Guide to the Camp Yonahlossee Collection, 1925-2002, undated

Summary Information

Title: Camp Yonahlossee Collection, 1925-2002, undated
Collection: AC.687
Extent: 14.0 linear feet [13 boxes]
Abstract:

Camp Yonahlossee was a summer camp for young women founded in 1922. The camp operated until the late 1980s. This collection features materials related to camp life, administration, and history. There are extensive photographs and scrapbooks which illustrate the experience of Camp Yonahlossee from its earliest years in the 1920s until its close in the 1980s.

Creator: Camp Yonahlossee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Camp Yonahlossee was founded in 1922 by Mrs. A. P. Kephart as a summer camp for girls. The camp was the female counterpart to Camp Yonahnoka located nearby in Linville, North Carolina. In 1954 the camp was sold to Mr. and Mrs. George M. McCord and Mrs. Agnes Jeter. The camp's primary focus was outdoor recreation with programs including horseback riding, archery, rifle shooting, swimming, sailing, and fencing. Crafts and dance were also taught at the camp. The camp closed in the 1980s and became a resort focused on equestrian activities.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs spanning in time from Yonahlossee's early years up into the 1970s, many of these are held in scrapbooks and four large collages. Also included in the collection are camp catalogs, yearbooks, a songbook, a guestbook, an application for registration, a record book of the Yonahlossee Delphian Chapter, a riding helmet, letters from a camper, a camp pennant, and camp shirts.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series. Series I: Camp History is arranged alphabetically. Series II: Visual Materials contains five subseries. Subseries A: Black and White Photographs is arranged alphabetically. Subseries B: Color Photographs is arranged alphabetically. Subseries C: Scrapbooks is organized by individual scrapbooks, descriptions and titles of these are listed in the finding aid. Subseries D: Artifacts is organized by individual artifacts. Subseries E: Slides is organized alphabetically by slideshow presentation.

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

The collection was originally accessioned as part of AC.500: Appalachian Cultural Museum Records in 2011.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, October 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

AC.687: Camp Yonahlossee Collection, 1925-2002, undated, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28608.

Container List

Series I: Camp History, 1955-2002, undated

Series Description: Series I: Camp History includes brochures, catalogs, a camp log book, songbook, postcards, Delphian Chapter record book, yearbooks, and handwritten notes on the history of the camp.

Camp Yonahlossee Application for Registration, undated Box 1, Folder 1
Camp Yonahlossee brochures, 1958, undated Box 1, Folder 2
Camp Yonahlossee catalogs, 1955-1969, undated Box 1, Folder 3-4
Camp Yonahlossee My Camp Log booklets, undated Box 1, Folder 5-6
Camp Yonahlossee post cards, undated Box 1, Folder 8
Camp Yonahlossee songbook [with copy], 1983 Box 1, Folder 9
Camp Yonahlossee yearbooks, 1965-1985 Box 2, Folder 1-4
Handwritten notes on the history of Camp Yonahlossee and letters from Melinda, a camper, 1976-2002 Box 2, Folder 5
Yonahlossee Delphian Chapter Record, undated Box 2, Folder 6

Series II: Visual Materials,

Series Description: Series II: Visual Materials contains black and white and color photographs as well as slides depicting camp life dating from the early 1900s until the camp's closing in the 1980s. The camp scrapbooks in Series C are comprised of images and handwritten anecdotes concerned with life and events at the camp. Subseries D: Artifacts houses ephemera from the camp tribes as well as a riding helmet.

Subseries A: Black and White Photographs, 1972-1980, undated

Camp Yonahlossee 8X10 photographs, undated Box 3, Folder 1
Camp Yonahlossee loose photographs, 1972-1973, undated Box 3, Folder 2
Camp Yonahlossee loose photographs, 1978-1980, undated Box 3, Folder 3
Early Camp Yonahlossee photographs, undated Box 3, Folder 4
Four collages of early photographs from Camp Yonahlossee, undated Item Artifact Storage
Five large Camp Yonahlossee photographs, undated Box 4

Subseries B: Color Photographs, July 26, 1979, undated

Camp Yonahlossee color photographs, undated Box 5, Folder 1
Camp Yonahlossee loose group photographs, undated Box 5, Folder 2
Camp Yonahlossee negative contact sheets, undated Box 5, Folder 3
Linda Schuett negatives, July 26, 1979 Box 5, Folder 4-5
Mrs. A. P. Kephart photographs, undated Box 5, Folder 6

Subseries C: Scrapbooks, 1925-1977, undated

The Log of Camp Yonahlossee, 1925 Box 6, Folder 1
Photographs scrapook, undated Box 6, Item 2
Photographs scrapbook loose photographs, undated Box 6, Folder 3
Snaps photograph book, 1956, undated Box 6, Folder 4
Unbound scrapbook, undated Box 7, Folder 1-4
Unbound scrapbook loose photographs, 1977, undated Box 7, Folder 5
Chippewa scrapbook, 1972 Box 8, Item 1
Croatans scrapbook, 1972 Box 8, Item 2
Tuscaroras scrapbook, 1972 Box 8, Item 3
Photographs book [early Camp Yonahlossee photographs], undated Box 8, Item 4
Camp Yonahlossee Guest Book, undated Box 9, Item 1
Camp Yonahlossee Log, 1939 Box 9, Item 2
Camp Yonahlossee unbound scrapbook pages, undated Box 10

Subseries D: Artifacts

Shawano tribe pennant, undated Box 11, Item 1
Yonahlossee Staff shirt, undated Box 11, Item 2
Tuscarora shirt, undated Box 11, Item 3
Shawano shirt, undated Box 11, Item 4
Chippewa shirt, undated Box 11, Item 5
Camp Yonahlossee shirt, undated Box 11, Item 6
Camp Yonahlossee shirt, undated Box 11, Item 7
Riding helmet, undated Box 12
Tuscarora camp sign, undated Item Artifact Storage

Subseries E: Slides

Camp Yonahlossee- Blowing Rock Horse Shows, Camping/ Hiking/Overnights, 1969, 1970, 1969-1970, undated Box 13, Item 1
Camp Yonahlossee- Carnivals, undated Box 13, Item 2
Camp Yonahlossee- Crafts and More Carnivals, 1969-1970, undated Box 13, Item 3
Camp Yonahlossee- Jete and Eke, Jete and Camper, Jete at Carnival, Final Banquet, Groups of Girls at Camp, undated Box 13, Item 4
Camp Yonahlossee- Musicals and Plays, Camp Horseshows, 1965-1967 Box 13, Item 5
Camp Yonahlossee- Scenes Around Camp, undated Box 13, Item 6