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Identifier: MSS 04-03
Content Description The majority of the collection consists of articles concerning the people of the Southern Appalachian area or travels in the region.
Dates: 1857 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1857 - 1928
Identifier: MSS 15-05
Content Description This collection is an addition to MSS 03-03, David M. Sherman, and includes further material concerning the Benton MacKaye Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail Association.
Dates: 2004 - 2015
Identifier: MSS 15-02
Content Description This collection concerns the De Soto Trail Commission, a group which sought to establish Hernando De Soto's route through the southeastern United States after his landing in what would become Florida, in 1539. This collection contains records, reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes of the Trail Commission, with the vast majority of the materials dating from 1988-1992.
Dates: 1965 - 1992
Identifier: MSS 13-07
Content Description The Great Smoky Mountains Railway was a railway which operated in western North Carolina, and was founded in 1988, as a tourist railroad. The railway originally operated on 67 miles of track between Dillsboro and Murphy, which was the western portion of the route known as the "Murphy Branch." The Murphy Branch operated between Asheville and Murphy, N.C., in the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th century. In 1988, the state of North Carolina purchased the Murphy Branch from the...
Dates: 1988 - 2008
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 02-07
Scope and Contents Nantahala Power and Light was formed in 1929 by Alcoa to harness the hydroelectric power of Western North Carolina and serve as a public electric utility for the region. The company operated under Alcoa until 1988 when it was absorbed by Duke Power (Duke Energy). This collection primarily consists of the files of the company during this period.The first addition to this collection primarily consists of bound volumes of minutes of board meetings, correspondence, brochures, clippings...
Dates: 1900 - 2003
Identifier: MSS 81-11
Scope and Contents The collection contains brochures, clippings, and articles on trail systems inthe North Carolina trail system. The items are arranged alphabetically by trail name and then chronologically within each trail heading. The trails and trail systems covered include the North Carolina Bartram Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the Benton MacKaye Trail, North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, as well as bicycle trails, canoe trails, and individual hiking trails, most of them in western North Carolina.
Dates: 1975 - 1981
Identifier: MSS 12-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials relating to the life and activities of the Rev. Rufus Morgan (1885 – 1983), an Episcopal Priest in western North Carolina. These materials were gathered by Mr. Ben Bridgers of Sylva, NC, in preparation for a planned biography of Rufus Morgan. Included are correspondence, audio cassettes (1970 – 1979 and no date), notes, photographs, and clippings, chiefly concerning Rev. Rufus Morgan and family. Also included are eight convention journals titled Diocese...
Dates: 1938 - 1996
Identifier: MSS 80-61
Content Description The Webster Historical Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC. From 1852-1913, Webster was the county seat for Jackson County.Much of the correspondence, business records, and legal papers pertain to the Long family. Among the items are several original deeds to Jackson County lands.There is a transcript of an interview with Claude Cowan conducted in 1975 by Mary Morris. Both Cowan and Morris were lifelong residents of...
Dates: 1819 - 1981
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...
Dates: 1941 - 1972
- Correspondence 6
- Publications (documents) 6
- Photographs 5
- Newsletters 4
- Minutes (administrative records) 3
- Audiocassettes 2
- Benton MacKaye Trail (Ga. and Tenn.) 2
- Ephemera 2
- Photograph albums 2
- Reports 2
- Speeches 2
- Agreements 1
- Annual reports 1
- Appalachian Region, Southern -- History 1
- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs 1
- Appalachian Trail 1
- Articles 1
- Baptismal certificates 1 ∧ less
- English 8
- Cherokee Historical Association 1
- De Soto Trail Commission 1
- Diocese of Western North Carolina 1
- Great Smoky Mountains Railway 1
- Hayes, Hubert, 1901-1964 1
- Hayes, Leona T. 1
- Kitchen Lumber Company 1
- Nantahala Power and Light Company 1
- North Carolina. Utilities Commission 1
- Sherman, David M., 1943- 1
- Soto, Hernando de, approximately 1500-1542 1
- Sylva Paperboard Company (Sylva, N.C.) 1
- Tennessee Valley Authority 1
- Webster Historical Society (Webster, N.C.) 1 ∧ less