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

Kenneth Baldwin Artwork consists of approximately fifty charcoal, pastels, and watercolors by Army Sergeant Kenneth Baldwin of Greenville, South Carolina. Baldwin illustrates the peoples and scenery of India, Burma, and China as well as army experiences.

2.0 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box and 1 flat box)

The Leo Finkelstein Papers contain materials relating to Leo Finkelstein, resident of Asheville, North Carolina, the Asheville Lions Club, Elks Club, and the Beth Ha-Tephila Cemetery in Asheville. It contains computer discs, notes, scrapbooks, book drafts, correspondence, photographs, programs, fliers, and other materials related Leo Finkelstein, his wife Sylvia, and the Jewish Community in Asheville, North Carolina, with some items duplicated on paper and in media formats.

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

The Loyd Franklin Miller and Ola Mains (Miller) Papers is a collection of correspondence and other papers, with letters written between 1925 and 1932 between the couple who later married.

0.25 linear feet (1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

The Mazie Jones Levenson Photographs and Papers collection primarily focuses on the 1937 U.S. Marine experience of her brother, John Walter Jones, Jr., in China, including his scrapbook, company photographs, and souvenirs.

1.5 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

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 Mildred Teague Papers contain the letters, photographs, and yearbooks of former Appalachian State Teachers College student Mildred Elizabeth Teague of Boone, North Carolina. The letters detail life during World War II as written by her brother Horace Greeley "Butch" Teague.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Paul M. Fink Papers contains a collection of materials related to East Tennessee, primarily Jonesborough and Washington County. Some papers were generated by residents of the State of Franklin. Other documents include court documents, slave emancipation and other slave records, school documents, autographs, and histories of Washington County, Tennessee.

2.76 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 cold storage envelope, 1 oversize folder)