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William P. Brittain Ledger

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...
Dates: 1909 - 1918

William Paulk, Add. #3

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

William Paulk, Add. #4

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

William Paulk Collection

Identifier: MSS 97-04
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

William Paulk Estate Papers

Identifier: MSS 03-10
Content Description

Papers of Mr. William Paulk, former English professor, WCU English Department.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1947 - 2003

William Paulk selected poems

Identifier: SM 93-02
Content Description

Manuscript in English of poems by William Paulk which appeared in the Chinese edition of Selected Poems. The general editor of the Chinese edition was Yang Zhida, and the translators were Zeng Hong, Yang Jing-Ging, and Yang Zhida.

For the Chinese edition see, SPEC. COLL. PS 3566 .A833 P64 1993.

Dates: 1993

William Richardson Collection

Identifier: SM 80-49
Content Description

An account of mission work among the Cherokee Indians during the period 1758-1759 by the Reverend William Richardson, a Presbyterian missionary. Richardson was born in England in 1729 and came to America in 1750.

Dates: 1759

William Tobias Howze

Identifier: SM 16-02
Scope and Contents William Tobias Howze (born September 8, 1929 in Groveland, FL) enlisted in the United States Army on January 20, 1947 and served until June 14, 1950 and these materials mostly have to do with his military service. He served in the American Embassy Motor Pool and with the Honor Guard in post-war Japan. He served as a driver for General Douglas MacArthur and a number of other Allied military officers including Australian General Thomas Albert Blarney. The photographs, some autographed, include...
Dates: 1947 - 2015

William Twaddell Copybooks

Identifier: MSS 85-19
Content Description This collection includes two copybooks dated 1758 and 1761-1762 created by William Twaddell when he was a student in Coleraine, Ulster, Northern Ireland under schoolmaster Mr. Connings. The 1758 copybook covers the following subjects: dyalling, practical geometry, mensuration, and the Julian calendar. The second copybook starts August 16, 1761 when Twaddell is fifteen years old and finishes March 26, 1762 when he is sixteen and leaves for America. Subjects included in the book are geometry,...
Dates: 1758 - 1762

William Walker Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-44
Content Description William Walker II (1812-1864) was the son of an Irish immigrant who landed in Virginia about 1770 and later settled in Wilkes County, NC. Walker migrated to Valley Town in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. He married Margaret Scott, a cousin to General Winfield Scott. They had six children: Charles Agnew, William Pitt, Alfred McLean, George Benjamin, Rufus Jarrett, and Richard (who died in infancy). Walker established an Indian trading post and later served as first postmaster of...
Dates: 1837 - 1945

William Williams Stringfield Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Thomas Stringfield, a minister and the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. Thomas Stringfield served as a chaplain in Andrew Jackson's army. He eventually settled in Strawberry Plains, TN, where he founded and served as the first president of a small college. He died in 1858. It was at Strawberry Plains that William Williams Stringfield spent most of his youth.When the Civil War...
Dates: 1801 - 1968

Willis King Collection

Identifier: MSS 83-05
Scope and Contents Willis King (1908- ) was born May 24, 1908, in Fayette County, OH. He attended Wilmington College (Ohio), and received his B.S. in Education in 1929; an M.A. in Biology from Haverford College (PA), in 1930; and a Ph. D. in Zoology from the University of Cincinnati, in 1939. King was the first wildlife technician for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from 1934-1940, and conducted original field studies in the Park. As well as initiating the Park's fisheries program, King...
Dates: 1964 - 1981

W.M. Ritter & Ritter Lumber Company Collection

Identifier: MSS 88-03
Scope and Contents William McClellan Ritter (February 19, 1864-May 21, 1952) organized the W.M. Ritter Lumber Company in 1901. From the original core of operations in West Virginia and Virginia the company expanded operations into other southern states. The company also diversified beyond the hardwood lumber industry into such areas as coal, gas, and rail lines.The W.M. Ritter Lumber Company operated from 1903 to 1926 on Hazel Creek (Swain County, NC), an area and time period described by Horace...
Dates: 1920 - 1983

World War II, Ration Book "Four"

Identifier: SM 94-03
Scope and Contents

Eight (8) "War Ration Book Four" books, issued to the following individuals of the Hobson family (Spruce Pine, N.C.): Mitchell R. Hobson, Essie Dot Hobson, Garlin Ray Hobson, Marry [sic] Gertrude Hobson, Gerena Leana Hobson, Brenda Sue Hobson, Betty Joe Hobson, and Donald H. Hobson.

Dates: 1943

World War II, Ration Books

Identifier: SM 94-02
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the following items:

(1) Two "War Ration Book One" books issued to Jack Barton Akin and Margaret Virginia Akin.

(2) Two "War Ration Book Two" books issued to Margaret Virginia Akin and Mrs. Margaret Akin.

(3) Two "Application for War Ration Book No. 3" cards, completed by Baley Barton Maroney.

Dates: 1942 - 1943

W.T. Combs Papers

Identifier: SM 80-29
Scope and Contents While working for the United States Forest Service, W.T. Combs surveyed and mapped North Carolina's portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pisgah National Forest authorities assigned Combs to act as a liaison between surveyors and title attorneys.The collection contains an article by Combs on the rights of sportsmen, a final report on North Carolina land grants and title records, and a letter from Combs to his grandson, John Parham, discussing his...
Dates: 1937 - 1970

Yackety Yack, Chapel Hill

Identifier: SM 06-06
Scope and Contents

Three (3) pages from different issues of the Yackety Yack of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

1. 1924, p. 39, featuring Thaddeus Dillard Bryson, Bryson City, N.C.

2. 1925, page 61, featuring Stanley Warren Black, Jr., Bryson City, N.C.

3. 1927, page 149, featuring Thomas Bryan Smiley, Bryson City, N.C.

Dates: 1924 - 1925; 1927

Young Adult Conservation Corps Program (YACC)

Identifier: MSS 82-04
Scope and Contents The Young Adult Conservation Corps of the Blue Ridge Parkway was started in 1977 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter to offer young people a year's work in the outdoors. Camp 2172 of the Blue Ridge Parkway YACC was the first operating Corps in the nation, employing men and women ages 16-23. The young people worked alongside experienced personnel clearing fallen trees, draining wetlands, laying water lines, repairing rail fences and clearing drains on 469 miles of the...
Dates: 1977-10 - 1982-04

Zachary Family Collection

Identifier: SM 80-40
Scope and Contents

The Zachary family of western North Carolina owned land in Jackson, Swain and Buncombe counties during the 1800s.

The collection consists of deeds, land grants, and surveys for the counties mentioned above. There are two pieces of family correspondence and a receipt for a land purchase. The land grants, with accompanying surveys, are the original deeds from when the land was purchased from the U.S. government.

Dates: 1830 - 1882

Zachary Ledger

Identifier: SM 01-02
Content Description

Ledger of Alexander Zachary of Jackson County, North Carolina, containing accounting and business entries from the 1840s - 1850s.

Dates: 1840 - 1859

Zebulon Weaver Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-01
Scope and Contents Zebulon Weaver (1872-1948) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from western North Carolina. He was born in the Weaverville area of Buncombe County, NC. He was educated in the local schools, including Weaver College, and also studied law at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Admitted to the bar in 1894, Weaver practiced law in Asheville, NC, prior to entering politics.Weaver served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1907-1909) and the state Senate...
Dates: 1850 - 1960