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Identifier: MSS 85-03
Content Description This addition to the Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC) collection contains correspondence from people interested in becoming charter members of the Society. The Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC, which was the original county seat of Jackson County, before the county seat became Sylva, NC. There is an unsigned contract between the Society and the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County for the purchase of the old Webster Elementary School...
Dates: 1974-02 - 1975-09
Identifier: MSS 88-04
Content Description The collection consists of correspondence, by-laws and guidelines that the Webster Historical Society was governed by, as well as Ratified Bills from the N. C. General Assembly regarding procedures and policies for historical societies. There are pamphlets and leaflets and compositions on funding, grants, and oral history.
Dates: 1915 - 1981
Identifier: SM 10-16
Scope and Contents The collection consist of a manuscript entitled “Short Sketch of Webster Methodist Episcopal Church South.”
Identifier: SM 95-04
Scope and Contents Receipt from Henry G. Robertson to J.E. McLain on Robertson's Webster, N.C., letterhead for respective amounts of $9.11, $12.72, and $48.92. Dated February 14, 1898. Envelope addressed to J.E. McLain (Asheville, N.C.) with return address to Coleman C. Cowan (Webster, N.C.). Postmarked at Webster, N.C., August 3, 1904. Envelope addressed to J.E. McLain (Asheville, N.C.) with return address to Walter E. Moore (Webster, N.C.). Postmarked at...
Dates: 1898 - 1909
Identifier: SM 10-18
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two receipts from Western Carolina Teachers College for payment on fees, one dated December 3, 1945, and the other December 6, 1945, and also a receipt for “Lunches – four days per week, Mon. – Thurs.,” dated both December 3, 1945, and January 10, 1946.
Dates: 1945 - 1946
Identifier: MSS 06-13
Content Description Photographs from the Western Carolinian office, the student newspaper of Western Carolina University.
Dates: 1989 - 2000
Identifier: MSS 80-12
Scope and Contents The Western North Carolina Associated Communities is made up of eleven western counties in North Carolina (Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania). Begun in 1947, the organization was dedicated to the development of the region. The overall policy of the association was to organize the counties and communities west of Asheville for their mutual benefit on matters pertaining to tourism, game and fish resources, and roads (originally...
Dates: 1941 - 1972
Identifier: MSS 90-02
Content Description For additional information, see the main entry description for WNCAC under MSS 80-12.
Dates: 1969 - 1984
Identifier: MSS 94-1
Content Description For additional information, see the Western North Carolina Associated Communities collection main entry under MSS 80-12. Contents Folder 1 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1988 - September 1989.Folder 2 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1989 - September 1990.Folder 3 - Bank statements, dues paid, treasurer's report: October 1990 - September 1991.Folder 4 - Bank...
Identifier: MSS 80-19
Content Description The Western North Carolina Historical Association was incorporated in August, 1952, as a non-profit educational organization. The association encourages the study of western North Carolina history, collects historical materials, and preserves historic sites and buildings. The collection consists of correspondence (1952-1972), minutes (1954-1972), programs, photographs, reports, recommendations, membership lists, resolutions concerning deceased members, newspaper clippings, and other items...
Dates: 1952 - 1972
Identifier: MSS 80-23
Content Description This collection includes by-laws, certificates of incorporation, correspondence, guides and outlines, lists of officers and trustees, lists of members, minutes, miscellaneous, news releases, newspaper clippings, notes, notices of meetings, photographs, programs, resolutions, speeches, and the treasurer's reports.
Dates: 1952 - 1963
Identifier: SM 81-02
Content Description This collection contains Western North Carolina Historical Association correspondence for 1966-1973; steering committee minutes from 1964; committee assignments for 1969; a list of members contributing to the publication fund for 1966-1968; an invitation to join; and a newspaper clipping regarding Amos Medford.
Dates: 1964 - 1973
Identifier: SM 81-03
Content Description This addition to the Western North Carolina Historical Association collection contains scattered correspondence (1966, 1972-1973), a newsletter (May 11, 1971), 1973 committee reports, proposed changes in by-laws, rules for the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, 1965 - 1966 membership lists, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1965 - 1975
Identifier: MSS 80-74
Scope and Contents The collection contains several unrelated items donated to the WCU History Department. Title of collection changed from "History Department" to "Western North Carolina Miscellanea" February 5, 2015.Among the items are:Correspondence from Anna Angel Allen to her father and brother (surname Angel). The letters are primarily of family interest.A family "patent right" of T.M. Angel for "Levi Cutshawl's Churning Machine." Tax receipts of T.M. Angel...
Dates: 1813 - 1913
Identifier: MSS 01-04
Content Description The Western North Carolina Oral History Project contains interviews on a wide variety of topics from Western North Carolina residents.
Material type include literary productions and reports as well as audio.
Material type include literary productions and reports as well as audio.
Dates: 2000 - 2000
Identifier: MSS 98-03
Scope and Contents In an attempt to piece together the history of Black people in western North Carolina, Western North Carolina Tomorrow (WNCT) conducted an oral history project. WNCT is a group composed of representatives from the various communities throughout the region. Although the contribution of the unique culture and history of the Southern Appalachian people to America is well documented, the important contribution and historical experience of the southern Appalachian Black family is a largely unknown...
Dates: 1986 - 1989
Identifier: MSS 97-9
Content Description Ledger of store owned by Wilkie and Mellie McHan, who operated stores on separate occasions in Almond and Marble, North Carolina, in addition to other business enterprises. Pages of the ledger are c. 14 inches by 8¼ inches. Entries are indexed in front of the ledger by name, with most entries dated late 1910s to early 1920s. Entries indicate customers, goods and services, and accounts and payments.
Dates: 1919 - 1922
Identifier: SM 02-03
Contents Civil War letter of William Bryant Carden (also Cardin), dated October 6, 1861 (beginning of letter) and October 7, 1861 (end of letter), from Camp Lee, Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Dates: 1861-10-06 - 1861-10-07
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...
Dates: 1933 - 1955
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).
Dates: 1961 - 1963
Identifier: MSS 17-05
Scope and Contents William Ernest Bird was born in the Qualla area of Jackson County, N.C., on July 21, 1890. He attended local schools and graduated from Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School in 1915. He earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1917 and an M.A. in English from George Peabody College in the summer of 1920. Bird served as principal of high schools at Wilkesboro and Sylva, N.C. In 1921, he returned to Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School as vice-president. In 1921 his...
Dates: 1924 - 1957
Identifier: MSS 95-3
Content Description Personal papers of William Estes and related family of Swain County, North Carolina. The papers include personal and/or business correspondence; papers related to Estes' capacity as a judicial official (court summons or actions; warrants; notices of actions, petitions, and decisions; agreements); property and land related papers (notices, transactions, surveys, etc.); receipts and memorandum & account booklets; surveys and reports on stills and distilleries, road duty, or schools;...
Dates: 1851 - 1923
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...
Dates: 1820 - 1912
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 moved to...
Dates: 1832 - 1971
Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents William Holland Thomas (1805-1893) was a prominent businessman, “Indian agent” (later known as superintendent), soldier, and politician from western North Carolina. Born near Waynesville, NC, Thomas was related to President Zachary Taylor on his father's side of the family. Thomas became interested in business and law at an early age.Thomas began his long association with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians when Chief Yonaguska "adopted" the young Thomasung white boy as a son. ...
Dates: 1796 - 1956
Identifier: MSS 80-67
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of correspondence and legal documents regarding the controversy over land titles held by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina. The materials probably were collected by William Holland Thomas III, grandson of William Holland Thomas, who was the first Indian agent for the Eastern Band.The materials in this collection may be used in conjunction with those in the William Holland Thomas collection (MSS 80-03; MSS 80-90) and...
Dates: 1845 - 1968
Identifier: SM 80-20
Content Description William P. Brittain was the son of Marcus and Sarah Brittain of Haywood and Cherokee counties, North Carolina. Marcus' mother, Celia Vance, was an aunt of North Carolina Governor Zebulon Vance. William was one of eight children born to Marcus and Sarah. He was a farmer and merchant in Peachtree, Cherokee County, North Carolina. The ledger in this collection reflects the business activities of the general store he owned and operated in Peachtree. William married Caroline E. George, and they had...
Dates: 1909 - 1918
Identifier: MSS 00-08
Scope and Contents Literary works by William Paulk, “Letters to Freddy and Sister Clare,” Volume VIIII. Includes Some Letters to Others. Cullowhee. 22 July 1999 - 6 October 2000.
Dates: 1999 - 2000
Identifier: MSS 02-08
Scope and Contents Literary works by William Paulk, and consisting of a continuation of the "Letters to Freddy" (Volume IX).
Dates: 2000 - 2001
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...
Dates: 1885 - 1997
- Correspondence 94
- Photographs 77
- Clippings (information artifacts) 75
- Manuscripts (documents) 40
- Legal instruments 30
- Publications (documents) 30
- Newsletters 26
- Scrapbooks 24
- Genealogies (histories) 23
- Minutes (administrative records) 20
- Programs (documents) 20
- Business records 18
- Financial records 17
- Ledgers (account books) 17
- Receipts (financial records) 17
- Reports 17
- Postcards 15
- Brochures 14
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 13
- Articles 12 ∧ less
- North Carolina Art Education Association 10
- Western Carolina Teachers College 6
- Bird, William Ernest 5
- Love, Robert, 1760-1845 5
- Paulk, William 5
- Cullowhee High School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 4
- Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 4
- Hayes, Hubert, 1901-1964 4
- Hayes, Leona T. 4
- Battle, John Bascombe, 1897-2000 3
- Cullowhee State Normal School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 3
- Rotary Club of Sylva (Sylva, N.C.) 3
- Webster Historical Society (Webster, N.C.) 3
- Western Carolina University. Mountain Heritage Center 3
- Witt, Peter Nikolaus 3
- Browder, Nathaniel C., 1904- 2
- Camp, Cordelia, 1884-1973 2
- Cathey, Joseph, 1803-1874 2
- Collins, Pauline P. 2
- Cox, Thomas A. (Thomas Augustus), 1863- 2 ∧ less