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

Manuscript Collections

This collection is a recorded lecture of Dr. Pieter Barkhuizen, an Adventist evangelist, on the subject of What about the Future? a panoramic overview of kingdoms come and gone, given in Louisville, Kentucky, date unknown.

0.5 linear feet (1 CD Box)

The Edna H. Miller Winston-Salem Presbytery Church Work Papers gives a glimpse of the years Ms. Miller was President of this organization, her Bible study notes, meeting minutes, expenses, and other information between 1963 and 1969.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection consists of one 7"x10-1/2" flyer entitled "The Gift of God is Eternal Life" for Edward Stevens, Evangelist Singer, maybe circa 1900.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The materials within this collection document the history of the Episcopal Church within western North Carolina. The collection traces the formation of Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina from early missionary work in the mid 19th century up through to the modern Diocese of the 21st century.

72.0 linear feet (148 boxes, 4 half sized record boxes, 4 medium sized flat record boxes)

This collection of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Papers includes information, programs, and articles on the church's 75th anniversary which occurred November 15, 1998.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The collection consists of lists and receipts of congregants and their monetary pledges towards Pastor John Bryson Greiner's salary signed by Deacon C. [Christian] Phillippe (the name is also spelled Phillippi and Philipia). Along with the church related documents there are bills and loans from congregants concerning burial expenses, horses, and taxes.

.5 linear feet (1 half sized manuscript box)

The H.W. Jeffcoat Papers contains the papers of Herbert Warren Jeffcoat and his daughter, Cora Pearl Jeffcoat of the Watauga Mission of the United Lutheran Church.

0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)