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 Hollins College Euzelian Society Photograph consists of one 14" x 10.5" black and white photograph of the Hollins College' Euzelian Literary Society, circa 1896.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Ila Taylor Justice (b. 1914), came to Appalachian State Teachers College (ASTC) in 1949, after she accepted a position in the Library Science Department, which later became the Department of Educational Media. The papers include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, ASTC publications, and ephemera.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

James Thomas Broyhill (August 19, 1927- ), a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina. Born in Lenoir, North Carolina to James Edgar and Satie Hunt Broyhill. Elected November 1962 as a Representative to the Eighty-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses. Second longest acting Congressman in the history of North Carolina. Resigned as a Representative July 14, 1986 upon appointment to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John East. Served as State Senator from July 14, 1986 to November 10, 1986. Unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate seat in 1986. Served as the Secretary, North Carolina Department of Economic and Community.

535 linear feet (1,132 boxes)

The John A. Lile, Scrapbook of University of Virginia collection is a black 7-1/2 x 11-1/2 photo album of black and white photos, most identified and dated between 1916 and 1919. The photographs were taken on or around the University of Virginia campus.

1.0 linear feet (1 clam shell box)

The John Andrew Rice, Jr. Papers contain the literary remains and personal papers of John Rice, founder of Black Mountain College. The collection includes materials relating to the founding and early years of Black Mountain College.

7.5 linear feet (15 boxes)

The John Gaventa Papers consist of the papers and research materials of political sociologist John Gaventa. This includes research materials concerning coal mining in Appalachia and Wales and the economic and environmental effects of mining on these regions as well as materials concerning the American Association Limited and Sir Denys Lowson. It also includes correspondence, journals and calendars, publications and papers written by Gaventa, interview transcripts, photographs, and audiocassette tapes and a VHS tape of speeches given by Gaventa.

11.0 linear feet (16 boxes, 2 oversize folders, 1 audiocassette box)

John Ross Correspondence contains one document from John Ross to National Treasurer Lewis Ross to pay William Campbell for teaching. 

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)