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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...
Dates: 1888 - 1969
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,...
Dates: 1794 - 1955
Identifier: SM 00-02
Content Description 1. Grandfather Mountain, Alt. 5964 Ft., Western North Carolina2. Leaning Rock on Blowing Rock -- Linville Highway. Western North Carolina3. Linville Caverns, Western North Carolina4. View of the Mountains from Top of Mount Mitchell. Alt. 6,711 Feet. In the Land of the Sky5. Azaleas in Bloom in the Heart of the Mountains6. Mount Le Conte (Altitude 6600 Feet) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park7. Mount Sterling from...
Dates: 1900 - 2000
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....
Identifier: MSS 18-02
Content Description This collection contains items donated by the Bethel Rural Community Organization in Haywood County, NC. This collection chiefly concerns the Plott family, and includes ledgers and photographs.
Dates: 1868 - 1944
Identifier: MSS 00-09
Content Description Research materials of Dr. Burton J. Bogitsh, including page proofs and production materials for Human Parasitology (2nd ed.), reprints of articles and studies (c. four linear feet), photographic prints (c. three linear feet) and negatives, "blocks" (encapsulated samples) and accompanying identifications and experiment notes. Research topics include, but are not limited to, Cestoidea, Digenea, Flatworm, Lysosomes, Mesozoa, Nematoda, Parasites, Protozoa, Schistosoma.
Dates: 1900 - 1990
Identifier: MSS 17-07
Content Description Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) was established in 1989 with the mission of “Planting the seeds of heritage through the arts.” CSA was cofounded by sisters Amy Ammons Garza and Doreyl Ammons Cain. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1991, CSA accomplishes their mission through the painting of historical regional murals, publishing local writers, bestowing Appalachian Studies scholarships, encouraging the youth to learn and play mountain music, and by recording oral history and...
Dates: 1970 - 2010
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...
Dates: 1923 - 1953
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...
Dates: 1800 - 1977
Identifier: SM 85-09
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a photograph album entitled "Memories of District C Civilian Conservation Corps." District C included Mt. Sterling and Kephart Prong, in North Carolina, and Elkmont, Cosby, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Morristown, and Greeneville, in Tennessee. The memorial album includes lists of officers, rosters of the companies, a brief history of each company, and numerous photographs of the camps and camp life.
Identifier: SM 03-01
Scope and Contents Craig / Nichols Collection. Description: forty-six photographs, featuring among other subjects Lula Craig and Dr. Nichols of Sylva, North Carolina, and two views of the Almond High School. Also included are two graduation programs for the Almond High School, Almond, North Carolina, dated 1922 and 1925; a 1923 graduation program for the I.O.O.F. High School; and a graduation program for Norview High School.
Dates: 1920 - 1935
Identifier: SM 85-10
Content Description Judge Daniel David Davies, one of the early white settlers in Cullowhee and one of the "founding fathers" of Western Carolina University, was a civil engineer from Wales. After a stay in South Carolina, he moved to Cullowhee.Judge Davies and Robert Hamilton Brown, a neighbor, donated land for the site of St. David's Episcopal church.The Davies collection consists of eight (8) photographs.The addition is an original oil painting by Sue Davies, daughter of...
Dates: 1886 - 1919
Identifier: SM 86-03
Content Description The collection concerns the Davis-Smith Jewelers of Waynesville, North Carolina. Included in the collection are the certificate of incorporation (dated June 12, 1946), a book of shares, partial financial records, and three photographs.
Dates: 1945 - 1946
Identifier: MSS 06-04
Content Description Papers of Dr. Rodney L. Leftwich, educator and head of Western Carolina University’s “division of fine arts, industrial technology and home economics,” and of Mrs. Janie Leftwich, educator and “assistant professor” of Western Carolina University’s “art department,” and of their family. Materials include, but not limited to, Dr. Leftwich’s educational career and contributions; photographs, notably of Western Carolina University (WCU) industrial technology classes and activities,...
Dates: 1954 - 2001
Identifier: MSS 81-12
Content Description Records and memorabilia of Drs. McGuire, early dentists of Jackson County, NC.
Dates: 1900 - 1971
Identifier: MSS 80-10
Content Description The collection concerns two families, the Young family of Bakersville, NC, and the Duenner family of Knoxville, TN.Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection, particularly letters from Frederick Otto ("Fritz") Duenner to his stepmother, Ella Young Duenner (the link between two families). The letters begin in 1898, just after Fritz Duenner had graduated from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, and gone "on the road" in search of jobs as a civil engineer. Duenner's...
Dates: 1891 - 1908
Identifier: MSS 17-06
Content Description These photographs were taken by Edgar S. Purdom. Born in 1900, Purdom opened a custom furniture shop in Wayah Valley, near Franklin, NC, in 1946. He was a hobby photographer and made these photographs in Western North Carolina. There are 56 photographs in the series. Purdom retired in 1968 and passed away in Lake County, Florida in 1987.
Dates: 1946 - 1987
Identifier: MSS 80-60
Content Description The Family Life Council is a nonprofit organization which exists as a forum for discussing needs and providing information about available services concerning family life and problems. A chapter was organized in Jackson County, NC, in 1978. The collection contains photographs depicting family life in western North Carolina from 1965 to 1980, submitted in the Family Life Council Photo Contest. There is a cassette tape recording of interviews with western North Carolina families, to be used...
Dates: 1965 - 1980
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;...
Dates: 1888 - 1905
Identifier: SM 03-02
Content Description Ten (10) photographs featuring the aftermath of the flood of August 30, 1940, in the vicinity of Cullowhee, N.C. Two of the pictures show the flood waters before they had receded, and were taken near the bridge across the Tuckaseigee River at Cullowhee on old N.C. Highway 107. Four of the pictures show the damage to the bridge after the waters had begun to recede. One picture shows a temporary wooden plank bridge at Cullowhee across the river. Three pictures show the countryside around...
Identifier: MSS 16-04
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials from Frank and Joan Brooks Plemmons time at Western Carolina College in the 1950s and some materials from the fifty year reunion of the Western Carolina class of 1958.There are two scrapbooks compiled by Joan Mildred Brooks entitled: “My Freshman Year at W.C.C., 1954-1955” and “1955-1956: Sophomore Year at WCC” respectively. The scrapbooks include report cards, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings from Joan’s time at Western....
Dates: 1954 - 2008
Identifier: MSS 80-29
Content Description The George Masa collection is divided into the following groups: photographs and photo-albums, postcards, newspaper clipping notebooks, and books.The major grouping is the newspaper clipping notebooks, mainly taken from the Asheville Citizen during Masa's Asheville period. These notebooks concern the Cherokee Indians, lumbering, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and western North Carolina themes.The photographs are of western North Carolina scenes, including a...
Dates: 1915 - 1934
Identifier: MSS 18-03
Content Description This collection concerns the photography of Gideon Laney (December 22, 1889-February 16, 1976), of Brasstown, in Clay County, NC. He served in France during World War I, and returned to North Carolina after his discharge in 1919. In 1924, he married Martha Creech Ison, and their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, was born in 1925. Martha died in 1929, leaving Gideon to raise their young daughter. Gideon began taking photographs with a borrowed camera after his wife’s death, in an...
Dates: 1923 - 1990
Identifier: SM 88-01
Content Description Helen Godwin was a young school teacher in rural Macon County, North Carolina, in the early 1900s. Godwin relates some of her experiences during a period when schools and teachers were scarce. She tells both of hardships and of good times while a teacher in the small community. Godwin also recalls her days as student at Western Carolina Teachers College. One of her instructors was Professor Robert Madison. Godwin tells of some of the problems she and her husband faced during the Great...
Dates: 1900 - 1990
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.
More information can be found at their website, www.higdonfamily.org.
Dates: 1975 - 2010
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...
Identifier: MSS 87-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Mountain Youth Jamboree, an annual performing arts event in Asheville, NC, where young people from the Southeast gathered to learn and perform folk music, dance, and song. Hubert Hayes founded the Jamboree in 1948. After his death, in 1964, Hayes’s widow, Leona Hayes, continued to run the gathering until its end. The last Mountain Youth Jamboree, which was held in April 1973. It was concluded with a trip to England to the International Folk...
Dates: 1914 - 1984
Identifier: MSS 06-12
Content Description Papers, photographs, and other documentation concerning the Hunter and Weaver families of western North Carolina, primarily from the 1890s into the 1960s. The materials include, but are not limited to, correspondence; photographs, photo-albums, and lantern slides; publications and writings on the histories of the Hunter and Weaver families; scrapbooks and memorabilia, including newspaper clippings and articles; military records, World War II correspondence, and memorabilia, notably of Miss...
Dates: 1805 - 2001
Identifier: MSS 00-05
Content Description Photographs appearing in, or considered for, The History of Jackson County, edited by Max Williams, and published by The Jackson County Historical Society, Sylva, 2001.
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.
Dates: 1929 - 1968
- Subject: Photographs X
- Battle, John Bascombe, 1897-2000 2
- Bird, William Ernest 2
- Cullowhee High School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 2
- Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 2
- Love, Robert, 1760-1845 2
- Stringfield, Samuel L., 1881-1947 2
- Western Carolina College 2
- Western Carolina Teachers College 2
- Alexander, D. B. 1
- Alexander, D. B., Mrs. 1
- Arthur, John Preston 1
- Benson, Sue Hedden, 1924-2015 1
- Bethel Rural Community Organization 1
- Bogitsh, Burton J. (Burton Jerome) 1
- Cain, Doreyl Ammons 1
- Carey, Marion 1
- Collins, Pauline P. 1
- Cowan, Lloyd Wilkes, 1922- 1
- Davies, Daniel David, 1826-1920 1
- Davies, Sue 1 ∧ less