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Ask a Librarian: Did WCU Freshmen Really Have to Wear Beanies?

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Yes! When WCU was WCC (Western Carolina College), freshmen were given beanies to wear. According to A Mountain Heritage: An Illustrated History of Western Carolina University, this ritual started in “1957 to strengthen school spirit, though freshmen must have wondered at the psychology behind the idea.” Evidence suggests that this… Read more »

New Native American Archives Database

American Indian Studies, Archives Unbound is an online database of primary documents from collections including the American Indian Correspondence Collection of Presbyterian Missionary Letters, 1833-1893 and the documents from the War Department and Indian Affairs 1800-1824, as well as the Papers of the Panton/Leslie Company, Indian Trade in the Southeastern Spanish… Read more »