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Betsy Alden’s Hound Ears Club collection

Identifier: AC-908

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of promotional materials, news clippings, newsletters, club rules, and bylaws of the Hound Ears Club in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Also included is a score to “Appalachia in North Carolina,” by Torpy and Wirt Skinner; and the lyrics to a song.


  • 1967-1999, undated


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

Elizabeth C. Alden (Betsy) is a retired professor from Duke University. She splits her time between Durham, North Carolina, and Banner Elk, North Carolina.

Biographical / Historical

Developers established the Hound Ears Club on the former lumber town of Shulls Mill, a railroad hub for the Tweetsie Railroad line, in 1964. In its inception, the residential resort featured an operational ski slope until 1991.


0.21 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Betsy Alden on August 26, 2014. It was accessioned as AC.2014.114.

Related Materials

Elizabeth C. Alden papers, 1970s-2000s (Collection ID: RL.00021), Duke University Libraries

Processing Information

Angela Ocuto Howell, 2022

Betsy Alden’s Hound Ears Club collection
Angela Ocuto Howell
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository