This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about industry, 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 collection consists of three binders with papers and folder maps of exploration of the Standard Pyrites Property in Cherokee County, Georgia; the exploration of the Tallapoosa Mine Area in Haralson County, Georgia; and an Appendix to Little Bob Report, Little Bob, Georgia.

0.75 linear feet (I manuscript and 1 half-sized manuscript boxes)

Hazleton, Pennsylvania Coal Calculation Ledger contains one ledger with calculations of coal for Hazleton, Pennsylvania lands.  The ledger contains approximately 100 filled pages of statistics of various coal companies with their respective amount of coal mined, exhausted, virgin, thickness, and pillars.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of two account ledgers, thirty color photographs, and a small amount of correspondence relating to Helton Woolen Mills of Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina, dating 1917-1935.

2.0 linear feet (2 ledger boxes and 1 envelope in Cold Storage)

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)

This collection is an order confirmation from Liverpool Salt and Coal Company, Hartford City, West Virginia to Hull and Staley Company in Marion, Virginia, dated March 7, 1905.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of one Balance Due bill from Love & Love, a building supplies dealer in Red Springs, North Carolina, to J.W. Cates in the amount of $69.23, dated August 31, 1891.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Mary Alice Flannagan Collection consists of two scrapbooks created circa 1930 with over 250 lumber samples. This collection illustrates the various types of lumber used in the early Twentieth Century.

2 linear feet (2 boxes)