Friday, July 28, 2006

Horace Kephart Collection Featured by NC ECHO

Congratulations to our own George Frizzell, Head of Special Collections, whose article on Hunter Library’s Horace Kephart website, was featured in the July 2006 NC ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) newsletter. The Kephart website was created in 2004 to commemorate the centennial of this author’s arrival in Western North Carolina. Horace Kephart was a professional librarian-turned-author whose book, Our Southern Highlanders (1913), remains widely read today. Kephart’s portrait of early 20th century life ensures him an enduring legacy in North Carolina letters and history.

In his article, Frizzell refers to Hunter Library’s Kephart site as a “virtual album,” that “presents the essence of Kephart’s vision, and is a tribute to the people and places he photographed.” A collective effort between Hunter Library and Western’s Mountain Heritage Center, the Kephart project was made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

To learn more about Kephart and Western North Carolina heritage, please visit the site at