Over a dozen new documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts have been digitized and added to DigitalNC, courtesy of our partner, the Kings Mountain Historical Museum.
One scrapbook celebrates the centennial celebration of Kings Mountain in 1974. Including photos of people dressed in vintage costumes, newspaper clippings, event flyers, and other items, this scrapbook serves as a permanent commemoration. There is also a series of scrapbooks about the family of Jacob S. Mauney, one of the pioneers of Kings Mountain. These scrapbooks were compiled between the 1950s and 1990s, with the family bringing together their history through newspaper clippings, papers, photographs, and other ephemera.
One box we received contains photographs from 1917-1943 of all kinds. One collection has a series of photographic postcards from the Argonne Cemetery in France in 1919, while there are other individual photographs, including a photo of the World War II Memorial Honor Roll in Kings Mountain. There are photographs of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, a photo of the Central Graded School in Kings Mountain, and more.
We also received a number of books and booklets, the majority from the first half of the 20th century. One booklet is a soldier’s account of traveling in battle during World War I throughout France and Germany, while another is his record ledger of soldiers, his meals, and more recorded from 1923-1925. Another booklet is a history of the Battle of Kings Mountain fought in 1780, and there is a booklet celebrating the 50th anniversary of the First National Bank of Kings Mountain.
The entire list of items can be found below:
- Aerial Photos of Schofield Barracks
- Postcards from Argonne
- Memorial LIONS International Jane Edwards Honor Roll
- Company A, Third Engineers
- 1917 Class of the Central Graded School
- Piedmont and Northern Electric Train, c. 1930
- Night Force, Rayon Department, Dilling Mill
- Recruited Soldiers, 1923-1925
- Robert Surber’s Diary from World War I
- Booklet on the Battle of Kings Mountain
- Program from 20th Year Anniversary of Davidson Alumni Association
- Mountain Rest Cemetery Guidebook
- Fifty Years of Progress Booklet
- Cleveland City, NC Honor Roll 1944