This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about women, primarily in the Appalachian region. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

The "Mother Memories" is a three page manuscript sheet music by Nancy B. Peterson and Charmian Thomas Weatherly. In memory of Mrs. Emma L. Thomas. This song, written by Appalachian Virginian women, romanticizes one's mother.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

"The Masterpiece" is Mrs. Echol Trusley's undated two page description of Louise Fletcher's work at the Norton Good Will Center, a mission of the Woman's Missionary Union of Virginia in Norton, Virginia. This brief document describes the Progressive women's mission work in the Virginian mountains.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

"We Have Some Writers" is one sheet printing of Phyllis Wilson Moore's "We Have Some Writers" as it appeared in Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Education Awareness. Volume 3, No. 1, Winter-Spring 1995. Phyllis Wilson Moore is one of West Virginia's turn of the twentieth century literary figures.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Alice Justice Kinder Manuscript contains the proof copies of the novel, The Call of the Kentucky Mountains: A Sequel to Willie-Boy by Alice J. Kinder and her father William M. Justice. Willie-Boy and The Call of the Kentucky Mountains: A Sequel to Willie-Boy was based on an autobiography written by William Justice prior to his death in 1968. Kinder adapted and published it.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Allen High School, originally named the Allen Industrial Training School, was a girls' private boarding school located in Asheville, North Carolina, which served the African-American population from 1887 to 1974. The collection includes photographs, annuals, brochures, letters, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Allen School and Winifred Wrisley's relationship to the school as Music Teacher and to the United Methodist Church.

12.0 linear feet (19 boxes)

The collection contains information from the Alnwick Bedspreads company, including correspondence, magazine articles, ephemera, and photographs.

3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)

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)