about Horace Kephart Published During His
Items about Kephart concerning
His Death or Memorials
Articles about Horace
Kephart Printed after 1940
Items about Horace Kephart Published
During His Lifetime
Library Journal, May 1890, p. 156.
Library Journal, vol. 28, December 1903,
Library Journal, vol. 29, May 1904: p.
Johnson, Rossiter, editor-in-chief; John
Howard Brown, managing editor. The Twentieth
Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable
Americans. [uniform title: The Cyclopaedia
of American Biography]. Volume 6. Boston:
Biographical Society, 1904. “Kephart,
“Kephart Goes to Asheville In Interest
of Chamber of Commerce.” Bryson City
Times, Bryson City, NC (February 6, 1925).
“Noted Author of Bryson City Writes
Mystery Story.” Bryson City Times,
Bryson City, NC (May 15, 1925).
MacNeil, Ben Dixon. “The Librarian
Who Took His Books to the Mountains and
Mountains that Furnished Him Books of Their
Own.” Bryson City Times, Bryson City,
NC (October 9, 1925).
Behymer, F.A. “Horace Kephart, Driven
from Library by Broken Health, Reborn in
Woods.” Asheville Citizen, Asheville,
NC (December 12, 1926), section C, p. 8;
notice indicates that the article was reprinted
from the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO.
“Horace Kephart, distinguished author
and highly esteemed citizen of this city
receives the well-earned honor of having
one of the highest peaks in Eastern America
named for him.” Bryson City Times,
Bryson City, NC (June 14, 1929).
The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.
“Kephart, Horace,” in Volume
6, p. 322. New York: James T. White &
Company, c1892, reprint 1929.
“Kephart Goes to Washington for Park
Transfer.” Bryson City Times, Bryson
City, NC (February 7, 1930).
Waddell, Maude. “Kephart Finds New
Facts About N.C. for Address To the Historical
Society.” Winston-Salem Sentinel,
Winston-Salem, NC (April 6, 1930).
Items about Kephart
concerning His Death or Memorials
“Horace Kephart and Fiswoode Tarleton
Killed. Authors Die Instantly In Wreck Near
Bryson City.” Asheville Citizen, Asheville,
NC (April 3, 1931), pp. 1, 2.
“Horace Kephart and Tarleton To Be
Buried Today.” Asheville Citizen,
Asheville, NC (April 5, 1931), pp. 1, 7.
Coleman, J.S., Jr. “Personality of
Horace Kephart Responsible for Homage Paid
Him.” Asheville Citizen, Asheville,
NC (April 5, 1931), section B, p. 6.
“Kephart Laid To Last Long Rest In
Hills.” Asheville Citizen, Asheville,
NC (April 6, 1931), pp. 1-2.
“Hundreds of Friends Pay Final Tribute
to Kephart and Tarleton”; “Killed
in Automobile Wreck”; “Our Friend
-- Mr. Kephart -- Has Gone Camping”
[editorial]; [excerpts from other newspapers].
Bryson City Times, Bryson City, NC (April
“Hundreds Of Friends Pay Final Tribute
To Kephart And Tarleton.” Bryson City
Times, Bryson City, NC. (April 10, 1931).
Livingstone, John A. “Horace Kephart
Was Apostle Who Despised the Limelight.”
News & Observer, Raleigh, NC (April
Henry, Mellinger E. “Horace Kephart,
Pioneer Interpreter of the Southern Highlands.”
Letter to “Editor of The Times,”
April 18, 1931.
“Trail Builders Eulogize Life Of
Horace Kephart.” Asheville Citizen-Times,
Asheville, NC, (June 14, 1931).
McCoy, George W. “Kephart's Fine
Library May Be Sold For Debts.” Asheville
Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC (July 26, 1931).
“The Kephart Memorial.” August
Hicklin, J.B. “Build Kephart Memorial
In Great Smokies Park.” Charlotte
Ob. (October 18, 1931).
“Huge Bolder Is Placed At Kephart
Grave.” Asheville Citizen, Asheville,
NC (August 26, 1934).
“Kephart Led In Fight For Smoky Park.”
Asheville Citizen, Asheville, NC (August
“Memorial to Kephart
To Be Placed At Grave. Boulder Selected
For Memorial To Kephart.” Asheville
Citizen, Asheville, NC (January 26, 1936).
Articles about Horace Kephart Printed
Alley, Felix E., Judge. Random Thoughts
and the Musings of a Mountaineer. First
edition. Salisbury, N.C.: Rowan Printing
Company, 1941. (See chapter XXI, “The
History of the Carolina Mountaineers Is
a History of Progress,” pp. 455 -
Bowers, John. “One Hundred Years
with Horace Kephart: The Man and His Legacy.”
Smoky Mountain Living 4 (Spring 2004), pp.
Bowers, John Christopher, “The Writings
of Horace Kephart.” Thesis (M.A.),
Department of English, Western Carolina
University, Cullowhee, NC, 1996.
Carden, Gary. “Books.” Review
of Our Southern Highlanders (“An Outlander
Comes to the Hills: Despite Flaws, Kephart’s
Writing Opened the Eyes of the World to
WNC”). Smoky Mountain News, vol. 2,
issue 2 (June 12-18, 2002), pp. 26, 28.
Casada, Jim. “Introduction,”
pp. vii-xxxiii. Camping and Woodcraft: A
Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers
in the Wilderness. Two volumes in one. A
facsimile edition, with an introduction
by Jim Casada. Knoxville: The University
of Tennessee Press, 1917, 1988.
Casada, Jim. “Writers of the Purple
Prose.” Wildlife in North Carolina
52, no. 1 (January 1988), pp. 16-21.
Ellison, George. “Introduction,”
pp. ix-xlviii. Our Southern Highlanders:
A Narrative of Adventure in the Southern
Appalachians and a Study of Life among the
Mountaineers. Knoxville: The University
of Tennessee Press, 1976. 1984.
Ellison, George. “Film-maker remembers
the author Horace Kephart.” Asheville
Citizen-Times, Smoky Mountain Neighbors
section. February 27/28, 1991.
Ellison, George. “A Quest for Wilderness.”
Wildlife in North Carolina, ed. by Jim Dean
and Lawrence S. Earley. Chapel Hill: University
of North Carolina Press, c1987, pp. 91-99.
Ellison, George. “Horace Kephart,”
in The Heritage of Swain County, North Carolina,
1988, Bryson City, N.C.: Swain County Genealogical
and Historical Society in cooperation with
the History Division of Hunter Pub. Co.,
Winston Salem, N.C., c1988, pp. 199-200.
Ellison, George. “A Quest for Wilderness.”
Wildlife in North Carolina, vol. 44, no.
1 (January 1980): 8-11; and, accompanying
photo-essay, “Kephart’s Southern
Highlanders,” pp. 12-17.
Ellison, George. “Kephart, Horace
Sowers,” in Dictionary of North Carolina
Biography, edited by William S. Powell,
vol. 3, pp.352-352. Chapel Hill: University
of North Carolina Press, 1988.
Farwell, Harold F., Jr., and J. Karl Nicholas,
eds. Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of
Southern Appalachian Speech Based on the
Research of Horace Kephart. Lexington, KY:
University Press of Kentucky, 1993.
Frome, Michael. Strangers in High Places:
The Story of the Great Smoky Mountains.
First edition, Garden City,, NY: Doubleday,
1966; revised ed., Knoxville: University
of Tennessee Press, 1980; expanded ed.,
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press,
1994. (See Chapter XII, “Horace Kephart).
Goodwin, Stephen. “The Art of Getting
Lost.” Blair & Ketchum's Country
Journal, vol. 7, no. 9, September 1980,
pp. 106-111, 114-118.
Maxwell, Martin W. “Horace Kephart:
An Introduction to His Life and Work.”
Thesis (M.A.): Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem,