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

Manuscript Collections

This collection is an invitation to celebrate the completion of the Alabama and Tennessee River Railroad to the Hundred Mile Station by giving a Public Dinner in Talladega County, Alabama, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Sy Henderson of Winchester, Tennessee.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Alexander Arts Council Records contains records from meetings, festivals, fundraising efforts, and correspondence from 1973-1983.

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

The Appalachian Resource Center Records is a collection of surveys sent in 1979 from the Center to various agencies/universities to garner information on available resources relating to studies, crafts, education, outreach programs, and publications in the southeastern states.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

This collection consists of the agendas of the second and third annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Conference, the second one being in 1979 at Jackson'Mill State 4-H Camp, West Virginia, and the third being in 1980 at Johnson City, Tennessee.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Appalachian Studies Student Alliance Collection covers the development of the Appalachian Studies Student Alliance. Papers include fliers, e-mail print-outs, surveys, posters. It is a non-incorporated, unofficial student organization for Appalachian Studies undergraduates, graduates and alumnus at Appalachian State University. This collection contains correspondence and surveys regarding the attitudes of graduate students regarding Appalachian State University's Appalachian Studies program.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Blue Ridge Garden Club Records includes newspaper articles, scrapbooks, minutes, and treasurer and secretary papers from the Blue Ridge Garden Club. This collection showcases Watauga County, North Carolina's first organized garden club and its activities. Originally an exclusive group, the Blue Ridge Garden Club was active in Beautification Projects and coordinating a junior club. One of their main projects was the creation of the Daniel Boone Garden in 1961. The project books and club scrapbooks contain many photographs from the 1950s through the 1990s and illustrates the development of the town of Boone, North Carolina.

7 linear feet (14 boxes)

Blue Ridge Parkway Association Records originate from an organization of small and large businesses focused on tourism along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The organization advertizes the businesses, produced brochures and a newsletter called the 'Mile Post', and marketed the Blue Ridge Parkway. It also worked to complete the Blue Ridge Parkway's link.

7.5 linear feet (13 archival boxes and 1 flat box)