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Asheville (N.C.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Allen High School records

Identifier: AC-278

The Allen High School, originally named the Allen Industrial Training School, was a girls' private boarding school located in Asheville, North Carolina, which served the African-American population from 1887 to 1974. The collection includes photographs, annuals, brochures, letters, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Allen School and Winifred Wrisley's relationship to the school as Music Teacher and to the United Methodist Church.

Dates: 1899-2008, undated

Asheville Mission Hospital School of Nursing Scrapbook

Identifier: RB-8000
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of one 27 page scrapbook, containing photographs, newspaper clippings, a case study from 1938-39, and ephemera from the School of Nursing and the Asheville Mission Hospital from the mid to late 1930s. It also contains ephemera from the Morgan family, including graduation announcements, nameplates, and letters, appointment certificates from the U. S. Army from 1945, 1948, and 1952, photographs of students, nurses, and family, and photographic postcards. Some...
Dates: 1936-1952; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

"Biltmore Estate North Carolina as a Seat for United Nations Organization" proposal

Identifier: AC-087
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a proposal compiled in 1946 to consider the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina as a seat for the United Nations. The front page is a handwritten note which reads "This was given to me by President Truman for Annie B." and signed with the initials JWB and dated 1946. This is followed by an introduction explaining the attributes which "invite careful consideration to its selection as a permanent home for the United Nation Organization." The proposal is...
Dates: 1946

Charles Beaver papers

Identifier: AC-881

Charles Beaver (1913-1999) was an Asheville native, WWII veteran, employee of the American Enka Corporation, and participant in a large number of WWII reunions and commorative events. This collection includes materials relating to his life and work including photographs, documents of his army service, and correspondence.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1874-2002, undated

Edward Bobal photograph album

Identifier: AC-245
Scope and Contents This photograph album was kept by Edward Bobal and his wife, Madelyn, while he awaited reassignment in the Army, in Asheville, North Carolina, during World War II. The album shows their 10 day stay in Asheville. Their photographs depict each other posed around the city, tourist sites, and various landmarks. They visited Grove Park and stayed at the Grove Park Inn. The couple also visited the Biltmore House, which is labelled the "George W. Vanderbilt estate" in the album. The album's...
Dates: 1945 March-April

Frank Adams interviews with Guy and Candie Carawan

Identifier: AC-819

The Frank Adams Interviews with Guy and Candie Carawan collection includes audiocassettes, floppy disks, and paper transcripts of 2001-2002 interviews of the Carawans by Frank Adams in Asheville, North Carolina. There is also an interview of Myles Horton by Guy Carawan.

Dates: 1983-2002, undated

Lawrence C. Penland photograph album

Identifier: AC-418
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a photograph album given to Lawrence C. Penland of Asheville, NC from "Frank and Sue" on January 3, 1919. The images are in black and white. Most are identified and dated. The majority of the images include individuals, including Penland who is usually identified as "Pen." In some of the photographs, he's wearing a Navy sailor's uniform. Other image subjects include animals (mules, donkey, horses, calf, dogs), Dr. Archer's home in Montreat, NC, Navy band, people...
Dates: circa 1916-1927, 1933

Plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains photograph

Identifier: AC-037
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one black and white photograph taken by William D. Hoyt in 1933. It's labeled "Plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains" and was taken near Asheville, NC.

Dates: 1933

"Return of An Angel: A Play in Two Acts" script

Identifier: AC-676

The collection contains a copy of "Return of an Angel: A Play in Two Acts" by Sandra L. Mason. The play is about the life of author Thomas Wolfe and his relationship to his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina.

Dates: 2005

Western North Carolina Views cabinet card collection

Identifier: AC-640
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of several cabinet cards published by Edward E. Brown and/or T. H. Lindsey. The cabinet cards are all related to Western North Carolina, primarily Asheville where both photographers were based at the time. Subjects include farming, African Americans, the French Broad River, the Battery Park Hotel, and views of Asheville. They are dated circa 1890s.

Dates: circa 1890s

Winyah Sanitarium (Asheville, N.C.) photograph album

Identifier: AC-1206
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs taken at Winyah Sanitarium, located in Asheville, N.C., circa 1920s. Subjects of the photograph include the exterior of the hospital, the grounds, and both staff and patients. A couple of the photographs include a car and most of the individuals are posed (some in the snow). There is one image of a street car and two of different buildings (unidentified). The photographed staff are primarily nurses wearing their uniforms and an African American woman...
Dates: circa 1920s