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

The F. Whitney Jones Papers consists of Dr. Jones' work with Black Mountain College and the Jargon Society, including correspondence with Jargon's founder, Jonathan Williams, and several of its authors, artists, and their works and events. Several manuscripts and poems are also included.

19 linear feet (22 boxes, 2 half-sized manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 3 shoeboxes, 2 CD boxes)

Faye Trail Deaton Collection consists of 1 loose poem written by Faye Trail Deaton and a corresponding letter briefly describing its origins.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Florence Page Muder Papers contains the poetry of Florence Page Muder, possibly from the 1960s.  This collection provides poetry of a mid-twentieth century Appalachian woman. It contains religious and patriotic themes.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger consists of thirty-two completed ledger pages of society minutes. Grassy Creek Literary Society Ledger consists of thirty-two completed ledger pages of society minutes.  The Grassy Creek Literary Society ledger illustrates the intellectual life of a rural Appalachian community. The founding president was G.M. Reeves, whose family was the original owner of the Jefferson Post.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Graydon Eggers Manuscript contains an original manuscript of Eggers' published translation of The King's Quair. The King's Quair is a 15th century poem written by King James I of Scotland. Eggers translated it from the original Middle English. His translation was published in 1972.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Greenbrier (WV) Historical Society Prints are 11x14 black and white prints of historical buildings in Lewisburg and Greenbrier County, West Virginia, drawn by N.S. Hosterman and Ashton W. Renier in 1994.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Hamner-Cleaver Manuscript is a revised draft of the screenplay for the "Where the Lilies Bloom". The 1973 motion picture "Where the Lilies Bloom" was based on Vera and Bill Cleaver's 1969 book of the same title. The premise is that in the Great Smoky Mountains region, a fourteen-year-old girl struggles to keep her family together after her father dies. The screenplay was written by Earl Hamner.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

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