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Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School (Cullowhee, N.C.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Prehistoric Genesis of WCTC Manuscript

Identifier: SM 80-51
Content Description Manuscript entitled "Prehistoric Genesis of Western Carolina Teacher's College, Humbly Sketched" by T. C. Buchanan. Buchanan described his experiences as a teacher at Cullowhee in 1888, and traced the origin of Western Carolina University dated back one year before the officially accepted date of 1889.W.E. Bird's History of Western Carolina College (pp. 21-22, 26) noted:"While Madison was thus engaged, another young man of historical interest in the genesis of the...
Dates: 1939

Robert L. Madison Collection

Identifier: MSS 81-15
Content Description Madison was born in Staunton, VA, on Feb. 17, 1867. He was the son of Robert Lewis and Helen Banister Madison. In 1885, he graduated from the University of Chattanooga. In 1888, Madison moved to Sylva, NC. In 1891, he married Ella V. Richards of Elizabeth, NJ. They had six children: Robert Edward, James Ambrose, Annie Louise, Monro Bolling, William Haight, and John Banister. Robert Lee Madison founded Cullowhee High School, forerunner of Western Carolina University, in 1889. ...
Dates: 1880 - 1955