Arts and Crafts


This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about arts and crafts, 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

"Ashe County Quiet" is a pen and ink scene depicting an Ashe County barn built circa. 1880.

2 linear feet (1 oversized folder)

The Alexander Arts Council Records contains records from meetings, festivals, fundraising efforts, and correspondence from 1973-1983.

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

The collection contains information from the Alnwick Bedspreads company, including correspondence, magazine articles, ephemera, and photographs.

3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)

The Andre Van Damme Collection consists of programs and newspaper clippings about Belgian-born Andre Van Damme, whose ballet company performed in Charleston, West Virginia circa 1953.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival Collection includes thirty-five audiocassettes and six videocassettes, recorded at the Appalachian Crafts and Music Festivals in 1984, 1985, and 1987. The Appalachian Crafts and Music Festival was an annual event in Watauga County, North Carolina featuring local and regional craftsmen and musicians.

1.0 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 audiocassette box, 1 large shoebox of VHS tapes)

Materials in the Appalachian Cultural Museum Records cover the history of the museum from 1989 until its close in 2006. The collection contains materials concerned with the museum administration, correspondence, exhibits, events, and publicity.

88.2 linear feet (76 boxes, 4 half-sized manuscript boxes, 2 audiocassette boxes, 4 small boxes, 3 flat boxes, 3 CD boxes, 1 square box, 10 shoeboxes, 10 oversize boxes, 1 rolled map, 9 oversize drawers)

The Appalachian Festival at Morris Harvey College Collection documents the Morris Harvey College Appalachian Festival in 1975. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence between Morris Harvey College and Charlotte Ross or programs from Morris Harvey College. Other items include a festival program and participants' descriptions.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)