This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about literature, 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 of papers by and about Rev. L. Grady Burgiss of Yadkin County, North Carolina contains examples of his writings and several newspaper articles honoring his life of 91 years.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The La Moderne Latrine Corporation Catalog is a handmade book of humor, displaying hand-drawn pictures of several, colorfully described toilet options.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Leo Finkelstein Papers contain materials relating to Leo Finkelstein, resident of Asheville, North Carolina, the Asheville Lions Club, Elks Club, and the Beth Ha-Tephila Cemetery in Asheville. It contains computer discs, notes, scrapbooks, book drafts, correspondence, photographs, programs, fliers, and other materials related Leo Finkelstein, his wife Sylvia, and the Jewish Community in Asheville, North Carolina, with some items duplicated on paper and in media formats.

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

The Leonora W. Wood Papers is a collection of a paper written by her, circa 1936, First Survey of Savage River Dam Section made by William May and Representatives of the King of England and Thomas Lord Fairfax and three copies of photographs of Mayo campsite, where Savage River enter the Potomac and the present Fairfax Stone.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Lewis Shaw Materials contains Lewis Shaw's manuscript in two stages of revision about Linville and Avery County, North Carolina and its inhabitants,

0.02 linear feet (2 folders)

The Lewis W. Green Books and Papers are the working manuscripts and newspapers of Lewis W. Green, who published small newspapers about political and cultural events in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding counties. The collection includes working manuscripts with edits, thoughts and ideas, poetry, and almost complete runs of Green's newspapers The Native Stone, Overtones, and The Independent Torch.

15.0 linear feet (12 boxes, 7 medium flat boxes, 1 small shoebox, 1 large oversize box)

The Lord' Prayer is a single sheet of handwritten lyrics and musical arrangement. An unreadable name is in the upper right corner.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)