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Sylva Rotary Club (Sylva, NC)

Identifier: MSS 80-18
Content Description The collection consists of Rotary publications and The Rotor, the official publication of the Sylva Rotary Club (Sylva, NC). Publications contain Rotary news, information concerning meetings, minutes of meetings, and similar details.
Dates: 1943 - 1973

T. Gilbert Pearson Collection

Identifier: SM 85-16
Content Description Three (3) letters from T. Gilbert Pearson to W. W. King of Norfolk, Virginia, concerning the Audubon Society of North Carolina. Pearson was the Secretary of the Audubon Society in North Carolina. The letters concern enrollment of members, the names of some members, and the organization of the Currituck County Branch of the Society.
Dates: 1903

T. Ray Gibbs Collection

Identifier: MSS 96-09
Content Description The Ray Gibbs Collection contains over 50 household artifacts. Gibbs (b. 1904) was a distinguished alumnus of WCU (Class of 1927, Cullowhee State Normal School) who chose a career in education. He served as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant superintendent throughout North Carolina before retiring as Superintendent of Forsyth County Schools in the late 1950s. He and his wife, Frances Louise Patrick Gibbs, retired to Whittier, N.C. where Ray was raised. The Gibbs Collection came to the...
Dates: 1898 - 1980

T. Wood Paxton Collection

Identifier: SM 07-03
Content Description World War II “War Ration Book One” made out to Milford Jenkins, Cullowhee, Jackson County, N.C.: May 5, 1942.

An invitation to a celebration and the corresponding envelope, the latter postmarked December 1945.

Postal patron form from Congressman Roy A. Taylor requesting opinions of voters in the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina: June 1975.
Dates: 1945 - 1975

The Bear, 1955 (School Yearbook)

Identifier: SM 02-10
Content Description School annual of Stephens-Lee High School, Asheville, N.C., for 1955.
Dates: 1955

The Cardinal (annual of Clyde High School, 1964)

Identifier: SM 05-02
Scope and Contents A copy of the 1964 issue of The Cardinal, annual of Clyde High School, Clyde, North Carolina.
Dates: 1964

The Oakley Oak, 1952 (School Yearbook)

Identifier: SM 03-04
Scope and Contents High School annual entitled the Oakley Oak for 1952, for school in Buncombe County, N.C., and containing sixty-four (64) numbered pages.
Dates: 1952

Thomas Case Collection

Identifier: SM 80-45
Content Description The collection consists of the papers of Thomas Case, who served as a Justice of the Peace and Chairman of the Creek Committee of Guilford County, North Carolina, in the late nineteenth century.The collection is divided into correspondence, bills and receipts, legal papers, tax papers, and miscellaneous items.The correspondence concerns official business, except for a fragment of a personal letter from an unknown author to his mother. The bills and receipts are of a...
Dates: 1846 - 1921

Thomas Conn Bryan Collection

Identifier: MSS 84-01
Scope and Contents Notes and commentaries on American history and historiography by T. Conn Bryan, former professor of history at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. The notes concern 20th century United States history and Southern history.
Dates: 1944 - 1959

Thomas Rain Crowe and New Native Press

Identifier: MSS 95-09
Scope and Contents Publications (journals, magazines, books) containing works of Thomas Rain Crowe; correspondence (photocopies); miscellaneous photos (copies); and miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles (originals and copies) written about Crowe and/or his publications or activities.

The rights for items in this collection are for the physical property only, and do not include common law, statutory and copyrights, rights for publication and royalties, which remain with the Donor.
Dates: 1975 - 2015

Thomas W. Moore Collection

Identifier: SM 80-05
Content Description Correspondence between Civil War soldiers in DeKalb County, Alabama, and their families in Cleveland County, Tennessee. There are also bills and receipts from the same period, and two school attendance records (1862).
Dates: 1837 - 1865

Tuckaseigee Bank, Sylva, N.C.

Identifier: SM 98-1
Scope and Contents Miscellany, containing receipts payment vouchers; bank illustration.
Dates: 1920 - 1924

Twentieth Century Club (Sylva, NC)

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

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

Vera E. Taylor

Identifier: SM 80-02
Content Description The collection contains a photocopy of a booklet, The Battle of Fort Sumter and First Victory of the Southern Troops, April 13, 1861, published in Charleston, SC, in 1861. This account of the Fort Sumter affair is chiefly a compilation of reports by Charleston newspapers. The book is thirty-two pages in length and contains, in addition to an account of the battle, a description of Fort Sumter and the official correspondence of the Confederate command.The second item in the...
Dates: 1861 - 1862

Veronica Nicholas Collection

Identifier: MSS 17-09
Content Description This collection concerns Veronica Johnston Nicholas (1941-2016), chiefly during her service on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners (1980 to 1990), and during her community service and activism in the 1970’s in Jackson County, NC. She was involved in many social and political activities, but is perhaps best known for her advocacy of women’s issues (including the organization REACH), animal rights (including the organization ARF), and her organization of Citizens Against the Airport, which...
Dates: 1975 - 2001

W. C. T. C. Band Clinic (1950) Collection

Identifier: SM 02-05
Dates: 1950

W. C. (Weston Cosby) Reed Papers

Identifier: MSS 97-6
Content Description Papers of W.C. Reed (1893-1970) primarily dating from the 1920s - 1930s, including items concerning Jackson County schools. Also included are a variety of forms and pamphlets and a paper on Jackson County history.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1939

W. Frank Forsyth Papers

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

W.A. Hobbs Collection

Identifier: MSS 81-09
Scope and Contents Black-and-white prints of the United States Presidents from George Washington to Gerald Ford by Edmond R. Spoono. Each print is 16 inches by 20 inches and is dated 1974.
Dates: 1974

Wade Galloway Family Collection

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

Walt Whitman Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-51
Scope and Contents Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) was a noted American poet, as well as a teacher, editor, publisher, and volunteer Civil War nurse. He was the son of Walter and Lousia Van Velsor Whitman, of New York. Whitman is probably best known for Leaves of Grass (first published in 1855).The collection came into the possession of William Petterson's family when one of Petterson's ancestors lived next door to Walt Whitman's niece, Jessie, in Camden, N.J. Jessie presented the items as mementoes....
Dates: 1862 - 1940

Walter A. Taylor Collection

Identifier: SM 80-35
Content Description Dr. Walter A. Taylor was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1858. He was the son of Dr. J. A. Taylor, a physician and a druggist. Walter Taylor was a member of the firm of Haltiwanger and Taylor, a leading wholesale drug firm in Georgia in the early 1900s. He retired from this business and moved to California and later to Alaska. He was successful in business there, but decided to return to Atlanta to try his hand in the insurance business. He was also successful in this endeavor.
Dates: 1898 - 1958

Walter B. Gwyn Papers

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

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

WCU International Students and Host Families Collection

Identifier: MSS 16-06
Scope and Contents This collection concerns international students and the Host Family Association at Western Carolina University. Formed during the mid-1970's, the Host Family Association's mission was to assist the newly-arriving international students with the transition from life in their home country to the challenges of being a new college student in an unfamiliar country. Host families provided essentials, such as bedding, dormitory furnishings, and winter clothing. They also hosted international...
Dates: 1963 - 2016

WCU Theatre Department Collection

Identifier: MSS 17-01
Scope and Contents Programs, photographs, cast lists, and other ephemera from WCU theater productions.
Dates: 1969 - 2004

Webb Garrison Collection

Identifier: MSS 95-8
Content Description Webb Garrison is the author of a variety of books on the Civil War. The collection includes the author's manuscripts, revised and/or corrected pages, galleys and/or page proofs, jacket art, correspondence, editorials, reviews, lists of illustrations, personal computer disks, and accompanying materials. Works featured include: • Atlanta and the War (1995) • Civil War Curiosities(1994) • The Lincoln No One Knows (1993) • A Treasury of Ohio Tales (1993) • Why You Say It (1992) • Civil War Trivia...
Dates: 1992 - 1996

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC)

Identifier: MSS 80-61
Content Description The Webster Historical Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC. From 1852-1913, Webster was the county seat for Jackson County.Much of the correspondence, business records, and legal papers pertain to the Long family. Among the items are several original deeds to Jackson County lands.There is a transcript of an interview with Claude Cowan conducted in 1975 by Mary Morris. Both Cowan and Morris were lifelong residents of...
Dates: 1819 - 1979

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC), Add. #1

Identifier: SM 81-10
Content Description The collection consists of a letter written by Andrew Jackson Lambert (Jack) stating that he was not the killer of Dick Wilson. In the letter, Lambert provided his version of the events and stated that Willie Jones killed Wilson. He described his time of imprisonment up until his sentence and hanging.

The killing occurred near Webster, Jackson County, North Carolina, on December 17, 1884. Lambert was in jail in Webster and Asheville.
Dates: 1886 - 1975