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 Leo Finkelstein Papers contain materials relating to Leo Finkelstein, resident of Asheville, North Carolina, the Asheville Lions Club, Elks Club, and the Beth Ha-Tephila Cemetery in Asheville. It contains computer discs, notes, scrapbooks, book drafts, correspondence, photographs, programs, fliers, and other materials related Leo Finkelstein, his wife Sylvia, and the Jewish Community in Asheville, North Carolina, with some items duplicated on paper and in media formats.

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

This collection is a five-year diary of Louise Short, of Virginia, with entries made only for the year of 1933.

0.02 linear feet (1 folder)

The Loyd Franklin Miller and Ola Mains (Miller) Papers is a collection of correspondence and other papers, with letters written between 1925 and 1932 between the couple who later married.

0.25 linear feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

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 Micah Taul Memoirs is photocopy of the original memoirs of Colonel Micah Taul (1782-1850). These memoirs were begun January 1, 1848 and completed in 1849. Micah Taul was the son of eighteenth century immigrants to Fayette County, Kentucky. Taul was a lawyer and an officer in the War of 1812. Also included are photocopies of the Gordon family genealogy, photocopies of 1920s letters, and letters between Cratis Williams and Susan Logan, a Taul descendant.

0.02 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

This collection of letters to Miss Ellwood Anderson (later Mrs. C.F. Hawkins) is dated from 1925 to 1938, with some dates illegible or non-existent. Most letters are accompanied by their respective envelopes.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder containing 20 letters, some with accompanying envelopes)

This collection is the original, handwritten diary of Mrs. E.C. (Annie Carver Vasseur) Ivey of Lenoir, North Carolina, dated April-December 1919.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)