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Diana Ruby Sanderson

Campus Box 6358
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

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The Arthur S. Link Archives of Warren Wilson College primarily collects materials related to the history of the college and its predecessor institutions: the Asheville Farm School for Boys, the Asheville Normal and Teachers' College (also known as the Home Industrial School and the Asheville Normal College); the Dorland-Bell School of Hot Springs, NC; the Mossop Schools, Mossop, TN.
The records document the legal, administrative, cultural, and historical activities of these institutions. Materials may include text/paper documents, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, publications, oral histories, scrapbooks, and digital files. Of special value to the Archives are WWC publications, records of WWC student and faculty organizations and committees, office records, diaries, faculty publications, class notebooks, and photographs. Also of value are museum items such as items produced in the woodworking, textile, and print shops. In addition, the Archives welcomes donations of manuscript collections related to the history of the college.
Secondary collecting includes documents related to Presbyterian home missions in western North Carolina, especially educational institutions, and the history of Riceville Valley. The Swannanoa branch of the Buncombe Library System and the Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain collect the history of Swannanoa and Black Mountain.
At this time, we are unable to collect farm implements, biological items, and very large collections.
If you would like to donate materials, please contact Diana Sanderson at 828.771.3055 or dsanderson@warren-wilson.edu