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John W. Dinkins collection

Identifier: UA 30.018

Scope and Contents

The collection includes items from Mr. Dinkins' tenure in Audio-Visual Services, under the office of the Director of Development. This collection contains newspapers, promotional pamphlets, three photographs showing campus scenes and one showing the Dark Sky Observatory, postcards, booklets, and annual reports for the Appalachian State University, Inc. Foundation. The majority of the items are promotional materials for programs, services, and events at Appalachian State University.


  • Creation: 1965-1989, undated
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1983



The materials are in English.

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 Note

John Dinkins attended Appalachian State University, graduating in 1967. He began working as the University Photographer for Appalachian in the early 1970s.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)


John Dinkins, a 1967 graduate of Appalachian State University, worked as a university photographer in the 1970s. This collection contains newspapers, promotional pamphlets, four photographs, postcards, and reports related to programs, services, and events at Appalachian State University. Materials date mostly from the 1970s and early 1980s.


Items are grouped in folders by subject and then arranged alphabetically. Oversize items are housed in a seperate box.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by John W. Dinkins.


Most of the publications are in good condition.


This collection's former identifier was UA 5006.

Processing Information

Processed by Becky Dion in September, 2013.

John W. Dinkins collection
Becky Dion
September 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository