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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...

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: The Doris Stam Collection
Oct 28, 2020

The Doris Stam collection (UA 47) consists of artifacts, correspondence, oral histories, papers, and photographs of the Bartlett, Brown, Dougherty, Sh...

The Suffolk Miracle album cover, 1974

Halloween Edition Blog-able Balladry: “It made the hair rize on his head…”
Oct 23, 2020

 This post was originally published on October 15, 2018.      With fall descending on western North Carolina, it is...

Meet Hannah Rodger, 2020-2021 Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow in British History
Oct 16, 2020

Hannah Rodger is the 2020-2021 Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow in British History. She will spend the academic year at Appalachian State University usin...

Wrong Turn DVD cover, picturing a woman with a concerned look on her face.

Appalachian Collection offers Spooktacular Delights
Oct 12, 2020

This post was originally published on October 30, 2017.  Come by Special Collections on the fourth floor of Belk Library and Information Com...

Children's Author Mary E. Lyons Papers
Oct 7, 2020

The Mary E. Lyons Papers represents the work of Mary E. Lyons as an author of children’s fiction and nonfiction books.  These papers include he...

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...