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

Virgil Sturgill Papers and Audiovisual Materials is a collection of Sturgill's forty-nine daily diaries dating from 1919 to 1951, and audiovisual materials in various formats. A folk song singer and friend of Cratis Williams and Jesse Stuart, Sturgill provides insight into his daily life during the first half of the twentieth century and beliefs, such as service in World War I, domestic life, and his reactions to World War II and the Korean Conflict.

6.0 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 half-size manuscript box, 4 short manuscript boxes, 1 CD box, 2 shoeboxes, 1 oversize folder)

This collection consists of a Memorandum Receipt Book, showing supply credits and debits to Virginia State Guard 9th Battalion, 1942-1944. Some are medical and others, Quartermaster supplies (clothes, medals, etc.).

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of one V-Fuel Oil Ration for fuel oil, issued August 27, 1943, expiring Sept. 20, 1944 to John S. Unsetter of Jefferson, Ohio for 100 gallons of fuel oil.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Zebulon B. Vance Autographed Papers consists of a handwritten letter by Vance to Col. Samuel M. Tate of Morganton, North Carolina, dated September 28, 1868, and Vance's autograph on a small piece of paper.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)