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Margaret Bare Collection

Identifier: SM 81-07
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs of the Margaret Bare family and of the Murphy and Cherokee County area of North Carolina. Also included is a photocopy of an 1850 minister's license.

Dates: 1844 - 1924

Margaret Walker Freel Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-40
Content Description Margaret Walker Freel (1895 - 1982) was the granddaughter of William Walker II, who settled in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. She was a graduate of Peace College, in Raleigh, NC, and did graduate work at Columbia University. Ms. Freel resided in the Walker home, which was built by William Walker II in 1839. The home was listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Her interest in the history of the area culminated in the publication of her book, Our Heritage, about Cherokee...
Dates: 1955 - 1976

Marion Fitz-Simons Mexican Village Illustrations

Identifier: SM 10-07
Scope and Contents The collection consists of nine original, hand-drawn illustrations by Marian Fitz-Simons for Josefina Niggli’s novel, Mexican Village. The illustrations are associated with chapters in the book. The items in the collection are:[Chapter] [Name] Title page II. The Street of the Three Crosses III. The Chicken Coop IV. The Street of the Hidden Water V. The Street of the Canon VI. The...
Dates: 1945

Mars Hill College Photo Album

Identifier: SM 85-08
Content Description

The collection consists of a photograph album of Mars Hill College for the early 1920s. Only a few of the photographs are identified with captions.

Dates: 1921 - 1922

Martha Hyde

Identifier: SM 80-08
Content Description

The one item in the collection is an indebtedness agreement dated January 1, 1857, between William Holland Thomas and Nacheuh (?), a Cherokee. The agreement specifies the terms of the debt, which concerns Thomas acting as an agent for the "Buffalo Indians" (members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee) of Graham County (NC) in some land transactions.

Dates: 1857

Mary Faye Brumby Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-57
Content Description Mrs. Mary Faye Brumby (1912 - ) was born in Marietta, GA, and has been a resident of Murphy, NC, since 1944. In 1934, she married Edward H. Brumby and had three children: Mary Bolan, Ida Hunt and Edward Hunt. Mrs. Brumby founded Fayola Manufacturing Company and was owner and operator (along with her husband) of textile mills at Murphy, NC, and in Georgia (e.g. Brumby Textile Mill), as well as an outlet store in Murphy.Mrs. Brumby attended Agnes Scott College from 1933-1934 and...
Dates: 1927 - 1986

Mathis World War II Ration Ticket Book

Identifier: SM 80-32
Content Description

The collection consists a World War II ration ticket book issued to members of the Mathis family of Cowarts, North Carolina. Many of the original stamps are still intact.

Dates: 1942

Maurice B. Morrill Papers

Identifier: MSS 05-07
Content Description

Manuscript and drafts of Dr. Maurice B. Morrill’s history of Western Carolina University. Dr. Morrill served as the Dean of Western Carolina University’s Graduate School and also served extensively on university committees. Several of the manuscript drafts are dated between 1979 – 1981. Also included are research materials for the university history and materials from Ms. Eddie Marie Wike Sutton Duckett.

Dates: 1946 - 1991

McFee - Misemer Civil War Letters

Identifier: MSS 21-07
Content Description This collection contains Civil War letters of the McFee family of Buncombe County, NC, and the Misemer family of eastern Tennessee. The McFee letters are written by brothers Alex Marion McFee (1831-1880), John Erwin McFee(1835-December 1862), Jeptha Christenberry McFee (1837-1862), and Andrew Harrison McFee (1841-1896). They are four of the twelve children born to Charles B. McFee (1804-1870) and Sabra Warren McFee (1809-1906).The Misemer letters were written by Henry Marshall...
Dates: 1861-1900

McKee & Dills Families

Identifier: MSS 12-01
Content Description

The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.

Dates: 1822 - 1961

M.D. Adams Papers

Identifier: SM 00-03
Content Description

Portrait of a "Mountain Man" (canvas). Filed as "oversize." Signed "Susan Connell."

Dates: 1970

Mead Plant Collection

Identifier: MSS 91-01
Content Description The collection consists of thirty-one (31) photographs (8" x 10") showing construction and/or operations of the Mead Plant (Sylva Paperboard Co.) in Sylva, North Carolina. Seventeen of the photographs showing construction of the plant are dated, and range from March 6, 1928 to October 8, 1929. The remaining photographs are undated, but are views of the plant and/or personnel engaged in operations.Folder 1: 001-013 - Slides. Flood, 1940 Folder 2: 014-064 - Negatives....
Dates: 1928 - 1929

Melba Simpson Papers

Identifier: MSS 06-14
Content Description

Photographs and scrapbooks of Melba Simpson, of Jackson County, North Carolina.

Dates: 1932 - 1968

Memorial Chapel -- Cullowhee United Methodist Church (Report)

Identifier: SM 99-04
Content Description Nine-page report on the windows of the Cullowhee United Methodist Church Memorial Chapel by Hannah Lou Brown Rowlson. The windows represent the families and individuals that supported the church, and include: Billie Lee Brown, Hamilton and Anna Brown, William W. Brown, Eva S. Bryson, Henry C. Bryson, William Edgar Bryson, Ruth Wike Cannon, Virginia Ann Cobb, John and Ida Cotter, David and Lou Coward, William Coward, Mollie Fisher, William and Melvina Keller, R. L. Madison, Will and Sally...
Dates: 1990-07

Michael Frome Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-30
Scope and Contents The collection includes a typescript, four galley proofs, and correspondence relating to Michael Frome's book, Strangers in High Places (Doubleday and Company, 1967). The book is a narrative history of the Great Smoky Mountains area and the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The correspondence concerns comments and criticisms from various authorities and from proof-readers, etc. Other portions of the correspondence, from faculty members of Princeton University to...
Dates: 1961 - 1966

Monteith Sisters and Family Collection

Identifier: SM 06-07
Scope and Contents The collection contains seven photographs, four of which feature Edith Monteith (September 16, 1915 – July 15, 2001) and / or Edna Monteith (February 22, 1908 – June 25, 1988) and three featuring funeral ceremonies and caskets. Also in the collection are six sheets of blank stationery paper with the heading “E.B. Monteith, P.M. and General Merchandise, Dillsboro, N.C.” Elias Brendle Monteith (July 14, 1876 – June 10, 1954) was, according to his obituary in the Sylva Herald (June...
Dates: 1920 - 1990

Moore Civil War Letters

Identifier: SM 85-06
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of two letters:(1) From John Parker Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore, serving in the Confederate armed forces, to their brother Abraham Moore of Ellijay Community (near Franklin), North Carolina. Abraham Moore is sick at home. The letter is addressed from Mobile, Alabama.(2) From Abraham Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore to their father Abraham Moore, Sr., from their camp. All the people involved in this correspondence survived the war...
Dates: 1862 - 1864

Moses Diary

Identifier: SM 88-04
Content Description

Diary kept by Ray Moses while attending Higdonville High School in Macon County, North Carolina, during 1915 and 1916. The diary contains references to Professor Robert L. Madison, principal of the Higdonville school during that period.

Dates: 1915 - 1916

Museum of the Southern Highlands Collection

Identifier: SM 80-44
Content Description

The Museum of the Southern Highlands was organized for the purpose of preserving and exhibiting artifacts and articles native to Southern Appalachia and to render cultural and educational services. The collection consists mainly of meeting minutes and by-laws (see December 12, 1964). William E. Bird, affiliated with Western Carolina Teachers College, was a member of the board of directors.

Dates: 1964 - 1966

Myrtle Wells Bird (Mrs. William E. Bird) Collection

Identifier: SM 83-01
Content Description

Myrtle Wells Bird, the wife of William E. Bird, was the friend and neighbor of Grace Hall Brown. After Myrtle Bird died on January 4, 1983, Brown wrote a poem and reminiscence.

Dates: 1983

Nantahala Power and Light Company Collection

Identifier: MSS 02-07
Scope and Contents Nantahala Power and Light was formed in 1929 by Alcoa to harness the hydroelectric power of Western North Carolina and serve as a public electric utility for the region. The company operated under Alcoa until 1988 when it was absorbed by Duke Power (Duke Energy). This collection primarily consists of the files of the company during this period.The first addition to this collection primarily consists of bound volumes of minutes of board meetings, correspondence, brochures,...
Dates: 1900 - 2003

Neal R. Kitchens Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-55
Content Description Neal R. Kitchens (1910 - 1970) was a sheriff of Clay County, NC. He was appointed sheriff while a deputy and was elected to the office in 1942. He served until 1946 and was elected again in 1954. He also owned the Kitchens Lumber Company and the K-Bar Ranch in Hayesville, NC. He also was a member of several public service clubs.The collection contains a biography and obituary on Kitchens, and an editorial praising his dedication to his job and community, information on his...
Dates: 1962 - 1970

New Isothermal Hotel Stationery

Identifier: SM 03-06

Page of stationery for the New Isothermal Hotel featuring an illustration of the hotel.

Dates: 1920 - 1920

News Service Releases (1981) Collection

Identifier: SM 10-19
Content Description

A single, uncut printout of news service reports for early 1981 concerning national events.

Dates: 1981

Ninian Edmonston Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-11
Content Description Ninian Edmonston (1789-1868) was a citizen of Haywood County, NC. He became a surveyor early in life, and assisted, at the age of nineteen, in surveying the boundary line between Buncombe County, NC, and Haywood County, NC. He served as sheriff of Haywood County for four years. He also served in both the North Carolina Senate and House of Commons (1821-1835), ultimately serving nine terms. Most of the correspondence is from relatives of Edmonston who settled in the Midwest. ...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1770 - 1882

Nora Cobb Spencer Collection

Identifier: SM 80-37
Content Description

The origin of this collection is unknown. However, Ms. Spencer was the aunt of baseball player Ty Cobb, and the article contained in this collection -- an original by Ms. Spencer -- concerns her nephew. The poetry selections are also her own, and the obituary is hers.

Dates: 1959

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection

Identifier: MSS 94-5
Content Description

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, ledgers and/or journals, news clippings, and books and/or pamphlets concerning the Robertson, Norburn, Thomson, Strickland and related families, including Reuben B. Robertson, Sr. and Jr.; Dr. Russell Norburn; Martha Norburn Mead; Dr. E.F. Strickland.

Dates: 1860 - 1985

Norma Coggins Collection

Identifier: SM 97-09
Content Description

The collection consists of three items:

(1) a photograph of the Rich Mountain Old School House: 1918

(2) a postcard with Y.M.C.A. markings from Blaine Nicholson mailed to Miss Dellie Lovedahl, Cowarts, N.C., and postmarked October 10, 1918.

(3) a photocopy of the Balsam Grove Public School, Rich Mountain, N.C. Closing Exercises, Saturday, November 24, 1905.

Dates: 1905 - 1918

North Carolina Art Education Association Records

Identifier: MSS 80-50
Content Description

The North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA) was organized in Greensboro in 1964 for the purpose establishing a channel for instructional improvements and upgrading the flow of information concerning ideas and psychology of art education. In 1974, the NCAEA voted to affiliate with the National Art Education Association.

Dates: 1963 - 1978

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #1

Identifier: MSS 81-07
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection deals with the annual conventions and the mini-conventions of the association.The NCAEA was organized in the fall of 1964 for the purpose of establishing a channel for instructional improvements, for distribution of new approaches in techniques, and for the flow of information concerning ideas and psychology of art education.This collection was part of MSS 80-50, but not processed with the...
Dates: 1964 - 1976