East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Historical Society Collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the history of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad and the Linville River Railway through company records, publications, maps, oral history interviews, films, videotapes, and photographs. The materials date from 1883-2005, but predominantly 1910s-1950. This collection provides a comprehensive visual record of the ET&WNC RR. The written record highlights various aspects of the railroad’s operation. The research value of this collection increases as additions are made by ET&WNC RR Historical Society members.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Commercial use fees are waived for the ET&WNC RR Historical Society.
Conditions Governing Use
The films by Jack Alexander and Vincent Ryan are to be viewed in the Archives and may not be duplicated without the permission of the ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society.
7.50 linear feet (12 manuscript boxes; 5 map boxes; 1 record carton; 5 reels of film)
This collection is divided into three series: Series 1: Historical File; Series 2: Maps and Drawings (Oversize); and Series 3: Audiovisual Materials that has two subseries: Subseries 1, Various Formats and Subseries 2, Photographs.
Source of Acquisition
East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Historical Society
Method of Acquisition
The East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad Historical Society Collection was donated by the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad Historical Society to the Archives of Appalachia on September 20, 2000.
Accruals and Additions
Society members have subsequently added to the collection.
Bill Stevens processed the collection in 2004. Julia Cowart, Norma Myers, and Kenneth Riddle arranged and described the photographs in 2008. Additional arrangement and description was done by Patricia Gerard in 2009. Access and preservation copies of films and videotapes have been made.
- Corporation records
- Cranberry (N.C.)
- Cranberry Iron and Coal Company
- Doe River Gorge (Tenn.)
- East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad
- East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Motor Transportation
- Elizabethton (Tenn.)
- Elk Park (N.C.)
- Hampton (Tenn.)
- Linville (N.C.)
- Linville River Railway
- Motion pictures (visual works)
- Negatives (photographic)
- Newland, NC
- Publications (document genre)
- Railroad stations
- Railroads -- Appalachian Region -- Design and construction
- Railroads, Narrow-gage
- Roan Mountain (N.C. and Tenn.)
- Shulls Mill
- Tweetsie Railroad
- Bill Stevens, Julia Cowart, and Patricia Gerard
- Language of description