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Akers family photographs

Identifier: AC-656

Scope and Contents

This collection includes several photographs attributed to the Akers family of Pocahontas, Virginia. They date in range from circa 1890-1930. Most subjects are unidentified but include adults and children. One image features an adult woman posted in front of a quilt and wearing what appears to be an embroidered collar. Another features three children, one of whom appears to have a leg injury that is wrapped up. There is one photograph that provides the identifies of the subjects: Sidney, Lillie, Ivan, and Talford Akers.


  • circa 1890-1930

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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.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2019

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Sims, March 2023

Akers family photographs
March 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository