Roan Mountain (N.C. and Tenn.)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The video tape recording "Up with Goats," produced by Robert M. Harvey in 1992 and 1993, documents the efforts of the Toecane Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest to control unwanted plant species on the Round Bald of Roan Mountain during the period May-September 1992. Angora and alpine goats were confined in specific areas on Round Bald by using moveable solar-powered electric fences.
The Goforth Collection includes copy negatives with corresponding prints, engineering drawings, and maps relating to the develoment of railroads in Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. The prints and negatives depict places along the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway. These were taken in the months from August through October 1909. The engineering drawings include specifications for bridges, tunnels, stations, pump houses, dwellings, trestles and loading platforms.
Ridley Wills began collecting Tennessee postcards in the 1930s, eventually amassing some 30,000 postcards. In 2015, he began distributing them to regional institutions. The cards in this collection represent landmarks in East Tennessee, especially in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi Counties. There are images of schools, churches, hotels, towns, railroads, scenery and more.
The Ron D. Vance and Barbara H. Wickersham Collection contains oral history tapes, transcripts, and subject files relating to the “History of the Highlands According to the People Who Lived It,” an oral history project funded by the University of Tennessee. The collection also includes photographs of interviewees as well as a Fox and Geese game board with marbles. The collection documents the history and culture of the Highlands of Roan in East Tennessee and western North Carolina.
The collection is divided into three series: Series 1, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Information, 1990; Series 2, Roan Mountain Reports and Papers, 1993 and undated; and Series 3, Big Yellow Mountain Reports and Papers, 1980-1993.