The Alison B. Stirling CollectionThe Alison B. Stirling Collection

The Alison B. Stirling Collection

The Stirling Collection of the James H. Carson Library was established with the aim of preserving a variety of materials relating to the Southern Appalachian region. In 1929, when Alison B. Stirling joined Lees-McRae College as its first librarian, one of her goals was to create a special North Carolina and Appalachian Collection. Miss Stirling's goal was in full accord with the college's motto: "In, of, and for the mountains." Her creation has proven to be farsighted in its lasting benefits to a succession of researchers, authors, journalists, students and faculty for whom the special collection bearing her name is a rich, unique and multifaceted resource.

The cataloged material in the Stirling, or North Carolina Room, includes books, pamphlets, sound recordings (folk music and tales and field interviews), videotapes, and microfilm (primarily local area newspapers). It is classified by the Dewey system.

Most of the uncataloged materials consist of loose clippings, brochures, leaflets and other such media in the collection's vertical files. A subject guide to the vertical files identifies general categories. A series of box files preserves materials on topics with a proliferating literature or of a particular interest. Other uncataloged material includes maps and prints.

The collection contains many artifacts; these range from an impressive hand-built lathe once used in the campus woodworking shop to pottery by famed North Carolina master potter Ben Owen. The collection doubles, then, as a campus museum.

The photos, artifacts, papers and many other items related to the history of Lees-McRae College are located in the archives of Lees-McRae College.


Vertical Files

Subject Guide to the North Carolina Vertical Files
maintained in the Alison B. Stirling Room of the James H. Carson Library and Information Center

A

Aaron Seminary, Montezuma, N.C.
Abandoned Towns
Abingdon, VA
Acid Rain
Aged
Agriculture--Decline
Agriculture--W.N.C.
Air Pollution--W.N.C.
Airplanes
Albert Schweitzer Memorial Hospital
Alleghany County, N.C.
Alleghany County, N.C.--Personalities
All-Terrain Vehicles
Alternative Energy
Alternative Medicine
Altitudes (Mountains)
American Enka Corporation
American Folk-Life Center
American Mountain Men
Amusement Parks--W.N.C.
Animals--Rare and Endangered
Animal Shelters
Anthropology
Appalachia
Appalachia--Art of
Appalachia--Bibliography
Appalachia--Catholic Church
Appalachia--Culture
Appalachia--Education
Appalachia--Geology
Appalachia--Moving Pictures
Appalachian Center News
Appalachian Consortium
Appalachian Consortium--Lees-McRae College
Appalachian Folklife Festival--Beech Mountain, N.C.
Appalachian Hall--Asheville, N.C.
Appalachian People's Service Organization (APSO)
Appalachian Power Company
APCO--Brumley Gap Project
Appalachian Region--Description and Travel
Appalachian Region--Federal Aid
Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Regional Development Act
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Appalachian South Folklife Center--Pipestem, W.V.
Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University--Dark Sky Observatory
Appalachian Studies--Alice Lloyd College
Appalachian Studies Conference
Appalachian Studies--East Tennessee State University
Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail--Plants
Appalachian Women
Appalshop
Apples
Aquatic Plants
Archaeology
Architecture--Conservation and Restoration
Architecture--Domestic
Art and Artists
Ashe County, N.C.
Ashe County, N.C.--Bluff Mountain
Ashe County, N.C.--Cemeteries
Ashe County, N.C.--Development
Ashe County, N.C.--Economic Conditions
Ashe County, N.C.--Education
Ashe County, N.C.--Fig
Ashe County, N.C.--Frescos
Ashe County, N.C.--Geology
Ashe County, N.C.--History
Ashe County, N.C.--Hotels, Inns etc.
Ashe County, N.C.--Industry
Ashe County, N.C.--Personalities
Ashe County, N. C.--Recreation
Asheville Agricultural School and Mountain Sanitarium
Asheville, N.C.
Asheville, N.C.--Civil Defense
Asheville, N.C.--Description and Travel
Asheville, N.C.--Economic Condition
Asheville, N.C.--History
Asheville, N.C.--Hospitals
Asheville, N.C.--Hotels, Inns etc.
Asheville, N.C.--Markets and Trading Centers
Asheville, N.C.--Mountain Experience Center
Asheville, N.C.--Pack Library
Asheville, N.C.--Personalities
Asheville, N.C.--Seely's Castle
Asheville, N.C.--Shoenberger Hall
Asheville, N.C.--Thomas Wolfe Playhouse
Asheville, N.C.--Tourism and Resort Development
Asheville, N.C.--University of North Carolina
Asheville, N.C.--Water Supply
Asphalt Plants
Atomic Power Plants
Atomic Power Plants--Virginia
Audubon Society--Grandfather Mountain Chapter
Authors--Southern
Avery Arts Council
Avery County, N.C.
Avery County, N.C.--ACADA (Avery Citizens Against Domestic Abuse)
Avery County, N.C.--Agriculture
Avery County, N.C.--Agriculture--Nurseries
Avery County, N.C.--Agriculture--Orchards
Avery County, N.C.--Agriculture--Sheep
Avery County, N.C.--Airports
Avery County, N.C.--Alcoholic Beverage Control
Avery County, N.C.--Altapass
Avery County, N.C.--Banks and Banking
Avery County, N.C.--Blacks
Avery County, N.C. Businesses
Avery County, N.C.--Camp Grounds
Avery County, N.C.--Child Care
Avery County, N.C.--Cranberry
Avery County, N.C.--Cranberry High School
Avery County, N.C.--Cranberry Mines
Avery County, N.C.--Crime and Criminals
Avery County, N.C.--Dams
Avery County, N.C.--Description and Travel
Avery County, N.C.--Drugs
Avery County, N.C.--Economic Conditions
Avery County, N.C.--Education
Avery County, N.C.--Elk Park
Avery County, N.C.--Elk River Club
Avery County, N.C.--Elk River--Pollution
Avery County, N.C.--Environment
Avery County, N.C.--Erosion
Avery County, N.C.--Fair
Avery County, N.C.--Finances
Avery County, N.C.--Fishing
Avery County, N.C.--Floods
Avery County, N.C.--Folk Music
Avery County, N.C.--Football
Avery County, N.C.--Golf Courses
Avery County, N.C.--Grandfather Golf and Country Club
Avery County, N.C.--Handicrafts
Avery County, N.C.--Health Care
Avery County, N.C.--Highways and Roads
Avery County, N.C.--Historic sites
Avery County, N.C.--Historical Museum
Avery County, N.C.--History
Avery County, N.C.--Hotels, Inns etc.
Avery County, N.C.--Humane Society
Avery County, N.C.--Hump Mountain
Avery County, N.C.--Industry
Avery County, N.C.--Inter-Agency Task Force
Avery County, N.C.--Labor Force
Avery County, N.C.--Language
Avery County, N.C.--Montezuma
Avery County, N.C.--Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Avery County, N.C.--Newland
Avery County, N.C.--Obituaries
Avery County, N.C.--Personalities
Avery County, N.C.--Plumtree
Avery County, N.C.--Police Department
Avery County, N.C.--Politics and Government
Avery County, N.C.--Presidential Campaigns
Avery County, N.C.--Prisons
Avery County, N.C.--Promotional Materials
Avery County, N.C.--Public Library
Avery County, N.C.--Recreation Complex
Avery County, N.C.--Refuse
Avery County, N.C.--Rescue Squad
Avery County, N.C.--Ridge Law
Avery County, N.C.--Shrubbery
Avery County, N.C.--Spruce Pine--Mayland Technical Institute
Avery County, N.C.--Square Dancing
Avery County, N.C.--Statistics--1980-1990
Avery County, N.C.--Taxation
Avery County, N.C.--Taxpayers Association
Avery County, N.C.--Temporary Care Facility, Newland, N.C.
Avery County, N.C.--Tourism and Recreational Development
Avery County, N.C.--Unaka Mountains--Description and Travel
Avery County, N.C.--Watauga-Avery Objectives Committee
Avery County, N.C.--Water Supply
Avery County, N.C.--Weather
Avery County, N.C.--Welfare
Avery Industries, Inc.
Avery Journal Special Editions
Aviation--W.N.C.


B

"Balds"
Balsam Grove Medical Clinic
Balsam Wooly Aphid
Banner Elk, N.C.--Alcoholic Beverage Control
Banner Elk, N.C.--Banner Elk and Vicinity Photographs
Banner Elk, N.C.--Businesses
Banner Elk, N.C.--Historical Society
Banner Elk, N.C.--History
Banner Elk, N.C.--Hotels, Inns etc.
Banner Elk, N.C.--Law Enforcement
Banner Elk, N.C.--Presbyterian Church
Banner Elk, N.C.--School of English
Banner Elk, N.C.--Sewage
Barns
Barter Theatre
Bartering
Bartram Trail
Basketry
Bats
Bear Paw, N.C.
Bears
Beech Haven Camp, Banner Elk, N.C.
Beech Mountain, N.C.
Beer
Bees and Beekeeping
Bell Making
Berea College, KY
Berry Schools, GA
Bicycles and Bicycling--N.C..
Big Stone Gap, VA--Outdoor Drama--Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Biltmore Estate
Birds
Black Lung
Black Mountain College
Black Panthers--N.C.
Blacks in Appalachia
Blacks in Appalachia--History
Blacksmithing
Bland County, VA--Highways and Roads
Blizzards
Blowing Rock, N.C.--Theatre
Blue Diamond Coal Company
Blueberries (as crop for W.N.C.)
Blue Ridge Assembly
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Reading Team
Blueridge Hearthside Crafts Association
Bluff Mountain, N.C.
Bobcats
Bob Jones University
Book Reviews
Book Stores
Boone, N.C.
Boone, N.C.--Alcoholic Beverage Control
Boone, N.C.--Businesses
Boone, N.C.--Center for Continuing Education
Boone, N.C.--Churches
Boone, N.C.--Citizens for the Study of Non-Violence
Boone, N.C.--Crime and Criminals
Boone, N.C.--Drugs
Boone, N.C.--Handicrafts
Boone, N.C.--History
Boone, N.C.--Hospitals
Boone, N.C.--Hotels, Inns etc.
Boone, N.C.--Housing
Boone, N.C.--Industry
Boone, N.C.--Oasis, Inc.
Boone, N.C.--Personalities
Boone, N.C.--Politics and Government
Boone, N.C.--Pollution
Boone, N.C.--Transportation
Boone, N.C.--Water Supply
Botany
Boundary Disputes--N.C.
Brad Ragan, Inc., Spruce Pine, N.C.
Brasstown Bald (Mtn.), GA
Brevard College, N.C.
Brevard Music Center, N.C.
BRIDGE Program
Bridges, N.C.
Bristol Caverns
Broom Making
Broughton Hospital (W.N.C. Insane Asylum)
Brown Lung
Brown Mountain Lights
Broyhill Industries
Buckwheat
Buffalo Creek Disaster
Buladean, N.C.
Buncombe County, N.C.
Buncombe County, N.C.--Bearwallow Mountain
Buncombe County, N.C.--Beaucatcher Mountain
Buncombe County, N.C.--Biltmore Forest
Buncombe County, N.C.--Black Mountain
Buncombe County, N.C.--Black Mountain--Alcoholic Beverage Control
Buncombe County, N.C.--Craggy Gardens
Buncombe County, N.C.--Education
Buncombe County, N.C.--Environmental Impact Statement
Buncombe County, N.C.--Highways and Roads
Buncombe County, N.C.--History
Buncombe County, N.C.--Industry
Buncombe County, N.C.--Land use planning
Buncombe County, N.C.--Montreat
Buncombe County, N.C.--Montreat--Historical Foundation
Buncombe County, N.C.--Montreat-Anderson College
Buncombe County, N.C.--Personalities
Buncombe County, N.C.--Population
Buncombe County, N.C.--Swannanoa--Mountain Orphanage
Buncombe County, N.C.--Swannanoa--Presbyterian Home for Children
Buncombe County, N.C.--Wildlife
Burke County, N.C.
Burke County, N.C.--Henry River
Burke County, N.C.--Highways and Roads
Burke County, N.C.--Jonas Ridge
Burke County, N.C.--Linville Caverns
Burke County, N.C.--Morganton
Burke County, N.C.--North Carolina Outward Bound School
Burke County, N.C.--Personalities
Burke County, N.C.--Pilot Mountain
Burke County, N.C.--Table Rock Mountain
Burke County, N.C.--Valdese
Butler, TN


C

Cades Cove, TN
Caesar's Head, S.C.
Caldwell County, N.C.
Caldwell County, N.C.--Mortimer
Caldwell County, N.C.--Patterson School
Caldwell County, N.C.--Personalities
Campbell Folk School, N.C.
Camps
Canadian Hemlocks
Carolina Biological Supply Co.
Carolina Hemlock National Forest
Carolina Mirror Co.
Carolina Mountain Club
Carolina Reader's Theater
Carter County, TN
Cataloochee Ranch
Catawba Indians
Catawba Indians--Land claims
Catawba River
Catholic Worker--W.V.
Caves
Cemeteries
Center for Appalachian Studies, East Tennessee State University
Center for Improving Mountain Living
Chair Caning
Champion Paper Company
Charcoal Making
Charity
Chatham County, N.C.
Chatham Manufacturing Co.
Chattooga River
Cheese Making
Cherokee Arboretum and Nature Trail
Cherokee County, N.C.
Cherokee County, N.C.--Bear Paw, Murphy--Resort Development
Cherokee County, N.C.--Cherokee
Cherokee County, N.C.--Cumberland Gap Historical Park
Cherokee County, N.C.--Cumberland Gap--Promotional Materials
Cherokee County, N.C.--Hiawassee Lake
Cherokee County, N.C.--Murphy
Cherokee Indians
Cherokee Indians--Commerce
Cherokee Indians--Culture and History
Cherokee Indians--Education
Cherokee Indians--Fishing
Cherokee Indians--Gambling
Cherokee Indians--Government relations
Cherokee Indians--Handicrafts
Cherokee Indians--Language
Cherokee Indians--Law
Cherokee Indians--Legends
Cherokee Indians--Medicine
Cherokee Indians--Personalities
Cherokee Indians--Politics and Government
Cherokee Indians--Promotional Material
Cherokee Indians--Religion
Cherokee National Forest
Chestnuts
Chestoa View, Blue Ridge Parkway--Murders
Chickens
Child Abuse
Chimney Sweeps
Chiropractors
Christmas
Christmas Trees
Church-affiliated Schools, W.N.C.
Churches, W.N.C.
Citizens for Southwest Virginia
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Clans, Scottish--History
Clay County, N.C.
Clay County, N.C.--History
Clearcutting
Climate--W.N.C.
Clinchfield Dam Project
Clinchport, VA
Coal Gasification
Coal Mines and Mining
Coal Mines and Mining--KY
Coal Mines and Mining--Music
Coal Mines and Mining--Social Conditions
Coal Mines and Mining--Strikes
Coal Mines and Mining--TN
Coal Mines and Mining, VA
Coal Mines and Mining, W.V.
Coal Mines and Mining--Western States
Coal Mines and Mining--Women
Cockfighting
College Tuition
Colleges and Universities--Cooperating University of America
Colonialism
Commission on Religion in Appalachia, Inc. (CORA)
Common Law Court
Communes
Community Action
Community Watch
Concord Presbytery
Cone Memorial Park, N.C.
Conference Centers and Retreats
Conflicts--1964
Conservation of Natural Resources
Continuing Education
Cooperatives--W.N.C.
Corn Husk Art
Council of Southern Mountains
Council on Appalachian Women
Courthouses--N.C.
Covered Bridge Crafts
Covered Bridges
Cowee Ruby Mines
Coyotes
Cranberries
Crime and Criminals--TN
Crime and Criminals--VA
Crime and Criminals--W.N.C.
Cripple Creek, VA
Crockett Tavern, TN--Historic Site
Crossnore, N.C.
Crossnore School, N.C.


D

Dairy Farming
Dams--Hazards
Dams--Hydroelectric
Dams--Inspection
Dams--VA
Dams--W.V.
Daniel Boone Hotel
Daniel Boone National Scenic Trail
Dare County, N.C.--Roanoke Island--History
Day Care Centers--Appalachian State University
Death Penalty
Decoration Day
Deer
Diet--Appalachia
Dogs
Dogs--Fighting
Dogwood
Doll making
Dowsing
Drought
Drought (Forestry)
Drug Abuse
Drug Traffic--W.N.C.
Drug Treatment
Duke Power Company
Dulcimers


E

Eagles
"Earth College"
Earthquakes
East Tennessee--Description and Travel
East Tennessee--Promotional Material
East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (Tweetsie)
East Tennessee State University
Economic Conditions
Ecusta Corporation
Education
Elderhostel--W.N.C.
Elida Home for Children
Elizabethton, TN
Elk
Elk Falls Fishing and Country Club
Elk Park, N.C.
Emergency Assistance, N.C.
Eminent Domain
Emus
Encyclopedia of Appalachia
Endangered Species
Environment--Organizations
Environmental Pollution
Episcopalian Church in North Carolina
Erosion
Erwin, TN
Edgar Tufts Memorial Association Scrapbook
Edgar Tufts Memorial Association--Personnel--Tufts, Rev. Edgar


F

Fancy Gap, VA
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976
Federal Lands
Ferrum College
Ferrum College Blue Ridge Institute
Feuding
Fire Ecology
Fireflies
First Step Farm
Fish Culture
Fish Kills--W.N.C.
Fishing Clubs
Flat Rock Playhouse
Floods
Floods--Causes
Floods--Control
Floods--Ellijay, GA
Floods--Psychological Effects
Floods--TN
Floods--Tennessee Valley Authority
Floods--VA
Floods--W.N.C.
Floods--Yancey County, N.C.
Floridians
Floyd County, VA
Folk Festivals
Folk Life Center of the Smokies at Cosby, TN
Folk Music--W.N.C.
Folklore and Customs
Folklore--Plants
Folklore--Study and Teaching
Food Stamp Program
Foods (Processing and cookery)
Foreign Ownership of Land
Foreign Ownership of Land--VA
Forest Canopy
Forest Fires
Forests and Forestry
Forests and Forestry--W.N.C.
Forest Regeneration
Forsyth County, N.C.--Winston-Salem
Fort Loudoun, TN--Historic site
Fort Watauga
Foscoe, N.C.
Foxes
Foxfire
Franklin, State of
French Broad--Preimpoundment Study
French Broad River
Frontier and Pioneer Life--W.N.C.
Frost Date
Funeral Customs


G

Gaithright Dam Project
Galacking
Galax Fiddler's Convention
Gambling, legalized--N.C.
Gardens of the Blue Ridge
Gatlinburg, TN
Gazebos
Gems
Genealogy
Geology
Georgia--Description and Travel
Georgia--Personalities
Ghosts
Ginseng
Glade Springs, VA
Glass
Gold Mines and Mining--N.C.
Golf Courses--N.C.
Goose Pimple Junction, VA
Governor--Right to Succession
Grace Hospital, Banner Elk, N.C.
Graham County, N.C.
Graham County, N.C.--Mountain View School
Graham County, N.C.--Personalities
Graham County, N.C.--Promotional Materials
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Geology
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Hang Gliding
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Highland Games
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Mildred the Bear, etc.
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Music Festival
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Peregrine Falcon
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Promotional Material
Grandfather Mountain, N.C.--Singing on the Mountain
Grapevines
Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park--Ecology
Great Smoky Mountains National Park--Economic Impact
Great Smoky Mountains National Park--Highways and Roads
Great Smoky Mountains National Park--History
Great Smoky Mountains National Park--Promotional Materials
Great Smoky Mountains National Park--Rangers
Guilford County, N.C.
Gunsmithing--W.N.C.
Gypsy Moth


H

Habitat for Humanity--Avery County, N.C.
Hampton, TN
Handicapped
Handicrafts
Harkness, David J.--Heroines of the Confederacy
Haywood County, N.C.
Haywood County, N.C.--Cataloochee Valley
Haywood County, N.C.--Education
Haywood County, N.C.--Environmental Impact Statements
Haywood County, N.C.--History
Haywood County, N.C.--Lake Junaluska--Interpreter's House
Haywood County, N.C.--Maggie Valley
Haywood County, N.C.--New College
Haywood County, N.C.--Personalities
Health Care--W.N.C.
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Helen, GA
Henderson County, N.C.
Henderson County, N.C.--Cane Creek
Henderson County, N.C.--Forge Mountain
Henderson County, N.C.--Green River
Henderson County, N.C.--Hendersonville-Blue Ridge School
Henderson County, N.C.--Hendersonville--Churches
Henderson County, N.C.--Hendersonville--Opportunity House
Henderson County, N.C.--History
Henderson County, N.C.--Personalities
Henderson County, N.C.--Whiteside Mountain
Herbicides--W.N.C.
Herbs
Hermits
Hermits--VA
Highland Educational Project--Diocese of West Virginia
Highlander Folk School
Highlands Biological Station
Highlands, N.C.
Highways and Roads
Highways and Roads--Damage
Highways and Roads--TN
Highways and Roads--VA
Highways and Roads--W.V.
Highways and Roads--W.N.C.
Hiking
Hindman, KY
Historical Foundations and Societies--Eastern TN and W.N.C.
Hog Killing
Holston Presbyterian Camp, Banner Elk, N.C.
Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Home Remedies
Homesteading
Hominy Valley Park
Horses
Hospice--W.N.C.
Hospitals--Sloop Memorial, Crossnore, N.C.
Housing
Howard Knob
Hunger in Appalachia
Hunting
Hurricanes


I

Ice Houses
Illiteracy
Indians--Legends
Indians--N.C.
Indians--N.C.--Antiquities
Indians--Southeastern States
Industry
Insects, Injurious and beneficial
International Ladies Garment Workers Union
Invershiel Resort
Iron foundries
Iron, Mines and Mining
Iron Mountain Stoneware--Mountain City, TN


J

J. P. Stevens Co.
Jackson County, N.C.
Jackson County, N.C.--Airports
Jackson County, N.C.--Caney Forks Valley
Jackson County, N.C.--Ellicott Rock
Jackson County, N.C.--Environmental Impact Statements
Jackson County, N.C.--Home Health Service Agency
Jackson County, N.C.--Hotels, Inns, etc.
Jackson County, N.C.--Personalities
James River
Jarrett Manor, GA
Jewelry
Jews--W.N.C.--History
Johnson City, TN--Promotional Materials
Johnson County, TN
Jonesboro, TN
Joslin, Michael--Articles
Joyce Kilmer National Forest
Jugtown
Jury Duty


K

Kings Mountain, Battle of
Kinship
Klonteska Resort--Banner Elk, N.C.
Knife Swapping
Ku Klux Klan--N.C.
Kudzu
Kyle Community


L

Labor Unions
Lake Fontana, N.C.
Land Developments (Homes etc.)--W.N.C.
Land of Oz
Land Ownership
Land Speculation
Land Stewardship Council of North Carolina
Land--Taxation
Land Trusts
Land Trusts and Community Economics
Land Use
Land Use Planning
Land Use Planning--W.N.C.
Law Enforcement--W.N.C.
Lee County, VA
Legal Services of the Blue Ridge
Legends and Ghosts--N.C.
Legends and Ghosts--S.C.
Legends and Ghosts--W.V.
Letcher County, KY
Library--Avery, Mitchell, Yancey Regional
Licklog Dispute with N.C. Department of Transportation
Linville, N.C.
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
Linville Land Harbor
Linville Ridge Development
Little Switzerland, N.C.
Livestock
Llamas--W.N.C.
Log Cabins
Logging
Lost Colony
Lottery, State
Luck, N.C.


Mc

McDowell County, N.C.
McDowell County, N.C.--Old Fort


M

Macon County, N.C.
Macon County, N.C.--Acuone
Macon County, N.C.--Franklin
Macon County, N.C.--Highlander Folk School
Macon County, N.C.--Holly Springs
Madison County, N.C.
Madison County, N.C.--Education
Madison County, N.C.--Environmental Impact Statements
Madison County, N.C.--Hotels, Inns etc.
Madison County, N.C.--Land Use
Madison County, N.C.--Laurels
Madison County, N.C.--Mars Hill College
Madison County, N.C.--Mars Hill College--Rural Life Museum
Madison County, N.C.--Mars Hill College--Southern Appalachian Center
Madison County, N.C.--Personalities
Madison County, N.C.--Water Supply
Magazines--W.N.C.
Maggie Valley, N.C.
Manassas, VA
Manganese--TN
Manual Woodworkers--Gerton, N.C.
Maps--Mountain Area Planning System (MAPS)
Marijuana
Markets (open air, trading places etc.)
Marshes
Maryville, TN--Hillbilly Homecoming
Mason Mountain Mine
Mast Store
Mayland Community College
Mayo River Dam
Melungeons
Methane (as fuel)
Mica
Midwifery
Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers, W.N.C.
Migration
Military activity
Military service
Militia groups
Milk sickness
Mills
Miners
Mines and Minerals
Mines and Minerals--Lithium
Mines and Minerals--Tin
Mines and minerals--Titanium--VA
Mines and Minerals--VA
Mines and Mining--Asbestos
Mines and Mining--Copper
Mines and Mining--Feldspar
Mines and Mining--Gibbite
Mines and Mining--Kaolin
Mines and Mining--Mica
Mines and Mining--Olivine
Mines and Mining Quartz
Mines, Inspection of
Mines--Safety
Missionaries, Medical
Mitchell County, N.C.
Mitchell County, N.C.--Agriculture
Mitchell County, N.C.--Bakersville
Mitchell County, N.C.--Bandana
Mitchell County, N.C.--History
Mitchell County, N.C.--Kona
Mitchell County, N.C.--Loafer's Glory
Mitchell County, N.C.--Mines and Mining
Mitchell County, N.C.--Obituaries
Mitchell County, N.C.--Penland School of Crafts
Mitchell County, N.C.--Personalities
Mitchell County, N.C.--Plants
Mitchell County, N.C.--Relief
Mobile Homes
Monarch Butterfly
Monitor (ship)
Montgomery County, N.C.--Uwharrie Mountains
Montgomery County, N.C.--Uwharrie National Forest
Moonshining
Morristown, TN
Mortality
Mosses
Mother Earth News, The--Hendersonville, N.C.
Motion Pictures
Mount Le Conte, TN
Mount Mitchell
Mount Mitchell--Amphibians and Reptiles
Mount Mitchell--Botany
Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
Mountain Area Management Act of 1973
Mountain City, TN
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival (Bascom Lamar Lunsford)
Mountain Heritage Center--W.C.U.--Cullowhee, N.C.
Mountain Management Act
Mountain Orphanage
Mountain People--Economic Conditions
Mountain People, N.J.
Mountain People--Social Conditions
Mountain People--Speech
Mountain People--Stereotypes
Mountain Times Special Editions
Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Murphy, N.C.
Museum of the Southern Highlands
Museums
Mushrooms
Music
Musical Instruments
Musicians
Mystery Hill


N

Nantahala Light and Power Company
Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala National Forest--Plants
Nantahala River
National Park Service
Natural Gas
Nature Conservancy
Nelson County, VA
New River, 1972--Current
New River Gorge
New River Mental Health Center
New River Power and Light
New River Valley Tourism
Newspapers--Sylvan Valley News, 1895--
Newspapers--Tennessee and Virginia
Newspapers--W.N.C.
Nolichucky River
North Carolina--Antiquities
North Carolina Arts Council
North Carolina Botanical Gardens
North Carolina--Council of Governments (COG)
North Carolina Council of Government--Region D
North Carolina Department of Agriculture
North Carolina Environmental Policy Acts--Minimal Criteria
North Carolina--Environmental research
North Carolina Film Program
North Carolina Fund
North Carolina--History
North Carolina--History--Civil War
North Carolina--Hotels, Inns etc.
North Carolina Land Policy Act
North Carolina Laws--Trespassing
North Carolina--Legislation
North Carolina Museum of Minerals
North Carolina--Politics and Government
North Carolina--Politics and Government--Administrative Organization
North Carolina--Promotional Materials
North Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association
North Carolina Ski Area Association
North Carolina Zoo
Nuclear Wastes


O

Oaks
Observatories
Old Fort, N.C.
Oral History Projects
Orchids
Organized Crime
Ostriches
Otters
Outdoor Drama--Cry of the Owl
Outdoor Drama--Horn in the West
Outdoor Drama--The Legend of Tom Dooley
Outdoor Drama--The Long Way Home
Outdoor Drama--Thunderland
Outdoor Drama--Unto These Hills
Outer Banks
Outward Bound--see also Burke County, N.C.--North Carolina Outward Bound School
Overmountain Victory Trail March


P

Parakeets
Paper Money--N.C.
Parris, John--Roaming the Mountains
Parson of the Hills Program--see also Keyes, Charles
Paulownia
Peat--N.C.
Peregrine Falcon
Personal Income--W.N.C.
Petroleum Industry and Trade
Pine Mountain Settlement School, KY
Pink Beds--N.C.
Pisgah Industrial Institute
Pisgah National Forest, N.C.
Place Names--W.N.C.
Plant Uses
Plants--Medicinal
Plants--Rare and Endangered
The Plow (periodical)
Poetry Council of North Carolina
Polk County, N.C.
Polk County, N.C.--Personalities
Population Growth--W.N.C.
Population--1968
Population--W.N.C.
Postal Service--W.N.C.
Postal Service--W.V.
Pottery
Poverty in Appalachia
Power Lines
Power Plants--N.C.
Presbyterian Church, The
Prison Art Program
Prisons
Prisons--Reform
Prisons--Road Gangs
Public Records
Publishers


Q

Quilting


R

Rabies
Raccoons
Radioactive Materials--Handling and Transportation
Radioactive Wastes
Rafting
Railroads
Railroads--W.N.C.
Rainbow Family
Rare II--W.N.C.
Ramps
Reclamation of Land
Recycling (wastes, etc.)
Refugees--W.N.C.
Regional Energy Institute
Religion and Education--VA
Religions--Appalachian Mountains
Rescue Ranger
Rescue Work
Resort Area Ministry
Resort Development
Resort Management, Inc.
Restaurants
Retirement--W.N.C.
Rhododendron
Ridge Law--N.C.
Ridge Law--TN
Ritter Lumber Company
River Boats
Rivers--TN
Rivers--W.N.C.
Roads--Engineering aspects
Road Salt
Roan Mountain, TN
Roanoke County, VA
Roanoke River
Roanoke, W.V.
Rock Climbing
Rocky Mount, TN--Historic Site
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Roman Catholic Church
Ruffed Grouse
Rug Making
Rugby, TN
Rural Electrification Authority
Rural Life
Rural Southern Voice for Peace
Rutherford County, N.C.
Rutherford County, N.C.--Chimney Rock
Rutherford County, N.C.--Cliffside
Rutherford County, N.C.--Forest City
Rutherford County, N.C.--Lake Lure
Rutherford County, N.C.--Personalities
Rutherford County, N.C.--Union Mills, N.C.--Alexander School, Inc.


S

St. John's Episcopal Church, N.C.
Savannah, GA
Saw Mills, W.N.C.
School Busses--N.C.
School Consolidation
Scotch-Irish
Serviceberry
Settlement Schools
Shady Valley, TN
Shape-note Music
Shenandoah Valley
Shoe-making
Shot Tower State Park, VA
Shrubbery Growing
Sign Ordinances
Skiing--Liability suits
Skiing--Southern Mountains--1960-69
Skiing--Southern Mountains--197079
Skiing--Southern Mountains--1980-current
Skiing--Special Olympics
Skyline Telephone Membership Corporation
Smoky Mountains Alliance of Communities
Snake Handling
Snow
Snow Carnival
Snowboarding
Snuff
Soap making
Solar Lumber Kiln
South Carolina--Promotional Material
Southern Highlands Appalachian Conservancy
Southern Appalachian Music Camp, Banner Elk, N.C.
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART)
Southern Highlands Folk Art Center
Southern Reconciliation Ministries
Southwest Virginia--Description and Travel
Spanish exploration
Sparta, N.C.
Speech
Spiders
Spinning and Weaving
Spruce Pine, N.C.
Square dancing
Squirrels
Stage Coaches, W.N.C.
State Highway Commission
Statistics
Stokes County, N.C.--Hanging Rock State Park--Geology
Stone Mountain State Park
Stone walls
Storytelling
Stream ecology
Strip Mining
Strip Mining--KY
Strip Mining--Reclamation
Strip Mining--VA
Strip Mining-W.V.
Sugar grove, N.C.
Sugar Mountain, N.C.
Sugar Top Development
Suicide
Sullins College
Sullivan Scholarship
Surry County, N.C.
Surry County, N.C.--Personalities
Surry County, N.C.--Pilot Mountain
Surveying (occupation)
Swain County, N.C.
Swain County, N.C.--Boone Valley
Swain County, N.C.--Ela
Swain County, N.C.--Fontana
Swain County, N.C.--Highways and Roads
Swain County, N.C.--Hotels, Inns etc.
Swain County, N.C.--Ocanaluftee River
Swain County, N.C.--Personalities


T

Taxation
Tazewell, VA
Tennessee--Promotional Material
Tennessee--Tombigbee River project
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tennessee Valley Authority--Columbia Dam Project
Tennessee Valley Authority--Rates
Tennessee Valley Authority--Tellico Dam Project
Textile Industry--N.C.
Theatres Summer (Playhouses etc.)
Tobacco
Toe River
Toe River Valley
Toecane, N.C.
Tour Dupont
Tourist Camps
Tourist Trade
Toxic Materials--Storage and disposal
Toys
Trade--TN
Traditions--Breaking Ivy
Traditions--Corn huskings
Traditions--House raisings
Trails--Proposed
Trails--W.N.C.
Transportation
Transportation--Co-op--W.N.C.
Transylvania County, N.C.
Transylvania County, N.C.--Brevard
Transylvania County, N.C.--Brevard Fault--W.N.C.
Transylvania County, N.C.--Highways and Roads
Transylvania County, N.C.--Horsepasture River
Transylvania County, N.C.--Hotels, Inns, etc.
Transylvania County, N.C.--Lake Toxaway
Transylvania County, N.C.--Personalities
Transylvania County, N.C.--Rosman Space Flight Tracking and Data
Network Station
Transylvania County, N.C.--Sapphire
Trapping
Trout--Commercial and Recreational--W.N.C.
Tug Fork River
Turkeys, Wild


U

Unaka Range (Periodical)
Unakite
Unicoi City, TN
Unitarian Church
U.S. Forest Service--W.N.C.
UNC--Paul Green Theater
Upper French Broad Development Commission
Uranium (see also: Rare II--W.N.C.)
Urbanization--W.N.C.


V

Valle Crucis, N.C.
Valle Crucis Mission School
Veterans--Gulf War
Veterans--World War II
Violins
Virginia--Authors
Virginia--History
Virginia--Personalities
Virginia--Petroleum Industry and Trade
Virginia--Promotional Materials
Virginia--Tourism
VISTA


W

Wagon Trains
Wagon Train--Andrews-to-Franklin
Wagon Train--Daniel Boone
Wal-Mart
Waldensians
WAMY
War on Poverty
War on Poverty--Community Action--W.N.C.
War Resisters League
War Tax Resistance
Warren Wilson College
Watauga County, N.C.
Watauga County, N.C.--Accidents
Watauga County, N.C.--Aged
Watauga County, N.C.--Airports
Watauga County, N.C.--Ambulance Service
Watauga County Arts Council
Watauga County, N.C.--Beaver Dam
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Alcoholic Beverage Control
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Businesses
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Camp Yonahlossie
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Churches
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Fire Department
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Handicrafts--Weaving
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--History
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Horse Show
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Blowing Rock Hospital
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Hotels, Inns, etc.
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Personalities
Watauga County, N.C.--Blowing Rock--Sewage
Watauga County, N.C.--Businesses
Watauga County, N.C.--Cemetaries
Watauga County, N.C.--Churches
Watauga County, N.C.--Cove Creek--Mast Mill
Watauga County, N.C.--Description and Travel
Watauga County, N.C.--Development
Watauga County, N.C.--Education
Watauga County, N.C.--Elections
Watauga County, N.C.--Elk Creek
Watauga County, N.C.--Handicrafts
Watauga County, N.C.--Hebron Colony
Watauga County, N.C.--Highways and Roads
Watauga County Historical Society
Watauga County, N.C. History
Watauga County, N.C.--Hound Ears Development
Watauga County, N.C.--Lions Club
Watauga County, N.C.--Lost Ridge
Watauga County, N.C.--Obituaries
Watauga County, N.C.--Personalities
Watauga County, N.C.--Politics and Government
Watauga County, N.C.--Postal Service
Watauga County, N.C.--Pottertown (also called Tamarack)
Watauga County, N.C.--Promotional Materials
Watauga County, N.C.--Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church
Watauga County, N.C.--Seven Devils Recreation Area
Watauga County, N.C.--Schools
Watauga County, N.C.--Taxation
Watauga County, N.C.--Transportation
Watauga County, N.C.--Triplett
Watauga County, N.C.--Voter Registration
Watauga County, N.C.--Watauga River
Watauga County, N.C.--Water Quality Management
Watauga County, N.C.--Yadkin River
Watauga Association
Watauga Herbs
Watauga Review (Periodical)
Watauga, State of
Water Mills
Water Pollution
Water Pollution--Radford, VA
Water Power
Water Quality
Water resources development
Waterfalls--GA
Waterfalls--TN
Waterfalls--W.N.C.
Weather
West Virginia--Description and Travel
Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University--Center for Improving Mountain Living
Western Economic Development Organization
Western North Carolina Alliance
Western North Carolina--Arboretum
Western North Carolina--Authors
Western North Carolina--Culture
Western North Carolina--Description and Travel
Western North Carolina--Development
Western North Carolina--Economic Conditions
Western North Carolina Economics Development Conference
Western North Carolina--Educational Institutions
Western North Carolina Environmental Council
Western North Carolina--History
Western North Carolina--History--Civil War
Western North Carolina--Hotels, Inns etc.
Western North Carolina--Natural Resources
Western North Carolina--Politics and Government
Western North Carolina--Promotional Materials
Western North Carolina--Sports Hall of Fame
"Western North Carolina Tomorrow"
Western North Carolina--Tourism
Western North Carolina--Tourist Guides
Western North Carolina--Vietnam War
Western North Carolina Visitor's Center
Western North Carolina--Wilderness Areas--Preservation of
Western North Carolina--World War I--Veterans
"Where the Lilies Bloom"
Whitewater Canoeing and Rafting
White Pines
Wild Boars
Wilderness Areas
Wilderness Areas--VA
Wildflowers and Shrubs
Wildlife--Conservation
Wildlife--Management
Wilkes County, N.C.
Wilkes County, N.C.--Education
Wilkes County, N.C.--North Wilkesboro
Wilkes County, N.C.--Personalities
Wilkes County, N.C.--Stone Mountain State Park
Wilkes Telephone Cooperative
Wilkesboro, N.C.
Wilson File--Corn
Wilson File--Correspondence, Miscellany
Wilson File--Correspondence--Publishers, Agents, Critics, etc.
Wilson File--McCown Letters
Wilson File--Miscellaneous papers
Windmills--W.N.C.
Witchcraft--S.C.
Witchcraft--W.N.C.
Wolves
Women--Abuse
Woodlands Mountain Institute
Woodworkers
Woodworking
Wooly Worms
World's Fair--1982--N.C.
World's Fair--1982--TN
Worm Farming


Y

Yancey County, N.C.
Yancey County, N.C.--Burnsville
Yancey County, N.C.--Burnsville--Parkway Playhouse
Yancey County, N.C.--Celo
Yancey County, N.C.--Celo Community
Yancey County, N.C.--Hotels, Inns, etc.
Yancey County, N.C.--Lost Cove
Yancey County, N.C.--Obituaries
Yancey County, N.C.--Personalities
Yancey County, N.C.--Public Health
Yancey County, N.C.--Senior Citizens Program
Yearbook Photos--1949-50
Yearbook Photos--1951-52
Year of the Mountains Commission
Yellow Mountain Enterprises (A.D.A.P.)
Yellow Poplar
Youth Symphony of the Carolinas (Lees-McRae College Campus)


Z

Zoning
Zoos--Roadside


Personals

Andrews, Auburn E.
Arnow, Harriette Simpson
Bailey, William Ross (Pop)
Banner Family--Genealogy
Banner, Mickey
Bennett, Kelly
Blalock, Keith
Boone, Daniel
Breckenridge, Mary
Briggs, E. L.
Brownlow, William Gannaway
Broyhill, J. E.
Buchanon, Richard (Sheriff)
Bunker, Chang and Eng
Burleson, Tommy
Campbell, Larry D.
Campbell, Richard Fishburne
Campbell, Will D.
Carter, John
Caudill, Harry M.
Chase, Richard
Chitwood, Michael
Clapp, T. W.
Cleland, James T.
Cone, Moses
Cox, Oddie
Crockett, Davy
De Soto, Hernando
Doughton, Robert L.
Dugger, Shepherd M.
Dula, Thomas (also known as Tom Dooley)
Edmisten, Rufus
Eldreth, Bessie Mae
Ervin, Sam J., Jr.
Ferebee, Thomas Wilson
FitzSimons, Frank
Gentry, George P.
Golden, Harry
Graham, Billy
Graham, Franklin William III
Green, Paul
Guinard, Anna
Guy, Jack
Guy, Crathie Shell
Guyot, Arnold Henry
Hagemen, Len
Hall Familt--Genealogy
Hall, Joe
Haney, Lisa
Harkness, David J.
Harm, Ray
Hatfields and McCoys
Hayes, Herbert
Helms, Jesse
Hendon, Bill
Herndon, Charles T. III
Hicks, Ray and Stanley
Hicks, Vasper Denton
Hill, James Stadler
Hobson, C. W.
Hodge, Faulton
Holshouser, Virginia Dayvault
Horton, Erna Peterson
Hughes, Arizona ("Aunt Zona")
Hughes Family
Humphrey, Pelham
Jackson, Dot
Jarrell, Randall
Johnson, Junior (see Wilkes County--Personalities)
Junaluska
Kester, Howard
Keyes, Charles A. (Parson of the Hills)
Kuralt, Charles
Lenoir, William, General
Lincoln, Abraham
Lloyd, R. Baldwin
Love, Bob
Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
Lynn, Loretta
McCarthy, Cormac
McCrary (McGuire) Twins--Billy and Benny
McKinney, Charles
McKinney, Joyce
McNeely, John
McNeil Family--Genealogy
Mayo, John C. C.
Michaux, Andre
Miller, Jim Wayne
Moore Family--Genealogy
Morgan, Rufus
Morton, Agnes McRae
Morton, Hugh (also Hugh Morton Jr.)
Murphy, Michael W.
Neal, Paul Hughes
Ney, Peter Stewart
O'Connell, Stephen
Ownby, Lem
Pearson, James Larkin (Poet Laureate of S.C.)
Percy, Walker
Prange, Don
Presnell, Edd
Pritchett Family
Proffitt Family--Genealogy
Proffitt, Frank
Ragen, Samuel Talmedge
Ramsey, Lloyd Tate
Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan
Robbins Family
Robbins, Grover
Robbins, Harry
Rominger Family--Genealogy
Ronan, Patrick
Rudolph, Eric Robert
Scott, Robert W. (former governor)
Seme, Joe
Sevier, John
Sequoyah
Shomaker, J. M. (see Banner Elk--Personalities)
Shook, Debbie
Sondley, Dr. F. A.
Stanley, Rickus
Stamper, Robert L.
Stately, Enoch
Stone, Dr. Robert Hamlin
Stuart, Jesse
Styles Family
Sullivan Family
Toynbee, Arnold J.
Trapp, Wayne
Upjohn, Richard
Vance, Zeb
Von Cannon Family--Genealogy
Waddle, Sam
Waters, Wilburn
Watson, Doc
Watson Family
Weatherford, Dr. Willis
West, John Foster
West, T. H. (letter)
Wheeler, Billy Eddie
Whitener, Rogers ("Folkways")
Wigginton, Elliott
Williams, Dr. Cratis D.
Williams, Jonathan
Wiseman, Lula Belle
Woody, Arval
Wolfe, Thomas
Yarber Family