Guide to the White Top Gap Precinct, Grayson County, Virginia, Voter Registration Papers, 1901-1936

Summary Information

Title: White Top Gap Precinct, Grayson County, Virginia, Voter Registration Papers, 1901-1936
Collection: AC.805
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)
Abstract:

This collection of voter registration papers of the White Top Gap Precinct of Grayson County, Virginia contains the original ledger with dates 1901-1935, handwritten registration oath papers, and other letters to transfer.

Creator: White Top Gap Precinct

Biographical/Historical Note

This voter registration information is for the White Top Gap precinct of Grayson County, Virginia, dated 1901-1935. The folder has the actual original applications to vote and registration oaths of each voter.

Scope and Contents

This collection has the actual voter registration ledger for White Top Gap Precinct, of Grayson County, Virginia. Earliest registrants are dated 1901, with the latest being 1935. Also there are the originial sworn registration oath forms each voter was required to sign. For the women, there are handwritten letters requesting to make application to vote. It is thought that this was required to prove literacy.

Arrangement

This collection has an original voter registration ledger and a folder with loose registration oath forms and other related papers, housed in same flat box.

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

The collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 1998. Accession number AC.2001.021

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.805: White Top Gap Precinct, Grayson County, Virginia, Voter Registration Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Voter Registration Papers, 1903-1936 Box 1