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Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

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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

Cherokee County (N.C.)

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Identifier: MSS 80-27
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of notes and articles prepared by Mrs. Louise Bayless, concerning the history of Cherokee County, NC. Several of the articles appeared in regional newspapers. The genealogical materials focus on Cherokee County families. There also is information on Fort Butler, a major collection point (in present-day Murphy, NC), for the Cherokee Indians during their forced removal in 1838. Most of the collection consists of photocopies; although some original items are...
Dates: 1791 - 1970

Hiram C. Wilburn Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-17
Content Description Hiram C. Wilburn was the principal surveyor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and unofficial founder of the Park museum.Wilburn was born February 28, 1880, in Union, SC. He graduated from Clemson College in 1908, with a degree in agriculture. From 1908-1916, he taught school and served as a high school principal in Union, SC. After this he owned and operated a farming and general supply store in Union. In 1925, Wilburn moved to North Carolina, where he found work as a...
Dates: 1829 - 1962

J. B. Lawson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-54
Content Description James Brownlow Lawson (1862 - 1941) was a political figure, park ranger, and sheriff in Tennessee and Colorado. From 1926 to 1938, while living in Sevierville, TN, Lawson corresponded with Ms. Maidee Adams of Memphis, TN. His letters recite stories and anecdotes of his family and ancestry.

The newspaper clippings relate to Lawson's political campaigns in Sevierville. Other materials include genealogies of the Lawson and Bird (or Byrd) families.
Dates: 1926 - 1965

Joel T. Hubbard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-02
Scope and Contents Joel Thomas Hubbard (1855-1933) was the owner and operator of a dry goods and notions store in Wilkesboro, NC, in the late 19th-early 20th centuries.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Hubbard from 1880-1931. In addition, there are business records, deeds, tax records and other legal documents, and news clippings. There is limited information on timber operations in Wilkes County, NC.
Dates: 1845 - 1932

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

Rufus Morgan Collection

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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

Sara Madison Collection

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Identifier: MSS 18-05
Content Description Dr. Sara Sutton Madison (1931-2017) was the daughter of Eddie Marie Wike Sutton and Ralph Coleman Sutton. Eddie Marie Wike Sutton was the daughter of Dallas W. Wike and Emma Jane Shelton Wike, of Jackson County, NC. Sara’s parents and Sara lived in Davies Hall on the campus of Western Carolina University, and later in the community of Buzzards Roost, overlooking Western Carolina University. Much of this collection is composed of photographs, family correspondence, and other documents concerning...
Dates: 1869 - 2014

Scarborough, Hazel

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Identifier: MSS 80-37
Scope and Contents The collection contains several groups of correspondence, most of which concerns relatives of Hazel Scarborough. These groups are:Auyer (Ayer) Cole, Asheville, NC:., letters to his family during World War I service: 1917-1918.William B. Simpson, Weaverville, NC: , letters to his family during his military service in Korea: 1953.E. C. Cole family, Asheville, NC: ., correspondence & papers: 1914-1918.E. W. Roberts family, Asheville, NC,...
Dates: 1891 - 1977

Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

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Identifier: MSS 15-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Sloan, Love, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See also:MSS 80-06 William Williams StringfieldMSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1SM 80-55 James Robert LoveMSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1This collection chiefly concerns the descendants of William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) and his wife Maria M. Love (1842-1909); and Benjamin J. Sloan...
Dates: 1832 - 2014

Walt Whitman Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-51
Scope and Contents Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) was a noted American poet, as well as a teacher, editor, publisher, and volunteer Civil War nurse. He was the son of Walter and Lousia Van Velsor Whitman, of New York. Whitman is probably best known for Leaves of Grass (first published in 1855).The collection came into the possession of William Petterson's family when one of Petterson's ancestors lived next door to Walt Whitman's niece, Jessie, in Camden, N.J. Jessie presented the items as mementoes....
Dates: 1862 - 1940

William E. Bird Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-34
Content Description This collection is grouped as follows: private correspondence, writings, genealogy, folk ballads, newspaper clippings, and a church ledger.Bird's private correspondence mostly contains letters to and from family and friends, although there are some personal business letters and a segment of correspondence from 1960-1964 regarding his book, The History of Western Carolina College.His writings include his unpublished autobiography, a manuscript of Level Paths: New Songs...
Dates: 1891 - 1975

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...
Dates: 1820 - 1971

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...
Dates: 1801 - 1968

Zebulon Weaver Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-01
Scope and Contents Zebulon Weaver (1872-1948) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from western North Carolina. He was born in the Weaverville area of Buncombe County, NC. He was educated in the local schools, including Weaver College, and also studied law at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Admitted to the bar in 1894, Weaver practiced law in Asheville, NC, prior to entering politics.Weaver served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1907-1909) and the state Senate...
Dates: 1850 - 1960