Appalachia

Sow's Ear Press

The Sow's Ear Press began operations in Abingdon, Virginia in 1987 with founding editors Errol Hess, Larry Richman, and Nell Maiden. The Sow's Ear gave rise to a writer's group in the 1980s which included James Owens, Ann Richman, Suzanne Rhodes, Judy Miller, Kristin Zimet, Sam Rasnake, and many others. At Richman's retirement as editor, Kristin Zimet took the job and moved the operation to Donalds, South Carolina.

Snapshot: Archives Week

Images from North Carolina Archives Week Open House held this past Thursday in the Reinhardt Room, Belk Library. This year's Archives Week celebrated food in North Carolina. Items on display from the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection included a Watauga Kraut label, photographs of farming and food preparation, ephemera from local mills, and recipes.

Snapshot: Norfolk and Western Railway Company Employee Passes

Images from AC.673: Norfolk and Western Railway Company Employee Passes, 1907-1971. The Norfolk and Western Railway operated as a rail system from 1881 until 1998 when it was merged into Norfolk Southern Corporation. The employee pass cards within this collection are ephemera from the heyday of the company's operations.

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