D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives is located on the third floor of D.H. Ramsey Library on the University of North Carolina at Asheville campus. Special Collections collects, preserves, organizes, describes, and provides print and digital access to manuscripts, books, oral histories, photographs, and other materials that document the history and culture of Asheville and Western North Carolina. University Archives includes historical records, photographs, and publications of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

We welcome students, faculty, staff, community members, and researchers to use Special Collections and University Archives. Our reading room hours are posted below and we are also available by appointment. As part of our mission to serve the UNC Asheville community, Special Collections also provides instruction, reference services, and internship opportunities to support undergraduate curricula and individual student research. Please contact us at speccoll@unca.edu for research assistance.

NEW: Guide to citing primary sources in Chicago/Turabian style.

For news and updates about our collections, please refer to our blog, UNC Asheville Archives.

Special Collections includes:

Manuscript Collections

Photograph Collections

University Archives

Books and Periodicals

Oral Histories

Maps

Vertical Files

UNCA Senior Papers & Projects

Film, Video, Audio, & Music

Realia & Artifacts

Web Exhibits

 

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Grove Park Inn en route to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Dedication, September 2, 1940. From the E.M. Ball Photograph Collection

Reading Room Hours:

Special Collections will be closed Wednesday, November 26 - Friday, November 28

Monday: 2:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday: 12 noon - 5:00 PM

Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Other hours by appointment

For reference questions or to schedule an appointment, please call (828) 251-6645 or email us at speccoll@unca.edu

LeComptePostcardCollection-AshevilleBiltmoreCollege

Asheville-Biltmore College, the precursor to UNC Asheville, from the LeCompte Postcard Collection

Copyright ©2014 D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville,
One University Heights,
Asheville, NC 28804-8504
828 251-6645
 

Updated August 2014

Please send comments to Gene Hyde, Head of Special Collections & University Archivist: ghyde@unca.edu