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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

Helene Powner Mann Collection

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.

Dates: 1940

Henry and William Wilson Collection

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...
Dates: 1822 - 1909

Higdon Family Association Collection

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,

Dates: 1975 - 2010

Higdon Family Collection

Identifier: SM 80-56
Content Description William Hoffman Higdon (1816-1903) was born in Madison County, but raised in the Caney Fork section of Jackson County, N.C.; he later moved to Macon County. He served in the Home Guard during the Civil War, and was subsequently known as Major Higdon. The collection contains a biography of Higdon, and correspondence of Thomas Bragg Higdon, his wife Pattie Rich Higdon, and her brother Samuel L. Rich. The correspondence concerns family matters. There are photographs of Major Higdon and other...
Dates: 1816 - 1901

Hilton Norton / Central House Records

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...
Dates: 1889 - 1906

Hiram C. Wilburn Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-17
Content Description Hiram C. Wilburn was the principal surveyor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and unofficial founder of the Park museum.Wilburn was born February 28, 1880, in Union, SC. He graduated from Clemson College in 1908, with a degree in agriculture. From 1908-1916, he taught school and served as a high school principal in Union, SC. After this he owned and operated a farming and general supply store in Union. In 1925, Wilburn moved to North Carolina, where he found work as a...
Dates: 1829 - 1962

History of Transylvania County Manuscript

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...
Dates: 1893 - 1917

Horace Kephart and Laura Mack Kephart Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 12-05
Content Description This collection concerns author and naturalist Horace Kephart (1862-1931) and the Kephart family, including his wife, Laura Mack Kephart (1862-1954) and their children. This collection contains:Correspondence from Horace Kephart’s father, Isaiah, chiefly concerning Kephart family genealogy; Correspondence between Kephart and his children; Correspondence and related material concerning a proposed brigade of “Sharpshooters” that Kephart attempted to organize...
Dates: 1873 - 2016

Horace Kephart Collection

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,...
Dates: 1886-1948

Hubert Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree Collection

Identifier: MSS 87-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Mountain Youth Jamboree, an annual performing arts event in Asheville, NC, where young people from the Southeast gathered to learn and perform folk music, dance, and song. Hubert Hayes founded the Jamboree in 1948. After his death, in 1964, Hayes’s widow, Leona Hayes, continued to run the gathering until its end. The last Mountain Youth Jamboree, which was held in April 1973. It was concluded with a trip to England to the International Folk...
Dates: 1914 - 1984

Huger Elliott Collection

Identifier: SM 83-08
Content Description Huger Elliott (1877-1948), an art lecturer and educator, was born in Sewanee, Tennessee, to John Barnwell and Harriett Lucas (Huger) Elliott. After receiving a degree in architecture and studying the fine arts, Elliott worked at various institutions as a director and administrator of educational programs. Among his recreational pursuits were sketching, gardening and travel. He died at Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and was survived by two sisters, Misses Charlotte Barnwell Elliott and Esther...
Dates: 1898 - 1916

Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-25
Scope and Contents Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) was a native of Charleston, SC. He was a lawyer, founding editor of the Southern Review (1828-1832), and a politician. He served in the South Carolina General Assembly (1820-1822; 1824-1830) and was South Carolina’s attorney general (1830-1832). On the national scene, he was charge d'affaires to Brussels (1832-1836), a member of the United States House of Representatives (1837-1839), and United States Attorney General (1841-1843), in the cabinet of...
Dates: 1816 - 1861

Hunter and Weaver Families Collection

Identifier: MSS 06-12
Content Description Papers, photographs, and other documentation concerning the Hunter and Weaver families of western North Carolina, primarily from the 1890s into the 1960s. The materials include, but are not limited to, correspondence; photographs, photo-albums, and lantern slides; publications and writings on the histories of the Hunter and Weaver families; scrapbooks and memorabilia, including newspaper clippings and articles; military records, World War II correspondence, and memorabilia, notably of Miss...
Dates: 1805 - 2001

Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal Scrapbook

Identifier: SM 09-01
Scope and Contents This collection contains a scrapbook by Ila Champion, who was a student at Cullowhee State Normal School (later Western Carolina University).Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal ScrapbookScrapbook with Cullowhee State Normal School logo on cover. Contains clippings (see below), memorabilia concerning campus events, graduation name cards, programs (see below), correspondence, and ephemera.Clippings"Cullowhee Legally Becomes Teachers College,...
Dates: 1928 - 1934

Imogene Herron Nielson Papers

Identifier: SM 10-10
Content Description

Typescript by Imogene Herron Nielsen entitled “Memories of Western Carolina Teachers College, 1931 – 1933” about her experiences at the institution.

Dates: 1986-10-21

Indian Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS 81-16
Content Description The collection consists of a elective series of oral interviews copied by Dr. Theda Perdue for her book, Nations Remembered: An Oral History of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1865-1907.The interviews were originally assembled under the Works Progress Administration Project S-149, sponsored jointly by the University of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society with headquarters at Muskogee during the 1930s.The project was conceived and carried on primarily with the...
Dates: 1937 - 1938

Ira Rogers, Jr. Collection

Identifier: SM 80-04
Scope and Contents

The one item in this collection is a photocopy of a bill of sale for a farm sold by Jeremiah Wardrep to William Burton Wiggins, both of Cherokee County, NC. The statement describes the location of the farm, terms of the sale, and is dated July 20, 1885.

William Burton Wiggins was the son of Abraham Wiggins and Margaret Deaver (also spelled Dever).

Dates: 1855

J. B. Lawson Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-54
Content Description

James Brownlow Lawson (1862 - 1941) was a political figure, park ranger, and sheriff in Tennessee and Colorado. From 1926 to 1938, while living in Sevierville, TN, Lawson corresponded with Ms. Maidee Adams of Memphis, TN. His letters recite stories and anecdotes of his family and ancestry.

The newspaper clippings relate to Lawson's political campaigns in Sevierville. Other materials include genealogies of the Lawson and Bird (or Byrd) families.

Dates: 1926 - 1965

J. D. McRorie Papers

Identifier: MSS 00-05
Content Description

Photographs appearing in, or considered for, The History of Jackson County, edited by Max Williams, and published by The Jackson County Historical Society, Sylva, 2001.

Dates: 1986-1987

J. Ramsey Buchanan Collection

Identifier: SM 81-04
Content Description

The items in the collection relate to the history of Webster, N.C., and include land grants (1858 - 1873), an undated African-American sermon, and the terms of a court compromise in a land suit.

For additional information, see the Webster Historical Society collection (MSS 80-61).

Dates: 1858 - 1884

J. V. A. Moore Collection

Identifier: SM 80-34
Content Description

The collection contains as manuscript account of the history of Clay County, North Carolina. The manuscript is essentially in an outline form, with several sections more detailed than others.

Included are biographies of influential men and families of the area, the development of industry and transportation, farming methods, slavery, recreation and wildlife, stock raising, and diet of the people.

Dates: 1954

Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick Papers

Identifier: MSS 02-02
Content Description Publications and research materials of Jack Frederick Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, including, but not limited to, handwritten manuscripts, translations, drafts, galleys, publications. Materials relate to books and articles by the Kilpatricks, including, but not limited to The Book of Haggai, Chronicles of Wolftown, Eastern Cherokee Folktales Reconstructed from the Field Notes of Frans M. Olbrechts, Friends of Thunder, Folktales of the Oklahoma Cherokees, Muskogean Charm Songs...
Dates: 1828 - 1975

Jackson County Families Collection

Identifier: SM 06-02
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two distinct parts. Part one contains Jackson County, North Carolina, tax statements (1921 – 1968) of D. B. Alexander and Mrs. D.B. Alexander and other personal papers. Part two contains correspondence (1929 – 1953), including birthday cards and cards for other celebrations or life events, and featuring the Buchanan and Frady families and Robert L. Madison; photographs; and other personal papers.

Dates: 1929 - 1968

Jackson County Miscellanea Collection, Add. #1

Identifier: SM 10-22
Content Description The collection consists of eight items relating to Jackson County, North Carolina.(1) Grant from the State of North Carolina to Alexander Zachary for forty-seven (47) acres in Jackson County, authorized by W. Hill, Secretary, and Rufus H. Page, Deputy Secretary, and witnessed by Thomas Bragg, Governor, September 4, 1857(2) Grant from the State of North Carolina to Alexander Zachary for two hundred acres (200) in Jackson County, signed by Rufus H. Page, Secretary of...
Dates: 1857 - 1925

Jackson County Miscellany

Identifier: SM 95-05
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous items primarily concerning Jackson County, North Carolina, particularly items relating to the McLain family. Notice of Sheriffs Sale: July 3, 1893. Receipt for "keeping watch over New York Corundum Co. property": 1893.J.E. Dickerson & Co. vs. New York Corundum Mining Company: Jan. 4, 1894Account book: 1894. Letter on letterhead of Miller & Fisher ("Dry Goods...
Dates: 1893 - 1912

Jackson County Records

Identifier: MSS 02-05
Scope and Contents Collection contains:(1) Church Register of the Nortons [sic], Methodist Episcopal Church South, 1894-1946;(2) “List of Persons Whose usual place of abode was, UPON THE 1st DAY OF JUNE, 1880, within the 106 Enumeration District of the 4 Supervisor’s District of North Carolina comprising Savannah Township”;(3) Seven registrar booklets for precincts in Jackson County, North Carolina entitled “A list of the names of al the persons registered in the year 1902...
Dates: 1894 - 1946

Jackson County Road Map

Identifier: SM 10-17
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a hand-drawn map of Jackson County, N.C., with features dating from c. 1910s.

Dates: 1910

Jackson County School Ledger

Identifier: SM 06-04
Scope and Contents Ledger with a title page heading “Common School Record of the Proceedings of the Board Superintendents of Jackson County.” The ledger consists thirty-two (32) pages and has entries dated between 1853 and 1861 for Jackson County, North Carolina. It includes an April 1861 entry with a list of “committeemen” that has forty-six numbered names. There is also a final, unrelated entry dated March 16, 1891, Cashiers, N.C., concerning a legal notice. For additional information, see the...
Dates: 1853 - 1891