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Reich College of Education Records,

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-5052

Scope and Contents

The Reich College of Education Records contain mostly administrative files from the College of Education and the Dean’s Office including correspondence, curriculum planning, self-studies, policies and procedures, proposals, budgets and memoranda. Additionally, the records contain other studies, Teacher Education Council minutes, files pertaining to teacher accreditation, files pertaining to grants, workshop materials, field experience documents, and videos regarding elementary school teachers in the classroom. The files date 1953-2003, which predate the establishment of the College of Education, but many of the files date to the first 15 years of the college, 1968-1983.


  • 1953-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1976 - 1982


Access Restrictions

The following accessions are partially or completely restricted due to the presence of personal information: UA.2005.045, UA.2005.067, UA.2005.151, UA.2005.247, UA.2006.186, UA.2006.191, UA.2009.088, and UA.2009.093.

Historical Note

Appalachian has nearly always offered education courses (beginning as a teacher's college) and officially established the College of Education in 1968 along with the restructuring of academics in the process of becoming Appalachian State University. The college was named for Lois Reich, a longtime educator in Davidson County, North Carolina. Reich College of Education (RCOE) currently houses six academic departments, offering a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including a doctoral program: Curriculum and Instruction, Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Leadership and Educational Studies, Reading Education and Special Education and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.


119.61 Linear Feet (236 boxes, 4 half-sized manuscript boxes, 6 reel-to-reel recordings, 1 VHS tape, 1 folder)

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The College of Education was established in 1968 (named for Lois Reich in 1987) and currently houses six departments offering a variety of programs leading to bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees. The Reich College of Education Records contain mostly administrative files from the College of Education and the Dean’s Office dating 1953-2003.
Grant Maher
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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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