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

William Leonard Eury Papers include programs, papers, and photographs collected by Apppalachian State University Librarian Leonard Eury. W.L. Eury was the librarian from 1946 to 1970.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

The collection contains correspondence about several publications and reviews by William S. Powell for journals, requests for research materials, correspondence with J. Timothy Cole, Mattie Erma Parker, and Mrs. Yandle, and an edited article from The North Carolina Index.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is made up of three letters dated April 1861 to July 1861, from Cornelius Cain to Celia Stoneman, one from Stantford Stoneman to sister Celia, and one from Stantford to father William. They are good to delicate condition.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of a play program "The Path Across the Hill" presented by Senior Class of Woodlawn High School, May 19, 1928. It lists the cast of characters and ushers.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Youth Conservation Corps Collection contains a variety of materials addressing the Youth Conservation Corps Program of Appalachian State University circa the late 1970s.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Zeb Shook Papers contain Shook's personal correspondence, memoirs, and research materials on Wild Bill Hickok and western North Carolina education, especially Boone Fork Institute and the Stanley McCormick School.

0.75 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)