Literature

Overview

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 spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

This collection is Patricia Kilby's index of Cratis Williams' 1600-page thesis, "The Southern Mountaineer in Fact and Fiction" written in 1961. Her index was produced in 2002. It includes her original index cards, a printed copy, and digital copies.

2.25 linear feet (4 4x6 shoeboxes and 1 half-sized manuscript box)

The small collection's lists offer the researcher of Pearl S. Buck's works a good beginning point, giving publisher and year of publication in most cases.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of photographs and information found in a promotional fundraising packet from Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Inc. from Perkasie, Pennsylvania in 1991.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Pedro T. Slone Papers includes two original manuscripts by Slone, a genealogy paper The Way of Life in Turner's Creek Valley Sixty Years Ago and Historical Sketch of Ferrum, Virginia, along with a letter from Slone's son who donated the manuscripts.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of one manuscript, author unknown, entitled Penland School of Handicrafts, dating 1949, giving facts and history of the school and its people.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Peter Meaney Correspondence is one letter dated June 26, 1980 to John McGwigan of Enfield, North Carolina from Peter Meaney, the author of Civil War Engagement at Cool Spring. This letter gives additional context to the book Civil War Engagement at Cool Spring and Meaney's interest in the Confederacy.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a collection of papers by R.W. Baker on Lost River State Park and some correspondence on his paper's circulation to several people. It is dated 1934-1938.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

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