Blue Ridge Assembly Post Card Collection

Publications and Reference

 

Updated: 7/6/2019

 

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly: www.blueridgeassembly.org

 

NOTE: Books and articles reflect the times they were written. Some language, used at the time, may no longer be acceptable. Language, writing styles, and terms used should taken within historical context. Some newspapers are published by religions organizations and reflect the organization’s or author’s view (at the time of publication). Inclusion of religious-based newspapers and publications is to support the historical research of Blue Ridge Assembly and WD Weatherford.

 

Copyright of all material belongs to the original publisher/author. Inclusion of material is to support the historical research of Blue Ridge Assembly and WD Weatherford.

 

Most, but not all, of the publications and newspaper articles are included in the Blue Ridge History and Timeline page.

 

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Blue Ridge History and Timeline

 

 

Blue Ridge:

(pamphlets and fliers produced by Blue Ridge)

(these are electronic copies from other sources, not original documents part of my collection – items in my collection are not included below)

 

Summary Statement, Blue Ride Association for Christian Conferences and Training, 1921

Southern Student Conference, Blue Ridge NC, June 15-25, 1923

 

Books:

(order by copyright date)

 

History of the YMCA in North America

     By C Howard Hopkins

     Association Press

     Copyright 1951

 

Prophet of Plenty—The First Ninety Years of W.D. Weatherford

     By Wilma Dykeman

     University of Tennessee Press

     Copyright 1966

 

Images of America: Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley

     Swannanoa Valley Museum

     Arcadia Publishing

     Copyright 2004

 

Eureka! A Century of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

     YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

     Copyright 2005

 

Willis Duke Weatherford—Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South

     By Andrew McNeill Canady

     University Press of Kentucky

     Copyright 2016

 

 

Post Office Publications:

    

     These are listed on the History of Blue Ridge NC Post Office page.

 

 

Articles and Publications:

(includes professional trade journals)

(order by publication date, if series then first instance date)

 

YMCA of North America Year Books:

     1901: “Jubilee Year Book of the Young Men’s Christian Association of North America, for the Year 1901” (WD Weatherford listed on page 226) PDF

     1921: “Year Book 1921: Year Book of the Young Men’s Christian Association of North America, for the year May 1, 1920 to April 30, 1921(Blue Ridge mentioned several times in various places) PDF

 

Association Men (cover: “Young men: Young Men’s Christian Associations”) (monthly)    

     October 1903, Volume 29, Number 1 to September 1905, Volume 30, Number 12 (Weatherford mentioned in various places) PDF

     October 1910, Volume 36, Number 1 to September 1911, Volume 36, Number 12 (October 1910: fundraising, plans to open Summer 1911, building, naming rights to the auditorium and gym; May 1911: paragraph about building progressing but will not be ready for summer 1911) PDF

     August 1914, Volume 39, Number 11 (Blue Ridge mentioned several times in various places) PDF

     October 1914, Volume 40, Number 1 to September 1915, Volume 40, Number 12 –  (Blue Ridge mentioned several times in various places) PDF

 

Vanderbilt University Quarterly

     January 1905, Volume 5, Number 1 to October 1905, Volume 5, Number 4 -  October 1905: University News – Alumni Notes page 297: Announcement of marriage of Weatherford and Lula Belle Trawick PDF

 

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina passed by the General Assembly at the Session of 1907

     January 9, 1907 - See page 757: Chapter 318 “An Act to Incorporate the Blue Ridge Association for Christian Conference and Training” PDF

 

Vanderbilt University Commencement Programme

     June 19, 1907, 32nd Commencement – page 6 of program (page 275 of PDF) under Degrees, Academic Department, Doctor of Philosophy: Weatherford listed (note: program is part of larger PDF that includes several editions of the Vanderbilt University Quarterly) PDF

 

The Lumber Trade Journal (twice monthly)

     July 15, 1910, Volume 58, Number 2 – page 36: North Carolina (BR will build a sawmill under the direction of CH Hobbs) PDF

 

Municipal Journal and Engineer

     July-December 1910, Volume 24- Index- November 2010: Blue Ridge Listed under: Street Improvements page 766; Sewerage page 767; Lighting and Power page 769 PDF

 

Electrical World (monthly)

     McGraw Publishing Company

     December 1, 1910, Volume 56, Number 22 – page 1332: Black Mountain NC (announcement of construction) PDF

     January 5, 1911, Volume 57, Number 1 – page 78: Black Mountain NC (CE Waddell of Asheville chosen and engineer) PDF

 

The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year-Book for 1911

     The Chicago Daily News Company

     Compiled by James Langland

     See page 331—Notable Gifts and Bequests in 1910

     Under Rockefeller, John D.: “to Blue Ridge association, North Carolina, $50,000”

     PDF

 

The Intercollegian (monthly)

    Fourth Series, October 1911, Volume 34 Number 1 to April 1912, Volume 34, Number 7 -  (March 1912: Blue Ridge included in 1912 schedule of conferences for men and women and brief conference paragraphs in men’s and women’s section about using “new grounds of the Blue Ridge Association.”) PDF

     November 1912, Volume 35, Number 2 – page 44: Salaried Officers of the Student Movements of North America: Pearl McCrory listed from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC / page 48: Secretaries of Student Department of International Committee: WD Weatherford listed as The South address 2126 Blare Ave, Nashville, TN (same address as JN Montgomery) PDF

 

The Tradesman

     The Tradesman Publishing Co., Chattanooga TN

     April 18, 1912, Volume 67, Number 16 – page 51: Black Mountain (David Getaz and Son of Knoxville TN awarded contract for construction of auditorium, hotel, and other buildings at BR. Auditorium to be 300 ft by 50 ft, 3 stories and basement (this is Lee Hall not auditorium). Cost $80,000) PDF

     July 4, 1912, Volume 68, Number 1 to December 26, 1912, Volume 68, Number 26 – September 12, 1912, page 44 (page 562 of PDF): Completion of Main Building at Blue Ridge Association near Asheville PDF

     January 16, 1913, Volume 69, Number 3 – page 57: Black Mountain (BR secured $30,000 for improvements and rebuilding after recent fire) PDF

 

Association Monthly (YWCA) (monthly)

     National Board YWCA

     February 1913, Volume 7, Number 1 to February 1914, Volume 8, Number 1 (Blue Ridge mentioned several times) PDF

     February 1914, Volume 8, Number 1 to January 1915, Volume 8, Number 12 – (includes reports from local groups, Blue Ridge is mentioned in several reports; February 1914: mention of Queens College in Charlotte NC working with Davidson College to build cottage at BR; July 1915: editorial on 1914 conference, mention that pool opened during the conference) PDF

     February 1916, Volume 10, Number 1 to January 1917, Volume 10, Number 12 – March 1916: page 75: Winthrop College and Eight Week Clubs by Pearl McCrory Weatherford page 98: Our Contributors (“Mrs. WD Weatherford (Pearl McCrory Weatherford) was at one time secretary of the Association at Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina.”) (Blue Ridge is mentioned in several places.) PDF

 

The North American Student (monthly)

     Council of North American Student Movements (inclusive of Student YWCA of Canada, Student YWCA of United States, National Council YMCA of Canada, Student Volunteer Movement of Foreign Missions, Student YMCA of North America)

     October 1914, Volume 3, Number 1 to June 1915, Volume 3, Number 9 – Blue Ridge mentioned throughout, including some photos. Including: October 1914: Washington Lee University desire to get John R Mott to speak at the University; Blue Ridge women staff conducting Bible class for men and “Negro helpers”; November 1914: Gilford College NC raised $200 for BR, January 1915: Winthrop Normal and Industrial College (Rock Hill SC) raised $500 for cottage at BR; February 1915: State A&M College raised $500 cottage at BR, “a small college of 210 students in the south” (not named) raised $500 for cottage at BR PDF

 

The Rockefeller Foundation Annual Report

     Special Edition 1915 (Blue Ridge mentioned on page 360) PDF

 

Association News

    State Executive Committee, YMCA of North Carolina

    Charlotte, NC

    September 1919, Volume 15, Number 4 – March 1931, Volume 17, Number 1 – Blue Ridge mentioned throughout publication PDF

 

Official Report of the Second Biennial Conference of Boy Scout Executives, Blue Ridge, North Carolina, September 12-19, 1922

     Boy Scouts of America

     1922: (includes transcripts from sessions, including introduction by Weatherford with story of his son wanting a pair of Scout shorts; Weatherford states “in the name of the Blue Ridge Committee…representing YMCA, YWCA, and Missionary Education Movement…”; also includes transcripts of the presentation of the Golden Eagle Scout award) PDF

 

Mountain Life and Work

     Berea College, Berea KY

     April 1925, Volume 1, Number 1: includes 1925 Blue Ridge conference schedule “Interracial Conference” July 13-15

     PDF

 

A Handbook of American Private Schools—An Annual Survey—Tenth Edition– 1925-1926

     The Sargent Handbooks

     Porter Sargent, Boston, MA

     Copyright 1926

     Page 167: Under Southern States, North Carolina: Lee School for Boys, Blue Ridge, will open in 1926…

     PDF

 

The Commercials and Financial Chronicle (weekly)

     Financial Chronicle, William B Dana Company

     August 18, 1928, Volume 127, Number 3295 – page 880: Under Details of New Capital Flotations During July 1928, Long-Term Bonds and Notes (Issues Maturing Later Than Five Years) – Blue Ridge Association for Christian Conference and Training 1929-38 $180,000 PDF

 

Black Mountain College. 1933-1934 (Bulletins) PDF

 

Organized Camping and Progress Education

     Carlos Edgar Ward, Ph.D.

     CE Ward, Galax, VA

     Copyright August 5, 1935

     Starting Page 55: Chapter IV “A Fixed Program” (study and documentation of the SCY Camp for Boys at Blue Ridge) PDF

 

 “The Commission of Interracial Cooperation, 1919-1944: A Case Study in the History of the Interracial Movement in the South”

     Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment for the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

     University of Wisconsin

     By Edward Flud Burrows

     August 27, 1954

     PDF

 

“The YMCA Graduate School, Nashville 1919-1936”

     The Tennessee Historical Quarterly

     Spring 1973, Volume 32, Number 1, Page 67-82

     By George P. Antone

     PDF

 

“Blue Ridge Historic District”

     National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form

     United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service

     Completed by Frank Washburn

     1979

     PDF

 

“Black Mountain College Historic District” (Lake Eden / Camp Rockmont)

     National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form

     United Stated Department of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service

     Completed by Page Pless, Research Consultant, NC Division of Archives and History

     1981

     (mentions Blue Ridge)

     PDF

 

Blue Ridge Assembly Staff Alumni Newsletters:

     2003 PDF

     2004 PDF     2004 Reunion Photos PDF

     2005 PDF

     2006 PDF

     2007 PDF

     2008 PDF

 

“Race Reform in the Early Twentieth Century South: The Life and Work of Willis Duke Weatherford”

     Thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in History

     East Tennessee State University

     By Sara Trowbridge Combs

     December 2004

     PDF

 

“George Washington Carver: For His Time and Ours” Special History Study: Natural History Related to George Washington Carver national Monument, Diamond, Missouri

     George Washington Carver National Monument

     National Park Service

     United States Department of Interior

     Peter Duncan Burchard, principal investigator

     2005

     PDF

     (includes references to George Washington Carver’s “Blue Ridge Boys”)

 

“Blue Ridge Assembly celebrates centennial,”

     Barrs Postcard News

     August 7, 2006

     Article with postcards by Patrick Enfinger

     PDF    

 

“YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Day in Buncombe County”

     Buncombe County Board of Commissioners

     September 19, 2006

     PDF

 

“The Limits to Improving Race Relations in the South: The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina, 1906-1930”

     The North Carolina Historical Review

     October 2009, Volume LXXXVI, Number 4, Page 404-336

     By Andrew McNeill Canady

     PDF

 

“Southern Liberalism and Its Limits: Religion, Race, and Appalachian Reform in the Life of Willis Duke Weatherford, 1875-1970”

     Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Doctor of Philosophy

     Rice University

     By Andrew McNeill Canady

     May 2011

     PDF

 

“The Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Man”: The Social Gospel, Interracialism of the Southern Sociological Congress

     Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Doctor of Philosophy

     Auburn University

     By James Joseph Boshears, Jr.

     May 7, 2012

     PDF

 

“From the Campus to the Globe: Race, Internationalism and Student Activism in the Postwar South, 1945-1962”

     Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Doctor of Philosophy

     University of Texas at Austin

     By: Erica Layne Whittington

     May 2012

     PDF

 

 

 

Daily / City / Regional Newspapers

(alpha order by name; if paper’s name changed or was published under multiple names, then all instances are grouped together)

 

Alabama Journal

     Montgomery, AL

     May 9, 1953, Volume 65, Number 111 – page 9: Johnston Resigns as YMCA Secretary (resigns from Montgomery YMCA to become manager at BR) PDF

 

Altoona Tribune

    Altoona PA

     August 16, 1918, Volume 43, Number 194 – page 5: Enjoyed Good Conference, mill girls are delegates to conference at Greenville SC (note: headline is misleading, article mentions conference was held at Blue Ridge “last week” but does not specifically name the conference, assuming it was the YWCA Industrial conference, mentions Adela Ruffin speaker) PDF

 

Anniston Star (daily)

     Anniston, AL

     January 28, 1961 – page 1: Camp Plans Topic of YMCA Speaker (James W Gladden, new Blue Ridge president) PDF

     May 30, 1967 – page 2: Blue Ridge Assembly Expansion Plans Explained to Anniston Y Members (Three-stage expansion program explained. Includes: Phase 1 (completed June 1966): modern swimming pool, pavilion, athletic fields. Phase 2: “re-building of Robert E Lee Hall,… new staff residence hall for men. Phase 3: remodeling older buildings, construction of more cottages, development of facilities for family camping. Phase 3 should be complete by 1980.) PDF

 

Asheville Citizen Times (daily), Asheville Citizen, Sunday Citizen, Asheville Weekly Citizen, Semi-Weekly Citizen

     Asheville, NC

      June 13, 1902, Volume 17, Number 328 – page _: Two conferences open tomorrow, YMCA Summer session held in Asheville School – YWCA at Normal PDF

     June 24, 1902, Volume 17, Number 21 – page _: (two): Summer Sessions of YWCA Close, Increased attendance most prominent feature, demand better accommodations / Conference of Students End (YMCA) PDF

     June 16, 1906, Volume 21, Number 192 – page 1: 200 attend preliminary meeting of YMCA students PDF

      June 14, 1907, Volume 22, Number 186 – page 1 and 6: Place of the YWCA in Woman’s life (YWCA conference at Kenilworth Inn) / YMCA Student Conference Today (YMCA conference at the Farm School) PDF

      June 28, 1907, Volume _, Number _ - page 4: Movement to Secure Permanent Site for Religious Conventions PDF

      August 3, 1907, Volume 22, Number 232 – page 5: Will Decide today YMCA Location, Choice of Assembly Grounds depends on Asheville, Site preferred is near Swannanoa, but $6500 must be raised to pay for it (decision between Asheville and Hendersonville) PDF

      October 16, 1909, Volume 25, Number 362 – page 8: Assembly Grounds Plans Perfected, Three religious organizations ready to proceed, YMCA, YWCA, and DPMM will spend $75,000 on grounds near Swannanoa. PDF

     April 18, 1910, Volume 26, Number 179 – page 2: Students met at Montreat in June (YMCA Southern Student Conference) PDF

     September 21, 1910, Volume 26, Number 335 – page 4: City Trade Bodies Pledge Their Help, will give Black Mt Assembly Grounds $1500, Campaign to raise necessary amount will begin October 17 and last a week (last sentence is “ready for use in coming summer of 1911”) PDF

     October 19, 1910, Volume 26, Number 364 – page 5: Only $3900 needed as Asheville’s Share, That amount needed for Black Mountain project, committee at Meeting Last night completed plans to canvas city PDF

     February 28, 1911, Volume 27, Number 130 – page 5: Building Contracts to be Awarded Today, for Blue Ridge Association at Black Mountain, $100,000 will be expended on Conference Grounds and Buildings PDF

     June 18, 1911, Volume 27, Number 140 – page 12: Organize Classes at Student Conference (YMCA Student Conference at Montreat) / Conference Comes to Close Tonight (YWCA conference, but does not give the location) PDF

     June 25, 1911, Volume 27, Number 147 – page _: Permanent home for conferences YMCA now being constructed PDF

     February 26, 1912, Volume 28, Number 126 – page 10: Blue Ridge Ass’n To Be Ready On Time PDF

      May 16, 1912, Volume 28, Number 206 – page 5: Blue Ridge Building Practically Done, Judge JD Murphy returns from Black Mountain, enthusiastic over the associations new hotel PDF

     May 20, 1912, Volume 28, Number 210 – page 5: Training Grounds are well arranged, local workers return from visit to Blue Ridge, Coming Summer Conference Promise to revolutionize YMCA work PDF

     May 27, 1912, Volume 28, Number 217 – page 3: Buildings To Be Dedicated June 15 PDF

     June 16, 1912, Volume 28, Number 237 – page 6: Asheville people attend services, Buildings of the Blue Ridge Association for Christian workers were dedicated yesterday PDF

     June 23, 1912, Volume 28, Number 244 – page 2: full page ad “Where Shall We Spend Our Vacation? The Magnificent Estate of the Blue Ridge Association…Open as a Summer Hotel July 5-August 31, 1912” Ad says “Buildings and Furnishings Absolute New, Opened for First Time 1912. Tubercular People Will Not Be Accepted”. Gives rates for weekly stays. Roy H Legate is listed as the contact. (in other ads he is listed as the “manager”, he is the Blue Ridge NC postmaster starting in 1913). PDF

     August 18, 1912, Volume 28, Number 300 – page 12: Black Mountain comes to rescue (Blue Ridge will be open to guest during August) PDF

     November 26, 1912, Volume 29, Number 35 – page _: Fire Damages the Assembly Grounds, Flames in various forests are giving forecasters and rangers a great deal of trouble (forest fire, but no buildings damages) PDF

     January 9, 1913, Volume 29, Number 98 – page 6: Damaged Buildings will be remodeled, Preparations being made for religious conferences at Black Mountain during the summer months ($30,000 bond, mentions recent fire) PDF   

     March 9, 1913, Volume 29, Number 137 – page 5: Summer Meetings Are Being Planned, Blue Ridge Association contemplates successful season, Money to be spent for erection of more cottages-other improvements planned PDF

     June 4, 1913, Volume 29, Number 224 – page 3: Black Mountain is ready for visitors, first great religious conference will begin next Friday – many meeting are planned for season PDF

     June 8, 1913, Volume 29, Number 228 – page 8: Young Women are at Black Mountain for a conference, Second Annual Convention of the YWCA is now on, Splendid program is arranged, Hundreds of visitors from all seconds of south gather at resort (article mentions over-crowding) PDF

     June 26, 1913, Volume 29, Number 246 – page 2: Stunt night enjoyed at Black Mountain, Delegates to YMCA Conference keep large audience in roar by means of funny pranks (skits, etc. during YMCA student conference – was held in the “large auditorium”, mentions Weatherford’s recent trip abroad) PDF

     August 2, 1913, Volume 29, Number 283 – page 5: (single sentence under Would Appoint Henderson Supt.) – Ray H Legate appointed fourth class postmaster at Blue Ridge PDF

     June 25, 1914, Volume 30, Number 274 – page 10 (full page): Black Mountain, Montreat, and Blue Ridge NC (several articles about the Black Mountain area) / Blue Ridge Estate forms a Magnificent Water Shed / also article about the Methodist Colony selling property – Blue Ridge would purchase some of this land February 17, 1915 (Bk0194,Pg115) PDF
     May 7, 1915, Volume 31, Number 135 – page 13: Forward Steps are taken by Alderman of Black Mountain, Pass on third reading act to provide paving of streets and buildings of sidewalks – improvements at Black Mountain (article details improvements at Blue Ridge: hot and cold water supply with central plat next to Lee Hall, improvements to reservoir, building of cottages – one completed, more to be built by start of June, construction of “down road”)
PDF

       April 28, 1916, Volume 32, Number 188 – page _: Blue Ridge, NC To Be Scene of Notable Meeting (entire page with several articles, smaller article mentions “College Hall” being built) PDF

     July 6, 1916, Volume 32, Number 257 – page 5: To hold Travelers’ Aid Conference Soon PDF

     July 29, 1917, Volume 33, Number 279 – page 12: Appeal made to colored people, general committee of the colored branch of the Sociological Congress makes appeal to Negros PDF

     July 31, 1917, Volume 33, Number 281 – page 1: Organization meeting of Southern Sociological Congress is head at Blue Ridge, Dean Kesler Presiding PDF

     December 26, 1917, Volume 34, Number 62 – page 7: Blue Ridge Schools To Have Big Campaign, $125,000 to stabilize summer school near Asheville, Convention at Atlanta determines on drive in February to meet extra war needs of “Y” PDF

     July 14, 1918, Volume 34, Number 262 – page 10: YMCA Conference opens at Montreat (sic), Army and Navy camps to be represented PDF 

     February 7. 1919, Volume 35, Number 103 – page 5: Blue Ridge School will Close today, Several States represented in the first session, Able Faculty, headed by Dr. WD Weatherford, gives instruction in practical subjects PDF

       June 23, 1919, Volume 35, Number 239 – page 5: HS Conference of South will open, Conference for High School boys Under supervision of “Hi-Y” Club Opens Next Tuesday PDF

       July 29, 1919, Volume 35, Number 274 – page 10: YWCA is facing real crisis now in adapting its work to rebuilding world (two other things in the article: mention of “College Hall” and “within the city conference is a smaller conference attended by members of the girl reserve and high school girls”) PDF

      September 18, 1919, Volume 35, Number 326 – page 7: YMCA College to open October 1, Winter sessions at Nashville and Summer Sessions to be held at Blue Ridge (Southern Association College) PDF

      December 18, 1919, Volume 26, Number 52 – page 11: Blue Ridge Voice is new Magazine, published in Nashville by Dr. Weatherford, will print addresses delivered at various conferences held at Blue Ridge, near here PDF

     March 26, 1920, Volume 36, Number 149 – page 2: Buncombe County ‘Y’ to be formed tonight (no mention of Blue Ridge) PDF

     May 18, 1920, Volume 36, Number 199 – page 8: Great YMCA Campaign will start with Conference tonight, Citizens’ Dinner at local Y to Launch the Building Campaign, Actual Work on which to begin Wednesday morning – much interest taken in drive PDF

     May 30, 1920, Volume 36, Number 210 – page 10: Great conference of the boy workers of the world to close Monday at Blue Ridge PDF

     June 21, 1920, Volume 36, Number 232 - page 5: Southern Student Conference Largest Ever Held Blue Ridge (YMCA Student Conference, article mentions Weatherford as former student secretary and HC Gossard and succeeding Weatherford) PDF

      July 31, 1920, Volume 36, Number 272 – page 12: Five Thousand are expected to attend Blue Ride Conferences, World Famous Speakers and Lecturers on faculties of various conferences which are being held at the spacious grounds near Black Mountain PDF

     August 23, 1920, Volume 36, Number 294 – page 6: Funeral services for Mrs. Debra Parker (“Mother Parker”) (mother of JP Parker, attended by Weatherford, JJ King, and HW Saunders (Sanders)) (single paragraph is about three-fours down under Black Mountain, no headers) PDF

     June 19, 1921, Volume _, Number _ - page 12: To hold Missionary Education meeting (mentions nurse, special laundry and baby kitchen, new accommodations) PDF

     July 15, 1921, Volume _, Number _ - page 10: 500 YWCA secretaries to take training at Blue Ridge meeting (note: headline says 500 YWCA, but the article mentions YMCA training) PDF

     July 22, 1921, Volume _, Number _- page 5: Masons to Provide Playground Swings on Blue Ridge Grounds PDF

     August 15, 1921, Volume _, Number _ - page 3: Temporary Rotary club at Blue Ridge PDF

     April 27, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page 5: Expect over 4000 people to attend 1922 Summer session at Blue Ridge Assembly, Anticipate best season yet experienced – much of programs announced, showing noteworthy leaders secured as instructors and lectures at nearby YM and YWCA summer headquarters; 1922 Blue Ridge Conferences (schedule) PDF

    May 31, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Blue Ridge to launch summer program today, Biggest Year of Resort is ahead-Thousands will attend meetings PDF

    June 3, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page 5: Students arriving now at Blue Ridge, YWCA conference opens season at big assembly grounds – see banner year (Robert R Morton from Tuskegee listed as a speaker) PDF

     June 9, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page 16: Seek to restrain Trio from Grounds (JJ King, BR business manager, seeks restraining order against Tom Brown, ST Coggins, and Kenneth Suttles – no reason given) PDF

    June 16, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page 5: Hope to Complete Civil Term Today (includes mention of restraining order) PDF

     December 17, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Blue Ridge Plant to be improved by big outlay, $100,000 to be spent will being institution’s value to $700,000, Improvements of a varied nature, Outlook is good – Robert E Speer among notables for next year PDF

     June 5, 1923, Volume _, Number _ - page 14 (two): Community Conference at Blue Ridge to begin July 6 (YWCA) / Summer School of YMCA to be held soon at Blue Ridge PDF

     June 17, 1923, Volume _, Number _ - (two) page 28: Six Hundred Students are assembled at Blue ridge for Summer Conference (George Carver included in list of speakers) / page 1 part 2: Open SCY Camp for first season at Blue Ridge, Is located on Property of Blue Ridge Association, Have leader for every 8 boys, High Type of Leaders and Instructors provided PDF

     June 24, 1923, Volume _, Number _ - page 1 Part 2: (three): Missionary Education Movement Conference meets at Blue Ridge / Student YMCA Conference ends big 10-day meet (mentions George Carver mentioned) / Summer Session of Southern College at Blue Ridge Offers 11 Weeks of Intensive Work PDF

     August 2, 1923, Volume _, Number _ - page 14: Clubs of City are Blue Ridge Guests, Plans outlined for establishing preparatory school in September of next year (plans for Lee School for Boys announced) PDF

     August 4, 1923, Volume _, Number _ - page 4: A Boys’ School at Blue Ridge (Lee School for Boys announcement) PDF

     August 12, 1923, Volume _, Number _ - page 1 section 2: Traveler’s aid to hold conference yearly in August (regional meeting of Traveler’s Aid, first regional meeting) PDF

     August 26, 1923, Volume _, Number _ - page 30: A ‘Southern College Song’ is written by Dr. WD Weatherford PDF

     June 17, 1924, Volume _, Number _ - page 12: Final Preparations completed for college men’s conference to open tonight at Blue Ridge (YWCA leaving and YMCA arriving, includes George W Carver in the speaker list) PDF

     January 21, 1925, Volume _, Number _ - page 3: Leaders of YMCA movement (photo identifying the following: WP Cunningham, professor of Vocational Education in Southern College; HW Sanderss, bursar (bookkeeper) of BR and Southern College; ES Lotspiech, professor of Boys’ Work in Southern College; EG Wilson, National Industrial Secretary, Southern Division YMCA; JJ King, business secretary of BR and professor of Association Administration in Southern College) PDF

     June 3, 1925, Volume _, Number _ - page 16: Blue Ridge will start season on Friday, June 5th, Large number of improvements made at the YMCA assembly grounds student conference (includes new gymnasium, and improvements to the lake) PDF

     June 28, 1925, Volume _, Number _ - page 2: Blue Ridge Camp Open for season (“new gymnasium dedication”) PDF

     April 20, 1926, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Plan Endowment Fund Blue Ridge Assembly ($1 million fundraising and endowment for Southern College) PDF

     September 10, 1926, Volume _, Number _ - page 1B: Blue Ridge had good year, Executive Committee hears encouraging reports at meet (first year of Ashville Building use, Lee Schools for Boys about to open) PDF

     January 14, 1927, Volume _, Number _ - page 2A: Strong Protests on Post Office at Blue Ridge (James Parker being replaced as postmaster, no reason in article) PDF

     January 22, 1927, Volume _, Number _ - page 1B: Blue Ridge Man to get attention for postmastership (letter from First Assistant Postmaster General to Senator Overman about James Parker being replaced as Blue Ridge postmaster) PDF

    July 15, 1927, Volume _, Number _ - page 6B: (two articles): Jesus wanted Earth Kingdom, Labor Temple man addresses gathering at Blue Ridge / Baseball game at Blue Ridge (YWCA tournament) PDF

     July 21, 1927, Volume _, Number _ - page 6B: (four articles) Snyder Speaks at Y College, 500 students register for summer work at Blue Ridge (includes Leaders School sub-conference) / Y Men’s Wives hold sessions, Are discussing their peculiar problems at Blue Ridge / Odum to teach at YMCA School / Better Social order is asked, Dr. Mitchell seeks newer and better religious training PDF

     September 4, 1927, Volume _, Number _ - page 7B: Dr. Few’s son to study at Blue Ridge this year (son of president of Duke University enrolls at Lee School for Boys) PDF

     July 19, 1928, Volume _, Number _ - page 11 (two): YMCA men to hold meeting, Blue Ridge meeting to be under leadership of JR Mott / Social Workers Open meeting PDF

     July 26, 1928, Volume _, Number _ - page 6B: Legal: Notice to holders of First Mortgage 7% Gold bonds of the Blue Ridge Association for Christian Conference and Training PDF

     August 29, 1928, Volume _, Number _ - page 3: Ten Graduates to get ‘Y’ Diplomas Wednesday, Graduate School at Blue Ridge to end its summer term PDF

     September 2, 1929, Volume _, Number _ - page 3: Blue Ridge Ends Summer Season, Conferences of 16th year have drawn many vacationists PDF

     February 25, 1930, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: $250,000 will be raised for Blue Ridge property, all encumbrances will be cleared up from campaign fund PDF

     June 7, 1930, Volume _, Number _ - page _: Robertson gets $600 in action, Compromise disposes of school suite for more than $9000 (AB Robinson was dismissed from Lee School from Boys and filed suit for back pay) PDF

     June 3, 1931, Volume _, Number _ - page _: Blue Ridge School is made defendant (CA Floyd file suit seeing $450 in back pay for 1929-30 season). PDF

     July 5, 1931, Volume _, Number _ - page 12: YMCA Center at Blue Ridge is now nearing its 25th anniversary PDF

     July 8, 1931, Volume _, Number _ - page: 10 (two articles): Blue Ridge Camp Boys are Active (Camp Blue Ridge for Boys) // Council Plans for Next Year, Regional YMCA Body is now is session at Blue Ridge PDF

     August 2, 1931, Volume _, Number _ - page 2, section B: (two articles): JJ Ray, Y Chief at Blue Ridge, is former Farm Boy and Soldier // Race Problem is discussed, RB Eleazar, Atlanta, addresses conference at Blue Ridge (Missionary Education Movement Conference) PDF

     August 23, 1931, Volume _, Number _ - page 8D: Blue Ridge to Close its 20th season September 1, 60,000 persons have visited assembly in last 2 decades (includes list of speakers over the years) PDF

     February 5, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 15: Blue Ridge Postmaster is sought for shortage, Postal authorities are unable to locate CE Boone (Charles E Boone abandons postmaster post, embezzled $3,000, arrest warrant issued) PDF

     February 6, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 3: No Trace found of Postmaster, Capital Officials try to Determine Shortage at Blue Ridge (Charles E Boone still wanted, Maggie C Allison named temporary postmaster – named as Mrs. William Allison in article) PDF

     February 28, 1932, Volume 2, Number 25 - page 7 section C: Receivership is Sought for Blue Ridge Association (suit for back pay, claims association is $200,000 in debt) PDF

     April 5, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 5: Record Number To Take Tests, 25 Persons seeking to Become Postmaster at Blue Ridge (replacement for Charles E Boone) PDF

     May 21, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page _: Boone is Given 3-year sentence (Charles E Boone, former postmaster at Blue Ridge pleads guilty) PDF

     May 29, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 4, section B: Staff arrives at Blue Ridge, 15 states, one foreign country represented at assembly    

     July 31, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 4, section B: Parker Has Been with Association since 1911, Sold tract of land for Blue Ridge project in 1910 (article about John Peele Parker – JP Parker – and his working for Blue Ridge) PDF

      August 11, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - Race Relations are Discussed, Dr. Eleazer, of Atlanta, delivers address at Blue Ridge (includes mention of Ashville Hall) PDF

    August 20, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 10: Music Recital is presented (article about second musical program of the season, final program upcoming; also carnival held at the Ashville Building by the Graduate school students) PDF

     September 11, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 4C: New Postmaster for Blue Ridge to be selected PDF

    May 14, 1933, Volume _,  Number _ - page 1B: 18 conferences and institutes scheduled for Blue Ridge this summer, Season to open at ‘Y’ Center on 7th of June, Plans are announced by WD Weatherford, secretary (Camp Blue Ridge ended, new children’s program, rates reduced, new meal plan, new cafeteria) PDF

     June 19, 1933, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - Annual Meeting opens Tuesday, Distinguished faculty is chosen for Blue Ridge Conference (Missionary Education Movement renamed Blue Ridge Leadership  Training Conference) PDF

     June 25, 1933, Volume _, Number _ - page 12 section B: two photos and one article: Attending Camp Counselors Institute / YMCA Student leaders at Blue Ridge / Dr. Halliday to deliver address at Blue Ridge (Blue Ridge Leadership Training Conference) PDF

     August 1, 1933, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: under Women’s Activities: Prominent Couple wed at Blue Ridge (Genevieve Morrow and DR Folger married in the summer home of Weatherford) PDF

     August 11, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - Race Relations are Discussed, Dr. Eleazer, of Atlanta, delivers address at Blue Ridge (includes mention of Ashville Hall) PDF

     August 12, 1932, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Music Recital Will be given, artists will present program tonight at Blue Ridge (includes mention of play in Asheville Hall) PDF

     August 13, 1933, Volume _, Number _ - page 7, section C: Clubs to Close Meeting Today, Religious Programs are Given at Convention at Blue Ridge. (Article about the Association of Business Men’s Evangelistic Clubs conference. The articles mentions “sunrise prayer meeting held at Grice Memorial Spring”) PDF

     August 16, 1933, Volume 49, Number 130 - page 1: Plan College in Blue Ridge Near Asheville (incorporation of Blue Ridge College, Inc.) PDF

     August 20, 1933, Volume __, Number __, - page 6A: Weatherford to be heard today, will also give series of lectures at Blue Ridge (includes end of season circus, water show) PDF

     September 2, 1933, Volume 49, Number 145 - page 2: Blue Ridge Buildings Sale Being Planned (foreclosure sale October 2) PDF

     October 3, 1933, Volume 49, Number 172 - page _: Blue Ridge Grounds in Sale Here (sold at foreclosure) PDF

     October 18, 1933, Volume _, Number _ - page 10: School raises bid on property at Blue Ridge PDF

     December 16, 1933, Volume 49, Number 236 - page 6: Assembly Will Be Continued, Blue Ridge College to operate YMCA Grounds PDF

     June 9, 1934, Volume _, Number_ - page 5: Blue Ridge Conference Season to Open tonight, 200 delegates expected at joint YMCA and YWCA meeting PDF

     June 16, 1934, Volume _, Number _ - page 13: All Cottages at Blue Ridge are reserved (cottages listed in article: Craggy View Cottage, Virginia Medical Cottage, Mississippi AM College Cottage, Ward-Belmont Cottage, Agnes Scott Cottage, University of Kentucky Cottage, North Carolina State College Cottage, Camp Cottage, Watchman’s Cottage, Overlook Cottage, University of North Carolina Cottage, Washington and Lee Cottage, Meredith Cottage, University of Florida Cottage, Virginia Normal-Virginia Polytechnic Institute Cottage, Shorter Cottage) PDF

     June 10, 1934, Volume _, Number _ - page _: Asheville Region is Religious Conference Center of Southland, Summer Church meetings draw thousands here, assemblies are famed throughout the United States PDF

     June 21. 1934, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: Summer School now underway at Blue Ridge PDF

     July 8, 1934, Volume _, Number _ - page 5C: Blue Ridge Staff couple are married PDF

     July 15, 1934, Volume _, Number _ - page 6C: Blue Ridge, among majestic mountains, is popular vacation center PDF

     October 14, 1934, Volume _, Number _ - page 1B: Graded School to be opened at Blue Ridge (elementary school at Black Mountain College) PDF

     July 2, 1935, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - Fire fighting groups formed at Blue Ridge PDF

     August 4, 1935, Volume 5, Number 47 - page 8A: Suit for $27,000 is filed in Court here (Blue Ridge Association and Blue Ridge College sued for payment of sprinkler system installed several years ago) PDF

     August 25, 1935, Volume _, Number _ - page 10C: Staff members to hold reunion (Blue Ridge Staff) PDF

    September 15, 1935, Volume _, Number _ - page 4D: (two): Black Mountain College has 4 new professors / Cottage School to open Monday (grades K-4 at Black Mountain College) PDF

      April 5, 1936, Volume _, Number _ - page 1, section B: Black Mountain College Stresses Resourcefulness and Flexibility, Unusual Educational Theories Put into Practice at College, Professors and students share responsibility, Institution founded in 1933 by Men opposing Mass Education PDF

      June 12, 1936, Volume _, Number _ - page 16: 56 Students on Summer Staff at Blue Ridge, 33 Southern Colleges are represented at YMCA Center PDF

     June 14, 1936, Volume _, Number _ - page 4: Six Summer Conference Centers attract thousands of people to WNC (includes Blue Ridge) PDF

     August 16, 1936, Volume _, Number _ - page 1B: Anniversary of Blue Ridge Being Observed (25 years starting at 1912, Blue Ridge Staff Reunion) PDF

     August 23, 1936, Volume _, Number _ - page 29: Blue Ridge Conference Grounds has busy season, Total number of visitors is fixed at 3,000, Unique Plan of service is Now in Operation at large plant PDF

     November 22, 1936, Volume _, Number _ - page 8 section C: Adventists to meet in WNC, Guild says church will hold conference at Blue Ridge (Seventh-Day Adventist to meet at Blue Ridge August 1937) PDF

      January 24, 1937, Volume _, Number _ - page 11, section B: advertisement within Gray Gorham Realtor box: “We offer for sale the Blue Ridge Association buildings and grounds, 1619 acres” (no price listed).  (NOTE: This listing doesn’t appear to run again. No articles about Blue Ridge being for sale in 1936). PDF

     May 2, 1937, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: College buys 700-acre site at Lake Eden (Black Mountain College) PDF

     June 20, 1937, Volume _, Number _ - page 1, section B: Blue Ridge now connected with Yale University, Dr. WD Weatherford is director of summer sessions PDF

     June 25, 1937, Volume _, Number _ - page 11: College gets title to Lake Eden property (Black Mountain College buys Lake Eden) PDF 

     August 1, 1937, Volume _, Number _ - page 1, section B (two articles): Race Relations Conference is Now Underway, Eleazer, Weatherford are opening speakers at Blue Ridge // Lee Hall Hub of activities at Blue Ridge, best tourist season in many years reported at center PDF

    August 22, 1937, Volume _, Number _ - page 8: 45 states represented in registration at Blue Ridge Assembly, facilities are taxed at well known resort PDF

     May 15, 1938, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Student Kills Self at Black Mountain College (in Lee Hall) PDF

     May 19, 1938, Volume _, Number _ - page 15: Lake Eden Inn, Cottages will open June 15th (owned and operated by Black Mountain College) PDF

     June 12, 1938, Volume _, Number _ - page 12, section A: Blue Ridge Groups will discuss Current Trends, Varied Conferences are scheduled at WNC summer resort (mentions summer staff, new Rhododendron theater, YMCA Graduate School) PDF

     July 5, 1938, Volume _, Number _ - page 6: (two articles): Religious Play is Presented at Blue Ridge (in the new open air Rhododendron Theater) / Fellowship of National PTA adjourns meet, Andrews Allen discusses children’s work of Baptists PDF

     July 23, 1938, Volume 8, Number 50 – page 1 section B: Blue Ridge is Unique Mountain Resort, Conferences and Schools Held in Summer Season (full page) PDF

     August 7, 1938, Volume _, Number _ - (two articles) page 1: Will Establish Girls’ School at Blue Ridge (not named in article, but would become Cragmore) / page 7, section C: Meeting will open Monday at Resort Center, Rhododendron Theatre will be dedicated Friday evening (article about Blue Ridge Drama Week) PDF

     August 14, 1938, Volume _, Number _ - page 1G: Blue Ridge is Religious and College Center (article mixes Black Mountain College and Blue Ridge summer operations) PDF

     March 15, 1939, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Gropius to draw plans for new college plant (plans to move Black Mountain College to Lake Eden) PDF

     April 12, 1939, Volume _, Number _ - page 8: New school for girls planned at Blue Ridge (Cragmore) PDF

     June 2, 1939, Volume _, Number _ - page 7A (two articles): 48th Wedding Date observed by Mitchells / Lutherans will hear Dr. Stover at Blue Ridge, Annual Training School of denomination now in session PDF

     June 22, 1939, Volume _, Number _ - page 5: Parent-Teacher group holding 3-day session / also: Channing Tobias heard at social order meeting (at Lake Junaluska) PDF

     July 23, 1939, Volume _, Number _ - page 1B (full page with article and photos): Blue Ridge is Unique Mountain Resort, Conferences and schools held in summer season PDF

     August 10, 1939, Volume _, Number _ - page 6: Executive Body is selected for Cragmore School PDF

     July 5, 1940, Volume _, Number _ - page 11 (two articles): Banquet is held at Blue Ridge, Students Teachers and staff attend holiday event / Students issues weekly paper at Blue Ridge (“The PW Weekly”) PDF

     July 9, 1940, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Preparatory School’s Opening is postponed, Cragmore is scheduled to begin first term Sept 1941 PDF

     August 25, 1940, Volume _, Number _ - page 8, section C: Weatherfords entertain at new residence PDF

     April 1, 1941, Volume _, Number _ - page 8: Delay Opening of Cragmore Girls’ School PDF

      April 29, 1941, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Einstein Pays visit to College (visits Black Mountain College at Lake Eden) PDF

     May 10, 1941, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - Wunsch speaks on plans for college plant (Black Mountain College, includes mention of Blue Ridge not being available) PDF

     May 25, 1941, Volume _, Number _ - page 4A: Black Mountain College is moving to Lake Eden Site PDF

     June 12, 1941, Volume _, Number _ - page 12 (two articles): YMCA School Now in Session at Blue Ridge, Summer Quarter Draws Students from many states  (YMCA Graduate School 1941 session at Blue Ridge) / Students Hear Rupert B Vance at Blue Ridge, Dr. Mays, president of Morehouse College also speaks PDF

     July 13, 1941, Volume _, Number _ - page 5A: Students and Faculty Construct new College Plant, Black Mountain Institution now in its own home (follow-up article on Black Mountain College moving) PDF

     July 24, 1941, Volume _, Number _ - page 16: Weatherford Relates History of Blue Ridge, Speaks to students of Y Graduate School’s second session PDF

      January 12, 1942, Volume _, Number _ - page 10: Air-Raid Siren is ordered for Black Mountain PDF

     June 14, 1942, Volume _, Number _ - page 7A: Conference on task of church opens Monday, Religious Leaders and Educators to attend sessions PDF

     June 25, 1942, Volume _, Number _ - page 8 (two articles): 10 Blue Ridge Buildings to be used for Housing Army Hospital Workers (to support construction of the new Army hospital near Black Mountain) / Club members to be guests of Dr. Weatherford (Black Mountain Lions Club dinner at Blue Ridge, guests of Weatherford and Herbert Sanders) PDF

     July 7, 1942, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Sara Langston is married to JW Hudspeth (Sara Katherine Langston marries James Warren Hudspeth at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Weatherford at Blue Ridge) PDF

     August 10, 1942, Volume _, Number _ - page 8: Farm Program at College is being Enlarged, 24 acres are now being cultivated by school at Black Mountain (includes some land still rented at Blue Ridge) PDF

     August 30, 1942, Volume _, Number _ - page 8A: (two articles) Staff Reunion is concluded at Blue Ridge (includes mention of “The Overlook” newspaper) / Clemson group holding meet at Blue Ridge PDF

     September 2, 1942, Volume _, Number _ - page 8: Blue Ridge Assembly Season is Concluded (last mention of YMCA Graduate School) PDF

     June 6, 1943, Volume _, Number _ - page 9B: Blue Ridge to be closed for summer season, Board will not operate conference center this year (war, rationing, transportation problems listed as reasons; some cottages will be open for guests) PDF

     July 14, 1943, Volume _, Number _ - page 12: Industrialist to open meet here Thursday (Southern Industrial Executive Conference and Southern Conference on Human Relations in Industry meet jointly at Battery Park Hotel in Asheville) PDF

     July 16, 1943, Volume _, Number _ - page 4: Southern Industry and victory (Conference of Southern Industrial Executives meeting in Asheville) PDF

     August 22, 1943, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Dr. Weatherford has retired as Blue Ridge head, Operation of Conference Center is turned over to YMCA PDF

     October 24, 1943, Volume _, Number _ - page 10B: Blankets are reported taken from Assembly (50-60 double blanks stolen) PDF

     December 12, 1943, Volume _, Number _ - page 12B: Mrs. Mitchell dies following long illness (“The Mitchells spent summers at Blue Ridge for 22 years…”) PDF

      January 8, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Blue Ridge Center to server Y PDF

     January 13, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 16: Control Board will be named for Blue Ridge, Permanent body to be elected by Y at Atlanta meeting PDF

     January 22, 1944, Volume _, Number _, - page 10: Blue Ridge plans to be made at meeting today, Executive Board to hold session at cafeteria at 1:00 PDF

     January 23, 1944, Volume 12, Number 24 – page 6 section B: photo: Blue Ridge Board holds Meeting; article: Gray is named Manager of Blue Ridge Center, Plans for 1944 Season are Discussed by Executive Board (in photo AL Mayer is identified as acting manager of BR, in article Charles M Gray is named manager; organization to be setup February 18; plans for $150,000 campaign) PDF

     January 28, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: News of Public Record, Real Estate Transfers: “Blue Ridge Association for Christian Conference and Training to Blue Ridge College, Inc., property in Black Mountain township” PDF

    February 16, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Local YMCA men to attend Atlanta meet, Blue Ridge Board to be named tomorrow or Friday PDF

    February 21, 1944, Volume 60, Number 4 - page 9: Ramsey is made vice-president of new “Y” Unit, Blue Ridge Assembly’s Permanent control board is named PDF

     April 26, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 12: Blue Ridge Group to hold meeting at hotel today PDF

     April 27, 1944, Volume 60, Number 4 - page 5: Plans are made for Assembly at Blue Ridge, Meeting held at hotel here by operations committee. PDF

     May 26, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: Human Relations Conference set for July 15-16, Prominent Speakers are on program for meet at Blue Ridge (Southern Conference on Human Relations back at Blue Ridge) PDF

June 4, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 12A: Blue Ridge ‘Y’ Conference set, summer season to open at conference center next Thursday PDF

     August 6, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 13A: Gov. Brougthon will be heard at Blue Ridge, Three day YMCA Board conference opens on Aug. 14 (meeting concurrently with Secretaries of the Southern Associations and Hi-Y Leaders of the South; no mention of polio) PDF

     August 16, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: YMCA’s receive property title to Blue Ridge, Board of Directors talk plans for future at meeting PDF

     July 23, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - (two articles) page 1: Army leases four big hotels here for soldier redistribution center (Blue Ridge is not listed as one of them) // page 7A: Tourists to be accommodated at Blue Ridge PDF

     July 24, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: Classified Ad under Hotel “Robert E Lee Hall, Blue Ridge Assembly, Blue Ridge NC” uses phone number “Black Mountain 3641.” (this same ad appears in several editions) PDF

     July 30, 1944, Volume _, Number _ - page 12A: YMCA Meetings will be held at Blue Ridge, Conferences will go on as scheduled it is announced PDF

     April 7, 1945, Volume _, Number _ - page 10: Blue Ridge not to be operated in month of June (decision to open in July and August to be made at next meeting) PDF

     April 29, 1945, Volume _, Number _ - page 9A: Season to open at Blue Ridge July 1st (conferences limited to 50) PDF

     June 30, 1945, Volume _, Number_ - page 10: Blue Ridge Assembly Season Opens Sunday (conferences limited to 50) PDF

      July 8, 1945, Volume _, Number _ - page 11A: Baptist Camp at Blue Ridge comes to Close PDF

      July 22, 1945, Volume _, Number _ - page 10A: Student YMCA Conference is now underway, Dr. Sherwood Eddy is among speakers at Blue Ridge PDF

      June 2, 1946, Volume _, Number _ - page 1B: 16 Conferences slated at Blue Ridge Assembly, Season will begin on June 8 and close August 31 PDF

      June 13, 1946, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: 110 attending ‘Y’ Conference at Blue Ridge, 22 Universities and Colleges in south represented (annual YMCA Student Conference with 37 women) PDF

     August 28, 1946, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Auto Inguries are fatal to B. Allen 50 (Bascome Allen, postmaster of Blue Ridge killed) PDF

     December 29, 1946, Volume _, Number _ - page 1B: 15 Conferences booked for Blue Ridge Center (1947 conferences listed) PDF

     February 2, 1947, Volume _, Number _ - page 2A: European People Want to know United States (Willis Weatherford, Jr. returns from 2 ½ year “sojourn” in Europe as commissioner for the American Friends Service committee) (article states Weatherford, Jr. was born in Blue Ridge NC) PDF

     August 23, 1947, Volume 63, Number 157 – page 5: Blue Ridge Conference End Season (HW Sanders presented plaque for 29 years of service) PDF

     June 27, 1948, Volume 18, Number 43 – page 1 section B (two articles): Southern Industrial Relations Conference to open 9th Session at Blue Ridge July 21 (article says “29th annual session) // Lions Banquet is set Tuesday at Blue Ridge (Herbert W Sanders is district governor, toastmaster, and one of the directors) PDF

      June 1, 1949, Volume 65, Number 85 – page 1 section 2: photo: Seventh-Day Adventists men with spear PDF

     June 5, 1950, Volume 66, Number 90 – page 14: Religious Group ends Camp meet at Blue Ridge (Seventh-Day Adventists, has 2,000 people with 3 pole tent) PDF

      July 18, 1950, Volume 66, Number 127 – page 4: under Deaths, Funerals: Jack A Peek (drowned at the Blue Ridge lake) PDF

     May 27, 1951, Volume 21, Number 40 – page 11A: Church camp session slated at Blue Ridge (Seventh-Day Adventists, with 2,000 in tent in front of Lee Hall) PDF

     June 8, 1951, Volume 67, Number 93 – page 14: Blue ridge to open 39th Season today (list of conferences only list “YMCA” – no “YWCA”) PDF

     August 3, 1951, Volume 67, Number 141 – page 25: YMCA Leaders to hold meets at Blue Ridge PDF

     August 8, 1951, Volume 67, Number 151 – page 1, section 2: Senator Sparkman ‘Can’t see the south going republican’ if Truman Runs, Support UN Solon Tells Y Delegates (speaking to Southern Area YMCA Leaders’ Training Congress) // Also photo with HW Sanders PDF

     August 14, 1951, Volume 67, Number 149 – page _: Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y meet continues at Blue Ridge (Southern Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y, third day of Southern Area YMCA Leaders’ Training Congress) PDF

     November 25, 1951, Volume 22, Number 13 – page 1C: Miss Ane Virginia Beaton weds Bedford Forrest Weaver (Weatherford officiates – Weatherford is described as being from “Far Horizons” Blue Ridge”) PDF

     June 1, 1952, Volume 22, Number 41 – page 5D: Blue Ridge Assembly Enters its 41st Season PDF

      July 27, 1952, Volume 22, Number 49 – page 4H: Blue Ridge founded 40 Years ago (headline say 40 years, but article mentions 42 and 43 “seasons”; description of property; 40 years is from the 1912 first season) PDF

    November 27, 1952, Volume 68, Number 240 – page 1 section 2: Blue Ridge Assembly Elects New Secretary (Henry T Ware replaces ES Jackson) PDF

    May 14, 1952, Volume _, Number _ - page 1 section 2: HW Sanders Retires from Assembly Post (34 years) PDF

    June 26, 1952, Volume 68, Number 81 – page 12: Camp meeting hears address by Richards (Seventh-Day Adventists, 2,000 attend 6-pole tent) PDF

    August 14, 1952, Volume 68, Number 150 – page 34: Famous Tennis Stars Appear at Blue Ridge (Gardnar Mulloy, Art Larson, Tony Vincent, and Charles Stearnes) PDF

   August 15, 1952, Volume 68, Number 151 – page 23: Davis Cup Tennis starts play here today at 4:30pm (at Ashbury Park) (Mulloy, Larson, Vincent, Stearnes – mentions previous days match at Blue Ridge) PDF

     September 5, 1952, Volume 68, Number 169 – page _: ES Jackson as resigned at Blue Ridge PDF

     October 6, 1952, Volume 68, Number 195 – page 5: RH Legate Dies at 75 (Ray Legate was first postmaster at Blue Ridge) PDF

     January 23, 1953, Volume 68, Number 288 – page _: Ware begins assembly work at Blue Ridge PDF

     May 15, 1953, Volume 69, Number72 – page 1, section 2: Blue Ridge YMCA Assembly names new resident manager (August L. Johnson from the Montgomery YMCA, replacing HW Sanders) PDF

     May 31, 1953, Volume 23, Number 39 – page _ - Blue Ridge Assembly Has 20 conferences this year PDF

      December 29, 1953, Volume 69, Number 266 – page 3: County Court Action 2118 (3 individuals for setting fire to Blue Ridge woods) PDF

     October 9, 1954, Volume 85, Number 282 – page 16: photo: The last debt of the Blue Ridge Assembly was formally canceled yesterday as the canceled note for $4,000 was presented to the executive committee of the Southern YMCA Assembly’s Board of Directors PDF

     June 5, 1955, Volume 86, Number 156 – page 2A: Blue Ridge Assembly Season Opens Friday (list of conferences) PDF

     June 7, 1955, Volume 86, Number 158 – page1 section 2: Dr. Weatherford receives Degree (honorary degree from Berea College; the story of him climbing the tree—saying “This is the place” not Eureka is in the article) PDF

     June 9, 1955, Volume 86, Number 160 – page 1 section 2: under Meetings and Events: “Southern Region Student Conference” listed as opening tomorrow PDF

     June 12, 1955, Number 86, Number 163 – page 2A: Disarmament, Technical Aid stressed by UN Mediator (Southern Region Student YMCA-YWCA Conference) PDF

     June 15, 1955, Volume 86, Number 166 – page 1 section 2: Industrialization of South seen in 25 years by Dr. Mitchell (Southern Region Student YMCA-YWCA Conference) with photo showing inter-racial conference PDF

     February 3, 1956, Volume 87, Number 34 – page _, section 2: College Land Leased for Boys’ Camp (Black Mountain Lake Eden leased to new Camp Rockmont) PDF

     April 15, 1956, Volume 87, Number 106 – page 1 section D: Blue Ridge Assembly will note its 50th Anniversary on June 24 (date from 1906) PDF

     June 25, 1956, Volume 87, Number 177 – page 1: Weatherford is honored, Graham Pays Tribute to Educator PDF

     July 15, 1956, Volume 87, Number 197 – page 5: (set of photos): The Comfort and happiness of guests / Visitors to the Blue Ridge assembly (shows summer staff: Mrs. Ola S Beneyfield, summer head housekeeper; Miss Velma Wolfe, dining room superintendent and director of junior staff; Mrs. Thomas Burton, dietitian in charge of all food service; Mrs. Walter B Burgess, year-round office secretary; Mrs. John Dougherty, summer librarian (library in Robert E Lee Hall); Miss. Lynn Harrell, counselor at Martha Washington Hall (summer residence for junior staff); Susan Rodgers and Linda Williams, staff. PDF

     April 4, 1957, Volume 88, Number 216 – page 1: Asheville born prof. gets Blue Ridge job (Robert H Spiro, Jr executive secretary, dedication of Abernathy Memorial Drive, plans for $1.5 million campaign) PDF

     September 27, 1957, Volume 88, Number 270 – page 36: College Property is Sold (former Black Mountain College Lake Eden sold to Camp Rockmont, had been leasing land) PDF

     October 6, 1957, Volume 88, Number 279 – page 8: Mrs. Weatherford’s Rites set for this afternoon (Julia McCrory Weatherford) PDF

     June 3, 1958, Volume 89, Number 154 – page 1, section 2: Blue Ridge Staff will report today (“105-man staff” – first conference is YMCA-YWCA) PDF

     August 24, 1958, Volume 89, Number 236 – page 6B: Graham Speaks at Blue Ridge, will appear at Montreat today PDF

     October 4, 1958, Volume 89, Number 277 – page 14: Blue Ridge Reports Good Season (also lists some improvements being made) PDF

     February 14, 1959, Volume 90, Number 45 – page 6: McNary is new manager of Blue Ridge Assembly (Harold J McNary is named business manager of BR, replacing AL Johnston, resident manger, who left last fall. McNary will start March 15, 1959). PDF

     February 25, 1959, Volume 90, Number 84 – page 2: Blade Sweeps 200 acres in WNC (includes small part of Blue Ridge) PDF

     August 30, 1959, Volume 90, Number 242 – page 2A: Blue Ridge Assembly Ends Summer Season PDF

     February 26, 1960, Volume 91, Number 57 – page 19: Blue Ridge Renovations Under Way (Lee Hall, Asheville Hall, cottages) PDF

     March 24, 1960, Volume 91, Number 84 – page 1 section 2: 26 gatherings to draw over 7000 to Blue Ridge PDF

     June 21, 1961, Volume 92, Number 172 – page 1 section 2: New President Arrives at Blue Ridge Assembly (Dr. James W Gladden, replaces Robert H Spiro, Jr.) PDF

     August 24, 1961, Volume 92, Number 236 – page 22: (photo): Blue Ridge Leaders School gymnastics with US Olympic Coach Pat Yeager. PDF

     May 31, 1962, Volume 93, Number 151 – page 35: Blue Ridge Season to open with College ‘Y’ Conferences PDF
     November 25, 1962, Volume 93, Number 329 – page 1 section D: Dr. WD Weatherford, nearing 87, still Growing and Learning
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     June 16, 1963, Volume 94, Number 167 – page 6B: Richmond man drowns at Blue Ridge (George Byrd Roper drowns in lake) PDF

    June 30, 1963, Volume 94, Number 181 – page 6B: YMCA Secretaries open regional conference (announced that Limbert will become Blue Ridge president) PDF

    July 2, 1963, Volume 94, Number 183 – page 16: World ‘Y’ leader sees secular trend (Limbert introduced as new Blue Ridge president) PDF

     July 4, 1963, Volume 94, Number 185 – page 37: Greensboro Man elected by Southern Y Section (Paul Limbert introduced as new Blue Ridge president) PDF

     February 9, 1964, Volume 95, Number 40 – page 7: Christian Athletes Set Conference at YMCA (FCA to be at Blue Ridge in July) PDF

     June 8, 1964, Volume 95, Number 160 – page 15: Dietzel makes keynote address, FCA Sessions Open (first FCA conference at BR) PDF

    June 12, 1964, Volume 95, Number 164 – page 17: Christian Athletes meet closes five day session PDF

     July 6, 1964, Volume 95, Number 187 – page 10A: The Man and The Tree (photo of ceremony of plaque being placed at the base of the Eureka Tree) PDF

     August 30, 1964, Volume 95, Number 243 – page 8A: Blue Ridge Directors see ’64 Progress (construction: 1 new cottage, 1 reconstructed cottage, Northcott fields, plans for Ware Pavilion, swimming pool) PDF

     May 30, 1965, Volume 96, Number 149 – page _: World Marks Dr. Mott’s 100th Birthday PDF

     June 19, 1965, Volume 96, Number 169 – page 1 section 2: YMCA more than club, Southern Council is told (included dedication of Ware Pavilion) PDF

     June 20, 1965, Volume 96, Number 170 – page 8B: photo: Ware Recreation Pavilion dedication PDF

     August 26, 1965, Volume 96, Number 237 – page 1 section 2: Dr. Weatherford: Living Legend – Blue Ridge to Honor Its Incredible Man (90th birthday in December, early convocation at end of summer season – to be held August 29) PDF

     March 27, 1966, Volume 97, Number 86 – page 1: Atlanta Falcons – Blue Ridge picked for Training Camp PDF

      April 29, 1966, Volume 97, Number 119 – page 30: Falcons’ Field Shapes Up (photo of sodding the field at BR) PDF

     November 27, 1966, Volume 97, Number 331 – page _ - Biography of Dr. Weatherford – “Prophet of Plenty” strong story PDF

     December 11, 1966, Volume 97, Number 345 – page __: New Lee Hall To Be Built at Blue Ridge (announcement of upcoming $4.2 million campaign to replace Lee Hall with “Weatherford Great Hall” and build new male staff dorm) PDF

     January 29, 1967, Volume 98, Number 29 – page 10B: New RE Lee Hall to rise on present Blue Ridge site (also on the same page is a photo announcement of the Asheville YMCA starting a capital campaign) PDF

     March 28, 1967, Volume 98, Number 148 – page _: Two Projects Improving Blue Ridge (new water system and male dorm “to be known as Younts Hall”) PDF

     June 2, 1967, Volume 98, Number 153 – page 21: Burke Teacher to head affairs at Blue Ridge (Charles R Miller named business manager) PDF

     August 18, 1967, Volume 98, Number 230 – page 19: Assembly Notes: Blue Ridge Directors face retirement of Dr. Limbert (series of short articles: construction, replacement Lee Hall, dedication of Younts Hall, conferences) PDF

     April 21, 1968, Volume 99, Number 112 – page 12C: Washburn is new Director at Blue Ridge Assembly (replacing Paul M Limbert who retired in December 1967. Will start in July. Charles R Miller, BR business manager, is acting executive.) PDF     August 9, 1968, Volume 99, Number 222 – page 5: Retired Mission Leader Thomas K Sharp succumbs (death of Thomas K Sharp, Sr. of “Blue Ridge” – has property next to Blue Ridge, “Sharp Road”, Limbert was a pallbearer) PDF

      April 29, 1968, Volume 99, Number 119 – page 14: Library Dedicated – Black Mountain Library highlights are history (in attendance: Limbert, Weatherford, Weatherford Jr.) PDF

      May 12, 1968, Volume 99, Number 133 – page 13A: New activities offered in YMCA Day Camps (from Asheville YMCA – includes Camp Blue Ridge at Blue Ridge Assembly) PDF

     August 3, 1968. Volume 99, Number 216 – page 5: Mother faces Charges in Infant’s Death (birth and death of new baby at Blue Ridge) PDF

     November 28, 1968, Volume 99, Number 333 – page 50: Black Mountain College founder John Rice dies PDF

     July 7, 1969, Volume 100, Number 188 – page 6: Mason Crum: Life Devoted to better race relations (gives some credit to Weatherford) PDF

     January 18, 1970, Volume 101, Number 18 – page 11A: New Conference Building – Conference Center Planned at Blue Ridge ($1.2 million project to build year-round conference center (not called Blue Ridge Center, but this is the project) and renovation of Abbott Hall) PDF

     February 23, 1970, Volume 101, Number 52 – page 1: Blue Ridge Assembly Founder dies (Weatherford died February 21, 1970) PDF

    March 28, 1971, Volume 102, Number 87 – page 6: advertisement for Blue Ridge for “year-round operation” PDF

     July 10, 1971, Volume 102, Number 191 – page _: Conference for Blacks opens here (Black Appalachian Commission meets at Blue Ridge) PDF

     August 15, 1971, Volume 102, Number 227 – page 9C: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly to Dedicate Center Friday (phase one of Blue Ridge Center) PDF

     August 20, 1971, Volume 102, Number 232 – page 29: Assembly Center Dedication Set (phase one of Blue Ridge Center) PDF

    August 21, 1971, Volume 102, Number 233 – page 11 section 2: Blue Ridge Center is dedicated PDF

    May 31, 1974, Volume 105, Number 151 – page 17 section 2: Blue Ridge Assembly gets $200,000 (donation to for Blue Ridge Center construction) PDF

     June 20, 1974, Volume 105, Number 171 – page 30: photo: Groundbreaking (final phase of BRC) PDF

     July 26, 1974, Volume 105, Number 207 – page 1: 16 hurt in Porch collapse PDF

     August 12, 1976, Volume 107, Number 225 – page 1: Mondale Coming to Area Sunday (Democratic vice president candidate Walter Mondale will speak at the United Auto Workers conference at Blue Ridge) PDF

     August 16, 1976, Volume 107, Number 229 – page 1: Carter-Mondale Ticket Gets UAW Endorsement (UAW conference at Blue Ridge, follow-up article on Mondale’s visit the previous week) PDF

     October 27, 1978, Volume 109, Number 300 – page 13: Blue Ridge Announces new Project (construction of Weatherford Hall, but the name is not used in the article) PDF

     January 31, 1979, Volume 110, Number 31 – page 18: Blue Ridge Gets Development Gift (donation of $4500; details of development plan: women’s dorm, amphitheater, three staff homes, service-garage-storage complex, rec facilities, shelters at High Top and High Wendy, trail work) PDF

     May 30, 1979, Volume 110, Number 89 – page 18: Blue  Ridge receives gifts for projects PDF

      April 1, 1980, Volume 111, Number 92 – page 11: Assembly Seeks Status As International Center PDF

     January 18, 1981, Volume 112, Number 18 – page G12: Assembly Offers People New Direction (highlights of 1980) PDF

     March 8, 1981, Volume 112, Number 67 – page 3A: Blue Ridge Assembly is Planning its 75th Anniversary Celebration PDF

     March12, 1981, Volume 112, Number 71 – page 20: Blue Ridge Assembly Receives Donation ($25,000 from JP Stevens Company of Greenville SC; also details plans for future construction) PDF

     August 8, 1981, Volume 112, Number 219 – page 14: Blue Ridge Celebrates 75 years (includes dedication of Whittington Amphitheater, National Register of Historic Places bronze plaque for Lee Hall, update on campaign) PDF

     August 27, 1981, Volume 112, Number 239 – page 18: Assembly issued Challenge Grant PDF

     June 4, 1982, Volume 113, Number 155 – page 1: Vice President’s Wife Gives Pep Talk in Black Mountain (Barbara Bush, wife of (then) Vice-President George Bush, speaks at the National Affiliation for Literacy Advance conference at Blue Ridge.) PDF

      October 5, 1984, Volume 115, Number 279 – page 33: Building Permits Increase – Blue Ridge listed for $225,000 maintenance building PDF

     August 26, 1985, Volume 116, Number 146 – page 8D: in Business People section, announcement of C Roger Hibbard as Blue Ridge CEO PDF

     August 27, 1986, Volume 117, Number 239 – page 23: YMCA Assembly gets $1000 grant (to build shelter for the YMCA Day Camp) PDF

     December 30, 1988, Volume 129, Number 364 – page B4: Deaths and Funerals: Dr. Paul M Limbert PDF

     July 13, 1989, Volume 120, Number 194 – page 1C: Black Mountain College Closes Doors (attempt to revival Black Mountain College fails) PDF

     July 24, 1989, Volume 120, Number 205 – page 1: Rosalynn Carter speaks at Blue Ridge Assembly PDF

     December 31, 1989, Volume 120, Number 365 – page 11A: YMCA Gets Grant ($159,000 gift to renovate Asheville Hall) PDF

      July 5, 1990, Volume 121, Number 186 – page 4C: Grant for Renovation ($100,000 gift to renovate Asheville Hall) PDF

     June 2, 1993, Volume 124, Number 153 – page 3: under Public Records, Building Permits – Blue Ridge Assembly listed 4 times (project not named) PDF

     March 14, 1994, Volume 125, Number 73 – page 1B: Lost hiker found after cold night PDF

     March 28, 1995, Volume 126, Number 87 – page 2B: Blue Ridge Assembly gets grant ($100,000 for Lee Hall) PDF

     June 15, 1995, Volume 126, Number 166 – page 5B: obituary of Margaret M Jackson (wife of former president ES Jackson, long time Blue Ridge volunteer, Distinguished Alumni Service Award winner 1992) PDF

     May 24, 1996, Volume 127, Number 145 – page B4: Willis Weatherford Jr obituary PDF

     October 25, 1997, Volume 128, Number 298 – page B7: In Notes column: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain ($400,000 grant from Kresge Foundation) PDF

     November 12, 1997, Volume _, Number _ - page B5: Foundation Oks $400,000 grant for YMCA renovation, Challenge-based grant requires YMCA to raise $1.6 million (grant from Kresge Foundation) PDF

     June 28, 1998, Volume 129, Number 178 – page B2: local briefs: Black Mountain fire (fire at BR, building not named) PDF

     March 15, 1999, Volume 130, Number 74 - page 1B: Columbia to shoot movie in Black Mountain (“28 Days” to film at BR) PDF

    April 30, 1999, Volume 130, Number 120 – page B3: Black Mountain goes Hollywood – Move staring Sandra Bullock now shooting here (“28 Days” filming at BR) PDF

     May 9, 1999, Volume 120, Number 129 – page A1 and A5: several articles on local impact of “28 Days” moving filming PDF    

    April 14, 2000, Volume 131, Number 105 – page F5: “28 Days” Opens / Locals finally get a peak at the Sandra Bullock move filmed in WNC PDF

     August 6, 2005, Volume 136, Number 218 – page 1B: Unforgettable – YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly to celebrate 100 busy years with alumni memorabilia PDF

     December 10, 2005, Volume 136, Number 344 – page B3: In Briefs Section: Holiday Program at Library (Christmas traditions shared by Blue Ridge international workers; article states that Blue Ridge was named International YMCA in 1974 and International YMCA Program Center in 1980) PDF

     December 24, 2006, Volume 137, Number 358 – page 1: Dykeman leaves tall literary, civic legacy (Wilma Dyeman dies) PDF

     June 21, 2007, Volume 138, Number 172 – page D1: YMCA Blue Ridge continues summer sports and wellness tradition (highlighting Leaders’ School and FCA camp) PDF

 

Asheville Gazette News

     Asheville, NC

     May 28, 1910, Volume 15, Number 94 – page 3: The Work of the Conferences, Blue Ridge Association for Christian Conferences Acquires Land on the Swannanoa River, Many Asheville Citizens are Greatly Interested PDF

     May 30, 1910, Volume 15, Number 95 – page 2: Student Conference is to begin June 17 PDF

     March 31, 1910, Volume 15, 44 – page 6: under Deals in Dirt – Weatherford to Blue Ridge, 65 acres for $1100 PDF

      June 30, 1910, Volume 15, Number 122 – page 1: Plans Outlined for Development, Blue Ridge Association for Christian Conferences and Training is held at Montreat, Work to Begin in the immediate future, The lands paid for and there is much interest in the Rockefeller gift of $50,000. PDF

     October 4, 1910, Volume 15, Number 204 – page 2: The Blue Ridge Ass’n; Its Plans, Attractive Booklet Issued Tells of Proposed Developments near Black Mountain PDF

     October 25, 1910, Volume 15, Number 222 – page 2: Will Run Canvass for another week, Blue Ridge Association committee still hopeful Asheville will do its part PDF

     January 3, 1911, Volume 15, Number 282 – page 1: Blue Ridge Association’s Plans Progress Toward Development (includes architects drawing) PDF

     February 21, 1912, Volume 17, Number 10 – page 5: Training Ground Ready by June 1, CK Ober Talks of Development of the Blue Ridge Association PDF

     May 28, 1912, Volume 17, Number 93 – page 5: First Conference to begin June 4, College YWCA meeting will mark the opening of Blue Ridge Assn buildings, various conferences until 19th of July, The building will then be used as hotel – dedication date is June 15 PDF

     June 15, 1912, Volume 17, Number 111 – page 4: Dedicator Exercises at Black Mountain, Many Go to Attend the Blue Ridge Association Service. PDF    

     November 25, 1912, Volume 17, Number 247 – page 1: Fire Destroys Business Part (fire at Black Mountain Business District, no mention of Blue Ridge) PDF

     January 8, 1913, Volume 17, Number 284 – page 3: A Deed of Reality, etc. Secures $30,000 Bonds, Given by Blue Ridge Association to Trust Company of Charlotte PDF

     June 8, 1915, Volume 20, Number 101 – page 6: Social Section: Dr. and Mrs. Weatherford spent yesterday in the city (Asheville) (this was a week after their wedding) PDF

     December 18, 1915, Volume 20, Number 265 – page 12: Uncle Sam’s list of jobs not open (includes Blue Ridge postmaster) PDF

     February 19, 1916, Volume 21, Number 5 – page 12: Association is made permanent, forest protection organization elects officers and plans for future activities (Mount Mitchell Forest Protective Association – JP Parker, manager of BR (and named Postmaster in 1916)  is elected officer) PDF

 

Athens Banner (daily)

     Athens, GA

     April 20, 1912 – page 2: For College YMCA (note about fundraising for Blue Ridge Conference Fund to help students to attend BR conference and the “new conference grounds” of BR) PDF

     March 21, 1918 – page 5: South Asked To Supply 850 YMCA Secretaries, “Office Training Camp” for Red Triangle will be opened at Black Mountain, near Asheville, NC, March 23 (Red Triangle secretary training, in addition to trainings in 1918, mentions of trainings in 1917 and $125,000 in special contributions to BR by May 1 to clear debts and make improvements) PDF

 

Atlanta Constitution

     Atlanta, GA

     July 23, 1916 – page 11B: YMCA Summer Camp at Blue Ridge safe despite rains PDF

    August 2, 1916 – page 9: Blue Ridge Association Weathers Heavy Storms and Continues Program PDF

    April 20, 1919 – page 10: Community School for Negroes Closes (Gammon Theological Seminary-Clark University, post-war training) PDF

     June 7, 1920 – page _: Under Society: Missionary Conference Interest Women (new leadership roles for women, Interchurch World Movement now in charge of the Missionary conference) PDF

    October 4, 1920 – page _: Cabinet of Tech YMCA plans or year’s work (meeting of Georgia Tech YMCA – not at Blue Ridge; guest list includes HC Gossard, student secretary – successor to Weatherford) PDF

     August 30, 1925 – page 3D: Matheny leaves City for Richmond position (Ira C Matheny leaves Atlanta YMCA for Richmond YMCA; Matheny is Dean of the Leaders’ School of the Southern YMCA Summer School) PDF

    May 12, 1933 – page 7: Senior at Morehouse returns from tour (21st annual student conference at Kings Mountain NC) PDF

    July 2, 1985 – page 30A: Willie C Younts (wife of Charles R Younts) obituary PDF

    November 30, 1985 – page 6: Charles R Younts (husband of Willie C Younts) obituary PDF

 

Atlanta Georgian and News (daily)

     Atlanta GA

     May 7, 1905 - page 4: Southern Student Conference will be a notable gathering (YMCA and YWCA conference) PDF

     July 13, 1907 – page 18: under Deaths and Funerals: Mrs. WD Weatherford (Lula Belle Trawick) PDF

 

Baltimore Sun

     Baltimore, MD

     May 29, 1910, Volume 147, Number 13 – page 7: Donor Thought to be John D, $100,000 Southern Chautanqua and Training School Development PDF

 

Black Mountain New (weekly) (Some newspaper archives list the BMN under the Asheville Citizen Times. BMN articles are listed below).

     Black Mountain, NC

     November 13, 2005, Volume 61, Number 7 – page 15: A History of Commitment to the Black Mountain Area, Black Mountain’s Past… (narrative with some old photos) PDF

     March 2, 2006, Volume 61, Number 27 – page 15: Blue Ridge Assembly prepares to celebrate 100 years PDF

     October 5, 2006, Volume 62, Number 6 – page B4: “Way Back When: Around the Campfire” debuts this weekend (play about BR 100 years) PDF

     October 12, 2006, Volume 62, Number 7 – page 1: “Way Back When” enters second week run PDF

     May 8, 2008, Volume 63, Number 37 – page A9: Obituary of Marcia Mulloy Wilson Pedersen (mentions the Gardnar Mulloy tennis courts) PDF

     July 31, 2008, Volume 63, Number 49 – page A3: Fire contained at local assembly (fire in Abbott hall laundry) PDF

    December 4, 2008, Volume 64, Number 14 – page 1: FLS Energy powers needs for new century (article mentions the company has installed solar panels for hot water on the roof of a residential building at Blue Ridge. The building is not named, but described as not having heat or air conditioning and the roof facing south). PDF

     December 31, 2009, Volume 65, Number 18 – page A2: Roger Hibbard retires form YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly after 33 years (Kurt Eckel to be new director) PDF

    March 4, 2010, Volume 65, Number 27 – page A10: Eckel named chief executive officer of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly PDF

    January 29, 2015, Volume 70, Number 22 – page 1: Blue Ridge Assembly changes name of Robert E Lee Hall, Brand perception, guest feelings are reasons for change PDF

   March 1, 2018, Volume 73, Number 27 – page 2A: Valley Rewind photo – photo of 1915 tree. The photo is the same one used for postcard: HWP0110a1   PDF

    April 4, 2019, Volume 74, Number 32 – page 3A: Spring tea event set to support Swannanoa Valley Museum, April 27 event will be at historic Weatherford home (Far Horizons) PDF

    April 25, 2019, Volume 74, Number 36 – page 6A: Museum hosts historic spring tea (another announcement of April 27 tea at Far Horizons) PDF

 

Boston Globe

    Boston, MA

    August 28, 1933, Volume 124, Number 59 – page 3: Black Mountain College will open September 25 Next. PDF

 

The Bourbon News (twice weekly)

     Paris, Bourbon County, KY

     February 12, 1918, Volume 37, - page 6: YMCA Starts another drive for funds (one-week fundraiser for $125,000; state goals set) PDF

 

Brevard News

     Brevard NC

     April 4, 1919, Volume 24, Number 14 – page 1: (no headline, single paragraph on bottom right) Post-War reconstruction conference at Blue Ridge PDF

 

Brewton Standard

     Brewton AL

     April 17, 1919, Volume 33, Number 49 – page _: (two articles): Army YMCA Highly Praised (post-war conference letter from Baptist) / The Methodists and the Blue Ridge School (post-war conference letter from Methodists) PDF

 

The Broad Ax

     Chicago IL

     December 4, 1920, Volume 26, Number 11 – page 2: White South Endorses Inter-racial Co-Operation PDF

 

The Charlotte Daily Observer (daily), Charlotte Observer, and Charlotte Sunday Observer

     Charlotte, NC

     January 25, 1907, Volume _, Number _ - page 5: The YMCA and YPMM to Buy Land and make a Permanent Summer Home near Montreat – An Important meeting held at Central Hotel Yesterday – Those Who were present – The purpose of the Movement PDF

     June 28, 1907, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - (no headline): Asheville, June 27 (second column): Weatherford speaks at the Ashville Board of Trade and Asheville Retail Merchants Association PDF

     June 17, 1908, Volume _, Number _ - page 2: YMCA Student Conference, 14th annual session being held at Montreat, 85 colleges and 12 states represented PDF

     July 11, 1913, Volume _, Number _ - page _: YWCA Conference, more than 400 young women in attendance at Black Mountain PDF

     July 20, 1907, Volume _, Number _ - page 6: For a Conference Center, Several Allied Religious Organizations of the South Combine to Buy Place near Asheville and Equip it for Holding Conferences – Mr. FC Abbott Secretary and Treasurer PDF

     October 25, 1907, Volume _, Number _ - page _: Officers and Directors of Blue Ridge Association meet PDF

     June 29, 1910, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Epochal YMCA Plan PDF (very hard to read)

     January 5, 1912, Volume _, Number _ - page 2: Progress of YWCA (mentions attending two committee meetings of BR) PDF

     January 27, 1912, Volume _, Number _ - page 6: At Black Mountain, Mr. ER Rufty Sees Much Progress There (visits Blue Ridge and reports back on construction progress) PDF

     May 27, 1912, Volume _, Number _ - page 10: Student Conference, One now in session for colored workers at Kings Mountain PDF

     June 26, 1912,Volume _, Number _  - page 5: Fine Conference home is finished, Young people meet in $125,000 building near Black Mountain, Three bodies using it, Site of Blue Ridge Association’s rendezvous said to be unequalled in the United States PDF

     August 2, 1912, Volume _, Number_ - page 10: Facilities at Montreat Taxed, Register Probert States Plans are already being made for next year (article based on DL Prober returning to Charlotte after serving as the register for the conferences. The article refers to the location as “Montreat”). PDF

    October 4, 1912, Volume_, Number_ - page 6: To Double Size of Blue Ridge Place, Trying to Raise $60,000 for Black Mountain Conference Center, Capacity Too Small, Campaign Inaugurated to cover whole southern field with headquarters in Charlotte PDF

    March 8, 1913, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Blue Ridge Plant to be enlarged, equipment for YMCA and YMCA Resort to be increased now after $30,000 PDF

    February 26, 1914, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: City May loose YMCA Prestige (Charlotte NC may lose YMCA regional offices, Blue Ridge mentioned) PDF

    July 28, 1914, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Bryan pleased with Blue Ridge, The commoner says that success has been phenomenal, having good year, program of unusual excellence rendered this year – growing in popularity PDF

    June 25, 1917, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - Conference is reviewed (YMCA Student Conference; states 11 cottages) PDF

    February 9, 1918, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: Good Progress made in drive for Blue Ridge ($125,000 campaign) PDF

    June 23, 1919, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Southern High School Conference this week (Hi-Y) PDF

   February 26, 1920, Volume _, Number _ - page 6: The Negro at Blue Ridge (building of “The Colored Speakers Cottage”) (article contains racial language and tone) PDF

    August 23, 1920, Volume _, Number _ - page 4: Mother of James P Parker dead PDF

    September 16, 1920, Volume _, Number _ - page 4: Highly successful year reported at Blue Ridge, Dr. WD Weatherford makes substantial report of YMCA summer schools PDF

     July 24, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page _ and _: Two Ads for Stocks and bonds from FC Abbot and Company: $5000 Blue Ridge Association 7% bonds five fold security real estate / $25,000 Blue Ridge Association 7 per cent Bonds, five fold security PDF

    September 24, 1922, Volume _, Number _ - page: _: Ad for Stocks and Bonds from FC Abbott and Company: $20,000 Blue Ridge Association, 7% Bonds due

 

The Charlotte News (daily)

     Charlotte, NC

     January 23, 1907, Volume _, Number_ - page 5: Montreat Conference, committee here to consider plans-to be centre of religious activity (the article refers to the location as “Montreat”) PDF

     January 24, 1907, Volume _, Number _, - page 9: Summer Camp, special buildings will be erected at Montreat (the article refers to the location as “Montreat”) PDF

     July 30, 1907, Volume _, Number _- page 5: Mountain Home for Summer conferences, Mr RC Day in Charlotte in the interest of a great movement – “a new power plant in the south” – an outline for the plan PDF

     August 8, 1908, Volume _, Number _ - page 2: The Bible in the Blue Ridge, Black Mountain Vicinity promises to be the greatest religious conference locality in America (article mentions BR, Montreat, Christian Church) PDF

     September 27, 1909, Volume _, Number _ - page 10: Blue Ridge Association, International Sec’y CK Ober talks of great working being planned at Black Mountain – a power plant of service PDF

      June 15, 1911 evening, Volume 43, Number 7055 – page 1: Proceedings of YWCA Meet (with note that about 200 delegates visited BR during the meeting) PDF

     February 23, 1912, Volume 45, Number 8170 – page 10: Training Grounds at Black Mountain PDF

     January 24, 1915, Volume _, Number _ - page 13: Improving Property, Montreat Association Preparing for another big season (two paragraphs, one about Blue Ridge water supply) PDF

     June 10, 1915, Volume _, Number _ - page 12: Many Conferences planned for Blue Ridge this summer PDF

     August 10, 1917, Volume _, Number _ - page 9: Blue Ridge Conference, Important Religious Events are being held at mountain resort (Law and Order Conference – mob violence, racial issues, John Wesley Gilbert, “colored” speaker included) (article contains racial language and topics) PDF

     August 15, 1917, Volume _, Number _ - page 12: Confer About Negro Exodus, Notable Utterances Heard on this problems at Blue Ridge meeting (Law and Order Conference – mob violence, racial issues, John Wesley Gilbert, “colored” speaker included) (article contains racial language and topics) PDF

     February 3, 1918, Volume _, Number _ - page 3: Campaign Begins in South Monday, Will Raise Funds for Blue Ridge Association; many Workers Badly Needed ($125,000 for war work) PDF  

     July 7, 1918, Volume _, Number _ - page 2: Delegates to Blue Ridge Conference (high school conference) PDF

     February 2, 1919 – page 3: After-War YMCA Campaign on, 50 experienced workers are engaged in campaign just launched PDF

     August 19, 1920 – page 5: Huntington at Conference (GC Huntington attending 3 day inter-racial conference at Blue Ridge) PDF

 

The Chesterfield Advertiser

     Chesterfield, SC

     March 21, 1918, Volume 37, Number 1 – page 1: Training School for YMCA (Officer Training School for Army and Navy YCMA Secretaries) PDF

 

Chicago Tribune

     Chicago, IL

     December 31, 1910, Volume 69, Number 313 – page 19: list of annual gifts and bequests: May 28 Rockefeller to Blue Ridge $50,000 PDF

     February 14, 1912, Volume 71, Number 39 – page 6: New of the Religious World – Plan YMCA World’s Conference (plans for the first world’s conference of YMCA Boys’ Workers to be held at BR May 10-24, 1913) PDF

 

The Citizen

     Bertha, KY

     July 17, 1919, Volume 21, Number 3 – page 5: Southerns appeal to the South, Resolutions of 65 ministers and professors, Southern Student Conference, Blue Ridge June 13-22, 1919 PDF

     May 27, 1920, Volume 21, Number 48 – page 5: Portrait of Lincoln unveiled at Blue Ridge PDF

 

Commonwealth

     Greenwood, MS

     June 12, 1918, Volume 22, Number 25 – page 1: Boys to go to Blue Ridge NC, Secretary EL Whittington of YMCA and local boys to attend Students’ Conference (high school) PDF

 

The Concord Daily Tribune

     Concord, NC

     July 6, 1914, Volume 14, Number 265 – page _: Black Mountain makes progress in all lines (mentions swimming pool at Blue Ridge, road from Black Mountain to Asheville, electric power plant in Black Mountain) PDF

 

The Daily Press

     Newport News, VA

     September 2, 1925, Volume 30, Number 204 – page 12: Atlanta man new head of Richmond ‘Y’, Ira C Matheny will have charge of athletics at Richmond YMCA (Matheny was dean of Blue Ridge Leaders’ School) PDF

     June 5, 1926, Volume 31, Number 124 – page 1 and 18: Gordon Lamkin Done as Physical Mentor of Newport News ‘Y’ (Lampkin lay-off; article mentions Blue Ridge Leaders’ School and support from Lamkin) PDF

 

Daily Signal

     Crowley, LA

     January 29, 1918, Volume 20, Number 20 (NOTE: paper says 1917, but the must be 1918 based on the subject and other papers) – page 1: Prominent Men will Serve State, In connection with the Blue Ridge Association Campaign PDF

 

Dallas Express

     Dallas TX

     March 12, 1920, Volume 28, Number 23 – page 1: Says Inter-racial cooperation is steadily growing, Many countries are organized for promotion of friendlier relations. More schools needed PDF

 

Danville Daily Messenger

     Danville, KY

     July 8, 1919, Volume 10, Number 55 – page 7: Race Problem is alarming, YMCA Sothern Student Conference adopted Resolutions against Ku Klux Klan Movement PDF

 

Decatur Evening Harold

     Decatur, IL

     September 5, 1927, page 6: Lincoln Portrait in Lee Hall PDF

 

The Dothan Eagle

     Dothan, AL

     April 23, 1957, Volume 49, Number 183 – page 5: Georgia Bans Mixed 4-H Clubs, YWCA PDF

 

Durham Morning Herald, Morning Herald (in Durham NC)

     Durham NC

     May 25, 1919, Volume 26, Number _ - page 6: Information as to arrangements for the high schools boys’ training school at Blue Ridge (second annual high school boys conference) PDF

     September 11, 1920, Volume 27, Number _ - page 3: Wilcox will report on the Conference (inter-racial conference at Blue Ridge) PDF

     December 17, 1922, Volume 13, Number _ - page 19: To Improve YMCA Assembly Grounds PDF

 

The Edgefield Advertiser (weekly)

     Edgefield, SC

     June 13, 1917, Volume 82, Number 15—page 5: Coker College Girls at Blue Ridge by Florence A. Mims, Jr. PDF

 

The French Broad Hustler

     Hendersonville, NC

     July 11, 1907, Volume 16, Number 27 – page 1: The YMCA Gathering PDF

 

The Evening Chronical

     Charlotte NC

     May 18, 1912, Volume _, Number _ - page 1, section 2: Plant of Blue Ridge Association is complete PDF

     June 26, 1912, Volume _, Number _ - page 7: Mr. Abbott secretary of Blue Ridge Association (Abbott is elected new Secretary / Treasurer of Blue Ridge) PDF

 

The Evening Leader

     Staunton VA

     July 2, 1949, Volume 90, Number 16 – page 9: Staunton Folks will attend Blue Ridge Assembly (article about Blue Ridge, grounds, activities, etc., includes a short list of locals attending Blue Ridge conferences) PDF

 

The Evening Telegram

     Rock Mount, NC

     July 19, 1939, Volume 30, Number 298 – page 1: News Briefs section – Cragmore advisory committee meeting PDF

     March 1, 1943, Volume 34, Number 117 – page 7: Industrial Parley Scheduled for July (Southern Conference of Human Relations scheduled for Blue Ridge July 15-17 – would be moved because Blue Ridge did not open in 1943) PDF

     August 5, 1948, Volume 37, Number 243 – page 6B: Dixie Hi-Y Meet in State is Off (Southern Hi-Y congress at Blue Ridge cancelled) PDF

     July 23, 1956, Volume 45, Number _ - page 8: Mrs. Elsie Wilson is killed in Fall (Elisie Wilson found dead; falls from second story window of Abbott Hall) PDF

 

The Greensboro Daily News

     Greensboro, SC

     September 14, 1913, Volume 9, Number 59 – page _: (single line under, Report of Damage on Coast Submitted – headline is not about announcement): Post Office established at Blue Ridge PDF

     March 10, 1915, Volume 12, Number 52 – page 7: Cottage Plan Abandoned, Trinity Students Unable to Collect Money Pledged for Summer Cottage PDF

     December 23, 1917, Volume 17, Number 157 – page 12: Six Hundred Men for “Y” work from South, That is the apportionment and Blue Ridge Assembly must train many of them, $125,000 campaign plan PDF

     December 18, 1922, Volume 27, Number 152 – page 6: Blue Ridge will be much improved PDF

 

The Greenville News and The Greenville Daily News (daily)

     Greenville, SC

     June 20, 1912, Volume 38, Number 113 – page 5: Black Mountain is mecca for YMCAs, many local workers will attend gathering in July, entire Board of Directors will go PDF

     February 25, 1930, Volume 56, Number 56 – page 7: Blue Ridge folk to raise funds, $250,000 needed to clear up fiscal status of mountain colony PDF

     July 8, 1951, Volume 77, Number 189 – page 4: YMCA Grounds at Blue Ridge (article on the history of BR) PDF

    May 21, 1952, Volume78, Number 142 – page 16:  Adventists Plan Biennial Meeting (Seventh-Day Adventists) PDF

     December 10, 1965, Volume 91, Number 344 – page 45: New Swimming Pool Given to Blue Ridge Assembly (Warner Pool, but name not used in article) PDF

     December 28, 1983, Volume _, Number _ - page 2C: YMCAs receive $250,000 gift for care of Blue Ridge center (establishment of Maintenance Trust Fund) PDF

 

Hamilton Evening Journal

     Hamilton, OH

     August 25, 1930, Volume 44, Number 210 – page 12: Ray Prepares for New ‘Y’ work at Nashville TN (JJ Ray resigns from the Hamilton YMCA to work in YMCA Graduate School and Blue Ridge) PDF

 

Hattiesburgh American

     Hattiesburgh, MS

     August 9, 1974, Volume 89, Number 221 – page 19: Services held in Biloxi for former Hattiesburgh resident (Henry T Ware dies) PDF

 

The Herald

     Dayton OH

     March 25, 1927, Volume 57, Number _ - page 20: Lee’s prize letter found in old school PDF

 

The Index-Journal

     Greenwood, SC

     January 7, 1949, Volume 29, Number 273 – page 1: Greenwood may get service from new highway postoffice (article mentions new highway post office between Asheville and Blue Ridge, NC) (NOTE: articles in other newspapers list the service between Asheville and Blue Ridge GA – not NC) PDF

 

Jackson Daily News

     Jackson, MS\

     May 20, 1918, Volume 26, Number _ - page 5: “Y” workers prepare for big conference, representatives of nine states will convene in Blue Ridge NC (mentions high school students for the first time) PDF

 

The Jackson Sun

    Jackson, TN

     July 8, 1939, Volume 65, Number 163 – page 3: Prof. JR Walker at Blue Ridge meet (Fellowship of Reconciliation) PDF

     July 21, 1944, Volume 96, Number 174 – page 2: Farm Bureau School moved to Alabama because of Polio PDF

     January 1, 1946, Volume 98, Number 1 – page 3: Jackson Discharged Will Take Position in North Carolina (ES Jackson to be executive secretary) PDF

     June 28, 1984, Volume _, Number _ - page _ - Deaths: Seigor Jackson, Services set for civic leader, Seijor Jackson, 72 (ES Jackson) PDF

     June 15, 1995, Volume _, Number _ - page 6A: obituary of Margaret M Jackson (wife of former president ES Jackson, long time Blue Ridge volunteer, Distinguished Alumni Service Award winner 1992) PDF

 

The Key City News

     Black Mountain, NC

     August 7, 1942 – page 1: News from Blue Ridge (conferences this week: Southern Regional Christian Endeavor Leaders (Presbyterian Church) and 8th annual Southern Art Institute) PDF

     August 14, 1942 – page 1: First Blackout called a success (air raid blackout practice) / page 3: News from Blue Ridge PDF

 

Kingsport Times

     Kingsport, TN

     May 22, 1927, Volume 12, Number 121 – page 4: Name of Young Men’s School is changed (Southern College name changed to Graduate School) PDF

 

Miami Daily News

     Miami, FL

     July 23, 1944, Volume 49, Number 222 – page 4D: Polio cancels NC institute Dade learns (Blue Ridge Institute for Social Workers) PDF

     November 11, 1946, Volume 51, Number 331 – page 16A: Floridian will share Nobel Prize with woman (John Mott wins Nobel Peace Prize) PDF

     February 1, 1955, Volume 59, Number 263 – page 6A: Deaths in Florida – Dr. John R. Mott, Nobel Prize winner PDF

 

The Magee Courier

     Magee, MS

    November 11, 2010, Volume 113, Number 29 – page B11: McCarty family honored with family lodge name PDF  

     June 11, 2015, Volume 117, Number 51 – page 1: Magee loses matriarch with death of Mary Ann McCarty PDF

 

The Morning Herald

     Durham, NC

     January 23, 1915, Volume 26, Number _ - page 2: College Students to build cottage, Trinity YMCA takes up project of erecting a building PDF

     April 24, 1919, Volume 26, Number _ - page 9: Durham boys to be at conference (second annual high school boys conference) PDF

    May 15, 1919, Volume 26, Number _ - page 9: Interest Shown for Conference, Many Durham Boys are Expected to go to Blue Ridge meeting (second annual high school boys conference, Hi-Y, leaders in Sunday School) PDF

 

The Morning Post

     Raleigh NC

    May 29, 1904, Volume 6, Number 90 – page 15: Approaching Southern Student Conference (YMCA conference, Waynesville) PDF

 

The Montgomery Advertiser

     Montgomery, AL

     June 23, 1920, Volume 91, Number 175 – page 7: YWCA conference film to be shown PDF

     June 4, 1926, Volume 98, Number 155 – page 1: Million Dollars raised for YMCA, Directors of Southern College Announce Completion of Building Campaign PDF

     July 26, 1953, Volume 125, Number 30 – page 1: William C Chandler is named general secretary of YMCA (Montgomery YMCA) (replacing August L Johnson who became manager of Blue Ridge) PDF

     July 7, 1974, Volume 147, Number 27 – page 15C: column In Tune Teens (brief history of Conference on National Affairs) PDF

    May 22, 2002, Volume 175, Number 142 – page 1: large profile on Bill Chandler (Montgomery YMCA), timeline mentions Conference on National Affairs and High School Values Conference PDF

 

The Nashville American (daily)

     Nashville, TN

     July 10, 1902, Volume 26, Number 9369 – page 3: Sate Committee of YMCA, Much Important Business is Transacted (resignation of Weatherford as Tennessee State Student Secretary) PDF

     August 6, 1902, Volume 26, Number 9396 – page 3: New Director for Gymnasts, WR Pearson Selected by Vanderbilt Trustees, Succeeds WD Weatherford – Is at present in charge of YMCA Gymnasium at Covintgon, KY-well fitted for the place PDF

     June 19, 1903, Volume 26, Number 9548 – page 5: YMCA Students (conference at Asheville School) PDF

    December 9, 1904, Volume 28, Number 10084 – page 6: Under Society, A pretty home wedding of Thursday…. (announcement of marriage of Weatherford and Lulu Trawick) PDF

     July 13, 1907, Volume 33, Number 11243 – page 5: Dr. Trawick’s Daughter Dead, After 24 Hours Illness Mrs. WD Weatherford passes away; announcement also under Died (lower right) (Lulu Trawick) PDF

 

The Nashville Tennessean (daily)

     Nashville, TN  

     June 5, 1908, Volume 2, Number 25 – page 3: Permanent Home for College Conferences, Vanderbilt Boys Raise $1,000 to help Equip One at Blue Ridge PDF

    April 25, 1909, Volume 2, Number 348 – page 33: Muster Ground in Mountains PDF

     June 5, 1910, Volume 4, Number 25 – page 4: Facts About Blue Ridge Association (fundraising, property, organization, plans) PDF

    August 25, 1912, Volume 6, Number 107 – page 5: Student Christian Conferences of Southern Colleges Work of the Blue Ridge Association in Western North Carolina (description of the property) PDF

    April 2, 1916, Volume 9, Number 328 – page _: Blue Ridge, NC To Be Scene of Notable Meeting (entire page with several articles, smaller article mentions “College Hall” being built) PDF

    June 23, 1916, Volume 10, Number 43 – page 7: Student YMCA Meets in Blue Ridge, More Than 400 delegates in attendance (article mentions number is down: “The number was depleted a bit when the call came from President Wilson for the mobilization of the national guard”) PDF

    September 3, 1917, Volume 11, Number 114 – page _: Result of Race Conference PDF

    January 15, 1918, Volume 11, Number 248, page 2: To Raise Funds for Blue Ridge Work ($125,000 one-week campaign week of Feb 3) PDF

    July 14, 1918, Volume 12, Number 63 – page 5: Army YMCA Leaders Meet, Important Problems to be considered this week PDF

    May 4, 1919, Volume 12, Number 357-  page 14: Weatherford to Head “Y” College, President of new Secretarial Training School Here Elected PDF

    May 15, 1919, Volume 13, Number 4 – page 1: Funds pledged to open new “Y” school in city, Board of Governors of Commercial Club Gives Endorsement to the Plan PDF

    August 18. 1919, Volume 13, Number 99 - page 5: Southern College of YMCA to Open Oct. 4 PDF

    July 26, 1923, Volume 15, Number 76 – page _: 2500 attend summer meetings at Blue Ridge, Dr. Weatherford announce Vanderbilt YMCA plan for year (sic, should be Blue Ridge Plan) PDF

     August 31, 1923, Volume 15, Number 81 - page 2: New Boys’ School to open at Blue Ridge (Lee School for Boys will open in September 1924) PDF

     April 26, 1925, Volume 16, Number 350 – page 12: How the New Home of the Southern YMCA College will look (picture of proposed building, description, fundraising efforts) PDF

     December 4, 1925, Volume 17, Number 208 – page 4: Lee School for Boys (announcement that school will open September 1926) PDF

     February 4, 1926, Volume 18, Number 209 – page 2: ‘Y’ College’s New Home to be ready in 18 months, Dr. Weatherford says (Southern YMCA College) PDF

     September 12, 1926, Volume 18, Number 123 – page 6: School Days here, Education growth seen (list of colleges and universities in Nashville, including Southern YMCA College) PDF

     September 22, 1927, Volume 21, Number 134 – page 10: Southern College opens fall terms, Dr. WD Weatherford makes opening talk (Southern College YMCA new building) PDF

     December 29, 1928, Volume 23, Number 231 – page 12: $250,000 is given YMCA school, first part of $1,000,000 endowment reported here (YMCA Graduate School) PDF

     April 9, 1930, Volume 24, Number 336 – page 1: YMCA Graduate School receives gift of $125,000 PDF

     July 3, 1936, Volume 30, Number 653 – page 2: YMCA Graduate School Building Here is Sold to Vanderbilt (YMCA Graduate School closes, building transferred by deed to Vanderbilt who held $167,000 mortgage, library and furnishings sold to Fisk University for $20,000). PDF

    June 26, 1955, Volume 49, Number 59 – page 10C: 4 Nashvillians to attend Berea ‘Weatherford Night’ PDF

    October 5, 1957, Volume 51, Number 162 – page 12: Mrs. Willis D Weatherford (death announcement) (Julia McCrory) PDF

 

The New York Age

     New York, NY

     June 28, 1919, Volume 32, Number 40 – 4: College YMCA Plans for after War Work (seventh annual Negro Student YMCA Conference at Kings Mountain) PDF

    July 31, 1920, Volume 33, Number 45 – page 1: Interracial Commission on Southern Conditions (Robert Moton speaks at Blue Ridge) PDF

     July 14, 1926, Volume 39, Number 45 – page 3: Hundreds Study Race Relations at Blue Ridge (Moton speaks at Blue Ridge) PDF

     April 28, 1928, Volume 41, Number 33 – page 3 – Anthropology Students at Tuskegee for two days (Weatherford and YMCA Graduate School students visit Tuskegee) PDF

    

The News and Observer

     Raleigh, NC

     September 3, 1913, Volume 98, Number 47 – page 5: Blue Ridge Association closes year’s session, 1800 guests were registered during season and 100 lingered when doors closed PDF

     March 26, 1916, Volume 103, Number 86 – page 1 section 2: Student Meet to open on June 16, 25th Southern Conference will be held at Blue Ridge, Program of Rare Merit, Remarkable List of Speakers will take part,  among them Fletcher S Brockman and John R Mott, both men of commanding distinction (of note the article lists “sub-conferences” PDF

     July 1, 1918, Volume 107, Number 182 – page _ - War is felt by Student meet, shortage of college men seen in annual conference held at Blue Ridge PDF

     March 18, 1919, Volume 109, Number 77 – page 1: College YMCA man resigns his position, JJ King will leave for new field the coming May (JJ King now works for Weatherford, will live in Atlanta in winter and Blue Ridge in summer. Will be secretary of Blue Ridge) PDF

     June 23, 1919, Volume 109, Number 174 – page 7: Southern High School conference this week PDF

     August 9, 1921, Volume 114, Number 40 – page 11: Training School to open Aug. 23 (Southern Training School for Christian Leadership) PDF

 

The News-Record (weekly)

     Western Carolina Printing Company, Inc.

     Marshall / Madison County, NC

     July 5, 1912, Volume 14, Number 27 – page 1: Finish Conference Home, The Young People Meet in $125,000 Building near Black Mountain-Three Bodies Use It (report about BR opening and first two groups to use it) PDF

 

The Pensacola Journal, Pensacola News Journal (daily)

     Pensacola, FL

     April 21, 1912, Volume 15, Number 96 – page 11: YMCA has a new school at Asheville, Establishes new training school to be known as the Blue Ridge Association for Christian Conference and Training PDF

    July 18, 1944, Volume 49, Number 215 – page _: Meeting Called off because of polio (Blue Ridge Institute for Social Workers) PDF

 

Ocala Evening Star

     Ocala, FL

     April 23, 1919, Volume 26, Number 99 – page 1: Resolutions- of the members of the Reconstruction School Blue Ridge NC April 7-16 (open letter for “after-war” training program) PDF

 

Orlando Morning Sentinel

     Orlando, FL

      August 25, 1933, Volume 21, Number 62 – page 3: Rollins Profs form a College, some were ousted this spring (Black Mountain College) PDF

     December 19, 1946, Volume 23, Number 30944 – page 1: Dr. Mott Returns from Nobel Prize Trip to Sweden PDF

 

Pittsburgh Courier

     Pittsburgh, PA

     November 20, 1937, Volume 28, Number 47 – page 2: Mississippi Student objects to Race equality at “Y” school (Dave Hamilton letter printed in University of Mississippi student newspaper) PDF

     February 4, 1939, Volume 30, Number 5 – page 19: Racial Theories hit by Educator (Weatherford’s presentation in Jackson MS) PDF

 

Press Forum Weekly

     Mobile, AL

     August 2, 1930, Volume 2, Number 31 – page 1: White Students’ Confab passes resolutions (Southern Students YMCA Conference at Blue Ridge passes resolution to restart the Blue Ridge – Kings Mountain exchange)

 

Richmond Times Dispatch (daily) and Times Dispatch

     Richmond, VA

     August 11, 1912, Volume _, Number _ - page 2: Southern Student YMCA Conference- Blue Ridge Association Grounds, Black Mountain, NC (conference phone with photo story) PDF

     January 29, 1918, Volume 68, Number 29 – page 8: Blue Ridge Association Plans to Raise $125,000, SB Love, Richmond Insurance Man, Member of Campaign Committee for this state PDF

 

Roanoke News

     Weldon NC

     August 18. 1921, Volume 66, Number 16 – page _: Blue Ridge Association, History and Purpose of this organization PDF

 

The Robesonian

     Lumberton, NC

     July 13, 1954, Volume 85, Number 106 – page _: Adventist Meeting (Seventh Day Adventists having regional meetings instead of meeting at Blue Ridge) PDF

     March 22, 1963, Volume 94, Number 26 – page 6: Deaths and Funerals: James A Peoples, Sr. (headmaster of Lee School for Boys) PDF

 

Salisbury Evening Post

     Salisbury NC

     May 30, 1919, Volume 9, Number 99 – page 6: Training Camp for older Boys PDF

 

Simpson County News

     Mendenhall, MS

     February 24, 1993, Volume 122, Number 37 – page 2: Mary Ann McCarty, Community Service PDF

 

St Petersburgh Times

     St Petersburgh, FL

     August 1, 1951, Volume 38, Number 8 – page 28: Two Boys to attend YMCA Regional Leader’s School (Blue Ridge Leaders’ School, African-Americans) PDF

     May 11, 1960, Volume 76, Number 292 – page _: A&M student to lead YMCA Southern Region PDF

 

The Standard Union

     Brooklyn NY

     August 29, 1920, Volume 57, Number 59 – page 7: Boy Scouts and YMCA Unite to upbuild America’s youth PDF

 

Statesville Daily Record

     Statesville, NC

     July 21, 1944, Volume 15, Number 172 – page 2: Cancelled (The Institute of the North Carolina Education Association scheduled for August 7-10 at Blue Ridge “has been cancelled at the suggestion of Dr. Carl V Reynolds, state health officer.”) PDF

 

Staunton Daily Leader

     Staunton, VA

    June 10, 1914, Volume 20, Number 151 – page 1: Ackley to help Blue Ridge Asso. PDF

    June 11, 1914, Volume 20, Number 152 – page 1: Ackley to help in Great Work PDF

    June 12, 1914, Volume 20, Number 153 – page 2: Ackley to help in Great Work PDF

     March 3, 1915, Volume 21, Number 64 – page 1: Death claims Dr. AL Phillips PDF

 

Southern Star

     Dothan, AL

     March 7, 1919, Volume 3, Number 9 – page 1: National War Work Council YMCA (post-war inter-racial conference in Atlanta) PDF

 

Statesman Journal

     Salem OR

     February 13, 2016, Volume 164, Number 307 – page 9D: Obituaries Frank M “Scotty” Washburn PDF

 

Tallahassee Democrat, Daily Democrat

     Tallahassee FL

     July 29, 1919, Volume 4, Number 289 – page 1: Boys Report on Blue Ridge Trip PDF

 

Tampa Tribune, Tampa Morning Tribune, and Tampa Sunday Tribune

     Tampa, FL

     August 25, 1918, Volume 25, Number 44 – page 13: The Blue Ridge Association (includes abbreviated history and current property) PDF

     March 13, 1926, Volume 34, Number 72 – page 4A: Cox will aid Orlando in $800,000 Campaign for YMCA Building // Tampa to provide $10,000 for college, Quota of $500,000 fund for ‘Y’ institution set at meeting (mentions Laura Spelling Rockefeller Foundation donation) PDF

     April 22, 1926, Volume 34, Number _ - page 1B: YMCA of Florida will develop camp at Black Mountain PDF

 

Times Democrat

     Orangeburg SC

     June 7, 1972 – page 6A: Must Pay the Price (list of speakers at FCA Conference, including Jake Gaither from FAMU) PDF

 

Times Dispatch

     Richmond, VA

     July 7, 1919, Volume 69, Number 188 – page 3: Will attend Conference (mention of local men and women attending Industrial Conference at Blue Ridge) PDF

 

Trench and Camp (weekly)

     Edition for Camp Greene, Charlotte NC

     National War Work Council YMCA of the United States

     Printed weekly for the YMCA by courtesy of The Charlotte Observer

     July 16, 1918, Volume 1, Number 41-page 2: YMCA Leaders at Camp Blue Ridge; page 8: YMCA Leaders Discuss Plans, Holds Special Southern War Conference at Blue Ridge PDF

     March 5, 1919, Volume 3, Number 6 – page 6: Helping the Negro (Atlanta GA post-war inter-racial conference) PDF

 

Tuscaloosa News

     Tuscaloosa AL

     February 11, 1919 – page 1: Tuscaloosa men attend after-war training school PDF

 

The Twin City Daily Sentinel

     Winston-Salem, NC

     May 13, 1912, Volume _, Number _ - page 1: Conference of YWCA from June 5-14 PDF

     January 30, 1915, Volume _, Number _ - page 2: Report Showing Work of the YMCA in the two Carolinas past year (1914 end of year report, included update on Blue Ridge campaign that SA Ackely assisted with). PDF

 

The Weekly Banner (weekly)

     September 16, 1910 – page 1: CA Rowland elected President of Blue Ridge Association, an organization that has big work ahead (announcement of Charles A Rowland elected president of BR, fundraising including $50,000 from Rockefeller if $25,000 is also raised, campaign to begin soon) PDF

 

West Virginian

     Fairmont VA

     June 24, 1919 – page 2: Local boys off for Blue Ridge NC (attending high school boys conference) PDF

 

The Wilmington Dispatch (daily)

     Wilmington, NC

     July 31 1917 afternoon, Volume 23, Number 191 – page 1: Holding its initial session, Southern Sociological Conference met today at Blue Ridge (speakers include Mary M Bethune) PDF

     January 17, 1918 afternoon, Volume 24, Number 7- page 2: Campaign for Blue Ridge Association, Thirteen Southern States are asked to contribute $125,000 PDF

     January 28, 1918 afternoon, Volume 24, Number 17-page 1: Watts and Abbott on the Blue Ridge Board, Two North Carolinians on Central Committee for the Campaign ($125,000) PDF

 

The Wilmington Morning Star

     July 21, 1916, Volume 98, Number 120 –page 6: Blue Ridge Conference Not to be held this year (YWCA conference cancelled, most likely because of travel conditions caused by the 1916 Flood) PDF

 

Winston County Journal

     Louisville MS

     April 18, 1919, Volume 27, Number 16 – page 1: From Blue Ridge NC (letter from the Blue Ridge Reconstruction school) PDF

 

Winston Salem Journal

     Winston-Salem, NC

     February 23, 1915, Volume 17, Number 56 – page 1, 2, 3: The Rockefeller Foundation has spent $6,400,000 ($3000 toward Blue Ridge, listed on page 3, October 21, 1914) PDF

     June 20, 1919, Volume 21, Number 166 – page 4: Great Conference for North Carolina to be very widely attended PDF

     June 6, 1920, Volume 22, Number 177 – page 10: Industrial conference to be held at Blue Ridge PDF

 

Yorkville Enquirer (twice weekly)

     Yorkville, SC

     October 23, 1914 – page 1: Rock Hill Record, Oct 19: (Winthrop half-share in BR cottage, expected to be ready by June) PDF

     May 28, 1915 – page _: McCrorey (sic)-Weatherford (wedding, misspelled McCrory) PDF

 

Student / Organization Newspapers and Publications:

(alpha order by name, if name changed then by oldest name)

 

College newspapers generally focus on the YMCA/YWCA program at the college/university, the Southern Student Conference, and other state/regional/national YMCA/YWCA conferences. Several student newspapers published annual special YMCA or Blue Ridge issues, editions, numbers, or sections to promote the annual Southern Students Conference. These issues usually have several pages of articles about the local YMCA group, the conference and speakers, encouraging participation in the conference, and the Blue Ridge grounds. These issues are in bold.

 

The Academy (monthly)

     Salem Academy and College

     Winston-Salem, NC

     October 1914, Volume 38, Number 316 – page 6318: YMCA Notes, The Blue Ridge Conference of 1914 PDF

 

The Agromeck—The Year Book of North Carolina State College, Raleigh

     1921: Published by the Senior Class of 1921, Volume 19 (several mentions of Blue Ridge Delegate, Blue Ridge Cottage Fund, and on page 287 details of the cottage built by Coker College and North Carolina State College) PDF

 

Alumni Review, University of North Carolina (monthly)

     General Alumni Association

     University of North Carolina

     January 1905, Volume 3, Number 4 – page 96: YMCA Activities, The Student YMCA makes itself a vital force in the religious and social life of the community (references Blue Ridge); page 111: paragraph about Carolina and State Normal School in Greensboro pledging a cottage at BR PDF

 

Arkansas Methodist (weekly)

     Western Methodist Publishing

     Little Rock and North Arkansas Conferences

     Little Rock, AR

     August 3, 1916, Volume 25, Number 31 – page 9: YMCA at Blue Ridge Safe (article describing BR after the July 1916 Flood) PDF

 

Bahai News (monthly)

     National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the United States

     Wilmette, IL

     July 1954, Bahai Year 111, Number 291 (Blue Ridge mentioned throughout; annual Bahai conference) PDF

 

Baptist and Reflector

     Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention

     Nashville, TN

     August 8, 1929, Volume 95, Number 32—page 16: News Bulletin, Blue Ridge Association (update on BR and list of groups using BR) PDF

 

The Blue Print (annual)

     Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech)

     Atlanta, GA

     1915, Volume 8 – page 172: YMCA (photo of Tech Cottage at Blue Ridge) PDF

 

The Bourbon News (twice weekly)

     Paris, NY

     February 12, 1918, Volume 37—page 6: YMCA Starts another “drive” for funds (announcement of $125,000 BR one-week campaign) PDF

 

The Carolina Magazine (monthly)

     Dialectic and Philanthropic Literary Societies

     University of North Carolina

     April 1923, Volume 53 (old series) / Volume 40 (new series), Number 7—page 8: “Blue Ridge” by Henry D. Dulas (1922 Southern Students Conference and description of BR.) PDF

 

The Colonnade (weekly)

     Georgia State College for Women

     Milledgeville, GA

     April 9, 1938, Volume 7, Number 21—page 1: Y Plans 1938 Get Together at Blue Ridge PDF

 

The Davidsonian

     Davidson College

     Davidson, NC

     May 5, 1915, Volume 2, Number 30 – page 5: (small article) Davidson-Queens Cottage PDF

     May 19, 1915, Volume 2, Number 31 – page 5: Blue Ridge Slides Shown (mention of cottages near Lee Hall and the Davidson Cottage) PDF

     April 22, 1920, Volume 7, Number 29 – Blue Ridge Issue PDF

     May 6, 1926, Volume 13, Number 30 – page 1: Y Conference to be at Blue Ridge June 17, (Mordecai W Johnson on the speaker list) PDF

 

The Edelweiss (annual)

     Queens College

     Charlotte, NC

     1914, Volume 10 – page 51: Blue Ridge Conference (brief article on the 1913 conference) PDF

  

The Florida Alligator (weekly)

     University of Florida

     Gainesville, FL

     March 27, 1917, Volume 5, Number 25 – page 3: This is What We Want. (photo of cottage the Florida Cottage will be modeled after) PDF

 

The Florida Flambeau (weekly)

     Florida State College for Women (Florida State University)

     Tallahassee, FL

     November 4, 1915, Volume 3, Number 6 – page 1 (multiple storied): Dr. Weatherford Speaks in Chapel; YWCA Budget (includes line for the Florida cottage); Challenge to the Varsity YMCA (Florida State women challenge the University of Florida men to fundraising for the Blue Ridge cottage); The Blue Ridge Cottage Assured (in one hour nearly $1,000 pledged for the cottage); page 3: Dr. WD Weatherford Raises Blue Ridge Cottage Subscription PDF

     January 13, 1917, Volume 3, Number 13 – page 6: YWCA The Clime To the Blue Ridge Cottage (announcement of a poster representing the fundraising competition between Florida State and University of Florida for the Blue Ridge cottage) PDF

     January 20, 1917, Volume 3, Number 14 – page 1: Race for Blue Ridge Cottage January 12 (UF/FS campaign update) PDF

     January 27, 1917, Volume 3, Number 15 – page 1: Race for Blue Ridge Cottage January 23 (UF/FS campaign update) PDF

     February 3, 1917, Volume 3, Number 16 – page 1: Race for Blue Ridge Cottage February 1 (UF/FS campaign update) PDF

     February 10, 1917, Volume 3, Number 17- page 1: Race for Blue Ridge Cottage February 5 (UF/FS campaign update, statement that UF has not reported for several weeks) PDF

     February 24, 1917, Volume 3, Number 19 – page 1:College Wins Blue Ridge Cottage Race (Florida State raises $500 before UF);  Business Meeting of YWCA ($500 had been paid on the Blue Ridge cottage); page 2: paragraph on the cottage campaign PDF

     April 21, 1917, Volume 3, Number 27 – page 1: Robert E Lee Hall, Blue Ridge NC (photo), page 3 One Hundred Fifty Lectures, Speakers and Professors on the Program (Blue Ride conference, mentions building of two cottages being built, but only Florida State (State Women’s College of Florida)-University of Florida is named; also mention of last year Winthrop-Clemson cottage was full and Converse College and University of Virginia have paid and may have a cottage at BR) PDF

     April 28, 1917, Volume 3, Number 28 – page 1: Blue Ridge Rally Held, Florida to be well represented PDF

     June 2, 1917, Volume 3, Number 22 – page 1: Our Blue Ridge Delegation, Florida will have 13 representatives PDF

     April 20, 1918, Volume 4, Number 26 – page 2: On To Blue Ride PDF

     June 1, 1918, Volume 4, Number 32 – page 4: Blue Ridge Delegation (mentions Florida cottage built last year) PDF

    

The Gamecock (weekly)

     Library Societies of the University of South Carolina

     University of South Carolina

     Columbia, SC

     October 21, 1910, Volume 4, Number 4– page 1 and 3: Annual Bible-Study Conference of the YMCA of the colleges of South Carolina, Weatherford was speaker PDF

     April 22, 1911, Volume 4, Number 26– Special YMCA Edition, Southern Student Conference, Montreat, NC June 16-25 PDF

     April 13, 1912, Volume 5, Number 25—YMCA Issue,  conference on page 6 (location is Black Mountain and June 15-23 match the 1912 BR dates, but Blue Ridge itself is not mentioned). PDF

     October 11, 1913, Volume 7, Number 3– page 1: Student Conference of YMCA of South Carolina, Weatherford a speaker PDF

     May 16, 1914, Volume 7, Number 30—page 3: Black Mt. Conference PDF

     October 24, 1914, Volume 8, Number 5—page 2 and 3: Moving Forward (refers to raising $1,000 to build the Winthrop-Clemson cottage at BR and the “enlarged auditorium will be called ‘College Hall’). PDF

     December 12, 1914, Volume 8, Number 12—page 6: YMCA Secretary to Speak Soon, Dr. Weatherford to Tell of the Needs of Blue Ridge (Weatherford to visit, raising funds for BR including building cottages and “large auditorium.”) PDF

     December 19, 1914, Volume 8, Number 13—page 3: Dr. Weatherford Raises Money, Students Agree to Give Extra Doller Flinn Hall Fee (Weatherford raising funds for BR to pay debts and build cottage) PDF

     May 8, 1915, Volume 8, Number 28—page 4: Blue Ridge Conference PDF

     May 15, 1915, Volume 8, Number 29—page 4: Carolina Students Go To Blue Ridge, Dr. Poteat Tells of Educational Value of Conference PDF

     February 22, 1916, Volume 9, Number 17—page 6: Dr. WD Weatherford To Speak Next Week PDF

     March 7, 1916, Volume 9, Number 19—page 1: University Students Hear Notes Speaker, Series of Lectures Given by Dr. WD Weatherford PDF

     April 4, 1916, Volume 9, Number 23—page 1: Plan to Have Large Crowd at Students’ Conference in 1916, Secretary ES King Aims to Carry a Big Delegation from Carolina-Long List of Noted Speakers Slated for Blue Ridge Meeting June 16-15 PDF

     March 27, 1917, Volume 10, Number 19—(note on page 4: Blue Ridge Conference states that this edition is devoted to the YMCA—but the edition does not have a banner on page 1 like previous editions) page 1: Carolina To Send Twenty Men to Great Southern Conference, YMCA Line up Mem for Twenty-Fourth Session at Blue Ridge-Conference Leaders Announced; page 2: Carolina Options About Blue Ridge; page 3: Pep One Blue Ridge Features // Blue Ridge Views, Blue Ridge Conference Grounds, Views, and Buildings PDF

     May 11, 1923, Volume 16, Number 21—Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     May 16, 1924, Volume 17, Number 25—Attend Summer Conference at Blue Ridge—June 17-26 (BR edition, short article on page 3 mentions building at lake at BR) PDF

     September 19, 1924, Volume 18, Number 1—page 2: Blue Ridge Meeting of “YM” is Success; page 5: Carolina Surpassed by Only Two Schools at Blue Ridge PDF

     May 1, 1925, Volume 18, Number 25—Blue Ridge Edition (short article on new lake at BR) PDF

     April 30, 1926, Volume 19, Number 25—Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     March 5, 1929, Volume 22, Number 18—Special Blue Ridge Conf. Edition PDF

     April 15, 1930, Volume 23, Number 23—Special Section For Blue Ridge PDF

     November 21, 1930, Volume 24, Number 9—page 3: Religious Week Comes To End, in Chapel Thursday, Dr. WD Weatherford favorably impressed by work of YMCA at University (Weatherford was speaker for the week long event) PDF

     April 17, 1931, Volume 24, Number 23– Special Blue Ridge Section (starting on page 6, no banner on page 1) PDF

     May 20, 1932, Volume 25, Number 13– page 3: Students Trek To Retreat; Two Co-Eds Go To Blue Ridge PDF

 

The Guilfordian (weekly)

     Guilford College, NC

     October 14, 1914, Volume 1, Number 1 – page 1: YMCA Notes and YWCA Notes (Weatherford visit and discussion about attendance at conference) PDF

     February 2, 1926, Volume 12, Number 17 – page 2 Open Forum (letter about supporting the new YMCA College, Weatherford mentioned as president of the new college) PDF

 

The Kentucky Kernel (weekly)

     University of Kentucky

     Lexington, KY

     January 23, 1919, Volume 9, Number 8—page 8: YM and YW Cabinets Have Joint Meeting (short article includes building interest in the Blue Ridge Conference and also the Blue Ridge Pages of the Kentuckian.) PDF

     May 29, 1919, Volume 9, Number 25—page 5: Many Students and Faculty Go To Blue Ridge PDF

     May 30, 1928, Volume 18, Number 23 – Blue Ridge Edition

     April 5, 1929, Volume 19, Number 24– Blue Ridge Edition (article on page 8 about BR Staff “Poor Working Girls” and “Poor Working Boys”) PDF

     May 2, 1930, Volume 20, Number 28—Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     May 15, 1931, Volume 21, Number 62– Blue Ridge Edition PDF

 

Madison Hall Notes (weekly)

     YMCA of the University of Virginia

     University of Virginia

     September 9, 1908, Volume 4, Number 1 to June 12, 1909, Volume 4, Number 39 – December 19, 1908 page 1: A Permanent Summer Student Conference; April 10, 1909 page 1: A Permanent Home for the Southern Students Conference (BR not specifically mentioned, but description matches BR) PDF

     September 15, 1909, Volume 5, Number 1 to May 28, 1910, Volume 5, Number 35 (Blue Ridge mentioned several times in various places) PDF

     September 11, 1912, Volume 8, Number 1 to May 17, 1913, Volume 8, Number 35 – May 9, 1913: Blue Ridge Edition (no banner) PDF

     September 12, 1913, Volume 9, Number 1 to June 13, 1914, Volume 9, Number 36 – May 9, 1913: Blue Ridge Edition (no banner) PDF

 

Maroon and Gold

     Elton College NC

    May 3, 1928, Volume 10, Number 4 – Blue Ridge Issue PDF 

 

Old Gold and Black (weekly)

     Star Publishing

     Wake Forest NC

     May 6, 1916, Volume 1, Number 17—Special YMCA Issue PDF

 

Orange and Blue (weekly)

     Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University)

     Auburn, AL

     April 19, 1913, Volume 16, Number 24 – Special YMCA Issue PDF

 

Presbyterian of the South combining The Southwestern Presbyterian, The Central Presbyterian, and the Southern Presbyterian (weekly)

     Presbyterian Co., Inc.

     Richmond, New Orleans, Atlanta (office in Richmond, VA)

     January 10, 1912, Volume 86, Number 2 – page 15: Recreation Information In Spiration (YPMM renamed MEM, article about the upcoming Missionary Education Movement conference June 25-July4, 1912. “Blue Ridge is the new permanent home of this conference.”) PDF

     May 21, 1913, Volume 87, Number 21 – page __: Advertisement: A Place to Spend Your Summer Vacation (ad promoting BR as a “the summer home of the South”; Ray H. Legate is listed as the manager – Legate was also the postmaster of BR 1913-1916). This ad appeared in multiple editions. PDF

     June 2, 1915, Volume 89, Number 21 – page 22: An Important Missionary Conference (article on the Missionary Education Movement; mention “The Missionary Education Movement is now part owner of the Blue Ridge Association plant”.) PDF

     October 13, 1915, Volume 89, Number 40 – page 8: Randolph-Macon Women’s College (brief article mentioning Randolph-Macon recently built) PDF   

    June 21, 1916, Volume 85, Number 23 – page 24: Blue Ridge Conference of The Missionary Education Movement PDF

    July 3, 1918, Volume 92, Number 27 – page 12: The Southern Student Conference at Blue Ridge (includes high school boys) PDF

     July 23, 1919, Volume 93, Number 30—page 9 under North Carolina: Blue Ridge (college will be opening October 1) PDF

 

Raleigh Christian Advocate

    North Carolina Conference

     April 29, 1909, Volume 55, Number 12 – page 4: Contributor’s Department – A Vital Interest in Urgent Need (article laying the foundation to the need of a new facility, explains recent incorporation of BR, and fundraising needs) PDF

     June 24, 1909, Volume 55, Number 20 – page 4: Montreat (YMCA conference at Montreat) PDF

     July 26, 1917, Volume 63, Number 26 – page 4: The College YMCA in the South PDF

 

The Red and Black

     University of Georgia

     Athens, GA

     May 29, 1914, Volume 20, Number 25 – The YMCA Edition PDF

     November 4, 1914, Volume 21, Number 5 – page 7: YMCA Notes (Weatherford visits university; University raising funds to build a cottage at BR) PDF

 

The Red and White (monthly)

     North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

     West Raleigh, NC

     Published by the Literary Societies

     March 1913, Volume 14, Number 5—YMCA Number (Blue Ridge mentioned on page 262) PDF

 

The Richmond Collegian (weekly)

     University of Richmond

     Richmond VA

     February 1, 1918, Volume IV, Number 14—page 2:  The War and Southern Problems by WD Weatherford PDF

     March 15, 1929, Volume XV, Number 22 (several articles on Blue Ridge) PDF

 

The Ring-tum Phi (weekly)

     Washington and Lee University

     Lexington, VA

      April 25, 1911, Volume 14, Number 23 – page 4: Southern Student Conference at Montreat SC (mention that 1911 will be the last year at Montreat, conference will be at “new grounds” next year) PDF

      December 1, 1914, Volume 18, Number 10– page 8: Money Being Raised for Blue Ridge Cottage (students at Washington Lee and Randolph Macon Women’s College agreed to build a cottage for $1,000. BR is also starting a $100,000 campaign.) PDF

 

The Salemite

     Salem College

     Winston-Salem NC

     October 1, 1921, Volume 2, Number 1-page 2: Miss Moore, UFR, Makes Interesting Talk In Chapel (attendance at BR); page 3: The YWCA Makes Forward Strides During the Summer (report on BR conference) PDF

 

The Tar Heel (weekly) and The Daily Tar Heel (daily)

     Athletic Association of the University of North Carolina (weekly) then Publications Union Board of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (daily)

     University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

     March 7, 1907, Volume 15, Number 20- YMCA Special Edition (page 5: Southern Student Conference at the Farm School outside of Asheville June 14-23) PDF

     September 24, 1914, Volume 23, Number 2 – page 2: The Carolina Cottage (article on college donation toward $200,000 BR goal and building a joint State Normal (girls school) / UNC cottage) PDF

     May 6, 1916, Volume 24, Number 31- page 3: The Student Conference To Be Held at Blue Ridge June 16-25 (references the State Normal-Carolina Cottage can hold a few more) PDF

     February 17, 1917, Volume 25, Number 18-page 1: YMCA Hear Active in Religious and Social Life of University, The Blue Ridge Conference (article mentions the Blue Ridge Cottage and the University YMCA still owing $140.00 toward its half of the cottage built by the Greensboro Normal YMCA and University YMCA) PDF

      September 15, 1917, Volume 26, Number 1-page 1: Ten Full Days Enjoyed at Blue Ridge Conference PDF

     May 9, 1924, Volume 32, Number 52-page 2, 3, and 4: photos PDF

     May 27, 1926, Volume 34, Number 89 – page 1: Expect Blue Ridge Conference delegation to be largest yet PDF

     April 4, 1929, Volume 37, Number 67 – The Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     May 9, 1930, Volume 38, Number 165 – Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     May 27, 1931, Volume 39, Number 181-page 4: YMCA Assembly Hall at Blue Ridge (photo) PDF

     October 24, 1933, Volume 42, Number 28-page 1: Fund for Ridge Discussed by Y, Local Organization May Save Blue Ridge from Auction Sale of Lands (University YMCA to loan BR $1,000 to pay taxes exchange for exclusive rights to one of the cottages for 10 years) PDF

     March 31, 1934, Volume 42, Number 131-page 4: YMCA Prepares for Conference, Local Unit Expects to send 15 men to Joint Conference at Blue Ridge; Plan to Purchase Cottage (attendance at upcoming conference; details about negotiations between BR and University YMCA for $500 to purchase cottage with complete control) PDF

     May 9, 1934, Volume 42, Number 164-page 2: YMCA Obtains Cottages for Blue Ridge Delegates (University YMCA gets 5-year lease on 6 room cottage at BR) PDF

     May 10, 1934, Volume 42, Number 165-page 1: YMCA will rent Blue Ridge Cabin, Cottage to be made available for faculty or students (details on University staff/faculty/family BR cottage rental) PDF

     May 15, 1934, Volume 42, Number 169-page 1: Y Men to Plan Summer Session, Students Planning to Attend Blue Ridge Conference will discuss program Saturday (upcoming BR conference, mentions reduction of costs by using the cottage) PDF

     April 5, 1936, Volume 44, Number 136-Special Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     May 15, 1938, Volume 46, Number 171 – page 1: Comer Estimates 650 will attend Blue Ridge meet (joint YMCA-YWCA Student conference, includes photo) PDF

     May 20, 1938, Volume 46, Number 175 – page 1: Yearly Grant is made to YMCA by Association, Money to be used for Blue Ridge Cottage, Expenses ($100 to the YWCA to maintain the cottage at BR and send delegates to the BR conference) PDF

     May 23, 1939, Volume 46, Number 179 – page 1: YWCA has book with ideas for summer vacation (mentions Blue Ridge for white and Talladega for white and black) PDF

 

The Tatler (annual)

     Winthrop Normal and Industrial College

     Rock Hill, SC

     1914 – page 114: YMCA Cabinet (Miss Pearly McCrory listed as YWCA Secretary) PDF

     1915 – page 20: Officers of Winthrop College (Miss Pearl McCrory listed as YMCA Secretary) PDF

 

The Technician (weekly)

     NC State College of Agriculture and Engineering

     State College Station, Raleigh, NC

     March 2, 1929, Volume 9, Number 21—Special Blue Ridge Conference Edition PDF

     March 14, 1930, Volume 10, Number 22—Blue Ridge Edition PDF

 

The Technique (weekly)

     Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech)

     Atlanta GA

     April 30, 1918, Volume 7, Number 25 – Blue Ridge Issue (article weighing going to BR in time of war; page 3 has a photo of the Agnes Scott-Tech Cottage, the caption says it was the first one built) PDF

     April 6, 1928, Volume 17, Number 23 – Annual Blue Ridge Conference Opens June 15 in North Carolina PDF

     March 1, 1929, Volume 18, Number 17—Annual Blue Ridge Conference Opens in June PDF

     May 8, 1931, Volume 20, Number 28—Plans Made for Blue Ridge Conference PDF

     May 21, 1937, Volume 27, Number 29-page 1: Famous “Y” Leaders to Speak at Blue Ridge Conference PDF

 

The Tiger (weekly)

     Clemson College, SC

     March 28, 1907, Volume 1, Number 6 – Association Number (YMCA) (includes article on Sothern Student Conference at the Farm School near Asheville) PDF

     May 1, 1908, Volume 2, Number 13 – page 8: YMCA (Weatherford visit) PDF

     May 23, 1908, Volume 2, Number 14 – page 4: YMCA (Weatherford visit) PDF

     October 15, 1908, Volume 3, Number 2 – page 3: YMCA (Weatherford visit) PDF

     February 14, 1911, Volume 6, Number 16 – page 1: Noted Speakers to Visit Clemson (Weatherford to visit) PDF

     March 18, 1911, Volume 6, Number 20 – page 2: A Remarkable Campaign (Weatherford visits college) PDF

     April 13, 1912, Volume 7, Number 19—page 5: Can’t You Go? (article on conference, mentions new BR grounds) PDF

     April 19, 1913, Volume 8, Number 21—YMCA Number PDF

     November 8, 1913, Volume 9, Number 6 – page 6: Weatherford Coming PDF

     May 2, 1914, Volume 9, Number 24 – YMCA Number PDF

     May 30, 1914, Volume 9, Number 26 – page 1: Rockefeller’s Gift to Clemsonians (Weatherford helps with getting Rockefeller gift to build YMCA building at Clemson) PDF

     October 27, 1914, Volume 10, Number 4 – page 9: YMCA Conference at Spartanburg (Weatherford speaks at State YMCA Conference) PDF

     December 9, 1914, Volume 10, Number 10- page 2: A History of the Rockefeller Gift (Weatherford goes to NY in February 1914 with college president WM Riggs seeking gift to build YMCA building at Clemson from Rockefeller) PDF

     October 19, 1915, Volume 11, Number 5 – page 1: SC Student Conference (Weatherford speaks at South Carolina YMCA Student Conference) PDF

     January 18, 1916, Volume 11, Number 14- page 3: Meeting of YMCA (choose and increase number of delegates to conference) PDF

     April 4, 1916, Volume 11, Number 24 – page 1: Dr. Weatherford at YMCA Services PDF

     May 17, 1916, Volume 11, Number 28 – Blue Ridge Conference Edition PDF

     March 30, 1917, Volume 12, Number 21 – YMCA and Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     May 30, 1917, Volume12, Number 29 – several letters promoting Blue Ridge PDF

     October 10, 1917, Volume 13, Number 2 – page 4 YMCA: Blue Ridge PDF

     May 14, 1919, Volume 14, Number 26 – Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     April 20, 1920, Volume 15, Number 25 – Blue Ridge Edition PDF

     November 30, 1921, Volume 17, Number 11- page 5 YMCA: Blue Ridge PDF

     April 26, 1922, Volume 17, Number 25 – Blue Ridge Number PDF

     May 7, 1924, Volume 20, Number 3 – page 3: Who Runs Blue Ridge (short article on summer female workers at Blue Ridge) PDF

     May 21, 1924, Volume 20, Number 5-several small articles/letters PDF

     June 2, 1925, Volume 20, Number 42 – page 5: Large Delegation Off To Blue Ridge, More than 25 Tigers to Represent Clemson at Big Student Conference PDF

     May 18, 1926, Volume 21, Number 32 – Blue Ridge Supplement PDF

     June 1, 1926, Volume 21, Number 33 – page 3: Delegation of 15 Off to Blue Ridge PDF

     June 5, 1928, Volume 23, Number 30 – page 4: Views from Blue Ridge NC (photos) PDF

     April 24, 1929, Volume 24, Number 26—Blue Ridge Issue PDF

     May 22, 1929, Volume 24, Number 30 – page 4: YMCA News: Barnes Gives Cup to Buy Ticket PDF

     September 18, 1929, Volume 25, Number 1 – page 4: YMCA News: Annual Financial Campaign for the YMCA for State, National and Training College; Sophomore Council Holds First Meeting of Year PDF

     October 29, 1930, Volume 26, Number 7 – page 4: YMCA News: Southern Regional Secretary (James T. Hardwick named Secretary of South YMCAs to assist Claud Nelson. Reference to Hardwick planning the Blue Ridge Conference) PDF

     April 29, 1931, Volume 26, Number 29 – Blue Ridge Supplement PDF

     October 10, 1931, Volume 27, Number 7 – page 4: YMCA News: Southern Field Council Meeting PDF

     May 11, 1932, Volume 27, Number 30 – page 3: Editorial: On To Blue Ridge; page 4: YMCA News: Blue Ridge Conference is Commended; page 5: Blue Ridge meet is Open to Students. PDF

 

The Twig (weekly)

     Meredith College

     Raleigh NC

     May 23, 1924, Volume 3, Number 23 – All For Blue Ridge PDF

 

Wake Forest Student (annual)

     Wake Forest College

     Wake Forest, NC

     October 1914, Volume 34, Number 1 – YMCA section (on page 218, 290, and 606, voted to cooperate with Meredith College to build Meredith-Wake Forest cottage at BR to be ready this summer) PDF