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History of Transylvania County Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 80-23
Content Description Legible photocopied.

Scope and Contents Ora L. Jones, local historian, genealogist, and newspaperman, of Transylvania County, NC, wrote his history of the county in a series of articles published in the Brevard News and the Asheville Citizen.



The manuscripts in this collection are photocopies of his articles in the News, November 25, 1916, (an incomplete copy) and in the Asheville Citizen, beginning on January 7, 1917, and ...

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 ...

Horace Kephart Collection Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 82-2
Content Description This addition to the Horace Kephart collection contains photocopies of correspondence, legal papers, manuscripts and notebooks. The correspondence concerns Kephart, his friends and associates, and members of his family. It can be divided into two groups, marked by Kephart's death in April 1931. Much of the material before 1931 concerns Kephart's published works, activities involving the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail, and other matters relating to Appalachian ...

Horace Kephart Collection Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 87-1
Content Description Printed material dealing mainly with the western North Carolina area.

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. #3

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Identifier: MSS 04-11
Content Description Twenty-First annual Hubert Hayes Youth Jamboree Brochure, April 24-26, 1969 (4 copies)

Twenty-Second annual Hubert Hayes Jamboree Brochure, April 9-11, 1970 (4 copies)

Twenty-Third annual Hubert Hayes Youth Jamboree Brochure, April 20, 29, May 1, 1970

Twenty-Fourth annual Hubert Hayes Youth Jamboree Brochure, May-17-19, 1973 (3 copies)

Twenty-Fifth annual Hubert Hayes Jamboree Brochure (n.d.)

Brochure featuring story of Hubert & Leona ...

Hubert and Leona Hayes Papers, Add. #4

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Identifier: MSS 04-12
Content Description Addition to collections concerning Hubert Hayes, Leona Hayes, and the Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree, containing correspondence, publications, and photographs. For more information, see MSS 85-06, Hubert Hayes.

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.

Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-25
Scope and Contents Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) was a native of Charleston, SC. He was a lawyer, founding editor of the Southern Review (1828-1832), and a politician. He served in the South Carolina General Assembly (1820-1822; 1824-1830) and was South Carolina’s attorney general (1830-1832). On the national scene, he was charge d'affaires to Brussels (1832-1836), a member of the United States House of Representatives (1837-1839), and United States Attorney General (1841-1843), in the cabinet of President ...

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 ...

Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal Scrapbook

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Identifier: SM 09-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains a scrapbook by Ila Champion, who was a student at Cullowhee State Normal School (later Western Carolina University).





Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal Scrapbook



Scrapbook with Cullowhee State Normal School logo on cover. Contains clippings (see below), memorabilia concerning campus events, graduation name cards, programs (see below), correspondence, and ephemera.



Clippings

Imogene Herron Nielson Papers

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Identifier: SM 10-10
Content Description Typescript by Imogene Herron Nielsen entitled “Memories of Western Carolina Teachers College, 1931 – 1933” about her experiences at the institution.

Iobst Family Genealogy

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Identifier: SM 80-26
Scope and Contents The collection contains typewritten notes on the genealogy of the Nicholas Schull family , which emigrated from the British Isles to Pennsylvania in the 1600s. Part of the family eventually settled in Hertford County, NC. The collection contains several lists detailing various branches of the family tree.

Ira Rogers, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-04
Scope and Contents The one item in this collection is a photocopy of a bill of sale for a farm sold by Jeremiah Wardrep to William Burton Wiggins, both of Cherokee County, NC. The statement describes the location of the farm, terms of the sale, and is dated July 20, 1885.







William Burton Wiggins was the son of Abraham Wiggins and Margaret Deaver (also spelled Dever).

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.

Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick Papers

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Identifier: MSS 02-02
Content Description Publications and research materials of Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, including, but not limited to, handwritten manuscripts, translations, drafts, galleys, publications. Materials relate to books and articles by the Kilpatricks, including, but not limited to The Book of Haggai, Chronicles of Wolftown, Eastern Cherokee Folktales Reconstructed from the Field Notes of Frans M. Olbrechts, Friends of Thunder, Folktales of the Oklahoma Cherokees, Muskogean Charm Songs Among ...

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.

Jackson County Miscellany

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Identifier: SM 95-5
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous items primarily concerning Jackson County, North Carolina, particularly items relating to the McLain family.

Notice of Sheriffs Sale: July 3, 1893.



Receipt for "keeping watch over New York Corundum Co. property": 1893.



J.E. Dickerson & Co. vs. New York Corundum Mining Company: Jan. 4, 1894



Account book: 1894.



Letter on letterhead of Miller & Fisher ("Dry Goods ...

Jackson County Records

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Identifier: MSS 02-05
Scope and Contents Collection contains:



(1) Church Register of the Nortons [sic], Methodist Episcopal Church South, 1894-1946;



(2) “List of Persons Whose usual place of abode was, UPON THE 1st DAY OF JUNE, 1880, within the 106 Enumeration District of the 4 Supervisor’s District of North Carolina comprising Savannah Township”;



(3) Seven registrar booklets for precincts in Jackson County, North Carolina entitled “A list of the names of al the ...

Jackson County Road Map

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Identifier: SM 10-17
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a hand-drawn map of Jackson County, N.C., with features dating from c. 1910s.

Jackson County School Ledger

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Identifier: SM 06-04
Scope and Contents Ledger with a title page heading “Common School Record of the Proceedings of the Board Superintendents of Jackson County.” The ledger consists thirty-two (32) pages and has entries dated between 1853 and 1861 for Jackson County, North Carolina. It includes an April 1861 entry with a list of “committeemen” that has forty-six numbered names. There is also a final, unrelated entry dated March 16, 1891, Cashiers, N.C., concerning a legal notice.



For additional information, ...

Jacob Siler Papers

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Identifier: MSS 05-08
Content Description Papers of the Siler family of Macon County, North Carolina, notably Jacob Siler (1795 – 1871), David W. Siler (1822 – 1884), and Charles W. Slagle, a grandson of Jacob Siler. The papers include correspondence, business and financial records, church minutes, contracts, affidavits, surveys/plats, financial papers, legal papers and other materials of family interest. Among the topics are Jacob Siler’s work on behalf of the state of North Carolina concerning Cherokee Lands and the Western ...

James E. Dooley and Barbara Dooley Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-15
Content Description Research and documentation concerning the chapter published in The History of Jackson County as “The Cultural Arts” (Sylva, N.C.: Jackson County Historical Association, 1987)

James R. Thomas, Sr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-04
Scope and Contents This collection consists of partial and complete newspaper editions of the Asheville Citizen (July 18, 1916, and August 29, 1931) and the News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) (December 30, 1917; January 29, 1921; March 5, 1921; January 16, 22, 25, 29, 1923; February 3, 5, 6, 9-14, 22-27, 1923; March 9, 12, 13, 1923).



The majority of the news in the papers relates to World War I and its aftermath.

James W. Terrell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-05
Scope and Contents James W. Terrell (1829-1908) was born in Rutherford County, NC. Little is known of his early years, except that he migrated westward to the Haywood County-Jackson County area of North Carolina.



In 1852 Terrell took charge of William Holland Thomas's trading store in Quallatown, the business center of the North Carolina Cherokee community. Terrell eventually became an “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), as was his employer and business partner, Thomas.

James Watson Papers

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Identifier: SM 80-11
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence to James Watson, a Confederate soldier in the 25th North Carolina Regiment, from his wife Elizabeth Watson and friend Alfred Wilson. The Watsons and Wilson were residents of Jackson County, NC.



The first letter wasis dated October 29, 1861, and was written to James Watson, care of Colonel T.L. Clingman, in the Beaufort District of South Carolina. Mrs. Watson wrote about missing her husband, food prices, crop conditions, the ...

Jane Nagy and William Paulk Papers

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Identifier: MSS 04-05
Content Description Correspondence of Jane Nagy and William Paulk, of Cullowhee, N.C.

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1984, 1985 & 1986.

Folder 2: Correspondence, 1987.

Folder 3: Correspondence, 1988.

Folder 4: Correspondence, 1988, 1989.

Folder 5: Correspondence, 1990.

Folder 6: Correspondence, 1991.

Folder 7: Correspondence 1992.

Folder 8: Correspondence, 1993, 1994.

Folder 9: Correspondence, 1995, 1996

Jason D. Ledford Family Papers

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Identifier: SM 80-10
Content Description The collection contains genealogical material concerning the family of Jason D. Ledford of Cherokee County, NC. The main theme of the collection is Nathaniel C. Browder's attempt to establish that Jason D. Ledford (c. 1800-18??) was the son of Peter Ledford, Sr., of Burke County, NC. Browder assembled his evidence through quotations from Ledford descendants and evidence from official documents.

Included in the papers are copies of 1923 correspondence from H.J. Crumley of Benton, ...

Jesse Bryson Stalcup Collection

 Series
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) ...

Joel T. Hubbard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-02
Scope and Contents Joel Thomas Hubbard (1855-1933) was the owner and operator of a dry goods and notions store in Wilkesboro, NC, in the late 19th-early 20th centuries.



The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Hubbard from 1880-1931. In addition, there are business records, deeds, tax records and other legal documents, and news clippings. There is limited information on timber operations in Wilkes County, NC.

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 and Irenah Wike Collection

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Identifier: MSS 09-03
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the family of John Wike (1788-1841) and Irenah Isenhower Wike (1789-1875) of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing correspondence from the latter part of the 19th century through the early part of the 20th centur; western North Carolina land grants and deeds from the 19th century; School Census Record cards from the 1930's; brochures from the late 19th century through the early 20th century; a Winchester Firearms poster with land survey information written on the back; ...

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 Papers, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 00-01
Content Description The collection consists of a variety of historical, although unrelated, items.

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 - Description

1) [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 Goebel Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-21
Scope and Contents The collection consists of data compiled by John Goebel from cemeteries in Buncombe, Haywood, and Swain counties, and the Qualla Reservation (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) of North Carolina. The information includes the number of graves, names of those buried, dates of birth and death, and inscriptions.

John Jacob Niles (Film) Collection

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Identifier: SM 94-1
Content Description One copy of the film "John Jacob Niles" by Appalshop, Inc. (32 minutes, color, c1978), with accompanying film transcript and study guide.

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 R. Brinkley Papers

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Identifier: SM 02-06
Content Description Bound, typescript report entitled “Properties of Dr. John R. Brinkley, Sylva, North Carolina,” by Ellis Clarke Soper, Consulting Engineer, containing “Letter of Transmittal” (four pages, dated May 1, 1937), “Index” (three pages), “Report” (fifteen numbered pages plus title page), “Appendix” (three pages), thirty-five photographs, and two maps.

John S. Seymour Collection

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Identifier: MSS 84-03
Scope and Contents John S. Seymour was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Western Carolina Teachers College (WCTC) (later Western Carolina University). Seymour was born in Charleston, SC, on April 5, 1893. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees (1921, 1927) in social science and education from the University of South Carolina, and a second M.A. degree from Columbia University (1928). He also did advanced study at the George Peabody College for Teachers and the University of North Carolina.


John Taylor Relief Prints Collection

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Identifier: MSS 92-7
Scope and Contents Twenty-six relief prints produced circa 1940's by John Taylor.

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 ...

Josefina Niggli Collection, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 09-04
Content Description For additional information on Josefina Niggli, see the description for manuscript collection MSS 85-13.

The following books received with this collection were catalogued as part of Special Collections:

Josephine Niggli. Mexican Silhouettes. [portion of title page torn off], 1931.

Josephine Niggli. Mexican Silhouettes, 1928. Hidalgo, N.L., Mexico.

Josephina Niggli. Pointers on Playwriting. Boston: The Writer, Inc., 1945.

Josefina ...

Joseph Cathey and Cathey Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-02
Content Description Personal papers (C. 1844 - 1876) of the Cathey family of Haywood County, North Carolina, primarily of Col. Joseph Cathey, and including personal and/or business correspondence, financial and legal papers, paper monetary notes issued by various state governments, and newspapers (Daily South Carolinian, August 21, 1863; The Spirit of the Age, May 4, 1863) or newspaper clippings.

Joseph Cathey Store Ledgers

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Identifier: MSS 13-02
Content Description Three (3) store ledgers of Colonel Joseph Cathey of Haywood County, North Carolina, covering the period primarily from 1849–1874.

Josephine Morgan Upchurch Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-16
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typed draft of Josephine Morgan Upchurch's book of poetry, A Stone Turned, copyrighted in 1972 and published in England in 1973. Upchurch is an alumna of Western Carolina University. The poems in the book are mostly originals by Upchurch, although a few works by other authors are included.







Hunter Library has a copy of the published version of this book. See PS3571.P37 S8.

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.

Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity

 Collection
Identifier: SM 00-01
Contents Sigma Chi Fraternity charter for the Kappa Gamma Chapter located at Western Carolina University. Dated November 16, 1991.

Kilpatrick Cherokee Language Collection

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Identifier: MSS 03-04
Content Description Cherokee language materials or related linguistic materials, both originals and photocopies, and dated 1885 - 1999, that includes documents, formulas, medicinal and love charms, printed materials in the Cherokee language, Cherokee language manuals and primers, and educational materials and research papers on Cherokee language topics.

Lanning, Earl F., Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 85-01
Content Description The collection contains deeds, indentures, land grants, and surveys. Most of the items are from Anson County, NC, but there are some from Haywood County and Buncombe County (both NC), and Greene County, TN. Also in the collection is a pledge for money to be paid in lumber, labor, and merchandisable produce to the church of the Forks of the Pigeon (NC) for an Academy, and dated 1845.

Lewis Ellsworth Photographic Slides Collection

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Identifier: SM 04-01
Scope and Contents Ten (10) color photographic slides featuring the Sylva, North Carolina, vicinity. Six slides date from circa 1949, one from circa 1969, and three from 2003. Scenes include Sylva’s Main Street, views of Sylva from a distance, and the town’s former Mead Corporation paper manufacturing plant (currently the Jackson Paper Company Plant).

Lewis J. Smith Collection

 Series
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; ...

Lillian Hirt Papers, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 03-08
Content Description Writings and other creative works by Lillian Hirt, programs, photographs, and notes.

Livingston Kelley - Photographs

 Collection
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. ...

Lloyd Cowan Barn Photographs

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

Louis Hampton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 05-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains a variety of items relating to Louis Hampton of North Carolina and later of Tennessee. There is one piece of correspondence, a letter written by Horace Kephart (1862 – 1931) to Louis Hampton, addressed from Lindale, Georgia, and dated October 5, 1909. In the letter, Kephart details his travels over the past year, his current living arrangements with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barnett, future plans, and requests for news from Hampton about recent events in Swain County, North ...

Louise Bayless Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-09
Scope and Contents The collection contains a history of Fort Butler in Cherokee County, NC, by Louise A. Bayless, and several genealogy items on Cherokee County families. These items include:



1. James P. H. Porter and Jane Owens marriage contract and subsequent dispute, 1842, 1849.



2. Biographical sketch of the Felix family.



3. Biographical sketch of the George Whery Dickey family.



4. Letter, Samuel W. to John W. ...

Love Song of the Oconee Lufta (sheet music)

 Collection
Identifier: SM 05-03
Scope and Contents Sheet music for “Love Song of the Oconee Lufta” by Mrs. R. L. Creel, copyright 1938.

Major Wiley Parris Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SM 00-12
Content Description M. W. [Major Wiley] Parris of Jackson County, North Carolina, was 37 when he enlisted in May, 1861, and became a private in the North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment, Company B. The three letters presented here are to his wife, Jane Parris. Less than two weeks after his letter of July 3, 1862, he was discharged “by reason of being over age” (North Carolina Troops, vol. 7, p. 376). The Federal Census of 1860 for Jackson County, North Carolina, lists an M.W. Parris, age 36, and Jane Parris, ...

Margaret Bare Collection

 Collection
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.

Marion Fitz-Simons Mexican Village Illustrations

 Collection
Identifier: SM 10-07
Scope and Contents The collection consists of nine original, hand-drawn illustrations by Marian Fitz-Simons for Josefina Niggli’s novel, Mexican Village. The illustrations are associated with chapters in the book.



The items in the collection are:

[Chapter] [Name]

Title page

II. The Street of the Three Crosses

III. The Chicken Coop

IV. The Street of the Hidden Water

V. The Street of the Canon

VI. The Plaza ...

Martha Hyde

 Item
Identifier: SM 80-08
Content Description The one item in the collection is an indebtedness agreement dated January 1, 1857, between William Holland Thomas and Nacheuh (?), a Cherokee. The agreement specifies the terms of the debt, which concerns Thomas acting as an agent for the "Buffalo Indians" (members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee) of Graham County (NC) in some land transactions.

Maurice B. Morrill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 05-07
Content Description Manuscript and drafts of Dr. Maurice B. Morrill’s history of Western Carolina University. Dr. Morrill served as the Dean of Western Carolina University’s Graduate School and also served extensively on university committees. Several of the manuscript drafts are dated between 1979 – 1981. Also included are research materials for the university history and materials from Ms. Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Duckett.

McKee & Dills Families

 File
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.

M.D. Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SM 00-03
Content Description Portrait of a "Mountain Man" (canvas). Filed as "oversize." Signed "Susan Connell."

Mead Plant Collection

 Collection
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.

Memorial Chapel -- Cullowhee United Methodist Church (Report)

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Identifier: SM 99-4
Content Description Nine-page report on the windows of the Cullowhee United Methodist Church Memorial Chapel by Hannah Lou Brown Rowlson. The windows represent the families and individuals that supported the church, and include: Billie Lee Brown, Hamilton and Anna Brown, William W. Brown, Eva S. Bryson, Henry C. Bryson, William Edgar Bryson, Ruth Wike Cannon, Virginia Ann Cobb, John and Ida Cotter, David and Lou Coward, William Coward, Mollie Fisher, William and Melvina Keller, R. L. Madison, Will and Sally ...

Michael Frome Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-30
Scope and Contents The collection includes a typescript, four galley proofs, and correspondence relating to Michael Frome's book, Strangers in High Places (Doubleday and Company, 1967). The book is a narrative history of the Great Smoky Mountains area and the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The correspondence concerns comments and criticisms from various authorities and from proof-readers, etc. Other portions of the correspondence, from faculty members of Princeton University to ...

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 ...

Nathaniel C. Browder, Add #1

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-12
Scope and Contents The collection contains three unrelated items:



(1) A photocopy of a letter dated November 18, 1776, from William Moore to General Griffith Rutherford concerning an expedition against the Cherokees in western North Carolina; the letter was photocopied from the Griffith Rutherford Papers, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and permission should be requested from that depository for use.



(2) A photocopy of ...

Nathaniel C. Browder Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-36
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of materials used by Nathaniel C. Browder (1904 - ) in the production of his book The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After and pre-publication drafts of the book DeSoto and Other Spanish Explorers and Their Historians (privately published in Hayesville, NC, 1975).



In the collection are photocopied items from the papers of General Winfield Scott, contained in the National Archives (Washington, DC). Inclusive dates of these ...

New Isothermal Hotel Stationery

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Identifier: SM 03-06
Contents Page of stationery for the New Isothermal Hotel featuring an illustration of the hotel.

News Service Releases (1981) Collection

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Identifier: SM 10-19
Content Description A single, uncut printout of news service reports for early 1981 concerning national events.

Ninian Edmonston Collection

 Series
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.

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #12

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Identifier: MSS 92-03
Content Description John C. Campbell Folk School

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #13

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Identifier: MSS 92-5
Content Description Folder 1 - Art Contest Guidelines (pamphlets).

Folder 2 - Constitution of the North Carolina Arts Education Association.

Folder 3 - Correspondence and other information: 1991.

Folder 4 - Executive Board Meeting schedule: 1991.

Folder 5 - Five Year Plan (Texas Art Education Association): 1990.

Folder 6 - "The First Twenty-Five Years,” history compiled by E. Frances Crim and Dr. Perry Kelly.

Folder 7 - Newsletter, ...

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #14

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Identifier: MSS 93-1
Content Description Folder 1 - NCAEA Annual Conference: October 5-8, 1978.

Folder 2 - NCAEA Annual Conference: March 15-18, 1979.

Folder 3 - NCAEA Annual Conference: April 17-20, 1980.

Folder 4 - NCAEA Annual Conference: November 19-22, 1981.

Folder 5 - NCAEA Annual Conference: November 4-7, 1982.

Folder 6 - NCAEA Award of Merit for Barbara BowmanL 1991.

Folder 7 - NCAEA Board of Directors Meeting: February 6-7, 1981.

Folder 8 - NCAEA ...

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #15

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Identifier: MSS 93-4
Content Description Folder 1 - Arts Article

Folder 2 - Awards Committee and awards winners for 1991.

Folder 3 - Board of Directors Agenda for November 5, 1989.

Folder 4 - Board of Directors list of Officers: 1990 - 1991.

Folder 5 - Board of Directors scheduled meeting dates.

Folder 6 - Board of Directors Meetings: November 17, 1990, February 22, 1991.

Folder 7 - "By Design" Newsletter.

Folder 8 - Constitution of the ...

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #18

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Identifier: MSS 99-11
Content Description Folder 1 – Awards: 1999.

Folder 2 – Ballots: 1999.

Folder 3 – Board Meeting.

Folder 4 – Board Meeting: February 7, 1998.

Folder 5 – Board Meeting: November 6, 1998.

Folder 6 – By Design: 1999.

Folder 7 – Executive Board Meeting: 1998, 1999.

Folder 8 – Executive Board Meeting: 1999.

Folder 9 – Files of Debra Cooper: 1999.

Folder 10 – National Art Education Association Southeast ...

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 85-02
Scope and Contents This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains financial records, correspondence relating to finances, requests for payment, bank statements, checks and monthly financial reports. For additional information, see the entry descriptions under MSS 80-50, MSS 81-07 and MSS 81-10.

North Carolina Trails System

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Identifier: MSS 81-11
Scope and Contents The collection contains brochures, clippings, and articles on trail systems inthe North Carolina trail system. The items are arranged alphabetically by trail name and then chronologically within each trail heading. The trails and trail systems covered include the North Carolina Bartram Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the Benton MacKaye Trail, North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, as well as bicycle trails, canoe trails, and individual hiking trails, most of them in western North Carolina.

North Shore Cemetery Decoration Project Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-01
Scope and Contents Materials concerning the cultural and natural history of the “north shore” of the present Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina - Tennessee, including, but not limited to, a two volume “compilation of documents regarding the Environmental Impact Study on the North Shore Road in the Great Smoky Mountain [sic] National Park in Swain County, North Carolina” (cover letter dated April 16, 2003); a “Cultural Resources Existing Conditions Report, North Shore Road Environmental Impact ...