Guide to the Dauphin Disco Dougherty Papers, 1889-1923, undated

Summary Information

Title: Dauphin Disco Dougherty Papers, 1889-1923, undated
Collection: AC.872
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (1 flat box)

The Dauphin Disco Dougherty Papers is a small collection of personal items belonging to D.D. and his family, including two poetry books from 1923, his wife Lillie's autograph book from 1889-1897, and a black and white photo of his parents, Daniel Baker Dougherty and Elen Caroline Bartlett Dougherty.

Creator: Dougherty, Dauphin Disco, 1869-1929

Biographical/Historical Note

Dauphin Disco Dougherty was born on March 11, 1869 to Daniel Baker Dougherty and Ellen Caroline Bartlett Dougherty. He founded Watauga Academy (1899-1903) with his brother, Blanford Barnard Dougherty. He served as business manager and treasurer of the Appalachian Training School (1903-1925) and Appalachian State Normal School (1925-1929), as well as serving on the Watauga County School Board of Education from 1925-1929. He obtained an A.B. from Wake Forest and also taught science at Appalachian Training School, including physiology, physics, zoology, astronomy, and algebra. He married Ida Lillie Bell Shull (1874-1945) in 1896 and was father to Clara Bartlett (1898-1971), Annie Lewis (1903-2001), Daniel Disco (1906-1908), David Barnard (1909-1965), and Edwin Shull (1913-1973). He died on June 10, 1929.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to D. D. Dougherty and his family, which include two small books of poetry inscribed "DDD 1923," an autograph book belonging to Lillie Shull Dougherty and a black and white photograph of D. D. Dougherty's parents, Daniel Baker and Ellen Caroline Dougherty.


These items occupy one small flat box with the individual items in archival envelopes.

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

These items were separated from the Tui St. George Tucker Collection about 2010 and accessioned as AC.2010.082.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, August 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.872: Dauphin Disco Dougherty Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Item

Photograph of Daniel Baker Dougherty and Ellen Caroline Bartlett Dougherty (parents of DD Dougherty), undated 

1 1

"A Christmas Day with Longfellow" book with "DDD 1923" inscribed inside front, circa 1923 

1 2

"A Christmas Day with Whittier" book with "DDD 1923" inscribed inside front, circa 1923 

1 3

Lillie Shull's (wife of DD Dougherty) Autograph Book, 1889-1897 

1 4