Two New Exhibits in Special Collections

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The Bootleg Turn: Moonshine and the Genesis of NASCAR

The Bootleg Turn: Moonshine and the Genesis of NASCAR, a new exhibit, is now on display in the Atrium on the fourth floor of the library. Researched and designed by graduate student Jessica Michak, The Bootleg Turn showcases the development of NASCAR and its association with moonshining in Appalachia. This exhibit features materials from the following collections: the Cratis D. Williams Papers, the John T. Shepherd Papers, the Horton Family Papers, the Moonshining in Burke County: The Career of N.C. ABC Officer Fred Hennessee Collection, and the Stock Car Racing Collection.

To learn more about these collections, please visit Special Collections located in Room 432, send us an email at spcoll@appstate.edu or visit our web pages.

Jack Jeffers Photo Exhibit

Jack Jeffers photoThe Dougherty Reading Room in Special Collections invites you to view a portion of the newly-acquired Jack Jeffers Photograph Collection, part of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection.

The collection, donated in the spring of 2011, features photographs of the landscapes and lives of the Appalachian region from over 40 years of Jeffers work. The exhibit also includes some of his original silver sulfide photographs. Come enjoy the photographs of a time gone in the Appalachian region. The display will be up for the fall semester.

If you are interested in learning more about Jack Jeffers, please visit his website.

The Dougherty Reading Room is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-262-7974 or email spcoll@appstate.edu

Pictured: Country Store, 1972. Photo by Jack Jeffers

The Dougherty Reading Room is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-262-7974 or email spcoll@appstate.edu

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