Guide to the Sallie Green Allison Papers, 1852-2002, undated

Summary Information

Title: Sallie Green Allison Papers, 1852-2002, undated
Collection: AC.487
Extent: 4.0 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript boxes, 2 small artifact boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 2 small photo boxes)

The Sallie Greene Allison Papers consist of family history papers, photographs, slides, correspondence, photograph scrapbooks, and other documents of Sallie Greene Allison and her family of Henderson County, North Carolina. This collection documents the life of an unmarried, educated southwestern North Carolina woman.

Creator: Allison, Sally Green

Biographical/Historical Note

Sallie Green Allison was a single, educated woman of Henderson County, North Carolina who taught for several years. There are several school group photographs as well as individuals that prove she taught various ages in different schools throughout North Carolina. She was also a family historian, with family histories and photographs, and one relative stated she planned to write a family history book. Her genealogical research is part of this collection.

Scope and Contents

In this collection are receipts and personal papers of the family members of Sallie Green Allison dated to 1852. As stated by a family member, her intent was to write a family history book, and copies of photographs, personal papers of family members, as well as her genealogical research papers show this was the case. Her collection included several local church histories linked to her family, her grandfather Isaac Allison, Sr.'s personal papers, many photographs and slides, and numerous birth/wedding/death announcements from newspapers. Unfortunately the majority of these articles are not dated. The color photographs, negatives, and slides are stored in Cold Storage, and the black and white photographs are filed in the Closed Stacks boxes. Many photos are identified, but many are not.


Files in this collection are sorted by subject, arranged alphabetically. There are several oversize folders in the Closed Map Cabinet 4, and some color photographs, negatives, and slides in Cold Storage.

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 donated by family member, Dean A. Williams in 2006 and accessioned as AC.2006.046.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, September 2013. This collection was processed 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.487: Sallie Green Allison Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

Allison Family Information, 1889-1984, undated 

1 1

Articles, News, 1948-2002 

1 2

Articles, News, undated 

1 3
  Oversize Drawer

Chattel Mortgage, of Isaac Allison and A.L. and L.E. Davenport, 1899 

Cabinet E4 16.1
  Box Folder

Church Bulletins and News, 1956-1982, undated 

1 4

Church History of Cummings Memorial United Methodist Church, Horse Shoe, North Carolina, circa 1965-1984 

1 5

Church History of Holly Springs, by Sallie Green Allison, undated 

1 6

Church History of Horse Shoe Methodist Church, Horse Shoe, North Carolina, 1953 

1 7

Church History of Shaws Creek Church and Cemetery, Henderson County, North Carolina, undated 

1 8

Correspondence prior to 1950, 1894-1950 

1 9

Correspondence beginning 1950s, 1951-1994, undated 

1 10

Death Notices and Memorials, 1904-1999, undated 

1 11

Diploma, Sallie Green Allison, from Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone, North Carolina, August 22, 1940 

1 12

Family History, Hugh and Sarah Bradley Johnson, 1950s-1982 

1 13

Family History, James and Ann Cole Johnson (Parents of Hugh Johnson), 1852-1967 

1 14

Family History, Robert B. (Dock) Sitton Family, by Sallie Green Allison, undated 

1 15

Genealogical Work of Sallie Green Allison, circa 1960s-1980s 

2 1

Graduation Announcements, 1925-1988 

2 2

Greeting Cards and Notes, circa 1950s-1980s 

2 3

Information, Horse Shoe, North Carolina, Post Office 1966, circa 1996 

2 4

Johnson Family Information and Photographs, 1868-1984, undated 

2 5

Mementos, 1940s-1980s 

2 6
  Oversize Folder

Originals, "The Late James Johnson of North Carolina" and "A Mother Gone, Mrs. Ann Johnson of North Carolina", 1882 and 1907 

Cabinet E4 16.2

Pennant, Felt "Weaver College", black and gold, undated 

Cabinet E4 16.3
  Box Folder

Personal Mementos and Articles kept by Sallie Green Allison, circa 1940s-1980s 

2 7

Photographs, black and white, Family, Friends and Family Christmas Photos, undated 

2 8

Photographs, black and white and sepia, of Sallie Green Allison, undated 

2 9

Photographs, black and white, 8"x10", Sallie Green Allison and Family Members, 1930s-1960s 

2 10

Photographs, Box of black and white, 4"x6" and smaller, Sallie Green Allison's Family, undated 


Photographs, Box of black and white, 4"x6" and smaller, labeled 'Williams', undated 

  Box Folder

Photographs, black and white, Sallie Green Allison's Family, Teaching Career Days, Friends, some identified on backs, 1930-1990s, undated 

2 11

Photographs, black and white, Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries, Inc., Biltmore, North Carolina, circa 1939, undated 

2 12
  Oversize Folder

Photograph, black and white, 11"x14" Zeb Carson Williams, Jr., undated 

Cabinet E4 16.4

Postcards, Box of Assorted, 1920s-1980s 

  Oversize Folder

Property Map of Henderson County, North Carolina, circa 1992 

Cabinet E4 16.5
  Box Folder

Receipts, 1902-1988 

2 13

Small Artifacts, Box, Sallie Green Allison's Collection, 

Scope and Contents note

This small box includes a "Secret Pal" magnet, a souvenir salt bag from Great Salt Lake, Utah, an old rusty nail, two pairs of antique eyeglasses, one broken and missing a lens, and a cross-stitch bookmark.


Small Books and Diaries, Box belonging to Sallie Green Allison, 

Scope and Contents note

In the Small Books and Diaries box are a birthday book dated Christmas 1946; an envelope of various cards; a memorandum diary book, circa 1889; a Memory Book with notes to Sallie Green Allison from friends, dating 1927-1928; a Pocket Diary, 1973; and an 1857 edition of "Pocket Dictionary of the English Language".


Birthday Book, "Favorite Poets Birthday Book," Gift, Christmas 1946 

Cards, Various, undated 

Diary, Writings, circa 1889 

Memory Book, Notes to Sallie Green Allison from friends, 1927-1928 

Pocket Diary, 1973 

Pocket Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1857 

  Box Folder

Souvenir Program, Laurence Rivers, Inc. Production of "The Green Pastures" by Marc Connelly, on Tour, 1930-1933 

3 1

Travel Brochures and Cultural Events, 1931-1984, undated 

3 2

Wedding Invitations, Announcements, Birth Announcements, 1928-1989, undated 

3 3

Files of Isaac Allison Sr., Grandfather of Sallie Green Allison, 

  Box Folder

Certificate of Permanent Voter Registration in Henderson County, North Carolina, Mills River Township, Riverbend Precinct, for Isaac Allison, October 8, 1902 

3 4

Chattel Mortgages and Deeds involving Isaac Allison, 1877-1903 

3 5

Correspondence, of Isaac Allison, 1876-1880, undated 

3 6

Exhorter's License, to Isaac Allison, by Quarterly Conference of Brevard Circuit of Asheville District of Holston Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, August 4, 1883 

3 7

Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, by Isaac Allison, McDowell County, North Carolina, June 18, 1865 

3 8

Other Papers of Isaac Allison, 1883-1891, undated 

3 9

Receipts, of Isaac Allison, 1853-1907, undated 

3 10

Tax Receipts, Henderson County, North Carolina, of Isaac Allison, 1861-1908 

3 11

United States Post Office Department Papers, Sub-Contracts, to Isaac Allison, 1890 

3 12
  Cold_Storage Folder

**COLD STORAGE** Negatives, Color, Individually identified, circa 1970s 

Box 9 1

**COLD STORAGE** Negatives, Assorted, Unidentified, circa 1940s-1960s 

Box 9 2

**COLD STORAGE** Photographs, Color, circa 1920s-1990s 

Box 9 3

**COLD STORAGE** Smaller Color Photographs, Box of Assorted, undated 

Box 11

**COLD STORAGE** 35mm Slides, Color, 


Assorted Slides, Various or unknown topics, undated 

Boxes 9 & 10
  Cold_Storage Folder

Boston, Massachusetts, Slides, circa 1961 

Box 10 3

Canada, Quebec and Montreal, Slides, circa 1961 

Box 10 4

Church Scenes and Members Slides, undated 

Box 10 5

The Early History of Methodism and Lake Junaluska Slides, 1958-1960, undated 

Box 10 6

Family Slides, undated 

Box 10 7

Farm Scene Slides, undated 

Box 10 8

Luray Caverns, Virginia, Slides, undated 

Box 10 9

Maxwells, Family Slides, undated 

Box 10 10

New Hampshire Scenery Slides, undated 

Box 10 11

New York City-United Nations and other Sights, Slides, undated 

Box 10 12

North Carolina-Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore Estate, Slides, undated 

Box 10 13

Various Places and People, Slides, 1961-1965, undated 

Box 10 14

Washington, DC-Visitor Sights, Slides, undated 

Box 10 15

Williamsburg, Virginia and Jamestown, Virginia, Slides, undated 

Box 10 16