Local History

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources relating to local history in Watauga County and surrounding counties (Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, and Wilkes). 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, the William Stewart Scott Papers, includes the photographs and memoirs of Stewart Scott, a West Jefferson, North Carolina resident. Mr. Scott was born near Mill Creek in Ashe County, NC, and spent much of his life in Ashe County. He began taking photographs when he returned from World War II, and continued for over 40 years until his death in 2004. The collection contains family photographs, landscapes, and photographs of flora and fauna in the Ashe County area.

5.5 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 records carton, 4 CD boxes, 22 boxes in cold storage)

The Zeb Shook Papers contain Shook's personal correspondence, memoirs, and research materials on Wild Bill Hickok and western North Carolina education, especially Boone Fork Institute and the Stanley McCormick School.

0.75 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

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