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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...

Diamonds by Kathryn Stripling Byer

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Appalachian Poets Who Inspire
Apr 28, 2021

This post was originally posted on April 5, 2019.Pictured above is the view from Rough Ridge along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo taken by Wyatt Pitsar...

A fun-size package of M&M’s taped to a handwritten letter from a student to Mary E. Lyons, thanking her for visiting their classroom

[NO] Food in the Archives?
Apr 19, 2021

Visit any research center with archival materials and you will find that food and drink is absolutely not allowed in the space.  If you look at S...

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...