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Appalachian Regional Ephemera Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: AC-121

Scope and Contents

The Appalachian Regional Ephemera Collection contains flyers, posters, postcards, brochures, travel guides, booklets, programs, and other ephemera from Appalachian towns or with Appalachian themes. From these informational items, one can track progress, or lack of, in specific areas or for specific subjects, such as real estate or businesses.

Dates

  • 1880-present

Creator

Language

All materials in this collection are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Historical Note

This artificial collection was compiled by the staff of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection prior to 2001. Any Appalachian regional ephemera donated or purchased that is not part of an existing or incoming collection is housed with this collection.

Extent

22 Linear Feet (25 manuscript boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 4 oversize flat boxes, 1 folder in Cold Storage)

Abstract

The Appalachian Regional Ephemera Collection contains flyers, posters, postcards, brochures, travel guides, booklets, programs, and other ephemera from Appalachian towns or with Appalachian themes. There are real estate booklets with northwestern North Carolina houses for sale, as well as brochures of businesses, museums, and tourist attractions of Appalachia.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into seven series. Within each series the files are sorted either by location or subject. The Postcard Collection was merged into this collection as Series VI and is filed by state then city. Duplicates of postcards may be found.

The oversize and extra-large oversize posters/flyers were sorted primarily by subject, with the extra-large ones housed in box 31.

There are two color photographs of quilts made in Appalachia that are housed in Cold Storage.

Missing Title

  1. Appalachian Region -- Description and travel
  2. Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)
  3. Printed ephemera -- Appalachian Region
  4. Printed ephemera -- North Carolina
  5. Printed ephemera -- Tennessee
  6. Printed ephemera -- Virginia
  7. Printed ephemera -- West Virginia
  8. Real property -- North Carolina

Acquisitions Information

Various individuals donated materials for the collection to the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Others were purchased from vendors. The collection was merged with AC.306: Posters Collection to establish one collection of ephemeral material. This collection also merged with AC.120: Appalachian Regional Postcard Collection in 2015.

Separated Materials

Several copies of newprint-type visitors guides and newspapers were separated from the oversize posters and were sent to be cataloged for the open Appalachian Collection stacks. See a list in the control file.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 2001

Encoded by Kathryn Staley, Rachel Critzer, April 2005

Reprocessed by Cynthia Harbeson and Kelly Grimm, 2011

Reprocessed by Anita Elliott, July 2015
Title
AC.121: Appalachian Regional Ephemera Collection, 1880-present
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley, Rachel Critzer; Reprocessed in 2011 by: Cynthia Harbeson and Kelly Grimm. 2015: Anita Elliott
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
8282624975
8282624975 (Fax)