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Appalachian photographs collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-123

Scope and Contents

The Appalachian photographs collection contains print photographs and negatives of the Appalachian region, mostly Northwestern North Carolina, but also some parts of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It contains photographs, slides, and negatives. Images include Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, and Watauga Counties, Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, and unidentified images of towns, people, and museum exhibits. The Collection consists of four series: Appalachian State Teachers College, Northwestern North Carolina Photographs, General Appalachia Photographs, and Negatives, Slides, and Color Materials.

Dates

  • 1905-1980, undated

Creator

Language

The materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections. Color photographs and negatives are housed separately within a cold storage unit and require advanced notice to view.

Copyright Notice

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Reproductions are made only for use as personal study or research. It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Duplication is restricted to photographers or heirs.

Historical Note

Appalachian State University was founded as Watauga Academy in 1899. It became state-funded in 1903 and changed its name to Appalachian Training School. It focused primarily on high-school-level and teacher education. It became a junior college in 1921 and became known as Appalachian State Normal School in 1925 as an official teachers college. In 1929, it was renamed Appalachian State Teachers College. In 1967, it was awarded university status and became Appalachian State University. It became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1971.

Extent

1.51 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 small shoebox, 1 folder in cold storage)

Abstract

The Appalachian photographs collection contain print photographs and negatives of the Appalachian region, mostly Northwestern North Carolina, but also some parts of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It contains photographs, slides, and negatives. Images include Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, and Watauga Counties, Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, and unidentified images of towns, people, and museum exhibits.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series: Series I: Appalachian State Teachers College; Series II: Northwest North Carolina Counties; Series III: General Appalachia Photographs; and Series IV: Negatives, Slides, and Color Materials.

Acquisitions Information

Materials were located in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection stacks in June 2001.

Processing Information

Processed in 2001. This collection was opened to the public in July 2002. Finding aid revised, 2010. Revised by Cynthia Harbeson, July 2014. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
Title
AC.123: Appalachian photographs collection, 1905-1980, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley, Rachel Critzer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
8282624975
8282624975 (Fax)