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Alda Turpin Nicholson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 07-01
Content Description This collection contains a number of insightful items concerning the Gragg (Gregg) and Oxner families of Jackson and Haywood counties. It was given the name Alda Turpin Nicholson in honor of Mrs. Carolyn Jean Cogdill’s mother. Mrs. Cogdill donated the collection and is a descendent of the Oxner and Gragg families. The oldest and perhaps most notable item in the collection is John Gragg’s “Cyphering Book”, which dates back to 1798. According to the book, Mr. Gragg was born...
Dates: 1798 - 1995

Cordelia Camp Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-08
Content Description Cordelia Camp (1884-1973) was director of student teaching at Cullowhee State Normal School (later known as Western Carolina University) from 1927-1950. She was born in Rutherfordton, N.C., and later taught there. After attending Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute and UNC she taught in McDowell, Forsyth and Burke counties. In 1927 she became director of student teaching at Cullowhee State Normal School. Camp Laboratory School in Cullowhee was named for her. The collection...
Dates: 1893 - 1970

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #5

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Identifier: SM 10-06
Content Description (1) Framed portrait of Arnold Guyot with accompanying signature.(2) Arnold Guyot, On the Appalachian Mountain System (New Haven: Printed by E. Hayes, 1861)(3) “Arnold Guyot’s Notes on the Geography of the Mountain District of Western North Carolina,” reprinted from the North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. XV, pp. 251 – 318.(4) Paul M. Fink and Myron H. Avery, “Arnold Guyot’s Explorations in the Great Smoky Mountains,” reprinted from Appalachia, December...
Dates: 1861 - 1938

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #7

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 18-04
Content Description

This collection is an addition to the David M. Sherman collection, concerning the Appalachian Trail. For more information, please see:

MSS 03-03 David M. Sherman MSS 03-07 David M. Sherman, Add. #1 MSS 04-03 David M. Sherman, Add. #2 MSS 04-08 David M. Sherman, Add. #3 SM 07-01 David M. Sherman, Add. #4 SM 10-06 David M. Sherman, Add. #5 MSS 15-5 David M. Sherman, Add. #6

Dates: 1953 - 2004

Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-13
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence (1894-1895) from W.D. Wike, editor of the Tuckaseigee Democrat, concerning his experiences in Texas and his travels in Jackson County, NC. Also included are four articles written by Mrs. Sutton: "Cullowhee - Its Beginning" (1949); "My Father - William Dallas Wike, His Life and Letters" (1958); "History of Cullowhee Methodist Church" (1961); and, "History of W.D. Wike Home" (1970). Mrs. Sutton also published articles in the Webster Historical...
Dates: 1854 - 1978

George Washington Carver Collection

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Identifier: SM 81-05
Content Description George Washington Carver (1864?-1943) served as Director of Agriculture at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama and taught there for 47 years. He was a prominent African American agricultural scientist and inventor and was a leader in promoting environmentalism. In 1923, Carver met Thomas Dickey (Dick) Slagle (1905-1971) when he came to lecture at Blue Ridge Assembly near Black Mountain. Slagle, who was enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill, was there representing a student group and...
Dates: 1924 - 1978

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

Gordon B. McKinney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-47
Content Description The collection consists of a typescript and galley proofs of Gordon McKinney's book, Southern Mountain Republicans, 1865-1900: Politics and the Appalachian Community, (University of North Carolina Press, 1978).Also included in the collection are research and draft notes of several published articles by McKinney on politics in Appalachia. The articles are:"The Mountain Republican Party-Army," Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 32."The Rise of the Hawk...
Dates: 1843 - 1978

History of Transylvania County Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 80-23
Content Description Legible photocopied. Scope and Contents Ora L. Jones, local historian, genealogist, and newspaperman, of Transylvania County, NC, wrote his history of the county in a series of articles published in the Brevard News and the Asheville Citizen.The manuscripts in this collection are photocopies of his articles in the News, November 25, 1916, (an incomplete copy) and in the Asheville Citizen, beginning on January 7, 1917, and...
Dates: 1893 - 1917

North Carolina Trails System

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 81-11
Scope and Contents The collection contains brochures, clippings, and articles on trail systems inthe North Carolina trail system. The items are arranged alphabetically by trail name and then chronologically within each trail heading. The trails and trail systems covered include the North Carolina Bartram Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the Benton MacKaye Trail, North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, as well as bicycle trails, canoe trails, and individual hiking trails, most of them in western North...
Dates: 1975 - 1981

Printed Documents - Appalachian Natural History

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Identifier: PDANH
Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed documents and 3 books relating to Appalachian natural history.

Dates: Record Keeping: undated

Printed Documents - Civil War

 Series
Identifier: PDCW
Dates: Record Keeping: 1862 - 1968

Printed Documents - Counties (excluding Jackson County)

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Identifier: PD-Counties
Scope and Contents

This collection contains printed ephemera relating to the mountain counties of North Carolina (excluding Jackson).

Dates: Record Keeping: 1904 - 2012

Printed Documents - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 Series
Identifier: PD - GSMNP
Scope and Contents

The collection includes printed documents and ephemera related to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Notable items include maps, sheet music, books, brochures, and articles about Horace Kepart, George Masa and Dolly Parton, trails and hiking.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1925 - 2010

Printed Documents - Maps

 Collection
Identifier: PD - Maps
Scope and Contents

The collection includes maps of the western North Carolina and Great Smoky Mountains region. Other documents include articles, posters, photographs and newspapers.

Dates: Record Keeping: Majority of material found in undated

Printed Documents - Mount Mitchell

 Series
Identifier: PDMountMitchell
Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed documents, ephemera and maps related to Mount Mitchell and Mount Mitchell State Park in Yancey County, North Carolina.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1972

Robert L. Madison Collection

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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...
Dates: 1880 - 1955

Ruth Barnes Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-15
Scope and Contents The collection contains the following:(1) "The World's Greatest War" published c. 1917 by the Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal (Atlanta, GA), and containing pictures, statistics, maps, and Woodrow Wilson's war proclamation and message to Congress relative to World War I.(2) Copy of a picture of a late nineteenth or early twentieth century Alexander family (of North Carolina) reunion.(3) Copy of a 1911 preaching license issued to Grant Wood of the Buck Creek...
Dates: 1911 - 1917

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