D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Eliada Home Archive


"Lucius B. Compton, founder of Eliada Home," [ph.99.1.9.jpg] UNC Asheville, Ramsey Library

Title Eliada Home Archive
Creator Eliada Home
Alt. Creator ar07cover                       Home Page :  Eliada Homes, Inc.          
Alt. Creator Eliada Orphanage
Alt. Creator Faith Cottage
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/eliada_home_archive/eliada_default2.htm
Subject Keyword: Lucius Bunyan Compton ; Eliada Home ; Leicester, NC ; social services ; orphanages ; orphans ; unmarried mothers ; education ; schools ; social work ; Baptists ; religion ; homeless children ;
Compton, Lucius Bunyan, 1875-
Eliada Home for Children (Asheville, N.C.)
Eliada Homes, Inc. --Asheville(N.C.) -- History
Young women -- Religious life -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Unmarried mothers -- History
Orphanages -- Asheville, N.C. -- History
Orphanages -- North Carolina
Homeless children -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Evangelists -- North Carolina -- Biography
Asheville (N.C.) -- Biography

Eliada Home for Children began in 1903 in a small rural log cabin about four miles from Asheville, North Carolina in what is today known as Leicester, NC. The founder of the home, Lucius Bunyan Compton founded Eliada, which means, "One whom God cares for," to provide an educational experience for youth. The early school was incorporated in 1906 and was called Eliada Home and expanded its mission to include a social service for  unwed mothers and their children.

Eliada Home Archive is a large collection of material that is related to the founding and operation of the home spanning the years 1903 to the present. There are over 8,000 photographs and numerous publications related to the institution. Correspondence, financial records, and program information makes up the bulk of the manuscript documents.

Date Date issued: 2005-09-28
Publisher D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections,  University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Contributor Mark Upright, Director, Eliada Homes, Inc.
Type Text ; photograph ; physical object ;
Format In process. Approximately 23 boxes of material. 15 linear feet.
Source M2005.8.1-32
Language English
Relation Related Collections:  Margaret Dowdle Oral History , Voices of Asheville Oral History project, UNCA Special Collections. Heritage of Western North Carolina, National Register of Historic Places files. Related books: Life of Lucius Bunyan Compton the Mountain Evangelist, or From the Depths of Sin to the Heights of Holiness, Cincinnati, Ohio : Office of God's Revivalist, 1903.
Coverage 1903 - present ; Asheville, NC
Rights University of North Carolina at Asheville, D. Hiden Ramsey Library, Special Collections/University Archives
Donor  Donor number: 202
Acquisition 2005-08-30
Processed by Special Collections staff 2005
HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Brief history of Eliada Home


M2005.08.01 By-Laws, Incorporation Documents, Charter, Alumni Association
M2005.08.02 Administration (c. 1928-1995)
M2005.08.03 Legal Documents and Correspondence, Estates, etc (c. 1936-1955)
M2005.08.04 Tracts, Publicity, Marketing
M2005.08.05 Applications and Requests for Admission, Juvenile Court Documents (c. 1930-1956)
M2005.08.06 Miscellaneous Correspondence (1936-1972), Advice Pamphlets and Booklets (not published by Compton or Eliada)
M2005.08.07 Publications: Self Study 1971, Eliada Banner (1966-1976), Annual Reports (1941, 1952, 1986, 1990)
M2005.08.08 Newspaper Clippings about Eliada (c. 1931-2001)
M2005.08.09 Bibles
M2005.08.10 The New Testament Christian: A Message from Eliada Homes for Children, (small selection of volumes scanned with descriptions)
Eliada Homes newsletter/publication, Volumes 1-42
M2005.08.11 New Testament Christian, Volumes 43-70
M2005.08.12 New Testament Christian, Volumes 71-74 ; Faces of Eliada, Volumes 75-94
M2005.08.13 New Testament Christian, same publications but bound (1909-1944)
M2005.08.14 New Testament Christian, same publications but bound (1945-1975)
M2005.08.15 L. B. Compton: Correspondence, Personal bible, Tracts by, Obituary
M2005.08. VHS Tapes
F2005.8.1- Film and Video
    Motion Picture Film
AU2005.8.1 Audio Recordings
    Audio Tape
P2005.8.1- : Photographs and Slides
    Historical photographs
    Lucius Bunyan Compton and Family
    Physical Facilities - Farm
    Camps/Outdoor activities (off site)
    Faith Cottage
    Recreation and Exercise (on site)
    Programs and Events
    Lion's Auction
    Misc. Portraits/People
    Misc. Photographs unidentified
    Photocopied photographs : Material from Published Sources
OS2005.8.1- : Oversize Materials
    Oversize Scrapbooks
    Oversize Newspaper Clippings
    Oversize Charts
    Oversize Maps
    Oversize Posters