Guide to the Jefferson Post Records, 1970s-2000s, undated

Summary Information

Title: Jefferson Post Records, 1970s-2000s, undated
Collection: AC.1097
Extent: 55.5 linear feet (32 records boxes, 21 manuscripts, 3 short manuscripts, 13 shoeboxes, 3 medium flats, 1 CD box, and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

The Jefferson Post Records consists mainly of black and white and color photographs and/or negatives used in the printing of this Ashe County, North Carolina newspaper dating to the 1970s. The newspaper had several names:  The Skyland Post,  The Jefferson Times, and its current title,  The Jefferson Post.

Creator: Jefferson Post (West Jefferson, N.C.).

Biographical/Historical Note

The Jefferson Post is a twice-weekly newspaper printed in West Jefferson, North Carolina. It prints news, announcements and obituaries for Ashe County. The newspaper is owned by Civitas Media of Davidson, North Carolina, and has a circulation of 6,500. The  Jefferson Post began publishing in 1988. The newspaper is the result of a merger between Ashe County's historic weekly newspaper  The Skyland Post and a competing weekly of 10 years, the  Jefferson Times.

The Skyland Post got its name from an early slogan for mountainous Ashe County, "The Land of the Sky."  The Skyland Post was purchased in the 1930s by Ed M. Anderson. Stella W. Anderson was editor of  The Skyland Post from her husband's death until the early-1980s when it was purchased by Patty Wheeler, and her husband, Al.

In October 1988, The Skyland Post merged with the  Jefferson Times, which had been competing with the Post since August 1978.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists almost entirely of photographs that are mostly unidentified and undated. The photographs were sorted into genres and identified when possible. Also included are 29 boxes of wooden photo blocks that were used during the printing of the newspaper.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into three series according to format: Series I: Photographs (containing both black and white and color), Series II: Negatives (black and white), and Series III: Documents and Other Materials. The photos and negatives were identified when information was available and the original arrangement was maintained to the extent possible.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Mid-South Management Company/Jefferson Times, Inc. donated this collection in April 2001. The collection was accessioned as AC.2001.055.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, November 2014. This collection has been minimally processed and requires more detailed processing in order for the photographs to be more accessible to researchers. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1097: Jefferson Post Records, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Photographs, 1970s-2000s

Series Description

Series I: Photographs contains photographic prints and negatives of people, events, and local scenes of Ashe County and surrounding counties. Many of the images appeared in the Jefferson Post newspaper. The original labeling was maintained as much as possible. The series is divided into four subseries. Subseries are arranged chronologically and by material type: Subseries A: Skyland Post Era Prints; Subseries B: Jefferson Times and Jefferson Post Era Prints; Subseries C: Older and/or Identified Prints; and Subseries D: Color Prints and Negatives. The color prints and negatives in Subseries D are housed in cold storage and require advance notice prior to use.

Subseries A: Skyland Post Era Prints, 

  Box

Black and White Photographs, from Skyland Post Era, Original Labels A-H1 #1, 1970-1990 

1

Black and White Photographs, from Skyland Post Era, Original Labels H1 #2-O, 

2

Black and White Photographs, from Skyland Post Era, Original Labels, P-Z, 

3

Black and White Photographs, Sports and Other Genre, included Steve Neal, 1980's-1990s, undated 

4

Subseries B: Jefferson Times and Jefferson Post Era Prints, 

  Box

Black and White Prints, sorted Agriculutral/Farm Scenes - People, 5"x7" and smaller, 1970s-1990s 

5

Black and White Prints, sorted People (cont.) - Schools/Children, 5"x7" and smaller, 1970s-1990s 

6

Black and White Prints, sorted Schools/Children (cont.) - Things/Events, 5"x7" and smaller, 1970s-1990s 

7

Black and White Prints, sorted Mixed Subjects - Sports, 5"x7" and smaller, 1970s-1990s 

8

Black and White Prints, mostly 8x10's, sorted Agriculture/Farm Scenes to People, undated 

9

Black and White Prints, mostly 8x10's, sorted People (cont.) to Sports, undated 

10

Subseries C: Older and/or Identified Prints, 

  Box Folder

Black and White Assortment of Photographs, some identified on backs, undated 

11 1

Black and White Photo Scans of Banner's Elk, Elk Park, Roan Mountain and other places, undated 

11 2

James Monroe Barker, Jefferson Post Article and Photographs, June 6, 1983 

11 3

Black and White Photographs of Beech Creek, North Carolina, 1923 and 1929 

11 4

Signed Black and White Photograph of Robert Frost to Dr. Abrams, undated 

11 5

Margaret Harper, Black and White Photograph of Downtown Boone, North Carolina by Harper's Mother (with copy), 1899 

11 6

Black and White Photographs of Stanley Hicks, Watauga County, North Carolina, undated 

11 7

Black and White Prints, Penland 50th Celebration, undated 

11 8

Black and White Photographs and Negatives, Ms. Emily Pruden (1887-1912), Blowing Rock, North Carolina, undated 

11 9

Black and White Photo Scans of Early Watauga and Avery County, North Carolina Places, from S. Fairweather, NRPL, circa 1980s 

11 10

Jane Snyder, Negatives of her Black and White Photographs, August 1974 

12 1

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, early Blue Ridge Electric and IRC Plant, Boone, North Carolina, undated 

12 2

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, Emma Eastridge at 88 years old, 1974 

12 3

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, Bill Keller on 108th Birthday, undated 

12 4

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, People and Places of Kentucky, circa 1974 

12 5

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs of Kentucky, circa 1974 

12 6

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, Mast Store, Valle Crucis, North Carolina, January 1974 

12 7

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, Charlie Mullis at 93 years old, Ashe County, North Carolina, 1974 

12 8

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, Mystery Hill Fire, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, July 21, 1963 

12 9

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, New River Electric Dam's Power House, undated 

12 10

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, People and Places of North Carolina, circa 1974 

12 11

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs of Pennsylvania, 1974 

12 12

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, People and Places of Tennessee, circa 1974 

13 1

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs of Tennessee, circa 1974 

13 2

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs of Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 1959-1960 

13 3

Jane Snyder, Black and White 8"x10"s Unidentified Appalachian Places, undated 

13 4

Jane Snyder, Black and White 5"x7" and 4"x6" Unidentified Appalachian Photographs, undated 

13 5

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, People and Places of Virginia, 1973-1974 

13 6

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs of Virginia, circa 1974 

13 7

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, Mrs. Ida West at 88 years old, 1974 

13 8

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, People and Places of West Virginia, circa 1973-1974 

13 9

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs of West Virginia, circa 1974 

13 10

Jane Snyder, Black and White Photographs, Winter Snow Scenes from February and March 1960, 1960 

13 11
  Cold_Storage

COLD STORAGE: Jane Snyder, Color Photographs of Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wildflowers of North Carolina, circa 1974 

Box

Subseries D: Color Prints and Negatives, in Cold Storage, 

  Cold_Storage

Jane Snyder’s Color Photographs of Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wildflowers of NC, circa 1973-1974 

Box 20

Mixed Genre Color Prints, circa 1980s-1990s 

Box 21

Mixed Genre Color Prints, circa 1990-1997 

Box 22

Mixed Genre Color Prints, undated 

Box 23

Mixed Genre Color Prints, undated 

Box 24

Mixed Genre and Sports Color Prints, undated 

Box 25
  Box Folder

Color and Black and White Photographs, Mrs. Ed (Stella) Anderson, Owner/Editor of SKyland Post, circa 1970s-1980s 

26 1

Ashe County (NC) Senior League Baseball Rosters and Photos, 1993 

26 2

Ashe County T-Ball Team Rosters, Information, and Photos, 1993 

26 3

Ashe County, North Carolina, Minor League Rosters and Photos, 1993 

26 4

Color Prints, Ashe Central High School Graduates, 1995 

26 5

Color Prints of Ashe County, North Carolina Fiddler's Convention, undated 

26 6

Color Prints, Ashe County (NC) T-Ball, Little League, Major League Youth Baseball Teams, 1980s-1990s 

26 7

Color Prints, Basketball Games between Women's and Men's Northwest Ashe High School Mountaineers (in white) and Ashe Central High School Panthers (in black), circa December 1994 

26 8

Color Prints, Beaver Creek High School Men's Baseball Team, Game, undated 

26 9

Color Prints, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Cooperative's Annual Meeting, undated 

26 10

Color Prints, Car Crash Scenes with Blue Ridge Meidcal Transport, undated 

26 11

Color Prints, Christmas in July, West Jefferson, North Carolina, undated 

26 12

Color Prints, Christmas Trees and Kids, undated 

26 13

Color Prints, from Mable and Mark Coleman, Jefferson, North Carolina, undated 

26 14

Ander and Martha Cox, Letter to Son, David C. Cox, and other Soldiers of 1450th Transportation Company, undated 

26 15

Color Photographs and Pack Rosters, Cub Scouts and Webelos, circa 1983 

26 16

Color Prints from Fall Festivals (Spring Fest at Mountain View, Todd Fest, Octoberfest), circa 1995 

26 17

Color Prints, Kids in Fall Foliage, undated 

26 18

Miss Ashe County (NC) Beauty Contestants, 1994-1995 

26 19

Color Prints, Mixed Genre, circa 1990s 

26 20

Color Prints, Northwest Ashe High School Lady Mountaineers Basketball Team and Game, undated 

27 1

Color Prints, Parker Tie Company, Staff and Products, undated 

27 2

Color Prints, From Skyland Post Era, Various Subjects, 1970s-1980s 

27 3

Jane Snyder, Color Photographs of Appalachia - Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, circa 1973-1974 

27 4

Color Prints for Super Graduate Ads, 1997 

27 5

Color Prints, Wal-Mart Store Employees, undated 

27 6

Color Prints, West Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department at First Baptist Church, West Jefferson, North Carolina, undated 

27 7

Color Prints and Negatives, Ashe Central and Alleghany High Schools Basketball Game, circa 1990s 

27 8

Color Prints and Negatives, Ashe Central and Beaver Creek High Schools Basketball Game, undated 

27 9

Color Prints and Negatives, Ashe County High School Baseball and others, circa 2000s 

27 10

Color Prints and Negatives, Ashe County (NC) High School Huskies Football Team, circa 2000 

27 11

Color Prints and Negatives, Ashe County High School (NC) Sports Awards Banquet, 2000 

27 12

Color Prints and Negatives, Ashe County Home Show Vendors, undated 

27 13

Color Prints and Negatives, Ashe Services for the Aging, 1990s 

27 14

Color Prints and Negatives, Baseball and Basketball Photos, 1990s 

28 1

Color Prints and Negatives, Beaver Creek High School Basketball, 1990s 

28 2

Color Prints and Negatives, Beaver Creek High School, ROTC Color Guard and Flags, 1990s 

28 3

Color Prints and Negatives, Beaver Creek High School Football, and Ashe Civic Center, undated 

28 4

Color Prints and Negatives, Beckley Exhibition, 1975 

28 5

Color Prints and Negatives, Bike Race, undated 

28 6

Color Prints and Negatives, Boys' and Girls' Basketball Games, 1990s 

28 7

Color Prints and Negatives, Canoeing, Frescos, Children, Farm Scenes, undated 

28 8

Color Prints and Negatives, Children, DARE Program, Christmas Lights, undated 

28 9

Color Prints and Negatives, Elkland School, and Variety of People, Scenes, undated 

28 10

Color Prints and Negatives, Farmers Burley Warehouse, undated 

28 11

Color Prints and Negatives, Fire Department Training, undated 

28 12

Color Prints and Negatives, Flooding of the New River, undated 

28 13

Color Prints and Negatives, Furniture Store Shots, 1999 

28 14

Color Prints and Negatives, Girl Scout Camp-out, undated 

28 15

Color Prints and Negatives, Girls Dancing, undated 

28 16

Color Prints and Negatives, Golf - Ned Jarrett Celebrity Classic, September 1996 

28 17

Color Prints and Negatives, Group Shots and Art Show, undated 

28 18

Color Prints and Negatives, Hospital Baby Pictures, and Swimming Pool, undated 

28 19

Color Prints and Negatives, Inside Limo, undated 

28 20

Color Prints and Negatives, Kids Playing, maybe Daycare Scene, undated 

28 21

Color Prints and Negatives, Ladies Walking, undate 

28 22

Color Prints and Negatives, May Day Pole and Festivities, undated 

28 23

Color Prints and Negatives, Meeting and Entertainment, undated 

28 24

Color Prints and Negatives, from Joe Morgan, Subject of Prints - Earl Ham, Ashe County, North Carolina, and others, circa 1997 

28 25

Color Prints and Negatives, New Home Shots, and Renee Whitener, BREMCO, undated 

29 1

Color Prints and Negatives, Northwest Ashe High School Basketball, and others, 1990s 

29 2

Color Prints, Oakwood Mobile Homes, Inc. Representatives, undated 

29 3

Color Prints and Negatives, Orchestral and Vocal Presentations, undated 

29 4

Color Prints and Negatives, Parade and Car Show, undated 

29 5

Color Prints and Negatives, Programs for/with Kids, undated 

29 6

Color Prints and Negatives, Rainbow Shots, and possible March of Dimes Walk, undated 

29 7

Color Prints and Negatives, Relay for Life Event, undated 

29 8

Color Prints and Negatives, Rummage Sale, undated 

29 9

Color Prints and Negatives, Set-up Stage by River, undated 

29 10

Color Prints and Negatives, Sports Shots, 1996-1997 

29 11

Color Prints and Negatives, Teens dancing, undated 

29 12

Color Prints and Negatives, Two Golfers, and Peewee Football Players, undated 

29 13

Color Prints and Negatives, Various Subjects, 1990s-2000s 

29 14

Color Prints and Negatives, Wrestling Tournament, undated 

29 15

Color Prints and Negatives, Zion Methodist Church, undated 

29 16
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Series II: Negatives (Black and White), 1970s-2000s

Series Description

Series II: Negatives (Black and White) is a series of all sizes of black and white negatives. These negatives have been identified if possible and their original arrangement has been maintained.

  Box Folder

Negatives taken, June-December 1989 

30 1

Negatives taken, January-June 1990 

30 2

Negatives taken, July-December 1990 

30 3

Negatives taken, January-June 1992 

30 4

Negatives taken, July 1992 

30 5

Negatives taken, August 1992 

31 1

Negatives taken, September 1992 

31 2

Negatives taken, October 1992 

31 3

Negatives taken, November 1992 

31 4

Negatives taken, December 1992 

31 5

Negatives taken, January 1993 

31 6

Negatives, mostly Advertising taken, 1991 

31 7

Negatives for Ads, 1995-1998 

31 8

Negatives, Bosses' Day, Bill Clark, and WKSK, 1993, 1995, undated 

31 9

Negatives, Loose, unidentified, undated 

31 10

Loose Negatives, unidentified, undated 

31 11

Negatives, used in News Sections, January-June 1991 

32 1

Negatives, mostly News Pictures taken, July-December 1991 

32 2

Negatives, mostly News, January-April 1995 

32 3

Negatives, mostly News, May-August 1995 

32 4

Negatives, mostly News, September-December 1995 

32 5

Negatives, mostly News, January-June 1996 

32 6

Negatives, mostly News, July-December 1996 

32 7

Negatives, mostly News, January-June 1997 

32 8

Negatives, News and Editorials, 1997 

32 9

Negatives, News and Editorials, July-December 1998 

33 1

Negatives, labeled Sports, June-October 1989 

33 2

Negatives, labeled Sports, November 1989-April 1990 

33 3

Negatives, labeled Sports, May-December 1990 

33 4

Negatives, labeled Sports, January-June 1991 

33 5

Negatives, labeled Sports, July-December 1991 

33 6

Negatives, labeled Sports, January-June 1992 

33 7

Negatives, labeled Sports, July-December 1992 

33 8

Negatives, mostly Sports, 1993, undated 

33 9

Negatives, Sports, Holiday Classic Basketball, 1995 

33 10

Negatives, Sports, Holiday Classic Basketball, 1997 

33 11

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 1-30, undated 

34 1

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 31-63, undated 

34 2

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 70-160, undated 

34 3

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 161-171, undated 

34 4

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 174-209, undated 

34 5

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 210-266, undated 

34 6

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 277-414, undated 

34 7

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 656-699, undated 

34 8

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 700-739, undated 

34 9

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 740-769, undated 

35 1

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 770-800, undated 

35 2

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 806-925, undated 

35 3

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 956-1050, undated 

35 4

Black and White Negative Indices, intermittent numbers 1051-1099, undated 

35 5

Black and White Negative Indices, Ashe County Fair, Snow, and Beauty Pageant, circa 1984-1985 

35 6

Black and White Negative Prints, Indices, and Negatives, Subjects-School Children, Youth and Little League Baseball Shots, undated 

35 7

Negatives, Loose, some identified, undated 

35 8

Negatives from Howard Mast, Head Shots of David C. McCanles and Sarah Shull, undated 

35 9
  Box

Negatives, numbered per roll/collection from Binders, #117-389, undated 

36

Negatives, numbered per roll/collection from Binders, #390-691, undated 

37

Negatives, numbered per roll/collection from Binders, #691-1000, undated 

38

Negatives, numbered per roll/collection from Binders, #1001-1127, undated 

39

Negatives, numbered per roll/collection from Binders, #1128-1134, 1141-1144, 1172, unnumbered, undated 

40
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Series III: Documents and Other Materials, 1970s-2000s

Series Description

Series III: Documents and Other Materials contains any reference materials kept by the administration of the Jefferson Post, including some Ashe County budget reports, special columns for the paper, entries of contests/special advertising, and such. Also included are 66 reels of microfilm of the newspaper dating from 1988 to 2006. In this series are 29 records boxes full of woodblock photo prints, dating back to the 1970s.

  Box Folder

Ashe Action Agenda Resource Team Report, 1994 

41 1

Ashe County, North Carolina Budget Document to Board of Commissioners, by Michael Dixon, County Manager, May 15, 1991 

41 2

Ashe County, North Carolina Budget Document to Board of Commissioners, by Jeff Miller and Patricia Fowler, May 20, 1992 

41 3

Ashe County, North Carolina Budget Document to Board of Commissioners, 1993 

41 4

Ashe County, North Carolina Budget Document to Board of Commissioners, by William Jeff Miller, County Manager, May 17, 1995 

41 5

Ashe County, North Carolina Budget Document to Board of Commissioners, by William Jeff Miller, County Manager, May 22, 1996 

41 6

Ashe County, North Carolina Budget Document to Board of Commissioners, by William Jeff Miller, County Manager, May 21, 1997 

41 7

Ashe County, North Carolina, School System Consolidated Plan and Long-Range Plan, 1987 

41 8

Assorted Papers, undated 

41 9

Center for Improving Mountain Living, Western Carolina University, "County Development Information for Ashe County", November 1990 

41 10

Entries to Newspaper's "Letters Home", 1990 

41 11

Facts that came from County Officials' Meetings, 1980s 

41 12

Jefferson Post, "Love Lines", Entries, 1997 

41 13

Jefferson Post and Related Articles, Mixed Subjects, 1980-1993, undated 

41 14

Larry Jent, Message of Mary and Joseph, Paper and Diskette, undated 

41 15

Richard Keith Miller, Murder Trial Documents and Reporter's Stories, 1996-1997 

41 16

Oldham Saw Company Incentive Agreement, DRAFT, 1997 

41 17

Rotary International Club Information and Nomination Cards, 1990-1994, undated 

41 18

Candace Russell, Letter to the Editor-Original Poem about her Grandmother, Daisy Russell, June 4, 1995 

41 19

Subdivision Regulations for Ashe County, North Carolina, by the Ashe County Planning Board, December 1970 

41 20

The Sunshine School, Inc., Academic Alternative, Booklet, undated 

41 21

Super Grad Ads for Jefferson Post, Original Ads and Messages, 1996 

41 22

Keith Yount, Dr., Medical Column on diskette, Correspondence from Jefferson Post, April 1996 

41 23

Zoning Ordinance of Ashe County, North Carolina, by the Ashe County Planning Board, December 1970 

41 24

Land Use Survey and Analysis, Ashe County, North Carolina, by William G. Smith, June 1974 

41 25
  Box

Self-Study Reports, Lansing, Nathan's Creek, Riverview, and West Jefferson Elementary Schools, Ashe County, North Carolina, 1973-1978 

42

Jefferson Post, Microfilm Reels 1-29, October 1988-January 1997 

43

Jefferson Post, Microfilm Reels 30-59, January 1997-June 2004 

44

Jefferson Post, Microfilm Reels 60-66, July 2004-June 2006 

45
  Oversize

Three Issues of the Ashe County Journal (1929), Two Issues of the Skyland Post (1938 & 1942), and One Issue of the Jefferson Post (2001) [oversize], 1929-2001 

Folder 1