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University Annual Reports collection

Identifier: UA 56

Scope and Contents

This collection contains annual reports created by academic and administrative departments within Appalachian State University between 1961-2010. This collection does not contain annual reports from every department. The reports include information about major accomplishments and areas of improvement, as well as logistics and financial matters for each department. Collection consists of annual reports as well as material referencing the creation of annual reports, such as memorandum, notes, and drafts.

The annual reports were compiled each school year by varying departments within the University. Prior to the compilation of reports, a set of guidelines was sent to each department/office from the President's Office, which provided a model for their creation. Typically, the reports were authored by the head of each department, though the information they consisted of was provided by numerous department members. They were expected to contain information regarding major accomplishments, updates on faculty and staff needs, and areas for improvement. Furthermore, the reports were also expected to contain financial statements from each department. After a report was completed by the department head, it was sent several places depending on that department's place in the University's hierarchy. For instance, the Departments that consisted of the College of Arts and Sciences typically sent a report to the College as well as the President's Office. This was done to allow the College of Arts and Sciences to create its own report using those compiled by the Departments under its umbrella. Once the President of the University had received and reviewed all the annual reports, he then created a report which was given to the Board of Trustees. The collection herein displays the numerous department merges/name changes that occurred throughout the University's history.


  • 1961-2010



These materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

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.


86 Linear Feet

Acquisitions Information

The files contained in this collection were transferred from various Departments within Appalachian State University. They were pulled from the following accessions: UA.2003.010, UA.2004.135, UA.2004.144, UA.2004.154, UA.2004.161, UA.2004.180, UA.2004.203, UA.2004.212, UA.2001.231, UA.2004.255, UA.2004.257, UA.2004.258, UA.2004.262, UA.2004.278, UA.2005.049, UA.2005.054, UA.2005.063, UA.2005.064, UA.2005.081, UA.2005.114, UA.2005.117, UA.2005.122, UA.2005.138, UA.2005.139, UA.2005.147, UA.2005.195, UA.2005.242, UA.2005.264, UA.2005.275, UA.2005.286, UA.2005.301, UA.2006.011, UA.2006.023, UA.2006.026, UA.2006.062, UA.2006.067, UA.2006.095, UA.2006.157, UA.2006.173, UA.2006.194, UA.2006.233, UA.2006.273, UA.2007.076, UA.2009.034, UA.2009.065, UA.2009.072, UA.2009.098, UA.2009.104, UA.2010.006, UA.2010.084, UA.2011.069


This collection's former identifier was UA 5164.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jessica Michak and Grant Maher, under the supervision of Cynthia Harbeson, July 2011. Finding aid was updated by Kim Sims, February 2021.

University Annual Reports collection
Jessica Michak and Grant Maher
July 28, 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository