Oral History


This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about oral history, 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

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 Carl Ross Papers is a collection of Carl Ross' academic research and students papers, predominantly from his classes on Appalachian Culture and History. The collection includes extensive materials on the history and architecture of the Brinegar Cabin located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are also a number of materials related to Dr. Ross' passion for the Civil War and living history programs. A bulk of the collection is centered around Ross' interest in Appalachian Studies and his work in documenting the history of the region.

13.25 linear feet (17 record boxes, 3 half sized, 1 small oversize, 3 overzsize folders)

The Cove Creek, North Carolina Garage Oral History Project is the result of a class project in one of Dr. Lynne Getz's history classes, Fall 1997, involving the history of the Cove Creek, North Carolina Garage in Watauga County.

0.75 linear feet (1 half-size manuscript box & 1 CD box)

This collection is Danielle Erin Rector's class paper for Appalachian State University Class AS5015 in Fall 2008, entitled Original Fieldwork with my Grandmother, Elva Hart McMannis.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The David Isaacs Yesterday's Harvest Digital Scrapbook collection is one CD and an archival CD copy of black and white and color scanned photographs compiled by David Isaacs with some explanatory text intermingled, photographs dating back to the 1960's.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The David Mielke Papers includes correspondence, student papers, presentations, and interviews primarily relating to the courses Mielke taught while a professor at Appalachian State University.

1.0 linear feet (2 half-sized manuscript boxes and 1 audiocassette box)

The Diane Price Papers includes interviews one through four and six (no number five) in a series entitled The George Berry Interviews dating July 1995 and April 1999, transcribed in 1999.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)