Local History


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 is a collection by Delmas Parker of his papers and research on black education in Ashe County (North Carolina) 1870-1964. It includes his final paper for Dr. Carl Ross of Appalachian State University, one color photo in Cold Storage, and photocopies of magazine articles.

0.02 linear feet (1 folder, 1 folder in cold storage)

This photograph collection includes the scanned images of a group of nineteen black and white photographs of Millers, Sluders, and Canters, all of whom are related to the Dollar family of Pottertown, Watauga County, North Carolina.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection includes a variety of clothing from the early 1900s through the 1930s, primarily adult women’s clothing.

Approximately 7-10 flat boxes

This collection is a typed copy of the book, Footprints on the Sands of Time: A History of South-western Virginia and North-western North Carolina, written by Dr. A.B. Cox in August 1900.

0.2 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection includes an 1884 deed of land between D.P. Mast and D.B. Dougherty, dated November 6, 1883 and registered February 29, 1884. Also included are four architectural views of J.B. Hagaman's Store, Office and Clinic in Boone, North Carolina, dated June 30, 1950, as well as three architectural prints of J.B. Hagaman's house.

2.01 linear feet(1 folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 tube)

The Dudley Lumber Company Records is a collection of an incomplete 1894 letter from Dudley Lumber Company to J.W. Cates of Burlington, North Carolina.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Dugger Family Genealogical Papers is a collection of pedigree and family charts for the ancestors of Solomon Quince Dugger, of Butler, Tennessee. The Dugger Family Genealogical Papers includes descriptions of families related to Solomon Dugger (1828-1910). The Dugger family is traced to Daniel Dugger, born in 1690 in Scotland, and migrated to eighteenth century Virginia and northwestern North Carolina

0.02 linear feet (2 folders)