The earliest recording of Doc Watson is part of the archival collections of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University. This now internationally-known performer from Deep Gap, North Carolina, performed “Precious Jewel” at the 1941 Boone Fiddler’s Convention and was recorded by folklorist Dr. Amos Abrams. The recording is available online as part of the Library’s digital collections.
A new exhibit of artwork, "Miraculous Creatures and Natural Encounters: Selections from the Beulah C. Campbell Collection of Original Illustrations from Children's Books," is now on display in the Dougherty Reading Room in Special Collections on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The exhibit is accessible during the regular operating hours of the Dougherty Reading Room, Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm.
A new rare book exhibit, “Architecture and Design in Britain: Selections from the Rhinehart Collection,” is now on display in the Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The exhibit runs through August 2012 and is accessible during Wednesday afternoon open houses in July or by appointment.
The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons will be open Wednesday afternoons, July 11, 18, and 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for visits, questions, and book viewings from the Rhinehart Collection on British History. Dr.
Special Collections has received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for an ambitious two-year project that will eliminate the backlog of the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection and provide students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers with access to these collections. Grant funds will primarily be used to hire a Project Archives Assistant.
Special Collections invites you to visit its new exhibit, “A New Look at Old Friends: An Exhibit of Vintage Series Books for Girls,” now on display in the 4th Floor atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons.
The exhibit features books from the Elaine J. O’Quinn Girls’ Studies Collection in Special Collections. On display are a variety of materials related to girls’ series books from the mid-1800s through the early 20th century. Featured series include Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Beverly Gray, and Elsie Dinsmore, among many others.
Searching for University Archives materials has just gotten easier. University Archives finding aids are now online and searchable through the new search box on the main Special Collections page. Finding aids, or guides to archival collections, are available for all University Archives material. If you're looking for information about the history of ASU,
On Thursday, October 27, Special Collections will host an open house showcasing Civil War resources from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection. The open house will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Rhinehart Room on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Special Collections. Come see maps, books, letters, and other historic materials documenting the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Special Collections is holding this open house in celebration of North Carolina Archives Week, October 24-29, 2011.
Out of the Stacks, Into the Light: Highlighting Newly Processed Collections, a new exhibit, is now on display in the Atrium on the fourth floor of the library. This exhibit features materials from five collections: Ralph Fickel Papers, Blanford Barnard Dougherty Collection, William H. Plemmons Papers, Herbert W. Wey Papers, and Thomas Reese Railroad and Printing Collection. The exhibit not only highlights newly processed collections, but also presents individuals who have made important contributions to the University and the community.