Papers of Dr. Rodney L. Leftwich, educator and head of Western Carolina University’s “division of fine arts, industrial technology and home economics,” and of Mrs. Janie Leftwich, educator and “assistant professor” of Western Carolina University’s “art department,” and of their family.
Materials include, but not limited to, Dr. Leftwich’s educational career and contributions; photographs, notably of Western Carolina University (WCU) industrial technology classes and activities, and of the WCU campus or vicinity; newspaper clippings; publications, including WCU publications; Cullowhee High School year books (“The Rebel”), for 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964; a Cullowhee High School, 1891 – 1988, reunion booklet; materials on the Cullowhee Methodist Church; and writings of Mrs. Eddie Marie Duckett.
The Dr. Rodney L. and Janie Leftwich collection contains valuable information about the history of the Industrial Arts Dept. at WCTC (later WCU), as well as biographical info about Dr. and Mrs. Leftwich and their son, Rodney H. Leftwich.
The Leftwich collection includes a wide array of items that link the family’s professional and personal lives. Box 1 holds numerous newspaper clippings, describing exhibits, projects and accomplishments of the WCC Industrial Arts Department. It also contains Rodney H. Leftwich’s high school yearbooks, WCU graduation commencement programs, and a folder on Cullowhee Methodist Church. Box 2 contains dozens of photographs taken by Dr. Leftwich of Cullowhee, WCC (WCU), and Industrial Arts Department activities.
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