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Jesse R. Siler Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-50
Content Description The collection consists of photocopies of letters, journals and a diary. The correspondence consists of love letters between Harriet and Jesse R. Siler, written when he was traveling. Of note, is an 1836 letter in which Siler recounts a meeting with the "Old President", assumed to be Andrew Jackson. Mention is made in the same letter of "Calhoun," which could be John C. Calhoun, the former vice-president under Jackson. The first letter is dated 1816 was signed by Robert B. Vance of Buncombe...
Dates: 1816 - 1889

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 Abbot Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-06
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters and four picture postcards with messages on the backs, received by Rosa Gibbs, an African American resident of Sylva, NC. The correspondence is from family and friends in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Other items in the collection include a picture of an unidentified couple and a bank book of Marion Carey of Waynesville, NC. The picture is possibly of Rosa Love and her husband. Carey’s relationship to Rosa Love Gibbs is...
Dates: 1899 - 1935

John and Irenah Wike Collection

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Identifier: MSS 09-03
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the family of John Wike (1788-1841) and Irenah Isenhower Wike (1789-1875) of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing correspondence from the latter part of the 19th century through the early part of the 20th centur; western North Carolina land grants and deeds from the 19th century; School Census Record cards from the 1930's; brochures from the late 19th century through the early 20th century; a Winchester Firearms poster with land survey information written on the back;...
Dates: 1822 - 1949

John Moore Crawford Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-24
Scope and Contents John Moore Crawford (1829-1933) was a descendant of George W. Crawford, Sr., the latter being the progenitor of Crawfords in Haywood, Macon, Clay and Cherokee Counties, NC. George W. Crawford, Jr., and Lorena Moore were the parents of John Crawford. The genealogy of the Crawford family may be found in incomplete form in W.C. Allen's The Annals of Haywood County, North Carolina (pp. 558-567). See also the excerpt from Daniel's Lyle's Daniel Lyle, Immigrant, which relates the ancestry of...
Dates: 1812 - 1946

John Parris Collection

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Identifier: MSS 00-06
Content and Scope Papers of journalist and author John A. Parris (1914 - 1999).Parris served as a war correspondent during World War II and reported from the North African and European theaters. After the war he became noted for his "Roaming the Mountains" column that was a regular feature of the Asheville Citizen and Asheville Citizen-Times newspapers and which first appeared in February 1955.Parris' works included Springboard to Berlin (co-author; New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company,...
Dates: 1853 - 1999

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

John S. Seymour Collection

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Identifier: MSS 84-03
Scope and Contents John S. Seymour was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Western Carolina Teachers College (WCTC) (later Western Carolina University). Seymour was born in Charleston, SC, on April 5, 1893. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees (1921, 1927) in social science and education from the University of South Carolina, and a second M.A. degree from Columbia University (1928). He also did advanced study at the George Peabody College for Teachers and the University of North Carolina....
Dates: 1935 - 1940

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

Joseph Cathey and Cathey Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-02
Content Description Personal papers (C. 1844 - 1876) of the Cathey family of Haywood County, North Carolina, primarily of Col. Joseph Cathey, and including personal and/or business correspondence, financial and legal papers, paper monetary notes issued by various state governments, and newspapers (Daily South Carolinian, August 21, 1863; The Spirit of the Age, May 4, 1863) or newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1844 - 1876

Joseph Howell Way Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-66
Dates: 1806 - 1928

Juanita Farmer Proffitt and Jeannette Farmer Bryson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 10-04
Content Description Four hundred and thirty-five photographs, postcards (many with attendant correspondence, dated or postmarked primarily 1909 - 1921), and/or photographic negatives, either contained in two (2) albums or loose, along with various memorabilia, miscellaneous clippings, and correspondence.
Dates: 1909 - 1921

Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity

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Identifier: SM 00-01
Contents Sigma Chi Fraternity charter for the Kappa Gamma Chapter located at Western Carolina University. Dated November 16, 1991.

Papers, publications, and photographs concerning the Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity of Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.
Dates: 1991 - 2008

Kilpatrick Cherokee Language Collection

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Identifier: MSS 03-04
Content Description Cherokee language materials or related linguistic materials, both originals and photocopies, and dated 1885 - 1999, that includes documents, formulas, medicinal and love charms, printed materials in the Cherokee language, Cherokee language manuals and primers, and educational materials and research papers on Cherokee language topics.Addition includes correspondence, particularly of Alan Kilpatrick concerning publications and activities, and also correspondence of Jack Frederick...
Dates: 1885 - 1999

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

Lamar Gudger Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-05
Content Description Lamar Gudger's papers are arranged into seven large categories. Legislative correspondence is the first and consist mainly of letters from western North Carolina constituents to Gudger about their various concerns, and his answers. The material in this category is grouped by Congressional committee and then arranged chronologically. There were many issues of concern to the people of western North Carolina. Environmental issues dealing directly with western North Carolina generated much...
Dates: 1975 - 1981

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

Louis Hampton Collection

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Identifier: SM 05-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains a variety of items relating to Louis Hampton of North Carolina and later of Tennessee. There is one piece of correspondence, a letter written by Horace Kephart (1862 – 1931) to Louis Hampton, addressed from Lindale, Georgia, and dated October 5, 1909. In the letter, Kephart details his travels over the past year, his current living arrangements with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barnett, future plans, and requests for news from Hampton about recent events in Swain County, North...
Dates: 1903 - 1949

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

Major Wiley Parris Civil War Letters

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Identifier: SM 00-12
Content Description M. W. [Major Wiley] Parris of Jackson County, North Carolina, was 37 when he enlisted in May, 1861, and became a private in the North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment, Company B. The three letters presented here are to his wife, Jane Parris. Less than two weeks after his letter of July 3, 1862, he was discharged “by reason of being over age” (North Carolina Troops, vol. 7, p. 376). The Federal Census of 1860 for Jackson County, North Carolina, lists an M.W. Parris, age 36, and Jane Parris,...
Dates: 1862

Margaret Bare Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-07
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs of the Margaret Bare family and of the Murphy and Cherokee County area of North Carolina. Also included is a photocopy of an 1850 minister's license.
Dates: 1844 - 1924

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

McKee & Dills Families

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Identifier: MSS 12-01
Content Description The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.
Dates: Non-inclusive

Michael Frome Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-30
Scope and Contents The collection includes a typescript, four galley proofs, and correspondence relating to Michael Frome's book, Strangers in High Places (Doubleday and Company, 1967). The book is a narrative history of the Great Smoky Mountains area and the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The correspondence concerns comments and criticisms from various authorities and from proof-readers, etc. Other portions of the correspondence, from faculty members of Princeton University to...
Dates: 1961 - 1966

Moore Civil War Letters

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Identifier: SM 85-06
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of two letters:(1) From John Parker Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore, serving in the Confederate armed forces, to their brother Abraham Moore of Ellijay Community (near Franklin), North Carolina. Abraham Moore is sick at home. The letter is addressed from Mobile, Alabama.(2) From Abraham Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore to their father Abraham Moore, Sr., from their camp. All the people involved in this correspondence survived the war and...
Dates: 1862 - 1864

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

Nathaniel C. Browder Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-36
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of materials used by Nathaniel C. Browder (1904 - ) in the production of his book The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After and pre-publication drafts of the book DeSoto and Other Spanish Explorers and Their Historians (privately published in Hayesville, NC, 1975).In the collection are photocopied items from the papers of General Winfield Scott, contained in the National Archives (Washington, DC). Inclusive dates of these copies are...
Dates: 1776 - 1977

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