Appalachian State University

Address: W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection
Carol G. Belk Library
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4041 Fax: (828) 262-2553

Contact: Kathryn Staley, archivist; Fred Hay, librarian

Internet address:
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Wheelchair Access: yes

HistoryThe W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection is a repository for materials related to the Appalachian region and was dedicated on October 18, 1971. We are part of the Carol G. Belk Library's Special Collections.

Information about holdings

Time periods/geographical regions
Mid-20th Century and turn of 20th-21st century Appalachian region, specifically Watauga County, North Carolina.

Significant people/organizations/subjects documented
  • Richard Chase Papers, 0.5 linear feet (Chase was an early folklorist who documented the Jack Tales);
  • Boone Christ's Church United Records (not open to the public), 1 linear foot (Boone Christ's Church United is a break off church from the Metropolitan Community Church located in a rural Appalachian university town);
  • Through Their Eyes [videorecording]: Stories of Gays and Lesbians in the Mountains/directed by Charles Culp, et al., project director, Kelli Ward. Whitesburg, KY: Appalshop, 1999.

The Collection also contains several novels that are either by glbt Appalachian authors or set in the region as well as a few non-fiction monographs.

Collecting Interests
We continue to increase our holdings in all formats. We only collect relative to the Appalachian region, as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Reference assistance on site, copying services, telephone reference, individual borrowing privileges for open stacks materials only.

Indices, finding aids, collection descriptionsCollection guides are avaiable online in EAD finding aids and open stacks materials are in MARC records in our OPAC,