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Allen High School, Asheville, N.C. Records

 Collection
Identifier: SM 02-12
Contents

Brochure entitled "Opportunity. Allen High School, Asheville, N.C." A photograph on the front features the school Glee Club.

Dates: 1940 - 1940

Cherokee Indian Fair Program Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SM 03-05
Content Description

Brochure for the 31st Annual Cherokee Indian Fair Program, October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1948, Cherokee, North Carolina, featuring a Program of Events and the Exhibits.

Dates: 1948

Cherokee Indian Museum, Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Brochure)

 Collection
Identifier: SM 02-11
Content Description

Brochure entitled "Cherokee Indian Museum, Gatlinburg, Tennessee." The brochure features Carl Standingdeer on the front cover, plus nine other photographs.

Dates: Undated

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #2

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 04-03
Content Description

The majority of the collection consists of articles concerning the people of the Southern Appalachian area or travels in the region.

Dates: 1857 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1857 - 1928

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #6

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15-05
Content Description

This collection is an addition to MSS 03-03, David M. Sherman, and includes further material concerning the Benton MacKaye Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail Association.

Dates: 2004 - 2015

De Soto Trail Commission Collection

 Collection
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

Fred Biddix Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-01
Scope and Contents

The collection contains financial records of the Spruce Pine Lumber Company (NC), including bank records, receipts, promissory notes, payroll ledgers, and tax forms. There are eleven ledger books containing financial information on the company, covering the period 1926-1947. Also in the collection are pamphlets, brochures, and booklets on the construction industry and issues of the Tri County News (Spruce Pine, NC; Burnsville, NC).

Dates: 1926 - 1965

Great Smoky Mountains Railway Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 13-07
Content Description The Great Smoky Mountains Railway was a railway which operated in western North Carolina, and was founded in 1988, as a tourist railroad. The railway originally operated on 67 miles of track between Dillsboro and Murphy, which was the western portion of the route known as the "Murphy Branch." The Murphy Branch operated between Asheville and Murphy, N.C., in the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th century. In 1988, the state of North Carolina purchased the Murphy Branch from...
Dates: 1988 - 2008

Greystone Hotel, Gatlinburg, 1946 (Brochure)

 Collection
Identifier: SM 06-05
Scope and Contents

Brochure for the Hotel Greystone, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, dated 1946. The brochure includes a map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring the pre-1943 park boundary.

Dates: 1946

Hubert Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 87-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Mountain Youth Jamboree, an annual performing arts event in Asheville, NC, where young people from the Southeast gathered to learn and perform folk music, dance, and song. Hubert Hayes founded the Jamboree in 1948. After his death, in 1964, Hayes’s widow, Leona Hayes, continued to run the gathering until its end. The last Mountain Youth Jamboree, which was held in April 1973. It was concluded with a trip to England to the International Folk...
Dates: 1914 - 1984

John and Irenah Wike Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 09-03
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the family of John Wike (1788-1841) and Irenah Isenhower Wike (1789-1875) of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing correspondence from the latter part of the 19th century through the early part of the 20th centur; western North Carolina land grants and deeds from the 19th century; School Census Record cards from the 1930's; brochures from the late 19th century through the early 20th century; a Winchester Firearms poster with land survey information written on the...
Dates: 1822 - 1949

John Parris Collection

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1853 - 1999

Nantahala Power and Light Company Collection

 Collection
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,...
Dates: 1900 - 2003

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 - Blue Ridge Parkway

 Series
Identifier: PDBRP
Scope and Contents

This collection contains printed documents about the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Dates: Record Keeping: undated

Printed Documents - Civil War

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

Printed Documents - Counties (excluding Jackson County)

 Collection
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 - Counties (Jackson)

 Collection
Identifier: PD-CountiesJackson
Scope and Contents

Printed ephemera related to Jackson County, North Carolina divided by town or region.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1927 - 2009

Printed Documents - Forests

 Series
Identifier: PDF
Scope and Contents

The collection includes printed documents, ephemera and maps related to the forests in the western North Carolina and Southern Appalachian regions. Notable forest areas include the Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1905 - 2010

Printed Documents - Genealogy

 Series
Identifier: PDG
Scope and Contents

The collection includes printed documents and ephemera relating to genealogy of western North Carolina families and Irish ancestry. Materials include genealogies, histories, reports, gravestone inscriptions, books, bulletins and yearbooks of the Carolina Genealogical Society, a Higdon family newsletter, brochures and manuscripts.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1809 - 2003

Printed Documents - Georgia

 Series
Identifier: PDGeorgia
Scope and Contents

The collection includes printed documents related to Georgia.

Dates: Record Keeping: undated

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 - 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

Printed Documents - North Carolina

 Series
Identifier: PDNorthCarolina
Scope and Contents

This collection contains printed documents and ephemera about the state of North Carolina sorted by region.

Dates: Record Keeping: undated

Rufus Morgan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 12-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials relating to the life and activities of the Rev. Rufus Morgan (1885 – 1983), an Episcopal Priest in western North Carolina. These materials were gathered by Mr. Ben Bridgers of Sylva, NC, in preparation for a planned biography of Rufus Morgan. Included are correspondence, audio cassettes (1970 – 1979 and no date), notes, photographs, and clippings, chiefly concerning Rev. Rufus Morgan and family. Also included are eight convention journals titled...
Dates: 1938 - 1996

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-61
Content Description The Webster Historical Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC. From 1852-1913, Webster was the county seat for Jackson County.Much of the correspondence, business records, and legal papers pertain to the Long family. Among the items are several original deeds to Jackson County lands.There is a transcript of an interview with Claude Cowan conducted in 1975 by Mary Morris. Both Cowan and Morris were lifelong residents of...
Dates: 1819 - 1981

Western North Carolina Associated Communities

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1941 - 1972