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Bartram Trail Society Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-71
Content Description The Bartram Trail Society organized 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. In addition to correspondence, the collection contains...
Dates: 1972 - 1979

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 04-08
Scope and Contents The Appalachian Trail Conference. Guide to the Southern Appalachians: The Appalachian Trail from Virginia-Tennessee Line to Mt. Oglethorpe, GA. Publication No. 8. [First edition stamped on spine]. Washington, D.C.: 1937.Arnold Guyot. The Earth and Man; Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography, in its Relation to the History of Mankind. Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1873.Gerald Broughton, Lowrey, Jr. “Benton MacKaye’s Appalachian Trail as a Cultural Symbol.” ...
Dates: 1860 - 2004

Doug Wilms Collection

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Identifier: SM 86-02
Content Description The collection consists of eleven (11) maps concerning the Cherokee Indians, especially that part of the Cherokee Nation in north Georgia in the 1830s. There is also a list of changes in Cherokee population and property holdings as reflected in the censuses of 1809 and 1824.
Dates: 1985 - 1986

Hiram C. Wilburn Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-17
Content Description Hiram C. Wilburn was the principal surveyor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and unofficial founder of the Park museum.Wilburn was born February 28, 1880, in Union, SC. He graduated from Clemson College in 1908, with a degree in agriculture. From 1908-1916, he taught school and served as a high school principal in Union, SC. After this he owned and operated a farming and general supply store in Union. In 1925, Wilburn moved to North Carolina, where he found work as a...
Dates: 1829 - 1962

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

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

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