Browse Collections (41 total)

Bobby Brendell Postcard Collection

Bobby Wayne Brendell (pronounced “BREN-duhl”) was born January 1, 1938, in Boone, NC, one of six children (including a twin sister) of John Raymond…

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Carolina Avenue Collection

This collection consists of several letters, photographs, and other ephemera found inside the walls of a house at 164 Carolina Avenue in Boone by…

Contributors: Adrian Tait

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Junaluska Heritage Collection

Boone’s historically black community, Junaluska, has a unique and continuous history dating back to the mid-late 1800’s, with descendants of many of…

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Historic Boone Collection


This collection is drawn from the photographs and materials collected by the Historic Boone local history group, which operated from 1994 until the…

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Appalachian Theatre of the High Country Collection


Built at the direction of W. R. Winkler and A. E. Hamby in 1938, the Appalachian Theatre was an Art Deco marvel for the upstart mountain town of…

Contributors: Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Inc.

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Alfred and Daisy Adams Collection


The Alfred and Daisy Adams Collection consists at present of a single photograph showing a set of Boone businessmen, including Alfred Adams, posing on…

Contributors: Sam Adams

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Palmer Blair Collection


The Palmer Blair Collection contains approximately 10,000 surviving negatives and prints, which Digital Watauga is uploading to its site as scanning…

Contributors: Sarah Lynn Spencer

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Anna Large Postcard Collection


17 historic postcards donated to the Watauga County Historical Society by Anna Large.

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