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    • 1931 Weaving Institute at Penland

    • Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Adult education -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This article appeared in the 1931, November/December issue of "Handicrafter" magazine. It is a summary of the activities which were part of the August, 1931 Weaving Institute. Edward Worst led the weaving program and Lucy Morgan planned social...
    • 1932 Pictures on Whiteside Mt. with Henry Payne

    • Whiteside Mountain (N.C.); Payne, Henry;
    • Reinfried Armstrong Romanes (April 4, 1896-1978), more often known as R. A. Romanes or simply as Romanes, was born and raised in Europe. In 1919, he emigrated to America and, through family and political connections, wound up living in Alto,...
    • 1932 Weaving Institute at Penland

    • Adult education -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Handicraft -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • This article by Bonnie Willis Ford appeared in the 1933, April issue of "Handicrafter" magazine. It is a summary of the activities which were part of the August, 1932 Weaving Institute. Edward Worst led the weaving program, while Lucy Morgan...
    • 21 Poems

    • Cherokee Indians -- Poetry;
    • "21 Poems" is the first published collection of poems by Robert J. Conley (1940-2014). A note on the second page reads: “Some of these poems have appeared previously in The Blackbird Circle, The Blue Cloud Quarterly, Scree, The Coldspring Journal,...
    • 5 New Hydro-Electric Projects Planned for Nantahala Section

    • Hydroelectric power plants -- North Carolina -- Swain County;
    • The August 13, 1929 issue of 'The Ruralite' (Sylva, N.C.), headlined this article entitled '5 New Hydro-Electric Projects Planned for Nantahala Section'� that detailed plans for five new hydroelectric projects on the Little Tennessee River, the...
    • 6th Grade Montford School, Asheville, N.C. 1909

    • Middle school students -- North Carolina -- Asheville;
    • This series of historic postcards depicts various sites in and around Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County and is the largest city in western North Carolina. In 1880, Asheville was linked by a rail line that...
    • "Above the Clouds" In the Land of the Sky

    • Appalachian Region, Southern; Mountain fog -- Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.);
    • Early postcards illustrating life and scenery in western North Carolina were published by several companies in and around the region. This dramatic view of the Southern Appalachians is labeled “Above the clouds.”
    • "Cloud Effect," in the Land of the Sky

    • Mountains -- North Carolina; Buildings -- North Carolina;
    • Early postcards illustrating life and scenery in western North Carolina were published by several companies in and around the region. This pastoral landscape is titled “Cloud Effect,” and notes the region as “Land of the Sky.”
    • "Gombroon," Home of Senator Z. B. Vance

    • Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894 -- Homes and haunts;
    • This image appeared in Lindsey’s Guide Book to Western North Carolina and is one of many depicting the mountains and mountain towns in and around Asheville, North Carolina. One of the first pictorial guide books to describe the southern...
    • "The Spinning Wheel" Girls

    • Artisans -- Appalachian Region, Southern;
    • In December 1928, a group of weavers from The Spinning Wheel shop, referring to themselves as "The Spinning Wheel Girls", gave Clementine Douglas a looseleaf volume of lyrics from mountain folk songs. Douglas kept the volume and added this...
    • A Cherokee Encyclopedia

    • Cherokee Indians -- Encyclopedias;
    • The Worldcat summary for "A Cherokee Encyclopedia" by Robert J. Conley (1940-2014) reads: "Quick reference on the several Cherokee "nations" (the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokees, and the United Keetoowah Band), people and places and...
    • A.J. Osborne to "Dear Brother", May 6, 1861

    • Military service, Voluntary -- Confederate States of America; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Osborne, A. J. -- Correspondence; Osborne family;
    • In this letter of May 6, 1861, A.J. Osborne writes to a brother, conveying a sense of the local mood as recruitment of soldiers begins. He states that he has been advised by a physician to not volunteer as he is prone to consumption (tuberculosis.)
    • A.T. Davidson to Jacob Siler, December 24, 1862

    • Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Coffins -- Purchasing; Davidson, A. T. -- Correspondence; Siler, Jacob, 1795-1871 -- Correspondence;
    • In this letter of December 24, 1862, A.T. Davidson writes to Jacob Siler with instructions for reimbursement of a coffin purchase for Rufus and giving his thoughts on the war.
    • Above the Clouds in Penland

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works;
    • This photographic postcard depicts Bailey's Peak, seen from what became the campus of Penland School of Handicrafts (now Penland School of Crafts) near Penland, North Carolina. The mountain has served as inspiration to countless instructors,...

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