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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...
Dates: 1888 - 1969

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,...
Dates: 1956 - 1999

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

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Identifier: MSS 07-02
Content Description Literary productions & reports
Dates: 2000 - 2006

Brevard Institute, Scrapbook (1925 - 1926)

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Identifier: SM 05-01
Contents Scrapbook of a student of Brevard Institute, primarily 1925 – 1926.









Scrapbook in black binder, belonging to Carola Capps, containing graduation exercise programs, play programs, and literary society event programs of Brevard Institute; Brevard M.E. Church event programs; program for Radcliffe Chautauqua; clippings; correspondence; class notes and class papers. 1925-1926, n.d.
Dates: 1923 - 1926

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;...
Dates: 1888 - 1905

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....
Dates: 1954 - 2008

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

Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal Scrapbook

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Identifier: SM 09-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains a scrapbook by Ila Champion, who was a student at Cullowhee State Normal School (later Western Carolina University).Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal ScrapbookScrapbook with Cullowhee State Normal School logo on cover. Contains clippings (see below), memorabilia concerning campus events, graduation name cards, programs (see below), correspondence, and ephemera.Clippings"Cullowhee Legally Becomes Teachers College, April...
Dates: 1928 - 1934

Jo Ann Smith Collection

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Identifier: SM 84-01
Content Description The first part of the collection is a photocopy of an 1883 land deed (attested copy 1887) in Jackson County on Mull Branch on which the Liberty School was built; Lewis J. Smith and Clara Smith donated land for educational purposes. This school was dismantled and moved to a site across from the Baptist Church in Cullowhee, where it was attached to the first building for WCU. The addition includes photocopies of selections from a scrapbook belonging to Mrs. Jo Ann Smith. Smith has...
Dates: 1887-02-16

Katherine Brown Wells Collection

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Identifier: SM 16-04
Content Description • 2 scrapbooks recording student life at WCU, one documenting 1936-1940 and the other 1934-1937

• A memoir titled “The First Ten,” written by Katherine Brown Wells in 1982
Dates: 1934 - 1940

Kiwanis - Cullowhee/Sylva (NC) Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-38
Content Description The collection consists of seven scrapbook albums containing clippings, minutes and programs of the Cullowhee-Sylva Kiwanis Club (NC). One album, with inclusive dates 1955-1958, concerns the Sylva Kiwanis Club. The remaining albums cover the period from the formation in 1965 of the Cullowhee - Sylva Kiwanis Club up to 1978.
Dates: 1955 - 1978

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

Melba Simpson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 06-14
Content Description Photographs and scrapbooks of Melba Simpson, of Jackson County, North Carolina.
Dates: 1932 - 1968

Pauline Pressley Collins Scrapbooks collection

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Identifier: MSS 08-07
Dates: 1945 - 1973

Robert W. Harris Scrapbook

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Identifier: SM 11-05
Content Description Black, hardbound scrapbook (18" x 12"), containing chiefly memorabilia of a vacation to Europe, specifically the Mediterranean, including Spain and Italy. Includes clippings, photographs, receipts, publications, correspondence, boarding passes, and maps. Correspondence to/from Mrs. F.R. Harris, Mr. Robert W. Harris, and Marina Harris, 1932-1933. Contains materials relating to the Steamship Exochorda and SS Rex, along with several hotels in New York, Spain, and Italy. Includes "Glimpses from...
Dates: 1932 - 1933

Sara Madison Collection

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Identifier: SM 02-07
Scope and Contents Materials concerning the Wike, Sutton, Madison, and allied families of western North Carolina; the history of Western Carolina University; and Jackson County, North Carolina history. Documents include, but are not limited to, sheet music, including items by Robert Frank Jarrett and World War I pieces, and music instruction materials or publications; copies of Western Carolina Teachers College May Day programs (1938 – 1940, 1950) and programs for other events (1944 – 1948 & n.d.); Davies...
Dates: 1895 - 1990

Scarborough, Hazel

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Identifier: MSS 80-37
Scope and Contents The collection contains several groups of correspondence, most of which concerns relatives of Hazel Scarborough. These groups are:Auyer (Ayer) Cole, Asheville, NC:., letters to his family during World War I service: 1917-1918.William B. Simpson, Weaverville, NC: , letters to his family during his military service in Korea: 1953.E. C. Cole family, Asheville, NC: ., correspondence & papers: 1914-1918.E. W. Roberts family, Asheville, NC,...
Dates: 1891 - 1977

St. David's Episcopal Church (Cullowhee, NC)

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Identifier: MSS 80-16
Content Description The collection documents the history of St. David's Episcopal Church of Cullowhee, NC, and contains a scrapbook of the church, parish records, and a taped interview with a former priest.The scrapbook was compiled in 1959, when the church was rededicated. Of note are the autobiography and biographical sketches of Daniel David Davies and the biographical sketches of Thomas Cox, Daniel Davies, and Mrs. Robert Lee Madison.A copy of the St. David’s "Canonical Parish...
Dates: 1884 - 1963

Twentieth Century Club (Sylva, NC)

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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

Venoy and Elizabeth Reed Collection

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Identifier: MSS 05-06
Content Description Papers of Robert Venoy Reed (1915 - 1984) and Elizabeth Reed of Jackson County, North Carolina. Materials include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, books and magazines, and memorabilia. Also included are medals and awards from Venoy Reed’s service in the United States military in the European theater of war during World War II. Also included are school annuals of Webster High School and Sylva-Webster High School, representing Mrs. Reed’s years of service in...
Dates: 1941 - 1991

W. Frank Forsyth Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-45
Content Description Forsyth's papers are divided into eight broad categories. The first category includes legislative and personal correspondence from his N. C. Senate years, invitations to political affairs, Senate and House directories, various legislative bills and state statistics. The second category has Western Carolina University Board of Trustees notes, letters of sympathy and funeral / memorial papers. The third category has newspaper clippings, with subjects ranging from Forsyth's Senate campaign to...
Dates: 1936 - 1971

Wade Galloway Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 11-02
Content Description The collection consists of sixty-seven (67) color photographic slides of the “grand parade” held for the county centennial celebration for Jackson County, North Carolina, held September 3, 1951, featuring floats, crowd scenes, and individuals; a photographic slide of the Moseman’s Superette; twenty-one (21) color negatives of parades in Cherokee, N.C., and at Western Carolina College (now Western Carolina University); four (4) photographs of the 1940 flood in Cullowhee, N.C.; a scrapbook,...
Dates: 1940 - 1981

Walter B. Gwyn Papers

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Identifier: MSS 98-2
Scope and Contents Materials of Walter B. Gwyn concerning land transactions, railroads, and promotion of western North Carolina, with particular notice to Buncombe County:Item Description (1) Letterbook. 1885. 404 numbered leaves; unnumbered index in front. [size c. 9 x 11 inches] (2) Letterbook. 1886-1887. 402 numbered leaves; unnumbered index in front. [size c. 9 x 11 inches]. (3) Letterbook. 1888-1890. 955 consecutively numbered leaves; 12 nonsequential...
Dates: 1885 - 1902

WCU / Petitioners Files

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Identifier:  MSS 97-10
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972 - 1973