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David O. Belcher Memorial Collection

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Identifier: SM 18-01
Content Description Materials documenting remembrances of David O. Belcher, including programs from the memorial service, a copy of House Resolution 1095 passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in honor of Dr. Belcher, remembrances from university leaders, and local newspapers.
Dates: 2018-06

Paul A. Reid Collection

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Identifier: MSS 17-08
Scope and Contents Dr. Paul Apperson Reid (1902-1982) served as a two-time president at Western Carolina Teacher’s College and oversaw the name change to Western Carolina College in 1953. Born in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina he later attended the University of North Carolina where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree. After graduation he worked as a teacher and administrator in the public schools before accepting a post as comptroller for the State Board of Education in Raleigh...
Dates: 1949 - 1960

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

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC)

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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

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...
Dates: 1924 - 1957

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