Congressman James Broyhill at his desk

New Exhibit in Special Collections
Jun 19, 2017

Congressman James “Jim” Broyhill waves to the crowd at a campaign rally, circa 1964. From AC. 100, James T. Broyhill Papers. Now on display o...

Louise Smith

Podcast on Pioneer Racer Louise Smith
Jun 14, 2017

Stock Car Racing Collection curator Suzanne Wise recently did a podcast for Wondery Media on the colorful career of pioneer NASCAR racer Louise Smith....

Doc Watson being hooded at the 1973 Spring Commencement

Doc and Merle Watson featured at 1973 Spring Commencement
May 11, 2017

This week is exam and commencement time at Appalachian State University. As I looked for interesting commencement photos in the University Archives to...

A selection of books available for check-out from the Stock Car Racing Collection.

Stock Car Racing Collection Receives Kudos
May 10, 2017

Stephen Bubb’s column in the February 21, 2017 issue of Area Auto Racing News focused on efforts to preserve motorsports history. The lead...

5th Annual British History Lecture
May 5, 2017

This year’s Fifth Annual Appalachian Lecture in British History took place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Belk Library and Information Com...

Music notes of Black Jack Davy and Barbara Allen

Blog-able Balladry #1: Ike, Doc, and Cratis — 3 Songcatchers from the Southern Mountains
Apr 19, 2017

Appalachian State has long been connected to the cultural traditions of western North Carolina not only through its location but in the interests of i...

Richard Petty, 1964

Stock Car Racing Collection Items Exhibited at NASCAR Hall of Fame
Apr 10, 2017

The recently opened “Petty: Building a Family Legacy” exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC, features a number of items from the Ric...

Adventure Comics 87 Cover

Class Visit Opens New Perspectives on Golden Age Comics
Mar 29, 2017

This is a guest post by Dr. Craig Fischer, Professor of English at Appalachian State University.I’ve been a comic book fan for almost half a ce...

Mary Jane Putzel talks with Pat Beaver

Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies: Dr. Patricia D. Beaver
Mar 6, 2017

Mary Jane Putzel (left), a graduate of Appalachian Studies Department, talks with Pat Beaver (right), Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies, ...

Students braving the snow and wind in 1965. The old Administration Building is in the background.

New Exhibit in Special Collections
Feb 10, 2017

Special Collections’ new winter exhibit, “Snow Scenes of Winters Past,” gives this year’s snow-starved region a visual feast of past snows in ...