Guide to the Greenbrier and Cottages Brochure, August 22-26, 1932

Summary Information

Title: Greenbrier and Cottages Brochure, August 22-26, 1932
Collection: AC.541
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of a brochure from The Greenbrier and Cottages at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia advertising "Robert E. Lee Week", August 22-26, 1932. It details each day's activities centered around Robert E. Lee and his era.

Creator: Greenbrier and Cottages

Biographical/Historical Note

People have been coming to the Greenbrier since 1778. Called the White Sulphur Springs hotel for its first 125 years, the property's healing waters lured the rich and famous. Closed during the Civil War, the resort gained a wider audience with arrival of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. The company purchased the resort in 1910, added the Greenbrier Hotel to the existing cottages and an 18-hole golf course. Among the luminaries who vacationed at the property in 1914, the first time the resort remained open year-round, were President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and Joseph and Rose Kennedy, who honeymooned at the Greenbrier in October.

For more than 30 years, the Greenbrier kept a Cold War secret. Between about 1959 to 1962, the federal government built a vast underground Emergency Relocation Center, or bunker. In case of nuclear attack or other deadly security threat, the entire U.S. Congress was to be relocated to the bunker. After the Washington Post exposed the bunker in 1992, the government phased-out the facility.

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Scope and Contents

This is a single brochure from The Greenbrier and Cottages advertising the Robert E. Lee Week, August 22-16, 1932. Details of all the week's activities are outlined. Location is White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.


It is a single-item collection.

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

This was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2001. Accession number is AC.2001.050.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. 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.541: Greenbrier and Cottages Brochure, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Brochure, 1932 ACSC_Box 16.7