Blacks in Appalachia. Edited by Turner William H. and Cabbell Edward J. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1985
Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian South. John C. Inscoe, Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2008
Waters, Darin J. 2012. Life Beneath The Veneer: The Black Community In Asheville, North Carolina From 1793 to 1900. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. https://doi.org/10.17615/bte1-
Academic Journal Articles
Judson, Sarah. "I Am a Nasty Branch Kid": Women's Memories of Place in the Era of Asheville's Urban Renewal." The North Carolina Historical Review 91, no. 3 (2014): 323-50. http://www.jstor.org.proxy177.
Waters, Darin J., Gene Hyde, and Kenneth Betsalel. "In-Between the Color Lines with a Spy Camera: The Appalachian Urban Folk Photography of Isaiah Rice." Southern Cultures 23, no. 1 (2017): 92-113. https://www-jstor-org.
Waters, Darin J. “Philanthropic Experimentation: George Vanderbilt, the YMI, and Racial Uplift Ideology in Asheville, North Carolina, 1892–1906.” North Carolina Historical Review 95, no. 3 (June 2018): 313–39. http://search.ebscohost.com.
Cabbell, Edward J. "Black Invisibility and Racism in Appalachia: An Informal Survey." Appalachian Journal 8, no. 1 (1980): 48-54. http://www.jstor.org/stable/
Boxes 11, 12, and 33
The Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the Asheville YWCA dates back to 1921 and was a major part of the Black community in the Jim Crow era. There are two boxes of materials on the Phyllis Wheatley Branch in the YWCA records, and include a history of the branch, organizational meeting records, documents relating to the branch's different locations, newspaper clippings, and other materials that document this branch of the YWCA. There are also several scrapbooks of material related to the branch.
An overview of the branch's history is on the YWCA website: https://www.ywcaofasheville.