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William Paulk Estate Papers

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Identifier: MSS 03-10
Content Description Papers of Mr. William Paulk, former English professor, WCU English Department.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1947 - 2003

William Tobias Howze

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Identifier: SM 16-02
Scope and Contents William Tobias Howze (born September 8, 1929 in Groveland, FL) enlisted in the United States Army on January 20, 1947 and served until June 14, 1950 and these materials mostly have to do with his military service. He served in the American Embassy Motor Pool and with the Honor Guard in post-war Japan. He served as a driver for General Douglas MacArthur and a number of other Allied military officers including Australian General Thomas Albert Blarney. The photographs, some autographed, include...
Dates: 1947 - 2015

William Walker Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-44
Content Description William Walker II (1812-1864) was the son of an Irish immigrant who landed in Virginia about 1770 and later settled in Wilkes County, NC. Walker migrated to Valley Town in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. He married Margaret Scott, a cousin to General Winfield Scott. They had six children: Charles Agnew, William Pitt, Alfred McLean, George Benjamin, Rufus Jarrett, and Richard (who died in infancy). Walker established an Indian trading post and later served as first postmaster of...
Dates: 1837 - 1945

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

W.T. Combs Papers

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Identifier: SM 80-29
Scope and Contents While working for the United States Forest Service, W.T. Combs surveyed and mapped North Carolina's portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pisgah National Forest authorities assigned Combs to act as a liaison between surveyors and title attorneys.The collection contains an article by Combs on the rights of sportsmen, a final report on North Carolina land grants and title records, and a letter from Combs to his grandson, John Parham, discussing his...
Dates: 1937 - 1970

Young Adult Conservation Corps Program (YACC)

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Identifier: MSS 82-04
Scope and Contents The Young Adult Conservation Corps of the Blue Ridge Parkway was started in 1977 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter to offer young people a year's work in the outdoors. Camp 2172 of the Blue Ridge Parkway YACC was the first operating Corps in the nation, employing men and women ages 16-23. The young people worked alongside experienced personnel clearing fallen trees, draining wetlands, laying water lines, repairing rail fences and clearing drains on 469 miles of the Parkway. ...
Dates: 1977-10 - 1982-04

Zachary Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-40
Scope and Contents The Zachary family of western North Carolina owned land in Jackson, Swain and Buncombe counties during the 1800s.

The collection consists of deeds, land grants, and surveys for the counties mentioned above. There are two pieces of family correspondence and a receipt for a land purchase. The land grants, with accompanying surveys, are the original deeds from when the land was purchased from the U.S. government.
Dates: 1830 - 1882

Zachary ledger

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Identifier: SM 01-02
Content Description Ledger of Alexander Zachary of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing accounting and business entries from the 1840s - 1850s.
Dates: 1840 - 1859

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 - 1951

Zebulon Weaver Collection, Addition #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-08
Scope and Contents For a biographical sketch of Zebulon Weaver, see the content and scope note for the main entry "Zebulon Weaver" collection, accession number MSS 80-01.Topics mentioned in the correspondence in this addition include the proposal and establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the purchase of lands. Weaver served as Park Commissioner of the North Carolina Park Commission, and much of the correspondence reflects his service in that...
Dates: 1912 - 1960