Politics and Government


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

Manuscript Collections

This single-item collection is a small handbill announcing a public speaking engagement of Dr. William Moseley Brown at the Buckingham, Virginia court house on October 4, 1929. Brown was speaking as a candidate for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

A collection of receipts and letters to E.G. Sutherland of Hillsville, Virginia, there are four receipts to Sutherland and two letters from N.P. Oglesby to Sutherland in 1897.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a collection of three handwritten record books filled with early American historical facts about presidents, states, especially Virginia and West Virginia, Native Americans, and a myriad of other topics.

1.0 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

The Ed Broyhill Collection consists of four campaign materials from Ed Broyhill's unsuccessful U.S. Congress campaign in 2004.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Edmond Spencer Blackburn Papers concern Blackburn's Congressional and legal career and his family. Edmond Blackburn was a native of Watuaga County, North Carolina. A Republican, he had an extensive political career including the U.S. Congress from March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1903 and from March 4, 1905 until his death in 1912.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The collection contains transcriptions of court records from Ashe County, North Carolina. The records consist predominantly of minutes of court proceedings and decisions from 1806 through 1859. Of particular interest are minutes detailing land transfers and probate courts.

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

This collection is a Chamber of Commerce Brochure addressing the attributes of Elizabethton, Tennessee in 1928-1929.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)