This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources that include maps, primarily of the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

Manuscript Collections

The Birmingham (Ala.) Ledger of Plat Maps is a bound cloth print ledger of Birmingham, Alabama's roadways, railways, waterways, and major land owners from circa 1910.

2 linear feet (1 box)

This collection contains students' oral history interviews, notes, final reports and other papers and audiovisual materials relating to the Blue Ridge Parkway/Basin Cove/Moses Cone Oral History Project, originating in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, circa 1975.

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript 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)

The Donald Askins Papers on Appalachian Mining Operations collection houses many slides, photographs and maps of the mining operations in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, with indexes included with the photos and slides.

1.0 linear feet (1 manuscript and 1 half-sized manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder and 1 folder in Cold Storage)

Two copies of a 58" x 19" (147cm x 49cm) plat drawn in 1939 and a flier advertising the sale of lots document the proposed development of the French Court subdivision in Giles County, Va. between the town of Narrows and the Celco Plant, a cellulose acetate manufacturing facility constructed in 1939.

0.5 linear feet (2 rolled storage boxes)

Generalized Geologic Map of Kentucky consists of one 11" x 8" color map of Kentucky illustrating the state's geology and faults.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of three binders with papers and folder maps of exploration of the Standard Pyrites Property in Cherokee County, Georgia; the exploration of the Tallapoosa Mine Area in Haralson County, Georgia; and an Appendix to Little Bob Report, Little Bob, Georgia.

0.75 linear feet (I manuscript and 1 half-sized manuscript boxes)