University History


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

Manuscript Collections

This collection contains the draft manuscript for the booklet "Development of Public Education in Watauga County, N.C." edited by Tom Corbitt of the ASU News Bureau and published in 1976.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The Diane Price Papers includes interviews one through four and six (no number five) in a series entitled The George Berry Interviews dating July 1995 and April 1999, transcribed in 1999.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection includes a variety of clothing from the early 1900s through the 1930s, primarily adult women’s clothing.

Approximately 7-10 flat boxes

The Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO) Portrait Stories collection contains color copies of twelve handwritten, autobiographical stories with hand-drawn portraits of Elk Knob Community (North Carolina) residents, and copies of them on CD.

0.25 linear feet (1 small CD box, 1 oversize folder)

Ella W. Thompson and her husband Dr. Lloyd LeRoy Hobbs were students at Appalachian State Teacher's College from 1933 to 1937. This collection of scrapbooks, memorabilia and publications documents their experiences at ASTC including correspondence with family and friends.

7.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 records carton, 6 oversize boxes)

The Faculty Senate Records collection contains files collected by the chairs of the Senate of the actions of the Senate, Board of Governors, Board of Trustees, and Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina. More files will be added as archival copies are collected. At the present, the Faculty Senate Records contain mostly administrative files and meeting minutes dating 1967-2006.

44 linear feet (84 manuscripts, 1 half-manuscript, 1 records box, 2 shoeboxes)

Human Resource Services facilitates greater effectiveness through the merit-based recruitment and selection of top employees, and helps in the administration of policies and procedures that support faculty and staff. Wit records dating 1973-2001, the collection of Human Resource Services contain memos, reports, handbooks, financial information and minutes, dating 1973-2001.

5.84 linear feet (14 standard archival boxes)