Guide to the Miss Emma Moore's A.S.T.C. Scrapbook, 1907 - 1957

Summary Information

Title: Miss Emma Moore's A.S.T.C. Scrapbook, 1907 - 1957
Collection: AC.161
Extent: 2 linear feet (1 box)

The Emma Moore Scrapbook was compiled by Emma Moore, former librarian at the Appalachian State Teachers College. The scrapbook includes information about the college, its students, and its faculty, especially B. B. and D. D. Dougherty. It covers from circa 1900 to 1957.

Creator: Moore, Emma Horton

Biographical/Historical Note

Emma Horton Moore (1869-1962) was the daughter of Colonel William and Rebecca Blair Horton of Boone, North Carolina. She attended High Point College (1889) and Optical College (1896). She married Louis Moore in 1896, and they had one child, James Horton Moore. Moore worked as a teacher in Ashe and Wilkes Counties (1890 and 1916, respectively), the Supervisor of Girls for Appalachian Training School (1907-1915), and a Appalachian State Teachers College librarian (1921-1957). She retired to Roanoke, North Carolina.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one extremely fragile 11" x 17" scrapbook compiled by Emma Horton Moore. Moore collected newspaper articles about Appalachian State Teachers College, wrote her own historical pieces about Appalachian State Teachers College, and retyped legal documents regarding the school. Much of the scrapbook deals with Appalachian State Teachers College's founders, B.B. and D.D. Dougherty. Included are newspaper clippings, photographs, Moore's writings about the history of Appalachian State Teachers College, and retyped documents pertaining to Appalachian Training School and Appalachian State Teachers College.


This collection is housed in one archival box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown.

Processing Information

The original arrangement of the collection was originally made by Deborah Bell in 1994. The staff archivist Kathryn Staley adapted this arrangement and processed the collection in 2002.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Miss Emma Moore's A.S.T.C. Scrapbook, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Scrapbook, 1907-1957  Box 1