D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Shirley Stipp Ephemera Collection
M2006.10

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Shirley Stipp Ephemera Collection
ID
M2006.10
Date [inclusive]
1838-1973
Extent
3.8 Linear feet  ; 3 boxes
Physical Description
Contains ephemera, primarily travel and tourism publications, pages from serials and other publicarions, maps, and sheet music
Location
Located in Special Collections, Row 6, Section 2 [Boxes 1 & 2] and Row 12, Section 3 [OS Box 1]
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shirley Stipp Ephemera Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville

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Scope and Contents

Ephemera focused mainly on Asheville, and southern Appalachia. The collection includes tourism publications such as travel guides and brochures, primarily from the 1930s to the 1960s, plus early 20th century maps and sheet music. Also included are pages previously removed from 19th century serials publications, such as Harper's Magazine. These pages were collected for the illustrations rather than the textual content, and publication articles are generally incomplete. Although the original serials were printed without color, certain illustrations have been colorized by previous owners and vendors, and some are included in both original and colorized forms.

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Arrangement Note

The materials are arranged by type, and then by journal, geographical location, date, or title, as appropriate.

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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

Access

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

Acquisition Note

The materials were purchased by Special Collections through the generous donation of funds by Shirley Stipp, who also provided many hours of volunteer time in Special Collections.

Processing Note

Originally processed by Special Collections staff, 2006 and 2008. Reprocessing and new finding aid by Colin Reeve, July 2017

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Travel Guides and Brochures. Prints. Journal Illustrations and Articles 

Travel Guides and Brochures - Asheville 

Folder 1: Grove Park Inn, menu, 1916 

Folder 2: Asheville, AAA brochure, 1929 

Folder 3: Asheville & WNC, Chamber of Commerce brochure, (1930s) 

Folder 4: Biltmore Industries, pamphlet and note written by visitor, (1944) 

Folder 5: Accommodations in Asheville & WNC, Chamber of Commerce, 1952-53 

Folder 6: "Thunderland", brochure, 1953 

Folder 7: Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands, brochure, 1957 

Folder 8: Asheville Tourist Directory, Chamber of Commerce, 1962-63 

Folder 9: Asheville Accommodations Directory, Chamber of Commerce, (1960s) 

Folder 10: Biltmore Handwoven Homespun Shops, flyer, (1960s) 

Folder 11: Asheville "Hub of Great Smokies Country", Chamber of Commerce, brochure, (1973) 

Folder 12: Thomas Wolfe House, brochure, Chamber of Commerce, nd 

Travel Guides and Brochures - Biltmore House 

Folder 13: Biltmore House & Gardens, brochure, (1930s) 

Folder 14: Directions to Biltmore / Asheville Citizen-Times report, 1953 

Folder 15: Biltmore House & Gardens, guidebook, 1959 

Folder 16: Biltmore House, description of rooms, (1950s) 

Folder 17: Biltmore House & Gardens, brochure, nd 

Folder 18: Biltmore House & Gardens, brochure, nd 

Folder 19: Biltmore House, List of open rooms and special events at, nd 

Travel Guides and Brochures - Western North Carolina 

Folder 20: "Picturesque Western North Carolina", [cover only], (1913) 

Folder 21: Southern Railway, Advertisement for, [Page from 'New York Standard Guide'], (1913) 

Folder 22: "Lloyd's Cherokee Village", brochure, (1939) 

Folder 23: Fontana Village, Government Services Inc. brochure, (1940s) 

Folder 24: "Fun at Fontana", Government Services Inc. brochure, (1940s) 

Folder 25: Great Smoky Mountains / Mountain View Hotel Gatlinburg, brochure, (1940s) 

Folder 26: "The Mystery House" Cherokee, brochure, (1940s) 

Folder 27: Waynesville, brochure, (1940s) 

Folder 28: Blue Ridge Assembly, information pack, (1951) 

Folder 29: "Horn in the West", brochure, 1958 

Folder 30: "Unto These Hills", brochure, 1958 

Folder 31: "Big Lynn Lodge" Little Switzerland, brochure, (1950s) 

Folder 32: Blowing Rock, brochure, (1950s) 

Folder 33: Blowing Rock - Boone area, brochure, (1950s) 

Folder 34: Cherokee Indian Reservation, brochure, (1950s) 

Folder 35: Chimney Rock, brochure, (1950s) 

Folder 36: "Vacation-Land" apartments Lauda, brochure, (1950s) 

Folder 37: Fontana Village, schedule of rates, 1962 

Folder 38: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, AAA map, 1963 

Folder 39: Fontana Village Resort, brochure and schedule of rates, 1965 

Folder 40: Cherokee / Bryson City / Fontana Dam, brochure, (1960s) 

Folder 41: "Ghost Town in the Sky" Maggie Valley, brochure, (1960s) 

Folder 42: Grandfather Mountain, brochure, (1960s) 

Folder 43: Oconaluftee Indian Village, brochures, (1960s) [3 different brochures] 

Folder 44: "Tweetsie Railroad", brochure, (1960s) 

Folder 45: "Lost Mine" at Gold City, brochure, (1970s) 

Folder 46: "Mayview Park" Blowing Rock and "Eseeola Inn" Linville, brochure, nd 

Folder 47: "This Week in the North Carolina Highlands", nd [First page only] 

Travel Guides and Brochures - Blue Ridge Parkway 

Folder 48: Blue Ridge Parkway, brochure, 1947 

Folder 49: Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains, brochure, 1954 

Folder 50: Blue Ridge Parkway NPS, map, 1967 

Folder 51: Blue Ridge Parkway, brochure, nd 

Travel Guides and Brochures - North Carolina 

Folder 52: "Variety Vacation Land", NC travel brochure, (1950s) 

Folder 53: North Carolina & South Carolina, Esso Standard Oil map, (1959) 

Folder 54: North Carolina & South Carolina, Texaco map, 1968 

Folder 55: Ashe County, brochure, nd 

Folder 56: Edenton, guide book, nd 

Folder 57: Baltimore Standard Guide, (1910) 

Historic Prints and Journals 

Folder 58: "The French Broad", pen & ink print, and page 134 of "Picturesque America" [See also Folder 67] 

Folder 59: "Mountain Island", pen & ink print, and page 136 of "Picturesque America" [See also Box 2, Item 4] 

Folder 60: "The Lovers' Leap - Approach by Night", pen & ink print [monochrome & colorized], and page 138 of "Picturesque America" [See also Folder 65] 

Folder 61: "The Lovers' Leap at Early Sunrise", pen & ink print [monochrome & colorized], and page 140 of "Picturesque America" [Box 2, Item 19 is larger copy of colorized print] 

Folder 62: "A Farm in the French Broad", pen & ink print [monochrome & colorized], and page 142 of "Picturesque America" 

Folder 63: "Old Mill - Reem's Creek", pen & ink print, and page 144 of "Picturesque America" 

Folder 64: "A Ferry on the French Broad", pen & ink print [monochrome & colorized], and page 146 of "Picturesque America" 

Folder 65: "The Lovers' Leap - Approach by Night", pen & ink print, ("Appleton's Journal" No 8) [Same print as Folder 60] 

Folder 66: "Picturesque America, Chimney Rock, Hickory Nut Gap", colorized pen & ink print, ("Appleton's Journal" No. 90), (1870) [See also Box 2, Item 29] 

Folder 67: "Picturesque America - On the French Broad...", colorized pen & ink print, pages 587 & 588 of unidentified journal, May 20 1871 [Same print as folder 58] 

Folder 68: "The Money Crisis in the South....", colorized pen & ink print, page 333 "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper", February 13, 1864 

Folder 69: "Bald Mountain in North Carolina", pen & ink print [monochrome, with English text, and colorized, with German text] 

Folder 70: "Surry County, North Carolina", "Harper's New Monthly Magazine", Vol. 25 No. 146, (1862) 

Folder 71: "Novelties of Southern Scenery", "Appleton's Journal" No. 29 Vol. II, cover page, October 16, 1869 

Folder 72: "Wrecking of the passenger and Freight Train at Indian Creek....", (1881) [Page of unidentified journal] 

Folder 73: "View in North Carolina", pen & ink print 

Folder 74: Photos of cotton mills, USDA Yearbook,1903 [2 pages] 

Folder 75: "Deep and Dan River Coal Basins", map. USGS 22nd Annual Report Part III Plate V (1902) 

Folder 76: Scenes in NC and TN, photos, USGS 22nd Annual Report Part IV Plates X and XII (1902) 

Folder 77: Photos of mines, USGS Bulletin No. 269, Plates X to XIII and XVIII, (1906) [5 pages] 

Folder 78: North and South Carolina produce, "Graphic Study of the States" page 3950, (1924) 

Folder 79: Cherokee alphabet and "The Prodigal Son" in Cherokee, (1852) [2 pages] 

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Box 2: Prints. Journal Illustrations and Articles. Sheet Music 

Miscellaneous Prints 

Item 1: "The Smoky Mountains, colorized pen & ink print, D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1873 

Item 2: "Not Brain Food" [cartoon about cigarettes], nd 

Item 3: (Schoolhouse, East Tennessee) [charcoal print], nd 

Item 4: "Mountain Island", colorized pen & ink print [Same drawing as Box 1, Folder 59] 

R E Piguet Prints 

Item 5: "Blowing Rock", colorized pen & ink print, 1873 

Item 6: "Scene on the Catawba River", colorized pen & ink print, nd 

Photo Prints with Descriptions [From unidentified journals/books] 

Item 7: "Farms Among the Mountains of North Carolina......", colorized print, (1894) [Reverse shows Point of Rocks, Maryland] 

Item 8: "The Tuckaseegee River....", colorized print, nd [Reverse shows Francklyn Cottage, Elberon, NJ] 

Item 9: "Hot Springs.....", colorized print, nd [Reverse shows the beach at Beaufort Harbor, NC] 

Item 10: "Gorge of the French Broad River......", print, (1838) [Reverse shows Cherokee Indian farm and cabin) 

Item 11: "Haywood, White Sulphur Springs....", colorized print, (1894) [Reverse shows Pillars of Hercules, Columbia River, Oregon] 

Magazine Article 

Item 12: "The Industrial South", essay, 18 pages removed from unidentified magazine, (1938) 

Atlas Pages 

Item 13: "State of North Carolina", [History and facts about the,], Rand, McNally & Company's Indexed Atlas of the World, pages 486 to 488, (1882) 

NC Geography / History 

Item 14: "North Carolina", part of article about, with colorized print "Among the Pines in North Carolina", pages 147 & 148 of unidentified publication, (1884) [Page 147 text identical to Item 13 page 229] 

Item 15: "North Carolina", part of article about, with print "Scene in the Blue Ridge and a mountaineer's home", pages 229 & 230 of unidentified publication, (1901) [Page 229 text identical to Item 12 page 147] 

"Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" 

Item 16: "North Carolina - The political campaign - Colored voters from the interior journeying to the poling stations", colorized pen and ink print, cover and page 166, November 13, 1880 

Item 17: "North Carolina - An illicit whisky still in the mountains surprised by revenue officers", colorized pen and ink print, cover and page 18, September 11, 1883 

Item 18: "The Negro exodus from North Carolina - Scene at a railway station", colorized pen and ink print, page 35 & 36, February 15, 1890 

"Picturesque America" 

Item 19: "The Lovers' Leap at Early Sunrise", colorized pen & ink print, and page 140 of "Picturesque America", (1873) [Larger copy of Box 1, Folder 61] 

"The Aldine" 

Item 20: "The Mountain Land of Western North Carolina", by Mrs. J A Oertel, pages 52 & 53, (March 1872) 

Item 21: "The Mountain Land of Western North Carolina", by Mrs J A Oertel, pages 214 & 215, (November 1872) 

Pages Removed From, "America, Her Grandeur And Her Beauty" 

Item 22: "Great Smoky Mountains North Carolina, French Broad River", pages 137 & 138 [2 copies, one with colorized photos] 

Item 23: Two unnumbered pages with text, and photographs of ""Brook at Biltmore", "Spring Creek", and "Waterfall at Biltmore" 

Item 24: Two unnumbered pages with text, and photographs of "River at Biltmore", "A Mountain Stream", and "Paint Rocks on the French Broad" 

Item 25: Two unnumbered pages with text, and photographs of "View East from Drive, Biltmore NC" and "Spring Creek Falls, NC" [2 copies, one with colorized photo of Spring Creek Falls] 

"Leslie's Weekly" 

Item 26: "Where Uncle Sam Entertains", German internment camp at Hot Springs, NC, (August 2, 1917) 

"The Graphic" 

Item 27: "The New Settlement of Rugby, Tennessee", nine colorized pen and ink drawings, March 26, 1881 

"The French Broad" [Pages removed from unidentified publication] 

Item 28: Text, pen and ink drawing of "Paint Rock, on the French Broad, (page 132) 

Item 29: Text, colorized pen and ink drawing of "Chimney Rock, Hickory-Nut Gap", pages 147 and unnumbered [Print is the same as Box 1, Folder 66] 

"Harper's History of the Great Rebellion" 

Item 30: "The Chattanooga Campaign", pages 537 and 538, September 1863 

Item 31: "Wilson's and Stoneman's Raids", pages 749 and 750, April 1865] 

"Harper's Weekly" 

Item 32: "The War in East Tennessee- Drawing Artillery Through the Mountains", colorized pen and ink drawing, page 741, November 21, 1863 

Item 33: "The Army of the Cumberland - The Courier Line" and "The Army of the Cumberland - Pack-Mules in the Mountains", colorized pen and ink drawings, page 793, December 12, 1863 [2 copies] 

Item 34: ".....Line of Communication between Knoxville and Chattanooga", colorized map, page 796, December 12, 1863 

Item 35: "Longstreet's Sharp-Shooters Firing on a Federal Supply Train", colorized pen and ink drawing, with text, cover page, January 9, 1864 

Item 36: "Colored Troops Under General Wild, Liberating Slaves in North Carolina", colorized pen and ink drawing, page 52, January 23, 1864 

Item 37: "Trial of the Conspirators", report and three colorized pen and ink drawings, page 341, June 3, 1865 

Item 38: "President Andrew Johnson Pardoning Rebels at the White House", colorized pen and ink drawings, with text, cover page, October 14, 1865 

Item 39: "The Outrage in North Carolina", text and pen and ink drawing covering the whipping of a colored woman, cover page, September 14, 1867 

Item 40: "Registration at the South - Scene at Asheville, North Carolina", colorized pen and ink drawing, September 28, 1867 

Item 41: "Illicit Distribution of Liquors", text and two colorized pen and ink drawings, page 773, December 7, 1867 [2 copies] 

Item 42: "Raleigh Wood Market", text and colorized pen and ink drawing, page 88, September 16, 1871 

Item 43: "Interior of a Country Store" and "The Emigrant's Noonday Halt", colorized pen and ink drawings, page 816, April 20, 1872 

Item 44: "North Carolina Sketches", seven colorized pen and ink drawings, and text, page 1085, December 6, 1873 [2 copies] 

Item 45: "Bald Mountain", text and two colorized pen and ink drawings, page 313, April 11, 1874 

Item 46: "Moonshiners", colorized pen and ink drawing, cover page, November 2, 1878 

Item 47: "Law and Moonshine - Crooked Whiskey in Western North Carolina", five colorized pen and ink drawings, page 665, August 23, 1879 

Item 48: "Scenes in Rugby - The English Colony on Tennessee", text and three colorized pen and ink drawings, page 665, October 16, 1880 

Item 49: "The King's Mountain Centennial", five colorized pen and ink drawings, page 700, October 30, 1880 

Item 50: "The New Rugby", text and four colorized pen and ink drawings, page 709, November 6, 1880 

Item 51: "The Presidential Journey South", three colorized pen and ink drawings, page 796, October 29, 1887 

Item 52: "The Week of Sport in Central North Carolina", page 132, February 21, 1891 

Item 53: "Asheville, North Carolina, and It's Surroundings", nine colorized drawings and photographs, (page 390), (December 29, 1894) 

Item 54: "Biltmore House", text, drawing, and four photographs, page 1180, November 28, 1896 

Sheet Music 

Item 55: "An Evening in Caroline", Walter Donaldson, 1931 

Item 56: "Back to the Carolina You Love", Grant Clarke and Jean Schwartz, 1914 [Cover page only] 

Item 57: "Carolina Mammy", Billy James, 1923 

Item 58: "Carolina Moon", Benny Davis and Joe Burke, 1911 

Item 59: "Carolina Sunshine", Walter Hirsch & Erwin R Schmidt, 1919 

Item 60: "Carolina's Calling Me", Bob Charles, 1931 

Item 61: "Carry Me Back to My Carolina Hone", Benny Davis and Abner Silver, 1922 

Item 62: "Dream My Carolina Moon", Evans Lloyd and Erwin Schmidt, 1925 

Item 63: "I'm Going Back to Carolina", Billy Dawns and Ernie Erdman, 1913 

Item 64: "It's Sunny Down in Caroline", Marty Symes, Al J Neiburg, and Jerry Levinson, 1933 

Item 65: "My Carolina Rose", Wendell W Hall, 1921 

Item 66: "On Top of Old Smoky" [vocal edition], new words and music added by Bill Hansen, 1962 

Item 67: "On Top of Old Smoky" [Kentucky mountain folk song], arranged by Lou Singer, 1944 

Item 68: "On Top of Old Smoky", new words and music arrangement by Pete Seeger, 1951 

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OS Box 1: Maps 

Map 1: "Scenic Recreation Areas, Asheville Area", TVA, January 1937 

Map 2: "The Cherokee and Their Neighbors....", James Mooney, Bureau of American Ethnology, 1900 

Map 3: "The Cherokee Country", James Mooney, Bureau of American Ethnology, 1900 

Map 4: "Western Part of North and South Carolina", railroads, nd 

Map 5: "Standard Map of North Carolina", Rand McNally, 1951 

Map 6: "....Campaigns in Which the Army of the Cumberland Took Part....", "Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies 1861-1865" 

Map 7: "Economic Geology Sheet, North Carolina-Tennessee Cranberry Quadrangle", USGS, 1902 

Map 8: "Areal Geology Sheet, Not Carolina-Tennessee Cranberry Quadrangle", USGS, 1902 

Map 9: "Geologic Atlas of the United States, Pisgah Folio, North Carolina-South Carolina", USGS, 1907 [Maps, descriptions and photo plates, 14 pages] 

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