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Isabel Zuber Papers

Identifier: MSS 0271


Isabel Ann Eggers was born to Herman Eggers and Elizabeth Pennington Eggers on July 28, 1932. Her father worked at Appalachian State University from 1929 to 1965. Her younger sister Elizabeth was born around 1936.

She married Richard Zuber, a professor of history at Wake Forest University, on August 29, 1954. She and Richard had two children, Jonathan Herman Zuber (b.1963) and Elizabeth Pennington Zuber (b.1967). She divorced Zuber in 1986.

Isabel worked as a librarian at Wake Forest University until her retirement in 2001. She earned her Master's in Library Science from UNC Greensboro in 1988 and her Bachelor of Arts in English and library science from Appalachian State University in 1954.

Her novel Salt was published in 2002 and was inspired by research into her own family in Appalachia in the early 1900s.


  • 1888 - 2019


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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8.00 Linear Feet (36 boxes)

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in 7 series.

Series 1: Research & Drafts Series 2: Family Papers Series 3: Financial Records Series 4: Diaries Series 5: Correspondence, Family & General Series 6: Subject Files: Other Writers Series 7: Professional Materials

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Isabel Zuber in 2007 and 2008. Additional materials donated by Elizabeth (Eddy) Zuber in 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US