This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about war, including the Revolutionary War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.  For information about the American Civil War, see the guide on the Civil War.  Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

Alvin Dudley Tipton World War II Photographs and Papers consists of photographs, governmental documents, newspaper and magazine articles documenting the World War II service of Alvin Dudley Tipton.

3.0 linear feet (2 manuscripts, 1 shoebox, and 1 large oversize box)

This collection includes records for the Appalachian Oral History Project, a combined effort of Appalachian State University, Alice Lloyd College, Emory and Henry College, and Lees Junior College to document oral histories of the history and folklore of the central Appalachian region. Materials in this collection consist of interviews and records generated by Appalachian State University interviewers between 1973 and 1975. Records include audio interviews, administrative files, photographs, and video.

28.5 linear feet (59 boxes)

This collection is a bibliography by Betty Mae Hodges about loyalists in North Carolina during the American Revolution, prepared on index cards and papers, undated.

0.5 linear feet (1 CD box)

Charles Beaver (1913-1999) was an Asheville native, WWII veteran, employee of the American Enka Corporation, and participant in a large number of WWII reunions and commorative events. This collection includes materials relating to his life and work including photographs, documents of his army service, and correspondence.

9.5 linear feet (7 boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder)

The Charlotte Ross Papers contains her Appalachian bibliography note card collection as well as personal files relevant to the Appalachian region, American history and folklore studies. Charlotte Ross's Bibliography of Southern Appalachia is a comprehensive bibliography of Appalachian books up to 1976.

7.5 linear feet (18 index card file boxes; 7 manuscript boxes; 2 half-sized manuscript boxes; one oversized folder; and one cold-storage folder)

The Civil War Journal and Account Book includes a journal documenting an unidentified soldier's war experiences from South Carolina to Bull Run to the Hazel River in Virginia. The diary starts with the regiment's muster in date, April 13, 1861 and continues until February 1862.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Cornett Family Papers contains historical legal documents, deeds, and receipts from various members of the Cornett Family and others of Grayson County, Virginia and surrounding areas dating prior to, during, and after the Civil War.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)