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...

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...