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1534 Spanish Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 04-02
Content Handwritten manuscript in Spanish concerning the rights of a family. Illustrations are featured on some pages.

1942 Telegram (W.E. Bird)

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Identifier: SM 05-06
Scope and Contents One telegram from W.E. Bird to John H. Wilson, Jr., of Fort Bragg, stating intention of Western Carolina Teachers' College (later, Western Carolina University) to confer degrees upon students who left school to enroll in the armed forces."College willing to grant A B degree to seniors who left this year for service. Provided they write or wire immediately that such degree would be distinct advantage. Such advantage to be specifically stated by student and vouched for by commanding...

A. C. Reynolds Collection

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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 Mountain Heritage: Western Carolina University Papers

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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.

Agricultural Review

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Identifier: SM 04-03
Contents 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.

A.L. Penland

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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.

Albert J. McCracken Papers

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Identifier: SM 00-04
Contents Nine (9) Confederate States money bills. A coin. Three (3) payment receipts.

Alda Turpin Nicholson Collection

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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...

Allen High School, Asheville, N.C. Records

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Identifier: SM 02-12
Contents Brochure entitled "Opportunity. Allen High School, Asheville, N.C." A photograph on the front features the school Glee Club.

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Collection

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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,...

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

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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....

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

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Identifier: MSS 07-02
Content Description Literary productions & reports

Amos Brown Collection

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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

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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.

Appalachian Natural Studies Collection

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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.

Asheville & Western North Carolina Postcards

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Identifier: SM 97-3
Content Description Good (backing paper is fragile). Scope and Contents Pages from a scrapbook featuring postcards and other images of Asheville and western North Carolina.Captions:Asheville from Beaumont Beaumont Gap and BridgeBiltmore HouseBuncombe County Concrete BridgeBuncombe County Court HouseCanyon...

Asheville & Western North Carolina Postcards Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 97-08
Content Description Seventy postcard images of western North Carolina on thirty-five separate sheets.CaptionsAdministration Bldg. and U.S. Veterans [Hospital ?]Alum Cave BluffsAlum Cave PeaksThe Assembly Inn, Montreat, N.C.Bird's-eye View of Canton, N.C., showing plant of Champion FibreBird's-eye View of Mars Hill College, Bailey Mt. in BackgroundBird's-eye view of Marshall, N.C. On the French Broad River...

Asheville & Western North Carolina Postcards Collection, Add. #2

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Identifier: SM 99-03
Content Description Postcard images of western North Carolina.

Asheville Black Tourists

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Identifier: SM 02-08
Content Description Envelope with return address for the Asheville Black Tourists, Athletic, Industrial & Social Club.

Asheville, N.C., Photo-Album Collection

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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....

Associated Artists of North Carolina Collection

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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,...

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. ...

A.W. Farmer Civil War Letters

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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 Thomas...

Bartram Trail Society Collection

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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...

Bascom Lamar Lunsford

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Identifier: MSS 80-49
Content Description Bascom Lamar Lunsford (March 21, 1882 – Sept. 4, 1973) was a ballad singer, musician, festival promoter, and attorney in western North Carolina. He founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, NC. The collection contains a manuscript biography of Lunsford by Loyal Jones. The biography includes comments on the Appalachian people and on their traditional arts and songs.Loyal Jones and John Angus McLeod are listed as co-authors, but a letter from Loyal Jones explains...

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 4 -Ledger Book I: 1853-1881.Folder 5 -"" II: ...

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.