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Elizabeth Brown Scoggins Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 45

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Brown Scoggins collection contains papers, photographs, documents, and artifacts spanning the history of Appalachian State and Watauga County from the 19th Century to the early 21st. Much of the collection is devoted to the Dougherty, Brown, and Bartlett families with a wealth of material concerning B. B. and D. D. Dougherty, founders of what would become Appalachian State University. There are also many papers and artifacts relating to the history of Appalachian State beginning with the school’s early years as Watauga Academy.

Dates

  • 1866-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1903 - 2000

Creator

Language

The materials in English.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Brown Scoggins was born August 18, 1922 in Boone, North Carolina to Rev. O. Lester and Clara Bartlett Dougherty Brown. Her family moved from Boone in 1924 after her father entered the Methodist ministry. They returned often to visit the D. D. Dougherty family in Boone and the Brown family in Ashe County. Mrs. Scoggins attended Appalachian State Teachers College for two years before graduating from Greensboro College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics. She also attended Guilford Business College in High Point. Mrs. Scoggins was a member of Boone United Methodist Church where she served as an officer in the Methodist Women's Group. She served as Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College before moving back to Boone in 1985. She also served as an officer in the Mountaineer Garden Club and the Friday Afternoon Club.

Extent

9.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Abstract

The Elizabeth Brown Scoggins collection contains papers, photographs, documents, and artifacts spanning the history of Appalachian State and Watauga County from the 19th Century to the early 21st. Much of the collection is devoted to the Dougherty, Brown, and Bartlett families with an emphasis on concerning B.B. and D.D. Dougherty, founders of what would become Appalachian State University.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series. The first series entitled “Local & Family History” is filed alphabetically provides materials related to the Bartlett, Dougherty, and Brown families as well as histories of events occurring in the history of Watauga County, North Carolina. The second series, “Appalachian State Historical,” runs chronologically and contains information on the college from its time as Watauga Academy up through its contemporary existence as Appalachian State University. The third series concerns Dr. B. B. Dougherty, one of the founders of Appalachian State University and is arranged by subject. Series four contains photographs organized by subject featuring the Dougherty, Brown, and Bartlett families as well as images from the campus of Watauga Academy and the Appalachian Training School. The fifth series holds artifacts collected by Elizabeth Brown Scoggins relating to both her family and the university. The collection also includes two oversized folders which hold such items as blueprints and certificates.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Elizabeth Brown Scoggins.

General

This collection's former identifier was UA.5187.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie.
Title
Elizabeth Brown Scoggins Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Trevor McKenzie and Cynthia Harbeson
Date
September 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
8282624975
8282624975 (Fax)