Guide to the Early American History Record Books, undated

Summary Information

Title: Early American History Record Books, undated
Collection: AC.793
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

This is a collection of three handwritten record books filled with early American historical facts about presidents, states, especially Virginia and West Virginia, Native Americans, and a myriad of other topics.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

These three books are filled with exact, dated historical facts from the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s, dating back to the establishment of American colonies with a portion on Native Americans

Scope and Contents

This is a collection full of historical facts about the beginning of the United States of America, our Presidents, the establishment of counties, governments, colleges, cities, and homes, the history of the Native American culture, and American states, focusing on Virginia and West Virginia. All books are handwritten by the same person. There are some dates and references in red ink, while black or blue was used for the majority. There are references to untitled volumes and page numbers.


There is no formal arrangement of this collection.

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

Provenance of this collection is unknown. Accession number AC.2001.012

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 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.793: Historical Records Books, Early American History, Handwritten, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Record Books, undated Box 1