D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Carl A. Reiche Collection

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Carl A. Reiche Collection
Date [inclusive]
0.2 Linear feet  ; 1 box
Physical Description
Photocopy of self published book, comprising loose typewritten pages and hand drawn maps and diagrams
Location Note
Located in Special Collections, row 5, section 6

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl A. Reiche Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

Return to Table of Contents »

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises photocopies of what are believed to be the first and second editions of "Whither, The Beloved Mountains", a manuscript written, and likely self published, by Carl A. Reiche. The manuscript describes the struggle to save the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, and preserve it as a national wilderness area. In addition, the favorite walks of the author are described, and an appendix includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence.

Little is known about Carl A. Reiche. In the manuscript he is identified as the coordinator of the Save-Joyce-Kilmer League, and he appears to have lived in Florida and Robbinsville, NC. The second edition of the manuscript includes a Library of Congress catalog number, but no record is identified in the LC catalog. Any copyright owner is unknown.

Return to Table of Contents »

Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

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


Cannot be copied. 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.


Carl A. Reiche ; Marion R. Stoddart (Donor)

Processing Note

Processed by Colin Reeve, September 2016

Return to Table of Contents »

Collection Inventory


Photocopy of "Whither, The Beloved Mountains", written (and self published) by Carl A. Reiche, 1986. Cover page includes inscription from Reiche to Donna Cody & Rick Venable, dated Sept. 13, 1990 

Photocopy of "A Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock White Paper", published by Save-Joyce-Kilmer League, Carl A Reiche, Coordinator, January 5, 1971. "Appendix A" handwritten at top of cover page. 

Photocopy of "Whither, the Beloved Mountains: The story of 30 years of conservation battles and hiking joys, with my 52 favorite hikes in the southernmost Appalachians", by Carl A Reiche, second edition October 1989