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Western Carolinian Office Photographs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-13
Content Description Photographs from the Western Carolinian office, the student newspaper of Western Carolina University.

Western North Carolina Associated Communities

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Identifier: MSS 80-12
Scope and Contents The Western North Carolina Associated Communities is made up of eleven western counties in North Carolina (Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania). Begun in 1947, the organization was dedicated to the development of the region. The overall policy of the association was to organize the counties and communities west of Asheville for their mutual benefit on matters pertaining to tourism, game and fish resources, and roads (originally...

Western North Carolina Associated Communities, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 90-02
Content Description For additional information, see the main entry description for WNCAC under MSS 80-12.

Western North Carolina Associated Communities, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 94-1
Content Description For additional information, see the Western North Carolina Associated Communities collection main entry under MSS 80-12. Contents Folder 1 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1988 - September 1989.Folder 2 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1989 - September 1990.Folder 3 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1990 - September 1991.Folder 4 - Bank...

Western North Carolina Historical Association

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Identifier: MSS 80-19
Content Description The Western North Carolina Historical Association was incorporated in August, 1952, as a non-profit educational organization. The association encourages the study of western North Carolina history, collects historical materials, and preserves historic sites and buildings. The collection consists of correspondence (1952-1972), minutes (1954-1972), programs, photographs, reports, recommendations, membership lists, resolutions concerning deceased members, newspaper clippings, and other items...

Western North Carolina Historical Association, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-23
Content Description This collection includes by-laws, certificates of incorporation, correspondence, guides and outlines, lists of officers and trustees, lists of members, minutes, miscellaneous, news releases, newspaper clippings, notes, notices of meetings, photographs, programs, resolutions, speeches, and the treasurer's reports.

Western North Carolina Miscellanea

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Identifier: MSS 80-74
Scope and Contents The collection contains several unrelated items donated to the WCU History Department. Title of collection changed from "History Department" to "Western North Carolina Miscellanea" February 5, 2015.Among the items are:Correspondence from Anna Angel Allen to her father and brother (surname Angel). The letters are primarily of family interest.A family "patent right" of T.M. Angel for "Levi Cutshawl's Churning Machine." Tax receipts of T.M. Angel...

Western North Carolina Oral History Project Collection

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Identifier: MSS 01-04
Content Description The Western North Carolina Oral History Project contains interviews on a wide variety of topics from Western North Carolina residents.

Material type include literary productions and reports as well as audio.

Western North Carolina Tomorrow’s Black Oral History Project

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Identifier: MSS 98-03
Scope and Contents In an attempt to piece together the history of Black people in western North Carolina, Western North Carolina Tomorrow (WNCT) conducted an oral history project. WNCT is a group composed of representatives from the various communities throughout the region. Although the contribution of the unique culture and history of the Southern Appalachian people to America is well documented, the important contribution and historical experience of the southern Appalachian Black family is a largely unknown...

Wilkie & Mellie McHan Store Ledger

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Identifier: MSS 97-9
Content Description Ledger of store owned by Wilkie and Mellie McHan, who operated stores on separate occasions in Almond and Marble, North Carolina, in addition to other business enterprises. Pages of the ledger are c. 14 inches by 8¼ inches. Entries are indexed in front of the ledger by name, with most entries dated late 1910s to early 1920s. Entries indicate customers, goods and services, and accounts and payments.

William Bryant Carden Civil War Letter

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Identifier: SM 02-03
Contents Civil War letter of William Bryant Carden (also Cardin), dated October 6, 1861 (beginning of letter) and October 7, 1861 (end of letter), from Camp Lee, Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 90-08
Content Description 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...

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 96-01
Content Description Draft and final versions, revisions, and carbon copies of William E. Bird's The History of Western Carolina College. Also included are seven (7) photographs featuring Cullowhee High School and/or Cullowhee Normal Industrial School and seven (7) commencement programs from the Cullowhee school (1899, 1905, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1923).

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #4

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Identifier: MSS 17-05
Scope and Contents William Ernest Bird was born in the Qualla area of Jackson County, N.C., on July 21, 1890. He attended local schools and graduated from Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School in 1915. He earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1917 and an M.A. in English from George Peabody College in the summer of 1920. Bird served as principal of high schools at Wilkesboro and Sylva, N.C. In 1921, he returned to Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School as vice-president. In 1921 his...

William Estes Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-3
Content Description Personal papers of William Estes and related family of Swain County, North Carolina. The papers include personal and/or business correspondence; papers related to Estes' capacity as a judicial official (court summons or actions; warrants; notices of actions, petitions, and decisions; agreements); property and land related papers (notices, transactions, surveys, etc.); receipts and memorandum & account booklets; surveys and reports on stills and distilleries, road duty, or schools;...

William F. Tompkins (1862-1896) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding William F. Tompkins, a Jackson County, NC, physician and businessman. Tompkins was born in Michigan in 1862, but grew up in Kansas and Colorado. He took his professional training in the Louisville Medical College (Louisville, KY). His first practice was at Colorado Springs, CO. While still a young man he moved to Webster, NC (Jackson County), where he established a medical practice and became a land and mineral speculator. Dr. Tompkins served...

William F. Tompkins Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-73
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding four Jackson County, NC, families of the early part of the 20th century. The families are Tompkins, Coleman, Luck, and Dillard.The principal family represented is the Tompkins family. Dan Tompkins was a newspaperman and politician in Sylva for thirty-one years. Dan Tompkins’ paternal grandfather was Dr. William C. Tompkins. In 1884, after practicing medicine and publishing newspapers in Kansas and Colorado, Dr. Tompkins moved to...

William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) was a prominent businessman, “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), soldier, and politician from western North Carolina. Born near Waynesville, NC, Thomas was related to President Zachary Taylor on his father's side of the family. Thomas became interested in business and law at an early age.Thomas began his long association with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians when Chief Yonaguska "adopted" the young Thomasung white boy as a son. ...

William Holland Thomas III Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-67
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of correspondence and legal documents regarding the controversy over land titles held by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina. The materials probably were collected by William Holland Thomas III, grandson of William Holland Thomas, who was the first Indian agent for the Eastern Band.The materials in this collection may be used in conjunction with those in the William Holland Thomas collection (MSS 80-03; MSS 80-90) and...

William Paulk, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 00-08
Scope and Contents Literary works by William Paulk, “Letters to Freddy and Sister Clare,” Volume VIIII. Includes Some Letters to Others. Cullowhee. 22 July 1999 - 6 October 2000.

William Paulk, Add. #4

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Identifier: MSS 02-08
Scope and Contents Literary works by William Paulk, and consisting of a continuation of the "Letters to Freddy" (Volume IX).

William Paulk Collection

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Identifier: MSS 97-4
Content Description Literary and other works by William Paulk, journals containing poetry and other literary works by or about him; his thesis; clippings; manuscripts compilations; manuscript journals; manuscripts of novels; individual manuscripts of poems, short stories, plays; original hieroglyphic artwork and translation of the Apostles' Creed; and proof pages. Also included are books by other authors, photographs, correspondence, and programs and other printed items.Appendix A -- William Paulk...

William Paulk Estate Papers

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Identifier: MSS 03-10
Content Description Papers of Mr. William Paulk, former English professor, WCU English Department.

William Paulk selected poems

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Identifier: SM 93-2
Content Description Manuscript in English of poems by William Paulk which appeared in the Chinese edition of Selected Poems. The general editor of the Chinese edition was Yang Zhida, and the translators were Zeng Hong, Yang Jing-Ging, and Yang Zhida.

For the Chinese edition see, SPEC. COLL. PS 3566 .A833 P64 1993.

William Tobias Howze

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Identifier: SM 16-02
Scope and Contents William Tobias Howze (born September 8, 1929 in Groveland, FL) enlisted in the United States Army on January 20, 1947 and served until June 14, 1950 and these materials mostly have to do with his military service. He served in the American Embassy Motor Pool and with the Honor Guard in post-war Japan. He served as a driver for General Douglas MacArthur and a number of other Allied military officers including Australian General Thomas Albert Blarney. The photographs, some autographed, include...

William Walker Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-44
Content Description William Walker II (1812-1864) was the son of an Irish immigrant who landed in Virginia about 1770 and later settled in Wilkes County, NC. Walker migrated to Valley Town in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. He married Margaret Scott, a cousin to General Winfield Scott. They had six children: Charles Agnew, William Pitt, Alfred McLean, George Benjamin, Rufus Jarrett, and Richard (who died in infancy). Walker established an Indian trading post and later served as first postmaster of...

William Williams Stringfield Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Thomas Stringfield, a minister and the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. Thomas Stringfield served as a chaplain in Andrew Jackson's army. He eventually settled in Strawberry Plains, TN, where he founded and served as the first president of a small college. He died in 1858. It was at Strawberry Plains that William Williams Stringfield spent most of his youth.When the Civil War...

Willis King Collection

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Identifier: MSS 83-05
Scope and Contents Willis King (1908- ) was born May 24, 1908, in Fayette County, OH. He attended Wilmington College (Ohio), and received his B.S. in Education in 1929; an M.A. in Biology from Haverford College (PA), in 1930; and a Ph. D. in Zoology from the University of Cincinnati, in 1939. King was the first wildlife technician for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from 1934-1940, and conducted original field studies in the Park. As well as initiating the Park's fisheries program, King was...

W.M. Ritter & Ritter Lumber Company Collection

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Identifier: MSS 88-03
Scope and Contents William McClellan Ritter (February 19, 1864-May 21, 1952) organized the W.M. Ritter Lumber Company in 1901. From the original core of operations in West Virginia and Virginia the company expanded operations into other southern states. The company also diversified beyond the hardwood lumber industry into such areas as coal, gas, and rail lines.The W.M. Ritter Lumber Company operated from 1903 to 1926 on Hazel Creek (Swain County, NC), an area and time period described by Horace...

World War II, Ration Book "Four"

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Identifier: SM 94-3
Scope and Contents Eight (8) "War Ration Book Four" books, issued to the following individuals of the Hobson family (Spruce Pine, N.C.): Mitchell R. Hobson, Essie Dot Hobson, Garlin Ray Hobson, Marry [sic] Gertrude Hobson, Gerena Leana Hobson, Brenda Sue Hobson, Betty Joe Hobson, and Donald H. Hobson.