Guide to the Loraine Tyrie Papers, 1912 - 1920, undated

Summary Information

Title: Loraine Tyrie Papers, 1912 - 1920, undated
Collection: AC.384
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Loraine Tyrie Papers consists of multiple facsimiles of Confederate paper money and two Bank of Todd checks, circa 1910s-1920.

Creator: Tyrie, Loraine

Biographical/Historical Note

The Bank of Todd was organized with a captial stock of $5,000 by Burton K. Barr in 1918. It is believed that Barr was a lumberman who expected Todd's proposed railway to support an economic boom. Barr also organized a bank in West Jefferson and Boone. Each of these banks went bankrupt in 1921.

The Bank of Todd was separate from the Watauga County Bank, Watauga County's first bank, organized in Boone, North Carolina in September 1904. Although Watauga County Bank considered opening a branch in Todd in 1915, that was not supported by the Corporation Commission chairman.

Scope and Contents

The Loraine Tyrie Papers consists of multiple facsimiles of Confederate paper money and two Bank of Todd checks, circa 1910s-1920.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival folder.

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

Loraine Tyrie donated this collection to the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection in November 2007. Its accession number is AC.2007.022. It was opened to the public in December 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, December 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, December 2007

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.384: Loraine Tyrie Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Checks  Folder 1
 Facsimile of Confederate money.  Folder 1