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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
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
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
Identifier: MSS 97-10
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972 - 1973
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
Identifier: MSS 17-01
Scope and Contents Programs, photographs, cast lists, and other ephemera from WCU theater productions.
Dates: 1969 - 2004
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
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 - 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, rules for the Thomas Wolfe Literary...
Dates: 1952 - 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 80-34
Content Description This collection is grouped as follows: private correspondence, writings, genealogy, folk ballads, newspaper clippings, and a church ledger.Bird's private correspondence mostly contains letters to and from family and friends, although there are some personal business letters and a segment of correspondence from 1960-1964 regarding his book, The History of Western Carolina College.His writings include his unpublished autobiography, a manuscript of Level Paths: New Songs...
Dates: 1891 - 1975
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 83-01
Content Description This addition to the William F. Tompkins collection consists of two hotel registers belonging to F.A. Luck, proprietor of several hotels in western North Carolina. The first register includes the Penland Hotel in Pigeon River (Canton), North Carolina and the Webster Hotel in Webster, North Carolina. The second register lists the Central Hotel, Windsor House, and Eagle's Nest, all in Waynesville, NC.
Dates: 1883 - 1901
Identifier: MSS 80-03
Scope and Contents The correspondence in the Thomas collection dates from 1833-1923. Most of the letters relate to Cherokee Indian affairs. Other major topics covered are the Blue Ridge Railroad and the Civil War. Other letters relate to family business affairs, family life, and the effect of the Civil War on the family and western North Carolina. The correspondence includes a photocopy of a letter written by Andrew Jackson in 1841.The collection also contains letter books which refer to Cherokee...
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 collection also contains genealogical data. The family tree of George W. Bryson and his wife Polly Anna Conley is outlined. ...
Dates: 1844 - 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
- Correspondence 95
- Photographs 79
- Clippings (information artifacts) 76
- Manuscripts (documents) 39
- Publications (documents) 36
- Legal instruments 28
- Newsletters 27
- Genealogies (histories) 25
- Reports 24
- Scrapbooks 24
- Minutes (administrative records) 23
- Financial records 20
- Programs (documents) 20
- Ledgers (account books) 19
- Receipts (financial records) 18
- Business records 17
- Brochures 16
- Postcards 16
- Booklets 15
- Legal documents -- North Carolina, Western 15 ∧ less
- North Carolina Art Education Association 13
- Western Carolina Teachers College 6
- Love, Robert, 1760-1845 5
- Paulk, William 5
- Battle, John Bascombe, 1897-2000 3
- Bird, William Ernest 3
- Cullowhee High School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 3
- Cullowhee State Normal School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 3
- Rotary Club of Sylva (Sylva, N.C.) 3
- Thomas, William Holland, 1805-1893 3
- Witt, Peter Nikolaus 3
- Bartram Trail Society 2
- Browder, Nathaniel C., 1904- 2
- Camp, Cordelia, 1884-1973 2
- Cathey, Joseph, 1803-1874 2
- Collins, Pauline P. 2
- Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 25th 2
- Cox, Thomas A. (Thomas Augustus), 1863- 2
- Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 2
- Davies, Daniel David, 1826-1920 2 ∧ less