The first Border to Border exhibition was held in the Trahern Gallery in 1987. At that time, the APSU Larson Drawing collection was established with the generous support and fund-raising efforts of local art patron, Mabel Larson. Over 100 drawings have been purchased for the collection, from this on-going national biennial competition/exhibition resulting in one of the finest contemporary drawing collections in the Southeast region. Many of these drawings are housed in the Mabel Larson Fine Arts Gallery located in Harned Hall on Austin Peay Main Campus.
Special thanks to Bettye Holte, Paxton Tatum, Tom Deal, and Tina Randloph Seay for their hard work and dedication in digitizing this collection.