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

This collection is of four grade school report card holders sponsored by The Citizens Bank of Toccoa, Georgia, for student Fred Hay, grades 4-6 and 9. Also are two attendance certificates to Mr. Hay for 1966 from Toccoa Elementary and 1968 from Toccoa High School.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Tomorrow's People Report is a 28 page report generated by the 1970 Conference on Appalachian Studies, sponsored by the Education and Youth Commissions of the Council of the Southern Mountains.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Training Teachers of Teachers Program was established at ASU in 1969, and was designed to improve teaching at all levels by providing continuing instruction for graduate level professors. The Training Teachers of Teachers (TTT) Records contain correspondence, planning documents, reports, instructional materials, budget and accounting files, grant materials, and meeting minutes concerning the planning and implementation of the TTT program at ASU and date 1952-1984.

14.5 linear feet (29 boxes)

Valle Crucis Mission School Collection consists of photocopied documents related to the Valle Crucis Mission School, Valle Crucis School for Girls and its church activities. It contains materials written or published between 1904 and 1983. This collection provides ample examples of missionary's attitude towards mountain residents and fund-raising tactics.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Virgil Sturgill Papers and Audiovisual Materials is a collection of Sturgill's forty-nine daily diaries dating from 1919 to 1951, and audiovisual materials in various formats. A folk song singer and friend of Cratis Williams and Jesse Stuart, Sturgill provides insight into his daily life during the first half of the twentieth century and beliefs, such as service in World War I, domestic life, and his reactions to World War II and the Korean Conflict.

6.0 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 half-size manuscript box, 4 short manuscript boxes, 1 CD box, 2 shoeboxes, 1 oversize folder)

This collection consists of a May 30, 1892 commencement exercise program for Von Bora College (located in Luray, Virginia) and a letter with original mailing envelope to Miss Annie Ayres from Eva.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Wilkes Central Marching Band Collection consists of one untitled document which a band booster created as satire to assist Band Director Michael Matheny with having Wilkes Central High School Marching Band be selected to participate in the Rose Bowl Parade.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)