Guide to the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization Portrait Stories, 2009

Summary Information

Title: Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization Portrait Stories, 2009
Collection: AC.737
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 small CD box, 1 oversize folder)

The Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO) Portrait Stories collection contains color copies of twelve handwritten, autobiographical stories with hand-drawn portraits of Elk Knob Community (North Carolina) residents, and copies of them on CD.

Creator: Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO), formed in 2008 by community members of Meat Camp, Pottertown, and Sutherland, North Carolina has all-volunteer Board of Directors. The project is closely associated with Appalachian State University.

Scope and Contents

The portrait-stories in this collection are from the people writing in their own words about their lives. Authors include Imogene Braswell, Larry Braswell, Christine Cole, Bernie N. Edwards, Sondra Edwards, Edgar Eller, Patsy Eller, Mary Helen Greene, J.M., Edith Miller, Juanita Trivette Miller, and Meghan Blaire Minton. There are three CDs of portrait stories from the Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO).


The color prints of the actual portrait stories are in an oversize folder in ACSC Box 2. The master CDs with copies of the stories are stored in a small CD box in the Closed Collections.

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 a donation of Meghan Minton, EKCHO Community Organizer, in 2009. Accession number AC.2009.036

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. 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.737: Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO), Watauga County, North Carolina, Portrait Stories, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

CDs, Copies of Twelve Portrait Stories from EKCHO (3), 2009 Box 1
Oversize Folder, Color Prints of Twelve Portrait Stories, 2009 Oversize Box 2