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Venoy and Elizabeth Reed Collection

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Identifier: MSS 05-06
Content Description Papers of Robert Venoy Reed (1915 - 1984) and Elizabeth Reed of Jackson County, North Carolina. Materials include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, books and magazines, and memorabilia. Also included are medals and awards from Venoy Reed’s service in the United States military in the European theater of war during World War II. Also included are school annuals of Webster High School and Sylva-Webster High School, representing Mrs. Reed’s years of service in...
Dates: 1941 - 1991

Vera E. Taylor

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Identifier: SM 80-02
Content Description The collection contains a photocopy of a booklet, The Battle of Fort Sumter and First Victory of the Southern Troops, April 13, 1861, published in Charleston, SC, in 1861. This account of the Fort Sumter affair is chiefly a compilation of reports by Charleston newspapers. The book is thirty-two pages in length and contains, in addition to an account of the battle, a description of Fort Sumter and the official correspondence of the Confederate command.The second item in the...
Dates: 1861 - 1862

W. Frank Forsyth Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-45
Content Description Forsyth's papers are divided into eight broad categories. The first category includes legislative and personal correspondence from his N. C. Senate years, invitations to political affairs, Senate and House directories, various legislative bills and state statistics. The second category has Western Carolina University Board of Trustees notes, letters of sympathy and funeral / memorial papers. The third category has newspaper clippings, with subjects ranging from Forsyth's Senate campaign to...
Dates: 1936 - 1971

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

WCU / Petitioners Files

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 97-10
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972 - 1973

WCU International Students and Host Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 16-06
Scope and Contents This collection concerns international students and the Host Family Association at Western Carolina University. Formed during the mid-1970's, the Host Family Association's mission was to assist the newly-arriving international students with the transition from life in their home country to the challenges of being a new college student in an unfamiliar country. Host families provided essentials, such as bedding, dormitory furnishings, and winter clothing. They also hosted international...
Dates: 1963 - 2016

Webb Garrison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-8
Content Description Webb Garrison is the author of a variety of books on the Civil War. The collection includes the author's manuscripts, revised and/or corrected pages, galleys and/or page proofs, jacket art, correspondence, editorials, reviews, lists of illustrations, personal computer disks, and accompanying materials. Works featured include: • Atlanta and the War (1995) • Civil War Curiosities(1994) • The Lincoln No One Knows (1993) • A Treasury of Ohio Tales (1993) • Why You Say It (1992) • Civil War Trivia...
Dates: 1992 - 1996

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 - 1979

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC), Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 81-10
Content Description The collection consists of a letter written by Andrew Jackson Lambert (Jack) stating that he was not the killer of Dick Wilson. In the letter, Lambert provided his version of the events and stated that Willie Jones killed Wilson. He described his time of imprisonment up until his sentence and hanging.

The killing occurred near Webster, Jackson County, North Carolina, on December 17, 1884. Lambert was in jail in Webster and Asheville.
Dates: 1886 - 1975

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC), Add. #2

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-03
Content Description This addition to the Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC) collection contains correspondence from people interested in becoming charter members of the Society. The Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC, which was the original county seat of Jackson County, before the county seat became Sylva, NC. There is an unsigned contract between the Society and the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County for the purchase of the old Webster Elementary School...
Dates: 1974-02 - 1975-09

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC), Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 88-04
Content Description The collection consists of correspondence, by-laws and guidelines that the Webster Historical Society was governed by, as well as Ratified Bills from the N. C. General Assembly regarding procedures and policies for historical societies. There are pamphlets and leaflets and compositions on funding, grants, and oral history.
Dates: 1915 - 1981

Western North Carolina Associated Communities

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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

Western North Carolina Associated Communities, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 90-02
Content Description For additional information, see the main entry description for WNCAC under MSS 80-12.
Dates: 1969 - 1984

Western North Carolina Associated Communities, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 94-1
Content Description For additional information, see the Western North Carolina Associated Communities collection main entry under MSS 80-12. Contents Folder 1 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1988 - September 1989.Folder 2 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1989 - September 1990.Folder 3 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1990 - September 1991.Folder 4 - Bank...
Dates: 1988-1993

Western North Carolina Historical Association

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Identifier: MSS 80-19
Content Description The Western North Carolina Historical Association was incorporated in August, 1952, as a non-profit educational organization. The association encourages the study of western North Carolina history, collects historical materials, and preserves historic sites and buildings. The collection consists of correspondence (1952-1972), minutes (1954-1972), programs, photographs, reports, recommendations, membership lists, resolutions concerning deceased members, newspaper clippings, and other items...
Dates: 1952 - 1972

Western North Carolina Historical Association, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-23
Content Description This collection includes by-laws, certificates of incorporation, correspondence, guides and outlines, lists of officers and trustees, lists of members, minutes, miscellaneous, news releases, newspaper clippings, notes, notices of meetings, photographs, programs, resolutions, speeches, and the treasurer's reports.
Dates: 1952 - 1963

Western North Carolina Historical Association, Add. #2

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Identifier: SM 81-02
Content Description This collection contains Western North Carolina Historical Association correspondence for 1966-1973; steering committee minutes from 1964; committee assignments for 1969; a list of members contributing to the publication fund for 1966-1968; an invitation to join; and a newspaper clipping regarding Amos Medford.
Dates: 1964 - 1973

Western North Carolina Historical Association, Add. #3

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Identifier: SM 81-03
Content Description This addition to the Western North Carolina Historical Association collection contains scattered correspondence (1966, 1972-1973), a newsletter (May 11, 1971), 1973 committee reports, proposed changes in by-laws, rules for the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, 1965 - 1966 membership lists, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1965 - 1975

Western North Carolina Miscellanea

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Identifier: MSS 80-74
Scope and Contents The collection contains several unrelated items donated to the WCU History Department. Title of collection changed from "History Department" to "Western North Carolina Miscellanea" February 5, 2015.Among the items are:Correspondence from Anna Angel Allen to her father and brother (surname Angel). The letters are primarily of family interest.A family "patent right" of T.M. Angel for "Levi Cutshawl's Churning Machine." Tax receipts of T.M. Angel...
Dates: 1813 - 1913

Western North Carolina Tomorrow’s Black Oral History Project

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Identifier: MSS 98-03
Scope and Contents In an attempt to piece together the history of Black people in western North Carolina, Western North Carolina Tomorrow (WNCT) conducted an oral history project. WNCT is a group composed of representatives from the various communities throughout the region. Although the contribution of the unique culture and history of the Southern Appalachian people to America is well documented, the important contribution and historical experience of the southern Appalachian Black family is a largely unknown...
Dates: 1986 - 1989

William Bryant Carden Civil War Letter

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Identifier: SM 02-03
Contents Civil War letter of William Bryant Carden (also Cardin), dated October 6, 1861 (beginning of letter) and October 7, 1861 (end of letter), from Camp Lee, Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Dates: 1861-10-06 - 1861-10-07

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 90-08
Content Description The collection consists primarily of correspondence from 1937 to 1955 concerning the formation of a museum for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also included are (1) Tenth Annual Handbook of the Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Club (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1935); (2) B.W. Wells, "The Remarkable Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains" (Asheville, N.C., n.d.); and (3) "General Information Regarding Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina - Tennessee" (Washington: U.S. Dept. of the...
Dates: 1933 - 1955

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

William Estes Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-3
Content Description Personal papers of William Estes and related family of Swain County, North Carolina. The papers include personal and/or business correspondence; papers related to Estes' capacity as a judicial official (court summons or actions; warrants; notices of actions, petitions, and decisions; agreements); property and land related papers (notices, transactions, surveys, etc.); receipts and memorandum & account booklets; surveys and reports on stills and distilleries, road duty, or schools;...
Dates: 1851 - 1923

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 - 1912

William F. Tompkins Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-73
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding four Jackson County, NC, families of the early part of the 20th century. The families are Tompkins, Coleman, Luck, and Dillard.The principal family represented is the Tompkins family. Dan Tompkins was a newspaperman and politician in Sylva for thirty-one years. Dan Tompkins’ paternal grandfather was Dr. William C. Tompkins. In 1884, after practicing medicine and publishing newspapers in Kansas and Colorado, Dr. Tompkins moved to...
Dates: 1832 - 1971

William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) was a prominent businessman, “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), soldier, and politician from western North Carolina. Born near Waynesville, NC, Thomas was related to President Zachary Taylor on his father's side of the family. Thomas became interested in business and law at an early age.Thomas began his long association with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians when Chief Yonaguska "adopted" the young Thomasung white boy as a son. ...
Dates: 1796 - 1956

William Holland Thomas III Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-67
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of correspondence and legal documents regarding the controversy over land titles held by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina. The materials probably were collected by William Holland Thomas III, grandson of William Holland Thomas, who was the first Indian agent for the Eastern Band.The materials in this collection may be used in conjunction with those in the William Holland Thomas collection (MSS 80-03; MSS 80-90) and...
Dates: 1845 - 1968

William Paulk, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 00-08
Scope and Contents Literary works by William Paulk, “Letters to Freddy and Sister Clare,” Volume VIIII. Includes Some Letters to Others. Cullowhee. 22 July 1999 - 6 October 2000.
Dates: 1999 - 2000

William Paulk, Add. #4

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Identifier: MSS 02-08
Scope and Contents Literary works by William Paulk, and consisting of a continuation of the "Letters to Freddy" (Volume IX).
Dates: 2000 - 2001