D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Ora Rives Collection
P2001.4

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Ora Rives Collection
ID
P2001.4
Date
1905
Extent
0.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description
Photograph album
Location Note
Location in Special Collection Row 10, Section 4
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Ora Rives Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville

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Historical Note

The collection takes its name from the Rives family who donated the collection materials. In 1905, the Rives and the Hill families came to Cedar Mountain from Aiken, SC for their annual summer stay. They generally spent the months of April to October in Cedar Mountain to escape the lowland heat. While at their summer homes in Cedar Mountain, the families joined in a camping trip to the Toxaway region near Cashiers and Highlands, in western North Carolina. One member of the Hill family, Hattie, an amateur photographer recorded the camping trip, and associated activities, and assembled 43 photographs in an album. This album comprises the Ora Rives collection.

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Scope and Contents

Contains album of 43 monochrome photographs recording a 1905 camping trip from Cedar Mountain to the Lake Toxaway area of North Carolina. The album includes descriptions and dates, presumably by Hattie Hill, the photographer.

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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 Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Creator

Hattie Hill

Processing Information

Originally processed by Special Collections staff, 2001. Collection digitized by Anna Peitzman, and new finding aid by Colin Reeve, Spring 2018

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Digital Access to Photographs

Digital copies of the photographs can be viewed online in the Ora Rives Collection, part of the Western North Carolina Heritage website.

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Collection Inventory

Photograph Album 

Album of 43 monochrome photographs, each 4.75" x 3.75". Photographs are glued to album page with date in the lower right corner. Facing pages have a brief description of the photograph.