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Guide to the McCoy-Love Family Papers, 1774-1970 and undated

Abstract

Asheville, N.C. residents.

Two prominent members of the families were George William McCoy, Sr. (b. 1901), editor of the Asheville-Citizen Times, and his father-in-law, Harry Weaver Love (b. 1883), YMCA executive. The collection contains personal and business correspondence, genealogical material, financial and legal records, printed material, clippings, addresses and writings, scrapbooks, miscellaneous items, photographs, and a number of volumes. Topics include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Assoc. Harry Love's business papers include a large number of correspondence, reports, pictures and volumes relating to his work with the YMCA, in the U.S. and abroad; there are a great many items relating to the Philippine Islands. There are a sizable number of papers from Wythe Munford Peyton, a civil and highway engineer, who worked for several N.C. railroads; the papers of William C. Coleman, a businessman who sold and serviced Harley-Davidson motorcycles (1914-1915); and papers of the Frelinghuysen-Southwick family of N.J. and N.Y., one relative being a Senator and another, Emeline Sherman Smith, a poet. There are a few items concerning Thomas Dixon who founded the Mt. Mitchell Assoc. of Arts and Sciences.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
McCoy-Love family
Title
McCoy-Love Family papers 1774-1970 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
12.3 Linear Feet, circa 9,210 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The papers of this Asheville, North Carolina family span the years 1774-1970. Two prominent members of the families were George William McCoy, Sr. (b. 1901), editor of the Asheville-Citizen Times, and his father-in-law, Harry Weaver Love (b. 1883), YMCA executive. The collection contains personal and business correspondence, genealogical material, financial and legal records, printed material, clippings, addresses and writings, scrapbooks, miscellaneous items, photographs, and a number of volumes. Topics include the development of parks in the Appalachia region, particularly the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and activities relating to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Association. Harry Love's business papers include a large number of correspondence, reports, pictures and volumes relating to his work with the YMCA, in the U.S. and abroad; there are a great many items relating to the Philippine Islands. There is a sizable number of papers from Wythe Munford Peyton, a civil and highway engineer, who worked for several N.C. railroads; the papers of William C. Coleman, a businessman who sold and serviced Harley-Davidson motorcycles (1914-1915); and papers of the Frelinghuysen-Southwick family of N.J. and N.Y., one relative being a Senator and another, Emeline Sherman Smith, a poet. There are a few items concerning Thomas Dixon who founded the Mt. Mitchell Assoc. of Arts and Sciences.

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Contents of the Collection

Genealogy, 1926-1954
Box 1
Information Folder
Box 29
McCoy, George William, 1923-1954
Box 29
Love, Harry Weaver, 1904-1960
Box 29
Peyton, Wythe Munford, 1911-1963
Box 29
1774-1964
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1885-1952
Box 2
YMCA, 1918-1922
Box 2
Thomas Wolfe Memorial Association, 1949-1954
Box 2
Financial accounts, specifications, etc. for roads, railroads and other enterprises, 1908-1919
Box 2
U.S., 1910-1924
Box 3
Philippine Islands, 1900-1921
Box 3
China and Chinese branch in the Philippines, 1920
Box 3
Latin America, 1921 and undated
Box 3
General, 1860-1961
Box 5
Thomas Wolfe Memorial Association, 1949-1954
Box 5
Badge, etc., 1907- 1949
Box 5
Miscellaneous, 1934-1960
Box 7
Philippine Islands, 1911-1921
Box 7
China, 1918-1924
Box 7
Foreign countries, 1919-1921
Box 7
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 28
1901-1961
Box 4
Philippine Islands, 1920
Box 4
Philippine Islands, 1916-1924
Box 6
YMCA, U.S. and territories, 1891-1918
Box 6
YMCA, U.S. and territories, 1919-1936
Box 8
Miscellaneous, 1894-1933
Box 11
Acquisitions, 1930-1937
Box 10
Roads, 1930-1937
Box 10
Park movement, 1925-1939
Box 10
Western North Carolina, 1924-1952
Box 12
Appalachian Mountains, Fauna, 1926-1939
Box 13
Appalachian Mountains, Flora, 1926-1939
Box 13
Cherokee Indians and other tribes, 1925-1955
Box 13
Horace Kephart, 1927-1936
Box 13
George Masa, 1933
Box 13
Philippine Islands, 1919-1964
Box 13
Miscellaneous, 1903-1969
Box 13
Philippine Islands
Box 9
Miscellaneous
Box 9
Albums from Mexico
Box 15
Black Hills Trips, 1914
Box 15
Brookville YMCA Hike, 1907
Box 15
Peyton Album, ca. 1906-1907
(2 folders)
Box 15
Philippine Islands
Box 16
Photograph Albums I and II, 1930s
Box 16
William C. Coleman's Bingham military scrapbook, 1924
Box 17
Zebulon Baird Vauce's birthplace scrapbook
Box 17
George W. McCoy's Smoky Mountains scrapbook and bibliography
Box 18
George W. McCoy's scrapbook on Great Smoky Mountains National Park Museum
Box 18
Folksongs
Box 19-20
Harry Love's Philippine Island scrapbook
Box 21
Scrapbook, 1928(?)-1938
Box 21
Poems of M. Y. Jarkett of Hillsboro, N.C., 1932
Box 22
Law school lectures of Chief Justice Richmond Mumford Pearson, 1857
Box 22
Flora of Great Smokies scrapbook
Box 22
The Ladder, 1919-1920
Box 22
YMCA, Philippine Islands
Box 22
Miscellaneous
Box 23
Writings of Lola (Love) McCoy
Box 24
Scrapbook of Lola (Love) McCoy
Box 24
Diary of Wythe M. Peyton, 1908 Mar.-Aug.
Box 24
Harry W. Love's scrapbook, ca. 1920s-1940s
Box 24
Information Folder
Box 25
Legal papers, 1799-1913
Box 25
Genealogy, 1930
Box 25
Clippings, 1861-1950
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1906-1925
Box 25
Pictures
Box 25
Volumes, 1851-1916
Box 26
Correspondence, 1854, 1966
Box 27
1868-1911
Box 30
1912-1914 June
Box 31
1914 July-1915 May
Box 32
1915 June-Dec. and undated
Box 33
1916-1918
Box 34
1919
Box 35
1920 Jan.-June
Box 36
1920 July-Dec.
Box 37
1921 Jan.-June
Box 38
1921 July-Dec.
Box 39
1922
Box 40
1923-1924
Box 41
1925-1934
Box 42
1935-1937
Box 43
1938-1953
Box 44
1954-1958
Box 45
1959-1970
Box 46
1986 Accession
Box 1

Oversize Materials

(2 oversize folders)

Consists of blueprints; black and white group photographs; clippings; maps; payrolls; and posters for the Mt. Mitchell Association of Arts and Sciences.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], McCoy-Love Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The McCoy-Love Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1980 and 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2008

Accessions from 1980 and 1986 are described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.