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1534 Spanish Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: SM 04-02
Content Handwritten manuscript in Spanish concerning the rights of a family. Illustrations are featured on some pages.

1942 Telegram (W.E. Bird)

 Collection
Identifier: SM 05-06
Scope and Contents One telegram from W.E. Bird to John H. Wilson, Jr., of Fort Bragg, stating intention of Western Carolina Teachers' College (later, Western Carolina University) to confer degrees upon students who left school to enroll in the armed forces.



"College willing to grant A B degree to seniors who left this year for service. Provided they write or wire immediately that such degree would be distinct advantage. Such advantage to be specifically stated by student and vouched for ...

A. C. Reynolds Collection

 Series
Identifier: MSS 80-59
Content Description A.C. Reynolds (1870 - 1953) served as the second president of Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Western Carolina University), from 1912 to 1920. He was influential in Buncombe County education and instrumental in establishing Rutherford College, in Brevard, NC. Reynolds wrote about his experiences in fostering education in western North Carolina, his beliefs about the role of education, and his life as a boy in the mountains of western North Carolina in the late 1890s. The collection ...

A Mountain Heritage: Western Carolina University Papers

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Identifier: MSS 03-09
Content Description Galley proofs for the centennial history of Western Carolina University published in 1989, A Mountain Heritage: The Illustrated History of Western Carolina University.

A.C. Reynolds Papers, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 97-08
Content Description A scrapbook, twenty-eight issues of the Sylva Herald newspaper (1950s - 1960s) and other regional newspapers, and newspaper clippings concerning western North Carolina families and topics.

A.C. Reynolds Papers, Add. #2

 Series
Identifier: MSS 99-4
Content Description Bulletins of the Sylva Methodist Church, contained in binders.

A.C. Reynolds Papers, Add. #3

 Collection
Identifier: SM 10-23
Scope and Contents “The Constitution Jackson County Unit of the N.C.E.A.”



Western Carolina College Graduate Progress Sheet



Schedule of Graduate Classes, Second Summer Term, 1955



Western Carolina Teachers College, Commencement Program, May 25 and May 24, 1947 (Mary Reynolds Cowan, Bachelor of Arts)





Eight Photographs:



1. A.C. Reynolds' children. Ruth Reynolds Tandy, Sallie Reynolds ...

Agricultural Review

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Identifier: SM 04-03
Contents An issue of the Agricultural Review, “Published Twice a Month by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Raleigh, N.C., and dated August 15, 1940. This four page issue is volume 15, no. 15.

A.L. Penland

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Identifier: SM 80-31
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three items: An IOU for $88.87 from Josiah Holly (?) to Christian Freeman and witnessed by Jack Haney; a photocopy of a Hayesville College catalogue (1898); a letter from A. L. Penland to Judith McDowell explaining the purpose of sending her the catalogue and additional information.

Albert J. McCracken Papers

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Identifier: SM 00-04
Contents Nine (9) Confederate States money bills. A coin. Three (3) payment receipts.

Alda Turpin Nicholson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 07-01
Content Description This collection contains a number of insightful items concerning the Gragg (Gregg) and Oxner families of Jackson and Haywood counties. It was given the name Alda Turpin Nicholson in honor of Mrs. Carolyn Jean Cogdill’s mother. Mrs. Cogdill donated the collection and is a descendent of the Oxner and Gragg families.

The oldest and perhaps most notable item in the collection is John Gragg’s “Cyphering Book”, which dates back to 1798. According to the book, Mr. Gragg was born ...

Allen High School, Asheville, N.C. Records

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Identifier: SM 02-12
Contents Brochure entitled "Opportunity. Allen High School, Asheville, N.C." A photograph on the front features the school Glee Club.

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 00-04
Content Description Records concerning the Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (North Carolina) of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Materials include "Chapter President" files from 1957-1998 containing minutes and records of activities, members and attendance records, and correspondence; "Necrology" files; "Minutes" files; two bound scrapbooks of the Alpha Iota Chapter for 1956-1985 and 1986-1999; and publications concerning the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, including yearbooks, histories, directories, ...

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Records, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 02-06
Content description Folder 1: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 66, nos. 3 and 4

Folder 2: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 67, nos. 1-4

Folder 3: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 68, nos. 2 and 3

Folder 4: One copy each of (1) "Reflect, Renew and Recommit: Charting our Course"; (2) "Patterns for a Stronger Region: Communication! Creativity! Commitment!"; (3) "Partnerships: Advancing Teaching and Learning"

Folder 5: Delta Kappa Gamma News, Vol. 57, nos. 4,5 and 7; Vol. ...

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Records, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 07-02
Content Description Literary productions & reports

Amos Brown Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-22
Content Description Legible and semi-legible photocopies.

Scope and Contents According to his own testimony, Amos Brown (1766-1842) was born in Virginia. While a small child, his family moved to Mecklenburg County, NC, and then to Lincoln County, NC. However, it is possible that, since Lincoln County was formed from Tryon County, which in turn was formed from Mecklenburg County, the Brown's residence might have changed by county division rather than by family ...

Amos Medford Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-70
Scope and Contents Amos Medford, a genealogist, assembled the collection. The collection contains correspondence, business papers, and legal papers of John Liner, a doctor in Haywood County, NC, in the early 19th century; an account by Medford of the 1910 trial of Allen Green, of Haywood County, on charges of manslaughter; a biographical pamphlet by W. Clark Medford on R.A. Sentelle (1846-1934), a former Haywood County school superintendent and minister; a book entitled Old Albemarle and Its Absentee Landlords, ...

Anderson\Johnson Masonic Letter

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Identifier: SM 80-53
Scope and Contents A letter is from Jno. W. Anderson, Secretary of the Dalton Lodge, No. 105 of the Masonic Lodge, Dalton, GA, to John Calvin Johnson, Watkinsville, GA. The letter is an inquiry concerning the Masonic status of James P. Isbell. The only other name mentioned is that of Nathen C. Barner.

Andrew Jackson Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 80-30
Scope and Contents The collection contains a manuscript by Hilda Way Gwyn on the election of Andrew Jackson as President and his inaugural ceremony. The manuscript also includes biographical information on Robert Love, including within the manuscript text a letter from Colonel Love to William Welch in which he tells of his trip to Raleigh, NC, and the nomination of Andrew Jackson for President of the United States.

Asheville & Western North Carolina Postcards

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Identifier: SM 97-3
Content Description Good (backing paper is fragile).

Scope and Contents Pages from a scrapbook featuring postcards and other images of Asheville and western North Carolina.



Captions:



Asheville from Beaumont



Beaumont Gap and Bridge



Biltmore House



Buncombe County Concrete Bridge



Buncombe County Court House



Canyon ...

Asheville Black Tourists

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Identifier: SM 02-08
Content Description Envelope with return address for the Asheville Black Tourists, Athletic, Industrial & Social Club.

Asheville, N.C., Photo-Album Collection

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Identifier: SM 03-03
Scope and Contents Photo-Album containing three hundred and sixty-three (363) photographs from the Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina vicinity. Pictures with dates indicated range from 1914 to 1925. Most pictures are 2½ inches x 3 ½ inches in size. Among the featured or identified pictures are: baptisms; Bethel Church; Camp Meeting (1923); Cane Creek; Chimney Rock; family outings and picnics; Fletcher School (1921); French Broad River; group and individual pictures; Holsclaw Cabin; homes; Mt. ...

Avery/Thomas Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence of James R. Thomas, of Waynesville, NC, A. C. Avery of Morganton, NC, and Avery's wife (sister of James R. Thomas). James Thomas was the son of William H. Thomas, a North Carolina state senator, Cherokee Indian agent, and attorney for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A. C. Avery was a North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice. Most of the correspondence concerns attempts to buy and sell the lands in Waynesville that belonged to James R. Love. ...

A.W. Farmer Civil War Letters

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Identifier: SM 06-03
Scope and Contents Two (2) letters from A.W. Farmer to his “Dear wife,” A.E. Farmer, during his service in the Thomas Legion in the Civil War. The first letter was addressed from Carter County in eastern Tennessee and dated April 7, 1863. The second letter was addressed from Freedom, also with an eastern Tennessee location indicated, and dated June 30, 1863.



Ambrose Weston Farmer (1831 – 1908) and Artie Elizabeth Allen Farmer (1840 – 1871) married on January 27, 1857. Farmer enlisted in ...

Bascom Lamar Lunsford

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Identifier: MSS 80-49
Content Description Bascom Lamar Lunsford (March 21, 1882 – Sept. 4, 1973) was a ballad singer, musician, festival promoter, and attorney in western North Carolina. He founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, NC. The collection contains a manuscript biography of Lunsford by Loyal Jones. The biography includes comments on the Appalachian people and on their traditional arts and songs.

Loyal Jones and John Angus McLeod are listed as co-authors, but a letter from Loyal Jones explains ...

Beal-Siler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-26
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence and ledgers of the Beal and Siler families of Macon County, North Carolina. The correspondence contains information about home life in the area during the Civil War. The ledgers contain records of the annual family gatherings beginning in 1854.



Folder 1 -Correspondence: 1852-1865.



Folder 2 -" : 1877-1919.



Folder 3 -" : n.d.





Folder ...

Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company & Graham County Railroad Company

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Identifier: MSS 99-01
Scope and Contents Records of the Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company and the Graham County Railroad Company, dated primarily during the 1920s-1970s, and including correspondence, annual reports and statements, deeds, financial statements, sales, stockholders meetings, tax information, general railroad information and the American Short Line Railroad Association, and publications about the timber industry.

Benedict/Wickham Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-25
Scope and Contents The collection includes two Civil War letters; transcripts of Civil War letters of Dr. David Benedict to his wife, Hattie Deaver, with a summary and commentary on the letters; the memoirs of Lucy Preston Wickham (1814-1897), as written by her daughter, Catherine Wickham Christian (1838-1902); and a family genealogy as published in the Firelands Pioneer by the Firelands Historical Society of Norwalk, Ohio.

Bicentennial Commission

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Identifier: MSS 80-56
Scope and Contents The North Carolina American Revolution Bicentennial Commission was established in 1967 by act of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Commission was to develop and conduct plans and programs commemorating the bicentennial of the American Revolution, and to make better known the major and leading role played by North Carolina in the American Revolution. The collection contains correspondence of the Commission with John Bell, the Commission representative at Western Carolina University; ...

Blue Ridge Parkway Floristics

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Identifier: MSS 80-62
Content Description Good

Scope and Contents The primary part of the collection is a copy of a report compiled by Dr. James H. Horton and Lynn Gaines of the Western Carolina University Biology Department. The study was authorized and paid for by the National Park Service. The report was a study of the floristics of selected heath communities along the southern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Braun-Blanquet cover estimate method was used to gather data. The ...

Brevard Institute, Scrapbook (1925 - 1926)

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Identifier: SM 05-01
Contents Scrapbook of a student of Brevard Institute, primarily 1925 – 1926.









Scrapbook in black binder, belonging to Carola Capps, containing graduation exercise programs, play programs, and literary society event programs of Brevard Institute; Brevard M.E. Church event programs; program for Radcliffe Chautauqua; clippings; correspondence; class notes and class papers. 1925-1926, n.d.

British Newspapers

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Identifier: MSS 85-04
Scope and Contents This collection consists of microfilm copies of the Daily Journal (London) for January - December 1730; Lloyd's Evening Post and British Chronicle (London) for January 1 - December 31, 1762; and the London Gazette (London) for January 2-January 1, 1763. The disparate dates for the papers are explained by the fact that the years correspond to two trips by Cherokee delegations to London.



In 1730, Sir Alexander Cuming visited Cherokee country (March - April) as an ...

Brown Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-18
Scope and Contents Ezekial Brown was the son of Walter Brown, a native Englishman who settled with his family in Hall County, GA. Ezekial came to Haywood County, NC, in 1822. Ezekial's son John settled in nearby Jackson County. Most of the materials in this collection are records of Ezekial and John Brown's land transactions in the latter two counties, especially in the Scotts Creek area. There are nine such items in the collection ranging in date from 1817-1859. The pre-1822 arrival item is a document ...

Burton J. Bogitsh Collection

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Identifier: MSS 00-09
Content Description Research materials of Dr. Burton J. Bogitsh, including page proofs and production materials for Human Parasitology (2nd ed.), reprints of articles and studies (c. four linear feet), photographic prints (c. three linear feet) and negatives, "blocks" (encapsulated samples) and accompanying identifications and experiment notes. Research topics include, but are not limited to, Cestoidea, Digenea, Flatworm, Lysosomes, Mesozoa, Nematoda, Parasites, Protozoa, Schistosoma.

C. W. Slagle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 05-09
Content Description Papers of C.W. Slagle of Macon County, North Carolina, and the related Siler family. The collection includes correspondence, contracts and agreements with C.W. Slagle, surveys and accompanying correspondence and notes, financial records and receipts, letters of W.O. Wolfe to C.W. Slagle (1909) and sketch of monument, correspondence with the Alcoa company (primarily 1913-1918) and W.M. Ritter Lumber Company (primarily 1907 – 1916), a bound account ledger (primarily 1838 – 1868), a bound survey ...

Carl A. Reiche Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 88-05
Scope and Contents A copy of a 1986 typewritten manuscript by Carl Reiche entitled "Whither, The Beloved Mountains:; 26 Years of Hiking in, Fighting for, the Westernmost N.C. Mountains."

Carr and Ruth Hooper Papers

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Identifier: MSS 04-09
Content Description Manuscripts and memorabilia of Mr. Carr Hooper (May 4, 1903 – December 6, 1981), educator in western North Carolina and the Philippines, and of Mrs. Ruth Williams Hooper (September 26, 1902 – December 16, 1984).

A notable item in the collections is a copy of Rudyard Kipling's Verse which contains writings in the margins by Mr. Hooper while imprisoned at Santo Tomas. Also included are typescript accounts by Carr Hooper, "Aboard Ship on Way to States," and by Ruth Williams Hooper, ...

Cashiers Valley & Hamburg Ledger

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Identifier: SM 97-05
Content Description Ledger, c. 4 inches x 9 and 3/4 inches, forty-nine leaves, with handwritten entries in pencil and ink dating from 1890s to 1920s. Main headings are for the Hamburg and Cashiers Valley townships of Jackson County, North Carolina. Alphabetical listing of individual's names by townships, and separate listing of names and ages of children. Entries for "work on road," "work on school house," "work at saw mill," "paid preacher" and churches, and additional entries for goods purchased and/or ...

Catherine’s Chapel

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Identifier: SM 16-03
Scope and Contents Catherine’s Chapel refers to a small church on Brasstown Rd in the Caney Fork community in Jackson County, North Carolina. The church, established around 1906 was named for Ruth Catherine Parker Hooper, the wife of Western Huston Hooper. Catherine was responsible for soliciting donations from community members for the establishment of a building that would serve as a school and church for the community. Huston, an employee of the Jackson Lumber Company, later known as Blackwood Lumber Company ...

Cathey Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 94-04
Content Description Papers and records of the Cathey family of Haywood County, North Carolina, including two store ledgers (c. 1859-1870), two family Bibles with historical and genealogical entries, and a land grant, correspondence, and speech (c. 1800-1890)

Charles A. Bird (Sept. 30, 1853 - Jan. 25, 1938) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-33
Scope and Contents Charles A. Bird was a farmer, community leader, Methodist lay leader, and political figure of Qualla Township in Jackson County, NC. He served as chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. He was the father of William E. Bird, who was dean of Western Carolina College from 1921-1957 (see MSS 80-34).



The collection consists of correspondence, business and legal papers, and genealogical information on the Bird, Terrell, Wells, Reynolds, and related ...

Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-76
Scope and Contents Charlotte Young and Leona Young were the daughters of Pickney Young, a mail carrier who rose to the rank of Confederate Brig. General during the Civil War. The Young sisters, originally from Candler, NC, taught at various schools in North Carolina and other states. In 1911-1912, Charlotte Young taught at Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. She later became principal at Webster High School, in Webster, NC (1914-1917).

Charlotte Young published several books of poetry, including ...

Cherokee Documents in Foreign Archives Collection

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Identifier: MSS 83-03
Content Description Cherokee Documents in Foreign Archives includes all materials relating to the Cherokee tribe found by Drs. William L. Anderson and James A. Lewis in the archives and other records depositories of Canada, France, Great Britain, Mexico, and Spain. The collection is on 800 reels of microfilm and includes sources which directly mention the Cherokee tribe or Cherokee territory, or which refer to Southern tribes in general. The collection also contains numerous references to about one hundred other ...

Cherokee Indian Fair Program Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SM 03-05
Content Description Brochure for the 31st Annual Cherokee Indian Fair Program, October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1948, Cherokee, North Carolina, featuring a Program of Events and the Exhibits.

Cherokee Indian Museum, Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Brochure)

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Identifier: SM 02-11
Content Description Brochure entitled "Cherokee Indian Museum, Gatlinburg, Tennessee." The brochure features Carl Standingdeer on the front cover, plus nine other photographs.

Cherokee maps collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-14
Scope and Contents The collection consists of reproductions of maps from archives in Canada, Great Britain, and Spain. The maps feature Cherokee towns and place names, or refer to Cherokee territory.



The reproductions are arranged according to the archives holding the original map, and then by date within each national grouping. The language represented on a specific map does not necessarily correspond to the national archives holding that map. For instance, there are numerous maps with ...

Civilian Conservation Corps Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 85-09
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a photograph album entitled "Memories of District C Civilian Conservation Corps." District C included Mt. Sterling and Kephart Prong, in North Carolina, and Elkmont, Cosby, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Morristown, and Greeneville, in Tennessee. The memorial album includes lists of officers, rosters of the companies, a brief history of each company, and numerous photographs of the camps and camp life.

Clarence H. Brooks WCTC Diploma

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Identifier: SM 11-03
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a “Senior Class” diploma presented to Clarence H. Brooks by the Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School, and dated May 8, 1922. The diploma is signed by Robert L. Madison as President and W.E. Bird as Dean of the institution.

Cordelia Camp Bible

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Identifier: SM 91-01
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a compilation of Bible selections attached to the pages of a booklet. The booklet reportedly belonged to Cordelia Camp.

Corydon Bell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-18

Craig / Nichols Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 03-01
Scope and Contents Craig / Nichols Collection. Description: forty-six photographs, featuring among other subjects Lula Craig and Dr. Nichols of Sylva, North Carolina, and two views of the Almond High School. Also included are two graduation programs for the Almond High School, Almond, North Carolina, dated 1922 and 1925; a 1923 graduation program for the I.O.O.F. High School; and a graduation program for Norview High School.

Cullowhee Baptist Church Papers

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Identifier: MSS 92-4
Content Description The collection contains five minute books covering the period 1821-1946 and 1953-1960. In addition, there is one treasurer's account book for 1927-1928.

Cullowhee Baptist Church Papers, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 06-02
Content Description Records of the Cullowhee Baptist Church of Cullowhee, North Carolina, including ledger/minute books (July 1972 – September 1975, October 1975 – June 1981), “Individual Church Record” ledger (1942 – 1952), minutes of deacons meetings (November 1932 – August 1991, January 1992 – November 2001), church conferences ring-binders (May 1952 – October 1971, July 1972 – December 1998), and photographs.

The Cullowhee Baptist Church, Add. #1 collection is an extension of the original Cullowhee ...

Cullowhee Garden Club Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 93-05
Content Description The collection contains notebooks and scrapbooks of the Cullowhee Garden Club, including publicity, awards, and history binders.

Cullowhee Garden Club Collection Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 94-8
Content Description Additional materials of the Cullowhee Garden Club. See description for accession MSS 93-05 for history of the Club and associated materials.

Cullowhee State Normal School Diploma (1927)

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Identifier: SM 10-11
Scope and Contents Diploma from the Cullowhee State Normal School awarded to Maie [sic Marie] Thelma Roberts, on August 31, 1927, signed by H.T. Hunter, President of the Institution, and Reuben B. Robertson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Dan Tompkins (1890-1950) Collection

 Series
Identifier: MSS 80-14
Content Description This collection contains correspondence, writings, and related materials of Dan Tompkins.

Tompkins became editor of the Jackson County Journal in 1912, and remained in that capacity for the next thirty-one years, except for the period 1917-1918, when he served in World War I. He served as mayor of Sylva, NC, for twelve years; judge, in 1935; registrar of voters, in 1937; judge of elections, in 1943; and three terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1947, he ran ...

David Davies Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 00-07
Contents Original oil painting by Sue Davies, daughter of David Davies, entitled "View of the Tuckaseegee River" (canvas). According to The History of Jackson County (Max Williams, ed.) the painting was done c. 1886.

David M. Sherman Collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 03-03
Content Description Correspondence, research materials, maps, and publications concerning the Southern Appalachian region. Principal topics include: (1) Charles Lanman, including correspondence and research materials concerning Lanman; Lynn Harris Heft, “Charles Lanman: Cultural Networking in the Nineteenth Century” (dissertation, Drew University, 1996); photographs and slides of Lanman’s paintings; and “Index for the Research Inquiries of David M. Sherman into the Life of Charles Lanman;” (2) Arnold Guyot, ...

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #2

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 04-03
Content Description The majority of the collection consists of articles concerning the people of the Southern Appalachian area or travels in the region.

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #3

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 04-08
Scope and Contents The Appalachian Trail Conference. Guide to the Southern Appalachians: The Appalachian Trail from Virginia-Tennessee Line to Mt. Oglethorpe, GA. Publication No. 8. [First edition stamped on spine]. Washington, D.C.: 1937.

Arnold Guyot. The Earth and Man; Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography, in its Relation to the History of Mankind. Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1873.

Gerald Broughton, Lowrey, Jr. “Benton MacKaye’s Appalachian Trail as a Cultural Symbol.” ...

Delmar Baxter Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: SM 86-01
Scope and Contents Bound manuscript copy of the play "The Great Smokies," written by Delmar Baxter.

Deluxe Quartet of Western Carolina Teachers College (Record Album)

 Collection
Identifier: SM 95-1
Contents One (1) 78 rpm record album of The Deluxe Quartet of Western Carolina Teachers College (as identified on the record's audio portion; the record's handwritten label lists the "Faculty Quartet"). The quartet consisted of WCTC departmental faculty, W.E. Bird (English), Tyson Cathey (Geography), Tom Houts (Philosophy), and Florian Lindberg (Music). The three selections are the songs "Viva La Compagnie" and "There is a Tavern in the Town," plus a spoken word segment as the third track. Recorded ...

Dever Family

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-14
Scope and Contents Nathaniel Dever (also spelled Deaver) was of French descent and came to Buncombe County, NC, probably in the 1790s. The family later migrated to Illinois and then Missouri, where Nathaniel died. His three daughters returned to North Carolina with their uncle, William, while their mother remarried and moved with her two sons to Texas. One of the daughters who returned to North Carolina married Abraham Wiggins, while another daughter married T.J. Cooper. Both these families settled in Graham ...

Dillard Love Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-05
Scope and Contents Dillard Love was a Macon County, NC, official. His official title is unknown. He held office from 1825 to 1838.



The collection includes legal papers relating to a lawsuit filed by Dillard Love against William Parker, Constable of Haywood County, NC, for non-payment of returned warrants: the promissory notes, bonds and warrants evidencing the lawsuit; and summons and jury payment vouchers for the trial. Also included are school vouchers for payment to teachers, ...

Dr. Robert Mayo Failing Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 03-07

Dr. Rodney L. and Janie Leftwich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 06-04
Content Description 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, ...

Dr. William L. Kirkpatrick Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 91-3
Content Description The collection contains some medical appointment books, medical record books, and Mrs. Kirkpatrick's "diary." There is also a medical textbook for practitioners and advanced students.

Drs. McGuire Collection

 Series
Identifier: MSS 81-12
Content Description Records and memorabilia of Drs. McGuire, early dentists of Jackson County, NC.

Drs. McGuire Ledgers, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 94-10
Content Description Three ledgers of Dr. Daisy Zachary McGuire. For additional information see, "Drs. McGuire," MSS 81-12.

Contents Item 1: Ledger

[inside cover]: "Miss Daisy Zachary / Anderson / S.C. / Oct. 29 1900 / Miss Daisy Zachary / Anderson / Oct 29 1900"

[cover]: "Oct 29 1900 / Daisy McGuire / 1904"

Item 2: Ledger [inside cover]: Dr Daisy McGuire [twice] / Jan, 09 / Jan. 8, 10 1911 [etc.]

Item 3: ...

Duenner-Young Families, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-36
Scope and Contents The collection contains photographs of members of the Young family of Bakersville, NC, and the Duenner family of Knoxville, TN, at the turn of the 20th century. Also included is an "In Memoriam" card on the death of Ella Young Duenner Boyd.

E. D. Penland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-1
Content Description Examination questions and/or academic papers (thirty-three items), grade reports (fourteen items), and a Teachers' First Grade Certificate of Mr. E.D. Penland from the Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School, for the years 1906-1908.

E.B. Monteith/International Coatings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 03-08
Content Description The collection consists of two items. The first is a shipping statement page reading, “This Package From E.B. Monteith, Dillsboro, N. Car. ‘The Best Place to Trade.’ Peters Diamond Brand Shoes. Solid Leather Footwear. Thank You – Call Again.”

The second item is a set of fabric samples inside a binder for overcoatings with the name International Coatings, Custom Service. Handwritten on the cover is “E.B. Montieth [sic], Dillsboro, N.C. 3 – 21- 33 (March 21, 1933). Inside the ...

Economic Development Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce) Reports

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 83-04
Scope and Contents Contains technical assistance profiles, economic evaluations, and feasibility studies of cities, counties, groups, associations, organizations and geographical regions. Studies cover the states of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.





CONTAINER AND FOLDER LISTING





MSS 83-4.1 Reports # 1-30



MSS 83-4.2 Reports # 31-62



MSS 83-4.3 Reports # 53-96


Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-13
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence (1894-1895) from W.D. Wike, editor of the Tuckaseigee Democrat, concerning his experiences in Texas and his travels in Jackson County, NC. Also included are four articles written by Mrs. Sutton: "Cullowhee - Its Beginning" (1949); "My Father - William Dallas Wike, His Life and Letters" (1958); "History of Cullowhee Methodist Church" (1961); and, "History of W.D. Wike Home" (1970). Mrs. Sutton also published articles in the Webster Historical Society's ...

Edmonston / Kelly Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-5
Content Description Correspondence (c. 1860-1865) of the Edmonston and Kelly families, particularly letters from R.P. Kelly, Ben Edmonston, and T.B. Edmonston -- serving as soldiers in the Civil War -- to family members in Haywood County, North Carolina, notably Dorothy Edmonston Kelly; additional correspondents include Maggie Edmonston and A. MacDowell. Also included are photographs and supporting research on the families and the individual items in the collection.

Edmonston / Kelly Families Papers, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: SM 10-09
Content Description Personal papers of the Edmonston and Kelly families of western North Carolina, including correspondence, dated primarily 1863 – 1864; envelopes; resolution (1868); two court judgments (1848); and unbound account booklet (1844).

Elbert F. Watson Ledger

 Item
Identifier: SM 97-02
Content Description Ledger (8½ inches x 14 inches) maintained by Elbert F. Watson (1843-1942), notary public of Hamburg Township, Jackson County, North Carolina. Ledger entries of civil and criminal actions date primarily between 1883 - 1903.

Elizabeth Wheeler

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-03
Scope and Contents The one item in this collection is a fifty-page legal document entitled "Abstract of Title to the Realty Holdings of the Cullowhee Mining and Reduction Company, Situated, Lying, and Being in Jackson County, North Carolina," prepared by Coleman C. Cowan, an attorney from Webster, NC. The document is dated April 14, 1906, and is a summary of the history of titles to six tracts of land owned by the mining company.

Erosophian Star Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SM 95-02
Content Description A handwritten, twelve page document (c. 1910s) entitled "The Erosophian Star," and which concerns the Erosophian Literary Society of the Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School (Cullowhee, North Carolina).

Fain Family, Addition # 2

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-41
Scope and Contents The collection contains a photocopy of a family Bible and three letters from the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, written to Dr. C.M. Hitchcock.



NOTE: For more information see Fain Family (MSS 80-21) and FAIN Family, Add. #1 (MSS 80-22).

Felix Alley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 81-08
Scope and Contents Felix E. Alley (1873-1958) served as judge of the North Carolina Superior Court for the 20th District (1933 - 1948).





Alley was born July 5, 1873, in Cashiers, NC, the youngest of ten children. He attended Cullowhee High School, Cullowhee, NC, and later acted as the school's legal counselor. Prior to his appointment as judge, he taught school in Qualla, NC, served as clerk of superior court in Jackson County, NC, and served in the North Carolina House of ...

First United Methodist Church, Sylva

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 11-02
Scope and Contents Records of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, including, but not limited to, correspondence; meeting minutes, including Board of Stewards, Pilgrim Class, Anne Cowan Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service, Missionary Society, Women's Society, Woman's Home Mission Society, Wesleyan Service Guild; Quarterly Conference Records Books; Sunday School Record Books; financial records; membership information; memorabilia; church histories; architecture and remodeling; ...

Flood of 1940, Cullowhee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 03-02
Content Description Ten (10) photographs featuring the aftermath of the flood of August 30, 1940, in the vicinity of Cullowhee, N.C. Two of the pictures show the flood waters before they had receded, and were taken near the bridge across the Tuckaseigee River at Cullowhee on old N.C. Highway 107. Four of the pictures show the damage to the bridge after the waters had begun to recede. One picture shows a temporary wooden plank bridge at Cullowhee across the river. Three pictures show the countryside around ...

Folk Lore of Hungary by Gaza Nagy

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-78
Scope and Contents This collection contains several partial notebooks without covers, hand-written. Nagy (January 16, 1913 – August 26, 1977) was a professor of history at Western Carolina University.





"These are - to the best of my memory, 'The Folk Lore of Hungary' [sic], written by Gaza Nagy in his own handwriting. They are separated because he had to leave them behind when he escaped from the Communist regime after World War II…. Mailed to him, a few at a time, by his ...

Fontana Mine Maps

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 94-03
Scope and Contents Fifty-nine (59) maps dating from circa 1930 - 1972 of the Fontana Mining Corporation, Cities Service Minerals Corporation, or other corporate operations, and featuring the area of the Fontana Mines (North Carolina) and/or the physical layout of the mines. Featured areas include Eagle Creek, Swain County, N.C. Also included in the collection are four (4) tonnage sheets for 1932-1933.

Frank and Joan Plemmons

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16-04
Scope and Contents 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 ...

Fred Biddix Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains financial records of the Spruce Pine Lumber Company (NC), including bank records, receipts, promissory notes, payroll ledgers, and tax forms. There are eleven ledger books containing financial information on the company, covering the period 1926-1947. Also in the collection are pamphlets, brochures, and booklets on the construction industry and issues of the Tri County News (Spruce Pine, NC; Burnsville, NC).

George Job Huntley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-10
Content Description The collection contains forty-five (45) letters written by George Job Huntley during his service in the Confederate army.

George Masa Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-29
Content Description The George Masa collection is divided into the following groups: photographs and photo-albums, postcards, newspaper clipping notebooks, and books.

The major grouping is the newspaper clipping notebooks, mainly taken from the Asheville Citizen during Masa's Asheville period. These notebooks concern the Cherokee Indians, lumbering, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and western North Carolina themes.

The photographs are of western North Carolina scenes, including a ...

George Masa Collection, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 82-3
Content Description See the content & scope note of MSS 80-29 for biographical information on George Masa.

This addition to the George Masa collection consists of photocopies of correspondence to and from Masa. Major topics relate to Masa's photographic work, and involvement on the Appalachian Trail, creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and park nomenclature. Several items refer to Horace Kephart, one of Masa's close associates.

George Washington Carver / Slagle Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 98-1
Content Description Twenty-five (25) pieces of correspondence from George Washington Carver to Mrs. Jesse Henry (Margaret Gillispie) Slagle and Dr. Thomas Dickey (Dick) Slagle, dating from 1924 - 1936. Also, twenty-two (22) mail envelopes accompanying the correspondence; a letter concerning the Siler family and Rev. Deal; clippings; and three (3) pamphlets printed in 1924 ("Studies with Phytosterols," "Experiment Station Record," "Some Natural Violet Hybrids of North America").

Glenn Tucker Papers

 Series
Identifier: MSS 80-48
Content Description A book dealing with Confederate General Longstreet was incomplete at Tucker's death, and the research notes and unfinished manuscript are in the collection. Additional items include a manuscript on Thomas Clingman and Civil War-related notes and materials. The collection contains book drafts, research notes, book reviews, correspondence and miscellaneous personal material.

Grace Hall Brown

 File
Identifier: SM 80-01
Content Description The collection consists of an eight page manuscript entitled "The Story of the Robert Brown Family of Jackson County, North Carolina" by Grace Hall Brown of Cullowhee, NC.

The study begins with Robert Brown's arrival from England at the port of Charleston, SC, in 1740. Brown first moved to Cleveland County, NC, where he married the daughter of a former North Carolina governor, Clyde R. Hoey (after whom Hoey Auditorium on the Western Carolina University (WCU) campus is named). He ...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Radio Program (1937) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 11-04
Content Description Typescript entitled “The Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a Summer Laboratory, Radio Program over WSM, Nashville, January 22nd, 1937, by Students and Members of Faculty of Western Carolina Teachers College, Cullowhee, N.C.” The item contains a title page, a page listing “Broadcast Personnel,” and ten pages of the radio program. For a variant, printed version of this program see, Western Carolina Teachers College Bulletin, Supplement to Vol. XIII, No. 5, January, 1937.

Greystone Hotel, Gatlinburg, 1946 (Brochure)

 Collection
Identifier: SM 06-05
Scope and Contents Brochure for the Hotel Greystone, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, dated 1946. The brochure includes a map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring the pre-1943 park boundary.

H. G. Hall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SM 00-08
Contents Account book: 1844 - 1849.

Picture of Sgt. J.L. Hall in uniform: c. World War I.

Books: Boy Scout handbook; The Children's Own Reader Book 4; Appleton's School Reader -- Fifth Reader; The Captives of Abb's Valley; The Ladies Almanac, 1963; The Ladies Almanac, 1965; The Elementary spelling Book; Stoddard's American Intellectual Arithmetic; McGuffey's New 2nd Eclectic Reader;

Portrait of "Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Taylor (filed as oversize)

H. T. Hunter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 02-04
Content Description Papers of Dr. H.T. Hunter (1883 - 1947), educator and president of Western Carolina Teachers College (formerly Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School and Cullowhee State Normal School, now Western Carolina University; 1923 - 1947).

Hampton/Patterson Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 91-4
Content Description Correspondence, land deeds, promissory notes and other legal documents, and financial records covering the period 1812-1939 for the Hampton and Patterson families of Yancey and Jackson counties and the neighboring area of western North Carolina. James W. Patterson and Ezikeil H. Hampton are mentioned frequently in the documents.

Hand Clay Company Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SM 92-1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: certificates for shares of the capital stock of the Hand Clay Company of Canton, North Carolina, dated 1916-1920; a 1916 agreement between the Hand Clay Company and Harris Clay Company appointing the latter as agent; a 1920 lease agreement between Hand Clay Company and Harris Clay Company; and two leases between the Long family and Harris Clay Company dated 1923 and 1925.