Diaries

Overview

This guide includes a list of manuscript collections that include diaries and memoirs. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

The Andrew Jackson Greene Collection consists of 163 diaries written by Greene and describing Watauga County's education system, cultural and religious life, and agriculture from 1906 to 1942.

9.5 linear feet (20 boxes)

The Bingham Dai Papers include the professional and personal papers of Dr. Bingham Dai (1899-1996), a psychotherapist.  Dai was one of the first native-born Chinese to be trained in new theories of psychiatry and psychology in the 1930s.  He taught at Peking Union Medical College in China, Duke University, and finished his career lecturing at Appalachian State University.

19.5 linear feet (40 boxes)

This collection contains the diary of C.M. Campbell for 1861, a memorial brochure for Mrs. Mary A. Campbell, 1876. and a photocopied page from the Huntington, West Virginia newspaper dated July 13, 1980 about back pain.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)

The Civil War Journal and Account Book includes a journal documenting an unidentified soldier's war experiences from South Carolina to Bull Run to the Hazel River in Virginia. The diary starts with the regiment's muster in date, April 13, 1861 and continues until February 1862.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Materials in the Cratis D. Williams Papers cover the professional and private life of scholar and professor Cratis Williams, his studies in Appalachian literature, folklore and ballads, and the Appalachian Consoritum. The collection consists of materials related to Williams' work at Appalachian State University, academic and genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings of folksongs and lectures, one VHS tape, two reels of microfilm, slides, and family memorabilia.

70 linear feet (140 boxes)

This collection consists of two photocopies of a Civil War soldier's tour of duty in the war. Daniel M. Carlton was from Stony Fork, Watauga County, North Carolina, and was killed in May 1864.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The David Reid Hodgin Papers consists of the the faculty papers of David Hodgin, an Appalachian State Teachers College English professor from 1946 to 1965, along with copious notes and clippings associated with his areas of interest, essays, and teaching. There are also lots of audio materials, of which selected cassettes are digitized.

14 linear feet (28 boxes)

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