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

The Lewis W. Green Books and Papers are the working manuscripts and newspapers of Lewis W. Green, who published small newspapers about political and cultural events in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding counties. The collection includes working manuscripts with edits, thoughts and ideas, poetry, and almost complete runs of Green's newspapers The Native Stone, Overtones, and The Independent Torch.

15.0 linear feet (12 boxes, 7 medium flat boxes, 1 small shoebox, 1 large oversize box)

The Lord' Prayer is a single sheet of handwritten lyrics and musical arrangement. An unreadable name is in the upper right corner.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Lorin A. Baumhover Papers consists of student papers, newspaper articles, and pamphlets about Appalachian Regional topics from when he taught in West Virginia. Topics include snake-handling, economic development, characteristics of Appalachian people, and an extensive bibliography dated 1967.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Lundy Correspondence consists of one folded printed greeting from John T. Lundy and his family who lived as Methodist missionaries in Manila, Philippines.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Mabel Methodist Episcopal Church, South Sunday School was the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School for Mabel and Union communities in Watauga County, North Carolina. The collection contains names of the Mabel and Union community members who attended the local Methodist Episcopal Sunday School as well as lists Sunday School officers and teachers. Ephemera such as obituaries are also enclosed.

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Mildred McDowell Jones, a resident of Caldwell County, North Carolina, and descendant of prominent families of the area, is best known for her leadership in the restoration of Fort Defiance, the home of General William Lenoir and his descendants. Special historical interests were the American Revolutionary and Civil War periods.

3.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

The Miscellaneous Church Records consists of various church histories and records, primarily from Watauga County, North Carolina.

2 linear feet (4 boxes)