Indexes – Updated July 2017

History Files contain newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, and various other documents. The files are arranged by subject. The depth of material varies a great deal.

MJM History Files contain newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, and various other documents collected by local historian Mary Jane McCrary while researching her book, Transylvania Beginnings.

Local Family Files contain newspaper clippings, photographs, family histories, and supporting documents. The depth of material varies a greatly

MJM Family Files contain family histories, documents and genealogies collected by local historian Mary Jane McCrary while researching her book, Transylvania Beginnings.

The Obituary Index (Transylvania Times—1983-June 2017)– ABCD-EF-GH-JK-LMN-PQ-RST-VW-Z.  Obituaries from the Transylvania Times, Brevard News and Sylvan Valley News may be requested by completing our online form

Map Collection:

Topographical Maps–mainly from western North Carolina, from the 1940s & 1960s with photo revisions from 1968-1991.
Brevard–various maps of the City of Brevard.
Transylvania County–various maps of Transylvania County.
Subdivision Plats–over 100 maps covering developments throughout the county, mainly from the mid-1970s.
Ecusta–includes site investigations maps, plant blueprints, and Camp Straus property maps and dam improvement blueprints.
North Carolina–various maps of Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests and the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as reproductions of historical North Carolina maps.
Miscellaneous Maps–mainly reproductions of eastern U.S. and Indian lands maps.

Microfilm Collection:
NewspapersSylvan Valley News, Brevard News, Transylvania Times, and Polk County News.
Local Records–Transylvania County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions and Board of Commissioners minutes, land, estate, deed, guardian, marriage and election records; City of Brevard Board of Alderman or City Council minutes and code ordinances; Transylvania County Board of Education Minutes; and miscellaneous church records.  A digital microfilm reader/printer is available.  Images may be saved to a thumb drive or printed.

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