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

North Carolina Moonshine Papers is a collection of indictments for the production and sale of illicit alcohol in southwestern North Carolina. Many of these indictments originated in the counties of Buncombe, Cleveland, Gaston, Polk, and Rutherford.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

The Patricia Duane Beaver Papers contain a wealth of information about the conferences she attended, research on Appalachia, some family and personal mementos of travels as well as books, journals and oral histories relating to Appalachian Studies.

60.0 linear feet (67 manuscript boxes, 11 CD boxes, 20 shoe box, 4 oversize flat boxes, 3 small manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript in Cold Storage, one oversize folder)

The Paul M. Fink Papers contains a collection of materials related to East Tennessee, primarily Jonesborough and Washington County. Some papers were generated by residents of the State of Franklin. Other documents include court documents, slave emancipation and other slave records, school documents, autographs, and histories of Washington County, Tennessee.

2.76 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 cold storage envelope, 1 oversize folder)

This collection is a tri-folded brochure You Can't Do This THEN-The J.P. Question about the 1940 vote to change a Constitutional amendment about the justice of the peace system.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Public Works and Prosperity with Roosevelt Collection consists of a 1933 broadside entitled, "Public Works and Prosperity with Roosevelt." It announces that McCrary Company will assist towns to apply for federal grants for federally funded public works.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is two letters from N.D. Ward, one addressed to Becky and Samuel and dated December 12, 1966. The other has no date or saluation, but its first sentence leads one to believe it is to Becky and Samuel, regarding their common ancestors and neighbors.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of public appeals to help, brochures and pamphlets explaining court cases and defenses, blank petitions, and a typed chronology of the case of the Scottsboro Boys. Materials are dated 1931-1941.

2.01 linear feet (1 folder, 1 oversize folder)