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 is a letter from Bruce Crawford to Earl [last name unknown], October 5, 1972. Also included is a "List of Magazines and Books Containing Articles by Bruce Crawford."

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Materials in the Camp Catawba and Vera Lachmann Papers cover the operation of a summer camp for boys from 1944 to 1970. Also featured are materials related to the camp's founder Vera Lachmann, a poet and educator of German-Jewish background who sought refuge in the United States at the beginning of World War II. The collection contains information on Camp Catawba's history, correspondence with campers and counselors, poetry composed by Lachmann, Lachmann's personal correspondence, and ephemera and sound recordings from Camp Catawba.

15 linear feet (5 record cartons, 3 half sized, 3 flat oversize, 3 small media boxes, 1 shoe box, 1 small medallion container)

This collection holds a postcard-sized printed poem, "St. Peter Said, 'That's Good Enough' and He Walked On Through." It was printed as a memento for Cathy Smith Bowers induction as Poet Laureate of North Carolina in 2010.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection houses various drafts with edit notes from Cecelia Conway's Colonializing Appalachian (or Slashing the Homemade Quilt) in Denise Giardina's 'Storming Heaven', written in the mid to late 1990's, and videos of Ora Watson's performances of Appalachian mountain music in 1992.

2.0 linear feet (1 manuscript box, 1 records and 1 CD box)

The records of the Center for Appalachian Studies, located at Appalachian State University, gives some history of the Center, its functions, its projects, and key people in its operations. The Center's records gives evidence of the activities that seek to encourage to study and invest in the region and its social, economic, and cultural development.

19.0 linear feet (31 manuscript boxes, 3 half-size manuscript, 2 shoeboxes, 1 small and 1 medium flats)

This collection is a small 14-page typed booklet Contract Jingles by Charles Griffith Moses, printed by C.A. Hamill, Cinderella, West Virginia, 1939.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection includes a single receipt from the bookseller to Mr. Henry A. Hoffman of Providence, Rhode Island, for the book, Stevenson's Edinburgh, first edition, dated March 27, 1922.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)