D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Harold E. Duncan Collection

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Harold E. Duncan Collection
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Linear feet  ; 1 box
Physical Description
Contains student notebook pages, and other college related documents. Many notebook pages are loose, but appear to have once been in files/binders.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Harold E Duncan Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

Harold Edward Duncan was born on July 22, 1904, and died on February 2, 1987. He is buried in Yancey County.

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Scope and Contents

Documents written and collected by Harold Edward Duncan. These include class notes covering a variety of subjects including biology, economics, English, French, and history. Duncan attended Buncombe County Junior College, and was part of the first class in September 1927, and graduated in May 1930. Many of the document in the collection are from this period, however, some are pre 1927, so are likely from Duncan's high school years. Also included are Duncan's debating notes from school, his graduation diploma, report cards, and other sundry documents.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504


No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Harold Edward Duncan

Processing Note

Originally processed by Special Collections staff, 2012. Minor refoldering and new finding aid by Colin Reeve, December 2016

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Collection Inventory

Folder 1: Biology notes 

Handwritten class notes, sketches, and questions for tests 

Folder 2: Debate papers 

Program for the North Carolina High School Debating Union, April 1926 

Four notebooks with handwritten notes for debates 

Folder 3: Economics notes 

Five pages of handwritten notes. One page dated September 23, 1929 

Folder 4: English papers 

Handwritten class notes, and test papers with received grades, dated 1927 - 1928 

Folder 5: English papers 

Handwritten and typed class notes, essay and debate papers, dated 1925 - 1930 

Folder 6: English literature and composition notes 

Handwritten class notes. Some pages stamped "H E Duncan, Burnsville NC" and "Spud Duncan, Burnsville NC". (All 1927) 

Folder 7: English literature notes 

Booklet of handwritten notes dated 1921. Loose pages of handwritten notes (from 1927). 

Folder 8: French II 

Four pages of handwritten notes. Not dated. 

Folder 9: History papers 

Handwritten answers to tests and examinations, 1927 - 1930 

Folder 10: History III and IV 

Handwritten questions and answers, (1926) 

Folder 11: American History 

Handwritten notes, questions and answers, 1929 - 1930 

Folder 12: European History 

Handwritten notebooks on "The History of Medieval Europe", and "History of Europe 1492-1815", (1927) 

Folder 13: American History 

Handwritten notes and question, and one typed page, on "The Development of American Nationality", 1930 

Folder 14: Miscellaneous Items 

Diploma, Harold Edward Duncan, Buncombe County Junior College, May 1930 

Program for graduation exercises, Buncombe County Junior College, May 30, 1930 

Report cards for Harold Duncan, 1927-1928, and Jan. to May 1930 

"The Road to Success", class of '27, Day Book NC 

Letter to residents of Buncombe County requesting donations for athletic fund, nd 

Miscellaneous handwritten notes (by Duncan), nd 

Photocopy of diploma, Rebecca Bostic, Buncombe County Junior College, 1930 

Geometry notebook, Georgia Parker, Biltmore School, nd. [Also includes Duncan's signature on the cover]