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Crossnore School collection

Identifier: AC-135

Scope and Contents

This collection contains twenty-two items, including an incomplete run of Crossnore News, photocopied publicity materials, undated price lists, articles printed about Crossnore, a grant application for the North Carolina Folk Heritage Award, and one piece of correspondence.

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  1. Crossnore School (Crossnore, N.C.)
  2. Sloop, Mary T. Martin, 1873-1962
  3. Weaving -- North Carolina -- Crossnore
  4. Weaving -- North Carolina -- Avery County


  • Creation: 1926-1998, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The materials from Appalachian State University Libraries' Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The nature of these collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. As a result, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Historical Note

The Crossnore School was founded in 1913 by Eustace and Mary Martin Sloop. Dr. Mary Sloop established a boarding school to provide education for the area's children, an orphanage, a weaving facility, and a second-hand clothing store. The Crossnore School continues its educational mission today. More information about Crossnore School is available on their website:


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The Crossnore School Papers consist of materials about and generated by the Crossnore School, a school opened by Dr. Mary Martin Sloop to teach mountain women how to weave in order to earn their own money. This collection contains twenty-two items, including a VHS tape, "Mountain of Hope for Children in Need, Crossnore School."

Acquisitions Information

Eleanor Hjemmet donated this collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in 1995 and 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, May 2005; Additions made by Anita Elliott, 2013.

Crossnore School collection
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository