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

Ralph Fickel was a rock and ice climber in North Carolina who attended Appalachian State University and served as a guide and teacher to beginner and more advanced climbers. His papers include his climbing journals, notes, and hand-drawn notes as well as correspondence, equipment catalogs, and organizational brochures. His interests in climbing, geography, and military history are represented in this collection.

6.5 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders)

Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River consists of the poster of the Rules and Regulations of the Navigation Company of Coal River and William H. Dean's "Steamboat Whistles on the Coal" from West Virginia History, which details the history of the Navigation Company of Coal River.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Senator Jim Sasser Papers relating to the Melungeon Tribes of Tennessee contains various papers as well as a letter about the status of the Big South Fork National Recreation Area in Tennessee in 1979.

0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

This is a collection of eight audiocassettes from the 1982 Southern Anthropological Society conference, featuring speakers on topics of Appalachia.

0.5 linear feet (1 CD shoebox)

This collection includes nine black and white photographs of the Tellico River and Bald River Falls in Monroe, County, Tennessee. Many of the photographs include personal, handwritten notes.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Tennessee Valley Authority Collection of photographs includes twenty-eight photographs taken of Wheeler Dam, Pickwick Dam, Wilson Dam, machinery, turbine rooms, workers' homes, and other aspects concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority. Most photographs are not dated. The dated photographs are labeled either 1923 or 1938. Tennessee Valley Authority illustrates, through black and white photographs, the Tennessee Valley Authority's machinery, dams and worker's home from the early twentieth century.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of proposed development of the Tugaloo River Corridor, located in Stephens County, Georgia. There are copies of maps, propositions, environmental site assessment, and other papers concerning this project.

1.5 linear feet (1 oversize folder)