Guide to the Boone Community Book, 2005

Summary Information

Title: Boone Community Book, 2005
Collection: AC.337
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (1 oversized box)
Abstract:

The Boone Community Book is a hand-crafted book with mostly originial comments and artwork relating to the idea of "community" and the authors' interpretations. Included also are community-related newspaper clippings of events and agencies.

Creator: Barron, Jennifer

Biographical/Historical Note

This book was created as a "community" project with several Boone/Watauga County individuals offering their interpretations of "community." The broad spectrum of those involved include elementary school attendees from Watauga and surrounding counties, students from Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson, and many more local artists and residents. Some have contributed original, autographed artwork, while others have given anonymous comments and interpretations via area photos and collages.

Scope and Contents

This hand-crafted book was bound as a public art piece in November 2005 involving the Boone community at large.

Its handmade wooden backs were created by Chris Brown of HIckory, NC, while the binding of the book and facilitation of the project were completed by artist Jennifer Barron. With its handstitched bindings, and a macramed hemp and bone closure, this book measures 10" square by 7" thick. The 9" square pages vary in type, color and texture. Some newspaper clippings of the same dimensions are scattered throughout, describing community events and agencies.

This being a "community" project, several Boone/Watauga County individuals offered their interpretations of "community". The broad spectrum of those involved include elementary school attendees from Watauga and surrounding counties, students from Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson, and many more local artists and residents. Some have contributed original, autographed artwork, while others have given anonymous comments and interpretations via area photos and collages.

Truly one-of-a-kind artwork collected by Jennifer Barron in 2005.

Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Jennifer Barron donated this book to the Appalachian Cultural Museum and it was transferred to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in August 2006. It was opened to the public in September 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, September 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, September 2006; Reviewed and updated by Anita Elliott, September 2012.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.337: Boone Community Book, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Boone Community Book, 2005 Box 1