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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,...

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.

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...

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."

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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).

Helen M. Godwin Papers, add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 90-1
Content Description This addition to the Helen Godwin collection contains five short articles and two longer manuscripts. The articles are: (1) Mother (2) Billie and Nannie (3) Maxwell Orphanage (4) Snakes in my Life (5) A Beautiful Memory "Early Schools of Southwestern North Carolina" concerns highlights of Helen Godwin's teaching career in Jackson and Macon counties. She elaborated on the hardships and conditions that she encountered from the time she...

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...

Horace Kephart Collection Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 82-2
Content Description This addition to the Horace Kephart collection contains photocopies of correspondence, legal papers, manuscripts and notebooks. The correspondence concerns Kephart, his friends and associates, and members of his family. It can be divided into two groups, marked by Kephart's death in April 1931. Much of the material before 1931 concerns Kephart's published works, activities involving the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail, and other matters relating to Appalachian...

Hubert Hayes Collection, Add. # 1

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Identifier: MSS 87-05
Scope and Contents This collection includes published materials on folk life and folklore, sheet music, programs, and playbills. It also contains autographed photographs of performing artists.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Josefina Niggli Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 97-5
Content Description Ms. Niggli (1910 - 1983) was an author and former member of the WCU faculty for whom Niggli Theatre is named. This addition to the Josefina Niggli collection contains a ring-binder / notebook containing correspondence, typescripts, and handwritten drafts and/or manuscripts by Niggli. The drafts sketch out the cast of characters of a novel, provide a chronology of events, and proceed to a 130 page typescript complete with revisions. Also in the collection are five photographs of...

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. ...

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;...

Margaret Walker Freel Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-41
Content Description This addition to the Margaret Walker Freel collection contains rough drafts and proofs of Freel's book, Unto the Hills. The book is the story of the William Walker II (1812-1864) family and its migration to and settlement in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839.

For additional information, see the collection description for Margaret Walker Freel collection, MSS 80-40, and William Walker collection, MSS 80-44.

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.

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...

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 94-5
Content Description The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, ledgers and/or journals, news clippings, and books and/or pamphlets concerning the Robertson, Norburn, Thomson, Strickland and related families, including Reuben B. Robertson, Sr. and Jr.; Dr. Russell Norburn; Martha Norburn Mead; Dr. E.F. Strickland.

Prof. Madison’s “Message to the Students”

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Identifier: SM 00-13
Content Description A three page handwritten document, apparently in the handwriting of Robert L. Madison, titled “A Message to the Students”

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 1889. ...

Sue Ellen Bridgers Papers, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 93-2
Content Description Drafts, revised manuscripts, an uncorrected proof, and notes for the novel Keeping Christina. The folders list "groups" of chapters, page sequences, or notes according to the order in which they were originally received. Within these groups, the various segments are denoted, again in the original order as received and not rearranged by chapter or page number. Pagination typically is taken from typed page numbers; handwritten revisions to the page sequence are provided in brackets....

Sue Ellen Bridgers Papers, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 95-6
Content Description A style sheet and draft manuscript of Sue Ellen Bridgers book, Keeping Christina. The manuscript consists of a copy edited proof of 226 numbered pages (243 sheets total including insert pages).

For additional information, see the main entry collection for Sue Ellen Bridgers, MSS 89-1, and the addition, MSS 93-2.

Sue Ellen Bridgers Papers, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 97-01
Content Description Drafts and revisions of Bridgers' novel, All We Know of Heaven

Sue Ellen Bridgers Papers, Add. #4

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Identifier: MSS 01-02
Content Description Manuscripts for Bridgers’ novel All We Know of Heaven, published in 1996.The folders list “groups” of chapters, pages sequences, or notes according to the order in which they were originally received. Within these groups, the various segments are denoted, again in the original order as received and not rearranged by chapter or page number. Pagination is typically taken from typed page numbers, unless otherwise noted. When a chapter is paginated individually, or lacks page numbers...

Webster Methodist Episcopal Church South

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Identifier: SM 10-16
Scope and Contents The collection consist of a manuscript entitled “Short Sketch of Webster Methodist Episcopal Church South.”

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 90-08
Content Description The collection consists primarily of correspondence from 1937 to 1955 concerning the formation of a museum for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also included are (1) Tenth Annual Handbook of the Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Club (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1935); (2) B.W. Wells, "The Remarkable Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains" (Asheville, N.C., n.d.); and (3) "General Information Regarding Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina - Tennessee" (Washington: U.S. Dept. of the...

William E. Bird Collection, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 96-01
Content Description Draft and final versions, revisions, and carbon copies of William E. Bird's The History of Western Carolina College. Also included are seven (7) photographs featuring Cullowhee High School and/or Cullowhee Normal Industrial School and seven (7) commencement programs from the Cullowhee school (1899, 1905, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1923).

William F. Tompkins (1862-1896) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-13
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding William F. Tompkins, a Jackson County, NC, physician and businessman. Tompkins was born in Michigan in 1862, but grew up in Kansas and Colorado. He took his professional training in the Louisville Medical College (Louisville, KY). His first practice was at Colorado Springs, CO. While still a young man he moved to Webster, NC (Jackson County), where he established a medical practice and became a land and mineral speculator. Dr. Tompkins served...

William F. Tompkins Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 80-73
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding four Jackson County, NC, families of the early part of the 20th century. The families are Tompkins, Coleman, Luck, and Dillard. The principal family represented is the Tompkins family. Dan Tompkins was a newspaperman and politician in Sylva for thirty-one years. Dan Tompkins’ paternal grandfather was Dr. William C. Tompkins. In 1884, after practicing medicine and publishing newspapers in Kansas and Colorado, Dr. Tompkins...

William Paulk Collection

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Identifier: MSS 97-4
Content Description Literary and other works by William Paulk, journals containing poetry and other literary works by or about him; his thesis; clippings; manuscripts compilations; manuscript journals; manuscripts of novels; individual manuscripts of poems, short stories, plays; original hieroglyphic artwork and translation of the Apostles' Creed; and proof pages. Also included are books by other authors, photographs, correspondence, and programs and other printed items.Appendix A -- William Paulk...

William Paulk Estate Papers

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Identifier: MSS 03-10
Content Description Papers of Mr. William Paulk, former English professor, WCU English Department.