Local History Finding Aid – Silversteen Collection

Silversteen Family Collections (1901-present)

 

Summary Information

Historical Note

The Silversteen Family was fundamental to enterprise and the civic arena in Transylvania County during the early part of the 20th century.

Scope and Content Notes

The Silversteen Collection contains property deeds, legal papers, stock certificates, newspaper articles, handwritten notes, correspondence, awards, honors, certificates, programs, research notes, photographs, invitations, speech notes, and reports related to the Silversteen Family and their entrepreneurial and civic activities.

Other related collections pertain to the foundation of the town of Rosman, their businesses (Gloucester Lumber, Rosman Tanning, Toxaway Tanning, Silversteen Bank), organizations (Daughters of the American Revolution, Red Cross), Transylvania County history, the professional achievements of Adelaide as a performer, and their residence Silvermont.

Contemporary content includes information on the restoration of Silvermont by Friends of Silvermont and its status as an addition to the Parks and Recreation Department in Transylvania County.

Arrangement Note

Because the Silversteen family was involved in many industries and organizations in Transylvania County, content related to this family extends into several collections.

Collection Inventory

Silversteen Collection

Box 55A: SILVERSTEEN FAMILY ACCOUNTS, DEEDS, ESTATE, LEGAL, STOCKS, WILLS
Bjerg, Dorothy Silversteen (3 items)
Folder 1
Hill, Adelaide Silversteen Van Wey (1 item)
Folder 2
Silversteen Chattel Mortgages/Deeds/Right of Ways (34 items)
Folder 3
Silversteen, Elizabeth Mount—Will & Estate Papers (14 items)
Folder 4
Silversteen Family Accounts (4 items)
Folder 5
Silversteen, Joseph S. –Will & Estate Papers (5 items)
Folder 6
Silversteen Legal Issues (23 items)
Folder 7
Silversteen Property (3 items)
Folder 8
Silversteen Stocks (18 items)
Folder 9
Weiss, Miriam Silversteen—Will (1 item)
Folder 10
Box 55B: SILVERSTEEN FAMILY & RELATIVES
Bjerg, Dorothy Jean Silversteen (38 items)
Folder 1
Bjerg, Thorvald Askel (8 items)
Folder 2
Hill, Elizabeth Adelaide Silversteen Van Wey (44 items)
Folder 3
Silversteen, Elizabeth Jeane Mount (29 items)
Folder 4
Silversteen, Elizabeth Mount—Speech Notes and Clippings (6 items)
Folder 5
Silversteen, Elizabeth Mount—Red Cross/Civilian Relief Committee Correspondence, Expenses and Reports (31 items)
Folder 6
Silversteen, Elizabeth Mount—Western Carolina Teachers College/Board of Trustees (7 items)
Folder 7
Silversteen, Joseph Simpson, “The Boss” (57 items)
Folder 8
Box 55B: SILVERSTEEN FAMILY & RELATIVES continued
Silversteen Memorials (9 items)
Folder 1
Silversteen/Silverstein Relatives (15 items)
Folder 2
Weiss, Alfred (8 items)
Folder 3
Weiss, Miriam Garis Silversteen Kyle (9 items)
Folder 4
BOX 55C: SILVERMONT FAMILY ACCOUNTS
Business Cards (7 items)
Folder 1
Family Accounts A-B (90 items)
Folder 2
Family Accounts C-D (111 items)
Folder 3
Family Accounts E-G (24 items)
Folder 4
Family Accounts H-L (49 items)
Folder 5
Family Accounts M-Q (79 items)
Folder 6
Family Accounts R-V (37 items)
Folder 7
Family Accounts W-Z (44 items)
Folder 8
BOX 55D: SILVERMONT
1987-Present (32 items)
Folder 1
Undated-1986 (43 items)
Folder 2
2nd Floor Museum (19 items)
Folder 3
Silvermont and Silversteen Research by Brian Du Toit (13 items)
Folder 4
Silvermont Centennial (5 items)
Folder 5
BOX 55E: RECORDINGS BY ADELAIDE VAN WEY (15 items)
BOX 55F: SILVERSTEEN BUSINESSES
Gloucester General Store (23 items)
Folder 1
Gloucester Lumber Company Audit Reports 1958-1965 (8 items)
Folder 2
Gloucester Lumber Company Business Records (25 items)
Folder 3
Gloucester Lumber Company Correspondence (7 items)
Folder 4
Gloucester Lumber Co. Inc. Papers & Misc. Stock Info (11 items)
Folder 5
Gloucester Lumber company Miscellaneous (12 items)
Folder 6
Rosman Realty Company (6 items)
Folder 7
Rosman Tanning Extract Company (19 items)
Folder 8
Transylvania Tanning Company (41 items)
Folder 9
BOX 55G: TOXAWAY TANNING COMPANY
Toxaway Tanning Company (16 items)
Folder 1
Toxaway Tanning Company Business Records A-F (35 items)
Folder 2
Toxaway Tanning Company Business Records G-R (38 items)
Folder 3
Toxaway Tanning Company Business Records S-Z (33 items)
Folder 4
BOX 55H: Family Files (Red Cross) (38 items)
Box 55 J: GLOUCESTER LUMBER COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATE BOOK 1 – 100 SHARES (more...)
BOX 55 K: TRANSYLVANIA TANNING COMPANY STOCK CERTIFICATES ; FIRST MORTGAGE 6% COUPON GOLD BONDS (more...)
BOX 55 L: SCRAPBOOKS AND DIARIES (11 items)
BOX 55 L continued: SCRAPBOOKS AND DIARIES (15 items)
BOX 55 L continued:
BOOKS AND DIARIES (2 items)
Box 55 M: VAN WEY ADELAIDE, MUSIC (17 items)
BOX 55 M continued: (56 items)
BOX 55 M continued: (36 items)

Related Collections - The Silversteen Family

Collection and IDContent DescriptionImage
History Box 57
(Box 57)
Adelaide Van Wey
Family History - Box 33
(F33)
The Silversteens
History Collection - Box 1A
(HCP 1A)
Rosman - Joseph Silversteen
History Collection - Box 7A
(HCP 7A)
Gloucester Lumber
History Collection - Box 8A
(HCP 8A)
Friends of Silvermont
History Collection - Box 8C
(HCP 8C)
Daughters of the American Revolution
History Collection - Box 17
(HCP 17)
125th Anniversary Celebration of Transylvania County
History Collection - Box 17A
(HCP 17 A)
150th Anniversary of Transylvania County
History Collection - Box 19
(HCP 19)
Silvermont - the National Register of Historic Places
Mary Jane McCrary History Collections - Box 30
(MJM H 30)
Daughters of the American Revolution
Mary Jane McCrary History Collections - Box 43
(MJM H 43)
Silversteen's Bank
Mary Jane McCrary History Collections - Box 46
(MJM H 46)
Silvermont

 

Repository

Transylvania County Library — Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room

Title(s)

History Collection – Silversteen Collection ; History Collection – Transylvania County History ; History Collection – Adelaide Van Wey ; Local Family Files – Silversteen ; Mary Jane McCrary Family Files – Silversteen ; Mary Jane McCrary History Files ;

ID(s) / Accession Number(s)

Boxes: 31 ; 55A-M ; 57 ; F33 ; HCP 1A ; HCP 7A ; HCP 8A & C ; HCP 4 cont. ; HCP 17A ; HCP 17B ; HCP19 ; MJM H 30 ; MJM H43 ; MJM H46 ;

Date [inclusive]

1901-present

Extent

# boxes + # folders

Language

English

Publication/Copyright Information

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