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

This diary collection is from Frances Wilson Osborne of Bristol, Tennessee and dates from the 1920s and 1930s. Her great-grandson transcribed some entries to a typed format with personal notes included.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The G. W. F. Harper Family Diary Transcriptions are photocopies of typewritten transcriptions of the diaries of Major G. W. F. Harper of Caldwell County, North Carolina, his wife Ella Rankin Harper and her sister Emma Rankin. Harper kept diaries from 1841 to 1921 and writes about his Confederate Army service, however, the majority of the diaries date from 1881 to 1921.

2 linear feet (4 boxes)

The Harper-Beall Family Papers consist of nineteenth-century correspondence, medical advertisements, and financial documents from the Beall and Harper families of Lenoir, North Carolina and Davidson County, North Carolina.

James Harper of Lenoir, North Carolina and his daughter Mary "Mollie" Beall and son-in-law Robert Beall generated the majority of this collection. The collection documents the life of a North Carolina Foothill upper-class family involved in business, medicine, and politics.

3.25 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 leather bag)

The Henry D. Shapiro Papers contains an early manuscript of Appalachia on our mind: the Southern mountains and mountaineers in the American consciousness, 1870-1920. Also contains correspondence and academic articles related to Shapiro's research on Appalachian identity and missionary workers in the Appalachian Region.

Henry Shapiro was an early Appalachian Studies scholar who helped expand understanding of the Appalachian stereotype and the mission movement's role in its development.

7 linear feet (3.5 boxes)

The Hollins College Euzelian Society Photograph consists of one 14" x 10.5" black and white photograph of the Hollins College' Euzelian Literary Society, circa 1896.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection contains correspondence, notebooks, pictures and other items regarding Ina Rose Greer (later Ina Rose Greer Akers) of Marion, Virginia. Items in this collection give examples of social activities and courtship practices in Appalachia circa 1916-1917.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

Inez Wieczorek Scrapbook is one book with music notations. This scrapbook contains many newspaper articles, programs, and bulletins of mid-1920s Chattanooga area music recitals. It also contains some of Wieczorek's compositions and correspondence.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)