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Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

A. G. Dutch and Margaret Ann Roth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3334
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of approximately 8,000 photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club taken by Albert Gordon Dutch Roth between 1916 and 1960. It also houses a number of photographs taken by Dutch Roth's daughter, Margaret Ann Roth, and a variety of print materials (including correspondence, announcements and invitations, programs, and maps) documenting the SMHC.

Dates: circa 1880s-2002 December 14 (bulk 1916 May 24-1960 March 1)

A. Randolph Shields Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2124
Abstract This collection contains slide photography of the Great Smoky Mountains region and the Arizona desert, professional association membership information, professional research, writing and publications proofs, Shields family genealogical information, and personal correspondence. The collection is contained within seven archival storage boxes and a single archival tube. The original organizational patterns have been maintained wherever possible, including titles of folders and notebooks and the...
Dates: 1930s-1990s

Alice Brehm Williamson Elkmont Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3753
Abstract

This collection documents the last years of the Wonderland Hotel and village at Elkmont, spanning from the 1970s until the area's closure in 1992. It details the ownership arrangement of the land and leases of the buildings as well as the history of the community. Included are correspondence, records, photographs and newspaper columns concerning the Elkmont community and the Wonderland Hotel.

Dates: 1970 - 1994

Carson Brewer Articles

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Identifier: MS-2435
Abstract

This collection contains 45 items, mainly articles written by Carson Brewer for the Knoxville News-Sentinel from 1959 to 1992. Most of the articles contain local stories about history and people's experiences or activities.

Dates: 1959-1992

Civilian Conservation Corps Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2069
Abstract

The bulk of this collection consists of photocopies of reports documenting inspections conducted at Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Tennessee and North Carolina. The original materials can be found in record group 35.3.4 at the National Archives. The collection also houses a description of the National Archives' materials regarding the CCC and a book entitled The CCC in the Smokies.

Dates: 1933-1942, 2001

Earl M. Albertson Genealogical Research

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Identifier: MS-3451
Abstract

This collection houses photographs, stories, records, and publications documenting the people of Greenbrier Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Among the family names discussed are Huskey, Ogle, Whaley, Reagan, Stinnett, Albertson, Dodgen, Bohannon, Shultz, and Ingle. The majority of the photographs are modern copies; the existence and location of the originals is not known.

Dates: circa 1860-circa 2000

Fink Mountain Days Manuscript

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Identifier: MS-3853
Abstract The collection consists of a typed manuscript, written in 1960 in Jonesboro, Tennessee, by mountaineer and Tennessee historian Paul Fink, entitled “Mountain Days. A Journal of Camping Experiences in the Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. 1914-1938.” An early draft of his 1975 book, Backpacking was the only way, the journal details his experiences exploring the Smoky Mountains and includes accounts of how he helped developed the Appalachian Trail...
Dates: 1960

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MS-3782
Abstract

This collection contains oral histories about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through interviews of people who lived in the area in the early twentieth century. These interviews were conducted by students from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology and Appalachian Folklore classes.

Dates: 1980s-2000s

Ilene Jones Cornwell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2054
Abstract Series I of this collection contains photographs, correspondence, sketches, postcards, clippings, publications, and other materials documenting Paul J. Adams. Many of these items discuss Adams' beloved dog, Cumberland Jack II. Of particular interest is a typewritten manuscript for Adams' unpublished "Cumberland Jack." Series II houses photographs, notes, publications, and other materials showing Tennessee historian Paul M. Fink. Series III houses materials unrelated to Adams and Fink,...
Dates: 1923-circa 2010

Jim Casada Collection of Horace Kephart and George Masa

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Identifier: MS-3452
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, photographs, publications, newspaper clippings, and other materials that Jim Casada collected during his research into the lives and work of Horace Kephart and George Masa.

Dates: 1882-2009 October 30 (Bulk 1926 March 6-2009 October 30)

Lucinda Ogle Collection

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Identifier: MS-3524
Abstract The Lucinda Ogle Collection (1885-2003) details early life in the Smoky Mountains. Lucinda Ogle was the daughter of Wiley and Rebecca Oakley. Wiley Oakley was known as the "Roaming Man of the Mountains", for his expertise in storytelling, for his comprehensive knowledge of the mountains, and for his guided tours throughout the Smoky Mountains. Lucinda Oakley Ogle continued the legacy of her father by preserving the heritage of the Smoky Mountains and its people. The collection includes...
Dates: circa 1885-circa 2003, undated

Peter H. Prince Papers

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Identifier: MS-2921
Abstract The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs, newspaper clippings, computer printouts, xerox copies, floppy disks, correspondence, and reference publications documenting Peter Hayden Pete Prince's research into the history of his family and of the Great Smoky Mountains both before and after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was formed. Other materials document Prince's personal life (including his two fiancees, his work with cerebral palsy patients, his struggle to find...
Dates: 1770-2006

Ruth Ewald Collection Regarding the Great Smoky Mountains

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3522
Abstract

This collection houses Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Handbooks, newsletters, pocket maps, and guides to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park assembled by Ruth Z. Ewald.

Dates: 1926-2009

Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) Records

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Identifier: MS-3515
Abstract

This collection houses annual reports (1982-1986; 1983 missing), copies of the SOCM Sentinel (1983-1987), a brochure, and copies of two stories published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel (1986-1987) documenting the Tennessee activist group Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM).

Dates: 1982-1987 May

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0423
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of bulletins, photographs, song sheets, member information, and other materials documenting the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. Also included are a few issues of the Georgia Mountaineer, three guidebooks to various areas of the Smoky Mountains, and materials describing the building of a transmountain road in the 1960s and the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Bill.

Dates: 1926-1969 July

Wilma Dykeman Papers Concerning Highland Homeland

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Identifier: MS-3778
Abstract

This collection consists of papers, deeds, contracts, tax receipts, manuscript drafts, audio tapes, research notes, and correspondence related to the publication of Highland Homeland: The People of the Great Smokies written by Wilma Dykeman and son, James R. "Jim" Stokely III, published in 1978.

Dates: 1972-1974, 1978, undated

Wolf Creek Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3858
Abstract

This collection documents the Allen family and, to a lesser degree, the Peck family of Wolf Creek, Cocke County, Tennessee. Materials consist primarily of correspondence in the form of personal letters, envelopes, telegraphs, and postcards. In addition, there are wills, legal and business papers, newspaper clippings, photocopies, photographs, negatives, a glass negative, a book, an herb/wildflower journal, several periodicals, land deeds, and surveys.

Dates: 1810-2012; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1912