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 five-year diary of Nancy Lee Frye (Reynolds) of Rural Retreat, Virginia. The entries began in 1935 and ended in 1943.

0.5 linear feet (1 small book box)

This North Georgia Survey Book collection consists of one small memo book believed to be from northern Georgia. Notes are in pencil, beginning July 6, 1900 and last entry being November 30, 1900.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Patricia Duane Beaver Papers contain a wealth of information about the conferences she attended, research on Appalachia, some family and personal mementos of travels as well as books, journals and oral histories relating to Appalachian Studies.

60.0 linear feet (67 manuscript boxes, 11 CD boxes, 20 shoe box, 4 oversize flat boxes, 3 small manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript in Cold Storage, one oversize folder)

The Reverend Doctor Goodridge Wilson Papers is a collection of Dr. Wilson's correspondence and research of several Virginia counties' history, along with a bibliography of his library and several black and white photos of the area and local people.

1.0 linear feet

This collection includes photocopies from the Harper Papers of the Southern Historical Collection, one audiocassette of an 1987 interview with Margaret Harper, and correspondence/articles regarding the history and genealogy of the Harper-Rankin family.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Rufus E. Cox Diary of Travels and Employment collection is a tiny 2-1/2x 4 red pocket diary that documents Mr. Cox's travels over much of the eastern United States, and gives his accounts of his myriad of jobs.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Samuel Horton Collection consists of Horton's photocopied high school and college documents, and correspondence from school and military life.  This collection illustrates the experiences of a Watauga County, North Carolina native with both local and Piedmont education and military life.

1 linear foot (1 box, 1 small shoebox)