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University Deeds Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 37

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three groups of records. The first group contains the original deeds to properties belonging to Appalachian State University in varying condition. The second group of relating records are not actual deeds, but rather supporting documentation. The deeds are arranged in alphabetical order. The records included are the actual deeds, copies and abstracts of these deeds, notes and correspondence, maps and drawings of property, certifications, and agreements and contracts. Also included are 5 compact discs with 84 pages of title analysis. Boxes 1-3 are original documents. Boxes 4-6 are photocopies for research use of documents listed in Boxes 1-3.

Dates

  • 1900-2000

Creator

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

Appalachian State University can trace its origins back to 1899 when brothers B.B. and D.D. Dougherty founded the Watauga Academy. B.B. Dougherty saw a need for trained teachers in Watauga County as well as throughout North Carolina. He was instrumental in getting a bill passed for a state-supported school in Watauga County, which became the Appalachian Training School (ATS) for teachers. The school first opened for classes in 1903. In 1925, the school became the Appalachian State Normal School (ASNS) for a period of four years, though in 1929 the name was changed to Appalachian State Teachers’ College (ASTC) and it became a four-year college. The transition from a small teachers’ college to a multi-disciplinary university would not occur until July 1, 1967 when Appalachian State University (ASU) was established.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Appalachian State University received its current name on July 1, 1967, transforming over the years from a small teachers’ college to a multi-disciplinary university. The University Deeds collection contains the original deeds to properties belonging to the university as well as supporting documentation, copies and abstracts of the deeds, notes and correspondence, title analysis, maps and drawings of property, certifications, and contracts.

Related Materials

Appalachian Training School Collection (UA 43)
Title
University Deeds Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Kendall Reese; Anna Smith
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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