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Fisher Family Letters Collection

Identifier: SM 12-01
Content Description The collection consists of three (3) Civil War 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 H. A. (Harlen A.) Boone, captain in the 25th North Carolina Regiment at Kinston, N.C., to L.F. Fisher, dated May 20, 1862. The third letter is from J.J. Allen, Camp 25...
Dates: 1859 - 1864

Flood of 1940, Cullowhee Collection

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...
Dates: 1940

Folk Lore of Hungary by Gaza Nagy

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

Fontana Mine Maps

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

Frank and Joan Plemmons

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

Frank Fry Collection

Identifier: MSS 19-03
Content Description

This collection contains photographs by Frank Emmett Fry (December 13, 1877 - February 12, 1939) of Swain County, NC. Some of the images in the collection depict Hewitt and the surrounding area. Also of note are images of Bryson City, NC, in Swain County.

Dates: 1900 - 1920

Fred Biddix Collection

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).

Dates: 1926 - 1965

George Herring Papers

Identifier: MSS 23-03
Content Description George D. Herring (1911-1999) was a professor of English at Western Carolina University from 1954 to 1977. He was known for his eccentric personal style and teaching methods, particularly his "Everyman Lecture." The George Herring Papers consist of his writings, predominantly manuscripts and drafts for 4 novels, as well as poetry, essays, short stories, notes and notebooks, clippings, and correspondence. His writings were never published. Some items in Box 3 are from de-accessioned...
Dates: 1961 - 1999

George Job Huntley Papers

Identifier: MSS 95-10
Content Description

The collection contains forty-six (46) letters written by George Job Huntley during his service in the Confederate army.

Dates: 1861 - 1863

George Masa Collection

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...
Dates: 1915 - 1934

George Washington Carver Collection

Identifier: SM 81-05
Content Description George Washington Carver (1864?-1943) served as Director of Agriculture at Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama and taught there for 47 years. He was a prominent African American agricultural scientist and inventor and was a leader in promoting environmentalism. In 1923, Carver met Thomas Dickey (Dick) Slagle (1905-1971) when he came to lecture at Blue Ridge Assembly near Black Mountain. Slagle, who was enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill, was there representing a student group and...
Dates: 1924 - 1978

Gideon Laney Collection

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...
Dates: 1923 - 1990

Glenn Tucker Papers

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.

Dates: 1939 - 1976

Gordon B. McKinney Collection

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...
Dates: 1843 - 1978

Gordon Mercer Radio Broadcasts Collection

Identifier: MSS 05-04
Content Description Radio programs hosted by Dr. Gordon Mercer, a former WCU professor in political science and public policy, entitled "Citizens Making A Difference.” The programs originally aired on WFSC-AM (1050) in Franklin and feature Dr. Mercer in conversation with community leaders from a variety of community organizations.This collection consists of thirteen programs on thirteen compact discs.Air Date: June 18, 2005 Community Leader: Hank Schuler Community Organization: ...
Dates: 2005-06-18 - 2005-09-17

Grace Hall Brown

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...
Dates: 1968

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Radio Program (1937) Collection

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.

Dates: 1937

Great Smoky Mountains Railway Collection

Identifier: MSS 13-07
Content Description The Great Smoky Mountains Railway was a railway which operated in western North Carolina, and was founded in 1988, as a tourist railroad. The railway originally operated on 67 miles of track between Dillsboro and Murphy, which was the western portion of the route known as the "Murphy Branch." The Murphy Branch operated between Asheville and Murphy, N.C., in the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th century. In 1988, the state of North Carolina purchased the Murphy Branch from...
Dates: 1988 - 2008

Greystone Hotel, Gatlinburg, 1946 (Brochure)

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.

Dates: 1946

H. G. Hall Papers

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)...
Dates: 1844 - 1965

H. T. Hunter Papers

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).

Dates: 1915 - 1947

Hampton/Patterson Families Collection

Identifier: MSS 91-04
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.

Dates: 1812 - 1939

Hand Clay Company Papers

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.

Dates: 1916 - 1925

Harold Dellenger

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.

Dates: 1916

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

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...
Dates: 1896 - 1902

Harris Tannery Collection

Identifier: SM 87-02
Content Description

A portion of the by-laws of the Harris Tannery Company, and four (4) business letters relating to the company.

Dates: 1915

Harshaw Family Collection

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...
Dates: 1864 - 1890

Haywood County Justice Docket (1883)

Identifier: SM 85-13
Content Description

Justice Docket for the township of Waynesville in Haywood County, North Carolina, for the year 1883. The docket lists court cases, the complaint, judgment, and fees.

Dates: 1883

Hazel Scarborough Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-37
Scope and Contents The collection contains several groups of correspondence, most of which concerns relatives of Hazel Scarborough. These groups are:Auyer (Ayer) Cole, Asheville, NC:., letters to his family during World War I service: 1917-1918.William B. Simpson, Weaverville, NC: , letters to his family during his military service in Korea: 1953.E. C. Cole family, Asheville, NC: ., correspondence & papers: 1914-1918.E. W. Roberts family, Asheville, NC,...
Dates: 1891 - 1977

Helen Moses Godwin Collection

Identifier: SM 88-01
Content Description Helen Godwin was a young school teacher in rural Macon County, North Carolina, in the early 1900s. The collection includes some drafts of articles about her experiences at Western Carolina Teachers College and a few other articles about education and mountain life as well as pages from an incomplete draft of "Early Schools of Southwestern North Carolina." The collection also contains a brief transcript of a radio show Helen was on as well as 21 photographic negatives and prints depicting her...
Dates: 1900 - 1990