This article appeared in the Volume 2, Issue 1 Spring/Summer 2020 issue of the Appalachian Curator. Click here to view a PDF of the full issue.
Due to the COVID pandemic and the fact that many repositories are closed, we have fewer items in our New Acquisitions section this issue.
New collections in regional repositories:
W. L. Eury Collection, Appalachian State University
George Fox Papers, 1943-1968, AppMs 858 (accrual). Business and personal correspondence of former East Tennessee State College administrator George Fox. The correspondence references administrative matters as well as Fox’s political and social concerns.
Women’s Studies Program Collection, 2019, UnivRec 532 (accrual). Essays about and interviews with women who influenced students in the Women’s Studies Program at ETSU.
University of North Carolina Asheville
LGBTQIA+ Archive Oral Histories A collaborative project between Asheville Pride and Amanda Wray, English Professor at UNC Asheville, these oral histories document the LGBTQIA+ community in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Sharon Fahrer Holocaust Collection -Sharon Fahrer, an Asheville historian and author of A Home in Shalom’ville: The History of Asheville’s Jewish Community, uncovered her family’s Holocaust story through contacting various groups, such as the Red Cross Tracing Service, interviewing her mother and aunt about the fates of her family, and collecting personal effects of individual family members. The collection is a comprehensive picture of the trials and tribulations that Fahrer’s grandparents and aunt and uncles went through during the Holocaust.
Warrren Wilson College
In 2016 Warren Wilson College underwent a reorganization of two of the three divisions of our distinctive triad education. The Work Program and the Service-Learning Offices became the Office of Applied Learning, and both changed physical locations on campus. The archives received 20+ cubic feet of records from these two entities. The Work Program Office records (1990-2016) have been appraised and processed. The Service-Learning Office sent 6 cubic feet of photographs, most in thoughtfully constructed albums, covering 1992-2016. These photos document our students’ service with partners in the local community and around the United States. We are in the process of appraising and developing a budget and processing plan for these photos. In other news, the Pew Learning Center & WWC Archives is in the early stages of creating an institutional repository.