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Arranged by publication date.

"Occurrence of cobalt and nickel in Gaston County, North Carolina," by Henry Wurtz, p. 24-31 IN American Journal of Science, Second Series, vol. 27, May 1859.  In Google Books.

Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, Made to the Two Houses of Congress February 19, 1872: Testimony, North Carolina.  Government Printing Office, 1872. 591 p.

U.S. Supreme Court Olcott v. Bynum, 84 U.S. 17 Wall. 44 44 (1872). Case deals with the sale of property by High Shoals Manufacturing Company, later default of mortgage, and then public foreclosure sale of property

Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical : Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, and Adjoining Counties, Accompanied with Miscellaneous Information, Much of It Never Before Published, by C. L. Hunter, 1877, Also in FamilySearch Books.

Minutes of the Gaston County Board of County Commissioners since July 1879 are online.  Note: early years are handwritten.  Access from this page.

The Long Creek Gold Mining Company: Gaston Co., North Carolina, By W. L. Thompson, 1880?, 7 p.  Note:    Signed at end: W.L. Thompson, mining engineer and assayer.  Below title: Henry W. Clark, president. George A. Parker, Secretary. Capital, $500,000. 50,000 shares.  Addressed to Henry W. Clark, Esq.--p. 3.

The cotton mills of South Carolina : their names, location, capacity and history / Published for the Department of Agriculture of the state of South Carolina, by order of the Board of Commissioners. Charleston, S.C. : News and courier, 1880. 23 p.

 "Testimony before the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the Administration of the Collection of Internal Revenue in the Sixth District of North Carolina, Appointed April 21, 1882."  [Includes Gaston County] 479 p.  47th Congress, 2nd session, Senate Report No. 981, IN, Reports of Committees of the Senate of the United States for the Second Session of the Forty-Seventh Congress, 1882-'83, vol. 2. 

Iron Ores of North Carolina: A Preliminary Report, by Henry Benjamin Charles Nitze.  North Carolina Geological Survey Bulletin No. 1, 1893.  Numerous mentions of Gaston County. 

Illustrated Handbook of Gastonia, N.C., by Joseph H. Separk, Gastonia Commercial Club. 1906, 96 p.

James Daniel Moore, by Martha J. Moore, 1907, 60 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. B. 1846, d. 1905.  Of Dallas and Gastonia.  Was in 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America.

High Shoals, Gaston county, N.C., a Southern cotton mill town, Charlotte, N.C. : Observer printing house, 1908, 66 p.

"Soil Survey of Gaston County, North Carolina", by W. Edward Hearn, p. 345-373 IN Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils 1909, (Eleventh Report), Government Printing Office, 1912.

"Timber resources of Gaston County", Press Bulletin No. 84 of the N.C. Geological and Economic Survey, July 3 1912, 3 p. 

"The Greater Gaston County Association," by C. W. Roberts, Town and Country Edition of The American City, vol. 15, no. 6, 1916, p. 645-646.  In Google Books.

"Report on Gaston County Soils and Agriculture," (County Soil Report no. 2) The Bulletin of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, v. 38, no. 6, June 1917. 31 p.   Link is to bound volume for the year.

Gaston County, Economic and Social, by Samuel Huntington Hobbs.  University of North Carolina Dept. of Rural Economics and Sociology,  1920, 118 p.

Second Peace and Prosperity Number. (caption) Mill News. The Great Southern Weekly for Textile Workers. Devoted to the Textile Industries. 82 p., ill. Charlotte, N. C. Mill News Print. Co. 1920.  Much on Gaston County with a mill directory; also article on Cherryville mill.  In Documenting the American South – transcription and images.

Recollections : Written in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., by James Lee Love ; 1920-1921. 320 p.  B. 1860, d. 1950.  Memoirs.

Reminiscences: Abel Peterson Rhyne, 49th North Carolina Infantry, Company H, [Experiences of A. P. Rhyne, Company H, 49th Regiment, Ransom’s Brigade, 1861-186, Confederate Army].  Mount Holly, 1927, 13 p.

Gastonia, citadel of the class struggle in the new South, by William FG. Dunne.  New York, pub. for National Textile Workers Union by Workers Library Publishers,  1929, 59 p.

Gastonia: a class case and a class verdict, by J. Louis Engdahl.   New York, International Labor Defense, 1929, 4 p.

“Passmore Boarding House Record Book” [manuscript].  [Gastonia] 1930, 25 p.  Textile boarding house in Gastonia.

Proletarian journey: New England, Gastonia, Moscow, by Fred Erwin Beal.  New York, 1937, 352 p.

Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina : Containing Interesting and Authentic Facts of Lincoln County History Through the Years 1749 to 1937, by William Landers Sherrill,  orig. pub. 1937, reprint 1972, 556 p.   In  (Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County in 1846.)

History of Gaston County, by Minnie Stowe Puett, Charlotte, N. C., 1939, 244 p.

Millhands & Preachers, by Liston Pope, Yale Studies in Religious Education no. 15,  New Haven, Yale University Press, 1942, 400 p.

North Carolina Mica Spots : Mitchell, Macon, Gaston, and Yancey Counties, by L.A. Dahners and F.K. McIntosh.  [Washington, D.C. ]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1948.  16 p.  Describes the Bess Mine.

The religious beliefs of the high school students of Lincoln Academy in Kings Mountain North Carolina by George Hartford Buck, Collection for Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 1950.

Twenty Years of Progress: Firestone Textiles, Gastonia, North Carolina.  1955, 24 p.

The Thread of My Life, by Miles O. Thornburg, Charlotte, William Loftin Publishers, 1958, 172 p.   B. 1891.  Textile executive, Gastonia; active Baptist layman.

Loray Mill, Gastonia, Gaston County, NC. Gaston County Gastonia North Carolina, 1968. Historic American Engineering Record.

"Gaston County v. United States: Fruition of the Freezing Principle", by Owen M. Fiss, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago Unbound, 1969, 69 p.  Published as Supreme Court Review 379 (1969).  Discussion of 395 U. S. 285 relating to voting rights.

Voting Rights Act Extension: Hearings before Subcommittee no. 5, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives ... 91-1, on H.R. 4249, H.R. 5538, and similar proposals ... May 14, 15, June 19, 26, July 1, 1969, serial no. 3. Government Printing Office, 1969, iii, 458 pages.    Gaston County discussed.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Truck Weigh Station on I-85 East of Gastonia, vols. D, F.  Federal Highway Administration, Dept. of Transportation, 1971, various pages.   

Draft Environmental Impact Statement forUS-74, Kings Mountain bypass relocation, Gaston/Cleveland counties, vol. D.  Federal Highway Administration, Dept. of Transportation, 1971, 14 p. + map.

Leadership Profile for Gaston County, [North Carolina]. Overview. (Occasional Report 73-1. ERIC ED080250), by Maurice E. Voland, 1973, 26 p.

Street and track improvements in Gastonia : Draft environmental impact statement.  Federal Highway Administration, Dept. of Transportation, 1975, 143 p. + maps.                Volumes held: D      

NC-16 corridor improvement, Charlotte to NC-72, Mecklenburg/Gaston/Lincoln counties : environmental impact statement, vol. D.  1975.

North Carolina MPS Gaston County Courthouse Department of the Interior. National Park Service., 1979.

Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of Proposed Recreational Developments, Crowder's Mountain State Park, Gaston County, North Carolina, by Lesley M. Drucker, Carolina Archaeological Services, 1980, 150 p.

I-85, Charlotte bypass from NC-273 to US-29 and NC-49 connector, Gaston/Mecklenburg counties: environmental impact statement.  1980.

The Search for Ulricksburgh by Robert L. Williams, The State, Vol. 47 Issue 11, April 1980. p 10-12.

Area wage survey. Charlotte-Gastonia, N.C.   U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 1985, 4 p.

The Gaston System: A Community Plans for the Future (ERIC ED292168), by Rick Smyre, 1987, 5 p.

 Soil Survey of Gaston County, North Carolina, by U. S. Soil Survey, 1989, 127 p..  Also in Google Books

"Archaeological Excavations at the Crowders Creek Site (31GS55): A Late Woodland Farmstead in the Catawba River Valley, Gaston County, North Carolina", by J. Alan May.  Southern Indian Studies, v. 38 (1989) pp. 23-48.

"Salvage Archaeology at the Hardins Site, 31Gs29, Gaston County, North Carolina, by Bennie C. Keel.  Southern Indian Studies, v. 39 (1990) p. 1-17.

General Management Plan for Crowders Mountain State Park, by North Carolina. Division of Parks and Recreation.  Planning and Development Section, 1993, 80 p.

NC-16 Upgrading and Relocation project, Lucia to North of NC-150, Gaston County, Lincoln County, and Catawba County: environmental impact statement, vols. D and F.  1997. 

National register multiple property documentation form: Architecture of Hugh Edward White and White, Streeter, and Chamberlain, 1921-1939, Gaston County, North Carolina. by Davyd Foard Hood, 14 February 1999.

Natural Heritage Inventory of Gaston County, N.C., 2000, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, Division of Parks and Recreation, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, 2000, 293p.

Gaston County African American Resources Survey, 2000 [PDF] by Emily Ramsey & Lara Ramsey, Consultants for North Carolina Historic Preservation Office (November 9, 2000).

Crowders Mountain by Marshall Ellis, Our State Vol. 69 Issue 3, Aug 2001. p 88-94.

"Taking the Waters: All Healing Springs Spa and Nineteenth-Century Homeopathy", by J. Alan May.   North Carolina Archaeology, v. 51 (2002) p. 68-97.

High Seas to High Shoals: The 2003 North Carolina Humanities Council Essays, by Barbara H. Brose and David S. Brose, Schiele Museum, 2003, 66 p.

Aging Study of Gaston County, North Carolina Dept. of health and Human Services, Div. of Aging and Adult Services, 2008, 58 p.

Affluence and Influence:  A Study of Inequities in The Age of Excellence, by Dixie Friend Abernathy, Dissertation, East Carolina University, 2009, 263 p. 

 Lintheads and Barons: Filling the Silences in the Loray Mill Strike, by Sally Wyatt Griffin, Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009, 156 p.

The reconstruction of white supremacy : the Ku Klux Klan in piedmont North Carolina, 1868 to 1872, by Bradley David Proctor, Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009, 55 p.

North Carolina SP City Hospital-Gaston Memorial Hospital National Register of Historic Places, 2011.

Lintheads, White Trash, and the Best People: Gaston and Mecklenburg Mill Villagers ’Complex Self Perceptions, by Hannah Summitt, Senior Thesis,  University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2012, 38 p. 



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