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Herman R. and Elizabeth P. Eggers papers

Identifier: UA 30.023

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily contains the personal correspondence of Herman R. and Elizabeth Pennington Eggers. The correspondence includes letters written between Herman and Elizabeth, letters written to them by their daughters, Elizabeth and Isabel, and letters sent to them by Elizabeth's Pennington relations from Sweetwater, TN. Also included in the collection are some items specific to Herman's role as the Registrar for Appalachian State Teachers College, travel logs, records of their birdwatching hobby, anniversary-related items, and artifacts. Of particular note is an artifact purported to be a piece of the Daniel Boone tree in Johnson City, TN that was removed in 1914.


  • 1900-1991


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.

Biographical / Historical

Herman R. Eggers was born in the Mabel community in South Carolina in 1898 to John and Maude Bailiff Eggers. He came to Appalachian State University in 1929 (then Appalachian State Teachers College), where he worked as a teacher and registrar. He retired in 1965.

Elizabeth Pennington Eggers was born in 1903 to Charles and Sarah Isabel Pope Pennington of Sweetwater, TN. Herman and Elizabeth were married in 1927 and had two daughters, Isabel and Elizabeth. Herman died in 1990. Elizabeth died in 1992.

Eggers Residence Hall is named for Herman and his brother, Graydon, an Appalachian State University English professor.


3.75 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by the Eggers' daughter, Elizabeth E. Hill, in 2012.

Related Materials

Graydon and Daisy W. Eggers Photograph collection (UA 30.022)


This collections former unique identifier was UA.5113.

Herman R. and Elizabeth P. Eggers papers
In Progress
Kim Sims
July 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository