Scholars, writers, musicians and enthusiasts of Appalachian culture will gather at Western Carolina University as part of National Library Week activities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Encyclopedia of Appalachia by the University of Tennessee Press.
Partners in a mountain Craft Revival Project headquartered at Western Carolina University's Hunter Library had plenty to celebrate when they got together recently. Not only has the project received a second year of funding worth $126,000, but partners say it is well on its way toward creating a significant, Web-based, digital archive of craft materials that now are widely dispersed throughout Western North Carolina.
Alessia Zanin-Yost, reference librarian and visual/performing arts liaison at Western Carolina University's Hunter Library, has been selected to attend the prestigious Immersion Program of the Association of College & Research Libraries' Institute for Information Literacy.
Working with four heritage partners, Western Carolina University's Hunter Library is creating a virtual collection of objects, documents, letters, photos and oral histories that tell the story of an effort to revive mountain crafts during the late 1800s and early 1900s.That movement generated widespread interest in mountain culture and continues to influence Western North Carolina tourism and economic development more than 100 years after the revival began.
The Friends of Western Carolina University's Hunter Library are sponsoring a Feb. 4-5, 2006, trip to Atlanta that includes admission to an Andrew Wyeth exhibition at the High Museum, a concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and hotel accommodations.
Duke Power Co.’s donation to Western Carolina University of a collection of documents, artifacts and several thousand photographs relating to the operation of Nantahala Power & Light Co. were recognized with a reception on Monday, Feb. 17, in WCU’s Hunter Library.