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Richard R. Pierce photograph collection

Identifier: UA 29.029

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs accumulated and possibly taken by Richard R. Pierce while a student at Appalachian State Teachers College. Pierce was a staff member for both the yearbook and the student newspaper, and some of the images were published. Many of the photographs center around student life. Students were photographed on campus and at other locations and engaged in various activities such as sunbathing and playing in the snow. Some are posed while others are candid shots. There are also profile photographs of students, some of which appeared in the yearbook. Another major subject of Pierce's photographs is athletics, primarily football and wrestling, including photographs of Flucie Stewart. Other subjects include archery, an A Club initiation, members of the Appalachian Twirling Club, campus buildings, and the May Day Court.

In addition to the photographs is a card which acknowledges a $2.00 donation towards the war memorial sponsored by the Appalachian Memorial Association.


  • Creation: circa 1944-1946


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

Richard R. Pierce was born in 1922 in Iredell County. He graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College in 1947, after serving in World War II. He was senior class president and a senior superlative. He also served on the staff of The Appalachian and The Rhododendron. He played baseball and was a manager for both football and wrestling. He received Appalachian State University's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1987. Pierce died in Iredell County in 1998.


0.03 Linear Feet (3 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred from the Office of Alumni Affairs in 2021.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Sims, November 2022

Richard R. Pierce photograph collection
Kim Sims
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository