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University of North Carolina at Asheville. Special Collections and University Archives

One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina 28804-1500

Email: sklipp@unca.edu

Fax: 828-251-6012

Phone: 828-251-6111

Repository URL: http://toto.lib.unca.edu/ External Link

Repository code: 4962

Repository description (CRHP): The Special Collections oral histories contain a wealth of local history and cultural information on Asheville and the Western North Carolina region. The Southern Highlands Research Center Oral History collection and the Voices of Asheville Project cover a broad range of topics on the general history of Asheville and the surrounding area from the early twentieth century up until the brink of the twenty-first century. Recurrent themes involve: city and county development issues, segregation and integration of Asheville schools, private education in the region, the diversity of religions throughout the area, changes in farming and subsistence strategies, and the histories of various families and organizations that impacted western North Carolina.

Repository description (extant): The purpose of the Special Collections and University Archives Unit of D. Hiden Ramsey Library is to facilitate the educational objectives of the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the broad mission and program objectives of the D. Hiden Ramsey Library. More specifically, the purpose of the Special Collections and University Archives unit of D. Hiden Ramsey Library is to facilitate undergraduate research opportunities related to community-based issues and while doing so to engage in community collaboration and consultation. To this end the unit provides academic support for the undergraduate research programs of the university and for associated graduate programs offered through the university. Special Collections acquires materials in support of the undergraduate research mission of the institution and plans instructional programs for faculty and students to facilitate research and interdisciplinary study. The unit encourages interdisciplinary and responsible use of primary source materials in an undergraduate context and where possible, an expanded consciousness of opportunities for local and regional collaboration.

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Voices of Asheville oral history collection

 

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