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Watauga County (N.C.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Aldridge Family photograph

Identifier: AC-396
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a copy print made from a scan of the original photograph of the Aldridge family of Watauga County, North Carolina. The copy print was likely made in 2008. The original photograph is likely dated circa 1890s. The family members are identified on a photocopy of the print: Harrison, Buchanan (likely Melissa's mother Betsie Buchanan), Sam, Melissa, Charlotte, Davidson, Roy, and Stella.

Dates: circa 2008

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.

Dates: 1906-1942

Appalachian Consortium records

Identifier: UA 5001

The Appalachian Consortium, in operation from 1970-2004, was a nonprofit, educational organization formed by a partnership of academic institutions dedicated to preserving the history and enhancing the future of the Southern Appalachian region. This collection contains files detailing the initial organization and continuing leadership of the Consortium, its finances and correspondence, as well as its major projects, grants, publications, and conferences.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-2004; 1798-1990

Appalachian Oral History Project records

Identifier: AC-111
Abstract This collection includes records for the Appalachian Oral History Project, a combined effort of Appalachian State University, Alice Lloyd College, Emory and Henry College, and Lees Junior College to document oral histories of the history and folklore of the central Appalachian region. Materials in this collection consist of interviews and records generated by Appalachian State University interviewers between 1973 and 1975. Records include audio interviews, administrative files, photographs,...
Dates: 1850-1989; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1989

Appalachian Region Photographs collection

Identifier: AC-123

The Appalachian Region Photographs collection contains print photographs and negatives of the Appalachian region, mostly Northwestern North Carolina, but also some parts of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It contains photographs, slides, and negatives. Images include Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, and Watauga Counties, and unidentified images of towns, people, and museum exhibits.

Dates: 1905-1980, undated

Appalachian State University Oral History Projects, Audio materials and papers

Identifier: AC-669

The Appalachian State University Oral History Projects, Audio Materials and Papers Collection is a mixture of audiocassettes from several oral history projects, conferences, and events, dating in the 1970s-1980s, some of which have been positively identified as to which project the interview is related while others are not. A few transcriptions, CD copies, and duplicates are also part of this collection.

Dates: 1971-2002, undated

Betty McFarland papers

Identifier: AC-511

This collection contains some correspondence from Betty McFarland, black & white photographs, original and copies from books/newspapers with some historic information, and several historic clippings on Boone, North Carolina and area landmarks, buildings, and people.

Dates: 1958-1975, undated

Cove Creek, North Carolina Garage Oral History Project

Identifier: AC-739

The Cove Creek, North Carolina Garage Oral History Project is the result of a class project in one of Dr. Lynne Getz's history classes, Fall 1997, involving the history of the Cove Creek, North Carolina Garage in Watauga County.

Dates: Fall 1997

Cratis D. Williams papers

Identifier: AC-102

Materials in the Cratis D. Williams Papers cover the professional and private life of scholar and professor Cratis Williams, his studies in Appalachian literature, folklore and ballads, and the Appalachian Consoritum. The collection consists of materials related to Williams' work at Appalachian State University, academic and genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings of folksongs and lectures, one VHS tape, two reels of microfilm, slides, and family memorabilia.

Dates: 1783-1986; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1983

Department of History records

Identifier: UA 09.08

The Department of History was established in 1965 at Appalachian State Teacher’s College and currently offers Bachelor and Masters degrees at Appalachian State University. The Department of History Records contain files created for academic and administrative purposes including budget information, correspondence, course schedule, curricula, faculty information, departmental self-studies and special programs, in addition to other materials.

Dates: 1970-2001

Development of Public Education in Watauga County, N.C. manuscript

Identifier: UA 5141

This collection contains the draft manuscript for the booklet "Development of Public Education in Watauga County, N.C." edited by Tom Corbitt of the ASU News Bureau and published in 1976.

Dates: circa 1976

Elizabeth Brown Scoggins Collection

Identifier: UA 45

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.

Dates: 1866-2003; Majority of material found within 1903 - 2000

Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization portrait stories

Identifier: AC-737

The Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization (EKCHO) Portrait Stories collection contains color copies of twelve handwritten, autobiographical stories with hand-drawn portraits of Elk Knob Community (North Carolina) residents, and copies of them on CD.

Dates: 2009

G. M. Watson ledgers

Identifier: AC-023
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three ledgers and loose material removed from them. The ledgers date from 1923-1956 and were kept by G. M. (George Marshall) Watson, who was a minister in Watauga County, North Carolina. Ledger one documents events he officiated, included wedding and funerals. For weddings, Watson listed names and sometimes ages and dates. For funerals, he listed names and the county they resided in and sometimes their ages and death date. He also noted when the...
Dates: 1923-1956

Herman R. and Elizabeth P. Eggers papers

Identifier: UA 30.023
Scope and Contents This collection primarily contains the personal correspondence of Herman R. and Elizabeth Pennington Eggers. The correspondence includes letters written between Herman and Elizabeth, letters written to them by their daughters, Elizabeth and Isabel, and letters sent to them by Elizabeth's Pennington relations from Sweetwater, TN. Also included in the collection are some items specific to Herman's role as the Registrar for Appalachian State Teachers College, travel logs, records of their...
Dates: 1900-1991

Horton family papers

Identifier: AC-382

The Horton Family Papers are a collection of documents accumulated by the Horton family of Watauga County, North Carolina. Jonathan Horton and James Crittenden Horton generated most documents.

Dates: 1790-1932, undated

I. Harding Hughes, Jr. papers

Identifier: AC-126

The I. Harding Hughes, Jr., Papers document community life in twentieth century Valle Crucis, a small community in Watauga County, North Carolina. The collection consists of 46 oral history interviews recorded on 41 audiocassettes, research notes, news clippings and other materials Hughes used in the creation of his two books, Valle Crucis: A History of an Uncommon Place and My Valle Crucis: The Thirties.

Dates: 1983-1999, undated

J. Walter Jones, M.D. records

Identifier: AC-125

J. Walter Jones, M.D. Records contains the medical ledger books of Dr. Walter Jones of Boone, North Carolina, dating from 1903 to 1924. Each of the four ledgers contain an alphabetical index. Entries are organized by name in order of first visitation and contain date of service, charges, payment date and payment method. Entries also list type of service; i.e., visit, office, medicine, gynecological, surgical.

Dates: 1903-1924

Jerry Pope and Rebecca Williams papers

Identifier: AC-360

Jerry Pope and Rebecca Williams Papers consist of oral history interviews of twenty-five Watauga County, North Carolina residents. Jerry Pope and Rebecca Williams' Interdisciplinary Studies students produced oral history audio cassettes and respective transcripts for Pope/Williams' Fall 2001 semester course, "Through the Gates: Performances Ventures Into the Community."

Dates: 2001

Joseph A. Williams papers

Identifier: AC-380
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a broadside issues by Wilkes County, North Carolina "in the matter of Bank of Wilkes," dated August 1, 1927, paper check examples issued by the Watauga County Bank (1928-1929, 1932), a bank statement (1932) for Mrs. J. A. Williams, and a broadside announcing the reorganization of the Watauga County Bank, dated December 28, 1933. One of the paper checks belonged to the account of Rebecca Boone Tea Room: Stationery-Candies."

Dates: 1927-1933

Loyd Franklin Miller and Ola Mains Miller papers

Identifier: AC-738

The Loyd Franklin Miller and Ola Mains (Miller) Papers is a collection of correspondence and other papers, with letters written between 1925 and 1932 between the couple who later married.

Dates: 1925-1945

Martha O’Neal Watauga County collection

Identifier: AC-483
Scope and Contents

This collection contains Watauga County, North Carolina deeds, land sale notices, tax receipts, and other materials that were collected and donated by Martha O'Neal, dating back to 1887. There are 35 items in the collection.

Dates: 1887-1941

Office of the Chancellor. Herbert W. Wey Records

Identifier: UA 03.01

Dr. Herbert Wey served as Appalachian State University’s third president and first Chancellor from 1969 to 1979. The collection consists of reports, correspondence, articles, speeches, clippings, and other papers concerning the administrative operation of the campus, fund raising, student life, and academic programs of Appalachian State University.

Dates: 1950-1979

Office of the President. William H. Plemmons Records

Identifier: UA 02.02

William Howard Plemmons was the second President of Appalachian State Teachers College serving from 1955 until 1969. Materials in this collection include correspondence and subject files, newsclippings, photographs, and other printed materials relating to the administration of Appalachian State Teachers College (A.S.T.C.) during Plemmons’ presidency and his continued active involvement as President Emeritus.

Dates: 1955-1984

Photograph of John Riddle's children standing on Tweetsie engine

Identifier: AC-472

The Photograph of John Riddle's Children Standing on Tweetsie Engine is a black and white 13" x 20" photo on cardstock of two girls standing on the engine of Tweetsie Railway, in either Boone or Linville, North Carolina.

Dates: July 4, 1909

Public hearing recording

Identifier: AC-1143
Scope and Contents

The primary content of this recording is unknown until an access copy is made. It has been described as an undated recording of a public hearing about roads and/or businesses in Deep Gap, North Carolina, facilitated by Jeff Boyer.

Jeff Boyer is a professor emeritus of Anthropology at Appalachian State University and founder of the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program.

Dates: undated

Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties, North Carolina

Identifier: AC-166

The Public School Records for Avery and Watauga Counties contain public school records for selected districts of Watauga and Avery counties, primarily the Beech Mountain and Laurel Creek areas. Records cover various years from 1889 to 1932. The records provide students' ages, guardians' names, attendance and the teachers' comments. Some undated sheets included.

Dates: 1889-1932

Rickey C. Kirkpatrick papers

Identifier: UA 5201
Abstract Rickey C. Kirkpatrick came to Appalachian State University in 1980 as an assistant professor of economics. Throughout his career, he became an associate professor of economics, director of the bureau of economic and business research, and eventually assistant dean for graduate studies and external programs of the John A. Walker College of Business at ASU. Before coming to ASU, he was a visiting instructor in economics at Tulane University and an instructor in economics at Xavier. The Rickey...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1978-2001

"Sketches of Early Watauga" by Peggy Polson

Identifier: AC-718
Scope and Contents All sketches are signed and dated "P. Polson '72". Scenes of Watauga County, North Carolina depicted in the sketches include the Daniel Boone Cabin Monument, Winebarger Mill, Mast Farm, E.F. Lovill Home, the 1904 courthouse, Three Forks Baptist Church, Saw Mill at Shull's Mill, Tweetsie Railroad, J.H. Councill Home, F.A. Linney Home, Mast's Store of Valle Crucis, Tatum Cabin, Valle Crucis Mission: The Church of the Holy Cross, W.L. Bryan Home, Hardin Home: Trailway Farm, the 1889 jail,...
Dates: 1972

Unidentified Memory book (Watauga County, N. C.)

Identifier: AC-024
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one memory book. The creator is unidentified and used "Memorial Addresses of the Life and Character of Robert H. Foerderer," April 10, 1904 as the foundation of the memory book. Items are either glued to pages or pinned. The stick pins have been removed for safety purposes. There is an inscription on the inside cover that says "This book is to remember important days of the year by and to remember people by and other things." The next indicates that the book began...
Dates: 1928-1931, 1976