James A. Goforth Collection
Scope and Contents
The Goforth Collection includes copy negatives with corresponding prints, engineering drawings, and maps relating to the develoment of railroads in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. The prints and negatives depict places along the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway. These were taken in the months from August through October 1909. The engineering drawings include specifications for bridges, tunnels, stations, pump houses, dwellings, trestles and loading platforms.
- Creation: 1887 - 1956
- Goforth, James A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
4.00 linear feet
Language of Materials
The collection is divided into three series: Series 1, Prints and Negatives; Series 2, Engineering Drawings; and Series 3, Maps and Charts
Method of Acquisition
The James A. Goforth photographs and engineering drawings were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by James A. Goforth in June 1984. The collection was opened for research in 1984.
Accruals and Additions
The materials in the addition to the James A. Goforth Collection are copies of materials loaned to the Archives of Appalachia in January 1991 by James A. Goforth. Originals were returned to Goforth during the summer of 1991. Processing of the addition was completed in November 1994.
In February 2012, Scott Jessee donated 36 sets of drawings which he had acquired from James Goforth. These drawings were incorporated into the collection in April 2013. Acquisition number 2012-043.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of original photographs unknown.
Processing of the collection was completed in July 1989 by Marie Tedesco and Georgia Greer. Jen Bingham incorporated the Jessee addition in April 2013n.
- Black Mountains (N.C.)
- Catawba River (N.C. and S.C.)
- Clinch River (Va. and Tenn.)
- Dumps Creek (Russell County, Va.)
- Holston River (Va. and Tenn.)
- Linville Falls (N.C.)
- Linville Gorge (N.C.)
- Linville River (N.C.)
- Natural Tunnel (Scott County, Va.)
- Nolichucky River (N.C. and Tenn.)
- Pumpkin Patch Mountain (N.C.)
- Roan Mountain (N.C. and Tenn.)
- Table Rock Mountain (N.C.)
- Toe River (N.C.)
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