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Delmar Baxter Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 86-01
Scope and Contents Bound manuscript copy of the play "The Great Smokies," written by Delmar Baxter.
Dates: 1956

George Masa Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-29
Content Description The George Masa collection is divided into the following groups: photographs and photo-albums, postcards, newspaper clipping notebooks, and books.The major grouping is the newspaper clipping notebooks, mainly taken from the Asheville Citizen during Masa's Asheville period. These notebooks concern the Cherokee Indians, lumbering, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and western North Carolina themes.The photographs are of western North Carolina scenes, including a...
Dates: 1915 - 1934

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Radio Program (1937) Collection

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Identifier: SM 11-04
Content Description Typescript entitled “The Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a Summer Laboratory, Radio Program over WSM, Nashville, January 22nd, 1937, by Students and Members of Faculty of Western Carolina Teachers College, Cullowhee, N.C.” The item contains a title page, a page listing “Broadcast Personnel,” and ten pages of the radio program. For a variant, printed version of this program see, Western Carolina Teachers College Bulletin, Supplement to Vol. XIII, No. 5, January, 1937.
Dates: 1937

Greystone Hotel, Gatlinburg, 1946 (Brochure)

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Identifier: SM 06-05
Scope and Contents Brochure for the Hotel Greystone, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, dated 1946. The brochure includes a map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring the pre-1943 park boundary.
Dates: 1946

Hiram C. Wilburn, Add. # 1

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Identifier: MSS 87-02
Scope and Contents Printed material, chiefly pertaining to dealing mainly with western North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Dates: 1931 - 1956

Horace Kephart Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-24
Content Description The collection was given as a gift to Western Carolina Teachers College by the executor of Kephart's will, with other items donated by Kephart's son, George Kephart. Dr. William E. Bird and Hiram C. Wilburn were instrumental in obtaining the collection for a museum they wanted to start. The collection was then loaned to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for approximately twenty years, and returned to Western Carolina University in 1973. The collection contains correspondence, periodicals...
Dates: 1886-1948

North Shore Cemetery Decoration Project Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-01
Scope and Contents Materials concerning the cultural and natural history of the “north shore” of the present Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina - Tennessee, including, but not limited to, a two volume “compilation of documents regarding the Environmental Impact Study on the North Shore Road in the Great Smoky Mountain [sic] National Park in Swain County, North Carolina” (cover letter dated April 16, 2003); a “Cultural Resources Existing Conditions Report, North Shore Road Environmental Impact...
Dates: 1986 - 2004

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 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

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 - 1960