Guide to the Brown-Scoggins Collection, 1866-2003

Summary Information

Title: Brown-Scoggins Collection, 1866-2003
Collection: UA.5187
Extent: 9.5 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

The Brown-Scoggins collection contains papers, photographs, documents, and artifacts spanning the history of Appalachian State and Watauga County from the 19th Century to the early 21st. Much of the collection is devoted to the Dougherty, Brown, and Bartlett families with an emphasis on concerning B. B. and D. D. Dougherty, founders of what would become Appalachian State University.

Creator: Scoggins, Elizabeth Brown

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Brown-Scoggins was born August 18, 1922 in Boone, North Carolina to Rev. O. Lester and Clara Bartlett Dougherty Brown. Her family moved from Boone in 1924 after her father entered the Methodist ministry. They returned often to visit the D. D. Dougherty family in Boone and the Brown family in Ashe County. Mrs. Scoggins attended Appalachian State Teachers College for two years before graduating from Greensboro College with a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics. She also attended Guilford Business College in High Point. Mrs. Scoggins was a member of Boone United Methodist Church where she served as an officer in the Methodist Women's Group. She served as Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College before moving back to Boone in 1985. She also served as an officer in the Mountaineer Garden Club and the Friday Afternoon Club.

Scope and Contents

The Brown-Scoggins collection contains papers, photographs, documents, and artifacts spanning the history of Appalachian State and Watauga County from the 19th Century to the early 21st. Much of the collection is devoted to the Dougherty, Brown, and Bartlett families with a wealth of material concerning B. B. and D. D. Dougherty, founders of what would become Appalachian State University. There are also many papers and artifacts relating to the history of Appalachian State beginning with the school’s early years as Watauga Academy.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series. The first series entitled “Local & Family History” is filed alphabetically provides materials related to the Bartlett, Dougherty, and Brown families as well as histories of events occurring in the history of Watauga County, North Carolina. The second series, “Appalachian State Historical,” runs chronologically and contains information on the college from its time as Watauga Academy up through its contemporary existence as Appalachian State University. The third series concerns Dr. B. B. Dougherty, one of the founders of Appalachian State University and is arranged by subject. Series four contains photographs organized by subject featuring the Dougherty, Brown, and Bartlett families as well as images from the campus of Watauga Academy and the Appalachian Training School. The fifth series holds artifacts collected by Elizabeth Brown Scoggins relating to both her family and the university. The collection also includes two oversized folders which hold such items as blueprints and certificates.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room, located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Elizabeth Scoggins.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie, 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5187: Brown-Scoggins Collection, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

Series I: Local and Family History, 1949-1999

Series Description

Series I consists of materials related to the Bartlett, Dougherty, and Brown families as well as historical events occurring in Watauga County, North Carolina. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

The American Legion Auxiliry Boone Box 1.1
"A Disastrous Flood" by Ivery C. Green Box 1.2
Appalachian's 75th Anniversary, 1974 Box 1.3
Appalachian's Centennial, 1999 Box 1.4
Asheville Community Times "Community Life," 1958 Box 1.5
Artifacts: Clara Bartlett Dougherty's Childhood Mementos Box 1.6
Artifacts: Clara Bartlett Dougherty's Childhood Mementos Box 1.7
Artifacts: D. D.'s Daybook Box 1.8
Artifacts: Lillie B. Shull's Book Box 1.9
Artifacts: Miscellaneous Family (2 items) Box 1.10
ASU Class of '43 Reunion, 1993 Box 1.11
The Bartlett Family Box 1.12
B. B. and D. D. Dougherty Box 1.13
B. B. Dougherty Memorial, 1957 Box 1.14
B. B. Dougherty Statue, 1996 Box 1.15
"The Browns in a Delightful Mountain County" by O. L. Brown Box 1.16
Boone Centennial, 1949 Box 1.17
Boone Worthwhile Women's Club, 1991, 1994 Box 1.18
Cards/Invitations from Appalachian to Mrs. Scoggins Box 2.1
Community Publications Box 2.2
Correspondence: Family Box 2.3
Correspondence: Family Box 2.4
D. D. Dougherty (Family Photos) Box 2.5
D. D. Dougherty Family Photos Box 2.6
D. D. Dougherty Memorial, 1929 Box 2.7
Dougherty Family Box 2.8
"The Dougherty Family in America, 1744-1968" Box 2.9
The Dougherty Family Correspondence Box 2.10
Dougherty Family Photos Box 2.11
Dougherty Family Reunion Box 3.1
Family Correspondence Box 3.2
Family Correspondence Box 3.3
Family Established Scholarships/Awards Box 3.4
Family Genealogy Box 3.5
Family Miscellaneous Cards, Invitations, Programs Box 3.6
Family Photos High School, College Box 3.7
Famous People Box 3.8
"Forever Alive: Mountain People, Mountain Land" Box 4.1
Friday Afternoon Club Box 4.2
Friday Afternoon Club Box 4.3
"From the Pen of Rebecca Dougherty Hyatt" Box 4.4
Home Economics (E. Scoggins) N. C. State/Appalachian/G. C. Box 4.5
"King Street" by Bob Rivers Box 4.6
Local History Box 4.7
Local Interest Box 4.8
Local Tourism Box 4.9
"Marthy Lou's Kiverlid: A Sketch of Moutain Life" by RebeccaDougherty Hyatt Box 4.10
Miscellaneous Family Box 4.11
Miscellaneous Publications Box 4.12
Mrs. Clara Dougherty Brown Box 4.13
Natural Disasters Box 4.14
New US 421, 1994 Box 4.15
Newspaper Clippings: D. D. Dougherty's Graduation (Wake Forest), 1892 Box 4.16
Newspaper Clippings: Obituaries/Local Box 5.1
Newspaper Clippings: Weddings/Graduations/Dougherty Brothers Box 5.2
O. L. Brown Box 5.3
The Perry Family Box 5.4
Personal Cards (Christmas, Birthday, Thank You, Etc.) to Mrs. Scoggins Box 5.5
Personal Cards (Christmas, Birthday, Thank You, Etc.) to Mrs. Scoggins Box 5.6
"Tales from Tar Hills" by O. Lester Brown Box 5.7
"Thoughts in Verse" by T. H. Dougherty Box 5.8
"Tweetsie Tales: A Collection of Remininsces" Vol. 1 by E. T. Campbell Box 5.9
Watauga Academy: Old Butler Box 6.1
Watauga County Historical Preservation Box 6.2
Watauga County and Local Area Appalachian Heritage Museum Box 6.3
Watauga County and Local Area Boone First Baptist Church Box 6.4
Watauga County and Local Area Boone United Methodist Church Box 6.5
Watauga County and Local Area Area Miscellaneous Items Box 6.6
Watauga County and Local Area Mountaineer Garden Club Box 6.7
Wedding Scrapbook Box 6.8
Woman's Club Box 6.9
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Series II: Appalachian State Historical, 1896-1999

Series Description

This series is arranged chronologically and contains information about Appalachian State University from its time as Watauga Academy through its contemporary existence as a University.

Globe Academy, 1896 Box 6.10
Watauga Academy Box 6.11
Appalachian Training School Newspaper Clippings Box 6.12
Appalachian Training School Photos Box 6.13
Appalachian Training School Publications Box 6.14
Appalachian Training School Publications: "Dew Drop" Box 6.15
Appalachian Training School Miscellaneous I Box 6.17
Appalachian Training School Writings by B. B. D. Box 6.18
Appalachian Training School Artifacts and Other Items Memorabilia, Postcards Box 6.19
ASNS: Correspondence Box 6.20
ASNS: Publications Box 6.21
ASNS: Memorabilia, Programs, Stationary Box 6.22
ASTC Photos Box 6.23
Newspaper Clippings Box 6.24
Newspaper ASTC II Box 6.25
Newspaper Clippings: B. B. D. Box 7.1
Newspaper Clippings: Faculty Box 7.2
Newspaper Clippings: Plemmons Box 7.3
ASTC Publications Box 7.4
ASTC Correspondence Box 7.5
ASTC Correspondence Box 7.6
ASTC Correspondence Box 7.7
Miscellaneous ASTC Items I Box 7.8
Handbooks/Builders/Catalog Schedule Box 7.9
ASU Documents, Pamphlets, etc. Box 7.10
Dedications Box 8.1
U. S. News "Best Colleges in America" Box 8.2
Glee Clubs Box 8.3
Sports Box 8.4
ASU Centennial, 1999 Box 8.5
Paul Barte Concert, 1999 Box 8.6
Guest and Speakers, 1944 Box 8.7
Dean Sues ASU, 1989 Box 8.8
Appalachian Collection, 1989 Box 8.9
D. D. Dougherty Statue, 1990-2001 Box 8.10
ASU Scholarships, 1989 Box 8.11
Homecoming, 1977 Box 8.12
W. H. Plemmons, 1956-1957 Box 8.13
ASU Students Box 8.14
ASU Buildings Box 8.15
ASU History, Dougherty Brothers Box 8.16
Faculty and Staff Box 8.17
Yosef Box 8.18
Sherry Edwards, 1999 Box 8.20
Herb Wey, 1978 Box 8.21
John Thomas, 1985 Box 8.22
Chancellor Borkowski Installation, 1994 Box 8.23
75th Birthday, 1974 Box 8.24
Sam Ervin, 1974 Box 8.25
Community Workships, 1955, 1992 Box 8.26
ASU Recreation Box 8.27
Boone Monument, 1994 Box 8.28
ASU History Box 8.29
Land Purchases, 1983 Box 8.30
Summer School, 1954 Box 8.31
Chappel Wilson, 1957 Box 8.32
John Preston Arthur, 1963 Box 8.33
Satie Broyhill, 1989 Box 8.34
ASU Graduation, 1998 Box 8.35
Cemetery, 1997 Box 8.36
Drug Violations, 1999 Box 9.1
Fundraising, 1968 Box 9.2
Appalhouse, 1992 Box 9.3
The Arts, 1992 Box 9.4
AppalCart, 1992 Box 9.5
"ASU Founding" Lille Shull Dougherty, 1999 Box 9.6
ASU Expansion Projects, 1964 Box 9.7
HWY 421 Project, 1994 Box 9.8
ASU Service to Region, 1994 Box 9.9
Alumni, 1997 Box 9.10
ASU Programs Box 9.11
Miscellaeous ASU Publications Box 9.12
ASU Catalog/Handbooks Box 9.13
Cards/Invitations from Appalachian to Mrs. Scoggins Box 9.14
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Series III: B.B. Dougherty, undated

Series Description

This series is arranged by subject and contains the personal documents of and materials relating to B.B. Dougherty, one of the founders of Appalachian State University.

BBD Hamock Bill Box 10.1
BBD: ATS Pledges Box 10.2
BBD: Miscellaneous Box 10.3
Miscellaneous BBD Papers, Business Box 10.4
BBD Miscellaneous Personal Documents Box 10.5
Board of Trustees Box 10.6
BBD: Superintendent of Public Construction Box 10.7
BBD: N.C. Deptartment of Public Instruction Box 10.8
BBD: Northwestern Bank Box 10.9
BBD: Dr. Plemmons Box 10.10
BBD: North Carolina Industrial Commission Box 10.11
BBD: State Board of Education Box 10.12
BBD: State Board of Equalization Box 10.13
BBD: Duke University Box 10.14
BBD: Salisbury Public Schools Box 10.15
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Series IV: Photographs, 1903-1999

Series Description

This series is arranged by subject and contains the personal documents of and materials relating to B.B. Dougherty, one of the founders of Appalachian State University.

The Bartlett Family Box 11.1
Watauga Academy, 1903 Box 11.2
T. S. Faculty Box 11.3
Campus Buildings: ATS. Power Plant Box 11.4
1st Women's Dormitory, A. T. S. Lovill Home Box 11.5
Lovill Hall, c. 1918 Box 11.6
Group Photo: Dr. B. B. Dougherty on the Left End Box 11.7
Industrial Arts Building/Gymnasium Box 11.8
Lester Brown, Class of 1916 Box 11.9
Boarding Houses: McNeill House and Lovill Home Box 11.10
Clara Barlett Dougherty's Class, c. 1910 Box 11.11
Bill Gravely, Blanche Payne, Maggie Duncan, Jeff Stanbury Box 11.12
Wilcox, Florence, Mabel Topping, Don Horton Box 11.13
1st Industrial Design Building Box 11.14
Newland Hall, 1st Boys Dorm, c. 1914 Box 11.15
John Adams, worked for the Dougherty Family, 1940 Box 11.16
Group Photo with Clara Dougherty Brown Box 11.17
Mr. Claude Erwin Box 11.18
Dougherty's Horse, "Old Bob" Box 11.19
"Rhododendron" Photograph Box 11.20
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Dougherty Box 11.21
D. D. and Lillie Shull Dougherty Box 11.22
Uncle Ad. Dougherty, Dr. B. B. Dougherty, Edwin Dougherty, Virginia Brown, 1919-1920 Box 11.23
Dr. B. B. Dougherty and D. D. Dougherty: Co-founders of Appalachian Box 11.24
Dauphin Disco Dougherty, 6 years of age Box 11.25
Clara and Lester Brown Box 11.26
Lillie Schull, about 16 Years Old Box 11.27
Ellen Caroline, Mrs. D. B. Dougherty Box 11.28
The Dougherty Home, Built 1903, photographed 1905 Box 11.29
Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Dougherty, Clara Bartlett and Anne Lewis, c. 1906 Box 11.30
Anne Dougherty Box 11.31
Elizabeth Brown and James R. Scoggins, 1946 Box 11.32
Dr. and H. B. Perry Jr., August 6, 1943 Box 11.33
Faculty of Appalachian Training School, Summer 1906 Box 11.34
Fall of 1939, Behind New Hospital Box 11.35
Lib Brown (Scoggins) May Day, Greensboro College, 1941-3 ? Box 11.36
ASU Smokestack, Which Was Torn Down Box 11.37
Edwin Shull Dougherty Box 11.38
Lillie Shull, 24 Box 11.39
Children of D. D. and Lillie Shull Dougherty Box 11.40
Clara Bartlett Dougherty, Ida Lillie Beele Shull Dougherty, Annie Lewis Dougherty, 1903 Box 11.41
Edwin, Dr. B. B., Barnard Dougherty, 1950 Box 11.42
James H. Smith, President of Holly Springs College Box 11.43
Mary Larue Shull Smith, "Aunt Mollie," Lillie Shull Dougherty's Sister Box 11.44
D. D. Dougherty, 1929 Box 11.45
Lester and Elizabeth Brown/Elizabeth on Running Board, Uncle Blan (Dr. B. B. Dougherty) Box 11.46
Virginia Brown, Elizabeth in Carriage, Lillie, 1922 Box 11.47
David Harrison Shull, Lillie Shull, Clara Brown, Virginia Brown Box 11.48
D. D. Dougherty/D. D. and Lillie Shull Dougherty, 1925 Box 11.49
"Aunt" Horton; helped with Washing for Dougherty Family, July 4, 1919 Box 11.50
D. D. Dougherty with Family, Lillie Shull Dougherty and Children Box 11.51
Dr. B. B. Dougherty, Governor Clyde Hoey, Lt. Governor Doughton Box 11.52
Elizabeth Brown and J. T. W. (Friend), 1940 Box 11.53
Dr. B. B. Dougherty at Family Reunion Box 11.54
Annie Dougherty's Graduation Class, July 4, 1921 Box 11.55
Lester Brown, Etta Dougherty Greene, Clara Dougherty Brown, Virginia Brown, August 1963 Box 11.56
The D. D. Dougherty Family Cradle, "Eddie" Dougherty, December 1957 Box 11.57
Barnard Dougherty and Sons, Barlett and David Box 11.58
Mrs. Lillie B. Hardin, Matron for Blan-Dauph Hall, c. 1930s Box 11.59
Elizabeth B. Scoggins, 1947-1953 Box 11.60
4 Generations of Dougherty Females, 1941 Box 11.61
Virginia Brown in Cap and Gown, 1936 Box 11.62
Annie Dougherty/Newland Hall, 1921-1922 Box 11.63
Nancy, Lib, Mother, Uncle Blan., August 1943 Box 11.64
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Brown, August 1943 Box 11.65
Lib Scoggins, Freshman, 1939 Box 11.66
Mrs. D. D. Dougherty, August 6, 1943 Box 11.67
Ethel and Mae Brown Box 11.68
Elizabeth Brown Scoggins, Summer 1943 Box 11.69
The Dougherty Family, c. 1920 Box 11.70
Dr. B. B. Dougherty on his way to Resignation Box 11.71
The Barlett House, Jefferson, NC Box 11.72
The 50th Anniversary of Lester and Clara Bown, 1964 Box 11.73
Scoggins Family Photo Sheet Box 11.74
Senior Class of 1939: Cramerton High School and Mozelle Spainhour, 1939 Box 11.75
Dougherty Home, Boone, NC, c. 1940 Box 11.76
Lib Brown and Rachel Fox, Jr. Year at Greensboro College, 1941 Box 11.77
Cramerton High School Women's Basketball Tem, 1938-1939 Box 11.78
Elizabeth Brown and J. P. Brendle, Cramerton High School, 1939 Box 11.79
Lib Brown and Paul Baker Playing Tennis, August 1940 Box 11.80
Nancy in Dougherty Front Yard Box 12.1
Rev. and Mrs. O. L. Brown, 50th Anniversary, August 1964 Box 12.2
Rev. and Mrs. O. L. Brown and Five of their Six Children Box 12.3
Appalachian Class of 1943 Reunion, July 15, 1993 Box 12.4
Greensboro College Class of 1943 Reunion, 1993 Box 12.5
Boone's Oldest House; Home of the Beach Family Box 12.6
Elizabeth Brown Scoggins at the WPA Cabin Box 12.7
Grave of D. D. and Lillie Shull Dougherty Box 12.8
Brown Family Grave Marker Box 12.9
Daniel Baker Dougherty Monument Box 12.10
April Mountaineer Garden Club Meeting, 1997 Box 12.11
The Dougherty House at Mystery Hill, August 11, 1990 Box 12.12
Distinguished Alumni Banquet, O. Lester Brown, 1977 Box 12.13
O. Lester Brown Photographs Box 12.14
Photo of Oil Portrait of Mrs. D. D. Dougherty Box 12.15
Rebecca Dougherty Hyatt, December 1964 Box 12.16
O. Lester Brown at Monument of his Parents, Milton and Emma Brown Box 12.17
Mrs. Richard M. Greene, Sister of D. D. and B. B. Dougherty; Aunt Etta, 1962 Box 12.18
Four Generations of Females in Brown Family, 1966 Box 12.19
Lester Brown, Etta Dougherty Greene, Clara Dougherty Brown, Virginia Brown, August 1963 Box 12.20
Friday Afternoon Club Luncheon, October 17, 1987 Box 12.21
Tearing Down House on Faculty (Rivers) Street, 1986 Box 12.22
1st Recipients of the Annie Dougherty Rufty Home Economics Scholardship Box 12.23
O. Lester Brown and Dr. George Antone, November 30, 1982 Box 12.24
Annie D. Rufty, O. Lester Brown, Grace Dougherty, November 30, 1982 Box 12.25
Annie Rufty, Grace Dougherty, William Billingsley, Ruby Lanier, Dwight Martin, George Antone, November 30, 1982 Box 12.26
Annie D. Rufty, Dr. Ruby Lanier, Grace Dougherty, November 30, 1982 Box 12.27
Dwight Martin, Lillie Perry, Lester Brown, Elizabeth Scoggins, November 30, 1982 Box 12.28
Annie D. Rufty, Lester Brown, Grace Dougherty, Lillie Perry, Elizabeth Scoggins, November 30, 1982 Box 12.29
William Billingsley, 2nd Recipient of Clara Dougherty Brown Memorial Scholarship, and O. Lester Brown, November 30, 1982 Box 12.30
Annie D. Rufty, Grace Dougherty, Dwight Martin, 1st Recipient of Clara Dougherty Brown Memorial Scholarship, 1982 Box 12.31
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stam (Doris and Chip), 1997 Box 12.32
Martin Stam (Grandson of Lillie Brown Perry), June 5, 1999 Box 12.33
Rev. O. Lester Brown in Pulpit of Mount Holly United Methodist Church Box 12.34
Michael Stam and Clara Stam, Great Grandchildren of Lester and Clara Dougherty Brown, 1999 Box 12.35
Susan Bartlett Wynne, Great-Grandchild of Lester and Clara Dougherty Brown, 1999 Box 12.36
Photograph of Oil Portrait of Rev. O. Lester Brown, February, 1998 Box 12.37
Annie Dougherty Rufty and Elizabeth B. Scoggins in front of portrait of Lillie Shull Dougherty, September 14, 1997 Box 12.38
Annie Rufty Serving Punch at 50th Wedding Anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. O. Lester Brown, August 1994 Box 12.39
Reception for Annie Dougherty Rufty by Barbara and Wayne on October 31, 1995 Box 12.40
Annie Dougherty Rufty Box 12.41
Elizabeth Brown Scoggins Box 12.42
D. D. Dougherty and Lille Shull Dougherty's Family Members at Reunion, 1955 Box 12.43
The D. D. Dougherty Home, Prior to Moving of House to Mystery Hill, 1980 Box 12.44
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Series V: Artifacts

Series Description

This series includes artifacts belonging to Elizabeth Brown Scoggins and her family. Artifacts relate to the Brown, Bartlett, and Dougherty families as well as the University. Also included are two oversized folders of blueprints and certificates.

Appalachian State Training School Diploma Cover Box 13.1
Appalachian State Training School Diploma Cover Box 13.2
"Rhododendron," 1950 Box 13.3
"Rhododendron," 1941 Box 13.4
"Rhododendron," 1940 Box 13.5
Clara Dougherty Brown Painting, 1966 Box 14.1
Clara Dougherty Brown Painting, 1966 Box 14.2
Clara Dougherty Brown Painting, 1966 Box 14.3
Mallet inscribed "Made from a Tree Daniel Boone Camped Under in Boone, NC..." Box 15.1
Elizabeth B. Scoggins "Dougherty Memorial Scholarship" Name Tag Box 15.2
Mrs. Lillie B. Hardin's 25 Year Service Pin from ASTC Box 15.3
Cassette Tape: "WATA News Saturday," Elizabeth B. Scoggins Endowment, March 29, 1997 Box 15.4
Cassette Tape: "Dedication Service Lillie Shull Dougherty Building," December 5, 1965 Box 15.5
Cassette Tape: "UMW Sunday, Dr. Henry Perry Speaker," May 22, 1994 Box 15.6
Cassette Tape: Missions, "First Baptist Church Boone" and "BUMC 4/30/1995, Reverend Kalish Called to Serve, Called to Love" Box 15.7
SATC Patch Box 15.8
Appalachian 75th Anniversary Badges, 1974 Box 15.9
Appalachian State University Seal Patches Box 15.10
Picture of Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Perry Jr. (Lillie Brown) Daughter of Lester and Clara Brown, 1981 Box 15.11
Black and Gold Reunion Name Tage "Elizabeth Brown-Scoggins," 1999 Box 15.12
Napkin "Lester and Clara, 1914-1964," 1964 Box 15.13
Appalachian Banner Box 15.14
Handkerchief Box 15.15
Chancellor's Society Sticker Box 15.16
"Dr. B. B. Dougherty PRes. of Northwestern Bank Boone, N. C." Nametage Box 15.17
ASU Mountaineers Sticker Box 15.18
Box Containing Cookie Cutter and Small Sock, Possessions of Clara D. Brown Box 15.19
Distinguished Alumnus Plaque, O. Lester Brown Box 15.20
Box Containing Christmas Ornament, Small Fan, and Handkerchief Box 15.21
O. Lester Brown's Appalachian Training School Certificate, c. 1940, Boone Visitor's Brochure, Blueprints for Chapel Wilson Hall [OVERSIZE] WR-F2 Drawer 9
Dougherty Family Pedigree Chart, Property of B. B. and D. D. Dougherty Heirs [OVERSIZE] WR-F2 Drawer 9