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Bartram Trail Society Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-71
Content Description The Bartram Trail Society organized for the purpose of marking a hiking trail which follows the route traveled by William Bartram on his exploratory journey through the South in 1773-1776. The Society uses Bartram's Journal as a guide for marking the trails.Most of the collection concerns the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, but much of their efforts are coordinated with Bartram Trail societies in Georgia and Alabama. In addition to correspondence, the collection contains...

Bascom Lamar Lunsford

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Identifier: MSS 80-49
Content Description Bascom Lamar Lunsford (March 21, 1882 – Sept. 4, 1973) was a ballad singer, musician, festival promoter, and attorney in western North Carolina. He founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, NC. The collection contains a manuscript biography of Lunsford by Loyal Jones. The biography includes comments on the Appalachian people and on their traditional arts and songs.Loyal Jones and John Angus McLeod are listed as co-authors, but a letter from Loyal Jones explains...

Beal-Siler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-26
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence and ledgers of the Beal and Siler families of Macon County, North Carolina. The correspondence contains information about home life in the area during the Civil War. The ledgers contain records of the annual family gatherings beginning in 1854.Folder 1 -Correspondence: 1852-1865.Folder 2 -" : 1877-1919.Folder 3 -" : n.d.Folder 4 -Ledger Book I: 1853-1881.Folder 5 -"" II: ...

Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company & Graham County Railroad Company

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Identifier: MSS 99-01
Scope and Contents Records of the Bemis Hardwood Lumber Company and the Graham County Railroad Company, dated primarily during the 1920s-1970s, and including correspondence, annual reports and statements, deeds, financial statements, sales, stockholders meetings, tax information, general railroad information and the American Short Line Railroad Association, and publications about the timber industry.

Benedict/Wickham Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-25
Scope and Contents The collection includes two Civil War letters; transcripts of Civil War letters of Dr. David Benedict to his wife, Hattie Deaver, with a summary and commentary on the letters; the memoirs of Lucy Preston Wickham (1814-1897), as written by her daughter, Catherine Wickham Christian (1838-1902); and a family genealogy as published in the Firelands Pioneer by the Firelands Historical Society of Norwalk, Ohio.

Bethel Rural Community Organization Collection

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Identifier: MSS 18-02
Content Description This collection contains items donated by the Bethel Rural Community Organization in Haywood County, NC. This collection chiefly concerns the Plott family, and includes ledgers and photographs.

Bicentennial Commission

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Identifier: MSS 80-56
Scope and Contents The North Carolina American Revolution Bicentennial Commission was established in 1967 by act of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Commission was to develop and conduct plans and programs commemorating the bicentennial of the American Revolution, and to make better known the major and leading role played by North Carolina in the American Revolution. The collection contains correspondence of the Commission with John Bell, the Commission representative at Western Carolina University;...

Bjorn Ahlin Collection

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Identifier: SM 85-04
Content Description Correspondence concerning a land transaction in the Painter and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, North Carolina.

Black Mountain College (Visual Arts) Collection

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Identifier: SM 89-03
Content Description The collection consists of a photocopy of a typed manuscript by Charles Stanford and Benjamin F. Williams entitled "The Visual Arts at Black Mountain College, 1933-1956".

Blue Ridge Parkway Floristics

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Identifier: MSS 80-62
Content Description Good Scope and Contents The primary part of the collection is a copy of a report compiled by Dr. James H. Horton and Lynn Gaines of the Western Carolina University Biology Department. The study was authorized and paid for by the National Park Service. The report was a study of the floristics of selected heath communities along the southern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Braun-Blanquet cover estimate method was used to gather data. The...

Bolard Moore Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-33
Content Description The collection consists of photocopies of letters of Captain J. L. Phillips in communications with his sister and others. The letters discuss the Civil War. There is also a letter to a doctor (?) with the Confederacy in which Phillips requests an examination to be discharged and in which he goes into great detail about a wound he received in a battle near Marietta, Georgia.

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.

British Newspapers

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Identifier: MSS 85-04
Scope and Contents This collection consists of microfilm copies of the Daily Journal (London) for January - December 1730; Lloyd's Evening Post and British Chronicle (London) for January 1 - December 31, 1762; and the London Gazette (London) for January 2-January 1, 1763. The disparate dates for the papers are explained by the fact that the years correspond to two trips by Cherokee delegations to London.In 1730, Sir Alexander Cuming visited Cherokee country (March - April) as an unofficial envoy of...

Brown Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-18
Scope and Contents Ezekial Brown was the son of Walter Brown, a native Englishman who settled with his family in Hall County, GA. Ezekial came to Haywood County, NC, in 1822. Ezekial's son John settled in nearby Jackson County. Most of the materials in this collection are records of Ezekial and John Brown's land transactions in the latter two counties, especially in the Scotts Creek area. There are nine such items in the collection ranging in date from 1817-1859. The pre-1822 arrival item is a document...

Bulgin Family Letters

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Identifier: SM 88-02
Content Description Two (2) letters from Dick Slagle, stationed at Little America (Antarctica), to the John Bulgin family of Franklin, North Carolina.

Burton J. Bogitsh Collection

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Identifier: MSS 00-09
Content Description Research materials of Dr. Burton J. Bogitsh, including page proofs and production materials for Human Parasitology (2nd ed.), reprints of articles and studies (c. four linear feet), photographic prints (c. three linear feet) and negatives, "blocks" (encapsulated samples) and accompanying identifications and experiment notes. Research topics include, but are not limited to, Cestoidea, Digenea, Flatworm, Lysosomes, Mesozoa, Nematoda, Parasites, Protozoa, Schistosoma.

Burum Diary Collection

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Identifier: SM 83-06
Content Description Absalom Joshua Burum, a native of Tennessee, joined the Thomas Legion in 1862 as first sergeant, and fought beside Col. William Stringfield's contingent of the Legion for two and a half years. Of the 2,500 men who served in Legion, Burum was to stay with it almost to the last. Although his diary contains mostly weather reports, it also tracks the Legion's movements for 1864. In addition to the diary, the collection contains a typed transcript of the diary, a letter from Burum to his fiance, a...

C. W. Slagle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 05-09
Content Description Papers of C.W. Slagle of Macon County, North Carolina, and the related Siler family. The collection includes correspondence, contracts and agreements with C.W. Slagle, surveys and accompanying correspondence and notes, financial records and receipts, letters of W.O. Wolfe to C.W. Slagle (1909) and sketch of monument, correspondence with the Alcoa company (primarily 1913-1918) and W.M. Ritter Lumber Company (primarily 1907 – 1916), a bound account ledger (primarily 1838 – 1868), a bound survey...

Carl A. Reiche Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 88-05
Scope and Contents A copy of a 1986 typewritten manuscript by Carl Reiche entitled "Whither, The Beloved Mountains:; 26 Years of Hiking in, Fighting for, the Westernmost N.C. Mountains."

Carr and Ruth Hooper Papers

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Identifier: MSS 04-09
Content Description Manuscripts and memorabilia of Mr. Carr Hooper (May 4, 1903 – December 6, 1981), educator in western North Carolina and the Philippines, and of Mrs. Ruth Williams Hooper (September 26, 1902 – December 16, 1984). A notable item in the collections is a copy of Rudyard Kipling's Verse which contains writings in the margins by Mr. Hooper while imprisoned at Santo Tomas. Also included are typescript accounts by Carr Hooper, "Aboard Ship on Way to States," and by Ruth Williams Hooper,...

Cashiers Valley & Hamburg Ledger

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Identifier: SM 97-05
Content Description Ledger, c. 4 inches x 9 and 3/4 inches, forty-nine leaves, with handwritten entries in pencil and ink dating from 1890s to 1920s. Main headings are for the Hamburg and Cashiers Valley townships of Jackson County, North Carolina. Alphabetical listing of individual's names by townships, and separate listing of names and ages of children. Entries for "work on road," "work on school house," "work at saw mill," "paid preacher" and churches, and additional entries for goods purchased and/or...

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia Collection

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Identifier: MSS 17-07
Content Description Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) was established in 1989 with the mission of “Planting the seeds of heritage through the arts.” CSA was cofounded by sisters Amy Ammons Garza and Doreyl Ammons Cain. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1991, CSA accomplishes their mission through the painting of historical regional murals, publishing local writers, bestowing Appalachian Studies scholarships, encouraging the youth to learn and play mountain music, and by recording oral history and...

Catherine’s Chapel

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Identifier: SM 16-03
Scope and Contents Catherine’s Chapel refers to a small church on Brasstown Rd in the Caney Fork community in Jackson County, North Carolina. The church, established around 1906 was named for Ruth Catherine Parker Hooper, the wife of Western Huston Hooper. Catherine was responsible for soliciting donations from community members for the establishment of a building that would serve as a school and church for the community. Huston, an employee of the Jackson Lumber Company, later known as Blackwood Lumber Company...

Cathey Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 94-04
Content Description Papers and records of the Cathey family of Haywood County, North Carolina, including two store ledgers (c. 1859-1870), two family Bibles with historical and genealogical entries, and a land grant, correspondence, and speech (c. 1800-1890)

Charles A. Bird (Sept. 30, 1853 - Jan. 25, 1938) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-33
Scope and Contents Charles A. Bird was a farmer, community leader, Methodist lay leader, and political figure of Qualla Township in Jackson County, NC. He served as chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. He was the father of William E. Bird, who was dean of Western Carolina College from 1921-1957 (see MSS 80-34).The collection consists of correspondence, business and legal papers, and genealogical information on the Bird, Terrell, Wells, Reynolds, and related families, and includes...

Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-76
Scope and Contents Charlotte Young and Leona Young were the daughters of Pickney Young, a mail carrier who rose to the rank of Confederate Brig. General during the Civil War. The Young sisters, originally from Candler, NC, taught at various schools in North Carolina and other states. In 1911-1912, Charlotte Young taught at Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. She later became principal at Webster High School, in Webster, NC (1914-1917).Charlotte Young published several books of poetry, including...

Cherokee County (N.C.)

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Identifier: MSS 80-27
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of notes and articles prepared by Mrs. Louise Bayless, concerning the history of Cherokee County, NC. Several of the articles appeared in regional newspapers. The genealogical materials focus on Cherokee County families. There also is information on Fort Butler, a major collection point (in present-day Murphy, NC), for the Cherokee Indians during their forced removal in 1838. Most of the collection consists of photocopies; although some original items are...

Cherokee County (N.C.), Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 80-42
Content Description The collections contains photocopies of a partial genealogy of the Axley family of Cherokee County, N.C., and information on the Clack, McNutt, Rogers, and Graham families.

Cherokee Documents in Foreign Archives Collection

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Identifier: MSS 83-03
Content Description Cherokee Documents in Foreign Archives includes all materials relating to the Cherokee tribe found by Drs. William L. Anderson and James A. Lewis in the archives and other records depositories of Canada, France, Great Britain, Mexico, and Spain. The collection is on 800 reels of microfilm and includes sources which directly mention the Cherokee tribe or Cherokee territory, or which refer to Southern tribes in general. The collection also contains numerous references to about one hundred other...

Cherokee Indian Fair Program Papers

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Identifier: SM 03-05
Content Description Brochure for the 31st Annual Cherokee Indian Fair Program, October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1948, Cherokee, North Carolina, featuring a Program of Events and the Exhibits.