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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...
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...
Dates: 1838 - 1931
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...
Dates: 1825 - 1943
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.
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 This collection has two main parts. The first consists of commemorative envelopes and newspaper clippings concerning the ride conducted from Asheville, North Carolina, to Newport, Tennessee, in June 1967, known as Operation Conestoga.The second part contains deeds, indentures, land grants, and surveys. Most of the items are from Anson County, NC, but there are some from Haywood County and Buncombe County (both NC), and Greene County, TN. Also in the collection is a pledge for money...
Dates: 1774 - 1967
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 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 12-01
Content Description The collection consists of two (2) letters concerning the Fisher family of Jackson County, North Carolina. The first letter is from Wm. Gilleland, Jefferson, Georgia, to James Fisher and Mary Gilleland Fisher (“Dear brother and sister”), Scotts Creek, North Carolina, dated June 6, 1859; the second letter is from J.J. Allen, Camp 25 Regiment, Weldon, North Carolina, to M.A. [Minerva Adeline] Fisher (“Dear Sister”), dated February 22, 1864.
Dates: 1859 - 1864
- Correspondence 96
- Photographs 80
- Clippings (information artifacts) 74
- Manuscripts (documents) 40
- Publications (documents) 36
- Legal instruments 29
- Newsletters 27
- Reports 25
- Genealogies (histories) 24
- Scrapbooks 24
- Minutes (administrative records) 22
- Financial records 20
- Programs (documents) 20
- Postcards 19
- Ledgers (account books) 18
- Receipts (financial records) 18
- Business records 17
- Brochures 15
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 15
- Articles 14 ∧ less
- North Carolina Art Education Association 13
- Bird, William Ernest 6
- Western Carolina Teachers College 6
- Love, Robert, 1760-1845 5
- Paulk, William 5
- Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 4
- Battle, John Bascombe, 1897-2000 3
- Cullowhee High School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 3
- Cullowhee State Normal School (Cullowhee, N.C.) 3
- Rotary Club of Sylva (Sylva, N.C.) 3
- Thomas, William Holland, 1805-1893 3
- Witt, Peter Nikolaus 3
- Bartram Trail Society 2
- Browder, Nathaniel C., 1904- 2
- Camp, Cordelia, 1884-1973 2
- Cathey, Joseph, 1803-1874 2
- Collins, Pauline P. 2
- Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 25th 2
- Cox, Thomas A. (Thomas Augustus), 1863- 2
- Davies, Daniel David, 1826-1920 2 ∧ less