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Identifier: SM 86-02
Content Description The collection consists of eleven (11) maps concerning the Cherokee Indians, especially that part of the Cherokee Nation in north Georgia in the 1830s. There is also a list of changes in Cherokee population and property holdings as reflected in the censuses of 1809 and 1824.
Dates: 1985 - 1986
Identifier: MSS 03-07
Dates: 1948 - 1952
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,...
Dates: 1954 - 2001
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.
Dates: 1928 - 1945
Identifier: MSS 81-12
Content Description Records and memorabilia of Drs. McGuire, early dentists of Jackson County, NC.
Dates: 1900 - 1971
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: ...
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...
Dates: 1891 - 1908
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.
Dates: 1906 - 1908
Identifier: SM 80-46
Content Description Commemorative envelopes and newspaper clippings concerning the ride conducted from Asheville, North Carolina, to Newport, Tennessee, in June 1967, known as Operation Conestoga.
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...
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...
Dates: 1964 - 1981
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...
Dates: 1892 - 1978
Identifier: SM 89-02
Content Description The collection consists of (1) a handwritten 1854 agreement between W. Hamilton Bryson and a Jackson County, North Carolina, public school committee for Bryson to teach school, and (2) a copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Poems and Ballads (New York: Worthington Co., 1890) presented to Professor W. Dallas Wike by the faculty and students of Cullowhee High School in 1901 upon his retirement as "teacher-in-charge."
Dates: 1854 - 1901
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.
Dates: 1946 - 1987
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.
Dates: 1860 - 1865
Identifier: SM 89-01
Content Description Five deeds and land grants concerning the Jackson County and Macon County, North Carolina, area.
Dates: 1856 - 1907
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.
Dates: 1883 - 1903
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.
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).
Identifier: SM 85-07
Content Description The collection contains a journal of court cases for Jackson County, North Carolina, especially the Cashiers Valley region.
Dates: 1884 - 1894
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.
Dates: 1832 - 1917
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...
Dates: 1965 - 1980
Identifier: SM 81-11
Content Description Seven (7) photographs from the 1980 Family Life Council Photo Contest.
Identifier: SM 85-03
Content Description The collection contains two separate items: (1) a letter from M.C. Hemphill to Mrs. Leary Phillips of Andrews, Cherokee County, North Carolina, and dated November 28, 1893; and (2) a page from a pupil register for a Jackson County Public School district, for August 6, 1888. The last item lists the School Committee as John Crawford, R.L. Watson, and L. J. Smith.
A photograph flyer for Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School c. 1922-1924, is housed in University Archives.
A photograph flyer for Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School c. 1922-1924, is housed in University Archives.
Dates: 1888 - 1893
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...
Dates: 1910 - 1952
Identifier: MSS 11-02
Scope and Contents Records of the First United Methodist Church of Sylva, North Carolina, including, but not limited to, correspondence; meeting minutes, including Board of Stewards, Pilgrim Class, Anne Cowan Circle, Women's Society of Christian Service, Missionary Society, Women's Society, Woman's Home Mission Society, Wesleyan Service Guild; Quarterly Conference Records Books; Sunday School Record Books; financial records; membership information; memorabilia; church histories; architecture and remodeling;...
Dates: 1888 - 1905
Identifier: SM 03-02
Content Description Ten (10) photographs featuring the aftermath of the flood of August 30, 1940, in the vicinity of Cullowhee, N.C. Two of the pictures show the flood waters before they had receded, and were taken near the bridge across the Tuckaseigee River at Cullowhee on old N.C. Highway 107. Four of the pictures show the damage to the bridge after the waters had begun to recede. One picture shows a temporary wooden plank bridge at Cullowhee across the river. Three pictures show the countryside around...
Identifier: MSS 80-78
Scope and Contents This collection contains several partial notebooks without covers, hand-written. Nagy (January 16, 1913 – August 26, 1977) was a professor of history at Western Carolina University."These are - to the best of my memory, 'The Folk Lore of Hungary' [sic], written by Gaza Nagy in his own handwriting. They are separated because he had to leave them behind when he escaped from the Communist regime after World War II…. Mailed to him, a few at a time, by his sister Emelia (Emi) Lajos...
Dates: 1930 - 1969
Identifier: MSS 94-03
Scope and Contents Fifty-nine (59) maps dating from circa 1930 - 1972 of the Fontana Mining Corporation, Cities Service Minerals Corporation, or other corporate operations, and featuring the area of the Fontana Mines (North Carolina) and/or the physical layout of the mines. Featured areas include Eagle Creek, Swain County, N.C. Also included in the collection are four (4) tonnage sheets for 1932-1933.
Dates: 1930 - 1972
Identifier: MSS 16-04
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials from Frank and Joan Brooks Plemmons time at Western Carolina College in the 1950s and some materials from the fifty year reunion of the Western Carolina class of 1958.There are two scrapbooks compiled by Joan Mildred Brooks entitled: “My Freshman Year at W.C.C., 1954-1955” and “1955-1956: Sophomore Year at WCC” respectively. The scrapbooks include report cards, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings from Joan’s time at Western....
Dates: 1954 - 2008
- Correspondence 94
- Photographs 77
- Clippings (information artifacts) 75
- Manuscripts (documents) 40
- Legal instruments 30
- Publications (documents) 30
- Newsletters 26
- Genealogies (histories) 24
- Scrapbooks 24
- 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