By Amber | June 9, 2010
Appalachian State University News reported today that the Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collection Room at their Belk Library and Information Commons will be open to the general public Sunday, June 20 to celebrate it’s fifth anniversary celebration.
This special collection is not usually open to the public due to the delicate nature of rare books. The collection was donated by ASU past president and alumnus Bill Rhinehart and his wife Maureen of Melville, N.Y.
Members of the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library will be conducting tours, and retired Appalachian English professor Dr. John Higby will be on hand to show visitors some of its more fascinating books. A unique collection of Victorian page turners and an exhibit featuring books on the history and literature of Scotland will also be on display. The library houses a number of other special collections including the Eury Appalachian Collection, Stock Car Racing Collection, University Archives and the Instructional Materials Center, which focuses on teacher education.
The community is invited to enjoy birthday cake in the building’s atrium and tour the building between 2 and 4 p.m. Parking will be available in the College Street parking deck adjacent to the library. For more information about the celebration, call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.
Click the link below to visit ASU’s press release about this event:
To visit their “Special Collection” index online, visit the following link: