We invite you to browse archival material from the Special Collections by location name, sorted by their respective municipality. Although we have categorized Appalachian State University as a separate entity for organization's sake, it is important to keep in mind that the University is not separated from its community. We have created a profile for each location, combining our research to highlight how that space facilitated important history and culture for local LGBTQ+ communities and individuals. In some instances, a single structure has witnessed or played an active role in multiple narratives. Each location profile includes relevant archival material to illustrate these stories. 

If you would like to contribute knowledge or historical resources to this section, please visit the contact section of the About page. 

How to Use the Universal Viewer

Use the Universal Viewer to zoom in and focus on an item. Click "Thumbnails" on the left-hand menu of the Universal Viewer to view all image files in an item. Click "index" on the left-hand menu  to see a list of all items relevant to each location. Click "More Information " on the right-hand menu to view a description, identification, and a transcription (for handwritten items). Please note that the Universal Viewer may load or focus more slowly than other pages on this site, and the left- and right-hand menus may be unavailable on mobile devices.

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