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 is a Certificate of Distinction to Miss Elizabeth Roogher from Lexington (Virginia) White Graded Schools, dated April 27, 1888.  Teacher was Kittie Estill and Principal was C.E. (Charles Emory) Kregloe. It is on heavy cardstock which is browned and torn around edges.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs from the activities of the Library Science Club from 1949 through 1978.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection consists of three laminated pages of land sales and information about Lincolnton Academy, in Lincoln County, North Carolina. They are dated 1832, 1869 and 1872.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Living, Learning, Loving West Virginia Collection consists of a 1950s era teacher's resource from the Conservation Commission of West Virginia and the State Department of Education. This 80-page booklet contains bibliographies, lesson plans, and a "Smokey the Bear" song to assist public school teachers educate students about conservation.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This Lookout Mountain collection is comprised of two pieces: a brochure describing the educational institutions and the famous Lookout Inn in the mid-to late 1890s.

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This collection consists of papers detailing the course design for a sociology course of study at Lord Fairfax Community College of Virginia for the fall quarter of 1979.

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This collection is a five-year diary of Louise Short, of Virginia, with entries made only for the year of 1933.

0.02 linear feet (1 folder)