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 Sallie Greene Allison Papers consist of family history papers, photographs, slides, correspondence, photograph scrapbooks, and other documents of Sallie Greene Allison and her family of Henderson County, North Carolina. This collection documents the life of an unmarried, educated southwestern North Carolina woman.

4.0 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript boxes, 2 small artifact boxes, 2 shoeboxes, 2 small photo boxes)

The Sarah Louisa Shull Photograph consists of a negative of Sarah Louisa Shull's photograph and a digital reproduction of this photograph as well as a two page description of Shull.  Sarah Louisa Shull (1833-1932) was a native of Watauga County, North Carolina. She is best known for her affair with David Colvert "Colb" McCanles, who was killed by James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok in 1861.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is made up of ten ribbons, some bearing names of parents/sponsors of young ladies to be presented at the Cotillion at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, in the years of 1901-1903.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The collection contains compositions, documents, photographs, recordings, and ephemera from the life and career of Tui St. George Tucker. Highlights of the collection include sketches and sheet music of original compositions, reel-to-reel recordings of Tucker's works, photographs, and ephemera from performances and events.

25.0 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 half sized, 5 flat boxes, 5 small flat boxes, 3 full sized record boxes, 3 compact disc boxes)

The Women's Studies Program at Appalachian State University (ASU) was founded in 1976 - making it the second oldest program of its kind in North Carolina. It is currently housed in ASU's University College, which consists of the university's integrated general education curriculum and interdisciplinary degree programs. The Women's Studies Program Records contain mostly administrative files dating 1970 to 2003.

24.77 linear feet (49 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 2 folders)