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1534 Spanish Manuscript

Identifier: SM 04-02

Handwritten manuscript in Spanish concerning the rights of a family. Color illustrations with illuminations are featured on some pages.

Dates: 1534 - 1534

A. C. Reynolds Collection

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...
Dates: 1888 - 1969

A Mountain Heritage: Western Carolina University Papers

Identifier: MSS 03-09
Content Description

Galley proofs for the centennial history of Western Carolina University published in 1989, A Mountain Heritage: The Illustrated History of Western Carolina University.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Agricultural Review

Identifier: SM 04-03

An issue of the Agricultural Review, “Published Twice a Month by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Raleigh, N.C., and dated August 15, 1940. This four page issue is volume 15, no. 15.

Dates: 1940 - 1940

A.L. Ensley Collection

Identifier: MSS 09-07
Content Description

The collection includes two hundred photographic glass plate negatives taken by A.L. Ensley. Subjects of the negatives include: individual and family portraits; the Hog Rock Mine at Webster, N.C.; mining and/or railroad operations; town views; schools, stores, and other structures; the Sylva flood of 1901; scenery; people on horseback or in carriages; and views of Tampa, Florida.

Dates: 1949 - 1960

A.L. Penland

Identifier: SM 80-31
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three items: An IOU for $88.87 from Josiah Holly (?) to Christian Freeman and witnessed by Jack Haney; a photocopy of a Hayesville College catalogue (1898); a letter from A. L. Penland to Judith McDowell explaining the purpose of sending her the catalogue and additional information.

Dates: 1850 - 1971

Alan & Stephen Sellars Papers

Identifier: MSS 21-01
Scope and Contents The Alan & Stephen Sellars Collection is a collection of photographs of the construction of the Champion Fibre Company paper mill in Canton, NC. The mill, under construction from 1905 until 1908, was, for a time, the largest paper mill in the world. These photographs show various stages of construction, including the management of the flow of the Pigeon River, site preparation and foundation construction, framing, interior and exterior construction, and installation of machinery. ...
Dates: 1904 - 1933

Albert J. McCracken Papers

Identifier: SM 00-04

Nine (9) Confederate States money bills. A coin. Three (3) payment receipts.

Dates: 1863 - 1865

Alda Turpin Nicholson Collection

Identifier: MSS 07-01
Content Description This collection contains a number of insightful items concerning the Gragg (Gregg) and Oxner families of Jackson and Haywood counties. It was given the name Alda Turpin Nicholson in honor of Mrs. Carolyn Jean Cogdill’s mother. Mrs. Cogdill donated the collection and is a descendent of the Oxner and Gragg families. The oldest and perhaps most notable item in the collection is John Gragg’s “Cyphering Book”, which dates back to 1798. According to the book, Mr. Gragg was born...
Dates: 1798 - 1995

Allen High School, Asheville, N.C. Records

Identifier: SM 02-12

Brochure entitled "Opportunity. Allen High School, Asheville, N.C." A photograph on the front features the school Glee Club.

Dates: 1940 - 1940

Allen Turner (A. T.) Davidson Collection

Identifier: SM 83-05
Content Description

Allen Turner Davidson (1819-1905), a prominent western North Carolina resident, served as a member to the 1861 North Carolina Secession Convention and as a member to the House of Representatives of the Confederate States (1862).

The collection contains an autograph book compiled by Davidson of United States and Confederate States politicians and military men. There also is correspondence to and from Davidson.

Dates: 1850 - 1880

Allison Land Grant

Identifier: SM 83-04
Content Description

A 1795 land grant from Moore County, North Carolina, for 640 acres. Sold by John Potterfield to David Allison.

Dates: 1795-03-14

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Collection

Identifier: MSS 00-04
Content Description Records concerning the Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (North Carolina) of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Materials include "Chapter President" files from 1957-1998 containing minutes and records of activities, members and attendance records, and correspondence; "Necrology" files; "Minutes" files; two bound scrapbooks of the Alpha Iota Chapter for 1956-1985 and 1986-1999; and publications concerning the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, including yearbooks, histories, directories,...
Dates: 1956 - 1999

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Records, Add. #1

Identifier: MSS 02-06
Content description Folder 1: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 66, nos. 3 and 4Folder 2: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 67, nos. 1-4Folder 3: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 68, nos. 2 and 3Folder 4: One copy each of (1) "Reflect, Renew and Recommit: Charting our Course"; (2) "Patterns for a Stronger Region: Communication! Creativity! Commitment!"; (3) "Partnerships: Advancing Teaching and Learning"Folder 5: Delta Kappa Gamma News, Vol. 57, nos. 4,5 and 7; Vol....
Dates: 2000 - 2002

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Records, Add. #2

Identifier: MSS 07-02
Content Description

Literary productions & reports

Dates: 2000 - 2006

Amos Brown 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...
Dates: 1832 - 1973

Amos Medford 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...
Dates: 1794 - 1955

Anderson\Johnson Masonic Letter

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.

Dates: 1857

Andrew Jackson Manuscript

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.

Dates: 1830

Andy J. Wood Collection

Identifier: SM 80-38
Content Description The collection contains a handwritten copy of an apparent deathbed autobiography. The writer, Andy J. Wood, was a Jackson County pioneer who lived for 90 years, and apparently wrote down some of the major events of his life while he lay dying in 1906. Wood recalls his marriage, "setting up housekeeping," and raising a family in Jackson County.Also included is a transcript of the manuscript and a letter from the donor to Dr. Williams regarding the circumstances of his finding the...
Dates: 1906

Appalachian Consortium Collection

Identifier: SM 80-27
Content Description The Appalachian Consortium was formed in 1971 "to preserve, perpetuate and protect the rich history and resources, both geophysical and human, of the Southern Appalachian region." Charter members of the Consortium are Appalachian State University, East Tennessee State University, Lees-McRae College, Mars Hill College, Western Carolina University, National Park Service, U.S. Forest, First Tennessee-Virginia Development District, and the Mountain Scenic Planning and Economic Development...
Dates: 1957 - 1973

Appalachian Natural Studies Collection

Identifier: MSS 81-01
Content Description This collection contains reports prepared by J. Dan Pittillo, biology professor at Western Carolina University, associates, and students. These consist of natural history profiles of selected areas of western North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains, prepared for the National Park Service and the Highlands Biological Station (Highlands, NC). The reports profile physiography, history, vegetation, and present and future uses.The addition to the collection consists of a copy...
Dates: 1972 - 1987

Arnold J. Hyde Papers

Identifier: MSS 21-03
Contents Description Folder 1 – Report. “Almond-Judson Community: Fontana Area.” Prepared by Arnold J. Hyde for the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Property Management Department, Population Readjustment. June 1, 1944Folder 2 – Report. “Stecoah Community: Fontana Area.” Prepared by Arnold J. Hyde for the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Property Management Department, Population Readjustment. October 1, 1944.Folder 3 – Writings. Essay by Arnold J. Hyde entitled “Experience...
Dates: 1932 - 2005

Ashe Morrison Hyatt Families Collection

Identifier: MSS 20-03
Content Description

The collection consists of photographs, both prints and tintypes and are arranged by family. Also included are the scrapbook pages the photographs were taken from, a brief family history, and a Family Record page for Felix and Mary.

Dates: 1890s-1920s

Asheville Black Tourists

Identifier: SM 02-08
Content Description

Envelope with return address for the Asheville Black Tourists, Athletic, Industrial & Social Club.

Dates: Undated

Asheville, N.C., Photo-Album Collection

Identifier: SM 03-03
Scope and Contents Photo-Album containing three hundred and sixty-three (363) photographs from the Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina vicinity. Pictures with dates indicated range from 1914 to 1925. Most pictures are 2½ inches x 3 ½ inches in size. Among the featured or identified pictures are: baptisms; Bethel Church; Camp Meeting (1923); Cane Creek; Chimney Rock; family outings and picnics; Fletcher School (1921); French Broad River; group and individual pictures; Holsclaw Cabin; homes; Mt....
Dates: 1914-1925

Associated Artists of North Carolina Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-77
Content Description Associated Artists of North Carolina, Inc. (AANC) was organized formally on January 10, 1960, in Greensboro, NC. The January meeting had been preceded by an organizational meeting held on December 13, 1959, in the Merin Gallery, Greensboro, during which the proposed by-laws and statements of aims and objectives were drawn up.The purpose of the AANC was to bring together persons interested in the advancement of the fine arts in North Carolina. The Association was to conduct,...
Dates: 1959 - 1973

Avery/Thomas Papers

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....
Dates: 1887 - 1912

A.W. Farmer Civil War Letters

Identifier: SM 06-03
Scope and Contents Two (2) letters from A.W. Farmer to his “Dear wife,” A.E. Farmer, during his service in the Thomas Legion in the Civil War. The first letter was addressed from Carter County in eastern Tennessee and dated April 7, 1863. The second letter was addressed from Freedom, also with an eastern Tennessee location indicated, and dated June 30, 1863.Ambrose Weston Farmer (1831 – 1908) and Artie Elizabeth Allen Farmer (1840 – 1871) married on January 27, 1857. Farmer enlisted in the...
Dates: 1863

Bartram Trail Society Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-71
Content Description The Bartram Trail Society organized for the purpose of marking a hiking trail which follows the route traveled by William Bartram on his exploratory journey through the South in 1773-1776. The Society uses Bartram's Journal as a guide for marking the trails.Most of the collection concerns the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, but much of their efforts are coordinated with Bartram Trail societies in Georgia and Alabama. In addition to correspondence, the collection contains...
Dates: 1972 - 1979