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Western North Carolina Oral History Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 01-04
Content Description This addition to the Western North Carolina Oral History Project contains interviews concerning:

Agriculture

Out-migration

World War II

Material type include literary productions and reports as well as audio.

Wilkie & Mellie McHan Store Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 97-9
Content Description Ledger of store owned by Wilkie and Mellie McHan, who operated stores on separate occasions in Almond and Marble, North Carolina, in addition to other business enterprises. Pages of the ledger are c. 14 inches by 8¼ inches. Entries are indexed in front of the ledger by name, with most entries dated late 1910s to early 1920s. Entries indicate customers, goods and services, and accounts and payments.

William Bryant Carden Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SM 02-03
Contents Civil War letter of William Bryant Carden (also Cardin), dated October 6, 1861 (beginning of letter) and October 7, 1861 (end of letter), from Camp Lee, Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #2

 Series
Identifier: MSS 90-08
Content Description The collection consists primarily of correspondence from 1937 to 1955 concerning the formation of a museum for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also included are (1) Tenth Annual Handbook of the Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Club (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1935); (2) B.W. Wells, "The Remarkable Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains" (Asheville, N.C., n.d.); and (3) "General Information Regarding Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina - Tennessee" (Washington: U.S. Dept. of the ...

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #3

 File
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 Estes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-3
Content Description Personal papers of William Estes and related family of Swain County, North Carolina. The papers include personal and/or business correspondence; papers related to Estes' capacity as a judicial official (court summons or actions; warrants; notices of actions, petitions, and decisions; agreements); property and land related papers (notices, transactions, surveys, etc.); receipts and memorandum & account booklets; surveys and reports on stills and distilleries, road duty, or schools; ...

William F. Tompkins (1862-1896) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding William F. Tompkins, a Jackson County, NC, physician and businessman. Tompkins was born in Michigan in 1862, but grew up in Kansas and Colorado. He took his professional training in the Louisville Medical College (Louisville, KY). His first practice was at Colorado Springs, CO. While still a young man he moved to Webster, NC (Jackson County), where he established a medical practice and became a land and mineral speculator. Dr. Tompkins served ...

William F. Tompkins Collection, Add. #1

 Collection
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 Holland Thomas (1805-1893) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) was a prominent businessman, “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), soldier, and politician from western North Carolina. Born near Waynesville, NC, Thomas was related to President Zachary Taylor on his father's side of the family. Thomas became interested in business and law at an early age.



Thomas began his long association with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians when Chief Yonaguska "adopted" the young Thomasung white boy ...

William Paulk, Add. #4

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 02-08
Scope and Contents Literary works by William Paulk, and consisting of a continuation of the "Letters to Freddy" (Volume IX).

William Paulk Collection

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Identifier: MSS 97-4
Content Description Literary and other works by William Paulk, journals containing poetry and other literary works by or about him; his thesis; clippings; manuscripts compilations; manuscript journals; manuscripts of novels; individual manuscripts of poems, short stories, plays; original hieroglyphic artwork and translation of the Apostles' Creed; and proof pages. Also included are books by other authors, photographs, correspondence, and programs and other printed items.

Appendix A -- William Paulk ...

William Paulk Estate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 03-10
Content Description Papers of Mr. William Paulk, former English professor, WCU English Department.

William Paulk selected poems

 Collection
Identifier: SM 93-2
Content Description Manuscript in English of poems by William Paulk which appeared in the Chinese edition of Selected Poems. The general editor of the Chinese edition was Yang Zhida, and the translators were Zeng Hong, Yang Jing-Ging, and Yang Zhida.

For the Chinese edition see, SPEC. COLL. PS 3566 .A833 P64 1993.

William Tobias Howze

 Collection
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 Walker Collection

 Series
Identifier: MSS 80-44
Content Description William Walker II (1812-1864) was the son of an Irish immigrant who landed in Virginia about 1770 and later settled in Wilkes County, NC. Walker migrated to Valley Town in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. He married Margaret Scott, a cousin to General Winfield Scott. They had six children: Charles Agnew, William Pitt, Alfred McLean, George Benjamin, Rufus Jarrett, and Richard (who died in infancy).

Walker established an Indian trading post and later served as first postmaster of ...

William Williams Stringfield Collection

 Collection
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 ...

W.M. Ritter & Ritter Lumber Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 88-03
Scope and Contents William McClellan Ritter (February 19, 1864-May 21, 1952) organized the W.M. Ritter Lumber Company in 1901. From the original core of operations in West Virginia and Virginia the company expanded operations into other southern states. The company also diversified beyond the hardwood lumber industry into such areas as coal, gas, and rail lines.





The W.M. Ritter Lumber Company operated from 1903 to 1926 on Hazel Creek (Swain County, NC), an area and time ...

World War II, Ration Book "Four"

 Collection
Identifier: SM 94-3
Scope and Contents Eight (8) "War Ration Book Four" books, issued to the following individuals of the Hobson family (Spruce Pine, N.C.): Mitchell R. Hobson, Essie Dot Hobson, Garlin Ray Hobson, Marry [sic] Gertrude Hobson, Gerena Leana Hobson, Brenda Sue Hobson, Betty Joe Hobson, and Donald H. Hobson.

World War II, Ration Books

 Collection
Identifier: SM 94-2
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the following items:



(1) Two "War Ration Book One" books issued to Jack Barton Akin and Margaret Virginia Akin.



(2) Two "War Ration Book Two" books issued to Margaret Virginia Akin and Mrs. Margaret Akin.



(3) Two "Application for War Ration Book No. 3" cards, completed by Baley Barton Maroney.

W.T. Combs Papers

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Identifier: SM 80-29
Scope and Contents While working for the United States Forest Service, W.T. Combs surveyed and mapped North Carolina's portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pisgah National Forest authorities assigned Combs to act as a liaison between surveyors and title attorneys.



The collection contains an article by Combs on the rights of sportsmen, a final report on North Carolina land grants and title records, and a letter from Combs to his grandson, John Parham, discussing his ...

Yackety Yack, Chapel Hill

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Identifier: SM 06-06
Scope and Contents Three (3) pages from different issues of the Yackety Yack of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:



1. 1924, p. 39, featuring Thaddeus Dillard Bryson, Bryson City, N.C.



2. 1925, page 61, featuring Stanley Warren Black, Jr., Bryson City, N.C.



3. 1927, page 149, featuring Thomas Bryan Smiley, Bryson City, N.C.

Zachary Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-40
Scope and Contents The Zachary family of western North Carolina owned land in Jackson, Swain and Buncombe counties during the 1800s.

The collection consists of deeds, land grants, and surveys for the counties mentioned above. There are two pieces of family correspondence and a receipt for a land purchase. The land grants, with accompanying surveys, are the original deeds from when the land was purchased from the U.S. government.

Zachary ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SM 01-02
Content Description Ledger of Alexander Zachary of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing accounting and business entries from the 1840s - 1850s.

Zebulon Weaver Collection

 Collection
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 ...