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

This is a collection of United States Department of Agriculture Meteorological Records from observers at the station in Hickory, North Carolina for years between 1915 and 1944, relaying daily statistics of temperatures, precipitation, winds, and miscellaneous phenomena.

1.0 linear feet (1 box)

The Jack Jeffers Photography Collection contains over 700 matted photographic prints, many framed, of the Appalachian region. The majority of photographs were taken in Virginia and West Virginia.

112.75 linear feet (34 oversize boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 67 matted photographs, 160 framed photographs, 2 baskets)

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 records cover the production history of the Katuah Journal. Contained within the records are correspondence, publication information, article submissions, and financial information. The editorial layouts for issues 12 through 39 are included as are a full run of the Journal spanning nearly a decade. Also included are photographs of events related to the Journal and a film on the publication.

30.5 linear feet (21 manuscript boxes, 6 flat boxes, 1 large flat box, 1 compact disc box, 1 record box, 1 rolled storage)

Kelly Bennett (1890-1974) was an active civic leader in the Great Smoky Mountains during the mid-Twentieth Century and served as a local and state elected official for Swain County as well as in many civic organizations such as the Cherokee Historical Association, Inc. and the Western North Carolina Associated Communities. The Kelly Bennett Papers consist of personal correspondence and interests, as well as Bennett's work with various organization dedicated to the development of the parks and roadways of western North Carolina and the Cherokee Historical Association.

12 linear feet (18 manuscript boxes, 1 half-sized, 1 6"x8", 1 lg. flat and 1 med. flat box)

This collection is a scrapbook on newsprint pad of newspaper clippings on the mineral, gas and oil companies' efforts to obtain mining rights/leases on land in Western North Carolina in the late 1970s-1982. Clippings date 1970-1982 and come from several different newspapers about various companies contacting residents for these leases. There is also a handwritten list of some of the clippings in a folder within the box.

1.5 linear feet (1 oversize box)

Nantahala National Forest Day Books consist of four 3" x 5" day books of H.B. Donaldson, a junior ranger at the Nantahala National Forest, during the 1930s. These diaries contains Donaldson's daily mileage, location, and activities while at the Georgia Camp F-9 of Lakemont, Georgia, which employed CCC employees. He also names of some employees and includes weather descriptions. During this era, Nantahala National Forest was culling their forests.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)