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Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

A. C. Reynolds Collection

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

A.C. Reynolds Papers, Add. #2

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

Amos Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-22
Content Description Legible and semi-legible photocopies. Scope and Contents According to his own testimony, Amos Brown (1766-1842) was born in Virginia. While a small child, his family moved to Mecklenburg County, NC, and then to Lincoln County, NC. However, it is possible that, since Lincoln County was formed from Tryon County, which in turn was formed from Mecklenburg County, the Brown's residence might have changed by county division rather than by family...

Amos Medford Collection

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

Anderson\Johnson Masonic Letter

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

Andrew Jackson Manuscript

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

Avery/Thomas Papers

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

Beal-Siler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-26
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence and ledgers of the Beal and Siler families of Macon County, North Carolina. The correspondence contains information about home life in the area during the Civil War. The ledgers contain records of the annual family gatherings beginning in 1854. Folder 1 -Correspondence: 1852-1865. Folder 2 -" : 1877-1919. Folder 3 -" : n.d. Folder...

Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company & Graham County Railroad Company

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

Benedict/Wickham Family Collection

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

Bicentennial Commission

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

Brown Family Collection

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

Catherine’s Chapel

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

Cathey Family Papers

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

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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-33
Scope and Contents Charles A. Bird was a farmer, community leader, Methodist lay leader, and political figure of Qualla Township in Jackson County, NC. He served as chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. He was the father of William E. Bird, who was dean of Western Carolina College from 1921-1957 (see MSS 80-34). The collection consists of correspondence, business and legal papers, and genealogical information on the Bird, Terrell, Wells, Reynolds, and related...

Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

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

David M. Sherman Collection

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

Dever Family

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

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.

Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Collection

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

Edmonston / Kelly Families Papers

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

Felix Alley Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-08
Scope and Contents Felix E. Alley (1873-1958) served as judge of the North Carolina Superior Court for the 20th District (1933 - 1948). Alley was born July 5, 1873, in Cashiers, NC, the youngest of ten children. He attended Cullowhee High School, Cullowhee, NC, and later acted as the school's legal counselor. Prior to his appointment as judge, he taught school in Qualla, NC, served as clerk of superior court in Jackson County, NC, and served in the North Carolina House of...

First United Methodist Church, Sylva

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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;...

George Job Huntley Papers

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

George Masa Collection, Add. #1

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

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

George Washington Carver / Slagle Family Collection

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

Harris Clay Co./Harris-Rees Tannery (Dillsboro, NC)

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Identifier: MSS 80-63
Scope and Contents The collection contains business correspondence of the Harris Clay Co., which was owned and operated by C. J. Harris, and of the Harris-Rees Tanning Co., of which C.J. Harris was president and Harold B. Rees was vice president.The Harris Clay Co., located in Dillsboro, NC, sold and distributed clay to china (porcelain) companies throughout the United States.The Harris-Rees Tanning Co. was started in 1902 and was located in Sylva, NC. The company processed oak leather...

Harshaw Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-58
Scope and Contents The Harshaw family settled in Cherokee County, NC, in 1838. In that year, three brothers, John, Joshua, and Abram Harshaw located in the county. Most of the materials in the collection concern Abram Harshaw and his son Abram McDowell Harshaw. The Harshaws were businessmen and farmers. Abram and his descendants were reputed to be the largest slave owners in Cherokee County. The collection contains two account books. One book is not identified but probably belonged to...

Henry and William Wilson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-75
Scope and Contents William Wilson (1831-1910) was a Cullowhee, NC, landowner and member of the "Noble Nine," the first board of trustees of Cullowhee High School (later Western Carolina University).Much of the collection consists of land deeds and descriptions, promissory notes, and legal papers. The land deeds are in the general Cullowhee area, although some extend into Macon County, NC. The promissory notes were held mostly by the Wilson family. ...

Higdon Family Association Collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...

Hubert and Leona Hayes Papers, Add. #5

 Collection
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...

Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) Collection

 Collection
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...

Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal Scrapbook

 Collection
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...

Jackson County Families Collection

 Collection
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, 1894Account book: 1894. Letter on letterhead of Miller & Fisher ("Dry Goods...

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...

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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 Preston Arthur Collection

 Collection
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 S. Seymour Collection

 Collection
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....

Juanita Farmer Proffitt and Jeannette Farmer Bryson Collection

 Collection
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.

Kiwanis - Cullowhee/Sylva (NC) Papers

 Series
Identifier: MSS 80-38
Content Description The collection consists of seven scrapbook albums containing clippings, minutes and programs of the Cullowhee-Sylva Kiwanis Club (NC). One album, with inclusive dates 1955-1958, concerns the Sylva Kiwanis Club. The remaining albums cover the period from the formation in 1965 of the Cullowhee - Sylva Kiwanis Club up to 1978.

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.

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.

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...

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 the will of R. H. Alexander...

Neal R. Kitchens Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-55
Content Description Neal R. Kitchens (1910 - 1970) was a sheriff of Clay County, NC. He was appointed sheriff while a deputy and was elected to the office in 1942. He served until 1946 and was elected again in 1954. He also owned the Kitchens Lumber Company and the K-Bar Ranch in Hayesville, NC. He also was a member of several public service clubs.The collection contains a biography and obituary on Kitchens, and an editorial praising his dedication to his job and community, information on his...

North Carolina Nurses Association - District 23

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 82-01
Scope and Contents The North Carolina Nurses Association is incorporated under North Carolina law. The Association's objectives were to organize registered professional nurses in North Carolina for the purpose of advancing and promoting the best interests of the nursing profession; to promote high standards; to propose, sponsor, and advocate legislative enactments regulating professional nurses; and to promote working conditions and compensation of nurses.The collection contains the minutes and some...

North Shore Cemetery Decoration Project Collection

 Collection
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...

Robert L. Madison Letter, Add #5

 Item
Identifier: SM 95-03
Content Description Original, handwritten letter from Robert L. Madison, principal of the Cullowhee High School, dated March 5, 1895, from Painter, North Carolina: "Robt. L. Madison, Prin. C.H.S." to "Mr. M. Buchanan, Treasr. Bd. Mgrs. Normal Dept. C.H.S."

Robert W. Harris Scrapbook

 Item
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...

Rufus Morgan Collection

 Collection
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...

Samuel McDowell Tate Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SM 99-1
Content Description Twenty-two (22) pieces of correspondence to S.M. Tate, predominantly concerning railroads and railroad affairs or Tate's capacity as an official with the Western North Carolina Railroad. Included are seven (7) letters by James Wilson, chief engineer of the railroad. The range of dates covers 1868-1896, although the majority are dated during the 1870s. Included are letterhead stationery from: Eagle Hotel; Hot & Warm Springs Hotel (with illustration); War Springs Manufacturing Colony (with...

Scarborough, Hazel

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...

Venoy and Elizabeth Reed Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 05-06
Content Description Papers of Robert Venoy Reed (1915 - 1984) and Elizabeth Reed of Jackson County, North Carolina. Materials include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, books and magazines, and memorabilia. Also included are medals and awards from Venoy Reed’s service in the United States military in the European theater of war during World War II. Also included are school annuals of Webster High School and Sylva-Webster High School, representing Mrs. Reed’s years of service in...

Walt Whitman Collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...

Webb Garrison Papers, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 96-06
Scope and Contents Materials for the production of (1) "Atlanta and the War" (notes, work plans, chronology, mss.);

(2) "More Curiosities" (Civil War);

(3) "Pennsylvania Tales" (editor's questions, cut lines, bibliography, lists, uncorrected/unedited mss).

Western North Carolina Associated Communities

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-12
Scope and Contents The Western North Carolina Associated Communities is made up of eleven western counties in North Carolina (Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania). Begun in 1947, the organization was dedicated to the development of the region. The overall policy of the association was to organize the counties and communities west of Asheville for their mutual benefit on matters pertaining to tourism, game and fish resources, and roads (originally...

Western North Carolina Miscellanea

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Identifier: MSS 80-74
Scope and Contents The collection contains several unrelated items donated to the WCU History Department. Title of collection changed from "History Department" to "Western North Carolina Miscellanea" February 5, 2015.Among the items are:Correspondence from Anna Angel Allen to her father and brother (surname Angel). The letters are primarily of family interest.A family "patent right" of T.M. Angel for "Levi Cutshawl's Churning Machine." Tax receipts of T.M. Angel...

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #2

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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 Estes Papers

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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 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 Williams Stringfield, Addition #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-20
Scope and Contents This addition to the William Williams Stringfield collection (MSS 80-06) contains material on William Williams Stringfield, members of the Stringfield family, Robert Love, and James R. Love. Subjects include the Civil War, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Methodist Episcopal Church. The collection also contains photographs and postcards. The photographs mainly show scenic views of the Waynesville, NC, area and also prominent people in the towns of...

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...

Young Adult Conservation Corps Program (YACC)

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Identifier: MSS 82-04
Scope and Contents The Young Adult Conservation Corps of the Blue Ridge Parkway was started in 1977 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter to offer young people a year's work in the outdoors. Camp 2172 of the Blue Ridge Parkway YACC was the first operating Corps in the nation, employing men and women ages 16-23. The young people worked alongside experienced personnel clearing fallen trees, draining wetlands, laying water lines, repairing rail fences and clearing drains on 469 miles of the Parkway. ...