Guide to the Department of Geography and Planning Records, 1928-1971

Summary Information

Title: Department of Geography and Planning Records, 1928-1971
Collection: UA.5069
Extent: 1.51 linear feet (3 oversize boxes, 1 folder)
Abstract:

Geography courses have been offered at Appalachian since at least 1926 and the Department of Geography was established in 1975 as its own academic unit. The Department of Geography and Planning Records contain publications and weather reports, dating 1928-1971.

Creator: Department of Geography and Planning.

Biographical/Historical Note

Geography courses have been offered at Appalachian since at least 1926 and the combined Department of Geography and Geology offered coursework until the Department of Geography was established in 1975. In 1983, the department became the Department of Community Planning and Geography, and finally in 1987, the Department of Geography and Planning. Currently, the department operates in the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers undergraduate coursework and degrees in geography including a B.S. in Geography, a B.A. in General Geography, and a B.S. in Community & Regional Planning.

Scope and Contents

The Department of Geography and Planning Records contain publications and weather reports, dating 1928-1971. B.B. Dougherty opened a weather station on campus in 1928, which operated until 1971, during which time Dougherty and other operators collected daily weather reports. The publications in this record group include Planning Base Studies for Elkin, NC, Conference Proceedings, and a lab manual. These records also include a file for a position search.

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.5069: Department of Geography and Planning, 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.2004.092: Department Search Committee File Records: Assistant Professor - Planning, 1997 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2006.008: Department of Geography Daily Weather Reports, 1928-1971