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Clippings (information artifacts)

 Subject
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Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

A.C. Reynolds Papers, Add. #1

 File
Identifier: MSS 97-08
Content Description A scrapbook, twenty-eight issues of the Sylva Herald newspaper (1950s - 1960s) and other regional newspapers, and newspaper clippings concerning western North Carolina families and topics.

Amos Medford Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-70
Scope and Contents Amos Medford, a genealogist, assembled the collection. The collection contains correspondence, business papers, and legal papers of John Liner, a doctor in Haywood County, NC, in the early 19th century; an account by Medford of the 1910 trial of Allen Green, of Haywood County, on charges of manslaughter; a biographical pamphlet by W. Clark Medford on R.A. Sentelle (1846-1934), a former Haywood County school superintendent and minister; a book entitled Old Albemarle and Its Absentee Landlords,...

Associated Artists of North Carolina Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-77
Content Description Associated Artists of North Carolina, Inc. (AANC) was organized formally on January 10, 1960, in Greensboro, NC. The January meeting had been preceded by an organizational meeting held on December 13, 1959, in the Merin Gallery, Greensboro, during which the proposed by-laws and statements of aims and objectives were drawn up.The purpose of the AANC was to bring together persons interested in the advancement of the fine arts in North Carolina. The Association was to conduct,...

Bartram Trail Society Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-71
Content Description The Bartram Trail Society organized for the purpose of marking a hiking trail which follows the route traveled by William Bartram on his exploratory journey through the South in 1773-1776. The Society uses Bartram's Journal as a guide for marking the trails.Most of the collection concerns the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, but much of their efforts are coordinated with Bartram Trail societies in Georgia and Alabama. In addition to correspondence, the collection contains...

Carr and Ruth Hooper Papers

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Identifier: MSS 04-09
Content Description Manuscripts and memorabilia of Mr. Carr Hooper (May 4, 1903 – December 6, 1981), educator in western North Carolina and the Philippines, and of Mrs. Ruth Williams Hooper (September 26, 1902 – December 16, 1984). A notable item in the collections is a copy of Rudyard Kipling's Verse which contains writings in the margins by Mr. Hooper while imprisoned at Santo Tomas. Also included are typescript accounts by Carr Hooper, "Aboard Ship on Way to States," and by Ruth Williams Hooper,...

Charlotte & Leona Young Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-76
Scope and Contents Charlotte Young and Leona Young were the daughters of Pickney Young, a mail carrier who rose to the rank of Confederate Brig. General during the Civil War. The Young sisters, originally from Candler, NC, taught at various schools in North Carolina and other states. In 1911-1912, Charlotte Young taught at Cullowhee Normal & Industrial School. She later became principal at Webster High School, in Webster, NC (1914-1917).Charlotte Young published several books of poetry, including...

Cherokee County (N.C.)

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Identifier: MSS 80-27
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of notes and articles prepared by Mrs. Louise Bayless, concerning the history of Cherokee County, NC. Several of the articles appeared in regional newspapers. The genealogical materials focus on Cherokee County families. There also is information on Fort Butler, a major collection point (in present-day Murphy, NC), for the Cherokee Indians during their forced removal in 1838. Most of the collection consists of photocopies; although some original items are...

Craig / Nichols Collection

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Identifier: SM 03-01
Scope and Contents Craig / Nichols Collection. Description: forty-six photographs, featuring among other subjects Lula Craig and Dr. Nichols of Sylva, North Carolina, and two views of the Almond High School. Also included are two graduation programs for the Almond High School, Almond, North Carolina, dated 1922 and 1925; a 1923 graduation program for the I.O.O.F. High School; and a graduation program for Norview High School.

David M. Sherman Collection, Add. #2

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 04-03
Content Description The majority of the collection consists of articles concerning the people of the Southern Appalachian area or travels in the region.

Dr. Rodney L. and Janie Leftwich Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 06-04
Content Description Papers of Dr. Rodney L. Leftwich, educator and head of Western Carolina University’s “division of fine arts, industrial technology and home economics,” and of Mrs. Janie Leftwich, educator and “assistant professor” of Western Carolina University’s “art department,” and of their family. Materials include, but not limited to, Dr. Leftwich’s educational career and contributions; photographs, notably of Western Carolina University (WCU) industrial technology classes and activities,...

Frank and Joan Plemmons

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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...

George Masa Collection

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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 a...

George Washington Carver / Slagle Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 98-1
Content Description Twenty-five (25) pieces of correspondence from George Washington Carver to Mrs. Jesse Henry (Margaret Gillispie) Slagle and Dr. Thomas Dickey (Dick) Slagle, dating from 1924 - 1936. Also, twenty-two (22) mail envelopes accompanying the correspondence; a letter concerning the Siler family and Rev. Deal; clippings; and three (3) pamphlets printed in 1924 ("Studies with Phytosterols," "Experiment Station Record," "Some Natural Violet Hybrids of North America").

Glenn Tucker Papers

 Series
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.

Higdon Family Association Collection

 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, www.higdonfamily.org.

Horace Kephart Collection

 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, periodicals...

Hubert and Leona Hayes Papers, Add. #5

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Identifier: SM 06-01
Scope and Contents For information on Hubert Hayes and Leona Hayes, see the main entry for the Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree collection, accession MSS 87-03.Gray binder containing clippings, a photograph, correspondence, and related material concerning the Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree. Also, materials concerning the Avery County High School Square Dance Team, and their trip to Paris to perform at the Pershing Hall Memorial Building and Foundation du Memorial de L'Escadrille Lafayette. ...

Hubert Hayes Collection

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Identifier: MSS 85-06
Scope and Contents Hubert Hayes (1900-1964) was a playwright, teacher, and author. He was also the promoter and founder of the Mountain Youth Jamboree (Asheville, NC) in 1948. The Jamboree was an annual event sponsored by the Asheville Jaycees. Children competed in square dancing, singing and music-making.The major part of the collection consists of photographs of winners and participants of various Jamborees and of autographed photographs of famous personalities. Other items include newspaper...

Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) Collection

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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 President...

Ila Champion Cullowhee State Normal Scrapbook

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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 Scrapbook Scrapbook 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...

J. B. Lawson Collection

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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.

Jimmy Reed Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 99-02
Scope and Contents Photographs, reminiscences, and memorabilia, including topically arranged ring-binders. Grouped topics listed include (1) Jimmy Reed Narrative, Class of 1928, Selfridge Field, Frog Level (Haywood County, NC); (2) State and Local Figures, Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC); (3) National Figures, Mrs. Carl Sandburg, Dr. Billy Graham, Prisons, Wildlife; (4) Miscellaneous, State and Local Events, Fontana Dam (Swain County, NC); (5) Miscellaneous, Liftoffs, Lassie, Wagon Train; (6)...

Joel T. Hubbard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-02
Scope and Contents Joel Thomas Hubbard (1855-1933) was the owner and operator of a dry goods and notions store in Wilkesboro, NC, in the late 19th-early 20th centuries.



The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Hubbard from 1880-1931. In addition, there are business records, deeds, tax records and other legal documents, and news clippings. There is limited information on timber operations in Wilkes County, NC.

John Preston Arthur Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-09
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection concerns John Preston Arthur's book, Western North Carolina: A History (From 1730 to 1913), originally published in 1914 by the Edwards & Broughton Printing Company (Raleigh, NC) in cooperation with Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Asheville, NC. Arthur worked in conjunction with Mrs. Theodore S. Morrison, who was connected with the DAR, to prepare his history. Arthur's papers subsequently came into the possession of...

Josefina Niggli Collection

 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...

Josefina Niggli Collection, Add. #3

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 09-04
Content Description For additional information on Josefina Niggli, see the description for manuscript collection MSS 85-13. The following books received with this collection were catalogued as part of Special Collections:Josephine Niggli. Mexican Silhouettes. [portion of title page torn off], 1931.Josephine Niggli. Mexican Silhouettes, 1928. Hidalgo, N.L., Mexico.Josephina Niggli. Pointers on Playwriting. Boston: The Writer, Inc., 1945.Josefina...

Kiwanis - Cullowhee/Sylva (NC) Papers

 Series
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.

Larry W. Mull Collection

 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 of...

Larry W. Mull Collection, Add. #1

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Identifier: MSS 85-07
Content Description Larry W. Mull's manuscript and accompanying addendum compiles a history of the lumber industry in North Carolina's ten western counties, from the 1800s to the present. The addendums are individual short stories and chapters regarding the lumber industry.

Lillian Hirt Papers

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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;...

Mary Faye Brumby Collection

 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...

Mary Faye Brumby Collection, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 83-02
Content Description This addition to the Mary Faye Brumby collection (MSS 80-57) contains materials relating to Western Carolina College and its designation as a University by the North Carolina Senate, a speech by Brumby, an editorial by Jesse Helms concerning reapportionment, and booklets on inaugural ceremonies and various topics.

Melba Simpson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 06-14
Content Description Photographs and scrapbooks of Melba Simpson, of Jackson County, North Carolina.

News Service Releases (1981) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 10-19
Content Description A single, uncut printout of news service reports for early 1981 concerning national events.

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection

 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.

Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-7
Content Description For background information, see the main collection entry MSS 94-5.

North Carolina Art Education Association Records, Add. #7

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 88-02
Content Description This addition to the North Carolina Art Education Association collection includes correspondence, clippings, reports, and other organization papers. See MSS 80-50 for a description of the Association.

North Carolina Nurses Association - District 23

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 82-01
Scope and Contents The North Carolina Nurses Association is incorporated under North Carolina law. The Association's objectives were to organize registered professional nurses in North Carolina for the purpose of advancing and promoting the best interests of the nursing profession; to promote high standards; to propose, sponsor, and advocate legislative enactments regulating professional nurses; and to promote working conditions and compensation of nurses.The collection contains the minutes and some...

North Carolina Trails System

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Identifier: MSS 81-11
Scope and Contents The collection contains brochures, clippings, and articles on trail systems inthe North Carolina trail system. The items are arranged alphabetically by trail name and then chronologically within each trail heading. The trails and trail systems covered include the North Carolina Bartram Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the Benton MacKaye Trail, North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, as well as bicycle trails, canoe trails, and individual hiking trails, most of them in western North Carolina.

Pauline Pressley Collins Collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 10-03
Content Description Photo album, bound in black and white textile, containing ninety-seven (97) photographs and various memorabilia, 1921-2009 and/or no date; clippings; and, photocopy of a ledger detailing genealogy of local families (141 pages).

Robert L. Madison Collection

 Series
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. ...

Robert W. Harris Scrapbook

 Item
Identifier: SM 11-05
Content Description Black, hardbound scrapbook (18" x 12"), containing chiefly memorabilia of a vacation to Europe, specifically the Mediterranean, including Spain and Italy. Includes clippings, photographs, receipts, publications, correspondence, boarding passes, and maps. Correspondence to/from Mrs. F.R. Harris, Mr. Robert W. Harris, and Marina Harris, 1932-1933. Contains materials relating to the Steamship Exochorda and SS Rex, along with several hotels in New York, Spain, and Italy. Includes "Glimpses from...

Rufus Morgan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 12-02
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials relating to the life and activities of the Rev. Rufus Morgan (1885 – 1983), an Episcopal Priest in western North Carolina. These materials were gathered by Mr. Ben Bridgers of Sylva, NC, in preparation for a planned biography of Rufus Morgan. Included are correspondence, audio cassettes (1970 – 1979 and no date), notes, photographs, and clippings, chiefly concerning Rev. Rufus Morgan and family. Also included are eight convention journals titled Diocese...

Sarah Madison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 06-07
Content Description Materials concerning the Wike, Sutton, Madison, and allied families of western North Carolina; the history of Western Carolina University; and Jackson County, North Carolina history. Documents include, but are not limited to, sheet music, including items by Robert Frank Jarrett and World War I pieces, and music instruction materials or publications; copies of Western Carolina Teachers College May Day programs (1938 – 1940, 1950) and programs for other events (1944 – 1948 & n.d.); Davies...

Scarborough, Hazel

 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....

Stringfield, Sloan, and Love Families

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the Stringfield, Sloan, Love, and related families of Haywood County, NC. See also: MSS 80-06 William Williams StringfieldMSS 80-20 William Williams Stringfield, Add. #1SM 80-55 James Robert LoveMSS 81-06 James Robert Love, Add. #1 This collection chiefly concerns the descendants of William...

Sue Hedden Benson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 00-10
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the following items:Two (2) handwritten notes from Sue Hedden Benson’s cousins in a pink envelope.A one Yen military currency note.A Dillsboro & Sylva Electric Light Company bill for $7.59 to Hedden Barber Shop, Sylva, N.C., dated March 1, 1944.A brown book of “Schoolday Memoires” tied together with brown ribbon which belonged to Sue Hedden Benson.A white book of “Memoires” for Sylva Central High...

T. Ray Gibbs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 96-09
Content Description The Ray Gibbs Collection contains over 50 household artifacts. Gibbs (b. 1904) was a distinguished alumnus of WCU (Class of 1927, Cullowhee State Normal School) who chose a career in education. He served as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant superintendent throughout North Carolina before retiring as Superintendent of Forsyth County Schools in the late 1950s. He and his wife, Frances Louise Patrick Gibbs, retired to Whittier, N.C. where Ray was raised. The Gibbs Collection came to the...

Thomas Rain Crowe and New Native Press

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 95-09
Scope and Contents Publications (journals, magazines, books) containing works of Thomas Rain Crowe; correspondence (photocopies); miscellaneous photos (copies); and miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles (originals and copies) written about Crowe and/or his publications or activities.



The rights for items in this collection are for the physical property only, and do not include common law, statutory and copyrights, rights for publication and royalties, which remain with the Donor.

Venoy and Elizabeth Reed Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 05-06
Content Description Papers of Robert Venoy Reed (1915 - 1984) and Elizabeth Reed of Jackson County, North Carolina. Materials include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, books and magazines, and memorabilia. Also included are medals and awards from Venoy Reed’s service in the United States military in the European theater of war during World War II. Also included are school annuals of Webster High School and Sylva-Webster High School, representing Mrs. Reed’s years of service in...

W. Frank Forsyth Papers

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Identifier: MSS 80-45
Content Description Forsyth's papers are divided into eight broad categories. The first category includes legislative and personal correspondence from his N. C. Senate years, invitations to political affairs, Senate and House directories, various legislative bills and state statistics. The second category has Western Carolina University Board of Trustees notes, letters of sympathy and funeral / memorial papers. The third category has newspaper clippings, with subjects ranging from Forsyth's Senate campaign to...

Wade Galloway Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 11-02
Content Description The collection consists of sixty-seven (67) color photographic slides of the “grand parade” held for the county centennial celebration for Jackson County, North Carolina, held September 3, 1951, featuring floats, crowd scenes, and individuals; a photographic slide of the Moseman’s Superette; twenty-one (21) color negatives of parades in Cherokee, N.C., and at Western Carolina College (now Western Carolina University); four (4) photographs of the 1940 flood in Cullowhee, N.C.; a scrapbook,...

Walt Whitman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-51
Scope and Contents Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) was a noted American poet, as well as a teacher, editor, publisher, and volunteer Civil War nurse. He was the son of Walter and Lousia Van Velsor Whitman, of New York. Whitman is probably best known for Leaves of Grass (first published in 1855).The collection came into the possession of William Petterson's family when one of Petterson's ancestors lived next door to Walt Whitman's niece, Jessie, in Camden, N.J. Jessie presented the items as mementoes....

WCU International Students and Host Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16-06
Scope and Contents This collection concerns international students and the Host Family Association at Western Carolina University. Formed during the mid-1970's, the Host Family Association's mission was to assist the newly-arriving international students with the transition from life in their home country to the challenges of being a new college student in an unfamiliar country. Host families provided essentials, such as bedding, dormitory furnishings, and winter clothing. They also hosted international...

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-61
Content Description The Webster Historical Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC. From 1852-1913, Webster was the county seat for Jackson County.Much of the correspondence, business records, and legal papers pertain to the Long family. Among the items are several original deeds to Jackson County lands.There is a transcript of an interview with Claude Cowan conducted in 1975 by Mary Morris. Both Cowan and Morris were lifelong residents of...

Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC), Add. #2

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 85-03
Content Description This addition to the Webster Historical Society (Webster, NC) collection contains correspondence from people interested in becoming charter members of the Society. The Society was founded in 1974 to collect and preserve the history of Webster, NC, which was the original county seat of Jackson County, before the county seat became Sylva, NC. There is an unsigned contract between the Society and the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County for the purchase of the old Webster Elementary School...

Western North Carolina Associated Communities

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-12
Scope and Contents The Western North Carolina Associated Communities is made up of eleven western counties in North Carolina (Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania). Begun in 1947, the organization was dedicated to the development of the region. The overall policy of the association was to organize the counties and communities west of Asheville for their mutual benefit on matters pertaining to tourism, game and fish resources, and roads (originally...

Western North Carolina Historical Association

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-19
Content Description The Western North Carolina Historical Association was incorporated in August, 1952, as a non-profit educational organization. The association encourages the study of western North Carolina history, collects historical materials, and preserves historic sites and buildings. The collection consists of correspondence (1952-1972), minutes (1954-1972), programs, photographs, reports, recommendations, membership lists, resolutions concerning deceased members, newspaper clippings, and other items...

Western North Carolina Historical Association, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-23
Content Description This collection includes by-laws, certificates of incorporation, correspondence, guides and outlines, lists of officers and trustees, lists of members, minutes, miscellaneous, news releases, newspaper clippings, notes, notices of meetings, photographs, programs, resolutions, speeches, and the treasurer's reports.

William F. Tompkins Collection, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-73
Scope and Contents This collection contains manuscripts regarding four Jackson County, NC, families of the early part of the 20th century. The families are Tompkins, Coleman, Luck, and Dillard. The principal family represented is the Tompkins family. Dan Tompkins was a newspaperman and politician in Sylva for thirty-one years. Dan Tompkins’ paternal grandfather was Dr. William C. Tompkins. In 1884, after practicing medicine and publishing newspapers in Kansas and Colorado, Dr. Tompkins...

William Paulk Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 97-4
Content Description Literary and other works by William Paulk, journals containing poetry and other literary works by or about him; his thesis; clippings; manuscripts compilations; manuscript journals; manuscripts of novels; individual manuscripts of poems, short stories, plays; original hieroglyphic artwork and translation of the Apostles' Creed; and proof pages. Also included are books by other authors, photographs, correspondence, and programs and other printed items.Appendix A -- William Paulk...

William Williams Stringfield, Addition #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-20
Scope and Contents This addition to the William Williams Stringfield collection (MSS 80-06) contains material on William Williams Stringfield, members of the Stringfield family, Robert Love, and James R. Love. Subjects include the Civil War, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Methodist Episcopal Church. The collection also contains photographs and postcards. The photographs mainly show scenic views of the Waynesville, NC, area and also prominent people in the towns of...

William Williams Stringfield Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Thomas Stringfield, a minister and the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. Thomas Stringfield served as a chaplain in Andrew Jackson's army. He eventually settled in Strawberry Plains, TN, where he founded and served as the first president of a small college. He died in 1858. It was at Strawberry Plains that William Williams Stringfield spent most of his youth. When the...

Zebulon Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-01
Scope and Contents Zebulon Weaver (1872-1948) was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from western North Carolina. He was born in the Weaverville area of Buncombe County, NC. He was educated in the local schools, including Weaver College, and also studied law at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Admitted to the bar in 1894, Weaver practiced law in Asheville, NC, prior to entering politics. Weaver served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1907-1909) and the state...

Zebulon Weaver Collection, Addition #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-08
Scope and Contents For a biographical sketch of Zebulon Weaver, see the content and scope note for the main entry "Zebulon Weaver" collection, accession number MSS 80-01.Topics mentioned in the correspondence in this addition include the proposal and establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the purchase of lands. Weaver served as Park Commissioner of the North Carolina Park Commission, and much of the correspondence reflects his service in that...