Hiram T. Hunter


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Descriptive Summary


Repository: Western Carolina University Hunter Library Special Collections
Creator: Hiram T. Hunter
Title: Hiram T. Hunter, 1908 - 1949
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Hunter Library Special Collections.
Abstract: Papers of Hiram T. Hunter (1883 - 1947), educator and president of Western Carolina Teachers College (formerly Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School and Cullowhee State Normal School, now Western Carolina University), 1923 - 1947.
   Personal papers written by Hunter, and newspaper and other published material by and about him.
Extent: 1.25 linear feet

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hiram T. Hunter Collection, Special Collections, Western Carolina University Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC, USA.

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Acquisitions Information


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Processing Information

Processed by George Frizzell, June, 2002
Encoded by Brian Sealy, June, 2006

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Biographical and Historical Note

Hiram T. Hunter (1883-1947) was raised in Madison County, North Carolina and educated at Mars Hill College, Wake Forest College, and then at Columbia University and Harvard University. He taught for several years in public schools in North Carolina and Virgina and for four years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He then served as Head of the Department of Education at Wake Forest College for one year before becoming president of Western Carolina Teachers College in 1923. Hunter presided over Western's transition from a two-year to a four-year institution. Western's library is named in honor of Hunter.

Source: William Ernest Bird. The history of Western Carolina College: the progress of an idea. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1963, p. 127-130. [LD3954 .B5]


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Content and Scope

Lesson plans, personal notebooks, and correspondence by Hunter from the period 1908-1949. Also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and some material related to his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hunter.

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following subject headings in online catalogs.

Hunter, Hiram T. (Hiram Tyram), 1883-1847
Western Carolina University--Presidents

College presidents--North Carolina -- Cullowhee
Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Cullowhee
Teachers colleges--North Carolina--Cullowhee

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