D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Lou Harshaw Papers and Photographs

M2009.06.01-06 ; OS2009.06.01

Title Lou Harshaw Papers and Photographs
Creator Lou Harshaw
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/harshaw/harshaw.html
Subject Keyword Asheville, N.C. ; Beaumont Lodge, Hotel ; Big Ivy Civilian Conservation Corps Camp ; Biltmore House ; Biltmore Village ; Cataloochee Auto Tour ; Cherokee - New Echota ; Chestnut-Liberty Historic District ; Clayton, Ephraim ; Cowee Valley ; Coxe, Colonel Frank ; Cradle of Forestry ; Dahlonega, GA revitalization ; Ellington, Douglas ; Forest Festival Trail ; Gilded Age ; Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church ; Grove Arcade ; Hanger, Reverend Howard ; Harshaw, Lou ; Helen, GA ; Hexagon Co. ; Kimberly, Professor John ; Kimberly, David ; Lafayette Escadrille ; Little Smith Barn ; Moccasin Township (Rabun County, GA) ; Moonshine ; Morgan, Colonel Robert ; Mt. Mitchell ; Pearson, Richmond ; Queen's English ; Reynolds, Senator Robert ; Richmond Hill ; Riverside Cemetery ; Roberts, Mayor Gallatin Edward ; Rockwell, Colonel Paul Ayres ; Rockwell, Sgt. Kiffin ; South Asheville Colored Cemetery ; Southwest Virginia ; Spanish Castle ; Stratford Towers ; The Appalachian Consortium, Inc. ; Vanderbilt, Sophia Johnson ; West Asheville History Project ; Western North Carolina
Description The Lou Harshaw papers  contain a wide assortment of materials documenting her activities as a writer, photographer, historian, and teacher. The collection features manuscripts of her many books and photographs which date from the early 1940's through the late 1980's, editorial material related to her work with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, book reviews, notebooks, and copies of various local authors who served as sources for her historical writings. Also included are audio recordings of various historical interviews and other authors. Of particular interest is the material that addresses her activities as author of Asheville ; Asheville : Mountain Majesty; East Tennessee : Places of Discovery II ; The Gold of Dahlonega : The First Major Gold Rush In North America; Gatlinburg ; "Letters To Colleen" : Notes & Recipes From A Southern Kitchen ; Trains, Trestles, & Tunnels : Railroads of The Southern Appalachians ; Wild And Wonderful! : Wild Game Recipes From The Southern Highlands ; The Rubies of Cowee Valley, Franklin, N.C., And Other Native Gem And Mineral Locations In Macon County, N.C. ; Reelfoot And The New Madrid Quake

The materials are arranged in TWELVE series:  1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 2) PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) EDITORIAL PROJECTS, 5) READINGS, LECTURES AND COLLABORATIONS, 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 7) RESEARCH SUBJECTS WITH RELATED NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, 8) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, MISCELLANEOUS, 9) PUBLICATIONS, 10) TRAVEL AND TOURISM EPHEMERA, 11)AUDIO RECORDINGS, and 12) PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOCOPY IMAGES.

The original donation of materials to D.H. Ramsey Library by Lou and Richard Harshaw [M80.7.1-4 ; P80.7.1-2] occurred March 27, 1980 and included photographs of homes in the Asheville area taken by Lou Harshaw. The bulk of the collection was deposited by Lou Harshaw  in July 2009 and is the accumulated research papers, manuscript drafts, photographs, publications and ephemera gathered by the author in the course of her work as a writer, historian and teacher. The materials center on western North Carolina and include extensive documentation on the history of Asheville and surrounding urban and rural tourism locations. As an employee of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Harshaw photographed local events and architecture and people and wrote extensive copy for traveler and tourist. The greater portion of the collection, however, represents her work as an independent historian, researcher and photographer. 

Publisher D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville,
Contributor Southern Highlands Research Center
Date original 1940s - present
Date digital 2001-05-20 ; 2009-08-04
Type Collection ; text ; photograph ; audio tape cassette ;
Format 6.0 linear feet (6 record cartons and 1 oversize folder) and 1 folder with 5 photographs of area homes
Source M2009.06.01-.06  [The original source was M80.7.1-4 ; P80.7.1-2 and is subsumed by M2009.06]
Language English
Relation Lou Harshaw Oral History, in "Homefront to the Front Line," D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina  Asheville ;
Coverage temporal 1940's  - present 
Coverage spatial Asheville, NC ; Dahlonega, GA ;  
Rights Any display, publication or public use must credit D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission of authors required for any publication of original material.
Donor Donor number 83
Acquisition  1980-02-12 ; 1980-03-27 ; 2009-07-
Citation Lou Harshaw Papers and Photographs, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville
Processed by Special Collections staff, 1980 ; 2001 ; 2009
BIOGRAPHY  
  ITEM LIST (Donation 1980-02-12 , 1980-03-27 , 2009-07- )
SERIES

  
01 Miscellaneous Materials (gathers biographical materials such as curriculum vitae, interviews and reviews of Lou Harshaw's writings)
  02 Personal Correspondence
  03 Writings
  04 Editorial Projects
  05 Readings, Lectures and Collaborations
  06 Writings of Others
  07 Research Subjects with related Newspaper Clippings
  08 Newspaper Clippings, miscellaneous
  09  Publications
    09.1 Books
    09.2 Serials
    09.3 Ephemera
  10 Travel and Tourism Ephemera
  11 Audio Recordings
 

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Photographs and Photocopy Images