Guide to the Watauga County, North Carolina Centennial Celebration, 1949

Summary Information

Title: Watauga County, North Carolina Centennial Celebration, 1949
Collection: AC.642
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of three papers concerning the celebration of Watauga County's Centennial in 1949: an itinerary of upcoming events July 5-10, a tentative program for Education Day July 7, and a program for the pageant July 5-9 of Echoes of the Blue Ridge which lists all participants.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

The Centennial Celebration was to commemorate Watauga's beginning, speerheaded by the Watauga Centenniel, Inc. President Stanley A. Harris. This was held as a Semicentennial Celebration of the Founding of Appalachian State Teachers College and Honoring Dr. B. B. Dougherty.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a tentative program for Education Day, July 7, 1949 which lists speakers and topics; an itinerary of the upcoming events for the week July 5-10, 1949; and a program listing the participants of the pageant Echoes of the Blue Ridge presented by Watauga Centennial, Inc. nightly July 5-9, 1949.


There is no formal arrangement of these items.

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 of papers was purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish circa 2004. Accession number AC.2004.011 (duplicate)

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, May 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.642: Watauga County, North Carolina Centenniel Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Papers, 1949 ACSC_Box 19, Folder 17