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University Archives Audiovisual collection

Identifier: UA 39

Scope and Contents

The Lectures, Concerts, and Events Audio-Visual Collection contains audiovisual recordings in varying formats, and on a wide variety of subjects, dating 1949-2002. Many of the accessions in this collection include multiple copies of the same video recording, for example on reel-to-reel and on VHS. Subjects of these recordings include: football, homecoming, the Plemmons Student Union, the Appalachian House, fraternities, faculty training, archives, ASU campus and buildings, Impact North Carolina project, John E. Thomas, LGBT issues, and alumni. Additionally, the collection includes both audio and video recording of: musical performances, lectures, a 1949 football game, homecoming festivities, and dedication events.


  • 1949-2002

Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Historical Note

The Lectures, Concerts, and Events Audio-Visual Collection highlights special academic and popular programming on Appalachian’s campus and ASU’s commitment to bringing diverse, culturally invigorating and intellectually stimulating events and people to Boone. Many departments and offices on campus facilitate and sponsor these events, including: A.P.P.S., the Athletic Department, the Plemmons Student Union, the Performing Arts Series, University Archives, the Chancellor’s Office, WASU, the Harlan E. Boyles CEO Lecture Series and the Diversity Lecture Series, among others. Media Services (formerly Audiovisual Services) helped to create some of the recordings found in this collection, as they offer audio and visual recording, editing and production services to the ASU faculty, staff and students.


7.1 Linear Feet (9 boxes, 1 records carton, 5 reel-to-reel recordings, 1 folder, 12 audiocassettes, 1 vinyl record, 6 DVDs, 2 CDs, 18 VHS tapes)

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Lectures, Concerts, and Events Audio-Visual Collection contains audiovisual recordings in varying formats, and on a wide variety of subjects, dating 1949-2002. Events and subjects of the recordings include: football, the library, lectures and seminars, musical performances, and other special events, mostly on ASU's campus.


This collection was previously titled Lectures, Concerts, and Events AV collection. It's identifier was UA 5102.

University Archives Audiovisual collection
Grant Maher
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository