Clippings (information artifacts)
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:
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....
Dates: 1862 - 1940
Identifier: SM 80-35
Content Description Dr. Walter A. Taylor was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1858. He was the son of Dr. J. A. Taylor, a physician and a druggist. Walter Taylor was a member of the firm of Haltiwanger and Taylor, a leading wholesale drug firm in Georgia in the early 1900s. He retired from this business and moved to California and later to Alaska. He was successful in business there, but decided to return to Atlanta to try his hand in the insurance business. He was also successful in this endeavor.
Dates: 1898 - 1958
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...
Dates: 1963 - 2016
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...
Dates: 1819 - 1979
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...
Dates: 1974-02 - 1975-09
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...
Dates: 1941 - 1972
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...
Dates: 1952 - 1972
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.
Dates: 1952 - 1963
Identifier: SM 81-02
Content Description This collection contains Western North Carolina Historical Association correspondence for 1966-1973; steering committee minutes from 1964; committee assignments for 1969; a list of members contributing to the publication fund for 1966-1968; an invitation to join; and a newspaper clipping regarding Amos Medford.
Dates: 1964 - 1973
Identifier: SM 81-03
Content Description This addition to the Western North Carolina Historical Association collection contains scattered correspondence (1966, 1972-1973), a newsletter (May 11, 1971), 1973 committee reports, proposed changes in by-laws, rules for the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award, 1965 - 1966 membership lists, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1965 - 1975
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 moved to...
Dates: 1832 - 1971
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...
Dates: 1885 - 1997
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 Civil War...
Dates: 1801 - 1968
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 Senate...
Dates: 1850 - 1951
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...
Dates: 1912 - 1960