Guide to the University Library Records, 1905-2011

Summary Information

Title: University Library Records, 1905-2011
Collection: UA.5065
Extent: 60.4 linear feet (86 boxes, 5 half-sized manuscript boxes, 2 records cartons, 15 folders, 1 small flip-top box, 1 DV cassette, 1 VHS tape, 4 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Abstract:

The Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons was dedicated and opened in September 2005 and features a five floor space with nearly a million bound volumes, public computer space, digital media studio, group study rooms, the University Writing Center and Special Collections. The Belk Library Records contain a variety of administrative files, files pertaining to construction and operation of the "New Belk Library," planning documents, committee/council files, photographs, memorabilia, videos (in varying formats), slides, correspondence and memoranda dating 1905-2011, with the bulk of the material dating 1990-2001.

Creator: Appalachian State University Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first library at Appalachian opened in 1903 in the school's first building. In 1925, the library was moved to the new administration building, and in 1935 the D.D. Dougherty Memorial Library was constructed. In 1968, the main library on campus was erected and named in honor of Carol Grotnes Belk. This building is now named Anne Belk Hall and houses ASU's History Department, Technology Support Services, Government and Justice Studies Department, and the Hubbard Center for Faculty Development. Between approximately 1971 and 1983, the operations of the University Libraries were carried out by the Learning Resources office, whose primary faculty included the Dean of Learning Resources and the University Librarian. The Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons was dedicated and opened in September 2005 and features a five floor space with nearly a million bound volumes, public computer space, a digital media studio, group study rooms, the University Writing Center and Special Collections. Special Collections houses and oversees the majority of the collections of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, the Stock Car Racing Collection, University Archives, and the Rare Books and Manuscript Collections (including the Bill and Maureen Rhinehart Collection). Additionally, the University Library also houses and oversees the Instructional Materials Center and the Erneston Music Library.

Scope and Contents

The University Library Records contain a variety of administrative files, files pertaining to construction and operation of the "New Belk Library," planning documents, committee/council files, photographs, memorabilia, videos (in varying formats), slides, correspondence and memoranda dating 1905-2011, with the bulk of the material dating 1990-2001. The administrative files include accession ledgers, circulation statistics and records, agendas, letters, budgets, forms, and reports, many of which pertain to reorganization and the shift to the new building in 2005. Additionally, some administrative files pertain to the Learning Resources office, which undertook library operations from approximately 1971-1983. These Learning Resources files are mostly correspondence and memoranda. Most of the media formats pertain to the move to the new building as well, including before and after photos, dedication events, PR related to the new library, and the artwork of the new library. Many of the committee/council files predate the new library, and pertain to development of operations within the University Library and across ASU's campus.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5065: University Library Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

The following accession list links to inventories of records received and added to this record group.

UA.2003.083: Belk Library Records, 1970-1996

UA.2003.131: SACS Library Committee, 1980

UA.2004.036: Belk Library Accessions Ledgers, 1905-1982

UA.2004.093: Board of Governor's Meeting, 1978

UA.2004.103: New Belk Library Ground Breaking Display, 2003

UA.2004.107: Miscellaneous Programs and Items from University Library, 1972-2000

UA.2005.040: New Library and Information Commons Groundbreaking Ceremony, 2003

UA.2005.061: Richard Barker Memoranda Files, 1973-1978

UA.2005.092: University Library Reorganization Files, 1983-1999

UA.2005.193: Learning Resources Dean's Office Correspondence File, 1971-1983

UA.2005.199: University Library Planning Documents, 1959-1982

UA.2005.490: Belk Library Videos, 2002

UA.2007.004: Belk Library Move Photos, 2006

UA.2007.045: Belk Library Grants File, 1988-2000 [Restricted for confidential information.]

UA.2008.005: Slide Set with Images from Old Library, undated

UA.2009.085: Library Administration Files, 1993-2000

UA.2009.086: Committees and Councils, 1993-1999

UA.2009.113: Belk Library Reserve Circulation Records, 1940-1976

UA.2009.138: Committees and Councils File, 1987-1996

UA.2009.146: Office of University Librarian Files, 1972-2002

UA.2009.147: New Library Planning and Construction Files, 1994-2007

UA.2009.148: Belk Library Administrative Files, 1992-2002

UA.2010.023: Library Science Program Anniversary Display, 2008

UA.2010.024: Belk Library Display Images, 2004

UA.2010.025: Belk Library Archives Week, 2008

UA.2010.051: University Library Administrative File, 1990-2001

UA.2010.058: University Library: Committees and Councils File, 1993-2001

UA.2010.077: University Library Historical Memorabilia File: 1978-2007

UA.2011.001: ASU Library Photographs, 1992-2009

UA.2011.036: Belk Library Records, 1973-1980

UA.2011.044: Flash Fiction Contest Winners, Belk Library, 2011

UA.2011.054: Belk Library/Brenda Mauney Councill Murals files, undated

UA.2011.062: Staff Council Minutes and Belk Library Materials, circa 1980s

UA.2011.082: University Library Photographs, circa 2010