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Exhibit: Odds and Ends
Jan 22, 2014

Currently under construction, the next Appalachian State Library Special Collections exhibit will spotlight the curiosities of the archives. Located i...

Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Jan 3, 2014

AC.689: Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina Records is an extensive collection which houses the working records of the Episcopal Diocese of We...

Sow's Ear Press
Dec 6, 2013

The Sow's Ear Press began operations in Abingdon, Virginia in 1987 with founding editors Errol Hess, Larry Richman, and Nell Maiden. The Sow's Ear gav...

The Art of Kenneth Baldwin
Dec 2, 2013

Kenneth Baldwin (1914-1999) was a self-taught artist born in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He spent most of his life in Greenville, South Carolina w...

Snapshot: Archives Week
Oct 31, 2013

Images from North Carolina Archives Week Open House held this past Thursday in the Reinhardt Room, Belk Library. This year's Archives Week celebrated ...

Camp Yonahlossee
Oct 14, 2013

Camp Yonahlossee was founded in 1922 by Mrs. A. P. Kephart as a summer camp for girls. The camp was the female counterpart to Camp Yonahnoka located n...

Snapshot: Camp Yonahlossee
Oct 4, 2013

Images from Camp Yonahlossee, a camp for young women that was located near Linville, North Carolina. More information will be posted on this collectio...

Snapshot: Norfolk and Western Railway Company Employee Passes
Sep 25, 2013

Images from AC.673: Norfolk and Western Railway Company Employee Passes, 1907-1971. The Norfolk and Western Railway operated as a rail system from 188...

Cratis Williams, Ballad Collector
Sep 24, 2013

Cratis Dearl Williams (April 5, 1911-May 11, 1985), considered the Father of Appalachian Studies, was a native of Caines Creek in Lawrence County, Ken...

"A Cabin Industry"
Sep 20, 2013

Alnwick Bedspreads was one of many companies who profited from a resurgence of interest in Colonial era household items in the early 20th Century. The...