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James Robert Love Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-55
Content Description Colonel Robert Love (1760-1845) was born in Augusta County, Virginia. Love fought in the Revolutionary War and at war's end moved to Washington County, North Carolina (now Unicoi County, Tennessee). He married Mary Ann Dillard (1767-1842) in 1783.Love was active in politics, serving as a delegate to the convention of the State of Franklin in 1784, state representative from Washington County in 1789, justice of the peace in the same county in 1788, delegate to the 1788 North Carolina...
Dates: 1818 - 1939

James W. Wilson Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-12
Content Description James W. Wilson (1832-1910) was influential in the promotion and construction of railroads in North Carolina. He served with the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1864, he was appointed superintendent of the Western North Carolina Railroad and in 1876 was elected president of the Western. Wilson later served as chief engineer for other railroad companies, and was responsible for engineering many of the rail lines which first penetrated the western North Carolina mountains. The collection...
Dates: 1851 - 1954

Jimmy Reed Collection

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Identifier: MSS 99-02
Scope and Contents Photographs, reminiscences, and memorabilia, including topically arranged ring-binders. Grouped topics listed include (1) Jimmy Reed Narrative, Class of 1928, Selfridge Field, Frog Level (Haywood County, NC); (2) State and Local Figures, Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC); (3) National Figures, Mrs. Carl Sandburg, Dr. Billy Graham, Prisons, Wildlife; (4) Miscellaneous, State and Local Events, Fontana Dam (Swain County, NC); (5) Miscellaneous, Liftoffs, Lassie, Wagon Train; (6)...
Dates: 1858 - 1995

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

John Preston Arthur Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-09
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection concerns John Preston Arthur's book, Western North Carolina: A History (From 1730 to 1913), originally published in 1914 by the Edwards & Broughton Printing Company (Raleigh, NC) in cooperation with Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Asheville, NC. Arthur worked in conjunction with Mrs. Theodore S. Morrison, who was connected with the DAR, to prepare his history. Arthur's papers subsequently came into the possession of...
Dates: 1899 - 1935

Josefina Niggli Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-13
Scope and Contents Josefina Niggli (1910-1983) worked in several literary fields--poetry, drama, fiction--but she also is remembered for her twenty-year service as director of drama, director of the Little Theatre, and journalism instructor of Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC).Josefina Marie Niggli was born July 13, 1910, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She was the daughter of Frederick Ferdinand Niggli, the manager of a cement plant in the village of Hidalgo, and Goldi (Morgan) Niggli, a...
Dates: 1877 - 1984

Kiwanis - Cullowhee/Sylva (NC) Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-38
Content Description The collection consists of seven scrapbook albums containing clippings, minutes and programs of the Cullowhee-Sylva Kiwanis Club (NC). One album, with inclusive dates 1955-1958, concerns the Sylva Kiwanis Club. The remaining albums cover the period from the formation in 1965 of the Cullowhee - Sylva Kiwanis Club up to 1978.
Dates: 1955 - 1978

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

Lillian Hirt Papers

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Identifier: MSS 99-05
Content Description Papers of Lillian Hirt concerning her personal and professional activities, the Hirt family, and the Cullowhee community. Included are: Personal and professional correspondence, primarily 1947-1991; literary works, speeches, and programs by Mrs. Hirt, including drafts and proofs; literary publications, notably works of Lillian Hirt and regional authors; other publications, including Western Carolina University reports, programs, yearbooks, and brochures, and other regional publications;...
Dates: 1940 - 1999

Mary Faye Brumby Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-57
Content Description Mrs. Mary Faye Brumby (1912 - ) was born in Marietta, GA, and has been a resident of Murphy, NC, since 1944. In 1934, she married Edward H. Brumby and had three children: Mary Bolan, Ida Hunt and Edward Hunt. Mrs. Brumby founded Fayola Manufacturing Company and was owner and operator (along with her husband) of textile mills at Murphy, NC, and in Georgia (e.g. Brumby Textile Mill), as well as an outlet store in Murphy.Mrs. Brumby attended Agnes Scott College from 1933-1934 and...
Dates: 1927 - 1986

Melba Simpson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 06-14
Content Description Photographs and scrapbooks of Melba Simpson, of Jackson County, North Carolina.
Dates: 1932 - 1968

Nantahala Power and Light Company Collection

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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

News Service Releases (1981) Collection

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Identifier: SM 10-19
Content Description A single, uncut printout of news service reports for early 1981 concerning national events.
Dates: 1981

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 94-5
Content Description The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, ledgers and/or journals, news clippings, and books and/or pamphlets concerning the Robertson, Norburn, Thomson, Strickland and related families, including Reuben B. Robertson, Sr. and Jr.; Dr. Russell Norburn; Martha Norburn Mead; Dr. E.F. Strickland.
Dates: 1860 - 1985

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #7

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Identifier: MSS 88-02
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection includes correspondence, clippings, reports, and other organization papers. See MSS 80-50 for a description of the Association.
Dates: 1979 - 1988

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #10

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Identifier: MSS 90-7
Dates: Event: 1964 - 1990

North Carolina Nurses Association - District 23

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Identifier: MSS 82-01
Scope and Contents The North Carolina Nurses Association is incorporated under North Carolina law. The Association's objectives were to organize registered professional nurses in North Carolina for the purpose of advancing and promoting the best interests of the nursing profession; to promote high standards; to propose, sponsor, and advocate legislative enactments regulating professional nurses; and to promote working conditions and compensation of nurses.The collection contains the minutes and some...
Dates: 1952 - 1976

North Carolina Trails System

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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

Pauline Pressley Collins Collection

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Identifier:  MSS 10-03
Content Description Photo album, bound in black and white textile, containing ninety-seven (97) photographs and various memorabilia, 1921-2009 and/or no date; clippings; and, photocopy of a ledger detailing genealogy of local families (141 pages).
Dates: 1921 - 2009

Pauline Pressley Collins Scrapbooks collection

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Identifier: MSS 08-07
Dates: 1945 - 1973

Robert L. Madison Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-15
Content Description Madison was born in Staunton, VA, on Feb. 17, 1867. He was the son of Robert Lewis and Helen Banister Madison. In 1885, he graduated from the University of Chattanooga. In 1888, Madison moved to Sylva, NC. In 1891, he married Ella V. Richards of Elizabeth, NJ. They had six children: Robert Edward, James Ambrose, Annie Louise, Monro Bolling, William Haight, and John Banister. Robert Lee Madison founded Cullowhee High School, forerunner of Western Carolina University, in 1889. ...
Dates: 1880 - 1955

Robert W. Harris Scrapbook

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Identifier: SM 11-05
Content Description Black, hardbound scrapbook (18" x 12"), containing chiefly memorabilia of a vacation to Europe, specifically the Mediterranean, including Spain and Italy. Includes clippings, photographs, receipts, publications, correspondence, boarding passes, and maps. Correspondence to/from Mrs. F.R. Harris, Mr. Robert W. Harris, and Marina Harris, 1932-1933. Contains materials relating to the Steamship Exochorda and SS Rex, along with several hotels in New York, Spain, and Italy. Includes "Glimpses from...
Dates: 1932 - 1933

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

Samuel Robert Rickman Owens Collection

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Identifier: MSS 16-05
Content Description The Samuel Robert Rickman Owens Collection pertains chiefly to Owens' service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, a variety of documents, and some artifacts. Of note among the documents is a 33-page list of names, subdivided into Prisoner-of-War camps, entitled "Disposition of Naval Personnel Taken Prisoner in the Philippines" (1944).Samuel Robert Owens was born April 10, 1918, in Glenville, NC, to Steven John Owens...
Dates: 1935 - 2000

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

Sue Hedden Benson Collection

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Identifier: SM 00-10
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the following items:Two (2) handwritten notes from Sue Hedden Benson’s cousins in a pink envelope.A one Yen military currency note.A Dillsboro & Sylva Electric Light Company bill for $7.59 to Hedden Barber Shop, Sylva, N.C., dated March 1, 1944.A brown book of “Schoolday Memoires” tied together with brown ribbon which belonged to Sue Hedden Benson.A white book of “Memoires” for Sylva Central High...
Dates: 1929 - 1984

T. Ray Gibbs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 96-09
Content Description The Ray Gibbs Collection contains over 50 household artifacts. Gibbs (b. 1904) was a distinguished alumnus of WCU (Class of 1927, Cullowhee State Normal School) who chose a career in education. He served as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant superintendent throughout North Carolina before retiring as Superintendent of Forsyth County Schools in the late 1950s. He and his wife, Frances Louise Patrick Gibbs, retired to Whittier, N.C. where Ray was raised. The Gibbs Collection came to the...
Dates: 1898 - 1980

Thomas Rain Crowe and New Native Press

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Identifier: MSS 95-09
Scope and Contents Publications (journals, magazines, books) containing works of Thomas Rain Crowe; correspondence (photocopies); miscellaneous photos (copies); and miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles (originals and copies) written about Crowe and/or his publications or activities.



The rights for items in this collection are for the physical property only, and do not include common law, statutory and copyrights, rights for publication and royalties, which remain with the Donor.
Dates: 1975 - 2015