Business

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about business, primarily in the Appalachian region. Records and papers relating to various businesses are listed below.  Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

This accounts ledger comes from the A.M. Fayes Gristmill business in Capon Springs, Hampshire County, West Virginia, dated 1862-1864. The items, cornmeal, wheat flour, tobacco, nails, and such were paid for with work, cash, Confederate money, and livestock.

1.25 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

This collection includes information on an unsuccessful Alabama Vineyard and Winery Company, whose agent was George E. Bowen from Chicago and a successful Alabama Fruit Growing and Winery Association, all circa 1896-1899. Included are plats of Vinemont, Cullman County, Alabama, advertisements for the real estate, and correspondence.

0.02 linear feet (1 regular folder and 1 oversize folder)

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

3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)

Annabel Harrill Papers consist of papers, photographs collected during study on Ashe County, North Carolina mills. Many mills were located in the South Fork of the New River area. Also included are newspaper clippings and a ballad about Laura Foster, a Wilkes County, North Carolina native who was murdered in the 1860s.

2.26 linear feet (1 box, one folder in cold storage, 1 oversize folder)

This collection includes records for the Appalachian Oral History Project, a combined effort of Appalachian State University, Alice Lloyd College, Emory and Henry College, and Lees Junior College to document oral histories of the history and folklore of the central Appalachian region. Materials in this collection consist of interviews and records generated by Appalachian State University interviewers between 1973 and 1975. Records include audio interviews, administrative files, photographs, and video.

28.5 linear feet (59 boxes)

A trade card for Archibald Picken of Bristol, Tennessee. He was a watchmaker, silversmith, jeweler from London, England. This card illustrates migration patterns into the Appalachian Region as well as advertising of a professional.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

B. Hartzog and Sons Ledgers consist of two unidentified and undated general store ledgers. Inserted documents, such as a Bank of Jefferson, North Carolina receipt, includes dates.  B. Hartzog and Sons Ledgers illustrate the purchasing trends of B. Hartzog and Sons' customers. It is presumably located in Ashe County, North Carolina.

3 linear feet (1 box)

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