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Andrew Jackson Greene Collection

Identifier: AC-105

Scope and Contents

Materials include 163 notebook diaries of varying sizes, six ledgers recording Appalachian State Teachers College meeting notes, Silas Greene's 1909 diary and typed transcriptions of A.J. Greene's records and diaries. Also included are Deborah Bell's transcriptions of the diaries.


  • 1906-1942


The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections. Greene descendents retain copyright of all diaries; Appalachian State University retains copyright for Appalachian State Teachers College ledgers.

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 Andrew Jackson Greene Collection consists of 163 diaries written by Greene and describing Watauga County's education system, cultural and religious life, and agriculture from 1906 to 1942.


The papers are arranged into four series: Series I. Diaries (1906-1942), Series II. Silas Greene (1909-1910), Series III. Appalachian State Teachers College Records (1915-1940), and Series IV. 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 Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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