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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,...
Dates: 1794 - 1955

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.
Dates: 1830

Bascom Lamar Lunsford

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Identifier: MSS 80-49
Content Description Bascom Lamar Lunsford (March 21, 1882 – Sept. 4, 1973) was a ballad singer, musician, festival promoter, and attorney in western North Carolina. He founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, NC. The collection contains a manuscript biography of Lunsford by Loyal Jones. The biography includes comments on the Appalachian people and on their traditional arts and songs.Loyal Jones and John Angus McLeod are listed as co-authors, but a letter from Loyal Jones explains...
Dates: 1882 - 1974

Black Mountain College (Visual Arts) Collection

 Item
Identifier: SM 89-03
Content Description The collection consists of a photocopy of a typed manuscript by Charles Stanford and Benjamin F. Williams entitled "The Visual Arts at Black Mountain College, 1933-1956".
Dates: 1973

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...
Dates: 1864 - 1865

Carl A. Reiche Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 88-05
Scope and Contents A copy of a 1986 typewritten manuscript by Carl Reiche entitled "Whither, The Beloved Mountains:; 26 Years of Hiking in, Fighting for, the Westernmost N.C. Mountains."
Dates: 1986

Carr and Ruth Hooper Papers

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Identifier: MSS 04-09
Content Description Manuscripts and memorabilia of Mr. Carr Hooper (May 4, 1903 – December 6, 1981), educator in western North Carolina and the Philippines, and of Mrs. Ruth Williams Hooper (September 26, 1902 – December 16, 1984). A notable item in the collections is a copy of Rudyard Kipling's Verse which contains writings in the margins by Mr. Hooper while imprisoned at Santo Tomas. Also included are typescript accounts by Carr Hooper, "Aboard Ship on Way to States," and by Ruth Williams Hooper,...
Dates: 1942-1972

Cherokee County (N.C.)

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Identifier: MSS 80-27
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of notes and articles prepared by Mrs. Louise Bayless, concerning the history of Cherokee County, NC. Several of the articles appeared in regional newspapers. The genealogical materials focus on Cherokee County families. There also is information on Fort Butler, a major collection point (in present-day Murphy, NC), for the Cherokee Indians during their forced removal in 1838. Most of the collection consists of photocopies; although some original items are...
Dates: 1791 - 1970

Delmar Baxter Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 86-01
Scope and Contents Bound manuscript copy of the play "The Great Smokies," written by Delmar Baxter.
Dates: 1956

Dr. Rodney L. and Janie Leftwich Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-04
Content Description Papers of Dr. Rodney L. Leftwich, educator and head of Western Carolina University’s “division of fine arts, industrial technology and home economics,” and of Mrs. Janie Leftwich, educator and “assistant professor” of Western Carolina University’s “art department,” and of their family. Materials include, but not limited to, Dr. Leftwich’s educational career and contributions; photographs, notably of Western Carolina University (WCU) industrial technology classes and activities,...
Dates: 1954 - 2001

Gordon B. McKinney Collection

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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 Machine...
Dates: 1843 - 1978

Grace Hall Brown

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Identifier: SM 80-01
Content Description The collection consists of an eight page manuscript entitled "The Story of the Robert Brown Family of Jackson County, North Carolina" by Grace Hall Brown of Cullowhee, NC.The study begins with Robert Brown's arrival from England at the port of Charleston, SC, in 1740. Brown first moved to Cleveland County, NC, where he married the daughter of a former North Carolina governor, Clyde R. Hoey (after whom Hoey Auditorium on the Western Carolina University (WCU) campus is named). He...
Dates: 1968

H. T. Hunter Papers

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Identifier: MSS 02-04
Content Description Papers of Dr. H.T. Hunter (1883 - 1947), educator and president of Western Carolina Teachers College (formerly Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School and Cullowhee State Normal School, now Western Carolina University; 1923 - 1947).
Dates: 1915 - 1947

Helen Moses Godwin Collection

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Identifier: SM 88-01
Content Description Helen Godwin was a young school teacher in rural Macon County, North Carolina, in the early 1900s. Godwin relates some of her experiences during a period when schools and teachers were scarce. She tells both of hardships and of good times while a teacher in the small community. Godwin also recalls her days as student at Western Carolina Teachers College. One of her instructors was Professor Robert Madison. Godwin tells of some of the problems she and her husband faced during the Great...
Dates: 1900 - 1990

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 continuing...
Dates: 1893 - 1917

Horace Kephart Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-24
Content Description The collection was given as a gift to Western Carolina Teachers College by the executor of Kephart's will, with other items donated by Kephart's son, George Kephart. Dr. William E. Bird and Hiram C. Wilburn were instrumental in obtaining the collection for a museum they wanted to start. The collection was then loaned to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for approximately twenty years, and returned to Western Carolina University in 1973. The collection contains correspondence, periodicals...
Dates: 1886-1948

Hubert Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree Collection

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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

Hunter and Weaver Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-12
Content Description Papers, photographs, and other documentation concerning the Hunter and Weaver families of western North Carolina, primarily from the 1890s into the 1960s. The materials include, but are not limited to, correspondence; photographs, photo-albums, and lantern slides; publications and writings on the histories of the Hunter and Weaver families; scrapbooks and memorabilia, including newspaper clippings and articles; military records, World War II correspondence, and memorabilia, notably of Miss...
Dates: 1805 - 2001

J. V. A. Moore Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-34
Content Description The collection contains as manuscript account of the history of Clay County, North Carolina. The manuscript is essentially in an outline form, with several sections more detailed than others.

Included are biographies of influential men and families of the area, the development of industry and transportation, farming methods, slavery, recreation and wildlife, stock raising, and diet of the people.
Dates: 1954

Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick Papers

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Identifier: MSS 02-02
Content Description Publications and research materials of Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, including, but not limited to, handwritten manuscripts, translations, drafts, galleys, publications. Materials relate to books and articles by the Kilpatricks, including, but not limited to The Book of Haggai, Chronicles of Wolftown, Eastern Cherokee Folktales Reconstructed from the Field Notes of Frans M. Olbrechts, Friends of Thunder, Folktales of the Oklahoma Cherokees, Muskogean Charm Songs Among...
Dates: 1828 - 1975

Jane Nagy and William Paulk Papers

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Identifier: MSS 04-05
Content Description Correspondence of Jane Nagy and William Paulk, of Cullowhee, N.C. Folder 1: Correspondence, 1984, 1985 & 1986.Folder 2: Correspondence, 1987.Folder 3: Correspondence, 1988.Folder 4: Correspondence, 1988, 1989.Folder 5: Correspondence, 1990.Folder 6: Correspondence, 1991.Folder 7: Correspondence 1992.Folder 8: Correspondence, 1993, 1994. Folder 9: Correspondence, 1995, 1996...
Dates: 1984 - 1999

John Preston Arthur Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-09
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection concerns John Preston Arthur's book, Western North Carolina: A History (From 1730 to 1913), originally published in 1914 by the Edwards & Broughton Printing Company (Raleigh, NC) in cooperation with Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Asheville, NC. Arthur worked in conjunction with Mrs. Theodore S. Morrison, who was connected with the DAR, to prepare his history. Arthur's papers subsequently came into the possession of...
Dates: 1899 - 1935

Josefina Niggli Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-13
Scope and Contents Josefina Niggli (1910-1983) worked in several literary fields--poetry, drama, fiction--but she also is remembered for her twenty-year service as director of drama, director of the Little Theatre, and journalism instructor of Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC).Josefina Marie Niggli was born July 13, 1910, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She was the daughter of Frederick Ferdinand Niggli, the manager of a cement plant in the village of Hidalgo, and Goldi (Morgan) Niggli, a...
Dates: 1877 - 1984

Kilpatrick Cherokee Language Collection

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Identifier: MSS 03-04
Content Description Cherokee language materials or related linguistic materials, both originals and photocopies, and dated 1885 - 1999, that includes documents, formulas, medicinal and love charms, printed materials in the Cherokee language, Cherokee language manuals and primers, and educational materials and research papers on Cherokee language topics.Addition includes correspondence, particularly of Alan Kilpatrick concerning publications and activities, and also correspondence of Jack Frederick...
Dates: 1885 - 1999

Larry W. Mull Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-72
Content Description Larry W. Mull was born in Waynesville, NC, to Reubert and Mary Mull (Moll) on September 17, 1909. He was a restaurateur and a reporter for the United Press International and the Associated Press. In 1965, he founded the Haywood County Music Company. Mull wrote over 150 gospel songs and was a staff writer for Stamp-Baxter's Music Company. Some of his songs were published by Tennessee Music Company and Vaughn Music Publishers. The collection contains songbooks and sheet music, a notebook of...
Dates: 1913 - 1985

Lewis J. Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-43
Content Description Lewis J. Smith (1843-1901) was born in Haywood County, NC. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war, Smith settled in the East LaPorte and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, NC. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, then known as Cullowhee High School and later Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. He served in the North Carolina Senate (1889).The collection concerns the Smith and McGuire families. ...
Dates: 1857 - 1938

Lillian Hirt Papers

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Identifier: MSS 99-05
Content Description Papers of Lillian Hirt concerning her personal and professional activities, the Hirt family, and the Cullowhee community. Included are: Personal and professional correspondence, primarily 1947-1991; literary works, speeches, and programs by Mrs. Hirt, including drafts and proofs; literary publications, notably works of Lillian Hirt and regional authors; other publications, including Western Carolina University reports, programs, yearbooks, and brochures, and other regional publications;...
Dates: 1940 - 1999

Margaret Walker Freel Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-40
Content Description Margaret Walker Freel (1895 - 1982) was the granddaughter of William Walker II, who settled in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. She was a graduate of Peace College, in Raleigh, NC, and did graduate work at Columbia University. Ms. Freel resided in the Walker home, which was built by William Walker II in 1839. The home was listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Her interest in the history of the area culminated in the publication of her book, Our Heritage, about Cherokee...
Dates: 1955 - 1976

Maurice B. Morrill Papers

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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

Nathaniel C. Browder Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-36
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of materials used by Nathaniel C. Browder (1904 - ) in the production of his book The Cherokee Indians and Those Who Came After and pre-publication drafts of the book DeSoto and Other Spanish Explorers and Their Historians (privately published in Hayesville, NC, 1975).In the collection are photocopied items from the papers of General Winfield Scott, contained in the National Archives (Washington, DC). Inclusive dates of these copies are...
Dates: 1776 - 1977