Special Collections

The Fraser Fir: A Modern Appalachian Icon Exhibit, 4th Floor

Special Collections' latest exhibit, “The Fraser Fir: A Modern Appalachian Icon,” features a broad array of materials from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection including archives, clippings files, magazines, and books, all related to the Christmas tree industry in Appalachia.

Horn in the West Exhibit, 4th Floor

The newest exhibit in Special Collections features historical documents, photos, an original poster, and an artifact from Boone’s outdoor drama, “Horn in the West.” The exhibit, curated by Appalachian Studies graduate student Adam Sheffield, is located inside Special Collections and is on display through the summer during the department’s open hours.  All of the materials on display and much more is available in the

Special Collections to Reopen to the Public January 26

Special Collections, located on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons, will reopen to the public on Monday, January 26, 2015. All regular services and hours will resume at that time.

Special Collections Closed to the Public Until February 16, 2015

Special Collections, located on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons, will be closed to the public until Monday, February 16, for repairs and restoration due to water damage.  The rest of the 4th floor is open. Circulating materials in the collection are available through the Library’s Request It!

Special Collections Processing Project a Success!

The two-year grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to process the backlog of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection was successfully completed last month. Running from September 2012 to November 2014, the grant provided funding for a full-time processing assistant and for the purchase of archival supplies.

Hear a Veteran’s Experience

In honor of Veteran’s Day, you can hear about the experiences of military personnel first-hand through oral history interviews in Belk Library’s Digital Collections.  Students in Dr.

UCO 1200 and ENG 1000 visit Special Collections

Sections of First-Year Seminar (UCO 1200) and Expository Writing (ENG 1000) visited Special Collections recently to use our collections and expertise for course assignments. 

Celebrate Archives Month

October is North Carolina Archives Month. This year’s theme is “North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.” In honor of this, we are highlighting our Camp Catawba Collection in an exhibit located in the Cratis Williams Reading Room on the fourth floor of the library.

Located near Blowing Rock North Carolina, Camp Catawba was an overnight summer camp for boys aged 6 to 12. It operated from 1944-1970 under the direction of Jewish-German poet and educator Vera Lachmann.

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