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

Manuscript Collections

The Air Scrapbook consists of Ellen M. Payne's 12" x 14" scrapbook containing fliers and newspaper clippings about air pollution and quality.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Appalachian State University Oral History Projects, Audio Materials and Papers Collection is a mixture of audiocassettes from several oral history projects, conferences, and events, dating in the 1970s-1980s, some of which have been positively identified as to which project the interview is related while others are not. A few transcriptions, CD copies, and duplicates are also part of this collection.

37.75 linear feet (47 single cassette boxes, 12 double cassette boxes, 2 index card boxes, 1 half-manuscript, 2 flip-top CD boxes)

The Blue Ridge Garden Club Records includes newspaper articles, scrapbooks, minutes, and treasurer and secretary papers from the Blue Ridge Garden Club. This collection showcases Watauga County, North Carolina's first organized garden club and its activities. Originally an exclusive group, the Blue Ridge Garden Club was active in Beautification Projects and coordinating a junior club. One of their main projects was the creation of the Daniel Boone Garden in 1961. The project books and club scrapbooks contain many photographs from the 1950s through the 1990s and illustrates the development of the town of Boone, North Carolina.

7 linear feet (14 boxes)

Camp Yonahlossee was a summer camp for young women founded in 1922. The camp operated until the late 1980s. This collection features materials related to camp life, administration, and history. There are extensive photographs and scrapbooks which illustrate the experience of Camp Yonahlossee from its earliest years in the 1920s until its close in the 1980s.

14.0 linear feet [13 boxes]

This collection includes a colorful 18-image folder of artist's renditions of the views inside and surrounding areas of the Endless Caverns, located in New Market, Virginia, in 1929.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This Great Smoky Mountains National Park Souvenir Folder is a colorful, 18-image accordian folder, depicting the scenes in and around this national park and featuring a brief description and history of the park.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The H.L. Snyder Presentation is a photocopy of a presentation Mr. Snyder, an attorney in Charleston, made in January 2000 about mountain top removal.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)