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Appalachian State University Library’s Rare Books Room Open to the Public in June

June 1, 2012. The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons will be open to the public on Wednesday, June 13, 20 and 27 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The room, located on the library’s fourth floor, contains an outstanding collection of rare books on British history along with a unique collection of Victorian page turners. Dr. Marjon Ames, who has worked with the collection as a Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow, will be on hand to show visitors some of the more interesting books in the room.

The special collection was donated by Bill and Maureen Rhinehart of Melville, N.Y. A native North Carolinian, Bill Rhinehart earned two degrees at Appalachian and was a long-time school principal.

For more information, call library special collections at 828-262-7974.