The Collection:
WCU Hunter Library Special Collections

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Institution Overview

Western Carolina University (WCU) was founded in 1889 to bring higher education and career opportunities to the western region of North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina system, WCU now provides an education to more than 12,000. Hunter Library serves the University community and provides access to books and bound periodical volumes, and. The Library's Catalog can be searched online. In addition, the Library maintains an extensive map collection, a curriculum materials center, and a Special and Digital Collections unit. The Library also provides access to online indexes and other electronic resources available through the Internet. For more information about Hunter Library collections, hours, and contacts, please visit their website.

Collection Overview

The Special and Digital Collections unit of Hunter Library maintains manuscript collections, books, photographs, and other resources documenting the history of western North Carolina and southern Appalachia, the history of the Cherokee Indians, literary works and papers of authors residing in or native to western North Carolina, and the history of Western Carolina University. Materials include books and ephemeral publications, letters, diaries, business and financial records, legal documents, literary productions, maps, news clippings, photographs and digital collections. Special Collections is open to the public; visit their website for more information on collections, hours, and contact information.