Guide to the History of Damascus, Virginia Papers, circa 1912-2004

Summary Information

Title: History of Damascus, Virginia Papers, circa 1912-2004
Collection: AC.449
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The History of Damascus, Virginia Papers is a collection of copies of photographs, written histories, menus, and newspaper articles centered on Damascus, Virginia dating circa 1912 to 2004.

Creator: Centennial Committee, Demascus, Virginia

Biographical/Historical Note

Damascus is a town in Washington County, Virginia, United States. The town was incorporated in 1904, but was settled much earlier. The Centennial Committee organized a town-wide celebration in 2004 that included a classic car cruise-in, centennial parade, exhibits, and music festival.

Scope and Contents

The papers in this collection relate to the history of Damascus, Virginia and include several written histories of the town. Other materials relate to the town's centennial celebration in 2004. The photocopied pictures give a glimpse into its population's past, and the written histories show research and some personal knowledge of the town and its families.


Within one folder, the papers are arranged by subject.

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 Row by Row Books in 2008 and accessioned as AC.2008.064.

Processing Information

Processed by Simms Toomey; revised by Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.449: History of Damascus, Virginia Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  ACSC_Box Folder

Papers, circa 1912-2004 

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