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 Delaware Water Gap Stereograph is a 4.25" x 7" black and white stereoscopic photograph intended for use with a stereoscope or stereo card viewer. This card stereograph, with the caption "View at Promontory," depicts the Delaware River as it cuts across a mountain ridge to form the Delaware Water Gap.

0.01 linear feet (1 stereograph)

This photograph collection includes the scanned images of a group of nineteen black and white photographs of Millers, Sluders, and Canters, all of whom are related to the Dollar family of Pottertown, Watauga County, North Carolina.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Donald Askins Papers on Appalachian Mining Operations collection houses many slides, photographs and maps of the mining operations in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, with indexes included with the photos and slides.

1.0 linear feet (1 manuscript and 1 half-sized manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder and 1 folder in Cold Storage)

This collection of Doris (Miz M) Martin Gabbard Michael includes black and white photographs and narratives of bits of her life. A original poem and sketches for Miz M’s book are also included.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)

This is a restored black and white photograph of Dr. & Mrs. William Hale. Included also are their birth and death information. They were reportedly from the Gray, Tennessee area.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a collection of color photographs and slides of Dr. William Gilbert Spencer, Stanley Hicks, Jean Ritchie, and Leonard Glenn, along with students in Dr. Spencer's Dulcimer Classes at Appalachian State University. Most were dated 1980's.

0.04 linear feet (4 folders)

The Dr. [George G.] Keener Photographs collection consists of two sepia photographs connected to Dr. [George G.] Keener who practiced medicine in Kingsport and Jonesboro, Tennessee in the early 1900's. One features his home in Jonesboro, the other of his horse, named either Bess or Katie (both names appear on the photo).

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)