Southern Appalachian Digital Collections

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  • Bennett, Kelly, 1890-1974 (129)
  • Ensley, A. L. (Abraham Lincoln), 1865-1948 (1)
  • Sherrill's Photography Studio (46)
  • Stearns, I. K. (6)
  • Allanstand Cottage Industries (0)
  • Appalachian National Park Association (0)
  • Berry, Walter (0)
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  • Cain, Doreyl Ammons (0)
  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 (0)
  • Cathey, Joseph, 1803-1874 (0)
  • Champion Fibre Company (0)
  • Champion Paper and Fibre Company (0)
  • Cherokee Indian Fair Association (0)
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  • Edmonston, Thomas Benton, 1842-1907 (0)
  • Fromer, Irving Rhodes, 1913-1994 (0)
  • George Butz (BFS 1907) (0)
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  • Grant, George Alexander, 1891-1964 (0)
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  • Kephart, Calvin, 1883-1969 (0)
  • Kephart, Horace, 1862-1931 (0)
  • Kephart, Laura, 1862-1954 (0)
  • Laney, Gideon Thomas, 1889-1976 (0)
  • Masa, George, 1881-1933 (0)
  • McElhinney, William Julian, 1896-1953 (0)
  • Niggli, Josephina, 1910-1983 (0)
  • North Carolina Park Commission (0)
  • Osborne, Kezia Stradley (0)
  • Owens, Samuel Robert, 1918-1995 (0)
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  • Roth, Albert, 1890-1974 (0)
  • Schenck, Carl Alwin, 1868-1955 (0)
  • Smith, Edward Clark (0)
  • Southern Highland Handicraft Guild (0)
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  • Thompson, James Edward, 1880-1976 (0)
  • United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board (0)
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  • Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894 (0)
  • Weaver, Zebulon, 1872-1948 (0)
  • Western Carolina College (0)
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  • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 (0)
  • Wilburn, Hiram Coleman, 1880-1967 (0)
  • Williams, Isadora (0)
  • Glass Plate Negatives (2)
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  • A.L. Ensley Collection (1)
  • Canton Area Historical Museum (3)
  • Carlos C. Campbell Collection (1)
  • Frank Fry Collection (1)
  • Hazel Scarborough Collection (1)
  • Horace Kephart Collection (1)
  • Kelly Bennett Collection (130)
  • R.A. Romanes Collection (8)
  • Sherrill Studio Photo Collection (46)
  • Appalachian Industrial School Records (0)
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  • Axley-Meroney Collection (0)
  • Bayard Wootten Photograph Collection (0)
  • Bethel Rural Community Organization Collection (0)
  • Blumer Collection (0)
  • C.W. Slagle Collection (0)
  • Cataloochee History Project (0)
  • Cherokee Studies Collection (0)
  • Daisy Dame Photograph Album (0)
  • Daniel Boone VI Collection (0)
  • Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection (0)
  • Elizabeth H. Lasley Collection (0)
  • Elizabeth Woolworth Szold Fleharty Collection (0)
  • George Masa Collection (0)
  • Gideon Laney Collection (0)
  • Hiram C. Wilburn Papers (0)
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  • Hunter and Weaver Families Collection (0)
  • I. D. Blumenthal Collection (0)
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  • John C. Campbell Folk School Records (0)
  • John Parris Collection (0)
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  • Love Family Papers (0)
  • Major Wiley Parris Civil War Letters (0)
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  • McFee-Misemer Civil War Letters (0)
  • Mountain Heritage Center Collection (0)
  • Norburn - Robertson - Thomson Families Collection (0)
  • Pauline Hood Collection (0)
  • Pre-Guild Collection (0)
  • Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Collection (0)
  • Rosser H. Taylor Collection (0)
  • Samuel Robert Owens Collection (0)
  • Sara Madison Collection (0)
  • Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Collection (0)
  • Stories of Mountain Folk - Radio Programs (0)
  • The Reporter, Western Carolina University (0)
  • Venoy and Elizabeth Reed Collection (0)
  • WCU Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project (0)
  • WCU Mountain Heritage Center Oral Histories (0)
  • WCU Oral History Collection - Mountain People, Mountain Lives (0)
  • WCU Students Newspapers Collection (0)
  • Western North Carolina Tomorrow Black Oral History Project (0)
  • William Williams Stringfield Collection (0)
  • Zebulon Weaver Collection (0)

Scrap metal drive during World War II

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  • People pose in front of trucks lined up and filled with scrap metal on East Main Street near Myers Tourist Court in Bryson City during a nationwide scrap metal drive during World War II. This photograph was taken by “Doc” Kelly Bennett (1890-1974), a prominent pharmacist in Swain County, NC. Owner of the Bryson City Drug Company, Bennett served as alderman and mayor of Bryson City, on the Swain County Board of Education, as well as several terms as NC State Senator and NC State Representative. He participated in numerous other initiatives and organizations. Known as the “Apostle of the Smokies,” Bennett was an instrumental figure in the movement to create the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was also an avid photographer, skillfully documenting a wide variety of people, places, and events in Swain County and the surrounding area.