ASU's Belk Library's rare books room open Wednesdays
Marjon Ames, an assistant professor of history at North Carolina Wesleyan College, will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. to show visitors some of the books in the room.
Ames was the Rhinehart postdoctoral fellow of British studies in 2010-11 and is currently continuing the work of John Higby in producing a detailed bibliography of the collection.
Higby, a retired English professor who worked with the collection for six years, died in December 2012.The room contains a collection of rare books on British history and a display of unique Victorian page turners, all of which were donated by Bill and Maureen Rhinehart of Melville, N.Y.
A native North Carolinian, Bill Rhinehart earned two degrees at Appalachian and was a longtime school principal.
For more information, call Belk Library Special Collections at (828) 262-4041.