Guide to the Business Affairs. New York Loft and App House Records, 1981-1993

Summary Information

Title: Business Affairs. New York Loft and App House Records, 1981-1993
Collection: UA.5098
Extent: 0.17 linear foot (17 folders)
Abstract:

Appalachian State University has operated the New York Loft since 1974, and operated the App House (in Washington, D.C.) from 1974-2003; both serve(d) as lodging facilities primarily for ASU students, faculty and staff. The records of Business Affairs: New York Loft and App House contain correspondence and financial files, dating 1981-1993.

Creator: Office of Business Affairs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Appalachian State University operated two facilities for students to use in New York City and Washington, D.C. – the Loft and The App House, respectively. As of 2011, the Loft is still in operation, though the App House ceased operation in 2003. ASU had leased property in New York between 1974 and 1997, and, in December 1997, purchased a property at 117 East 24th Street in Manhattan. Between 1974 and 2003, the App House was a leased property located near the Library of Congress in Washington. Both locales offered space and low rate lodging for Appalachian students, faculty and staff attending conferences, academic meetings, fulfilling internship requirements or conducting research in the New York and Washington areas.

Scope and Contents

The records of Business Affairs: New York Loft and App House contain correspondence and financial files, dating 1981-1993. Most of the correspondence appears to be administrative in nature, though one file pertains to the 1993 "Save the New York Loft" campaign. Financial statements pertain to both the Loft and the App House, and date 1987-1989.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

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

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.5098: Business Affairs. New York Loft and App House Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.