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Duenner-Young Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-10
Content Description The collection concerns two families, the Young family of Bakersville, NC, and the Duenner family of Knoxville, TN.Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection, particularly letters from Frederick Otto ("Fritz") Duenner to his stepmother, Ella Young Duenner (the link between two families). The letters begin in 1898, just after Fritz Duenner had graduated from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, and gone "on the road" in search of jobs as a civil engineer. Duenner's...
Dates: 1891 - 1908

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

Glenn Tucker Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-48
Content Description A book dealing with Confederate General Longstreet was incomplete at Tucker's death, and the research notes and unfinished manuscript are in the collection. Additional items include a manuscript on Thomas Clingman and Civil War-related notes and materials. The collection contains book drafts, research notes, book reviews, correspondence and miscellaneous personal material.
Dates: 1939 - 1976

Jackson County Miscellanea Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 10-22
Content Description The collection consists of eight items relating to Jackson County, North Carolina.(1) Grant from the State of North Carolina to Alexander Zachary for forty-seven (47) acres in Jackson County, authorized by W. Hill, Secretary, and Rufus H. Page, Deputy Secretary, and witnessed by Thomas Bragg, Governor, September 4, 1857(2) Grant from the State of North Carolina to Alexander Zachary for two hundred acres (200) in Jackson County, signed by Rufus H. Page, Secretary of...
Dates: 1857 - 1925

James W. Terrell Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-05
Scope and Contents James W. Terrell (1829-1908) was born in Rutherford County, NC. Little is known of his early years, except that he migrated westward to the Haywood County-Jackson County area of North Carolina.In 1852 Terrell took charge of William Holland Thomas's trading store in Quallatown, the business center of the North Carolina Cherokee community. Terrell eventually became an “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), as was his employer and business partner, Thomas.Terrell...
Dates: 1820 - 1908

James W. Wilson Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-12
Content Description James W. Wilson (1832-1910) was influential in the promotion and construction of railroads in North Carolina. He served with the Confederacy during the Civil War. In 1864, he was appointed superintendent of the Western North Carolina Railroad and in 1876 was elected president of the Western. Wilson later served as chief engineer for other railroad companies, and was responsible for engineering many of the rail lines which first penetrated the western North Carolina mountains. The collection...
Dates: 1851 - 1954

John Abbot Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-06
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters and four picture postcards with messages on the backs, received by Rosa Gibbs, an African American resident of Sylva, NC. The correspondence is from family and friends in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Other items in the collection include a picture of an unidentified couple and a bank book of Marion Carey of Waynesville, NC. The picture is possibly of Rosa Love and her husband. Carey’s relationship to Rosa Love Gibbs is...
Dates: 1899 - 1935

Juanita Farmer Proffitt and Jeannette Farmer Bryson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 10-04
Content Description Four hundred and thirty-five photographs, postcards (many with attendant correspondence, dated or postmarked primarily 1909 - 1921), and/or photographic negatives, either contained in two (2) albums or loose, along with various memorabilia, miscellaneous clippings, and correspondence.
Dates: 1909 - 1921

Margaret Bare Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-07
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs of the Margaret Bare family and of the Murphy and Cherokee County area of North Carolina. Also included is a photocopy of an 1850 minister's license.
Dates: 1844 - 1924

McKee & Dills Families

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Identifier: MSS 12-01
Content Description The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.
Dates: Non-inclusive

Stringfield, Love & Sloan Families, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 20-01
Content Description This addition to the Stringfield, Love, and Sloan families primarily concerns Dr. Thomas Stringfield (September 10, 1910 – April 24, 1966), physician, from Haywood County, NC. He married Harriet Cutler Coburn. Dr. Stringfield volunteered for the British Emergency Medical Service in the early years of World War II, treating British civilians injured in bombings. He returned to the United States after the entry of the United States into the war, and served as a doctor in the U.S. Navy. He served...
Dates: 1928 - 1966

William E. Bird Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-34
Content Description This collection is grouped as follows: private correspondence, writings, genealogy, folk ballads, newspaper clippings, and a church ledger.Bird's private correspondence mostly contains letters to and from family and friends, although there are some personal business letters and a segment of correspondence from 1960-1964 regarding his book, The History of Western Carolina College.His writings include his unpublished autobiography, a manuscript of Level Paths: New Songs...
Dates: 1891 - 1975

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