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Bryce and Izoria Sheppard Gordon collection

Identifier: UA 29.014

Scope and Contents

This collection includes items collected by Bryce Gordon and Izoria Sheppard Gordon during their time as students of Appalachian State Teachers College (ASTC) between 1945-1949. Included in the collection are receipts issued by ASTC, Appalachian Athletic Association tickets, ephemera, event programs, and photographs. The ephemera includes football game lineups, a library notice, invitations, a program for the 1948 Junior-Senior circus, and a program for the 1949 Junior-Senior banquet. The event programs include performances by the Playcrafters, Homecoming, music recitals, May Day Festival, choir, and concert band. The majority of the photographs are dated and identified. Subjects include Bryce Gordon and Izoria Sheppard Gordon, other ASTC students, the Flying Fish Swim Club, and athletics. Of particular note are photographs of "A" Club initiations which show male athletes in blackface and dressed in women's clothing. The collection also includes an Appalachian State Teachers College pennant.


  • 1945-1949


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

Bryce Gordon and Izoria Sheppard both graduated from the Appalachian State Teachers College (ASTC) in 1949. Bryce Gordon also graduated with a Masters degree in 1950 (first Masters class).


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Bryce and Izoria Gordon in 2002.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository