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

This collection is a scrapbook of an enlarged photo of Florence Lee Tate's sketch of her African-American nurse maid along with Tate's musical score of Let's Git Along Ter Glory (copyright 1950), dedicated to this lady.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This diary collection is from Frances Wilson Osborne of Bristol, Tennessee and dates from the 1920s and 1930s. Her great-grandson transcribed some entries to a typed format with personal notes included.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The G. W. F. Harper Family Diary Transcriptions are photocopies of typewritten transcriptions of the diaries of Major G. W. F. Harper of Caldwell County, North Carolina, his wife Ella Rankin Harper and her sister Emma Rankin. Harper kept diaries from 1841 to 1921 and writes about his Confederate Army service, however, the majority of the diaries date from 1881 to 1921.

2 linear feet (4 boxes)

The Graham Family Papers consist of microfilmed copies of receipts to and from Jiles Graham for debt payments, promissary notes, tax receipts, day books, and school committee documents.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

The H.W. Jeffcoat Papers contains the papers of Herbert Warren Jeffcoat and his daughter, Cora Pearl Jeffcoat of the Watauga Mission of the United Lutheran Church.

0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

Isaac Sansbury Diary chronicles Sansbury's service with the 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry (Co. A) for the year 1864. The diary measures 3.5" x 2". Sansbury was from Ohio and born in 1847. Most entries only cite current locations, which were primarily in West Virginia. It also contains a list which appears to be members of his company.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a small red leather-bound diary dated 1888, but with entries of 1895-1930 owned by James A. Huffard.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)