New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Blue Ridge Commons: Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina, by Kathryn Newfont. The efforts of rural western North Carolinians to protect their forests in the period following World War II are described and specific environmental actions and mobilizations are brought to light.
Cherokee Pottery, by Anna Fariello. The author reveals the history of centuries old patterns of Cherokee pottery and pottery traditions passed down over generations by Cherokee women to their daughters. The lives of contemporary potters and the meanings ascribed to designs, and pottery methods are included.
A History of Central Methodist Church, Asheville, North Carolina 1837-1967, by William Fitts. This book explores the history of Central Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, and the key people who helped establish this place of worship.
School Segregation in Western North Carolina: A History, 1860′s-1970′s, by Betty Reed. The author presents a survey of segregated black schools from Reconstruction through integration, and describes the black community’s struggles and achievements in pursuing the goal of adequate education for their children.
Transylvania Memories, by Peggy Hansen. Twenty residents of Transylvania County, North Carolina tell their personal stories of growing up in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees, or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.