Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

From the “B” Drawer to the Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

by Anne Whisnant

On July 8, 2010, Dr. Whisnant delivered the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. As part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway, she discussed her book Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History, which places the parkway in both national and regional contexts. Whisnant's discussion included a look into her extensive research that revealed fascinating facts about the construction of this national treasure. The presentation is below.

Preferred citation format:

“Driving Through Time: From the ‘B’ Drawer to the Digital Blue Ridge Parkway,” Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture, Appalachian State University Library, Boone, NC, 8 July 2010.