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

The Southern Gerontological Society was established in 1978 as a network of gerontology professionals, educators, researchers, and policy makers in the southern United States. The records document the membership, leadership, meetings, finances, administrative operations, publications, and programs of the Southern Gerontological Society in addition to its interactions with other state, regional, and national organizations dedicated to the concerns of aging populations.

12.5 linear feet (25 boxes)