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Dan Tompkins (1890-1950) Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-14
Content Description This collection contains correspondence, writings, and related materials of Dan Tompkins. Tompkins became editor of the Jackson County Journal in 1912, and remained in that capacity for the next thirty-one years, except for the period 1917-1918, when he served in World War I. He served as mayor of Sylva, NC, for twelve years; judge, in 1935; registrar of voters, in 1937; judge of elections, in 1943; and three terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1947, he ran...

David Davies Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: SM 00-07
Contents Original oil painting by Sue Davies, daughter of David Davies, entitled "View of the Tuckaseegee River" (canvas). According to The History of Jackson County (Max Williams, ed.) the painting was done c. 1886.

David M. Sherman Collection

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Identifier:  MSS 03-03
Content Description Correspondence, research materials, maps, and publications concerning the Southern Appalachian region. Principal topics include: (1) Charles Lanman, including correspondence and research materials concerning Lanman; Lynn Harris Heft, “Charles Lanman: Cultural Networking in the Nineteenth Century” (dissertation, Drew University, 1996); photographs and slides of Lanman’s paintings; and “Index for the Research Inquiries of David M. Sherman into the Life of Charles Lanman;” (2) Arnold Guyot,...

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #2

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Identifier: MSS 04-03
Content Description The majority of the collection consists of articles concerning the people of the Southern Appalachian area or travels in the region.

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #3

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Identifier: MSS 04-08
Scope and Contents The Appalachian Trail Conference. Guide to the Southern Appalachians: The Appalachian Trail from Virginia-Tennessee Line to Mt. Oglethorpe, GA. Publication No. 8. [First edition stamped on spine]. Washington, D.C.: 1937.Arnold Guyot. The Earth and Man; Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography, in its Relation to the History of Mankind. Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1873.Gerald Broughton, Lowrey, Jr. “Benton MacKaye’s Appalachian Trail as a Cultural Symbol.” ...

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #7

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Identifier: MSS 18-04
Content Description This collection is an addition to the David M. Sherman collection, concerning the Appalachian Trail. For more information, please see:

MSS 03-03 David M. Sherman MSS 03-07 David M. Sherman, Add. #1 MSS 04-03 David M. Sherman, Add. #2 MSS 04-08 David M. Sherman, Add. #3 SM 07-01 David M. Sherman, Add. #4 SM 10-06 David M. Sherman, Add. #5 MSS 15-5 David M. Sherman, Add. #6

David O. Belcher Memorial Collection

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Identifier: SM 18-01
Content Description Materials documenting remembrances of David O. Belcher, including programs from the memorial service, a copy of House Resolution 1095 passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in honor of Dr. Belcher, remembrances from university leaders, and local newspapers.

Delmar Baxter Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 86-01
Scope and Contents Bound manuscript copy of the play "The Great Smokies," written by Delmar Baxter.

Deluxe Quartet of Western Carolina Teachers College (Record Album)

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Identifier: SM 95-1
Contents One (1) 78 rpm record album of The Deluxe Quartet of Western Carolina Teachers College (as identified on the record's audio portion; the record's handwritten label lists the "Faculty Quartet"). The quartet consisted of WCTC departmental faculty, W.E. Bird (English), Tyson Cathey (Geography), Tom Houts (Philosophy), and Florian Lindberg (Music). The three selections are the songs "Viva La Compagnie" and "There is a Tavern in the Town," plus a spoken word segment as the third track. Recorded...

Dever Family

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Identifier: SM 80-14
Scope and Contents Nathaniel Dever (also spelled Deaver) was of French descent and came to Buncombe County, NC, probably in the 1790s. The family later migrated to Illinois and then Missouri, where Nathaniel died. His three daughters returned to North Carolina with their uncle, William, while their mother remarried and moved with her two sons to Texas. One of the daughters who returned to North Carolina married Abraham Wiggins, while another daughter married T.J. Cooper. Both these families settled in Graham...

Dillard Love Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-05
Scope and Contents Dillard Love was a Macon County, NC, official. His official title is unknown. He held office from 1825 to 1838.The collection includes legal papers relating to a lawsuit filed by Dillard Love against William Parker, Constable of Haywood County, NC, for non-payment of returned warrants: the promissory notes, bonds and warrants evidencing the lawsuit; and summons and jury payment vouchers for the trial. Also included are school vouchers for payment to teachers, property tax reports...

Doris Davis Papers

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Identifier: SM 00-06
Contents Three (3) portraits of "Father," "Mother," and "Child." The pictures may represent Newt and Emma Browning, but positive identification has not been confirmed.

Dr. Robert Mayo Failing Collection

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Identifier: MSS 03-07

Dr. Rodney L. and Janie Leftwich Collection

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Identifier: MSS 06-04
Content Description Papers of Dr. Rodney L. Leftwich, educator and head of Western Carolina University’s “division of fine arts, industrial technology and home economics,” and of Mrs. Janie Leftwich, educator and “assistant professor” of Western Carolina University’s “art department,” and of their family. Materials include, but not limited to, Dr. Leftwich’s educational career and contributions; photographs, notably of Western Carolina University (WCU) industrial technology classes and activities,...

Dr. William L. Kirkpatrick Collection

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Identifier: MSS 91-3
Content Description The collection contains some medical appointment books, medical record books, and Mrs. Kirkpatrick's "diary." There is also a medical textbook for practitioners and advanced students.

Drs. McGuire Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-12
Content Description Records and memorabilia of Drs. McGuire, early dentists of Jackson County, NC.

Drs. McGuire Ledgers, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 94-10
Content Description Three ledgers of Dr. Daisy Zachary McGuire. For additional information see, "Drs. McGuire," MSS 81-12. Contents Item 1: Ledger [inside cover]: "Miss Daisy Zachary / Anderson / S.C. / Oct. 29 1900 / Miss Daisy Zachary / Anderson / Oct 29 1900" [cover]: "Oct 29 1900 / Daisy McGuire / 1904"Item 2: Ledger [inside cover]: Dr Daisy McGuire [twice] / Jan, 09 / Jan. 8, 10 1911 [etc.]Item 3: ...

Duenner-Young Families

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Identifier: MSS 80-10
Content Description The collection concerns two families, the Young family of Bakersville, NC, and the Duenner family of Knoxville, TN.Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection, particularly letters from Frederick Otto ("Fritz") Duenner to his stepmother, Ella Young Duenner (the link between two families). The letters begin in 1898, just after Fritz Duenner had graduated from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, and gone "on the road" in search of jobs as a civil engineer. Duenner's...

E. D. Penland Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-1
Content Description Examination questions and/or academic papers (thirty-three items), grade reports (fourteen items), and a Teachers' First Grade Certificate of Mr. E.D. Penland from the Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School, for the years 1906-1908.

E.B. Monteith/International Coatings Collection

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Identifier: SM 03-08
Content Description The collection consists of two items. The first is a shipping statement page reading, “This Package From E.B. Monteith, Dillsboro, N. Car. ‘The Best Place to Trade.’ Peters Diamond Brand Shoes. Solid Leather Footwear. Thank You – Call Again.” The second item is a set of fabric samples inside a binder for overcoatings with the name International Coatings, Custom Service. Handwritten on the cover is “E.B. Montieth [sic], Dillsboro, N.C. 3 – 21- 33 (March 21, 1933). Inside the...

Economic Development Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce) Reports

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Identifier: MSS 83-04
Scope and Contents Contains technical assistance profiles, economic evaluations, and feasibility studies of cities, counties, groups, associations, organizations and geographical regions. Studies cover the states of Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.CONTAINER AND FOLDER LISTINGMSS 83-4.1 Reports # 1-30 MSS 83-4.2 Reports # 31-62 MSS 83-4.3 Reports # 53-96...

Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-13
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence (1894-1895) from W.D. Wike, editor of the Tuckaseigee Democrat, concerning his experiences in Texas and his travels in Jackson County, NC. Also included are four articles written by Mrs. Sutton: "Cullowhee - Its Beginning" (1949); "My Father - William Dallas Wike, His Life and Letters" (1958); "History of Cullowhee Methodist Church" (1961); and, "History of W.D. Wike Home" (1970). Mrs. Sutton also published articles in the Webster Historical Society's...

Edgar Purdom Collection

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Identifier: MSS 17-06
Content Description These photographs were taken by Edgar S. Purdom. Born in 1900, Purdom opened a custom furniture shop in Wayah Valley, near Franklin, NC, in 1946. He was a hobby photographer and made these photographs in Western North Carolina. There are 56 photographs in the series. Purdom retired in 1968 and passed away in Lake County, Florida in 1987.

Edmonston / Kelly Families Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-5
Content Description Correspondence (c. 1860-1865) of the Edmonston and Kelly families, particularly letters from R.P. Kelly, Ben Edmonston, and T.B. Edmonston -- serving as soldiers in the Civil War -- to family members in Haywood County, North Carolina, notably Dorothy Edmonston Kelly; additional correspondents include Maggie Edmonston and A. MacDowell. Also included are photographs and supporting research on the families and the individual items in the collection.

Elbert F. Watson Ledger

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Identifier: SM 97-02
Content Description Ledger (8½ inches x 14 inches) maintained by Elbert F. Watson (1843-1942), notary public of Hamburg Township, Jackson County, North Carolina. Ledger entries of civil and criminal actions date primarily between 1883 - 1903.

Elizabeth Wheeler

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Identifier: SM 80-03
Scope and Contents The one item in this collection is a fifty-page legal document entitled "Abstract of Title to the Realty Holdings of the Cullowhee Mining and Reduction Company, Situated, Lying, and Being in Jackson County, North Carolina," prepared by Coleman C. Cowan, an attorney from Webster, NC. The document is dated April 14, 1906, and is a summary of the history of titles to six tracts of land owned by the mining company.

Erosophian Star Papers

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Identifier: SM 95-02
Content Description A handwritten, twelve page document (c. 1910s) entitled "The Erosophian Star," and which concerns the Erosophian Literary Society of the Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School (Cullowhee, North Carolina).

Fain Family

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Identifier: MSS 80-21
Content Description The collection consists of papers relating to the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, especially Mercer Fain (1820-1893) and his sons, John E. Fain and Alfred Allen Fain. Mercer Fain settled in Murphy, NC, around 1839. He was an attorney, land speculator, merchant, and a Confederate leader during the Civil War. He was also a railroad promoter and the first president of the Georgia & North Carolina Railroad, a narrow gauge line from Marietta, GA, which reached Murphy in 1888.

Family Life Council Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-60
Content Description The Family Life Council is a nonprofit organization which exists as a forum for discussing needs and providing information about available services concerning family life and problems. A chapter was organized in Jackson County, NC, in 1978. The collection contains photographs depicting family life in western North Carolina from 1965 to 1980, submitted in the Family Life Council Photo Contest. There is a cassette tape recording of interviews with western North Carolina families, to be used...

Felix Alley Collection

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Identifier: MSS 81-08
Scope and Contents Felix E. Alley (1873-1958) served as judge of the North Carolina Superior Court for the 20th District (1933 - 1948).Alley was born July 5, 1873, in Cashiers, NC, the youngest of ten children. He attended Cullowhee High School, Cullowhee, NC, and later acted as the school's legal counselor. Prior to his appointment as judge, he taught school in Qualla, NC, served as clerk of superior court in Jackson County, NC, and served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1905). He...