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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: MSS 03-09
Content Description Galley proofs for the centennial history of Western Carolina University published in 1989, A Mountain Heritage: The Illustrated History of Western Carolina University.
Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined
Identifier: SM 80-52
Content Description The collection consists of a fragment of an unpublished -- and probably unfinished -- history of Cullowhee State Normal School (later Western Carolina University) by E.H. Stillwell, professor of history at Western Carolina from 1903-1947. Stillwell was also an 1899 graduate of the school.Only Chapter I, the "Background Sketch" survives, and discusses the history of the Cullowhee area from Rutherford's 1776 campaign against the Cherokee Indians until 1888, the year Cullowhee High...
Identifier: MSS 03-07
Dates: 1948 - 1952
Identifier: MSS 80-57
Content Description Mrs. Mary Faye Brumby (1912 - ) was born in Marietta, GA, and has been a resident of Murphy, NC, since 1944. In 1934, she married Edward H. Brumby and had three children: Mary Bolan, Ida Hunt and Edward Hunt. Mrs. Brumby founded Fayola Manufacturing Company and was owner and operator (along with her husband) of textile mills at Murphy, NC, and in Georgia (e.g. Brumby Textile Mill), as well as an outlet store in Murphy.Mrs. Brumby attended Agnes Scott College from 1933-1934 and...
Dates: 1927 - 1986
Identifier: MSS 05-07
Content Description Manuscript and drafts of Dr. Maurice B. Morrill’s history of Western Carolina University. Dr. Morrill served as the Dean of Western Carolina University’s Graduate School and also served extensively on university committees. Several of the manuscript drafts are dated between 1979 – 1981. Also included are research materials for the university history and materials from Ms. Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Duckett.
Dates: 1946 - 1991
Identifier: MSS 17-08
Scope and Contents Dr. Paul Apperson Reid (1902-1982) served as a two-time president at Western Carolina Teacher’s College and oversaw the name change to Western Carolina College in 1953. Born in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina he later attended the University of North Carolina where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree. After graduation he worked as a teacher and administrator in the public schools before accepting a post as comptroller for the State Board of Education in Raleigh...
Dates: 1949 - 1960
Identifier: SM 80-51
Content Description Manuscript entitled "Prehistoric Genesis of Western Carolina Teacher's College, Humbly Sketched" by T. C. Buchanan. Buchanan described his experiences as a teacher at Cullowhee in 1888, and traced the origin of Western Carolina University dated back one year before the officially accepted date of 1889.W.E. Bird's History of Western Carolina College (pp. 21-22, 26) noted:"While Madison was thus engaged, another young man of historical interest in the genesis of the...
Identifier: MSS 81-15
Content Description Madison was born in Staunton, VA, on Feb. 17, 1867. He was the son of Robert Lewis and Helen Banister Madison. In 1885, he graduated from the University of Chattanooga. In 1888, Madison moved to Sylva, NC. In 1891, he married Ella V. Richards of Elizabeth, NJ. They had six children: Robert Edward, James Ambrose, Annie Louise, Monro Bolling, William Haight, and John Banister. Robert Lee Madison founded Cullowhee High School, forerunner of Western Carolina University, in 1889. ...
Dates: 1880 - 1955
Identifier: MSS 97-10
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972 - 1973
Identifier: MSS 17-05
Scope and Contents William Ernest Bird was born in the Qualla area of Jackson County, N.C., on July 21, 1890. He attended local schools and graduated from Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School in 1915. He earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1917 and an M.A. in English from George Peabody College in the summer of 1920. Bird served as principal of high schools at Wilkesboro and Sylva, N.C. In 1921, he returned to Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School as vice-president. In 1921 his...
Dates: 1924 - 1957
- Subject: Western Carolina University -- History X