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

Munsey Poole Collection consists of a typed copy of the story of Caty Sage, a Virginia Colonial era American Indian.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Muriel Miller Dressler Papers is a small collection of Dressler's poetry, photographs and publication drafts. There are also several items and some information and photos of author Earl Hamner.

4.5 linear feet (2 flat boxes and 4 manuscript boxes, 1 CD box)

The Nelson Bond Autographed Note is a single typed note to Jim [likely Jim Presgraves of Bookworm and Silverfish], stating his new book, Other Worlds than Ours, would be coming out in October (2005).

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This North Georgia Survey Book collection consists of one small memo book believed to be from northern Georgia. Notes are in pencil, beginning July 6, 1900 and last entry being November 30, 1900.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is an original manuscript from O.C. Helton about his family/ancestors, one in particular, his Uncle Babe Wallen (Evan, Jr.) of the Tennessee mountains in the early 20th century.

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 Patricia Duane Beaver Papers contain a wealth of information about the conferences she attended, research on Appalachia, some family and personal mementos of travels as well as books, journals and oral histories relating to Appalachian Studies.

60.0 linear feet (67 manuscript boxes, 11 CD boxes, 20 shoe box, 4 oversize flat boxes, 3 small manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript in Cold Storage, one oversize folder)