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|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|
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Hiram T. Hunter Collection, Special Collections, Western Carolina University Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC, USA.
Processed by George Frizzell, June, 2002
Encoded by Brian Sealy, June, 2006
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]
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.
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