D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Louis D. Silveri Papers
M2009.09

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Louis D. Silveri Papers
ID
M2009.09
Date [inclusive]
1972-1979
Extent
6.1 Linear feet  ; 15 boxes
Physical Description
Contains correspondence, oral history transcripts, transcripts of speeches, research materials and notes, and photographs
Location
Located in Special Collections, row 4, section 1
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Louis Silveri Papers, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

Louis Silveri, the son of Luigi and Mary (Cartullo) Silveri, grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, and later moved with his family to Holden, MA, where he lived for some forty years. He was a Korean War veteran and after the war he pursued a Master's Degree in American History at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and followed that with a Doctorate in American History from St. John's University, in Queens, N.Y. In addition to his formal degrees, Dr. Silveri was a Fulbright Fellow, and also pursued post-doctoral work at Harvard University and at North Carolina State University.

While on sabbatical from Assumption College in Worcester, MA, in 1972, Silveri decided to give his family the experience of living in another part of the country. He obtained a teaching position at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and moved with his wife and children to a house in Haw Creek in Buncombe County. He was interested in doing research on the effect of the New Deal on this part of the country and, after reading "These Are Our Lives," oral histories collected by the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration, he decided to interview people in the Asheville area. His interviews, recorded during the 1970's, formed the nucleus of the oral history collection of the UNCA Southern Highlands Research Center, the predecessor of the D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections. At UNCA he taught courses on 20th century American history, U.S. diplomacy and the Civil War.

Dr. Silveri was an accomplished oral historian, and assembled a large number of oral history interviews at the University of North Carolina Asheville, as well as collections at Berea College in Kentucky, where he also taught. He wrote and published many works on Appalachian history, and developed many classes while at Assumption College, Berea, and Asheville, on both U.S. and world history topics.

Dr. Silveri died on November 3, 2004 in Holden, MA. At the time of his death, he was still on the faculty at Assumption College where he had taught for nearly 35 years. He was 73 years old at the time of death.

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Scope and Contents

A large body of work related to the academic life of Louis D. Silveri. The materials include notes, draft transcripts, and biographies of subjects of the oral histories that he recorded for the UNCA Southern Highlands Research Center, including some subjects that are not included in the oral history collection. Also included in the collection are papers, transcripts of speeches, photographs and research notes covering various aspects of Southern life, particularly forestry, and the life of Carl Atwood Elliot, eight term U.S. Representative from Alabama

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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
828.251.6645
speccoll@unca.edu

Rights

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.

Creator

Louis Silveri ; Audrey Silveri (widow)

Processing Information

Original processed by Special Collections Staff, name(s) and date(s) unknown ; reprocessed and new finding aid by Colin Reeve, August 2016

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Collection Inventory

Oral Histories and Speeches - Transcripts & notes 

Scope and Contents

Transcripts and notes for oral histories and speeches

Box 1 

Allison 1: Handwritten transcript of Dainty Allison interview, pages 1 to 86 

Allison 2: Handwritten transcript of Dainty Allison interview, pages 1 to 69 

Allison 3: Handwritten transcript of Dainty Allison interview, pages 1 to 131 

Allison 4: Handwritten transcript of Dainty Allison interview, pages 132 to 205 

Allison 5: Handwritten transcript of Dainty Allison interview, pages 206 to 317 

Allison: Typed transcripts of Dainty Allison interview and page of handwritten notes 

(Allison): Four pages of handwritten notes numbered 2 to 5. [There is no positive indication of subject but papers were previously identified as "Allison Unknown", however there is no direct correlation with the oral history of Daintry Allison] 

Ambrose 1: Handwritten transcript of interview with Luther Ambrose by Louis Silveri, transcribed by Joanne Adamartis. 51 pages of transcript covering tapes 1 and 2, cover page, and notes page. Transcript incomplete due to "garbled" tape 

Ambrose 2: Handwritten transcript of interview with Luther Ambrose. 75 pages covering tape 1 only. Different handwriting to above transcript 

Ayers: Handwritten transcript of interview with Wilson Ayers, 132 pages 

Box 2 

Bailey: Handwritten transcript of interview with Yates Bailey, 51 pages. Words missing in transcription. [Different interview from that transcribed for Jesse James Bailey, but no taped interview with Yates Bailey is in the collection. Additionally, when this collection was received it included a paper insert marked "J. J. Bailey"] 

Baker: Typed transcript of interview between Silveri and "Baker", 26 pages. Has some slight variations from transcript included in OH for Ronald Lloyd Baker 

John Baxter: Typed transcript of John Baxter interview, and handwritten notes 

Beiting: Handwritten transcript of (speech) given by "Father Beiting" to a class at "Baria" (possibly Berea?) campus , 138 pages. Words missing in transcription. [Speaker believed to be Father [later Monsignor] Ralph Beiting, founder of the Christian Appalachian Project] 

Black: Typed transcript of interview with Rev. Black. Earlier version of transcript included in oral history file? 

Branscombe [or Brandscombe]: Handwritten transcript of speech by Branscombe [possibly Appalachian scholar James Branscome] about government involvement in Appalachia 

Carter: Handwritten transcript of interview with F. Percy Carter, 219 pages. Words missing in transcription. Transcript refers to "Tape 2" [The Silveri OH collection does not include an interview with anyone named 'Carter' and nothing further is known about this interview or a transcript of Tape 1] 

Box 3 

Chambers: Handwritten transcript of interview with Mrs. Ernest Reuben Chambers, 246 pages [Subject was born July 14, 1902 in Spring Creek, Madison County but her first name has not been identified] 

Chepriss 1: Handwritten transcripts of interviews with Harry Chepriss, session 1 and 2 on 7/18/1977 and 7/20/1977, in three sections, 55 pages, 61 pages, and 7 pages. Words missing in transcription 

Chepriss 2: Handwritten notes and transcript of interview with Harry Chepriss, session 3, 1st side [of tape]. 133 pages of transcript 

Chepriss 3: Handwritten notes and transcript of interview with Harry Chepriss, session 3, 2nd side [of tape]. 71 pages of transcript, not all numbered [numbered pages start at 130 and end at 155 with unnumbered pages between. 1 page of notes summarizing interview 

Chepriss 4: Handwritten notes and transcript of interview with Harry Chepriss, session 3, sides 3 and 4 [of tape]. 42 pages [side 3], 7 pages [side 4] and 1 page of notes summarizing interview. Gaps in transcription; 

Chepriss 5: Duplicate of transcripts of tape 2, side 1 and third session material. Incomplete 

Box 4 

Childers: Handwritten transcript of interview with Roy Childers, 180 pages and includes revisions ; [Subject born Dec. 26, 1905 near Bryson City.] 

Couch 1: Handwritten transcript of interview with W. T. Couch in Chapel Hill, June 25, 1978, 236 pages. Words missing in transcription. [Subject born Virginia, Dec. 4, 1901] [Different transcriber to Couch 2] 

Couch 2: Handwritten transcript of interview with W. T. Couch in Chapel Hill, June 25, 1978, 292 pages. Words missing in transcription. [Subject born Virginia, Dec. 4, 1901] [Different transcriber to Couch 1] 

Couch 3: Handwritten transcript of second interview session with W. T. Couch. pages 1 - 220 

Box 5 

Couch 4: Handwritten transcript of second interview session with W. T. Couch, pages 221 - 455 

Crawford: Handwritten transcript of interview with Rev. Lonnie Crawford, 48 pages and 3 pages of notes [thought to be by Silveri] of biographic info, newspaper clipping and photograph 

Creasman: Typed transcript of interview with Hugh Creasman, 44 pages. Words missing in transcription and start of interview is not included. Includes revisions 

Davidson: Typed transcripts of interview with Hardy Davidson, June 3, 1972. Original and copy of (full) interview. Copy has handwritten revision. 36 pages. (Earlier draft) transcript of part of interview with inked revisions that were incorporated into full transcript, 7 pages 

Eller: Handwritten transcript of Rotary Club (meeting?) including speech by Earl Eller covering his personal history and the history of Asheville. 62 pages (incomplete?) 

Ellison: Handwritten transcript of interview with Curt Ellison, 281 pages. Words missing in transcription [Subject born in Jasper, Alabama] 

Box 6 

Gaston: Handwritten transcript of interview with Dorothy Gaston, in two sections, pages 1 to 43, and 1 to 44. Copy of "William Moore's Report", extracted from North Carolina University Magazine, New Series, Vol. VII, No.3, page 90 

Gililand: Handwritten transcript of interview with Harrison Gililand, July 7, 1976, Asheville, N.C., 52 pages. Includes revisions and written by [at least] two transcribers. Typed transcript of the same interview, 41 pages. Notes and draft of (article) describing the life of Harrison Gilliland (by Silveri) 

Green: Handwritten transcript of interview with Paul Green, 208 pages [Green taught at Berea College and UNCA] 

Herring 1: Handwritten transcript of interview with Lucy Herring, pages 1-193. Words missing in transcription. Handwritten biographic summary (by Silveri) 

Herring 2: Handwritten transcript of interview with Lucy Herring, side 3, pages 1-262. Words missing in transcription 

Box 7 

Holitzclaw: Typed transcription of interview with Mae Holitzclaw of Canton, 21 pages 

Hollandsworth: Handwritten transcription of interview with (James?) Hollandsworth, 77 pages [Incomplete as transcription omits start of interview and notes that end of the tape is all static] 

Howald, Dorothy: Handwritten transcript of interview with Dorothy Snell Howald, July 7, 1977, 77 pages. Words missing in transcription. About twenty minutes missing from start of tape 

Howald, Thomas: Handwritten transcript of interview with Dr. Thomas Howald, July 7, 1977. Words missing in transcription and end of interview (appears to be) missing 

Jackson: Transcript of (talk?) given by Tammy Jackson. 78 pages [Jackson seems to be Cherokee and possibly also known as Frell Owl] 

Jarrett: Typed transcript of interview with Richard Jarret, born July 28, 1908 in Madison County. 34 pages. 2 additional pages [numbered 35 and 36] of notes (written by Silveri) 

Jervis: Typed transcript of interview with John Jervis, June 28, 1976, Asheville, N.C., in two sections, pages 1 - 30 and 73-1 to 19 with handwritten revisions. Notes and draft copy of biography of Jervis (written by Silveri) based on interview 

Jones. Gwynn: Typed transcript [original and carbon copy] of interview with Gwynn T. Jones, June 22, 1976, Asheville, N.C., 42 pages 

Jones, Mary: Typed transcript [original and carbon copy] of interview with Mary J. Jones, June 26, 1976, Asheville, N.C., 46 pages and 3 pages of notes [by Silveri]. Letter dated July 15, 1979 from Mary Jones to Silveri in which she refers to alteration she has made to the transcripts. From the letter it also seems that she has been transcribing interviews for Silveri 

King 1: Handwritten transcript of interview with Marie King with revisions, 41 pages. "Sketches From Forgotten Valleys - Marie Halbert King and the National Youth Administration", 2 pages (written by Silveri?) Card with five references to A New Deal For Youth; Betty & Ernest K. Lindley, Viking Press, 1938 

King 2: Handwritten transcript of interview with Marie King, "Second part, Kansas and some of Asheville, reading more poetry" written on coversheet (by Silveri), 185 pages. Several different handwriting [transcribers] 

Box 8 

Lynch: Handwritten transcript of interview with Dr. George B. Lynch, born in 1887, 92 pages and 2 pages of biographic info (written by Silveri) 

McKissick: Handwritten transcript of interview with (Mr. and Mrs. Ernest) McKissick, 256 pages. Words missing in transcription 

McLean: Typed transcript [original and carbon copy] of interview with William K. McLean, June 18, 1977, Asheville N.C., some penciled annotations. 35 pages. Handwritten transcript of interview, many annotations and corrections, 70 pages 

Masters: Typed transcript with handwritten revisions of interview with Elizabeth Masters, July 3, 1975, 43 pages . Single page of family history by Elizabeth Masters, June 18, 1976. Photo of Elizabeth Masters 

Moser 1: Handwritten transcript of interview with Artus Monroe Moser, born 1894 in Hickory, 268 pages. Interview dated April 27, 1972, Swannanoa, N.C. Words missing in transcription 

Box 9 

Moser 2: Handwritten transcript of interview with Artus Monroe Moser, part III, Tape 2, 293 pages. Words missing in transcription 

Mulvaney: Handwritten transcript of interview with Frank Mulvaney, born Vicksburgh, Mississippi, March 25, 1894, 103 pages. Words missing in transcription 

Norburn: Handwritten transcript of interview with Dr. Russell Lee Norburn, born March 7, 1893 in Danville, Virginia, 98 pages. [Transcript ends abruptly, and assumed to be incomplete]. Handwritten transcript pages numbered 211 to 220 [It is unclear which interview these pages cover but they are in the same handwriting and on the same paper as the Norburn interview and have therefore been filed here. However, if this allocation is correct, it means that over 100 pages of the Norburn transcript are missing] 

Nothstein: Typed transcript of interview with William Nothstein, born Lehighton, Pennsylvania ; interview dated July 1, 1976, 54 pages with handwritten revisions. Early draft of transcript with handwritten corrections and additions, 30 pages. Typed transcript, 22 pages ; [Although first page is numbered '1', the interview is underway]. [Typed and handwritten notes (by Silveri?) describing Nothstein's life] 

Queen 1: Handwritten transcript of interview with Anne Queen, 100 pages. Words missing in transcription. [Transcript continues in Queen 2] 

Queen 2: Handwritten transcript of interview with Anne Queen, 113 pages. Words missing in transcription. [Transcript is continuation of Queen 1, but commences as page 1] 

Box 10 

Ray: Handwritten transcript of interview with Landon Ray, 86 pages, and handwritten notes (by Silveri) 

Rice: Typed transcript [original and carbon copy] of interview with Roy Rice, born in Big Laurel, Madison County, N.C. dated August 12, 1975, 59 pages 

Rockwell: Handwritten transcript of interview with Paul Rockwell, born in Marion County, S.C. on February 3, 1889. 41 pages [unnumbered past 36]. Some handwritten revisions 

Schreiber: Handwritten transcript of interview with (Virginia) Schreiber, 86 pages. Words missing in transcription. (Incomplete?) 

Shuford: Handwritten transcript of interview with Mary Shuford, 263 pages. 3 pages of handwritten biography 

Smathers: Typed transcript of interview with Dr. Irna Henderson Smathers, born in Marshall, N.C.28 pages with handwritten revisions and additions 

Box 11 

Tennent: Handwritten transcript of interview with Charles Tennent, 80 pages. "PT. 1 & 2, Parts of 1 & 2 missing" written on cover page and words missing in transcription. Handwritten transcript of interview "Charles Tennent #3", 268 pages. Words missing in transcription 

Thomas: Handwritten transcript of interview with Bea Thomas, born in Asheville, 1917. 138 pages. Words missing in transcription. Additional transcript titled 'Tape #2' , 4 pages. Appears to be incomplete 

Vandermeer: Handwritten transcript of interview with Vandermeer [no first name identified], 83 pages. Words missing in transcription 

Waldrop: Handwritten transcript of interview with Waldrop [no first name identified] , born April 29, 1889 in Egypt, Yancey County. 179 pages. Words missing in transcription 

Wallin: Handwritten transcript of interview with Cas Wallin, born March 3, 1903 in (Sodanoma), Madison County. 69 pages. Words missing in transcription 

Box 12 

Watson 1: Handwritten transcript of interview with David "Fox" Watson, born February 24, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 122 pages, some words missing in transcription and some annotations made. 2 pages of notes (by Silveri?) 

Watson 2: Handwritten transcript of second session with Fox Watson. 78 pages [last page unnumbered]. Some words missing in transcription and some annotations made 

Watson 3: Handwritten transcript and notes from interview with Fox Watson described (by Silveri?) as "material to use" 

Woodson: Handwritten transcript of interview with James W. Woodson, professor of history Tusgeegee (Tuskegee?) College, 211 pages. Interview dated June 15,1978. Some words missing in transcription. (Incomplete?) 

Young, Charlotte: Typed transcript of interview with Charlotte Young, 51 pages. Some words missing from transcription. Typed and handwritten pages of transcript, unsorted but possibly earlier iterations. Transcript pages and notes clipped to together and identified (by Silveri) as "to use" 

Young, (Juanita) / Wilson, Mary Lee: Handwritten transcript of interview with Juanita Young (Jaunita in transcription) , born April 6, 1900 in Burnsville and her sister Mary Lee Wilson, born 1905 in Burnsville. 149 pages. Some words missing from transcription which is incomplete due to poor audio on tape 

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Miscellaneous Papers 

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Forestry booklets and notes, correspondence, notes and drafts for articles written by Silveri, additional notes pertaining to oral histories, and newspaper clippings

Box 13 

"A man and his cabin": Transcript (of a talk?) entitled "A Man and His Cabin", 83 pages. Narrator, location and date are unidentified 

"Carolina dwelling": Transcript (of a talk?) entitled "Carolina Dwelling", 44 pages. Narrator, location and date are unidentifie 

"WNC Coalition": Transcript (of a meeting of the W.N.C. coalition?), 110 pages, possibly incomplete. Some words missing from transcription 

Quotes For Picture Display: Papers used for Southern Appalachian Scenes photographs selected by Louis Silveri from the files of the U.S. Forest Service, Asheville 

Forestry booklets 

“The cradle of forestry in America”, American Forests ; Harley E. Jolley ; The American Forestry Association ; Washington D.C. ; n.d. ; 15 pages 

“The cradle of forestry in America”, American Forests ; Henry Clepper ; The American Forestry Association ; Washington D.C. ; October 1968 ; 7 pages 

What we get from trees ; U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service ; 1970 

State trees, FS-68 ; Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture ; Washington, D.C. ; 1968 

Trees of the forest: their beauty and use, PA1124 ; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service ; Washington, D.C. ; 1975 ; 24 pages 

Brochure for presentation, Roots of the nation ; Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture ; n.d. 

Forestry comes to America ; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service ; Pisgah National Forest, N.C. ; 1971 ; 9 pages 

Forestry notes: Notes, papers and articles on forestry thought to be from the Forest History Society files 

Rueben Robertson: Notes and clippings about Rueben Robertson of Champion Papers Inc., including transcript of 1959 oral history interview with Robertson by the Forest History Association 

"Current research": Notes by Silveri covering, oral histories and drafts for articles 

Weeks Law: Documents referring to the Weeks Law 

FHS Grant: Application and letters covering award of grant to Silveri by the Forest History Society in 1993/94. Also included are FHS brochures and a visitors map of Durham, N.C. 

Reminence: The reminence of a Confederate soldiers' wife, written by Mrs. Bell Massey [2 copies, taken from Carl Elliot papers] 

WNC in th Civil War: Research papers and draft of Divided loyalties in the mountains, western North Carolina during the Civil War, written by Silveri 

Paul Green: Paul Green: A remembrance, written by Silveri ; 2 copies one of which is annotated, "will appear in Appalachian Heritage, fall of 1987 or winter of 1988". And, Rassie ; Paul Green ; 6 pages ; inscribed "for Louis Silveri in memory of a pleasant meeting at (Kings?) Oak forum, Chapel Hill NC July 10, 1978" 

Lucy Herring: Letter to Silveri from Lucy Herring, and newspaper clippings covering the publication of Herring's memoirs 

Carl Schenck: Copies of four letters sent by Carl Schenck 

Jim Woodson: Letter sent to Silveri by James W. Woodson following oral history interview 

Dorothy Joynes: Notes regarding oral histories and three letters sent to Silveri by Dorothy Joynes, and business card for Dorothy C. Joynes 

Box 14 

Correspondence: Miscellaneous letters received by Silveri, primarily mid to late 1970s 

Berea College: Correspondence, brochures and photographs relating to the Appalachian Centre Sound Archive at Berea College 

Elizabeth Kostova: Letter dated February 11, 1995 from Elizabeth Kostova to Silveri regarding UNCA oral histories 

Education: Correspondence received by Silveri from various colleges and some individuals, primarily related to Silveri's teaching 

Catalooche: Notes and brochures for article on the Cataloochee Valley 

Great Smokies: Notes, article and clippings on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (possible research materials?) 

George Myers Stephens 1: Biographic material, correspondence regarding George Stephens and transcript of speech (by Stephens?) 

George Myers Stephens 2: Handwritten transcript of Silver's interview with George M. Stephens and notes by Silveri regarding Stephens and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 

George Myers Stephens 3: Further notes on Stephens and drafts of Hidden places of beauty and wonder: George Myers Stephens and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Louis Silveri 

George Myers Stephens 4:Typed and handwritten transcript of Silveri's interview with George Myers Stephens [different from folder #2] and handwritten notes by Silveri 

Gordon Ross: Transcript of a talk (by Dr. W Gordon Ross), 77 pages, undated 

Mary Shuford: Correspondence from, writings by, and clipping about, Mary Shuford 

Postcards: Picture postcards of WNC, and notes/clippings about postcards 

Miscellaneous: Article written by Silveri, clipping about Paul Green, paper on student family histories, pages from "Look Away", by James H Street, and photo of Fairchild Hall, Berea College 

UNCA Oral Histories: Documents, correspondence, and daily logs covering Silveri's work at UNC Asheville 

UNCA Oral Histories [Notes]: Assorted notes, draft letters etc. related to Silveri's oral history projects at UNC Asheville 

UNCA Oral Histories [Logs]: Recording and transcript logs related to Silveri's oral history projects at UNC Asheville 

UNCA Oral Histories [Tapes]: Records of tape contents 

Profiles: WNC oral history project interview profiles and introductions 

Southern Highlands Research Center: A processing manual for manuscripts, photographs and other primary sources, Bruce S. Greenwalt, The Southern Highlands Research Center, 1980, 19 pages 

Correspondence on articles: Correspondence regarding Marie King article with UNCA and Professor Al Stewart 

Highlander Center / Myles Horton: Clippings and article about the Highland Folk School and its founder Myles Horton 

Gottschalk: Copy of biography of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (source and author unknown) and page of notes by Silveri 

Delius: Biographies of Frederick Delius (sources and authors unknown) and handwritten notes by Silveri 

Stringfield: Documents related to the life and works of folk musician Lamar Stringfield 

Dvorak: Article, notes and part biography of Antonin Dvorak 

Radio talk - Country music: Handwritten 63 page transcript titled Radio Talk - Country Music. No further information known, but possibly from the Georgetown University Forum 

Shuford & Elliot: Going north and turning left: Carl Elliot and the dilemma of Southern politics [draft, 2 copies] ; Louis D. Silveri. Copy of a photograph of an unidentified house. Notes of interview with Dr. Mary Shuford discussing the Shuford Colored Clinic and the Asheville Colored Hospital 

Elliot: Pushing the fence: ""Pushing the fence back too far": The defeat of Congressman Carl Elliot in 1964" ; Louis Silveri ; The Alabama Review ; January 1962, 14 pages [2 copies]. Letter from the Alabama Historical Association offering to print "Pushing back the fence..." if reviewer's comments are addressed John F. Kennedy, Carl Elliott, and the New Frontier [draft, 3 copies, with differing annotations], Louis D. Silveri 

Elliot: Profile in courage: Document nominating Carl A. Elliot as the first recipient of the Profile in Courage Award, March 1990 

Alabama forests: Articles covering Alabama forests and forestry 

Covering the South: Covering the South, a national symposium on the media and the Civil Rights movement, April 3-5, 1987, The University of Mississippi [2 copies], and notes made by Silveri (at the symposium) 

Sabbatical: Documents related to Silveri's sabbatical from Assumption College to research and write about Carl Elliot. Letter from Carl Elliot to Silveri. Letter from the Alabama Historical Association informing Silveri that his essay on Elliot had been approved for publication 

Mary Allen Jolley: Remarks of Carl Elliot at a dinner for Mary P. Allen, July 19, 1996 

Elliot Society: Materials related to the Elliot Society at the University of Alabama 

ASA Elliot article: "Leadership for change: Appalachian Alabama's Congressman Carl Elliot and modern America", Journal of the Appalachian Studies Association ; Louis D. Silveri ; (1993). Paper given by Silveri at 16th annual Appalachian Studies Conference, Johnson City, TN, March 19 -21, 1993 [2 copies. Seems to be identical to the published essay]. Associated correspondence 

Carl Elliot photos: Nine photographs of Carl Elliot taken 1983 - 90 (the majority possibly taken by Silveri?). Photograph of the Carl Elliot library, Jasper, Alabama. Copy of photo of Governor James E. Folsom and Rep. Carl Elliot, 1958 

Elliot research: Research material for essays on Carl Elliot, including draft of "Going north..." marked as 'essentially complete' 

Jesse James Bailey - Notes: Oral history recording notes, biography, and correspondence with Jesse James Bailey 

Jesse James Bailey - Transcript: Annotated transcript of interview with Jesse James Bailey and biographical notes (by Silveri) 

Intro to Appalachian Studies: Material to the courses taught by Silveri at UNCA in 1973-77 

Oral history of Southern Appalachia: To be heard and not forgotten: towards an oral history of Southern Appalachia, essay (by Silveri), typed draft and handwritten notes 

Misc. correspondence: Correspondence with Berea College, Virginia Schreiber and an Asheville Citizen-Times clipping dated July 27, 1995 about the Oral History Archive 

Eugene Marshall: Copies of correspondence sent by Eugene Marshall (b.1832, d. 1919) and associated notes by Silveri 

"Them Days": "Them days" : The life history of a Greek immigrant, as told Harry Chepriss, transcribed and edited with an introduction by J. A. Porter, submitted to Dr. Maria Tsiapera as part of a directed reading (Folklore 199, 31 May 1978) 

Encyclopedia of Appalachia: Correspondence regarding the need for writers for the Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Handwritten notes on reverse of one page, titled 'Come home with me", possibly by Silveri 

Marjory Stoneman Douglas: title page and two pages copied from, Voice of the river, an autobiography, Douglas, Marjory Stoneman with John Rothchild, Pineapple Press, Englewood, Florida, 1987 

James Still: Materials related to James Still, including drafts of, James Still : American Poet written by Silveri 

"To build a bridge" - draft: Draft of, To build a bridge : Berea College and Appalachian identity (written by Silveri) 

"To build a bridge" - final: Final copy of To build a bridge : Berea College and Appalachian identity (written by Silveri) 

Mary Frances Shuford: Two clippings regarding Dr. Mary Frances Shuford 

Obituaries: Clippings regarding: Clementine Hunter, Carter Manasco, Harry M. Caudill, and Gov. James Folsom 

Asheville C-T clippings: Clippings from the Asheville Citizen-Times, 9/76 - 6/77,regarding western North Carolina heritage 

Col. Paul Rockwell: Clipping from the Asheville Citizen-Times, April 10, 1977, about Asheville resident Paul Rockwell 

Fox Watson: Clipping from the Asheville Citizen-Times, December 25, 1977, about record release by Laurie Diehl and Fox Watson 

Howard Kester: Clipping from the Charlotte Observer, July 15, 1977, reporting the death of Rev. Howard Kester 

Letters, 1971-1974: Correspondence regarding, Silveri's search for job in 1973, and articles for publication, specifically about Marie King 

UNCA Letter: Letter from Jeff, Center for Learning Resources, referring to photographs and transcriptions, March 16, 1979 

Songbook: "Twice 55 Community Songs", CC Birchard & Co., Boston, MA, 1919 

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Photographs 

Box 15 

Forest Service Photographs 

"Hauling R.R. crossties" 

"Fording the stream in the Carolinas" 

"Common mode of hauling - mule and a 'sled'" 

Two men sitting in front of cabin 

"An old woman spinning, N.C. Mts." 

"The good old way! In the Carolina Mountains." "Granny does the churning" 

Man standing in doorway facing woman and child standing on a millstone 

"Hawksbill Mt. N. C." 

River flowing through steep sided valley, cabins and cultivated land alongside river 

Still in the forest 

Illegal mountain still 

"Spinning wheel and homemade loom" 

"Wild boar" 

"Typical hill billy home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western N. Carolina 1906" 

"A valley scene" 

Car on forest road 

"Looking Glass Rock" 

"Nantahala Gorge from Robbinsville Road" 

"Tusquitter Bald from Siler Bald" 

Waterfall 

"Parking lot, Mt. Pisgah trail" 

Automobile converted to railroad use 

Land cleared 

Steam generated saw mill 

Man sitting on rock overlook 

U.S. Forest Service Photos 

"One of the more prosperous log cabins" 

"Mountain path with traveller" 

"Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, 1937" 

"High Falls (W.N.F.)" 

"Mt. Mitchell" 

"Trout pond, Kinney Creek, N.N.F" (Nantahala National Forest?) 

"Waiting for the mail, Blairsville, Georgia" [2 copies] 

"View from Table Rock towards Hawksbill" 

"Whiteside Mt." 

"View down Linville Gorge towards Schorsloft from trail up Table Rock" 

"Old mill wheel" 

"Razor back hogs, Macon Co., N.C." 

"Observatory on crest of Mt. Mitchell, 6711 feet.............Picture made in June 1923" 

"What used to be an isolated cabin in the mountains: Santeetlah cabin on Big Santeetlah Creek, Stewart Cabin" 

Two men carrying a dead bear 

"Battery Park Hotel, Asheville, N.C." 

Railroad trestle. "Historical file #0-8-2" on reverse 

Pair of yoked oxen 

"'Smoke Jumpers'. Firefighters in the Southern Highlands Forest, western North Carolina, early 20th century" 

"Steam generated saw mill, western North Carolina, early 20th century" 

"Waiting for supper in a mountain cabin" [2 copies] 

"Champion Paper & Fibre Co., Canton, 1946" 

School of Forestry (students) 

Government Ranger, USFS 

Lovers Leap, Hot Springs 

Other Photographs 

"Ticket office - foot of toll road up Mt. Mitchell, May 1923" 

"Jesse James Bailey, Asheville, N.C., 1972" 

Berea College logo 

"Woodcraft" - person weaving the seat of a high back chair (at Appalachian museum?) 

"Weaving" - woman sitting at a loom (at Appalachian museum?) 

"Appalachian museum" - woman stoking fire 

"Harrison Gilliland, holding family bible, Asheville, N.C., Aug. 1976" 

"At least three switchbacks are visible". A view down the slope of a mountain pass 

"A section of Mt. Mitchell, highest point east of the Rockies (6,668ft), after years of cutting and fires 

"Sluice for transport of cut timber from the deep forest" 

"Hooper Bald, 5500ft, Graham Co., N.C." 

"First NEOAH Conference, Assumption College, Worcester, MA." 

Older man sitting on front porch 

Man [also in next three photos] standing on steps of a rundown building 

Man [from previous photo] with penknife 

Two men [one from previous photos] inside a convenience store 

Man from previous photos and two girls outside a convenience store 

Three men and furniture outside of C C & Grover Ray, general store 

Asheville Postcard Co. front 

Asheville Postcard Co. shelving 

Asheville Postcard Co. workspace 

Asheville Postcard Co., interior 

Man in backyard (Dr. Thomas Howald)

Charlotte Young signing copies of her work 

Unidentified farm 

Unidentified man 

Man sitting (in library) (W.K. McLean)

Man sitting (in his living room)  (Ernest McKissick)

Man wearing undershirt (Harry Chepriss)

Man sitting on steps 

Lucy Herring 

Horse and buggy 

Woman with tape recorder (being interviewed) 

Man with braided hair 

People on cabin porch [from NC Archives] 

Man sitting behind desk (David Watson)

Very tall man and two other men 

Man sitting on sofa 

Man sitting in office 

Man sitting on porch (Benjamin Hunter)

Man sitting in study  (George B Lynch)

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