The collection consists of materials from Frank and Joan Brooks Plemmons time at Western Carolina College in the 1950s and some materials from the fifty year reunion of the Western Carolina class of 1958.
There are two scrapbooks compiled by Joan Mildred Brooks entitled: “My Freshman Year at W.C.C., 1954-1955” and “1955-1956: Sophomore Year at WCC” respectively. The scrapbooks include report cards, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings from Joan’s time at Western.
Frank and Joan’s diplomas from Western Carolina College are included (both dated 1958)Additionally, there are three Catamount annuals with autographs. The 1956 and 1957 annuals belonged to Frank while the 1958 annual belonged to Joan.
The material from the fifty year reunion of the class of 1958 includes a book (“Western Carolina College Class of 1958: Fifty Years Later”) published on the occasion of the reunion June 20,2008. The book includes biographical information about what participating members of the class have accomplished in their life since graduation. Also included is the transcript of a speech delivered at this reunion by Ray Volrath, president of the class of 1958.
1954 - 2008
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