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

The Monta Vista Memory Gardens Zinc Reverse Print Blocks are two blocks that were used in printing brochures for this cemetery.

1.0 linear feet (1 medium-large flat box)

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)

This collection is a bill for shoe repair by P.B. Sibole for Mr. Crabill dated July 2-7, 1854. It is handwritten and in good condition.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Public Works and Prosperity with Roosevelt Collection consists of a 1933 broadside entitled, "Public Works and Prosperity with Roosevelt." It announces that McCrary Company will assist towns to apply for federal grants for federally funded public works.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Pulaski Foundry and Machine Co. Inc. Paperweight contains one paperweight measuring 4" x 2.5". The illustration shows the shop buildings of the Pulaski Foundry and Machine Co. Inc. This paperweight exemplifies the merchandizing of Appalachian businesses as well as provides the appearance of the Pulaski Foundry and Machine Co. Inc. buildings.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

The Reverend Doctor Goodridge Wilson Papers is a collection of Dr. Wilson's correspondence and research of several Virginia counties' history, along with a bibliography of his library and several black and white photos of the area and local people.

1.0 linear feet

This Southern Railway System Trip Passes consists of passes issued to various people traveling on the Southern Railway System in different cities, different dates. They date from 1943-1970, some belonging to retired railway employees.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)