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 Mary Nelson Carter Scrapbook is an antique scrapbook with photographs of western North Carolina and foreign lands, some identified, others not. Handwritten notes have been made on most photos, probably by Ms. Carter.

1.25 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

The Moses Cone Estate Collection is made up chiefly of correspondence concerning the operation of the Moses Cone Estate near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, especially its work in the raising of Shropshire sheep. Estate manager was A. C. Moody, and much of the materials relate to his work.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Organization on the Status of Women was created in 1973 and continued to support inquiry into issues concerning faculty women at Appalachian throughout the late 1980s. This collection is comprised of notebooks containing the minutes, reports, meeting notes, and other files regarding the organization activity.

1.25 linear feet (3 standard archival boxes)

The Patricia Duane Beaver Papers contain a wealth of information about the conferences she attended, research on Appalachia, some family and personal mementos of travels as well as books, journals and oral histories relating to Appalachian Studies.

60.0 linear feet (67 manuscript boxes, 11 CD boxes, 20 shoe box, 4 oversize flat boxes, 3 small manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript in Cold Storage, one oversize folder)

Proposed Midwifery Study Collection of Papers consists of John W. Florin's grant proposal for an academic study of the decline of midwifery in six northwestern North Carolina counties during the 1940-1960s.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Rebecca Harding Davis Papers is a collection of some of her fiction stories and articles, published in The Youth's Companion, Earthen Pitchers, and other journals.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Reverend J. Norton Atkins Papers is a collection of Atkins' correspondence, sermons, mission records, and photographs generated while he was an Episcopal priest and teacher in Ashe and Watauga Counties of North Carolina.

4.5 linear feet (9 archival boxes)