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University Annual Reports Collection

Identifier: UA 5164

Scope and Contents

This collection contains annual report files created by both academic and administrative departments within Appalachian State University between 1961-2010. This collection does not contain annual reports from every department, nor does it contain reports from each year identified in the accession date. Subjects include 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.


  • 1961-2010



These materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended.

Historical Note

This collection contains annual report files created by both academic and administrative departments and offices within Appalachian State University between 1961-2010. 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.


84 Linear Feet (168 boxes)


This collection contains annual report files created by both academic and administrative departments and offices within Appalachian State University between 1961-2010. This collection was created from multiple accessions and predominantly consists of annual reports but also includes additional material related to their creation. While many departments have a report for every year, some may not have a report for each year.


Collection is arranged chronologically, then alphabetically within each year.

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

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jessica Michak and Grant Maher, under the supervision of Cynthia Harbeson, July 2011.
UA.5164: University Annual Reports, 1961-2010
Jessica Michak and Grant Maher
July 28, 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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