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W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Genealogy collection,

 Collection
Identifier: AC-216

Scope and Contents

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Genealogy Collection includes hundreds of genealogies from the Appalachian Region. Many families originate from, but are not limited to, northwestern North Carolina. The files are housed alphabetically by family surname. Some file names reflect a location rather than a family. The collection files vary in accuracy and thoroughness. Many contain reproductions of primary source materials. Many originated from the Appalachian State University students of Drs. Fred Hay and Valerie Maiewskij-Hay. Others have been donated by W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection patrons and natives of Ashe and Watauga Counties, North Carolina. Dr. Fred Hay's Appalachian Studies 5000 graduate students have constructed genealogies for Watauga County black families, High Country musicans, and Watauga County politicans.

Dates

  • circa 1800s-2007, undated

Creator

Language

All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Copyright Notice

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Reproductions are made only for use as personal study or research. It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

These family records and histories sometimes reflect stories handed down through the generations, and some have factual documents of births, deaths, deeds, and other records. Information varies per file.

Extent

12 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 3 CD boxes, 1 Cold Storage envelope, 1 oversize folder)

Abstract

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Genealogy Collection is a collection of various unrelated family genealogies donated to the library. Many families originate from, but are not limited to, northwestern North Carolina. The files are housed alphabetically by family surname.

Arrangement

These files are organized alphabetically by last name, with each name filed in individual folders. The dates usually reflect the date of the research paper or correspondence.

Missing Title

  1. Genealogy- Appalachian Region
  2. Genealogy- Watauga County, North Carolina
  3. Genealogy- Wilkes County (N.C.)

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Genealogy Files have been individually donated to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection over its existence. Fred Hay's Appalachian Studies 5000 students and Valerie Maiawskij-Hay's World History students created many of the included family genealogies over the years between 1994 and 2001.

A Library Oral History Project with at least eleven library staff employees native to the surrounding counties was conducted in 2003 with recorded and transcribed interviews.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, Rachel Critzer, 2004, 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley and Rachel Critzer, 2004, 2006; This collection was reprocessed in April 2014 by Anita Elliott. 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.
Title
AC.216: W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection Genealogy Collection, circa 1800's-2007, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

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)