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William E. Bird Collection, Add. #2

 Series
Identifier: MSS 90-08
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 Interior, 1933).

Dates

  • 1933 - 1955

Creator

Condition Description

Fragile to good

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

.25 Linear Feet

Contents

Folder 1 – Correspondence. Concerning the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, chiefly correspondence to and from William E. Bird, chairman of the Committee, January-June, 1934.

Folder 2 – Correspondence. Concerning the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, chiefly correspondence to and from William E. Bird, chairman of the Committee, July-December, 1934.

Folder 3 – Correspondence. Concerning the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, chiefly correspondence to and from William E. Bird, chairman of the Committee, January-March, 1935.

Folder 4 – Correspondence. Concerning the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, chiefly correspondence to and from William E. Bird, chairman of the Committee, April-December, 1935.

Folder 5 – Correspondence. Concerning the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, chiefly correspondence to and from William E. Bird, chairman of the Committee, 1936-1937.

Folder 6 – Correspondence. Concerning the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, chiefly correspondence to and from William E. Bird, chairman of the Committee, 1940-1955.

Folder 7 – Correspondence. Concerning the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, chiefly correspondence to and from William E. Bird, chairman of the Committee, n.d.

Folder 8 – Bibliography. A Bibliography for the Great Smoky Mountains, by George William McCoy, historian for the Carolina Mountain Club. 16 letter-sized, numbered, typewritten (front and back) pages, 1932. Also, a list of objects, entitled “Exhibit Material,” which details various items, presumably secured by the Great Smokey Mountains Museum Committee, n.d. Folder 9 – Publications.

1935 Handbook of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. Knoxville, Tenn.: Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, 1935.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: North Carolina-Tennessee. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of the Interior, 1933.

“Indian Relics Are Displayed: Exhibit Is Interesting Feature of McDowell County Fair.” Asheville Citizen. n.d. Well, B.W. The Remarkable Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains. Asheville, N.C.: Great Smoky Mountains, Inc., n.d.

Condition Description

Fragile to good

Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Cullowhee United States