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

Manuscript Collections

The collection contains photographs of a shawl reportedly worn by Catherine Marlowe at a ball given for George Washington's officers at Yorktown. The shawl descended through the Wiles family who were the grandchildren of Catherine Marlowe.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

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 photograph of Charles and Emily Lively is a black and white 4"x5" photograph of the two of them in vestments with Emily wearing a mortar board. Names and city are written on back. Charles and Emily Lively lived in Weston, West Virginia.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Charles Beaver (1913-1999) was an Asheville native, WWII veteran, employee of the American Enka Corporation, and participant in a large number of WWII reunions and commorative events. This collection includes materials relating to his life and work including photographs, documents of his army service, and correspondence.

9.5 linear feet (7 boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder)

Charles Town, West Virginia Photographs is a collection of twenty-nine mid-nineteenth century portraits of individuals believed to be from Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

0.02 linear feet (2 folders)

This is a collection of six black and white photographs and one newspaper clipping related to the Chatham Manufacturing Company of Elkin, North Carolina. Only one photo is dated February 23, 1955, taken by C.C. Poindexter.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection of cardstock sepia photographs consists of six 9-1/4"x 7-1/2" views of rivers, railroad tracks and bridges, and mountains around the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, undated.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)