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

Camp Yonahlossee was a summer camp for young women founded in 1922. The camp operated until the late 1980s. This collection features materials related to camp life, administration, and history. There are extensive photographs and scrapbooks which illustrate the experience of Camp Yonahlossee from its earliest years in the 1920s until its close in the 1980s.

14.0 linear feet [13 boxes]

Carolyne Jane Hamlin Badgett graduated from Appalachian State Teachers College with a B. S. degree in 1961. This collection consists of photocopies of letters written to Carolyne Hamlin Badgett during her freshman year of college at ASTC.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The Council on Appalachian Women Records contains records related to the activities of the Council on Appalachian Women (CAW) activities.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection includes a variety of clothing from the early 1900s through the 1930s, primarily adult women’s clothing.

Approximately 7-10 flat boxes

Dr. Carrol Waymon Interview consists of a compact disc recording of an interview with Dr. Carrol Waymon on National Public Radio station WNCW. This interview covers the childhood and music career of his sister, singer Nina Simone.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Eliza Carrico Strider Photograph consists of one 2" x 4" carte-de-viste image of Eliza Carrico Strider, the second wife of Samuel W. Strider. Date on the back is given as 1866.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Florence Page Muder Papers contains the poetry of Florence Page Muder, possibly from the 1960s.  This collection provides poetry of a mid-twentieth century Appalachian woman. It contains religious and patriotic themes.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)