Highlands Research Center Oral History Collection (SHRC)
is made up of two distinct sub-collections:
Dr. Louis D. Silveri
Oral History Collection
Greenawalt Oral History Collection
Both of these historians
focused on interviews collected in and around Asheville and Western
North Carolina during the fifteen years from 1977 to 1992. As a
visiting scholar, Dr. Silveri collected over 180 hours of audio from
architects, doctors, farmers, manufacturers, administrators,
business owners, educators, and pivotal personalities. Dr.
Greenawalt, former UNCA History Department Chair, talked with
business leaders and tradesmen who documented the growth and changes
in the Asheville-area.
The mission of the Southern Highlands Research Center was
collect and arrange primary materials illustrative of the Southern
Highlands. The Southern Highlands Research Center,
which operated under the UNCA History Department, was the
predecessor of Ramsey Library Special Collections.
This collection presents 49 Oral Histories that may
offer written transcripts, photographs and background
Dr. Thomas Howald
Benjamin R. Hunter
William S., Justice, M.D.
Marie Halbert King