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Michael Frome 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 Frome, concern Arnold Guyot, a Swiss mathematician and explorer, who first accurately mapped portions of the Great Smoky Mountains in the late 1850s. There is a transcript of taped comments by former chief of the National Park Service, Horace M. Albright.

Correspondents include Conrad Worth, Harvey Broome, George Stephens, Edward G. Ellenbert, Peter J. Hanlon, Horace Albright, Carol Waite, George W. Fry, William E. Bird, Joe Jennings, Howard R. Stagner, Michael and Thelma Frome, Samuel S. Vaughan, Arthur Stupka, and Sam P. Weems.


  • 1961 - 1966

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.75 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States