Photographs

Overview

This guide includes secondary source resources about photographs, primarily in the Appalachian region, and manuscript collections (primary sources) that include photographs. 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 includes records for the Appalachian Oral History Project, a combined effort of Appalachian State University, Alice Lloyd College, Emory and Henry College, and Lees Junior College to document oral histories of the history and folklore of the central Appalachian region. Materials in this collection consist of interviews and records generated by Appalachian State University interviewers between 1973 and 1975. Records include audio interviews, administrative files, photographs, and video.

28.5 linear feet (59 boxes)

This collection contains some correspondence from Betty McFarland, black & white photographs, original and copies from books/newspapers with some historic information, and several historic clippings on Boone, North Carolina and area landmarks, buildings, and people.

1.75 linear feet (1 half-size manuscript box and 1 flat newspaper box)

Beulah C. Campbell is a retired children’s literature and elementary education professor at Appalachian State University. Her collection includes Campbell's personal files, her collection of original illustrations for children's books, materials related to various authors and illustrators of children's books, administrative files related to Campbell's collection of children's book illustrations, and materials related to a memorial for Reverend Paul Burt, a friend of Campbell.

125 linear feet (9 manuscript boxes, 1 record carton, 33 flat boxes, 25 oversized boxes, 2 audio boxes, 1 oversized folder, and one folder in cold storage)

This collection is two cardstock-backed photographs of the construction of the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina, circa 1890.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)

The Blackburn Farms Collection is a collection of family mementos, quilts, photographs, correspondence, financial papers, books of art and history, family Bibles, phonograph recordings, and other materials. The Blackburn family lived in Ashe County, North Carolina.

58.0 linear feet (31 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

This collection includes a tourist's souvenir folder of Blowing Rock and Boone, North Carolina showing scenes of the mountains and area tourist attractions.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of two items from Bluefield, West Virginia. First is a company receipt from W.H. Coffman Coke Company to H.B. Staley of Marion, Virginia dated March 2, 1896. Second is a scenic postcard of Bluefield dated May 20, 1915.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

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