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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...
Dates: 1972 - 1979

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...
Dates: 1882 - 1974

Cordelia Camp Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-08
Content Description Cordelia Camp (1884-1973) was director of student teaching at Cullowhee State Normal School (later known as Western Carolina University) from 1927-1950. She was born in Rutherfordton, N.C., and later taught there. After attending Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute and UNC she taught in McDowell, Forsyth and Burke counties. In 1927 she became director of student teaching at Cullowhee State Normal School. Camp Laboratory School in Cullowhee was named for her. The collection contains a...
Dates: 1893 - 1970

Dan Tompkins (1890-1950) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-14
Content Description This collection contains correspondence, writings, and related materials of Dan Tompkins. Tompkins became editor of the Jackson County Journal in 1912, and remained in that capacity for the next thirty-one years, except for the period 1917-1918, when he served in World War I. He served as mayor of Sylva, NC, for twelve years; judge, in 1935; registrar of voters, in 1937; judge of elections, in 1943; and three terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1947, he ran...
Dates: 1913 - 1951

Higdon Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-56
Content Description William Hoffman Higdon (1816-1903) was born in Madison County, but raised in the Caney Fork section of Jackson County, N.C.; he later moved to Macon County. He served in the Home Guard during the Civil War, and was subsequently known as Major Higdon. The collection contains a biography of Higdon, and correspondence of Thomas Bragg Higdon, his wife Pattie Rich Higdon, and her brother Samuel L. Rich. The correspondence concerns family matters. There are photographs of Major Higdon and other...
Dates: 1816 - 1901

Larry W. Mull Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-72
Content Description Larry W. Mull was born in Waynesville, NC, to Reubert and Mary Mull (Moll) on September 17, 1909. He was a restaurateur and a reporter for the United Press International and the Associated Press. In 1965, he founded the Haywood County Music Company. Mull wrote over 150 gospel songs and was a staff writer for Stamp-Baxter's Music Company. Some of his songs were published by Tennessee Music Company and Vaughn Music Publishers. The collection contains songbooks and sheet music, a notebook of...
Dates: 1913 - 1985

Louise Bayless Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-09
Scope and Contents The collection contains a history of Fort Butler in Cherokee County, NC, by Louise A. Bayless, and several genealogy items on Cherokee County families. These items include:

1. James P. H. Porter and Jane Owens marriage contract and subsequent dispute, 1842, 1849.

2. Biographical sketch of the Felix family.

3. Biographical sketch of the George Whery Dickey family.

4. Letter, Samuel W. to John W. Davidson, Murphy, North Carolina. 1889.
Dates: 1811 - 1973

Neal R. Kitchens Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-55
Content Description Neal R. Kitchens (1910 - 1970) was a sheriff of Clay County, NC. He was appointed sheriff while a deputy and was elected to the office in 1942. He served until 1946 and was elected again in 1954. He also owned the Kitchens Lumber Company and the K-Bar Ranch in Hayesville, NC. He also was a member of several public service clubs.The collection contains a biography and obituary on Kitchens, and an editorial praising his dedication to his job and community, information on his...
Dates: 1962 - 1970