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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...

Book History in "The Man Who Invented Christmas"
Dec 18, 2020

One of my new favorite holiday movies is The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017), which is based on the book of the same title by Les Staniford.  N...

Appalachian Cooking
Dec 2, 2020

This post was originally published on December 6, 2018.Photo by Anita AustvikaFood is an important part of any culture. It is prepared, celebrate...

Alternate Special Collections Instruction during a Pandemic

Special Collections Instruction during a Pandemic: Fall 2020
Nov 23, 2020

This semester, I delivered remote instruction about Special Collections Research Center materials.  Just how do you do that, when one of the most...