Lewis Ellsworth


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Descriptive Summary



Repository: Western Carolina University Hunter Library Special Collections
Creator: Ellsworth, Lewis
Title: Lewis Ellsworth Photographs, 1949 - 2003
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Hunter Library Special Collections.
Abstract: This collection contains ten (10) color photographic slides taken by Lewis Ellsworth, featuring the vicinity of Sylva, in Jackson County, North Carolina. Slides range in date from 1949 to 2003.
Extent: .1 linear feet

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research during Hunter Library's Special Collections business hours, or by appointment.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lewis Ellsworth Photographs, Special Collections, Western Carolina University Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC, USA.

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Acquisitions Information


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Processing Information

Processed by George Frizzell, 2004 October
Encoded by Anna R. Craft, 2008 August

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Historical Note

The Sylva Paperboard Company, later known as the Mead Corporation, began operations in Sylva, North Carolina, in 1928 and produced paper board. It was a major employer in Jackson County, North Carolina, in the 1940s. Sylva was incorporated in 1889. In 1913 Jackson County voters approved a measure to move the county seat from the nearby town of Webster to Sylva. By 1950 the town of Sylva had a population of about 1400, and would grow to over 2400 by the 2000 federal census.

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Content and Scope

Ten (10) color photographic slides taken by Lewis Ellsworth, featuring the vicinity of Sylva, in Jackson County, North Carolina. Six slides date from circa 1949, one from circa 1969, and three from 2003. Scenes include Sylva's Main Street, views of Sylva from a distance, and the town's former Mead Corporation paper manufacturing plant (later the Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company).

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The collection is in single-folder arrangement.

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Ellsworth, Lewis.
Jackson County (N.C.)--History--Photographs.
Mead Corporation. Sylva Division.
Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company.
Slides (Photography).
Sylva (N.C.)--History--Photographs.

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