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

J. Strother Boyd's Papers are fragile and varied in content. There is one account ledger showing his boarding and other fees/purchases, and two letters, one from 'Mary' and one from the Pension Office concering a war widow's pension.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The John Regent Letter contains one typed letter dated 186- proposing the creation of a monument for the Battle of Point Pleasant.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a collection of papers, books and keepsakes of Juanita Brown Tobin, 1915-2007, of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Included are her award-winning books of poetry and personal scrapbooks, along with hundreds of original poems and prose by Tobin and other authors.

28 linear feet (21 manuscript, 13 half-manuscript, 3 flats, 3 shoeboxes, 5 records, 1 3' oversize box)

The Knotted Bedspread Collection is a collection of materials related to the handicraft of knotted bedspread-making. This collection contains black and white photographs of knotted bedspreads, a related academic paper regarding Watauga County knotted bedspread, and one notebook containing the names of Watauga County women.

0.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

The Louise Robbins Broyhill Collection contains her speeches from her husband's various campaigns.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection consists of one small (2-1/4x2-1/4 inch square) advertisement for Madam Thompson Perfect Hair Straightner [sic] stating None Genuine Wihtout [sic] This Signature, and it is signed James C. Thompson.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Dr. Margaret McFadden was professor of Women's Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at Appalachian State University, 1975-2009, and for a time, was chair of the Department of Women's Studies. These records contain McFadden's papers relating to her career as professor and chairperson, and date 1910-2009.

12.5 linear feet (21 manuscript boxes, 1 flat top archival box, 1 shoebox sized archival box)