In the Museum’s Research Room is an extensive Vertical File with listings on the Subjects and People below. Please call the Museum to make an appointment to use our Vertical Files for research. 

Subject Files

  • AARP – Swannanoa Valley
  • ABC Bills
  • Airport
  • Archeology
  • Asheville Farm School
  • Assembly Grounds
  • Azalea
  • Bailey Law School
  • Bee Tree
  • Billy Graham’s The Cove
  • Black History
  • Black Mountain Savings Bank
  • Black Mountain College
  • Blue Ridge Assembly
  • Buckeye Cove
  • Black Mountain
  • Black Mountain Businesses
  • Businesses-Swannanoa
  • Camps
  • Camp Elliott
  • Camp Merri-Mac
  • Dorothy Walls
  • Carver School
  • Cemeteries
  • Chemtronics, Amcell Fire
  • Cherokee
  •  Churches
    • Bee Tree Christian Church
    • Berea Baptist
    • Black Mountain First Baptist Church
    • Black Mountain Presbyterian Church
    • Burgin’s Chapel Baptist Church
    • Community of the Cross
    • First Christian Church
    • East Black Mountain Free Will Baptist
    • First Baptist of Swannanoa
    • Friendship Presbyterian Church (PCA)
    • Homer’s Chapel
    • Kerlee Baptist Church
    • Lakewood Baptist Church
    • Macedonia Church History
    • Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church
    • Mills Chapel Baptist Church
    • Mountain View Baptist – North Fork
    • Mountain View Chapel Fire, Baptized Holiness Church of the God of Americas
    • Mt. Zion AME Church – Brookside
    • New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
    • Piney Grove – Swannanoa First Presbyterian Church
    • Riceville Presbyterian Church
    • Ridgecrest Baptist Church
    • Robert Patton Meeting House – 1st Presbyterian Church in Valley
    • The Sanctuary Community Church
    • St. James Episcopal
    • St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
    • Swannanoa Free Will Baptist
    • Swannanoa Valley Missionary Baptist Church
    • Swannanoa United Methodist Church
    • Tabernacle United Methodist Church
    • Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church
    • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley
  •  Church History Project
  • Dairy
  • Deeds
  • Early Settlers
  • Environment
  • Fires
  • Fire Department – Black Mountain
  • Floods
  • 4-H
  • Grovemont
  •  Guastavino
  • Highland Farms
  • High School, Black Mountain
  • High School, Swannanoa
  • Holman Christian University
  • In The Oaks
  •  Juvenile Evaluation Center
  • Lake Tomahawk
  • Medicine
    • Cragmont Sanatorium
    • Royal League Sanatorium
    • Swannanoa Valley Medical Center o WNC Sanatorium
    • VA Hospital – Oteen
  • Miami Mountain
  • Monte Vista
  • Montreat
  • Moore General Hospital
  • Mt. Mitchell and Motor Road
  • Mountain Orphanage – Presbyterian Home
  • Museum Activities
    • Museum Hikes and Daycation Events
    • Swannanoa Valley Rim Hikes
    • Museum Beginnings
      • Organization of Museum
      • Licensing
    • Museum Exhibits
      • Clay Cabin
      • Museum Artifacts
        • Casket Exhibit
      • Exhibits
      • Programming
    • Museum General
    • Photographic Memories
    • Museum Pathways
    • Museum Renovations
  • Music
  • Music – Greene Acres
  • Natural History
  • Newspapers
  • North Fork
    • Watershed Cemetery Report
  • Organizations and Clubs
  • Owen Manufacturing
  • Owen Middle and High School
  • Pairing Project – Black Mountain
  • Post Office
  • Railroad
    • Montreat Railroad
    • Mt. Mitchell Railroad o Southern Railroad
    • Tunnels
    • WNC Railroad
  • Riceville
  • Ridgecrest
  • Roads – Highways, Stagecoaches
  • Roseland Gardens
  • Scouts
  • Silo Circle Theater
  • Sports
  • Sunshine School
  • Swannanoa
    • Downtown Swannanoa
  • Swannanoa River
  • Theaters
  • Textiles
  • Town, Black Mountain
  • Tyson Furniture
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Wars
    • WWI
    • WWI
    • War, Civil
  • Whitemont Lodge

People Files

Abbott, Sefton
Andrews, Andy
Adams, Harry
Ambler, Chase
*Alexander Family
Bastarache, Alyre
Begley, Wendell
Begley, Vickie Ann Pate
Berry, Elizabeth
Black, Andy
Blankenship Family
Brown, Barney Odell
Buckner, Dr. JM
Buckner, John
Buckner, William F “Bill”
Burner, Brenda Twitty
Burnette, Van
Byrd, Sam Fortune
*Brown, Phillip
*Brown, Trelyon – Early Print Shop
*Buck Family
*Buckner, Jim
*Burgin, George Aden
*Burnette, Dr. Bradford Robert Jr. and family C
Clapp, Dr. Hubert L.
Cordell, Joseph Banks
Crawford, Admiral George C.
Coggins, George
*Lillian Exum Clement
Crocket, Davy
Crocket, Elizabeth Patton
Dougherty, Inez
Davidson, Kate
Davidson Family
Davidson, Hardy
Duckett, Eva Helen Israel
*Davidson, Samuel – Grave
*Davidson, Theof
*Dotson, Robert
*DuPuy, Edward Jr.
Ertel, Dr. LD
Erfurth, Kurt
*Finley, Terrell

Gilliam, Aunt Mae
Goodson, Joan D.
Gragg, Margaret Stepp
Greenwood, Gordon
Glenn, Larry Allen
Glenn, June Jr.
Graham, Billy
*Gregory, Billie
*Guastavino, Raphael
*Gudger, Sarah
Hamilton, Erlene Greenlee
Hamilton, George
Harmon, Jerry
Harper, Elizabeth Greenlee
Harrison, D.W. – Harrison & Co. Store in Swannanoa
Harris, Paul
Hart, Donald
Hemphill, Arthur Joe
Hemphill Family
Henry, M.E.
Hentschel, John
Hibbard, Roger
Hinkle, William
Howachyn, Dan and Tekla
Hudgins, Nell Brown
*Holden, Ben
Johnson, Wilford
*Jones Family
Jordan, Francis Marion
Kerlee, Carl Souther Jr.
*Kerlee Family
Knoefel, Gene
Kerlee, Alice J.
*Kester, Dr. Howard
Ledbetter, Mary Reese
Limbert, Paul
Lynch, Pearlie Pertiller
McManis, Victoira Verdier
McMurray, Bill
Miller, H. Rankin
Mitchell, Elisha
Melton, Rev. John
Melton, Annie Smith

Melton, Shane and Time Moore, David
*McGraw, Claudia *Martin Family *Michaux, Andre

Stepp, Jesse Frankin
Spencer, Porky
Sprague, Gertrude
Stevens, Henry and Nancy Foster Stroup, Joseph

Nichols, Red
Perley, Martha Tyson
Padgett, Bob
Padgett/Cordell Family
Parker, Elizabeth Graham
Pellom, John
Pertiller, Bessie Stepp
Pittman, Dorothy Mae York
*Parker, James
*Parker, Mary “Polly”
*Parris, Joyce

Reynolds, Tom
Richardson, Howard
Roberts, Guy W.
Reeves, Mattie
Raines, Johnny
Reese, Billy Garland *Richardson, Dr. Frank and Mrs. *Rutherford, General Griffith

Stepp, John Myra Shope, John George Simpson, Bobby Smith, Parris Cecil Soos, Helen Tudos

*Sawyer Family *Slagle, Margaret *Smith, Richard Sharp *Spencer, Porky *Sloan, Graham Letters *Sneed, Monie A. *Stone, Cora

*Stepp Family
*Styles, William M. and Harriet T
Taylor, Evelyn Reeves
*Vance, Zebulon B.

Walker, Roxanna Walker, Pittman Wilson, Dr. John Wrenn, Nancy *Walker, Oden *Walker, Johnny Mack *Wheeler, Billy Edd *Wilson, Big Tom *Wood, McGuire

Yarbrough, Truett Young, Paul W.