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

This collection is a handwritten receipt to Jacob Bousman, November 22, 1794 to ferrage 2 waggons, horses & drivers with Gen Lee's Baggage, no destination.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

George Armstrong Custer (1839–1876) was a United States Army Officer and Calvary Commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. This collection consists of two items of handwritten correspondence between George A. Custer and other military officials in 1869 and 1870, respectively.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

J. Strother Boyd's Papers are fragile and varied in content. There is one account ledger showing his boarding and other fees/purchases, and two letters, one from 'Mary' and one from the Pension Office concering a war widow's pension.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

James Thomas Broyhill (August 19, 1927- ), a Representative and a Senator from North Carolina. Born in Lenoir, North Carolina to James Edgar and Satie Hunt Broyhill. Elected November 1962 as a Representative to the Eighty-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses. Second longest acting Congressman in the history of North Carolina. Resigned as a Representative July 14, 1986 upon appointment to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John East. Served as State Senator from July 14, 1986 to November 10, 1986. Unsuccessful candidate for election to the Senate seat in 1986. Served as the Secretary, North Carolina Department of Economic and Community.

535 linear feet (1,132 boxes)

The Johnny Rhymer Music and Papers gives a wide assortment of items and memorabilia collected in the life of a fiddler/singer from western North Carolina in the 1940s and 1950s, along with pieces of his and his wife's families' histories and everyday labor and struggles, from old photographs and song lyrics to World War II literature and photographs to Rhymer's musical career and samples of his actual music.

6.0 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 envelope in cold storage)

This collection is a photocopied journal of one man's tour of duty in France in World War I. In it, Joseph Gordon Greenwood briefly descriibes his daily life for almost a year during the war.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Keith Blalock Collection is a series of government documents (photocopied from the collection in the National Archives) regarding Keith Blalock and his attempt to receive veteran's pension.

0.25 (1 box)