Land and Land Use

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about land and land use, 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 collection consists mainly of research papers from Appalachian Studies students of Dr. Patricia Beaver, along with assorted research materials and photographs used. Beaver and students presented at the 2005 Washington, DC conference of the Appalachian Teaching Project on the subject of the establishment of the Elk Knob State Natural Area (papers included).

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Observation Tower and Grave of Professor Mitchell Photograph contains one undated black and white photograph of the Mt. Mitchell Observation Tower and grave of Elisha Mitchell, who measured Mount Mitchell, North Carolina's tallest mountain.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection contains two real estate brochures from the Old North State Land Company, promoting Marion, North Carolina as a wonderful place to live and work, and advertising their property.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Paris F. French Papers includes tax receipts, promissory notes, deeds and survey, insurance assessments, and correspondence of Mr. French and/or his wife Josephine, dated between 1886 and 1932.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Paul A. Rockwell Manuscript is a manuscript of a speech about maps, particularly from North Carolina. The speech was presented before the Western North Carolina Historical Association on October 27, 1956. Rockwell sent the manuscript to the Appalachian State Teachers College Library.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a small collection of correspondence and newspaper clippings about Mrs. Pearl Beasley.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection contains Profile Information on Pike County, Kentucky, and several interviews concerning the housing situation after the 1977 floods in the area. Interviews were with local people and administrators of HUD, disaster and emergency services, and development corporations.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

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