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

This collection consists of 3 color photos of Joe Miller, taken by Debbie Devita in 1994 and 1996, and a brochure of Miller's one-man play about Vincent Van Gogh.

0.02 linear feet (1 folder, 1 folder in cold storage)

The John A. Lile, Scrapbook of University of Virginia collection is a black 7-1/2 x 11-1/2 photo album of black and white photos, most identified and dated between 1916 and 1919. The photographs were taken on or around the University of Virginia campus.

1.0 linear feet (1 clam shell box)

This is a collection of papers, books and keepsakes of Juanita Brown Tobin, 1915-2007, of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Included are her award-winning books of poetry and personal scrapbooks, along with hundreds of original poems and prose by Tobin and other authors.

28 linear feet (21 manuscript, 13 half-manuscript, 3 flats, 3 shoeboxes, 5 records, 1 3' oversize box)

The Knotted Bedspread Collection is a collection of materials related to the handicraft of knotted bedspread-making. This collection contains black and white photographs of knotted bedspreads, a related academic paper regarding Watauga County knotted bedspread, and one notebook containing the names of Watauga County women.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook of Lucy W. Craig is filled with clippings on various topics of the 1950's mostly from West Virginia newspapers. A few pages in the back are copies of loose clippings.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Mary Nelson Carter Scrapbook is an antique scrapbook with photographs of western North Carolina and foreign lands, some identified, others not. Handwritten notes have been made on most photos, probably by Ms. Carter.

1.25 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

This collection consists of one 11" x 14" print of Molly Branam's sketch of Ches McCartney. It is labeled "The Goat Man" and signed in charcoal.

0.01 linear feet, (1 oversized folder)