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Andrew Jackson Greene Collection

Identifier: AC-105

Scope and Contents

Materials include 164 notebook diaries of varying sizes (one is missing), six ledgers recording Appalachian State Teachers College faculty meetings, Silas Greene's memo book and typed transcriptions of Greene's diaries. Also included are Deborah Bell's transcriptions of some of the diaries.


  • 1906-1942


The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical Note

Andrew Jackson Greene (1883-August 12, 1942) was a life-long resident of Watauga County, North Carolina and instructor in several Watauga schools including Appalachian State Teachers College. Greene worked as farmer, public school teacher, college professor. Greene was an enthusiastic diarist maintaining regular entries from 1906 to the day before his death. He also recorded A.S.T.C. faculty meetings from January 9, 1915 to May 3, 1940. He married Polly Warren and they had three children, Ralph, Maxie, and Lester.

Missing Title

  1. Agriculture -- North Carolina -- Mabel
  2. Appalachian State Normal School
  3. Appalachian Training School for Teachers
  4. Boone, North Carolina
  5. Democratic Party -- (Watauga County, N.C.)
  6. Freemasonry
  7. Mabel, North Carolina
  8. Mabel (N.C.) -- Social life and customs
  9. National Farmers' Union
  10. Public schools -- North Carolina -- Watauga County
  11. Watauga County (N.C.) -- Religion
  12. Watauga County (N.C.) -- Education


10 Linear Feet (20 boxes)


The papers are arranged into four series: Series 1: Diaries (1906-1942), Series 2: Silas Greene Memo Book (1909-1910), Series 3: Appalachian State Teachers College Ledgers (1915-1940), and Series 4: Transcriptions (circa 1995-1997).

Acquisitions Information

The family of Andrew Jackson Greene deeded the main body of papers to the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. In May 2000, Ben Miller of Boone, North Carolina donated an additional floppy disk labeled "WordPerfect Files" which was placed in the Transcribed Series, received from John W. and Susan M. Gill of Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 2000; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June, 2004.

AC.105: Andrew Jackson Greene Collection, 1906-1942
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository