This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about tourism, 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 includes an analysis of the Connelly’s spring water found in Connelly Springs, North Carolina, along with two testimonial booklets about the restorative powers of the spring water.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)

This one-item collection is a cardstock picture of the Cranberry Hotel in Cranberry, Mitchell County, North Carolina, circa 1890.

0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)

This collection is a booklet entitled Allegheny Mountains, 1884, with the primary purpose of proclaiming the goodness and restorative attributes of the water from the Cresson Springs.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Daniel Boone Hotel Ledger is a 15" by 13" ledger from Boone's Daniel Boone Hotel, dating from 1970s to 1976.  The Daniel Boone Hotel Ledger illustrates the financial situation of one of Boone, North Carolina's former landmarks.  It also includes one black and white photograph and negative of Daniel Boone Hotel.

3 linear feet (1 box)

This collection contains articles, correspondence, and descriptions of the trail markers along the Daniel Boone Trail erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Delaware Water Gap Stereograph is a 4.25" x 7" black and white stereoscopic photograph intended for use with a stereoscope or stereo card viewer. This card stereograph, with the caption "View at Promontory," depicts the Delaware River as it cuts across a mountain ridge to form the Delaware Water Gap.

0.01 linear feet (1 stereograph)

This small collection is a brochure entitled "The Doctor and the People Know" and features the mineral analysis of the Famous Fernwood Sulphur Spring near Morristown, Tennessee.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)