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    ASA Special Collections Committee Conference Update

    by Jeremy A. Smith This article appeared in the Volume 3, Issue 2 Fall 2021 issue of the Appalachian Curator. Click here to view a PDF of the full issue. The ASA Special Collections Committee sponsored two events at this year’s conference, both on Saturday March 19.  The Committee held a business meeting that morning to continue ongoing discussions around collaborative projects and best practices for Appalachian archives and libraries.  Members in attendance were: Jeff Dey (Urban Appalachian Community Coalition), Stewart Plein (West Virginia & Regional History Center), Scott Sikes (Emory and Henry College), Jeremy Smith (Archives of Appalachia at ETSU), and Jed DeBruin (PhD candidate in the Department of…

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    Special Collections exhibit at ASA in Asheville

    UNC Asheville and Mars Hill University co-hosted the 42nd annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference on the UNC Asheville campus, March 14-17, 2019. To celebrate the newly formed Special Collections Committee at ASA, eleven different special collections in Western North Carolina curated and contributed displays to the exhibit.  The follow collections participated:  UNC Asheville Mars Hill University Western Carolina University Appalachian State University NC Room, Pack Library Western Regional Archives Blue Ridge Parkway Archives Warren Wilson College Biltmore Estate Carl Sandburg House Swannanoa Valley Museum