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John Taylor Relief Prints Collection

Identifier: MSS 92-07
Scope and Contents

Twenty-six relief prints produced circa 1940's by John Taylor.

Dates: 1940 - 1949

John W. Edwards Photographs

Identifier: MSS 04-13

Folder 1 – Photographs. Dr. Alex Pow, with colleagues, students, and associates. n.d.

Folder 2 – Photographs. Dr. Doug Reid, with colleagues, students, and associates. 1956-1966, n.d.

Folder 3 – Photographs. Dr. Doug Reid, with colleagues, students, and associates. 1957-1968, n.d.

Folder 4 – Portrait. Etched paper portraits of Doug Reid. n.d.

Folder 5 – Plate. Etched metal plate, portrait of Doug Reid. n.d.

Dates: 1950 - 1970

Josefina Niggli Collection

Identifier: MSS 85-13
Scope and Contents Josefina Niggli (1910-1983) worked in several literary fields--poetry, drama, fiction--but she also is remembered for her twenty-year service as director of drama, director of the Little Theatre, and journalism instructor of Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC).Josefina Marie Niggli was born July 13, 1910, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She was the daughter of Frederick Ferdinand Niggli, the manager of a cement plant in the village of Hidalgo, and Goldi (Morgan) Niggli,...
Dates: 1877 - 1984

Joseph Cathey and Cathey Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 95-02
Content Description

Personal papers (C. 1844 - 1876) of the Cathey family of Haywood County, North Carolina, primarily of Col. Joseph Cathey, and including personal and/or business correspondence, financial and legal papers, paper monetary notes issued by various state governments, and newspapers (Daily South Carolinian, August 21, 1863; The Spirit of the Age, May 4, 1863) or newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1844 - 1876

Joseph Cathey Store Ledgers

Identifier: MSS 13-02
Content Description

Three (3) store ledgers of Colonel Joseph Cathey of Haywood County, North Carolina, covering the period primarily from 1849–1874.

Dates: 1849 - 1874

Joseph Howell Way Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-66
Content Description Joseph Howell Way (1865 - 1927) was a prominent physician in Waynesville, North Carolina. He also served as president of North Carolina Medical Association and was recognized as an expert on tuberculosis. Way was born in Waco, Texas, but his parents moved to Buncombe County in the early 1870s. His father, C.B. Way, was served as superintendent of schools in Buncombe County for several terms.Way was educated by his father and later attended local schools. He received his first...
Dates: 1806 - 1928

Josephine Morgan Upchurch Collection

Identifier: SM 80-16
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a typed draft of Josephine Morgan Upchurch's book of poetry, A Stone Turned, copyrighted in 1972 and published in England in 1973. Upchurch is an alumna of Western Carolina University. The poems in the book are mostly originals by Upchurch, although a few works by other authors are included.

Hunter Library has a copy of the published version of this book. See PS3571.P37 S8.

Dates: 1972

Juanita Farmer Proffitt and Jeannette Farmer Bryson Collection

Identifier: MSS 10-04
Content Description

Four hundred and thirty-five photographs, postcards (many with attendant correspondence, dated or postmarked primarily 1909 - 1921), and/or photographic negatives, either contained in two (2) albums or loose, along with various memorabilia, miscellaneous clippings, and correspondence.

Dates: 1909 - 1921

Juanita W. Smith Collection

Identifier: SM 81-06
Content Description The collection concerns the William Wilson family of Cullowhee Valley in Jackson County, N.C. Items include payment receipts from an 1836 Cherokee land sale, tax receipts, promissory notes, a land survey (possibly of the Cullowhee Valley), an obituary of Mrs. Margaret Wilson, and an article about the resignation of John Nelson Wilson as Bursar at Cullowhee State Normal School.The addition to the collection consists of a deed from the State of North Carolina to William Wilson...
Dates: 1844 - 1948

Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity

Identifier: SM 00-01

Sigma Chi Fraternity charter for the Kappa Gamma Chapter located at Western Carolina University. Dated November 16, 1991.

Papers, publications, and photographs concerning the Kappa Gamma Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity of Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Dates: 1991 - 2008

Katherine Brown Wells Collection

Identifier: SM 17-01
Content Description

• 2 scrapbooks recording student life at WCU, one documenting 1936-1940 and the other 1934-1937

• A memoir titled “The First Ten,” written by Katherine Brown Wells in 1982

Dates: 1934 - 1940

Kilpatrick Cherokee Language Collection

Identifier: MSS 03-04
Content Description Cherokee language materials or related linguistic materials, both originals and photocopies, and dated 1885 - 1999, that includes documents, formulas, medicinal and love charms, printed materials in the Cherokee language, Cherokee language manuals and primers, and educational materials and research papers on Cherokee language topics.Addition includes correspondence, particularly of Alan Kilpatrick concerning publications and activities, and also correspondence of Jack Frederick...
Dates: 1885 - 1999

Kiwanis - Cullowhee/Sylva (NC) Papers

Identifier: MSS 80-38
Content Description

The collection consists of seven scrapbook albums containing clippings, minutes and programs of the Cullowhee-Sylva Kiwanis Club (NC). One album, with inclusive dates 1955-1958, concerns the Sylva Kiwanis Club. The remaining albums cover the period from the formation in 1965 of the Cullowhee - Sylva Kiwanis Club up to 1978.

Dates: 1955 - 1978

Lamar Gudger Collection

Identifier: MSS 81-05
Content Description Lamar Gudger's papers are arranged into seven large categories. Legislative correspondence is the first and consist mainly of letters from western North Carolina constituents to Gudger about their various concerns, and his answers. The material in this category is grouped by Congressional committee and then arranged chronologically. There were many issues of concern to the people of western North Carolina. Environmental issues dealing directly with western North Carolina generated much...
Dates: 1975 - 1981

Larry W. Mull Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-72
Content Description Larry W. Mull was born in Waynesville, NC, to Reubert and Mary Mull (Moll) on September 17, 1909. He was a restaurateur and a reporter for the United Press International and the Associated Press. In 1965, he founded the Haywood County Music Company. Mull wrote over 150 gospel songs and was a staff writer for Stamp-Baxter's Music Company. Some of his songs were published by Tennessee Music Company and Vaughn Music Publishers. The collection contains songbooks and sheet music, a notebook...
Dates: 1913 - 1985

Larry Whiteside Collection

Identifier: SM 80-54
Content Description

A handwritten book of poetry and diary entries by Thomas S. Collier. The book is undated but was written in the late 1800s. Collier probably a sailor as his poetry and diary entries concern the sea in general and his voyages in particular. There is considerable comment about Japan. Most entries are dated but only by month and day.

Dates: 1857 - 1889

Levern Hamlin Scrapbook

Identifier: SM 16-04
Content Description This 42-page scrapbook was put together by Levern Hamlin, a Roanoke, Virginia native who moved to Cullowhee, North Carolina in 1957 to attend Western Carolina College. She was the first Black student to attend Western Carolina College. The scrapbook begins with Hamlin’s account of her arrival at WCC on June 11, 1957 and includes numerous clippings describing the significance of her enrollment. The scrapbook contains entries from her summer semester at WCC extending to July 20th, 1957 when...
Dates: 1957

Lewis Ellsworth Photographic Slides Collection

Identifier: SM 04-01
Scope and Contents

Ten (10) color photographic slides featuring the Sylva, North Carolina, vicinity. Six slides date from circa 1949, one from circa 1969, and three from 2003. Scenes include Sylva’s Main Street, views of Sylva from a distance, and the town’s former Mead Corporation paper manufacturing plant (currently the Jackson Paper Company Plant).

Dates: 1949 - 2003

Lewis J. Smith Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-43
Content Description Lewis J. Smith (1843-1901) was born in Haywood County, NC. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. After the war, Smith settled in the East LaPorte and Cullowhee area of Jackson County, NC. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, then known as Cullowhee High School and later Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. He served in the North Carolina Senate (1889).The collection concerns the Smith and McGuire families. ...
Dates: 1857 - 1938

Lillian Franklin Thomasson Papers

Identifier: MSS 21-06
Scope and Contents The Lillian Franklin Thomasson Papers are primarily research materials, drafts, and preparatory materials for Thomasson’s 1965 book, Swain County: Early History and Educational Development (Asheville, NC: Miller Printing Co.). Lillian Franklin (August 23, 1900-December 22, 1995) was the daughter of Andrew J. Franklin and Sallie Keener Franklin of Swain County, NC, and the wife of Berlin Claud Thomasson. She graduated from Bryson City High School and then attended Meredith...
Dates: 1929 - 1976

Lillian Hirt Papers

Identifier: MSS 99-05
Content Description Papers of Lillian Hirt concerning her personal and professional activities, the Hirt family, and the Cullowhee community. Included are: Personal and professional correspondence, primarily 1947-1991; literary works, speeches, and programs by Mrs. Hirt, including drafts and proofs; literary publications, notably works of Lillian Hirt and regional authors; other publications, including Western Carolina University reports, programs, yearbooks, and brochures, and other regional publications;...
Dates: 1940 - 1999

Livingston Kelley - Photographs

Identifier: MSS 81-17
Scope and Contents Six photographs of late 19th and early 20th century vintage. Only one photograph is dated (1901 scene of Sylva, NC, during a flood). Identified photographs:1 - Sylva, NC, during a flood: 1901.2 - John Elderkin photographed in a World War I uniform.3 - Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Norton, of Sylva, NC.4 - Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Coward, probably of Sylva, NC.Two unidentified photographs:5 - Man in early-20th century...
Dates: 1901 - 1930

Lloyd Cowan Barn Photographs

Identifier: MSS 02-01
Content Description

Photographs of barns in Jackson County, North Carolina, taken by Lloyd Cowan

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

L.M. Bedford Papers

Identifier: SM 00-05

Portrait of Ella V. Richards Madison (filed as oversize).

Dates: 0000

Louis Hampton Collection

Identifier: SM 05-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains a variety of items relating to Louis Hampton of North Carolina and later of Tennessee. There is one piece of correspondence, a letter written by Horace Kephart (1862 – 1931) to Louis Hampton, addressed from Lindale, Georgia, and dated October 5, 1909. In the letter, Kephart details his travels over the past year, his current living arrangements with Mr. and Mrs. Bob Barnett, future plans, and requests for news from Hampton about recent events in Swain County, North...
Dates: 1903 - 1949

Louise Bayless Collection

Identifier: SM 80-09
Scope and Contents

The collection contains a history of Fort Butler in Cherokee County, NC, by Louise A. Bayless, and several genealogy items on Cherokee County families. These items include:

1. James P. H. Porter and Jane Owens marriage contract and subsequent dispute, 1842, 1849.

2. Biographical sketch of the Felix family.

3. Biographical sketch of the George Whery Dickey family.

4. Letter, Samuel W. to John W. Davidson, Murphy, North Carolina. 1889.

Dates: 1811 - 1973

Love Song of the Oconee Lufta

Identifier: SM 05-03
Scope and Contents

Sheet music for “Love Song of the Oconee Lufta” by Mrs. R. L. Creel, copyright 1938.

Dates: 1938

Lucy Morgan Beard Collection

Identifier: SM 82-02
Content Description

Photocopies of four (4) diaries of Lucy J. Morgan Beard, concerning her private school for girls and her travels to Europe.

Dates: 1910

Macon Program For Progress Collection

Identifier: MSS 85-12
Content Description

The Macon Program for Progress, Inc. provides assistance and direction to a number of community related programs. Materials in this collection cover such diverse topics as weatherization, housing, family aid, education, economic development, affirmative action, and daycare. Also in the collection are minutes, booklets, federal regulation, news articles, and general information on Macon County.

Dates: 1965 - 1984

Major Wiley Parris Civil War Letters

Identifier: SM 00-12
Content Description M. W. [Major Wiley] Parris of Jackson County, North Carolina, was 37 when he enlisted in May, 1861, and became a private in the North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment, Company B. The three letters presented here are to his wife, Jane Parris. Less than two weeks after his letter of July 3, 1862, he was discharged “by reason of being over age” (North Carolina Troops, vol. 7, p. 376). The Federal Census of 1860 for Jackson County, North Carolina, lists an M.W. Parris, age 36, and Jane Parris,...
Dates: 1862