Watauga County Historical Site Survey Records,
Scope and Contents
This collection was a Watauga County architectural study of older houses, churches, stores, barns, and schools conducted by students and volunteers. Between 1988 and 1990, workers surveyed Watauga County's architecture to record buildings of historic and architectural significance. Most buildings were identified by current or historically significant owners. Standard entries contain a completed inventory form, several photograph proofs of the building's interior and exterior, and specific details about the property. The Watauga County maps which the surveyors used are also available.
- Majority of material found within 1987 - 1989
- Appalachian State University. Center for Appalachian Studies (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No Interlibrary Loan.
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.
The historical site inventory was coordinated by Dr. Carl A. Ross, former president of the Watauga County Historical Society and director of the Center of Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University. The Historic Preservation Fund of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources guided and funded this project. Appalachian Studies graduate students Deborah Thompson and Elizabeth Stevens conducted much of the research with the assistance of several volunteers.
J. Daniel Pezzoni edited a volume entitled The Architectural History of Watauga County, North Carolina based on the results of this project.
- Appalachian State University
- Bethel, North Carolina
- Center for Appalachian Studies
- North Carolina- Architecture
- North Carolina- Churches
- North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
- Ross, Carl
- Stevens, Elizabeth
- Thompson, Deborah
- Watauga County, North Carolina- Architecture
10 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 1 shoebox, 2 oversize folders)
Language of Materials
The Watauga County, North Carolina Historical Site Project was a Watauga County architectural study of older houses, churches, stores, barns, and schools conducted by students and volunteers between 1988 and 1990. The collection contains records of the project including administrative files, site survey notes, photographs, and maps.
This collection is arranged into four series: Series I: Project Materials; Series II: Historical Sites Files; Series III: Photographs; and Series IV: Maps. Series I is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Research Notes/Files and Subseries B: Administrative Files. Series II is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Surveyable Sites and Subseries B: Unsurveyable Sites. Series III is arranged by material type into two subseries: Subseries A: Photographic Prints and Subseries B: Negatives.
The Watauga County, North Carolina Historical Site Records collection was transferred from the Center for Appalachian Studies to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection.
Processed by Kathryn Staley, 1999; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, December, 2004. Reprocessed and finding aid revised by Danielle Filla, June 2014. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
- Historic buildings -- North Carolina -- Watauga County Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Watauga County (N.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- AC.112: Watauga County Historical Site Survey Records, 1906-1990
- Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Description is in English