D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives - Official Records of the Presidents of Asheville-Biltmore College, and its predecessors, 1927 - 1962

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
University Archives - Official Papers of the Presidents of Asheville-Biltmore College and its Predecessors, 1927 - 1962
Date [inclusive]
2.0 Linear feet
Physical Description
Contains reports, papers, and other documents. The original titles and organization of the files are unknown. The materials are therefore arranged chronologically within alphabetized files rather than reflecting any official organizational framework existing at the college.
Located in Special Collections, Row 1, Section1

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Scope and Content

This archive holds historically significant official papers of the Presidents of Asheville-Biltmore College, and its predecessors, between 1927 and 1962, although the majority of documents cover the presidency of Dr. Glenn Bushey (1947 - 1962). Key subjects include the plan to improve the campus on Sunset Mountain, aka "Seely's Castle", and the subsequent purchase and development of the current campus. There is a close correlation to UA Series 10.

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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


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

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina Asheville assumes no responsibility.


Accruals are not anticipated


University of North Carolina at Asheville. Biltmore College. Asheville-Biltmore College. Glenn L. Bushey. J. J. Stevenson

Processing Information

Initially processed by Special Collections staff, date(s) unknown. Reprocessed by Colin Reeve, August 2014.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: 

Administration: Faculty Roles & Responsibilities, 1927-1962 

Advisory Budget Commission 1957-1962 

Air Force Reserve, 1954-1957 

American Association Of Junior Colleges, 1940-1956 

American Association Of University Women, 1960-1962 

Annual Report, 1946-1962 

Applications For License To Solicit Funds, 1950 

Articles of Incorporation, 1936-1945 

Asheville College, 1940-1942 

Asheville-Biltmore Botanical Gardens Association, 1960-1962 

Asheville-Biltmore College: Development Program, 1954-1956 

Asheville-Biltmore College: Development, 1957-1958 

Asheville-Biltmore College: Facts & Figures, 1957-1962 

Asheville-Biltmore College: Promotion, 1949-1954 

Athletics, 1947-1953 

Athletics, 1954-1960 

Audit Report, 1947 

Audit Report, 1949 

Audit Report, 1950 

Audit Report, 1952 

Audit Report, 1953 

Audit Report, 1958 

Audit Report, 1960 

Audit Report, 1962 

Board Of Directors, 1927-1962 

Board Of Directors: Minutes, Fragments & Notes, 1949-1958 

Board Meetings: Secretary's Notes, 1945-1951 

Board Meetings: Secretary's Notes, 1952-1958 

Board Of Higher Education, 1957-1962 

Board Of Trustees, 1958-1962 

Board Of Trustees, Charter & By-Laws, 1936-1960 

Bond Election, November 4, 1958 

Bond Election, February 14, 1961 

Bond Issue, 1961 

Bond Issue, 1961, Dr. Bushey File 

Bond Issue Campaign, 1958 

Budget, 1945-1949 

Budget, 1950-1961 

Building Construction / Alteration, 1943-1949 

Bus Transportation, 1949 

Bushey, Dr. Glenn, Business Correspondence, 1948-1962 

Bushey, Dr. Glenn, Miscellaneous, 1949-1962 

By-Laws: Asheville-Biltmore College, 1945-1960 

Campus Planning, 1947-1960 

Campus Site Selection, 1958 

Capital Improvement Estimates, 1958-1960 

Capital Improvements / Expansion, 1954-1958 

Certificate of Incorporation, 1936-1943 

Civil Defense, 1958-1959 

College Days, 1961-1963 

College Dedication, 1949 

College Dedication, October 8, 1961 

College Evaluation, Southern Association, 1956 

Box 2: 

College - Industry Program, 1953 

College Newsletter, 1953-1957 

College Promotion: Fund Raising, 1954 

College Promotion: Public Relations, 1949-1954 

College Survey Committee, (1962?) 

Comment On Communism, 1948 

Community College Development, 1950-1955 

Community College Development, 1956-1958 

Construction, 1959-1960 

Construction Plans, 1962 

Correspondence and Reports, 1937-1962 

Correspondence: General, President, 1953-1962 

Curriculum Survey (1959?) 

Debenture Certificates, 1953-1954 

Defense Courses, 1941-1944 

Distributive Education, 1951 

Education Awards, 1952-1958 

Education Beyond High School, 1961-1962 

Enka Community Services Fund, 1952-1954 

Enrollment, 1927-1962 

Equipment Fund, 1945 

Equipment: Speech / Drama Department, 1956 

Evening School, 1950-1962 

Faculty, 1927-1967 

Faculty Committees, 1955-1962 

Federal Security Agency, 1950-1951 

Financial Aid to Education, 1955-1956 

Financial Appropriation: City Of Asheville, 1953-1960 

Financing: Plans For Improving (Undated) 

Four Year College Promotion, 1948-1956 

Fund Raising Campaigns, 1944-1950 

Funding: Use Of State Funds, 1961 

Graduation: Addresses, 1948-1951 

Graduation: Correspondence, Awards, Speeches, 1954-1962 

Guidance & Orientation, 1948 

High Schools, 1942-1961 

Housing Act, 1950 

Library Reports, 1941-1962 

Listings: Alumni, 1929-1943 

Merit Rating Study, 1962 

Negro Unit, 1958 

New Campus Development, 1959-1962 

Night School Students, 1953 

N.C. Board Of Higher Education - Reports To, 1961 

N.C. College Conference, 1957-1961 

N.C. Superintendent Of Public Instruction: Review, 1941 

Nursing, 1952-1966 

Plans For Development, 1956-1958 

Proposed New Course, 1954-1957 

Publicity: News Releases, 1950-1962 

Prominent Alumni (Undated) 

Report: "The Opportunity For Meeting Asheville's Needs In The Field Of Higher Education", 1956 

Report: Public Relations & Student Recruiting, 1956 

Requests For Funds: 1961-1963 Biennium 

Southern Association Of Colleges & Secondary Schools, 1950-1958 

Southern Association Of Colleges & Secondary Schools, Report to, 1957 

Southern Association Of Colleges & Secondary Schools, Report to, 1959 

Southern Association Of Colleges & Secondary Schools, Report to, 1960 

Speakers: Biographic Information 

Special Gifts Committee, 1949 

Speeches, 1953-1961 

State Aid: Asheville-Biltmore Community College, 1952-1960 

State Aid: Budget Requests, 1956-1960 

State Aid: Capital Fund Requests, 1956-1959 

State Aid: Committee, Promotion, 1951-1957 

State Aid: Legislation, 1950-1959 

State Aid: Student Costs & Enrollment, 1951-1959 

State Bond Election, November 1961 

Stevenson, J. J.: Correspondence, 1941-1946 

Student Council, 1959 

Student Recruitment, 1954-1955 

Student Surveys, 1953-1961 

Supporters Of Asheville-Biltmore College, 1941-1953 

Surveys, 1953-1962 

Technical Institute, 1957-1959 

Testing & Counselling, 1952 

"Thunderland", 1951-1956 

Traffic Management, 1953 

University Center (Residence), 1960-1962 

Women's College Of UNC Greensboro, 1961-1962 

Western Carolina College Co-operative Program, 1957 

WISE-TV: College Programs, 1951-1962 

WLOS-TV: Editorials, 1961-1962