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1942 Telegram (W.E. Bird)

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Identifier: SM 05-06
Scope and Contents One telegram from W.E. Bird to John H. Wilson, Jr., of Fort Bragg, stating intention of Western Carolina Teachers' College (later, Western Carolina University) to confer degrees upon students who left school to enroll in the armed forces."College willing to grant A B degree to seniors who left this year for service. Provided they write or wire immediately that such degree would be distinct advantage. Such advantage to be specifically stated by student and vouched for by commanding...

A. C. Reynolds Collection

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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...

A.L. Penland

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Identifier: SM 80-31
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three items: An IOU for $88.87 from Josiah Holly (?) to Christian Freeman and witnessed by Jack Haney; a photocopy of a Hayesville College catalogue (1898); a letter from A. L. Penland to Judith McDowell explaining the purpose of sending her the catalogue and additional information.

Allen Turner (A. T.) Davidson Collection

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Identifier: SM 83-05
Content Description Allen Turner Davidson (1819-1905), a prominent western North Carolina resident, served as a member to the 1861 North Carolina Secession Convention and as a member to the House of Representatives of the Confederate States (1862).

The collection contains an autograph book compiled by Davidson of United States and Confederate States politicians and military men. There also is correspondence to and from Davidson.

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 00-04
Content Description Records concerning the Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (North Carolina) of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Materials include "Chapter President" files from 1957-1998 containing minutes and records of activities, members and attendance records, and correspondence; "Necrology" files; "Minutes" files; two bound scrapbooks of the Alpha Iota Chapter for 1956-1985 and 1986-1999; and publications concerning the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, including yearbooks, histories, directories,...

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Records, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 02-06
Content description Folder 1: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 66, nos. 3 and 4Folder 2: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 67, nos. 1-4Folder 3: Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Vol. 68, nos. 2 and 3Folder 4: One copy each of (1) "Reflect, Renew and Recommit: Charting our Course"; (2) "Patterns for a Stronger Region: Communication! Creativity! Commitment!"; (3) "Partnerships: Advancing Teaching and Learning"Folder 5: Delta Kappa Gamma News, Vol. 57, nos. 4,5 and 7; Vol....

Alpha Iota Chapter of ETA State (NC) Records, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 07-02
Content Description Literary productions & reports

Amos Brown Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-22
Content Description Legible and semi-legible photocopies. Scope and Contents According to his own testimony, Amos Brown (1766-1842) was born in Virginia. While a small child, his family moved to Mecklenburg County, NC, and then to Lincoln County, NC. However, it is possible that, since Lincoln County was formed from Tryon County, which in turn was formed from Mecklenburg County, the Brown's residence might have changed by county division rather than by family...

Amos Medford Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-70
Scope and Contents Amos Medford, a genealogist, assembled the collection. The collection contains correspondence, business papers, and legal papers of John Liner, a doctor in Haywood County, NC, in the early 19th century; an account by Medford of the 1910 trial of Allen Green, of Haywood County, on charges of manslaughter; a biographical pamphlet by W. Clark Medford on R.A. Sentelle (1846-1934), a former Haywood County school superintendent and minister; a book entitled Old Albemarle and Its Absentee Landlords,...

Anderson\Johnson Masonic Letter

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Identifier: SM 80-53
Scope and Contents A letter is from Jno. W. Anderson, Secretary of the Dalton Lodge, No. 105 of the Masonic Lodge, Dalton, GA, to John Calvin Johnson, Watkinsville, GA. The letter is an inquiry concerning the Masonic status of James P. Isbell. The only other name mentioned is that of Nathen C. Barner.

Andrew Jackson Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 80-30
Scope and Contents The collection contains a manuscript by Hilda Way Gwyn on the election of Andrew Jackson as President and his inaugural ceremony. The manuscript also includes biographical information on Robert Love, including within the manuscript text a letter from Colonel Love to William Welch in which he tells of his trip to Raleigh, NC, and the nomination of Andrew Jackson for President of the United States.

Appalachian Consortium Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-27
Content Description The Appalachian Consortium was formed in 1971 "to preserve, perpetuate and protect the rich history and resources, both geophysical and human, of the Southern Appalachian region." Charter members of the Consortium are Appalachian State University, East Tennessee State University, Lees-McRae College, Mars Hill College, Western Carolina University, National Park Service, U.S. Forest, First Tennessee-Virginia Development District, and the Mountain Scenic Planning and Economic Development...

Associated Artists of North Carolina Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-77
Content Description Associated Artists of North Carolina, Inc. (AANC) was organized formally on January 10, 1960, in Greensboro, NC. The January meeting had been preceded by an organizational meeting held on December 13, 1959, in the Merin Gallery, Greensboro, during which the proposed by-laws and statements of aims and objectives were drawn up.The purpose of the AANC was to bring together persons interested in the advancement of the fine arts in North Carolina. The Association was to conduct,...

Avery/Thomas Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence of James R. Thomas, of Waynesville, NC, A. C. Avery of Morganton, NC, and Avery's wife (sister of James R. Thomas). James Thomas was the son of William H. Thomas, a North Carolina state senator, Cherokee Indian agent, and attorney for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A. C. Avery was a North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice. Most of the correspondence concerns attempts to buy and sell the lands in Waynesville that belonged to James R. Love. ...

A.W. Farmer Civil War Letters

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Identifier: SM 06-03
Scope and Contents Two (2) letters from A.W. Farmer to his “Dear wife,” A.E. Farmer, during his service in the Thomas Legion in the Civil War. The first letter was addressed from Carter County in eastern Tennessee and dated April 7, 1863. The second letter was addressed from Freedom, also with an eastern Tennessee location indicated, and dated June 30, 1863.Ambrose Weston Farmer (1831 – 1908) and Artie Elizabeth Allen Farmer (1840 – 1871) married on January 27, 1857. Farmer enlisted in the Thomas...

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...

Beal-Siler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-26
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence and ledgers of the Beal and Siler families of Macon County, North Carolina. The correspondence contains information about home life in the area during the Civil War. The ledgers contain records of the annual family gatherings beginning in 1854.Folder 1 -Correspondence: 1852-1865.Folder 2 -" : 1877-1919.Folder 3 -" : n.d.Folder 4 -Ledger Book I: 1853-1881.Folder 5 -"" II: ...

Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company & Graham County Railroad Company

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Identifier: MSS 99-01
Scope and Contents Records of the Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company and the Graham County Railroad Company, dated primarily during the 1920s-1970s, and including correspondence, annual reports and statements, deeds, financial statements, sales, stockholders meetings, tax information, general railroad information and the American Short Line Railroad Association, and publications about the timber industry.

Benedict/Wickham Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-25
Scope and Contents The collection includes two Civil War letters; transcripts of Civil War letters of Dr. David Benedict to his wife, Hattie Deaver, with a summary and commentary on the letters; the memoirs of Lucy Preston Wickham (1814-1897), as written by her daughter, Catherine Wickham Christian (1838-1902); and a family genealogy as published in the Firelands Pioneer by the Firelands Historical Society of Norwalk, Ohio.

Bethel Rural Community Organization Collection

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Identifier: MSS 18-02
Content Description This collection contains items donated by the Bethel Rural Community Organization in Haywood County, NC. This collection chiefly concerns the Plott family, and includes ledgers and photographs.

Bicentennial Commission

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Identifier: MSS 80-56
Scope and Contents The North Carolina American Revolution Bicentennial Commission was established in 1967 by act of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Commission was to develop and conduct plans and programs commemorating the bicentennial of the American Revolution, and to make better known the major and leading role played by North Carolina in the American Revolution. The collection contains correspondence of the Commission with John Bell, the Commission representative at Western Carolina University;...

Bjorn Ahlin Collection

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Identifier: SM 85-04
Content Description Correspondence concerning a land transaction in the Painter and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, North Carolina.

Bolard Moore Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-33
Content Description The collection consists of photocopies of letters of Captain J. L. Phillips in communications with his sister and others. The letters discuss the Civil War. There is also a letter to a doctor (?) with the Confederacy in which Phillips requests an examination to be discharged and in which he goes into great detail about a wound he received in a battle near Marietta, Georgia.

Brown Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-18
Scope and Contents Ezekial Brown was the son of Walter Brown, a native Englishman who settled with his family in Hall County, GA. Ezekial came to Haywood County, NC, in 1822. Ezekial's son John settled in nearby Jackson County. Most of the materials in this collection are records of Ezekial and John Brown's land transactions in the latter two counties, especially in the Scotts Creek area. There are nine such items in the collection ranging in date from 1817-1859. The pre-1822 arrival item is a document...

Bulgin Family Letters

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Identifier: SM 88-02
Content Description Two (2) letters from Dick Slagle, stationed at Little America (Antarctica), to the John Bulgin family of Franklin, North Carolina.

Burum Diary Collection

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Identifier: SM 83-06
Content Description Absalom Joshua Burum, a native of Tennessee, joined the Thomas Legion in 1862 as first sergeant, and fought beside Col. William Stringfield's contingent of the Legion for two and a half years. Of the 2,500 men who served in Legion, Burum was to stay with it almost to the last. Although his diary contains mostly weather reports, it also tracks the Legion's movements for 1864. In addition to the diary, the collection contains a typed transcript of the diary, a letter from Burum to his fiance, a...

C. W. Slagle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 05-09
Content Description Papers of C.W. Slagle of Macon County, North Carolina, and the related Siler family. The collection includes correspondence, contracts and agreements with C.W. Slagle, surveys and accompanying correspondence and notes, financial records and receipts, letters of W.O. Wolfe to C.W. Slagle (1909) and sketch of monument, correspondence with the Alcoa company (primarily 1913-1918) and W.M. Ritter Lumber Company (primarily 1907 – 1916), a bound account ledger (primarily 1838 – 1868), a bound survey...

Catherine’s Chapel

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Identifier: SM 16-03
Scope and Contents Catherine’s Chapel refers to a small church on Brasstown Rd in the Caney Fork community in Jackson County, North Carolina. The church, established around 1906 was named for Ruth Catherine Parker Hooper, the wife of Western Huston Hooper. Catherine was responsible for soliciting donations from community members for the establishment of a building that would serve as a school and church for the community. Huston, an employee of the Jackson Lumber Company, later known as Blackwood Lumber Company...

Cathey Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 94-04
Content Description Papers and records of the Cathey family of Haywood County, North Carolina, including two store ledgers (c. 1859-1870), two family Bibles with historical and genealogical entries, and a land grant, correspondence, and speech (c. 1800-1890)

Charles A. Bird (Sept. 30, 1853 - Jan. 25, 1938) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-33
Scope and Contents Charles A. Bird was a farmer, community leader, Methodist lay leader, and political figure of Qualla Township in Jackson County, NC. He served as chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. He was the father of William E. Bird, who was dean of Western Carolina College from 1921-1957 (see MSS 80-34).The collection consists of correspondence, business and legal papers, and genealogical information on the Bird, Terrell, Wells, Reynolds, and related families, and includes...