourth floor hallway of Belk Library.Stroll down the hallway on the fourth floor of Belk Library and Information ...

Welcome, Veronica Wells, to the Special Collections Team!
Aug 31, 2023

Welcome to Veronica A. Wells, Adjunct Assistant ProfessorThe newest addition to the Special Collections Research Center team is Veronica A. Wells, Adj...

Book of Kells Facsimile Is Here!
Aug 17, 2023

In May the Special Collection Research Center was thrilled to obtain a facsimile of the Book of Kells for inclusion in the rare books collection. Afte...

Camp Yonahlossee 100th Anniversary Gathering Celebrated in Special Collections
Jul 18, 2023

The afternoon of Saturday, June 10, the Special Collections Research Center was privileged to be a part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations on the A...