Guide to the Mary H. White, "The Southern Appalachians and the Ulster Immigration", Brochure, circa 1920

Summary Information

Title: Mary H. White, "The Southern Appalachians and the Ulster Immigration", Brochure, circa 1920
Collection: AC.1063
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a brochure describing the history of the Southern Appalachians and the immigration of the Scotch-Irish from the Ulster region of Ireland.

Creator: Mary H. White

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ulster people are an ethnic group found in Ireland. Their ancestors were mainly Scottish and migrated to Ireland in the 17th Century. Their relocation to Ireland was part of a plan by King James I to suppress rebellions among the native Irish with Protestant settlers from lowland Scotland and northern England.

When the Ulster immigrants migrated to North America, they brought their religion, tradition, and culture which influenced the people in the Appalachian area.

Scope and Contents

This single-item collection is one brochure entitled The Southern Appalachians and the Ulster Immigration written by Mary H. White, circa 1920. It describes the history of the Scotch-Irish people from Ireland's Ulster region to America in the 1600s.

This brochure was written and distributed as a means to collect funds via the Southern Industrial Educational Association of Washington DC for the "purpose of giving the boys and girls in the remote mountain sections [of Virginia and Appalachia] training suited to their local environment....carrying with them knowledge....." The Association was raising funds for industrial education of the children in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1063: Mary H. White, "The Southern Appalachians and the Ulster Immigration" Brochure, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.