This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about agriculture, primarily in the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

Manuscript Collections

The Shulls Mills Feed and Grain Company was operated by J.E. Harbin from 1916 to 1960 in the town of Shulls Mills, NC. The collection includes financial materials from 1916 - 1970, including 4 ledgers which contain records of individual customers, as well as 3 other accounting books and loose material which contains purchase order information and sales records.

1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)

Smyth County, Virginia Lifetime Collection is a compilation of materials related to Smyth County, Virginia. Subject areas include religion, mills and industry, folklife, agriculture, architecture, education, and community events.

6.0 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder, and 1 folder housed in cold storage)

The West Virginia Beekeeping Information Guide is a folder full of beekeeping supplies catalogs and instructional sheets, which probably came from the West Virginia Honey Festival in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)