Special Collections

Downton Abbey Exhibit and Open House

A new Special Collections exhibit, "The Lives of Nobles: Downton Abbey in the Rhinehart Collection," examines a selection of common themes between the hit BBC and PBS series Downton Abbey and the Rhinehart British Studies Rare Book Collection in Special Collections. The exhibit explores the themes of entail, country homes, and country house libraries.

Unexpected Finds Exhibit 4th Floor

"An Exhibit of Unexpected Finds in Special Collections" is now installed in the atrium exhibit cases on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. Most people may think of Special Collections holdings consisting of books, manuscripts, DVDs, or CDs, but the collections also include a small selection of other, unexpected items. We do not seek most of the items displayed here, but their presence in our collections enriches the historical record that we do collect.

Children’s Christmas Book Exhibit in Special Collections

A new exhibit, “Memories from Childhood:  Our Favorite Christmas Stories,” is now on display in Special Collections on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The display draws on children’s literature relating to Christmas from the Historical Children’s Literature rare book collection and the W.L.

Food in the Archives?!? Special Collections Celebrates Archives Week, October 24, 2:00 p.m.

Special Collections in Belk Library & Information Commons will host an open house in the Rhinehart Room (4th Floor) on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in honor of North Carolina Archives Week! This year’s theme is "Home Grown! A Celebration of Food Culture and History." 

Now on Display - The Art of Kenneth Baldwin

A new exhibit, The Art of Kenneth Baldwin, is now on display in Special Collections on the fourth floor of the library.

Medieval Exhibits on Display in Plemmons Student Union

What do Robin Hood, Jack tales, and castles have in common?  Find out in the two exhibits, "Medieval Folklore & Stories" and "Medieval Life," in Plemmons Student Union, now on display through October 8.  Library resources from Special Collections and the Instructional Materials Center related to the medieval period are on display just as the Southeast

North Shore Materials in Appalachian Collection

This Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, the North Shore Decoration Day Symposium will be held on campus.  For those interested in learning more about the North Shore and Decoration Day, the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in Special Collections contains materials documenting this history.  Of note are:

Rare Music Materials On Display Sunday

As part of the Hayes School of Music’s Max Smith Memorial Gamelan and Organ Concert on Sunday, September 29, rare music books, scores, and manuscripts from Special Collections will be on display in the Music Library, located on the second floor of the Broyhill Music Center.  Organist and retired faculty member Max Smith (1931-2012) created an end

New Location for Dougherty Reading Room in Special Collections

Access to archives, manuscripts, and rare books, currently available through the Dougherty Reading Room (Room 442) in Special Collections, will be relocated to the Cratis Williams Reading Room (the area by the tall windows) in Special Collections starting Monday, July 22, 2013. Hours, contact information, and most services will remain available for patrons using the rare, non-circulating materials in Special Collections. Services normally provided through the Dougherty Reading Room have been temporarily relocated due to construction occurring on the Library's 4th floor this summer.

Rhinehart Room Open Wednesday Afternoons

The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collection Room at Appalachian State University's Belk Library and Information Commons is open to the public Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. through July 31.

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