The authorship of this website rests in the three-member team of the Digital History Course at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, working with the five-member team of the Games Programming Course, guided by the Special Collections Department of Ramsey Library: Gene Hyde and Colin Reeve, and the collaboration of the professors of their respective courses: Dr. Ellen H. Pearson and Dr. Marietta E. Cameron.


The Historians 

Mikayla Bennett is a native of Raleigh, NC. She is a history major of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, currently a third-year student.  She hopes to earn a Masters in Library Sciences and become an archivist. Her main historical interests fall under Late Modern and Contemporary History, particularly in the Cold War Era, and Women’s History.

Kevin Stallings was born and raised in Elizabeth City, NC. He is a current history major student at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He hopes to graduate from UNCA and pursue a career in the historical field. His main interests in history fall under Medieval European, The Renaissance, World War 1, World War 2 and North Carolina History.


Evan Bretan is a Florida born and raised in Greensboro, NC. He is a junior history major at University of North Carolina Asheville. He hopes to get a job, preferably in history, but at this stage, anything will do. His historical interests are varied, including, but not limited to, Jewish, American, colonial Americas, European, Asian, and military histories.

Banner Image: “Beryl Cohen Travel Document” Scanned Document, Agudas Israel Synagogue Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

1 Response to About

  1. Rebecca Kanter says:

    Thank you so much for this website!! My great-Grandfather was Abe Kantrowitz–I actually have the photo of the document where he changed his last name to “Kanter.” I’m really proud and excited to have this part of my family history documented online. I’m really fascinated by my family’s Jewish history and I am proud to share these findings with others!

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