This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about education, primarily in the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

Manuscript Collections

The Office of General Studies operated within Academic Affairs, and coordinated efforts of ASU for orientation and advising of new students as well as general curriculum for all students. The Office of General Studies Records contain files mostly pertaining to Orientation and advising, and date 1974-2001.

23.5 linear feet (47 boxes)

The Office of International Education and Development (OEID) operates within Student Affairs and includes: Appalachian Overseas Education Programs, International Outreach, International Research and Development, International Student Exchange & Study Abroad, and International Students & Scholar Services. These records contain administrative, planning and informational documents pertaining to international programs and endeavors carried out by the office, dating 1973-2003.

14.26 linear feet (27 boxes, 3 half-sized manuscript boxes, 1 folder)

The Pamphlets Addressing Mennonite Principles and Beliefs collection includes five pamphlets addressing the Mennonite Church's stands on insurance, Christian love, civil defense, theology, and military service.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection contains the students' research, interviews, and pictures captured on CD, DVD, or miniDV and some on paper. The project was an assignment in the Anthropology 4210 class in 2008.

1.0 linear feet (2 boxes)

The Paul M. Fink Papers contains a collection of materials related to East Tennessee, primarily Jonesborough and Washington County. Some papers were generated by residents of the State of Franklin. Other documents include court documents, slave emancipation and other slave records, school documents, autographs, and histories of Washington County, Tennessee.

2.76 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 cold storage envelope, 1 oversize folder)

This collection consists of one manuscript, author unknown, entitled Penland School of Handicrafts, dating 1949, giving facts and history of the school and its people.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Pine Mountain Settlement School was founded in 1913 as a school for children in the commonwealth's remote southeastern mountains and a social center for surrounding communities. The Pine Mountain Settlement School Papers is a combined collection that includes a lesson plan of the school as well as the papers of Dr. Walter P. Oldendorf about the school and its programs, dated 1980-2005.

0.26 linear feet (1 half-sized box and 1 cold-storage folder of slides)