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 National Committee for the New River Records consists of the papers of the National Committee for the New River and its members regarding its successful effort to stop construction of two American Electric Power Company hydroelectric power dams on the New River. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, transcripts of Congressional testimonies and hearings, court filings and miscellaneous information, dated from 1962 to 1976. Historical research materials date to 1912. The materials chronicle the efforts of the National Committee for the New River, the State of North Carolina, Congressional leaders, and others to prevent the American Electric Power Company from proceeding with their dam project.

24.01 linear feet (38 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 oversize box, 1 folder in cold storage, 1 oversize folder)

The Natural Bridge, Virginia Sepia Photograph collection contains an 8x10 sepia-toned photograph of the Natural Bridge in Virginia, signed by Miley, Lexington, VA, circa 1880.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Norris Dam Photographs consist of two 32" x 8" black and white photographs of Norris Dam, dated 1934. Located in Cove Creek, Tennessee, the dam is on the Clinch River. This photograph depicts construction on March 20, 1934. Heavy equipment, trucks and other construction vehicles, and people at work appear in the image.

3 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

The Patricia Duane Beaver Papers contain a wealth of information about the conferences she attended, research on Appalachia, some family and personal mementos of travels as well as books, journals and oral histories relating to Appalachian Studies.

60.0 linear feet (67 manuscript boxes, 11 CD boxes, 20 shoe box, 4 oversize flat boxes, 3 small manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript in Cold Storage, one oversize folder)

This collection is a blueprint of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, Proposed Schemes for the Retiral of Gillies Creek Trestle in Richmond, Virginia, dated February 11, 1933.

0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

This is a collection of papers by R.W. Baker on Lost River State Park and some correspondence on his paper's circulation to several people. It is dated 1934-1938.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The collection contains photographs of Baby, a sugar maple tree purported to be the largest and oldest tree in Boone and, possibly, the oldest tree in the State of North Carolina.

0.01 linear feet 1 folder