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Identifier: MSS 80-59
Content Description A.C. Reynolds (1870 - 1953) served as the second president of Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Western Carolina University), from 1912 to 1920. He was influential in Buncombe County education and instrumental in establishing Rutherford College, in Brevard, NC. Reynolds wrote about his experiences in fostering education in western North Carolina, his beliefs about the role of education, and his life as a boy in the mountains of western North Carolina in the late 1890s. The collection...
Dates: 1888 - 1969
Identifier: SM 80-27
Content Description The Appalachian Consortium was formed in 1971 "to preserve, perpetuate and protect the rich history and resources, both geophysical and human, of the Southern Appalachian region." Charter members of the Consortium are Appalachian State University, East Tennessee State University, Lees-McRae College, Mars Hill College, Western Carolina University, National Park Service, U.S. Forest, First Tennessee-Virginia Development District, and the Mountain Scenic Planning and Economic Development...
Dates: 1957 - 1973
Identifier: MSS 80-77
Content Description Associated Artists of North Carolina, Inc. (AANC) was organized formally on January 10, 1960, in Greensboro, NC. The January meeting had been preceded by an organizational meeting held on December 13, 1959, in the Merin Gallery, Greensboro, during which the proposed by-laws and statements of aims and objectives were drawn up.The purpose of the AANC was to bring together persons interested in the advancement of the fine arts in North Carolina. The Association was to conduct,...
Dates: 1959 - 1973
Identifier: MSS 97-02
Content Description The Bartram Trail Society exists for the purpose of marking a hiking trail which follows the route traveled by William Bartram on his exploratory journey through the South in 1773 - 1776. The Society uses Bartram's Journal as a guide for marking the trails.Most of the collection concerns the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, but much of their efforts are coordinated with Bartram Trail societies in Georgia and Alabama. This addition to the collection contains internal documents...
Dates: 1978 - 1987
Identifier: MSS 99-01
Scope and Contents Records of the Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company and the Graham County Railroad Company, dated primarily during the 1920s-1970s, and including correspondence, annual reports and statements, deeds, financial statements, sales, stockholders meetings, tax information, general railroad information and the American Short Line Railroad Association, and publications about the timber industry.
Dates: 1920 - 1989
Identifier: MSS 17-07
Content Description Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) was established in 1989 with the mission of “Planting the seeds of heritage through the arts.” CSA was cofounded by sisters Amy Ammons Garza and Doreyl Ammons Cain. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1991, CSA accomplishes their mission through the painting of historical regional murals, publishing local writers, bestowing Appalachian Studies scholarships, encouraging the youth to learn and play mountain music, and by recording oral history and...
Dates: 1970 - 2010
Identifier: MSS 15-02
Content Description This collection concerns the De Soto Trail Commission, a group which sought to establish Hernando De Soto's route through the southeastern United States after his landing in what would become Florida, in 1539. This collection contains records, reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes of the Trail Commission, with the vast majority of the materials dating from 1988-1992.
Dates: 1965 - 1992
Identifier: MSS 96-05
Content Description Tribal Council sessions and agendas, Annual Council sessions, Joint Councils sessions, Annual Council Reports, reports and studies, and Resolutions of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for the period 1973 - 1995.
Dates: 1973 - 1995
Identifier: MSS 11-02
Scope and Contents Records of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, including, but not limited to, correspondence; meeting minutes, including Board of Stewards, Pilgrim Class, Anne Cowan Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service, Missionary Society, Women's Society, Woman's Home Mission Society, Wesleyan Service Guild; Quarterly Conference Records Books; Sunday School Record Books; financial records; membership information; memorabilia; church histories; architecture and remodeling;...
Dates: 1888 - 1905
Identifier: MSS 10-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials of the Higdon Family Association, including scrapbooks, newsletters, membership lists, and related material. The Higdon Family Association is an organization dedicated to studying Higdon family genealogy, along with related family genealogy. The group was founded in 1975 in Franklin, N.C.
More information can be found at their website, www.higdonfamily.org.
More information can be found at their website, www.higdonfamily.org.
Dates: 1975 - 2010
Identifier: MSS 85-12
Content Description The Macon Program for Progress, Inc. provides assistance and direction to a number of community related programs. Materials in this collection cover such diverse topics as weatherization, housing, family aid, education, economic development, affirmative action, and daycare. Also in the collection are minutes, booklets, federal regulation, news articles, and general information on Macon County.
Dates: 1965 - 1984
Identifier: SM 80-44
Content Description The Museum of the Southern Highlands was organized for the purpose of preserving and exhibiting artifacts and articles native to Southern Appalachia and to render cultural and educational services. The collection consists mainly of meeting minutes and by-laws (see December 12, 1964). William E. Bird, affiliated with Western Carolina Teachers College, was a member of the board of directors.
Dates: 1964 - 1966
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
Identifier: MSS 81-10
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports of the association.
Dates: 1975 - 1981
Identifier: MSS 85-02
Scope and Contents This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains financial records, correspondence relating to finances, requests for payment, bank statements, checks and monthly financial reports. For additional information, see the entry descriptions under MSS 80-50, MSS 81-07 and MSS 81-10.
Dates: 1975 - 1981
Identifier: MSS 85-16
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains memorandums, minutes, newsletters, and handbooks. See MSS 81-007, MSS 81-10, and MSS 85-02 for descriptions and additional material.
Dates: 1980 - 1984
Identifier: MSS 90-7
Dates: Event: 1964 - 1990
Identifier: MSS 93-1
Content Description Folder 1 - NCAEA Annual Conference: October 5-8, 1978.Folder 2 - NCAEA Annual Conference: March 15-18, 1979.Folder 3 - NCAEA Annual Conference: April 17-20, 1980.Folder 4 - NCAEA Annual Conference: November 19-22, 1981.Folder 5 - NCAEA Annual Conference: November 4-7, 1982.Folder 6 - NCAEA Award of Merit for Barbara BowmanL 1991.Folder 7 - NCAEA Board of Directors Meeting: February 6-7, 1981.Folder 8 - NCAEA...
Identifier: MSS 82-01
Scope and Contents The North Carolina Nurses Association is incorporated under North Carolina law. The Association's objectives were to organize registered professional nurses in North Carolina for the purpose of advancing and promoting the best interests of the nursing profession; to promote high standards; to propose, sponsor, and advocate legislative enactments regulating professional nurses; and to promote working conditions and compensation of nurses.The collection contains the minutes and some...
Dates: 1952 - 1976
Identifier: MSS 80-65
Content Description The State of Franklin Health Council, Inc. (SFHCI) was a health planning authority for a seven county region in western North Carolina (i.e. Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain).The formation of a regional health council resulted from recognition by the Southwestern North Carolina Economic Development Commission of the need for concerted effort in improving delivery of medical services to the people of the counties represented by the commission. Development of...
Dates: 1964 - 1978
Identifier: MSS 80-18
Content Description The collection consists of Rotary publications and The Rotor, the official publication of the Sylva Rotary Club (Sylva, NC). Publications contain Rotary news, information concerning meetings, minutes of meetings, and similar details.
Dates: 1943 - 1973
Identifier: MSS 86-04
Scope and Contents The Twentieth Century Club, of Sylva, NC--a member of the Federated Women's Clubs of America--was organized in April 1925. The object of the club was to promote interest in education, philanthropy, public welfare, moral values, civics, and fine arts. Early club projects included:1. Establishing a town library,2. Furnishing lunches for needy children,3. Establishing a continuing scholarship for a Western Carolina University Art Department student...
Dates: 1962 - 1995
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
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, rules for the Thomas Wolfe Literary...
Dates: 1952 - 1975
- Subject: Minutes (administrative records) X
- Clippings (information artifacts) 11
- Correspondence 11
- Reports 8
- Photographs 7
- Newsletters 6
- Financial records 5
- Publications (documents) 5
- Bylaws (administrative records) 4
- Programs (documents) 4
- Scrapbooks 4
- Annual reports 3
- Blueprints (reprographic copies) 3
- Brochures 3
- North Carolina Art Education Association -- Records and correspondence 3
- Documents 2
- Memorabilia 2
- North Carolina, Western -- Genealogy 2
- Agendas (administrative records) 1
- Appalachian Consortium -- Records and correspondence 1 ∧ less
- English 21
- North Carolina Art Education Association 5
- Bartram Trail Society 1
- Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company 1
- Bird, William Ernest 1
- Cain, Doreyl Ammons 1
- Cherokee Historical Association 1
- Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 1
- De Soto Trail Commission 1
- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Tribal Council 1
- First United Methodist Church (Sylva, N.C.) 1
- Garza, Amy 1
- Higdon Family Association 1
- Kitchen Lumber Company 1
- Macon Program for Progress 1
- Nantahala Power and Light Company 1
- North Carolina Nurses Association 1
- North Carolina. Utilities Commission 1
- Reynolds, Alonzo Carlton, 1870-1953 1
- Rotary Club of Sylva (Sylva, N.C.) 1
- Soto, Hernando de, approximately 1500-1542 1 ∧ less