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A.C. Reynolds Papers, Add. #1

 File
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. #3

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Identifier: SM 10-23
Scope and Contents “The Constitution Jackson County Unit of the N.C.E.A.”Western Carolina College Graduate Progress SheetSchedule 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...

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,...

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....

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.

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...

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...

Civilian Conservation Corps Collection

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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.

Craig / Nichols Collection

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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.

Dr. Rodney L. and Janie Leftwich Collection

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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,...

Drs. McGuire Collection

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

Duenner-Young Families, Add. #1

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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.

First United Methodist Church, Sylva

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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

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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...

Frank and Joan Plemmons

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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...

George Masa Collection

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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...

Higdon Family Association Collection

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Identifier: MSS 10-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials of the Higdon Family Association, including scrapbooks, newsletters, membership lists, and related material. The Higdon Family Association is an organization dedicated to studying Higdon family genealogy, along with related family genealogy. The group was founded in 1975 in Franklin, N.C.



More information can be found at their website, www.higdonfamily.org.

Horace Kephart Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-24
Content Description The collection was given as a gift to Western Carolina Teachers College by the executor of Kephart's will, with other items donated by Kephart's son, George Kephart. Dr. William E. Bird and Hiram C. Wilburn were instrumental in obtaining the collection for a museum they wanted to start. The collection was then loaned to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for approximately twenty years, and returned to Western Carolina University in 1973. The collection contains correspondence, periodicals...

Hubert and Leona Hayes Papers, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 00-02
Content Description This addition to the Hubert Hayes and Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree collections contains certificates of appreciation given to Hubert and/or Leona Hayes; certificates of merit and diplomas; photographs; and artwork.

One item -- "Man and Woman" (oval portrait) -- is filed as oversize.

Hubert and Leona Hayes Papers, Add. #5

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Identifier: SM 06-01
Scope and Contents For information on Hubert Hayes and Leona Hayes, see the main entry for the Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree collection, accession MSS 87-03.Gray binder containing clippings, a photograph, correspondence, and related material concerning the Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree. Also, materials concerning the Avery County High School Square Dance Team, and their trip to Paris to perform at the Pershing Hall Memorial Building and Foundation du Memorial de L'Escadrille...

Hubert Hayes Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-06
Scope and Contents Hubert Hayes (1900-1964) was a playwright, teacher, and author. He was also the promoter and founder of the Mountain Youth Jamboree (Asheville, NC) in 1948. The Jamboree was an annual event sponsored by the Asheville Jaycees. Children competed in square dancing, singing and music-making.The major part of the collection consists of photographs of winners and participants of various Jamborees and of autographed photographs of famous...

Hubert Hayes Collection, Add. # 1

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Identifier: MSS 87-05
Scope and Contents This collection includes published materials on folk life and folklore, sheet music, programs, and playbills. It also contains autographed photographs of performing artists.

Hunter and Weaver Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-12
Content Description Papers, photographs, and other documentation concerning the Hunter and Weaver families of western North Carolina, primarily from the 1890s into the 1960s. The materials include, but are not limited to, correspondence; photographs, photo-albums, and lantern slides; publications and writings on the histories of the Hunter and Weaver families; scrapbooks and memorabilia, including newspaper clippings and articles; military records, World War II correspondence, and memorabilia, notably of Miss...

J. D. McRorie Papers

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Identifier: MSS 00-05
Content Description Photographs appearing in, or considered for, The History of Jackson County, edited by Max Williams, and published by The Jackson County Historical Society, Sylva, 2001.

Jackson County Families Collection

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Identifier: SM 06-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two distinct parts. Part one contains Jackson County, North Carolina, tax statements (1921 – 1968) of D. B. Alexander and Mrs. D.B. Alexander and other personal papers. Part two contains correspondence (1929 – 1953), including birthday cards and cards for other celebrations or life events, and featuring the Buchanan and Frady families and Robert L. Madison; photographs; and other personal papers.

Jesse Bryson Stalcup Collection

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Identifier: MSS 11-03
Content Description The collection contains correspondence of the Stalcup family of Macon County, North Carolina, 1899-1934; documents, including business and financial records; obituary information; thirty (30) photographs depicting images of the Stalcup family, the Buck Creek, North Carolina, vicinity, the Tate City, Georgia, vicinity, Mt. Zion Church in Macon County, mining and industrial scenes, and other scenes or buildings; eight (8) “Time Books” and/or “day books” of Jesse Bryson Stalcup containing names...

Jimmy Reed Collection

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Identifier: MSS 99-02
Scope and Contents Photographs, reminiscences, and memorabilia, including topically arranged ring-binders. Grouped topics listed include (1) Jimmy Reed Narrative, Class of 1928, Selfridge Field, Frog Level (Haywood County, NC); (2) State and Local Figures, Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC); (3) National Figures, Mrs. Carl Sandburg, Dr. Billy Graham, Prisons, Wildlife; (4) Miscellaneous, State and Local Events, Fontana Dam (Swain County, NC); (5) Miscellaneous, Liftoffs, Lassie, Wagon Train; (6)...

John Abbot Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-06
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters and four picture postcards with messages on the backs, received by Rosa Gibbs, an African American resident of Sylva, NC. The correspondence is from family and friends in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Other items in the collection include a picture of an unidentified couple and a bank book of Marion Carey of Waynesville, NC. The picture is possibly of Rosa Love and her husband. Carey’s relationship to Rosa Love Gibbs is...

John B. Battle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 92-02
Content Description Published and typescript materials associated with a Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center collection.

John B. Battle Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 94-9
Content Description Twenty-one (21) images on twelve (12) items (i.e. some items have two images, front and back). Most images have had a number penciled in one corner (indicated under "Description" below) Item - Description1) [unidentified group photograph; seventeen people in two rows on a front porch. Numbered "1"]2) [unidentified; rail-line running along river leading into a town/settlement; hillsides are barren. Numbered "2"][unidentified; view of a town across a...

John Moore Crawford Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-24
Scope and Contents John Moore Crawford (1829-1933) was a descendant of George W. Crawford, Sr., the latter being the progenitor of Crawfords in Haywood, Macon, Clay and Cherokee Counties, NC. George W. Crawford, Jr., and Lorena Moore were the parents of John Crawford. The genealogy of the Crawford family may be found in incomplete form in W.C. Allen's The Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina (pp. 558-567). See also the excerpt from Daniel's Lyle's Daniel Lyle, Immigrant, which relates the ancestry of...

John Parris Collection

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Identifier: MSS 00-06
Content and Scope Papers of journalist and author John A. Parris (1914 - 1999).Parris served as a war correspondent during World War II and reported from the North African and European theaters. After the war he became noted for his "Roaming the Mountains" column that was a regular feature of the Asheville Citizen and Asheville Citizen-Times newspapers and which first appeared in February 1955.Parris' works included Springboard to Berlin (co-author; New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company,...

John Preston Arthur Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-09
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection concerns John Preston Arthur's book, Western North Carolina: A History (From 1730 to 1913), originally published in 1914 by the Edwards & Broughton Printing Company (Raleigh, NC) in cooperation with Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Asheville, NC. Arthur worked in conjunction with Mrs. Theodore S. Morrison, who was connected with the DAR, to prepare his history. Arthur's papers subsequently came into the possession of...

John W. Edwards Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 04-13
Contents Folder 1 – Photographs. Dr. Alex Pow, with colleagues, students, and associates. n.d.

Folder 2 – Photographs. Dr. Doug Reid, with colleagues, students, and associates. 1956-1966, n.d.

Folder 3 – Photographs. Dr. Doug Reid, with colleagues, students, and associates. 1957-1968, n.d.

Folder 4 – Portrait. Etched paper portraits of Doug Reid. n.d.

Folder 5 – Plate. Etched metal plate, portrait of Doug Reid. n.d.

Josefina Niggli Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-13
Scope and Contents Josefina Niggli (1910-1983) worked in several literary fields--poetry, drama, fiction--but she also is remembered for her twenty-year service as director of drama, director of the Little Theatre, and journalism instructor of Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC). Josefina Marie Niggli was born July 13, 1910, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She was the daughter of Frederick Ferdinand Niggli, the manager of a cement plant in the village of Hidalgo, and...

Josefina Niggli Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 97-5
Content Description Ms. Niggli (1910 - 1983) was an author and former member of the WCU faculty for whom Niggli Theatre is named. This addition to the Josefina Niggli collection contains a ring-binder / notebook containing correspondence, typescripts, and handwritten drafts and/or manuscripts by Niggli. The drafts sketch out the cast of characters of a novel, provide a chronology of events, and proceed to a 130 page typescript complete with revisions. Also in the collection are five photographs of...

Juanita Farmer Proffitt and Jeannette Farmer Bryson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 10-04
Content Description Four hundred and thirty-five photographs, postcards (many with attendant correspondence, dated or postmarked primarily 1909 - 1921), and/or photographic negatives, either contained in two (2) albums or loose, along with various memorabilia, miscellaneous clippings, and correspondence.

Lewis J. Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-43
Content Description Lewis J. Smith (1843-1901) was born in Haywood County, NC. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war, Smith settled in the East LaPorte and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, NC. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, then known as Cullowhee High School and later Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. He served in the North Carolina Senate (1889).The collection concerns the Smith and McGuire families. ...

Lillian Hirt Papers

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Identifier: MSS 99-05
Content Description Papers of Lillian Hirt concerning her personal and professional activities, the Hirt family, and the Cullowhee community. Included are: Personal and professional correspondence, primarily 1947-1991; literary works, speeches, and programs by Mrs. Hirt, including drafts and proofs; literary publications, notably works of Lillian Hirt and regional authors; other publications, including Western Carolina University reports, programs, yearbooks, and brochures, and other regional publications;...

Livingston Kelley - Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 81-17
Scope and Contents Six photographs of late 19th and early 20th century vintage. Only one photograph is dated (1901 scene of Sylva, NC, during a flood). Identified photographs:1 - Sylva, NC, during a flood: 1901.2 - John Elderkin photographed in a World War I uniform.3 - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Norton, of Sylva, NC.4 - Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Coward, probably of Sylva, NC.Two unidentified photographs:5 - Man in early-20th century...

Lloyd Cowan Barn Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 02-01
Content Description Photographs of barns in Jackson County, North Carolina, taken by Lloyd Cowan

Margaret Bare Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-07
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs of the Margaret Bare family and of the Murphy and Cherokee County area of North Carolina. Also included is a photocopy of an 1850 minister's license.

McKee & Dills Families

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Identifier: MSS 12-01
Content Description The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.

Mead Plant Collection

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Identifier: MSS 91-1
Content Description The collection consists of thirty-one (31) photographs (8" x 10") showing construction and/or operations of the Mead Plant (Sylva Paperboard Co.) in Sylva, North Carolina. Seventeen of the photographs showing construction of the plant are dated, and range from March 6, 1928 to October 8, 1929. The remaining photographs are undated, but are views of the plant and/or personnel engaged in operations.Folder 1: – Document. Entitled “Paper Manufacturing”. No author statement. n.d....

Melba Simpson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 06-14
Content Description Photographs and scrapbooks of Melba Simpson, of Jackson County, North Carolina.

Monteith Sisters and Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 06-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains seven photographs, four of which feature Edith Monteith (September 16, 1915 – July 15, 2001) and / or Edna Monteith (February 22, 1908 – June 25, 1988) and three featuring funeral ceremonies and caskets. Also in the collection are six sheets of blank stationery paper with the heading “E.B. Monteith, P.M. and General Merchandise, Dillsboro, N.C.” Elias Brendle Monteith (July 14, 1876 – June 10, 1954) was, according to his obituary in the Sylva...

Ninian Edmonston Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-11
Content Description Ninian Edmonston (1789-1868) was a citizen of Haywood County, NC. He became a surveyor early in life, and assisted, at the age of nineteen, in surveying the boundary line between Buncombe County, NC, and Haywood County, NC. He served as sheriff of Haywood County for four years. He also served in both the North Carolina Senate and House of Commons (1821-1835), ultimately serving nine terms. Most of the correspondence is from relatives of Edmonston who settled in the Midwest. ...

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 94-5
Content Description The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, ledgers and/or journals, news clippings, and books and/or pamphlets concerning the Robertson, Norburn, Thomson, Strickland and related families, including Reuben B. Robertson, Sr. and Jr.; Dr. Russell Norburn; Martha Norburn Mead; Dr. E.F. Strickland.

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 95-7
Content Description For background information, see the main collection entry MSS 94-5.

Paul Fink Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-18
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains region, by Paul Fink of Jonesboro, TN. A hiking companion of Horace Kephart (see MSS 80-24 Horace Kephart), Fink advocated for the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the 1920s. This collection was acquired in conjunction with the Horace Kephart collection.

Photo Album of the Great Smokey Mountains

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Identifier: MSS 87-06
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the “Photo Album of the Great Smokey Mountains,” compiled by Max V. Straub, of Canton, OH. The photographs in this album are dated from 1926-1930, and show a variety of locations within the Great Smoky Mountains. Many of the locations shown would become part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, chartered in 1934 and officially dedicated in 1940. Straub's photographs show the Great Smoky Mountains region and some of its inhabitants...

R.A. Romanes Collection

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Identifier: MSS 90-3
Content Description The main body of the collection consists of photographic prints and negatives of various sizes (2" x 3" to 8" x 10") for the period of 1928 - 1972, although most items are concentrated in the years 1930 - 1960. Also included in the collection are news clippings and magazine articles, either featuring photographs in the Romanes collection or concerning subjects featured in the photographs. There is one folder each of correspondence, financial data, and biographical information on...

Ramsey – West Collection (W.C.T.C. 1949 – 1951)

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Identifier: SM 10-20
Content Description Materials concerning Ruth West during her years as a student at Western Carolina Teachers College, including Catamount yearbooks for 1949, 1950, 1951, with personal inscriptions from classmates; and, twelve (12) photographs featuring students on campus and also the 1949 Catamount baseball team.

Robert W. Harris Scrapbook

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Identifier: SM 11-05
Content Description Black, hardbound scrapbook (18" x 12"), containing chiefly memorabilia of a vacation to Europe, specifically the Mediterranean, including Spain and Italy. Includes clippings, photographs, receipts, publications, correspondence, boarding passes, and maps. Correspondence to/from Mrs. F.R. Harris, Mr. Robert W. Harris, and Marina Harris, 1932-1933. Contains materials relating to the Steamship Exochorda and SS Rex, along with several hotels in New York, Spain, and Italy. Includes "Glimpses from...

R.R. Padgett Collection

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Identifier: SM 86-05
Scope and Contents Original albumen photograph of the exterior storefront of R.R. Padgett, of Asheville, NC. The collection also includes a sermon on Padgett's death.

Rufus Morgan Collection

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Identifier: MSS 12-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials relating to the life and activities of the Rev. Rufus Morgan (1885 – 1983), an Episcopal Priest in western North Carolina. These materials were gathered by Mr. Ben Bridgers of Sylva, NC, in preparation for a planned biography of Rufus Morgan. Included are correspondence, audio cassettes (1970 – 1979 and no date), notes, photographs, and clippings, chiefly concerning Rev. Rufus Morgan and family. Also included are eight convention journals titled Diocese...

Ruth Barnes Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-15
Scope and Contents The collection contains the following: (1) "The World's Greatest War" published c. 1917 by the Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal (Atlanta, GA), and containing pictures, statistics, maps, and Woodrow Wilson's war proclamation and message to Congress relative to World War I. (2) Copy of a picture of a late nineteenth or early twentieth century Alexander family (of North Carolina) reunion. (3) Copy of a 1911 preaching license issued...

Sara Madison Photographs, Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 05-08
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one 8 x 10 photograph of the Buzzards Roost area of Cullowhee, and includes the Indian Mound.

Scarborough, Hazel

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Identifier: MSS 80-37
Scope and Contents The collection contains several groups of correspondence, most of which concerns relatives of Hazel Scarborough. These groups are: Auyer (Ayer) Cole, Asheville, NC:., letters to his family during World War I service: 1917-1918. William B. Simpson, Weaverville, NC: , letters to his family during his military service in Korea: 1953. E. C. Cole family, Asheville, NC: ., correspondence & papers: 1914-1918....

Stringfield, Love, & Sloan Families

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Identifier: MSS 16-02
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Love, Sloan, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See related collections for more information on these families: MSS 80-06 William Williams Stringfield MSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1SM 80-55 James Robert LoveMSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1MSS 15-03...

Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

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Identifier: MSS 15-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Sloan, Love, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See also: MSS 80-06 William Williams StringfieldMSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1SM 80-55 James Robert LoveMSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1 This collection chiefly concerns the descendants of William...

Sue Hedden Benson Collection

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Identifier: SM 00-10
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the following items:Two (2) handwritten notes from Sue Hedden Benson’s cousins in a pink envelope.A one Yen military currency note.A Dillsboro & Sylva Electric Light Company bill for $7.59 to Hedden Barber Shop, Sylva, N.C., dated March 1, 1944.A brown book of “Schoolday Memoires” tied together with brown ribbon which belonged to Sue Hedden Benson.A white book of “Memoires” for Sylva Central High...

T. Ray Gibbs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 96-09
Content Description The Ray Gibbs Collection contains over 50 household artifacts. Gibbs (b. 1904) was a distinguished alumnus of WCU (Class of 1927, Cullowhee State Normal School) who chose a career in education. He served as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant superintendent throughout North Carolina before retiring as Superintendent of Forsyth County Schools in the late 1950s. He and his wife, Frances Louise Patrick Gibbs, retired to Whittier, N.C. where Ray was raised. The Gibbs Collection came to the...

Twentieth Century Club (Sylva, NC)

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Identifier: MSS 86-04
Scope and Contents The Twentieth Century Club, of Sylva, NC--a member of the Federated Women's Clubs of America--was organized in April 1925. The object of the club was to promote interest in education, philanthropy, public welfare, moral values, civics, and fine arts. Early club projects included: 1. Establishing a town library, 2. Furnishing lunches for needy children, 3. Establishing a continuing scholarship for a Western Carolina...

W. Frank Forsyth Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-45
Content Description Forsyth's papers are divided into eight broad categories. The first category includes legislative and personal correspondence from his N. C. Senate years, invitations to political affairs, Senate and House directories, various legislative bills and state statistics. The second category has Western Carolina University Board of Trustees notes, letters of sympathy and funeral / memorial papers. The third category has newspaper clippings, with subjects ranging from Forsyth's Senate campaign to...

Wade Galloway Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 11-02
Content Description The collection consists of sixty-seven (67) color photographic slides of the “grand parade” held for the county centennial celebration for Jackson County, North Carolina, held September 3, 1951, featuring floats, crowd scenes, and individuals; a photographic slide of the Moseman’s Superette; twenty-one (21) color negatives of parades in Cherokee, N.C., and at Western Carolina College (now Western Carolina University); four (4) photographs of the 1940 flood in Cullowhee, N.C.; a scrapbook,...

Walt Whitman Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-51
Scope and Contents Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) was a noted American poet, as well as a teacher, editor, publisher, and volunteer Civil War nurse. He was the son of Walter and Lousia Van Velsor Whitman, of New York. Whitman is probably best known for Leaves of Grass (first published in 1855). The collection came into the possession of William Petterson's family when one of Petterson's ancestors lived next door to Walt Whitman's niece, Jessie, in Camden, N.J. Jessie presented the items as...

WCU International Students and Host Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 16-06
Scope and Contents This collection concerns international students and the Host Family Association at Western Carolina University. Formed during the mid-1970's, the Host Family Association's mission was to assist the newly-arriving international students with the transition from life in their home country to the challenges of being a new college student in an unfamiliar country. Host families provided essentials, such as bedding, dormitory furnishings, and winter clothing. They also hosted international...

WCU Theatre Department Collection

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Identifier: MSS 17-01
Scope and Contents Programs, photographs, cast lists, and other ephemera from WCU theater productions.

Western Carolinian Office Photographs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-13
Content Description Photographs from the Western Carolinian office, the student newspaper of Western Carolina University.

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 96-01
Content Description Draft and final versions, revisions, and carbon copies of William E. Bird's The History of Western Carolina College. Also included are seven (7) photographs featuring Cullowhee High School and/or Cullowhee Normal Industrial School and seven (7) commencement programs from the Cullowhee school (1899, 1905, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1923).

William F. Tompkins Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-73
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding four Jackson County, NC, families of the early part of the 20th century. The families are Tompkins, Coleman, Luck, and Dillard. The principal family represented is the Tompkins family. Dan Tompkins was a newspaperman and politician in Sylva for thirty-one years. Dan Tompkins’ paternal grandfather was Dr. William C. Tompkins. In 1884, after practicing medicine and publishing newspapers in Kansas and Colorado, Dr. Tompkins...

William Tobias Howze

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Identifier: SM 16-02
Scope and Contents William Tobias Howze (born September 8, 1929 in Groveland, FL) enlisted in the United States Army on January 20, 1947 and served until June 14, 1950 and these materials mostly have to do with his military service. He served in the American Embassy Motor Pool and with the Honor Guard in post-war Japan. He served as a driver for General Douglas MacArthur and a number of other Allied military officers including Australian General Thomas Albert Blarney. The photographs, some autographed, include...

William Williams Stringfield Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Thomas Stringfield, a minister and the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. Thomas Stringfield served as a chaplain in Andrew Jackson's army. He eventually settled in Strawberry Plains, TN, where he founded and served as the first president of a small college. He died in 1858. It was at Strawberry Plains that William Williams Stringfield spent most of his youth. When the...

Zebulon Weaver Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-01
Scope and Contents Zebulon Weaver (1872-1948) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from western North Carolina. He was born in the Weaverville area of Buncombe County, NC. He was educated in the local schools, including Weaver College, and also studied law at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Admitted to the bar in 1894, Weaver practiced law in Asheville, NC, prior to entering politics. Weaver served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1907-1909) and the state...