The Bill and Maureen Rhinehart Collection on British History is a continually growing rare book collection of nearly 1,000 volumes that covers a wide array of topics and time periods in British history. Publications date from the 1500s through the early 20th century. The collection developed from the Rhinehart's personal library about British history.
The Rhinehart Collection: An Annotated Bibliography is available in three volumes. All three are searchable through the search box on the Special Collections homepage or individually below. Volumes I and II conclude with author and short title indexes.
About the Rhineharts
Bill Rhinehart is an alumnus of Appalachian State University who lives with his wife, Maureen, in New York City. Both Bill and Maureen had careers in education and developed a love of British history, which is manifested in their rare book collection. Read more.
The Rhinehart Room
The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room is located on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons and houses the Rhinehart Collection. The room can be reserved for small, lecture-style classes or events. To schedule, please contact Diana Barbee at email@example.com or 828.262.6725.
How to Use the Collection
Please visit the Using Archives, Manuscripts, and Rare Books page to learn how to use this collection.