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Appalachian Natural Studies Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 81-01
Content Description This collection contains reports prepared by J. Dan Pittillo, biology professor at Western Carolina University, associates, and students. These consist of natural history profiles of selected areas of western North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains, prepared for the National Park Service and the Highlands Biological Station (Highlands, NC). The reports profile physiography, history, vegetation, and present and future uses.The addition to the collection consists of a copy...
Dates: 1972 - 1987

Arnold J. Hyde Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 21-03
Contents Description Folder 1 – Report. “Almond-Judson Community: Fontana Area.” Prepared by Arnold J. Hyde for the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Property Management Department, Population Readjustment. June 1, 1944Folder 2 – Report. “Stecoah Community: Fontana Area.” Prepared by Arnold J. Hyde for the Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoir Property Management Department, Population Readjustment. October 1, 1944.Folder 3 – Writings. Essay by Arnold J. Hyde entitled “Experience...
Dates: 1932 - 2005

Bartram Trail Society Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 97-02
Content Description The Bartram Trail Society exists 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. This addition to the collection contains internal...
Dates: 1978 - 1987

Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company & Graham County Railroad Company Collection

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1920 - 1989

Blue Ridge Parkway Floristics

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-62
Content Description Good Scope and Contents The primary part of the collection is a copy of a report compiled by Dr. James H. Horton and Lynn Gaines of the Western Carolina University Biology Department. The study was authorized and paid for by the National Park Service. The report was a study of the floristics of selected heath communities along the southern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Braun-Blanquet cover estimate method was used to gather data....
Dates: 1978

Carl Dan Killian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-69
Content Description Correspondence and other material related to Killian's personal and professional life. Carl Dan Killian (1903-1976), a noted educator in western North Carolina, became head of the Department of Psychology & Education at Western Carolina College in 1935. Killian helped establish and became head of the Western Carolina Clinic Complex in 1964. The clinic facilities included the Developmental Evaluation Clinic, the Mental Health Clinic, and the Speech & Hearing Clinic. In 1967...
Dates: 1928 - 1973

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #7

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 18-04
Content Description

This collection is an addition to the David M. Sherman collection, concerning the Appalachian Trail. For more information, please see:

MSS 03-03 David M. Sherman MSS 03-07 David M. Sherman, Add. #1 MSS 04-03 David M. Sherman, Add. #2 MSS 04-08 David M. Sherman, Add. #3 SM 07-01 David M. Sherman, Add. #4 SM 10-06 David M. Sherman, Add. #5 MSS 15-5 David M. Sherman, Add. #6

Dates: 1953 - 2004

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

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - Tribal Council Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 96-05
Content Description

Tribal Council sessions and agendas, Annual Council sessions, Joint Councils sessions, Annual Council Reports, reports and studies, and Resolutions of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for the period 1973 - 1995.

Dates: 1973 - 1995

Economic Development Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce) Reports

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 83-04
Scope and Contents Contains technical assistance profiles, economic evaluations, and feasibility studies of cities, counties, groups, associations, organizations and geographical regions. Studies cover the states of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.CONTAINER AND FOLDER LISTINGMSS 83-4.1 Reports # 1-30 MSS 83-4.2 Reports # 31-62 MSS 83-4.3 Reports # 53-96...
Dates: 1964 - 1981

John Parris Collection

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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

Lamar Gudger Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-05
Content Description Lamar Gudger's papers are arranged into seven large categories. Legislative correspondence is the first and consist mainly of letters from western North Carolina constituents to Gudger about their various concerns, and his answers. The material in this category is grouped by Congressional committee and then arranged chronologically. There were many issues of concern to the people of western North Carolina. Environmental issues dealing directly with western North Carolina generated much...
Dates: 1975 - 1981

Nantahala Power and Light Company Collection

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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 Art Education Association Records, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 81-10
Content Description

This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports of the association.

Dates: 1975 - 1981

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #7

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 88-02
Content Description

This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection includes correspondence, clippings, reports, and other organization papers. See MSS 80-50 for a description of the Association.

Dates: 1979 - 1988

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #13

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 92-05
Content Description Folder 1 - Art Contest Guidelines (pamphlets). Folder 2 - Constitution of the North Carolina Arts Education Association. Folder 3 - Correspondence and other information: 1991. Folder 4 - Executive Board Meeting schedule: 1991. Folder 5 - Five Year Plan (Texas Art Education Association): 1990. Folder 6 - "The First Twenty-Five Years,” history compiled by E. Frances Crim and Dr. Perry Kelly. Folder 7 - Newsletter,...
Dates: 1990-1991

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #14

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 93-01
Content Description Folder 1 - NCAEA Annual Conference: October 5-8, 1978.Folder 2 - NCAEA Annual Conference: March 15-18, 1979.Folder 3 - NCAEA Annual Conference: April 17-20, 1980.Folder 4 - NCAEA Annual Conference: November 19-22, 1981.Folder 5 - NCAEA Annual Conference: November 4-7, 1982.Folder 6 - NCAEA Award of Merit for Barbara BowmanL 1991.Folder 7 - NCAEA Board of Directors Meeting: February 6-7, 1981.Folder 8 - NCAEA...
Dates: 1978-1993

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #15

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 93-04
Content Description Folder 1 - Arts Article Folder 2 - Awards Committee and awards winners for 1991. Folder 3 - Board of Directors Agenda for November 5, 1989. Folder 4 - Board of Directors list of Officers: 1990 - 1991. Folder 5 - Board of Directors scheduled meeting dates. Folder 6 - Board of Directors Meetings: November 17, 1990, February 22, 1991. Folder 7 - "By Design" Newsletter. Folder 8 - Constitution of...
Dates: 1989-1991

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #18

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 99-11
Content Description Folder 1 – Awards: 1999. Folder 2 – Ballots: 1999. Folder 3 – Board Meeting. Folder 4 – Board Meeting: February 7, 1998. Folder 5 – Board Meeting: November 6, 1998. Folder 6 – By Design: 1999. Folder 7 – Executive Board Meeting: 1998, 1999. Folder 8 – Executive Board Meeting: 1999. Folder 9 – Files of Debra Cooper: 1999. Folder 10 – National Art Education Association Southeast...
Dates: 1990-1999

North Carolina Nurses Association - District 23

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Identifier: MSS 82-01
Scope and Contents The North Carolina Nurses Association is incorporated under North Carolina law. The Association's objectives were to organize registered professional nurses in North Carolina for the purpose of advancing and promoting the best interests of the nursing profession; to promote high standards; to propose, sponsor, and advocate legislative enactments regulating professional nurses; and to promote working conditions and compensation of nurses.The collection contains the minutes and...
Dates: 1952 - 1976

North Shore Cemetery Decoration Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 06-01
Scope and Contents Materials concerning the cultural and natural history of the “north shore” of the present Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina - Tennessee, including, but not limited to, a two volume “compilation of documents regarding the Environmental Impact Study on the North Shore Road in the Great Smoky Mountain [sic] National Park in Swain County, North Carolina” (cover letter dated April 16, 2003); a “Cultural Resources Existing Conditions Report, North Shore Road Environmental Impact...
Dates: 1986 - 2004

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 - Education

 Series
Identifier: PDE
Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed documents and ephemera pertaining to education in North Carolina.

Dates: Record Keeping: undated

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 - General

 Series
Identifier: PDGeneral
Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed documents and ephemera related to general topics. Notable materials include books belonging to Robert L. Madison, a Brunk Auctions catalog featuring photographs taken by George Masa, a National Geographic article discussing Dr. Peter Witt's research on spiders in western North Carolina, and documents related to World War II and the American Revolution.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1770 - 2005

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

School Fund of 1894 [Jackson County]

 Collection
Identifier: SM 98-02
Scope and Contents

"School Fund" report for Jackson County, North Carolina, listing school districts, among of money paid for 1894.

Dates: 1894

State of Franklin Health Council, Inc. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-65
Content Description The State of Franklin Health Council, Inc. (SFHCI) was a health planning authority for a seven county region in western North Carolina (i.e. Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain).The formation of a regional health council resulted from recognition by the Southwestern North Carolina Economic Development Commission of the need for concerted effort in improving delivery of medical services to the people of the counties represented by the commission. Development...
Dates: 1964 - 1978

Twentieth Century Club (Sylva, NC)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 86-04
Scope and Contents The Twentieth Century Club, of Sylva, NC--a member of the Federated Women's Clubs of America--was organized in April 1925. The object of the club was to promote interest in education, philanthropy, public welfare, moral values, civics, and fine arts. Early club projects included:1. Establishing a town library,2. Furnishing lunches for needy children,3. Establishing a continuing scholarship for a Western Carolina University Art Department student...
Dates: 1962 - 1995