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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...

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,...

Asheville, N.C., Photo-Album Collection

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Identifier: SM 03-03
Scope and Contents Photo-Album containing three hundred and sixty-three (363) photographs from the Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina vicinity. Pictures with dates indicated range from 1914 to 1925. Most pictures are 2½ inches x 3 ½ inches in size. Among the featured or identified pictures are: baptisms; Bethel Church; Camp Meeting (1923); Cane Creek; Chimney Rock; family outings and picnics; Fletcher School (1921); French Broad River; group and individual pictures; Holsclaw Cabin; homes; Mt....

Burton J. Bogitsh Collection

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Identifier: MSS 00-09
Content Description Research materials of Dr. Burton J. Bogitsh, including page proofs and production materials for Human Parasitology (2nd ed.), reprints of articles and studies (c. four linear feet), photographic prints (c. three linear feet) and negatives, "blocks" (encapsulated samples) and accompanying identifications and experiment notes. Research topics include, but are not limited to, Cestoidea, Digenea, Flatworm, Lysosomes, Mesozoa, Nematoda, Parasites, Protozoa, Schistosoma.

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...

Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-76
Scope and Contents Charlotte Young and Leona Young were the daughters of Pickney Young, a mail carrier who rose to the rank of Confederate Brig. General during the Civil War. The Young sisters, originally from Candler, NC, taught at various schools in North Carolina and other states. In 1911-1912, Charlotte Young taught at Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. She later became principal at Webster High School, in Webster, NC (1914-1917).Charlotte Young published several books of poetry, including...

Civilian Conservation Corps Collection

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Identifier: SM 85-09
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a photograph album entitled "Memories of District C Civilian Conservation Corps." District C included Mt. Sterling and Kephart Prong, in North Carolina, and Elkmont, Cosby, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Morristown, and Greeneville, in Tennessee. The memorial album includes lists of officers, rosters of the companies, a brief history of each company, and numerous photographs of the camps and camp life.

Craig / Nichols Collection

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Identifier: SM 03-01
Scope and Contents Craig / Nichols Collection. Description: forty-six photographs, featuring among other subjects Lula Craig and Dr. Nichols of Sylva, North Carolina, and two views of the Almond High School. Also included are two graduation programs for the Almond High School, Almond, North Carolina, dated 1922 and 1925; a 1923 graduation program for the I.O.O.F. High School; and a graduation program for Norview High School.

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,...

Drs. McGuire Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-12
Content Description Records and memorabilia of Drs. McGuire, early dentists of Jackson County, NC.

Duenner-Young Families

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Identifier: MSS 80-10
Content Description The collection concerns two families, the Young family of Bakersville, NC, and the Duenner family of Knoxville, TN.Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection, particularly letters from Frederick Otto ("Fritz") Duenner to his stepmother, Ella Young Duenner (the link between two families). The letters begin in 1898, just after Fritz Duenner had graduated from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, and gone "on the road" in search of jobs as a civil engineer. Duenner's...

Family Life Council Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-60
Content Description The Family Life Council is a nonprofit organization which exists as a forum for discussing needs and providing information about available services concerning family life and problems. A chapter was organized in Jackson County, NC, in 1978. The collection contains photographs depicting family life in western North Carolina from 1965 to 1980, submitted in the Family Life Council Photo Contest. There is a cassette tape recording of interviews with western North Carolina families, to be used...

First United Methodist Church, Sylva

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Identifier: MSS 11-02
Scope and Contents Records of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, including, but not limited to, correspondence; meeting minutes, including Board of Stewards, Pilgrim Class, Anne Cowan Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service, Missionary Society, Women's Society, Woman's Home Mission Society, Wesleyan Service Guild; Quarterly Conference Records Books; Sunday School Record Books; financial records; membership information; memorabilia; church histories; architecture and remodeling;...

Flood of 1940, Cullowhee Collection

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Identifier: SM 03-02
Content Description Ten (10) photographs featuring the aftermath of the flood of August 30, 1940, in the vicinity of Cullowhee, N.C. Two of the pictures show the flood waters before they had receded, and were taken near the bridge across the Tuckaseigee River at Cullowhee on old N.C. Highway 107. Four of the pictures show the damage to the bridge after the waters had begun to recede. One picture shows a temporary wooden plank bridge at Cullowhee across the river. Three pictures show the countryside around...

Frank and Joan Plemmons

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Identifier: MSS 16-04
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials from Frank and Joan Brooks Plemmons time at Western Carolina College in the 1950s and some materials from the fifty year reunion of the Western Carolina class of 1958.There are two scrapbooks compiled by Joan Mildred Brooks entitled: “My Freshman Year at W.C.C., 1954-1955” and “1955-1956: Sophomore Year at WCC” respectively. The scrapbooks include report cards, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings from Joan’s time at Western....

George Masa Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-29
Content Description The George Masa collection is divided into the following groups: photographs and photo-albums, postcards, newspaper clipping notebooks, and books.The major grouping is the newspaper clipping notebooks, mainly taken from the Asheville Citizen during Masa's Asheville period. These notebooks concern the Cherokee Indians, lumbering, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and western North Carolina themes.The photographs are of western North Carolina scenes, including a...

Higdon Family Association Collection

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Identifier: MSS 10-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials of the Higdon Family Association, including scrapbooks, newsletters, membership lists, and related material. The Higdon Family Association is an organization dedicated to studying Higdon family genealogy, along with related family genealogy. The group was founded in 1975 in Franklin, N.C.



More information can be found at their website, www.higdonfamily.org.

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...

Hubert and Leona Hayes Papers, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 00-02
Content Description This addition to the Hubert Hayes and Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree collections contains certificates of appreciation given to Hubert and/or Leona Hayes; certificates of merit and diplomas; photographs; and artwork.

One item -- "Man and Woman" (oval portrait) -- is filed as oversize.

Hubert and Leona Hayes Papers, Add. #5

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Identifier: SM 06-01
Scope and Contents For information on Hubert Hayes and Leona Hayes, see the main entry for the Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree collection, accession MSS 87-03.Gray binder containing clippings, a photograph, correspondence, and related material concerning the Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree. Also, materials concerning the Avery County High School Square Dance Team, and their trip to Paris to perform at the Pershing Hall Memorial Building and Foundation du Memorial de L'Escadrille Lafayette. ...

Hubert Hayes Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-06
Scope and Contents Hubert Hayes (1900-1964) was a playwright, teacher, and author. He was also the promoter and founder of the Mountain Youth Jamboree (Asheville, NC) in 1948. The Jamboree was an annual event sponsored by the Asheville Jaycees. Children competed in square dancing, singing and music-making.The major part of the collection consists of photographs of winners and participants of various Jamborees and of autographed photographs of famous personalities. Other items include newspaper...

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...

J. D. McRorie Papers

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Identifier: MSS 00-05
Content Description Photographs appearing in, or considered for, The History of Jackson County, edited by Max Williams, and published by The Jackson County Historical Society, Sylva, 2001.

Jackson County Families Collection

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Identifier: SM 06-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two distinct parts. Part one contains Jackson County, North Carolina, tax statements (1921 – 1968) of D. B. Alexander and Mrs. D.B. Alexander and other personal papers. Part two contains correspondence (1929 – 1953), including birthday cards and cards for other celebrations or life events, and featuring the Buchanan and Frady families and Robert L. Madison; photographs; and other personal papers.

Jesse Bryson Stalcup Collection

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Identifier: MSS 11-03
Content Description The collection contains correspondence of the Stalcup family of Macon County, North Carolina, 1899-1934; documents, including business and financial records; obituary information; thirty (30) photographs depicting images of the Stalcup family, the Buck Creek, North Carolina, vicinity, the Tate City, Georgia, vicinity, Mt. Zion Church in Macon County, mining and industrial scenes, and other scenes or buildings; eight (8) “Time Books” and/or “day books” of Jesse Bryson Stalcup containing names...

Jimmy Reed Collection

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Identifier: MSS 99-02
Scope and Contents Photographs, reminiscences, and memorabilia, including topically arranged ring-binders. Grouped topics listed include (1) Jimmy Reed Narrative, Class of 1928, Selfridge Field, Frog Level (Haywood County, NC); (2) State and Local Figures, Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC); (3) National Figures, Mrs. Carl Sandburg, Dr. Billy Graham, Prisons, Wildlife; (4) Miscellaneous, State and Local Events, Fontana Dam (Swain County, NC); (5) Miscellaneous, Liftoffs, Lassie, Wagon Train; (6)...

John Abbot Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-06
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters and four picture postcards with messages on the backs, received by Rosa Gibbs, an African American resident of Sylva, NC. The correspondence is from family and friends in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Other items in the collection include a picture of an unidentified couple and a bank book of Marion Carey of Waynesville, NC. The picture is possibly of Rosa Love and her husband. Carey’s relationship to Rosa Love Gibbs is...

John B. Battle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 92-02
Content Description Published and typescript materials associated with a Western Carolina University Mountain Heritage Center collection.

John B. Battle Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 94-9
Content Description Twenty-one (21) images on twelve (12) items (i.e. some items have two images, front and back). Most images have had a number penciled in one corner (indicated under "Description" below) Item - Description1) [unidentified group photograph; seventeen people in two rows on a front porch. Numbered "1"]2) [unidentified; rail-line running along river leading into a town/settlement; hillsides are barren. Numbered "2"][unidentified; view of a town across a...