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Guide to the Westall Family Papers, 1790-1986 (bulk 1880-1986) and undated

Abstract

Prominent family from Asheville, NC.

Includes papers of several different members of the family including correspondence, clippings, speeches, and writings of Virginia Westall in her capacity as aide to General R. L. Eichelberger; papers from family's various civic capacities; WWI and WWII correspondence; military records; family photographs and clippings; other personal correspondence including some related to cousin Thomas Wolfe; photographs of Asheville; Westall genealogy; some poetry, a journal, other writings; business papers including those concerning violin making and some from a family member's construction business in Asheville.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Westall family.
Title
Westall Family papers, 1790-1986 (bulk 1880-1986) and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
6 Linear Feet, 2,226 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Includes papers of several different members of the family including correspondence, clippings, speeches, and writings of Virginia Westall in her capacity as aide to General R. L. Eichelberger; papers from family's various civic capacities; WWI and WWII correspondence; military records; family photographs and clippings; other personal correspondence including some related to cousin Thomas Wolfe; photos of Asheville; Westall genealogy; some poetry, a journal, other writings; business papers including those concerning violin making and some from a family member's construction business in Asheville.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Collection includes correspondence from both World Wars and other personal family records. Also includes some oversize items separated from main collection.

Correspondence, 1880-1941 Oct.
Box 1
Correspondence, 1941 Nov.-1943
Box 2
Correspondence, 1944-1949
Box 3
Correspondence, 1950-1967
Box 4
Correspondence, 1968-1972
Box 5
Correspondence, 1973-1981 and undated
Box 6
Military papers, circa 1940-1970
Box 7
Virginia Westall Taylor Papers
Box 7
Print materials, 1883-1980
Box 8
Print materials, 1970-1986
Box 9
Newspaper clippings, 1980-1986
Box 9
Volumes, 1910-1970
Box 10
Writings, 1990-1970
Box 10
Financial papers, 1945-1976
Box 11
Legal papers, 1790-1970
Box 11
Letterbook, 1884-1902
Box 11
Military records
Box 11
Genealogy
Box 11
Photographs
Box 12
Photo albums, circa 1920-1930
Box 13
Photo albums, circa 1910-1920
Box 14
Photo albums, circa 1910-1920
Box 15
1891 Map of Asheville, North Carolina
Box 15
Miscellaneous Oversize
Oversize Folder 1

Historical Note

The Westall Family was a prominent family from Asheville, NC.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Westall Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, and 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1977

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 11-2-77, 6-19-78, 12-19-78, 1-25-80, 8-20-80, 7-20-81, 12-9-83, 1998-0135

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.