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    ASA Special Collections Committee 2020 Year in Review and 2021 Conference Update

    This article appeared in the Volume 2, Issue 3 Winter 2021 issue of the Appalachian Curator. By Stewart Plein, Chair, ASA Special Collections Committee Looking back on 2020 I can certainly say that this was an eventful year filled with unexpected challenges. The year began with an ending.  Racheal Vagts,’ the first chair of the Special Collections committee, departed for a new position in Colorado.  Following her departure, I was asked to fill the position.  Next up was the emergence of the COVID 19 virus.  Due to the virus and the subsequent cancellation of the 2020 conference, the first meeting of the Special Collections Committee, which was to be held…