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 collection is the platform brochure for George C. Peery of Tazewell, Virginia and his bid for Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for Governor of Virginia, August 1, 1933.

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The Hillsville Virginia Court Room Shootout Papers includes a CD of scanned images of newspaper articles, wanted posters, courtroom floorplans, and other related papers to this incident in 1912.

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The History of Damascus, Virginia Papers is a collection of copies of photographs, written histories, menus, and newspaper articles centered on Damascus, Virginia dating circa 1912 to 2004.

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The Horton Family Papers are a collection of documents accumulated by the Horton family of Watauga County, North Carolina. Jonathan Horton and James Crittenden Horton generated most documents.

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The Hugh McAlear, Appointment Certificate as Allegany County, Maryland Coroner collection consists of one vintage 8 x 14 certificate ascertaining the appointment of Hugh McAlear as one of the coroners of Allegany County, Maryland, dated February 20, 1844. It is signed by Theodorick Bland, Chancellor.

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The J.M. Mason Papers contains two 1888 letters from J.M. Mason about West Virginia's debt movement titled a report to the commissioners. They are marked confidential.

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This small collection is the transcribed Diary and Accounts of James C. Harper, manuscript volume 4, 1865-1867.

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