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First United Methodist Church, Sylva

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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;...

Flood of 1940, Cullowhee Collection

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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...

Folk Lore of Hungary by Gaza Nagy

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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...

Fontana Mine Maps

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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.

Frank and Joan Plemmons

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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....

Fred Biddix Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-01
Scope and Contents The collection contains financial records of the Spruce Pine Lumber Company (NC), including bank records, receipts, promissory notes, payroll ledgers, and tax forms. There are eleven ledger books containing financial information on the company, covering the period 1926-1947. Also in the collection are pamphlets, brochures, and booklets on the construction industry and issues of the Tri County News (Spruce Pine, NC; Burnsville, NC).

George Job Huntley Papers

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Identifier: MSS 95-10
Content Description The collection contains forty-five (45) letters written by George Job Huntley during his service in the Confederate army.

George Masa Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-29
Content Description The George Masa collection is divided into the following groups: photographs and photo-albums, postcards, newspaper clipping notebooks, and books.The major grouping is the newspaper clipping notebooks, mainly taken from the Asheville Citizen during Masa's Asheville period. These notebooks concern the Cherokee Indians, lumbering, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and western North Carolina themes.The photographs are of western North Carolina scenes, including a...

George Washington Carver / Slagle Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 98-1
Content Description Twenty-five (25) pieces of correspondence from George Washington Carver to Mrs. Jesse Henry (Margaret Gillispie) Slagle and Dr. Thomas Dickey (Dick) Slagle, dating from 1924 - 1936. Also, twenty-two (22) mail envelopes accompanying the correspondence; a letter concerning the Siler family and Rev. Deal; clippings; and three (3) pamphlets printed in 1924 ("Studies with Phytosterols," "Experiment Station Record," "Some Natural Violet Hybrids of North America").

Gideon Laney Collection

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Identifier: MSS 18-03
Content Description This collection concerns the photography of Gideon Laney (December 22, 1889-February 16, 1976), of Brasstown, in Clay County, NC. He served in France during World War I, and returned to North Carolina after his discharge in 1919. In 1924, he married Martha Creech Ison, and their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, was born in 1925. Martha died in 1929, leaving Gideon to raise their young daughter. Gideon began taking photographs with a borrowed camera after his wife’s death, in an...

Glenn Tucker Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-48
Content Description A book dealing with Confederate General Longstreet was incomplete at Tucker's death, and the research notes and unfinished manuscript are in the collection. Additional items include a manuscript on Thomas Clingman and Civil War-related notes and materials. The collection contains book drafts, research notes, book reviews, correspondence and miscellaneous personal material.

Gordon B. McKinney Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-47
Content Description The collection consists of a typescript and galley proofs of Gordon McKinney's book, Southern Mountain Republicans, 1865-1900: Politics and the Appalachian Community, (University of North Carolina Press, 1978).Also included in the collection are research and draft notes of several published articles by McKinney on politics in Appalachia. The articles are:"The Mountain Republican Party-Army," Tennessee Historical Quarterly, 32."The Rise of the Hawk Machine...

Grace Hall Brown

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Identifier: SM 80-01
Content Description The collection consists of an eight page manuscript entitled "The Story of the Robert Brown Family of Jackson County, North Carolina" by Grace Hall Brown of Cullowhee, NC.The study begins with Robert Brown's arrival from England at the port of Charleston, SC, in 1740. Brown first moved to Cleveland County, NC, where he married the daughter of a former North Carolina governor, Clyde R. Hoey (after whom Hoey Auditorium on the Western Carolina University (WCU) campus is named). He...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Radio Program (1937) Collection

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Identifier: SM 11-04
Content Description Typescript entitled “The Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a Summer Laboratory, Radio Program over WSM, Nashville, January 22nd, 1937, by Students and Members of Faculty of Western Carolina Teachers College, Cullowhee, N.C.” The item contains a title page, a page listing “Broadcast Personnel,” and ten pages of the radio program. For a variant, printed version of this program see, Western Carolina Teachers College Bulletin, Supplement to Vol. XIII, No. 5, January, 1937.

Greystone Hotel, Gatlinburg, 1946 (Brochure)

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Identifier: SM 06-05
Scope and Contents Brochure for the Hotel Greystone, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, dated 1946. The brochure includes a map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park featuring the pre-1943 park boundary.

H. G. Hall Papers

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Identifier: SM 00-08
Contents Account book: 1844 - 1849. Picture of Sgt. J.L. Hall in uniform: c. World War I. Books: Boy Scout handbook; The Children's Own Reader Book 4; Appleton's School Reader -- Fifth Reader; The Captives of Abb's Valley; The Ladies Almanac, 1963; The Ladies Almanac, 1965; The Elementary spelling Book; Stoddard's American Intellectual Arithmetic; McGuffey's New 2nd Eclectic Reader; Portrait of "Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Taylor (filed as oversize)...

H. T. Hunter Papers

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Identifier: MSS 02-04
Content Description Papers of Dr. H.T. Hunter (1883 - 1947), educator and president of Western Carolina Teachers College (formerly Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School and Cullowhee State Normal School, now Western Carolina University; 1923 - 1947).

Hampton/Patterson Families Collection

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Identifier: MSS 91-4
Content Description Correspondence, land deeds, promissory notes and other legal documents, and financial records covering the period 1812-1939 for the Hampton and Patterson families of Yancey and Jackson counties and the neighboring area of western North Carolina. James W. Patterson and Ezikeil H. Hampton are mentioned frequently in the documents.

Hand Clay Company Papers

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Identifier: SM 92-1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of: certificates for shares of the capital stock of the Hand Clay Company of Canton, North Carolina, dated 1916-1920; a 1916 agreement between the Hand Clay Company and Harris Clay Company appointing the latter as agent; a 1920 lease agreement between Hand Clay Company and Harris Clay Company; and two leases between the Long family and Harris Clay Company dated 1923 and 1925.

Harold Dellenger

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Identifier: SM 80-07
Content Description Deed for eight (8) acres of land in Burke County, NC, to C.A. Cook. The deed was dated April 3, 1915, signed April 5, and recorded and filed on May 5, 1916. The land is in the Lower Forke Township, on Upper Forke River. A description of the land is included, but reference to a plat of land in the deed is not attached.

Harris Clay Co./Harris-Rees Tannery (Dillsboro, NC)

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Identifier: MSS 80-63
Scope and Contents The collection contains business correspondence of the Harris Clay Co., which was owned and operated by C. J. Harris, and of the Harris-Rees Tanning Co., of which C.J. Harris was president and Harold B. Rees was vice president.The Harris Clay Co., located in Dillsboro, NC, sold and distributed clay to china (porcelain) companies throughout the United States.The Harris-Rees Tanning Co. was started in 1902 and was located in Sylva, NC. The company processed oak leather...

Harshaw Family Collection

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Identifier: SM 80-58
Scope and Contents The Harshaw family settled in Cherokee County, NC, in 1838. In that year, three brothers, John, Joshua, and Abram Harshaw located in the county. Most of the materials in the collection concern Abram Harshaw and his son Abram McDowell Harshaw. The Harshaws were businessmen and farmers. Abram and his descendants were reputed to be the largest slave owners in Cherokee County.The collection contains two account books. One book is not identified but probably belonged to Abram...

Helen M. Godwin Papers, add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 90-1
Content Description This addition to the Helen Godwin collection contains five short articles and two longer manuscripts. The articles are: (1) Mother (2) Billie and Nannie (3) Maxwell Orphanage (4) Snakes in my Life (5) A Beautiful Memory "Early Schools of Southwestern North Carolina" concerns highlights of Helen Godwin's teaching career in Jackson and Macon counties. She elaborated on the hardships and conditions that she encountered from the time she...

Helene Powner Mann Collection

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Identifier: MSS 86-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eight posters illustrating common psychological problems through symbolism. Also included are three prints/drawings and a mosaic of a Pacific scene.

A newspaper, the Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC) centennial edition, for June, 1959, and four maps (i.e. Native Dwellings of the Pacific Area, Art Forms of the Pacific Area, The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific, and Economy of the Pacific) have been placed in Special Collections Printed Documents.

Henry and William Wilson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-75
Scope and Contents William Wilson (1831-1910) was a Cullowhee, NC, landowner and member of the "Noble Nine," the first board of trustees of Cullowhee High School (later Western Carolina University).Much of the collection consists of land deeds and descriptions, promissory notes, and legal papers. The land deeds are in the general Cullowhee area, although some extend into Macon County, NC. The promissory notes were held mostly by the Wilson family.Also included is some family...

Higdon Family Association Collection

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Identifier: MSS 10-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials of the Higdon Family Association, including scrapbooks, newsletters, membership lists, and related material. The Higdon Family Association is an organization dedicated to studying Higdon family genealogy, along with related family genealogy. The group was founded in 1975 in Franklin, N.C.



More information can be found at their website, www.higdonfamily.org.

Hilton Norton / Central House Records

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Identifier: SM 96-03
Scope and Contents Two (2) accounts/ledger books from the Central House, Highlands, N.C. [each book c. 5¼ inches x 11½ inches]: (1) "D. Norton's book, Nov. 1 of 1889," with entries for 1889-1906 (not consecutive); 90 pages, of which the first forty pages are hand-numbered in upper margins; and (2) "Record Book, 1890," with entries for 1889-1899 (not consecutive); 96 pages, hand-numbered in upper margins. One (1) copy of Fred B. Rhodes's The Old Edwards Inn and Central House: A...

Hiram C. Wilburn, Add. # 1

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Identifier: MSS 87-02
Scope and Contents Printed material, chiefly pertaining to dealing mainly with western North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

History of Transylvania County Manuscript

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Identifier: SM 80-23
Content Description Legible photocopied. Scope and Contents Ora L. Jones, local historian, genealogist, and newspaperman, of Transylvania County, NC, wrote his history of the county in a series of articles published in the Brevard News and the Asheville Citizen.The manuscripts in this collection are photocopies of his articles in the News, November 25, 1916, (an incomplete copy) and in the Asheville Citizen, beginning on January 7, 1917, and continuing...

Horace Kephart Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-24
Content Description The collection was given as a gift to Western Carolina Teachers College by the executor of Kephart's will, with other items donated by Kephart's son, George Kephart. Dr. William E. Bird and Hiram C. Wilburn were instrumental in obtaining the collection for a museum they wanted to start. The collection was then loaned to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for approximately twenty years, and returned to Western Carolina University in 1973. The collection contains correspondence, periodicals...