Ledgers and daybooks of a large Fayetteville, N.C., mercantile firm, chiefly in the 1880s, but also 1833-1835 and 1870s; and accounts of the firm with a black man who did hauling and errands, 1885-1888.
The A. M. Johnson Rayon Mills in Burlington, N.C., was originally built in 1927 and extensively expanded in 1929. The company was reorganized in 1930 as the Carolina Cotton Mills. The mill was closed in 1931.
A.P. Watt was the world's first literary agency and was the largest for its first thirty years of operation. Alexander Pollock Watt (1834-1914) began working as a literary agent in 1875 when a friend asked him to negotiate a contract with a London publishing company. By 1881, A.P. Watt had incorporated his business and begun to define the role of the literary agent. The A.P. Watt firm has remained in the forefront of the market in popular fiction and it has counted numerous important and/or best-selling authors among its clients.
Anderson Abercrombie was from Columbus, Ga.
The Abernathy family was located in Tennessee and Texas. Family members include Jesse Jones Abernathy (1817-1895), his wife Sarah Esther Howard Abernathy, and the Abernathys's children, Alfred (b. 1879) and Anesta (1880-1973). Both Jesse Jones Abernathy and Alfred Abernathy were physicians and professors at the Medical College of the University of the South, and Anesta Abernathy was a nurse. During the Civil War, Jesse Jones Abernathy worked as a Confederate Army surgeon in Bowling Green, Ky.
The collection is a Christmas letter, 26 December 1864, to C. P. Abernathy of Raleigh, N.C., from his sister in Mullberry Valley.
The University of North Carolina's first art museum, established in 1937, was located in Person Hall and known as the Person Hall Art Gallery. In 1958, a new building was completed with funds from the bequest of William Hayes Ackland. The museum then moved and was renamed the William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center; in 1979 its name changed again, to the Ackland Art Museum. The museum was part of the Department of Art, and the department chairman served as its director, until 1974, when the museum became a separate administrative unit. (The bulk of the museum's pre-1974 records are among the Records of the Department of Art).
Native of Tennessee; author, art collector, and Washington, D.C., lawyer. After his death Ackland's art collection and an endowment for a museum was given to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ackland's name was originally Acklen. Ackland travelled widely, spending part of each year in London and Florida, and moved in society in England and America. His papers, mostly dating from 1890, consist of extensive social correspondence; manuscripts of short stories, novels, and plays written by him; notebooks and scrapbooks on many subjects, especially reflecting social conditions during the Victorian age and into the early 20th century; personal diaries, 1894-1900 and 1927-1928; autograph letters and autographs of many British and American notables; reminiscences of his childhood near Nashville, Tenn., his education, and his legal practice and social life; and other items. Letters to Ackland include two, 1878 and 1879, from Henry W. Longfellow, and an eight-page letter, 1880, from Sidney Lanier about what he thought was involved in being a poet. Collected items incude single letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1847, Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1884, and James Russell Lowell, 1886, and two letters from John Greenleaf Whittier.
The collection contains compilations of genealogical information for white North Carolina families related to Rita Adams Simpson (b. 1928) of Charlotte, N.C., and Joseph Bradford Simpson (1920-1979) of Salisbury and Rowan, N.C. Compilations contain family trees, family histories, biographical information, copies of related historical documents, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Family lines represented in the genealogical information include Adams, Simpson, Roach, Gettys, Remer, Strait, Burns, Beckwith, Crowder, Ledford, Arnold, and Whisnant. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Agatha Boyd Adams was a University of North Carolina librarian.
The collection includes the correspondence of Charles C. Adams, director of the New York State Museum, concerning the writing and publication of a A Guide to the Winter Birds of the North Carolina Sandhills (1928), by Milton Philo Skinner (born 1879). Correspondence was mainly with John Warren Achorn (1857-1926), who originated the plans for the guide, financed it, and wrote some of the chapters; Skinner, field naturalist who wrote the major portion of the volume; and Edmund J. Sawyer (born 1880), who illustrated it. Also included are field study notes and photographs of the North Carolina sandhills area.
The collection includes letters received by E. F. Adams, of Vanceboro, N.C., from Benjamin Rice Lacy and J. S. Mann, rival candidates for treasurer of North Carolina in the Democratic primary of 1916, seeking Adams's support.
Elie Maynard Adams, philosopher; assistant professor-Kenan Professor of Philosophy, 1948-1979; and chair of the faculty, 1976-1979, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ray T. Adams was a meat wholesaler in Washington, D.C., who purchased the Whalehead Club, which occupied a Corolla, N.C., beach mansion owned by Adams, 1939-1957. The collection includes scrapbooks, a guestbook, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, and other material of Ray T. Adams, relating to the Whalehead Club.
The Adams-Millis Corporation, a hosiery manufacturer, was founded in 1904 with headquarters in High Point, N.C. Adams-Millis produced socks for a number of different companies. One of its major clients was the Sara Lee Corporation, for which it manufactured Hanes brand socks. The idea of Sara Lee's acquiring Adams-Millis arose in 1985, when Adams-Millis was under the leadership of chairman and chief executive officer, James H. Millis, Sr. Serious meetings between Sara Lee and Adams-Millis officials concerning the prospect began in late 1986. The concept came to fruition in October of 1988, when Adams-Millis's stockholders approved the acquisition.
Kendall Addison was presumably a resident of the eastern shore of Virginia or Maryland. The collection includes accounts, presumably of Kendall Addison, of merchandise and shipping with some pages later used as a scrapbook for clippings, especially of recipes.
James Davis Jr. of Stokes County, N.C., married Elizabeth McAnally in 1817. Together they had 13 children including Mary Ann Davis, Emily Caroline Davis, and James William Davis. Mary Ann Davis married Wilson Fulton in 1841, and they had nine children. The Fulton family moved to Texas shortly before the Civil War. Emily Caroline Davis married Hiram Adkins, a tutor for the Davis family children, in 1858. Hiram became a preacher in the Davis family chapel and helped with its operations as well as running other businesses in Stokes County, N.C., including lumber mills.
Proceedings of the annual meetings of the North Carolina Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church for the years 1935, 1937, 1940, 1943-1946, and 1950. The meetings were held in Wilmington, Fayetteville, Kinston, and Rich Square, N.C. Presiding bishop for most of them was Monroe H. Davis of Baltimore, Md., who was suspended by the National Conference in 1946. Minutes for annual conferences begin with a roll of elders, deacons, lay members, prominent visitors, and other groups present. The Journal of Proceedings documents the activities of the Conference in three sessions per day over the five days of the Conference. Reports of the various committees are transcribed in the minutes, including most notably reports on the A.M.E. Church's missionary program and reports of the committees on the state of the country and the church, on education, and on temperance. Many of these reports are long essays that include, for example, statements on the meaning and value of education in general, for the African-American community specifically, and the importance of supporting the A.M.E. Church's own Kittrell College. Reports on the state of the country describe economic hardships and work shortages in the Great Depression and World War II. The report on the state of the country for 1935 discusses the continuing problem of lynching, including the apparent tolerance of the white population for the practice, and notes recent Supreme Court decisions affecting the rights of African-Americans. Conference minutes for each meeting close with detailed A.M.E. Church financial accounts, including the Dollar Money Report and reports of the treasurer, the Finance Committee, and others.
The AfterWWards Club, founded in 1985, was a social club based in Chapel Hill, N.C., for people who were excluded from the Welcome Wagon Club when that club began limiting its membership to three years. The AfterWWards Club allowed former Welcome Wagon Club members to continue in Welcome Wagon-like activities. It hosted several social events throughout the year, including a Fall Coffee, a Pig Pickin', and a Spring Fling. The Club also organized book clubs, bridge clubs, and a gourmet club. Club membership ranged between 71 and 315 until it disbanded in 2009.
Samuel A. Agnew grew up and attended college and seminary in Due West, S.C. In 1852, he moved to Mississippi, and thereafter lived in the northeastern part of the state, chiefly in Tippah and Lee counties, where he was an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister, teacher, farmer, and prominent local citizen.
David Wyatt Aiken (1828-1889), was a Confederate colonel, a South Carolina and United States representative, and an agricultural reformer.
Susan Grey Akers was dean of the School of Library Science at the University of North Carolina from 1932 until 1954. In 1950-1951, Akers served as a library science consultant in Tokyo, Japan. In 1954-1955, she was visiting lecturer in library science at the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
The contract (6 p.) and specifications (13 p.) for the construction of the Confederate commerce-raiding vessel, C.S.S. Alabama, agreed upon between John Laird Sons and Co., shipbuilders of Birkenhead, England, and Confederate naval agent, James Dunwody Bulloch (1823-1901).
The Alamance Cotton Mill was established by Edwin Michael Holt and his brother-in-law, William A. Carrigan, in 1837, signalling the start of industrial development in Alamance County, N.C. The Alamance factory was located on Great Alamance Creek, site of Holt's father's grist mill. The plant was under Holt management for 89 years, during which time the Holt family controlled most of the county's cotton manufacture. The Alamance Cotton Mill operated under various names, including Holt and Carrigan, E.M. Holt and Company, E.M. Holt's Sons, and the L. Banks Holt Manufacturing Company.
MICROFILM ONLY. History and recollections of lead and zinc mines and mining in Southwest Virginia, particularly in Wythe County, from 1750 to 1930. Included are extracts from The Story of Austinville, Va., compiled in 1930 by W. D. Borcherdt.
Audio recordings of public auctions created by sociologist, Edward H. Albert. The recordings feature auctions held in Randolph County, N.C., as well as recordings from the Missouri Auction School, which Albert attended as part of his research.
The Albertype Co., headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., produced postcards and other printed materials from 1890 until 1952. The company utilized a specific photomechanical processes process invented by Joseph Albert in Australia in the late 1860s, which was an improvement on the collotype photographic process. The company had teams of photographers who traveled across the United States taking and buying images depicting people, places, and activities in all parts of the country. A majority of the images were published as postcards and marketed to be sold in the locales depicted in the images.
Confederate ordnance officer and newspaper publisher in Greensboro and Asheville, N.C.
James L. Alcorn was a planter, brigadier general of Mississippi state forces during the Civil War, Republican governor, and U.S. senator.
The Simpson family of Tallassee, Tallapoosa County, Ala., included Lieutenant James M. Simpson, 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, who served in Virginia.
Correspondence of members of a Fayetteville, N.C., family, including letters, 1874-1878, from William T. Purviance, a relative with a cotton brokerage firm in Galveston, Tex., and New York City, concerning personal and family matters; letters, 1877-1878, from William Colin Alderman, a student at the University of North Carolina about student life and campus and town events in Chapel Hill, N.C.; and miscellaneous other letters.
President of University of North Carolina, 1896-1900; president of Tulane University, 1900-1904; and president of University of Virginia, 1904-1931.
John Thomas Alderman (1853-1932) was an educator, North Carolina state senator, Baptist historian, and Mason.
Penelope Alderman was the wife of the Rev. Amariah Biggs Alderman (1819-1889), a Baptist minister who organized and pastored churches in Sampson County, N.C.
Mary Katherine Aldin is a freelance independent reissue producer and annotator. She wrote a blues column for the L.A. Weekly for more than 20 years; has contributed essays to several books and magazines on American roots music; and has hosted an American roots music radio show in Los Angeles, Calif.
Thomas M. Aldrich served in the 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, United States Army, during the Civil War. The collection includes recollections, 25 pages, typescript, by Aldrich of his Civil War service, with a focus on the career of General Daniel Edgar Sickles, and two manuscript diagrams of the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., perhaps drawn by Aldrich in 1911.
The Alembic Club was the successor to the Science Club and the Journal Club. The Journal Club was founded on 25 January 1901 by faculty and students of the University of North Carolina Department of Chemistry. Meeting twice monthly from 1901 through 1921, the Journal Club discussed research articles published in scholarly journals. Presentations of members' research work was also encouraged. In 1924, the club was reorganized to include members from all physical science departments on the campus. This new organization was first named the Science Club, then the Alembic Club.
Adam Alexander (1758-1812), a Scottish physician, emigrated to Liberty County, Ga., in 1776, where he acquired land and married Louisa Frederika Schmidt (1777-1846). The Alexanders' son, Adam Leopold (1803-1882), graduated from Yale and became a successful planter in Washington (Wilkes County), Ga. David Hillhouse (1756-1804) of Connecticut married Sarah Porter of Massachusetts and settled in Georgia in 1787. His son, David P. Hillhouse (1790-1851), had property and business interests in New England, South Carolina, and Georgia. His daughter, Sarah Hillhouse (1782-1808) married Felix H. Gilbert in 1804. Gilbert was a member of the Georgia legislature, 1807-1808. In 1823 Adam Leopold Alexander married Sarah Hillhouse Gilbert. Together they had ten children, among them Louisa (Alexander) Gilmer (1824-1895); Edward Porter Alexander (1835-1910); Sarah (Alexander) Lawton (1826-1897); and Harriet (Alexander) Cumming (b. 1828). Adam's sister, Louisa, married Anthony Porter of Savannah. Adam Leopold Alexander (1867-1911) married Nellie Holman Baldwin (1869-1954). Their son, Adam Leopold Alexander (1902-1960), married Elizabeth Baldwin (b. 1913) in 1939.
The Alexander family of Mecklenburg County, N.C. included six signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
A. F. Alexander was a student at what is now Princeton University.
Eben Alexander (1851-1910) was a professor of Greek at the University of North Carolina, 1886-1910, and the United States minister to Greece, Romania, and Serbia, 1893-1897.
Edward Porter Alexander was an engineer, United States and Confederate army officer, university professor, businessman, and planter.
Chiefly letters, 1856-1870, to Emma Pauline Nicholson Alexander of Enfield, N.C., wife of Sydenham Benoni Alexander (1840-1921), from friends and relatives, particularly cousins, in various locations in North Carolina, including Tarboro, Hillsboro, Warrenton, and New Bern, and in Richmond, Va., Galveston, Tex., and Demopolis, Ala. Many of these letters are from friends who attended school with Emma either at the Salem Female Academy or at boarding school in Hillsboro, N.C. Writers of these letters tend to reminisce about school events, discuss classmates, or give news of their activities since leaving school. There are also many letters from Emma's cousins and other relatives. These letters chiefly discuss routine family affairs. There are a few letters that relate to the Civil War, including two 1864 letters from Emma's brother Edward A. T. Nicholson, who served as aide to Brigadier General Robert D. Johnston and was killed in the charge on Fort Stedman in 1864, about the conduct of the war and about an expedition into the Valley of Virginia; a letter, 8 November 1864, from Eugene B. Wiggins at Camp Manly to his cousin Emma; a 4 March 1865 letter from former classmate Mary H. Whitaker in Tarboro about rumors of Northern troops in the vicinity; and a 7 July 1865 letter to Emma about the death of her brothers. Also included are Emma's scrapbook containing poems, some of them clipped from newspapers and others handwritten, 1850s-1874, about fallen heros of the Civil War and the virtues of women, a few printed tracts, and other items.
Henry Quincy Alexander (1863-1929) was a physician working in the rural areas of Providence, N.C., and Matthews, N.C., in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Alexander was a member of the North Carolina state legislature for several terms, and one of the founders of the Mecklenburg Medical Society, where he served as the society's first president.
Isaac Alexander (born circa 1844) was a private in the 10th South Carolina Volunteers, Confederate Army, 1862-1865. The collection includes typed transcriptions of letters, 1862-1865, from Alexander to his mother, describing life in Confederate army camps and on the front, and commenting on commanding generals and on the situation in the South, as he moved from Mississippi to Kentucky to Tennessee. Also included is a bound volume, Letters of Isaac Alexander, 10th S.C. Volunteers, C.S.A./John Alexander, 1942, containing carbon copies of typed transcriptions of letters, many of which appear to duplicate those already on deposit. The volume includes an introduction, written by John Alexander, that contains background information about Isaac Alexander and his family.
The collection contains a typed copy of an original letter from P. G. T. Beauregard at Fairfax Court House, Va., to Judah P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War, Confederate States of America, concerning field defenses and the rank of Brigadier General M. L. Bonham.
The collection contains papers, chiefly 1775-1853, accumulated by Joseph McKnitt Alexander and others relating to the Mecklenburg Declaration and Resolves of May 1775, and the controversy over them, including later testimony of witnesses and copies of documents, papers of North Carolina officials concerning the publication of a pamphlet on the subject in 1831, and later letters related to aspects of the controversy.
Samuel Alfred Alexander was a schoolmaster and farmer in Alamance County, N.C.
William B. Alexander, a carpenter born in Plymouth, Mass., served as a second lieutenant in the 3rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, April-June 1861, and as a captain in the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, December 1861-December 1862.
William D. Alexander (b. 1841), of Mecklenburg County, N.C., was a Confederate hospital steward who served with the 37th North Carolina Regiment.
William Sample Alexander was the son of Hezekiah Alexander (1728-1801), a prominent early settler of Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Algonquin books of Chapel Hill, Inc., is a publishing house incorporated in 1982 by University of North Carolina English professor Louis Rubin Jr., and Shannon Ravenel, a Saint Louis fiction editor who had been one of Rubin's creative writing students. The records of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Inc., include correspondence and other papers of the company's founder Louis D. Rubin Jr., who served as president and editor-in-chief, and of Shannon Ravenel, vice-president and senior editor. There are also author files, editorial materials, production materials, illustrative materials, galleys and advance uncorrected proofs, advertising and sales materials, book reviews and review requests, subsidiary rights materials, financial records, inventory records, and legal files. The Addition of April 2013 is Workman Publishing Company's Algonquin Books website and the Algonquin Books blog. Note that not all authors published by Algonquin are currently represented in the collection as files are transferred only when Algonquin staff members determine that they are no longer active.
Joseph Dill Alison (fl. 1861-1863) of Dallas County, Ala., was a surgeon in the Confederate Army. The collection includes a typed transcript of Alison's diary while stationed with the Confederate Army at Pensacola, Fla., in the summer and early winter of 1861 and in Mississippi thereafter, describing daily activities, medical facilities, and the medical situation at Vicksburg. There are gaps in the spring of 1862 and between 30 June and 26 December 1862. The diary ends with the fall of Vicksburg, 4 July 1863.
The collection is a portion of the vestry journal of All Saints Church, an Episcopal church in Waccamaw, S.C., chiefly concerned with building and business matters.
William Allan (1837-1889) was a Confederate military officer and an educator. The collection contains letters, deeds, estate papers, business papers, diaries, reminiscences, and other material documenting the life of Allan and of members of his family. Allan's volumes include reminiscences, written in the 1880s, of his early life and of the Civil War, during which he served as a colonel and chief ordnance officer for generals Jackson, Ewell, and Early in the Army of Northern Virginia; notes on the 2nd Battle of Bull Run; notes on his conversations with General Robert E. Lee, 1867-1870 (typed transcriptions); and Allan's diaries, 1872-1873, while a professor at Washington College, Va., and 1882-1888, while principal of the McDonogh School, Baltimore, Md. Other volumes include the reminiscences of his wife, Elizabeth Randolph (Preston) Allan (1848-1933), published in Richmond, Va., in 1938; and the reminiscences (microfilm of typed transcriptions) of his father, Thomas Allan (1802-1873), who emigrated from Scotland in the 1830s and became a nurseryman and dairy farmer at Winchester, Va. Also included are copies of items relating to Preston family and Allan family history.
H. A. (Harry Ardell) Allard (1880-1963) was a native of Massachusetts, graduate of the University of North Carolina, 1905, naturalist, specialist in the United States Department of Agriculture, 1906-1946, and author of several hundred articles on biological subjects.
John Volney Allcott (1905- ) was professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an architectural historian. These papers consist of correspondence, photographs, photocopies of manuscripts, and other material relating to the architectural history of North Carolina, particularly of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Much of this material was collected for use in two books by Allcott, Colonial Homes in North Carolina and The Campus at Chapel Hill: Two Hundred Years of Architecture.
Images depicting African American members of the Allen, Booth, and Snipes families of Chapel Hill, N.C. All three families have ties to the University of North Carolina. Included are images of Benjamin Booth and Easter Snipes, both of whom worked for the University during the later third of the nineteenth century.
A. T. (Arch Turner) Allen was state superintendent of public instruction for North Carolina, 1923-1934.
Cornelius Tacitus Allen (1841-1915) had an interest in the history of Lunenburg County, Va. The collection contains chiefly research notes and biographical sketches related to Lunenburg County, Va., presumably by Cornelius Tacitus Allen. Also included are originals of minutes, 1840, of the Lunenburg Young Men's Literary Society, and a 20-page handwritten autobiography (written after 1843) by a Lunenburg man born in 1798.
Edward W. Allen of Eau Claire, Wis., was a sergeant and then second lieutenant in Company H of the 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, during the Civil War. He was the son of James and Emily Allen. He had several siblings, including James F. (Fred) Allen who served in Company K, 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Correspondence, diary entries, and other papers of Edward W. Allen during the Civil War. Most of the letters are from Allen to his parents in 1864 and 1865. Also included are letters he wrote to friends and letters his parents wrote to him, as well as some pages of diary entries, which Allen apparently sent to his parents. Letters discuss camp life, supplies, health, troop movements, and battles. Some letters also discuss the army service, disappearance, imprisonment, probable death, and return home of Edward Allen's brother, Fred Allen, who served in the 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Edward W. Allen was at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, February 1863-February 1864; at Vicksburg, Miss., March 1864; at Pulaski, Tenn., May 1864; near Atlanta, Ga., June-September, 1864; in Savannah, Ga., December 1864; Columbia, S.C., February 1865; in Goldsboro, N.C., March-April 1865; in Virginia, May 1865; in Louisville, Ky., June-July 1865; and back in Wisconsin, July-August 1865.
Planter of Pelika and Lafayette, Ala.. Also represented are his brother, Alexander A. Allen (fl. 1832-1870), planter and lawyer of Bainbridge and Lexington, Ga.; Alexander's son, Alexander A. Allen (d. 1918), reporter and editor of Macon and Atlanta, Ga.; Willia M. (b. 1853) and Ruth Linton Allen (fl. 1891-1914), Alabama educators and travelers; and other Allen family members and their Wheat and Linton relations.
James Allen was a planter of Warren County, Miss. Charles B. Allen was his son.
Letters to John Mebane Allen of Arkansas from friends and relatives in Alamance County, N.C., and extracts from a journal kept by Allen during his move from North Carolina to Arkansas in 1852, and compiled and indexed by Elizabeth White Furman, circa 1974. Letters, 1853-1859, from North Carolina discuss personal, local and agricultural news and occasionally comment on politics, the economy, railroad building, operating a tannery, mining, and the hiring and sale of slaves. A version with virtually identical contents was privately published in 1974.
Educator, attorney, and Confederate officer Joseph Nathaniel Allen (also known as Nat Allen) was born in Warren County, N.C., in 1834 and died in 1917.
Colonel Julian Allen came from Russian Poland to New Orleans, La. in 1849, lived in New York from 1850, aided the United States government in connection with Sherman's occupation of Savannah, Ga., and settled after the war near Statesville in Iredell County, N.C., where he was prominent in farming.
Thomas Turner Allen (1841–1862) was born in Windsor, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina, and was class valedictorian in 1861. He joined the Confederate Army the April before graduation, and served as a private in the Warren Guards, Company “F,” Twelfth North Carolina Regiment. Allen was killed on 1 July 1862 at the Battle of Malvern Hill. Janie Outlaw Allen Candler (1862-1884), was the daughter of Thomas Turner Allen and Janie Outlaw Allen (1843-1862). After the death of her parents, she was raised by her maternal aunt Victoria Outlaw Pugh (1838-1896). She was graduated from St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C. She married Robert L. Candler in 1883, and died in May 1884.
W. G. Allen (1824-1867), an army chaplain with the 5th Georgia Infantry Regiment, wrote letters to his wife, Georgia Anne Swilling, from Chattanooga, Tenn., and Missionary Ridge, Tenn., from July to October 1863. Also included is one letter, 1866, written from Americus, Ga.
William C. Allen (fl. 1850-1859) was a merchant of Autauga County, Ala. The collection includes deeds, bills and accounts, promissory notes, receipts, and a few letters of Allen, chiefly related to estate settlements, including that of Dr. Hugh C. Hillhouse, Prattville, Ala., in the 1850s.
Captain William Allen served in the 39th North Carolina Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army.
Chiefly deeds, estate records, and other financial and legal items, including slave bills of sale, relating to Young Allen of Wake County, N.C., and to members of his family. Also included are some correspondence of the Allen family with relatives and others, some of which relates to settling the frontier in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi in the 1820s and 1830s, and a bawdy poem about a parson and a black woman.
Emma H. Allensworth was, in 1893, a young woman from Nashville, Tenn.
Charles M. Alley was a private in the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during the Civil War. After the war, he participated in a number of business ventures in Boston, Mass., and Hartford, Conn. He married around 1870 and had six children.
Chiefly genealogical materials relating to the Alexander, Allison, Barry, Cunningham, Graham, Johnston, Lockhart, Sample, Williams, and Young families of Cabarrus, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and adjoining counties in North Carolina. Included is a family record book compiled by Reverend Thomas Johnston Allison of Mecklenburg County.
John Mack Allison Jr. of Brevard, N.C, served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Allison flew many combat missions with the 321st Bomb Group in West Africa in 1943. He was discharged in 1946 and served in the Air Force Reserve, 1952-1955. Allison died in 1990.
Robert F. W. Allston was a rice planter and civil engineer; surveyor general of South Carolina, 1823; member of the General Assembly, 1828-1832; state senator, 1832-1856; and governor, 1856-1858.
Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1925-1987
The University of North Carolina (Rho) chapter of the Alpha Chi Sigma collegiate chemistry fraternity began in 1909 as the Order of the Khems. In 1912, the group joined the national Alpha Chi Sigma organization. The group is a professional chemistry fraternity, although it has social functions as well. The national fraternity is divided into collegiate and professional divisions, with the professional members providing guidance and information for the collegiate.
Beta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1936-1939, 1969-1970
The Beta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the national pre-medical fraternity, was established at the University of North Carolina on 30 March 1936. The chapter's goals were to foster the scholastic and social life of prospective medical students. The chapter organized lectures and seminars throughout the academic year. The major event was the annual new members' banquet.
S. S. Alsop was an attorney of Enfield, N.C., and a local historian. The collection includes notes and papers collected by Alsop for his history of Halifax County, N.C., and 160 pages of the original manuscript. Also included are items of information on prominent people of Halifax County and some correspondence, 1901-1907, about Alsop's writings.
Materials include land records, receipts, correspondence, and other papers pertaining to the Alston family of Chatham County, N.C. Most of the land records and all of the receipts are photocopies of original materials. The land records cover the period 1770-1831 and document transactions involving Joseph John Alston, William Alston, Gideon Alston, and others. Receipts primarily document the sale of clothing by Junius A. Alston, 1857-1897. Correspondence, 1851-1877, written by women and exchanged with relatives, contains news of family, literary pursuits, and bereavement. Other papers include a freedmen₂s contract and a proposal to open a school.
Archibald Davis Alston, lawyer and planter of Halifax County, N.C.
African-American artist Charles Henry Alston, nicknamed Spinky, was born 28 November 1907 in Charlotte, N.C. He was the youngest of five children born to the Reverend Primus Priss Alston, who was born into slavery in Chatham County, N.C., and Anna Miller Alston. After Primus's death, Anna married Harry Pierce Bearden, artist Romare Bearden's uncle, and moved the family to New York in 1913. Charles Alston worked as a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, illustrator, and educator, gaining national and international recognition. His works are found among the holdings of individuals and permanent museum and gallery collections around the world. Alston married Myra Logan, a noted surgeon at Harlem Hospital.
Joseph J. Alston lived in Selma, Ala.
The collection contains a printed copy of the last will and testament of Joseph John Alston, Halifax County, N.C., 5 January 1780.
Trudy Alston lived near Raymond, Miss., during the Civil War. She kept an occasional diary of events that occurred, 1861-1864, during which time her brother Robert (Bob) and friend Edgar fought in the Confederate Army.
Microfilm of a stud book of William Alston of Waccamaw, Georgetown County, S.C.
Willis Alston (1769-1837) was a United States representative from North Carolina, 1799-1815 and 1825-1831.
MICROFILM ONLY. Genealogy and copies of wills and other family documents, compiled by Henry P. Alves of Guntersville, Ala., 1940-1949, about the Alves, Hogg, Norwood, Gayle, Hodge, Rudy, Jordan, Rivers, Fennell, Allison, and related families. Also included is a typed transcription of a short diary of James William Fennell, surgeon, 9th Alabama Infantry Regiment, concerning military movements and camp life.
Walter Alves of Orange County, N.C., was the son of James Hogg (1730-1804) and Ann McDowal (Alves) Hogg (1732-1801) of Scotland. The family emigrated to America in 1774, settling in North Carolina. His father legally changed his sons' last names from Hogg to Alves in honor of their mother. Walter Alves married Mary Amelia Johnston, daughter of William Johnston (d. 1785) and had with her nine children. Alves, a staunch Federalist, served in the North Carolina General Assembly, 1793- 1795; was a trustee of the University of North Carolina, 1795-1813; and speculated heavily in North Carolina and Tennessee lands.
Philis Alvic is an artist/weaver and writer who maintains a studio in Lexington, Ky. She weaves wall hangings using complex weave structures. Her textiles have been shown at more than 100 exhibits throughout the United States. The collection consists of documentation of early weaving in the Southern Highlands in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and around Penland, N.C.; the beginnings of the Penland School of Crafts (formerly Penland School of Handicrafts); and the weaving room at Crossnore School, Inc., in Crossnore, N.C. Materials include audio cassettes, documents, and photographic slides, most developed by Alvic with grant support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Humanities Council. Audiocassettes contain oral history interviews with weavers, their friends and relatives, and other people connected with the early years of the Penland School. Documents include pamphlets on the history of weaving in the Southern Highlands and other materials. Photographic slides include images of interior and exterior shots of the Penland School, portraits of weavers, slides of crafts, and slides of historic Penland photographs.
Collection consists of the 60 photographic prints used to produce Sodom Laurel Album (2002). Sodom Laurel Album, chronicles Dellie Norton and her family 1975-1994, who lived in the small mountain community of Sodom Laurel, located in Surry County, N.C. The collection also contains a copy of Sodom Laurel Album (2002).
William R. Amberson was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, 1930-1937, advisor to the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and trustee of the Delta and Providence cooperative farms in Mississippi.
Ambrotypes were in production from the early 1850s into the early 1880s. This photographic format replaced earlier methods and quickly became extremely popular due to the lowered cost of processing, relative ease of development, and the superior images produced by the process. The resulting images were encased and had a reputation for being more durable than previous formats.
Between 1984 and 1987, celebrations were held in North Carolina and England to commemorate the 400th anniversary of English colonists settling in America.
The American Association (later Alliance) for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, a division of the National Education Association, was formed in 1927 to awaken a wide and intelligent interest in physical and health education; to acquire and disseminate knowledge concerning it; and to promote such universal physical and health education as will provide well-trained teachers and secure adequate programs throughout the South. The Southern District includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was organized on 1-2 January 1915 in New York, N.Y., to promote the advancement of the standards, ideals, and welfare of the faculty at institutions of higher education. The Association has been most active in the areas of academic freedom and tenure. Thirteen professors at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill organized a chapter of the AAUP in 1916.
Intermittent records of the Chapel Hill branch of the Association, including correspondence, membership information, annual reports of activities filed with the national office in Washington, D.C., programs submitted at conventions of the North Carolina state division, and other miscellaneous materials. Volumes are chiefly minutes and scrapbooks, 1923-1972. There are no papers for the years 1923-1927, 1932-1933, 1936- 1937, 1939-1940, or 1941-1942.
The American Cancer Society is a non-profit organization involved in cancer research, education, advocacy, and service. William Clyde BillFriday acted as president of the North Carolina Division of the organization in the mid-1950s.
In 1984, the Southern Furniture Manufacturers Association (SFMA) and the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers (NFMA) merged to form the American Furniture Manufacturers Association (AFMA). Headquartered in High Point, N.C., AFMA provides educational services to its member companies, a comprehensive public relations program to represent the industry to consumers, government relations to relay member interests to national agencies and officials, and statistical information about home furnishings manufacturing. Records of AFMA and its predecessors, SFMA and NAFM, include correspondence, meeting materials, reports, financial records, surveys, and publications. The collection documents AFMA's organizational structure, member services, and program. Among the topics covered are membership education, management training, government relations, furniture flammability, pollution, safety, consumer affairs, statistical information, and public relations.
The collection contains bulletins and correspondence about American Legion Auxiliary activities in North Carolina, 1936, and membership and officer lists, 1934-1937.
The Southern Division was one of several regional organizations formed from the American Nurses Association. The regional divisions were established to promote the interests of the nurses in the terrritory comprising the division; for the interchange of ideas, and to bring the nurses of the division into closer fellowship (1929). The Southern Division members wre Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Clippings and manuscript notes of an undesignated Tennessean about national politics, chiefly about the American party, to which he was opposed.
The collection contains selected American and English playbills representing a larger collection of playbills for plays presented in the United States and England between approximately 1945 and 2005.
Jessie Daniel Ames was a civil rights worker of Atlanta, Ga., Georgetown, Tex., and Tryon, N.C. Beginning in 1922, Ames served separate roles as secretary and vice-president of the Texas Committee on Interracial Cooperation. By 1929, she had moved to Atlanta, where she was director of Women's Work for the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. During this time, Ames established the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, which functioned as a volunteer component within the Commission.
Scattered family papers of Rufus Amis of Granville County, N.C., including letters, 1848-1850, to his first wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Ragland (1836-1900), from her brother, Robert L. Ragland in Colbert and Barton, Miss.; letters concerning Amis's illness and resignation from the Confederate Army; certificates; receipts; muster rolls, 1861, of Company I, 13th North Carolina Volunteers; and pages from the Amis and Chandler family Bibles and Amis family histories. Correspondence includes microfilm copies of two additional letters, one from Rufus to Bettie, 1857, telling her about prospects for settling in Arkansas and its advantages over North Carolina, and one, 1853, from John Barr Andrews, a student at the University of North Carolina.
North Carolina poet A. R. Ammons (1926- ), who, since 1961, has been on the English faculty of Cornell University. The collection contains letters from Ammons to his sister, Vida Ammons Cox; letters from Ammons to poet William Harmon of the English Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; writings by Ammons, including poems and a World War II journal; photographs; and other items relating to Ammons. The Cox letters chiefly relate to family affairs and to Ammons's life while a student at the University of California at Berkeley and teacher in the Hatteras (N.C.) public school system; the Harmon letters chiefly deal with literary matters and with Ammons's college teaching career. There are also other Ammons materials.
The Amphoterothen Society was founded at the University of North Carolina in the 1912-1913 academic year as a student organization to promote extemporaneous speaking. The society was inactive from 1947 to 1952. In 1959, the society was reorganized by the Forensic Council as an honorary society to recognize thirteen students who exemplify the virtues of leadership, oratory, and service.
Lysander H. Amsden (fl. 1836-1837) studied engineering and worked on a railroad survey in Virginia under Moncure Robinson (1802-1891). The collection includes letters from Amsden, written while he was on a railroad survey at various places in Virginia, to S. M. Robbe, a friend who was a student at Norwich, Vt. The letters discuss Amsden's surveying work, his impressions of Halifax County, Va., and people in the Shenandoah Valley, and other matters.
The Jay Anania Collection consists of audio recordings, 1973, featuring music and interviews from blues performers Arthur Jackson (1911-1977) and Henry Johnson. Filmmaker, Jay Anania, made the recordings while he was an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They were conducted in collaboration with folklorist and record producer, Bruce Bastin, as part of Anania's personal film project on Jackson. Commonly known as Peg Leg Sam, Jackson was an African American blues harmonica player and medicine show performer, from Jonesville, S.C. In his interview Jackson discusses his experiences in show business, medicine shows, radio broadcasting, and riding freight trains. The collection also contains an interview with Henry Johnson, an African American blues performer from Union, S.C. This recording primarily consists of Johnson playing and singing blues songs on guitar. Both Jackson's and Johnson's musical careers ranged from the mid-1930s to the mid-1970s.
The Anderson Family Papers document the family of Charles William Anderson and Lois J. Anderson and their pastoral work at the United Institutional Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C. Included are photographs of the African American family and church, biographical materials, awards and certificates, bible school yearbooks and writings, church financial records and printed materials, and audio reflections on life and ministry by Lois J. Anderson.
Anderson Brothers was a general merchandise firm in Rowan County or Davie County, N.C.
The collection contains 26 transcription discs recorded in the late 1940s by the western swing and country music group Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. The discs were distributed for radio programs by the Tiffany Music Company of Oakland, Calif. Also included are typed transcriptions of Bob Wills radio programs, printed promotional materials for the music group, sheet music for "Back in Dear Old Oklahoma" by "Cactus Jack" Cliff Johnson and Cliff Sundin, and two copies of a publicity photograph.
MICROFILM ONLY. Confederate officer and congressman, and lawyer of Macon, Ga. Chiefly correspondence between Clifford Anderson and his wife Annie during the Civil War. Letters discuss Anderson's military career in Walker's Division, camp life, movements, fighting, and family matters. Other letters are from a soldier in the Macon Light Artillery. Also included are some personal and family letters from before and after the war.
Edward Clifford Anderson (1815-1883) of Savannah, Ga., was a United States Navy officer, planter, Confederate Army officer, mayor of Savannah, insurance company representative, and railroad director. He was married to Sarah McQueen Williamson (1816-1884).
Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) of Wilmington, N.C., was an officer in the United States Navy.
Elizabeth Willis Gloster Anderson was an Episcopalian of Warrenton, N.C., LaGrange, Tenn., and Texas.
George Burgwyn Anderson was a general in the army of the Confederate States of America.
George Wayne Anderson (d. 1872) of Savannah, Ga., was president of Planters Bank of Savannah for 40 years, railroad director, property owner, and executor or administrator of various estates. He was active in the business life of Savannah from the mid 1820s to the early 1870s. His son, Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. (1839-1876), also was a banker as well as a planter; factor and commission merchant; major with the 7th Georgia Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America; and later a colonel and militia officer.
Herschel V. Anderson, a native of North Carolina and later South Dakota state librarian and director of the Mesa Public Library in Arizona, served as a cryptographer and then cryptographic security clerk, 93rd Signal Battalion, 7th United States Army, outside Stuttgart, Germany, January 1956-July 1957. The collection contains letters, postcards, and scrapbooks of Vince Anderson during his cryptography service with the United States Army in Germany, 1956-1957. Letters to his parents in Raleigh, N.C., describe daily life in the Army, his fellow soldiers, and his explorations of Germany and beyond. They tell of his travels in the Black Forest; to Heidelburg and other parts of Germany; to and around Lake Constance; into Switzerland and Liechtenstein; to Copenhagen, Denmark; to Sweden; to Brussels, Belgium; and to London, Cambridge, Ely, and York, England. The scrapbooks contain picture postcards and written descriptions of places that Anderson visited in Europe. The addition of September 2000 contains typed transcriptions of memoirs by Mary Octavia Kemper Anderson (1871-1960) and her son, Paul Kemper Anderson (1898-1987).
James Patton Anderson (1822-1873), native of Tennessee, was a politician in Mississippi and Florida, Mexican War officer, federal officer in the Washington Territory, and Confederate congressman and general. The collection is a typed copy of an autobiographical sketch by Anderson describing his service in political and military posts for both the United States and the Confederacy, with notes added by his wife and daughter for the period 1864-1872.
The collection contains four volumes of testimony in the case of the State vs. John L. Anderson, J. P. Hoggard, Tom Canipe, J. F. Haraway, Florence Blaylock, Howard Overman, Avery Kimery, and Jerry Furlough, concerning the dynamiting of the E. M. Holt Plaid Mill at Burlington, N.C., in September 1934, during the general textile strike called by the United Textile Workers of America.
The collection is a compilation of genealogical notes, 1966-1967, compiled by Marie Epps Anderson, on the descendants of John Caldwell of Cub Creek, Va., scattered over many states and three centuries, with index.
Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright.
Robert Burton Anderson was a Presbyterian minister of Morganton, N.C.
A record of the distribution of slaves from the estate of H. Hunter, 1865, no place indicated; a license to practice medicine in South Carolina, 1819; and microfilm of a recipe book, 1804, belonging to Daniel Hughes and Elizabeth Potts of Maryland, containing recipes for foods, home remedies, and other items.
Andrew Methodist Chapel operated in Sampson County, N.C.
Alexander Boyd Andrews of North Carolina (1841-1915) was a Confederate Army officer, planter, and railroad executive.
Alexdander Boyd Andrews (1873-1946) of Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer; active in the North Carolina and American Bar associations; chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina; amateur statistician; active member of the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association; and trustee of the University of North Carolina, East Carolina Teachers College, and Oxford Orphanage.
The collection contains a letter, 16 March 1856, to Andrews of Rutherford County, N.C., from his brother, J. M. Andrews in Montezuma, Calif., describing his activities buying and selling gold dust, and his wish to come home; and an undated letter from a New York patent medicine dealer asking B. W. Andrews to be his agent for the area.
Charles Haynes Andrews (1835-1905) of Madison and Milledgeville, Ga., was a lawyer, businessman, Confederate Army captain, and author of a history of the 3rd Georgia Infantry Regiment (3rd Regiment of Georgia Volunteers), which served in Maryland, Virginia, and other locations.
Garnett Andrews (1837-1903) of Washington, Ga., Yazoo, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn. was a Confederate army officer, and served as Judge-Advocate at the Confederate court-martial trial of Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) and Jerome Bonaparte Robertson (1815-1890). Varied papers of Andrews consisting of letters to him from Rosalie Beirne of Monroe County, W. Va., before and after their marriage in 1867; estate papers of Rosalie's father, Andrew Beirne of Monroe County; papers pertaining to the courts martial of Confederate generals Lafayette McLaws and Jerome Bonapart Robertson for actions during the Knoxville campaign (Andrews was a Confederate judge advocate); genealogical charts, correspondence, and other items relating primarily to the Andrews family, but also including material on the Beirne, Garnett, and Key families; and letters from, scrapbook of, and collection of autograph letters from famous persons to Andrews's sister, Eliza Frances Andrews of Georgia, author and illustrator under the name Elzey Hay. Persons represented in the autograph collection include Braxton Bragg, Henry Clay, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Asa Gray, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Raphael Semmes, Alexander H. Stephens, and Robert Toombs.
George Reid Andrews (1886-1941) of Montgomery County, N.C., was a Methodist and Congregational minister and member of the Committee on Education and Religious Drama of the Federal Council of Churches, the Church and Drama Association, and the Church and Drama League of America.
Materials documenting the congressional career of Ike Franklin Andrews, a Democrat who represented North Carolina's Fourth Congressional District from 1972 to 1984. For all or part of this period, the Fourth District included Chatham, Franklin, Randolph, and Wake counties. These papers consist largely of constituent correspondence, office files, and campaign materials. Topics documented include relations between constituents and federal agencies, federal projects in Andrews's district, and public policy areas in which Andrews took a special interest, especially agriculture, education, health, veterans' affairs, and the aged. Files of constituent correspondence on such issues as abortion, the Watergate scandal, busing for school integration, and women's rights also are included.
Mildred Gwin Andrews was executive secretary of the Southern Combed Yarn Spinners Association (SCYSA), 1936-1946; expert consultant on textiles to the U.S. Army Office of Quartermaster General and member of the War Production Board's Committee on Industrial Salvage during World War II; field representative for Dudley, Anderson, and Yutzy, a public relations firm, 1946-1952; and director of public relations, 1952-1955, and executive secretary, 1955-1968, of the American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA). While associated with the ATMA, Andrews managed the American Textile Machinery Exhibitions-International, 1952-1965. In the mid-1950s, Andrews directed publicity for the Tungsten Institute. Throughout her life, Andrews published books and articles chiefly, but not exclusively, about textiles. After 1970, Andrews ran a public relations firm, Andrewtex, in Charlotte, N.C. She was also a consultant for the first International Trade Mart in Honduras and a lecturer on textile machinery in Asian countries.
In the spring of 1998, professors Richard (Pete) Andrews, Nicholas Didow, and James Peacock taught INTS 092: Economics, Ethics, and Impacts of the Global Economy: The Nike Example. The interdisciplinary seminar was inspired in part by protests at UNC-Chapel Hill following the renewal of UNC's multi-million dollar deal with Nike. In the course, students examined Nike's labor practices. The course attracted national media attention, particularly when Nike Chief Executive Officer Phil Knight visited campus at the end of the semester to attend the class. Records include the syllabus for the class, notes, student papers and presentations (made accessible with permission), materials used in the course, and news clippings.
Stephen Tippet Andrews served with the 85th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He helped organize Company F and was mustered in as first sergeant of the company in the second half of 1861. Andrews was captured with the Plymouth Pilgrims on 20 April 1864 and was held captive at an unknown location for roughly one year. On 8 April 1865, he was honorably discharged. After the Civil War, he married Margaret Little and worked in a general store. He was appointed postmaster by President Benjamin Harrison and served in this capacity until his death on 13 June 1891.
T. Wingate (Thomas Wingate) Andrews was a school superintendent, 1908-1937, in Orange County, N.C, Reidsville, N.C., Salisbury, N.C., and High Point, N.C.; an official in various religious and state and national educational organizations; and an author on religious and educational themes.
The Noah Angell Collection consists of unedited digital media documenting the African American gospel musician, Connie B. Steadman, of the Badgett Sisters, a folk and gospel group from Yanceyville in Caswell County, North Carolina. North Carolina-born artist, Noah Angell, created the born-digital audio and video materials as part of a documentary work on Steadman. Both audio and video files found in the collection feature interviews conducted by Angell with Steadman, as well as documentation of rural North Carolina, including audio field recordings and video landscape scenes.
Ledger and minutes book of the Anna Jackson Book Club, a literary club founded by women in Lincolnton, N.C., in 1895. The book contains accounts, a mission statement, minutes, and other reports, 1895-1899. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
The Anne C. Stouffer Foundation was established in 1967 by Anne Forsyth of Winston-Salem, N.C., to promote the integration of preparatory schools in the South. Over its eight years of operation, the Foundation helped 142 students, chiefly African Americans, gain admission to preparatory schools in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and other southern states. A driving force in the Foundation's work was novelist John Ehle, who was active in recruiting and placing students. By 1975, the Foundation's goal of preparatory school integration was largely achieved, and the program was halted.
Henry Beasley Ansell (1832-1920) was a native of Knotts Island, Currituck County, N.C.
The Anti-Apartheid Support Group (AASG) was organized and officially recognized as a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in October 1985. From 1985 to 1987, the AASG led the campus movement against apartheid by insisting on divestiture of all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holdings in companies operating in South Africa. Their protests and demonstrations peaked in March and April 1986 when the group erected shanties in front of South Building. The group was dismantled shortly after the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Endowment Board voted in October 1987 to divest all of its holdings in companies operating in South Africa.
The Apollo Records Collection consists of master lacquer disc audio recordings, 1943-1958, affiliated with Apollo Records, a record company and label founded in New York City in 1944. Bess Berman, one of the few women executives in the recording industry, ran Apollo Records from 1948 until it closed in 1962. The company and label was known for their rhythm and blues, doo-wop, gospel, jazz, and rock and roll releases. Notable artists featured on the recordings found in the collection include jazz saxophonist and composer, Charlie Barnet; African American comedian and film actor, Stepin Fetchit; African American male vocal group, The Four Vagabonds; African American gospel singer, Georgia Peach; African American male vocal group, The Larks; female vocal group, The Murphy Sisters; country and western singer, Merle Travis; harmonica instrumentalists, The Three Harpers; and African American blues singer and guitarist, Josh White. The collection also includes scattered memos and tape logs found with the lacquer disc recordings.
Lillie Vause Archbell (1854?-1946) of North Carolina was a leader in affairs of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The collection is two scrapbooks. The first contains clippings of poems, articles, and pictures from newspapers, circa 1870s-1880s, and including University of North Carolina commencement programs for 1882, 1885-1888, and 1891. The other scrapbook contains news items, poems, comic Valentines, etc., 1850s and 1862-1863, compiled by young women in the Archer family, Norfolk, Va. The clippings in the latter volume are pasted in what appears to be a letter book and register of the Spanish consul in Norfolk, circa 1831-1834. The volume is labeled Copiador de Cartas, and includes fifty pages not covered by clippings. These pages contain copies of some letters sent and records of others, all from 1834.
The Archibald D. Murphey Educational Club was formed on 27 October 1913 by members of the University of North Carolina faculty and staff to promote interest in and support for the public schools and teacher-training programs of North Carolina.
Mark Arduini was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 with a B.A. in American Studies. His honors thesis was I'm Home! This is Where I Belong: Narratives of Conversion in a Roman Catholic Community.
The collection of music producer, recording artist, and documentarian Jocelyn Arem contains "filk" music song books, lyric sheets, sheet music, and zines from the 1980s through the 2000s. Included are the “Filk Bible,” “The First Ozark Trilogy Filksong Collection,” and issues of the zine, The PHILK-FEE-NOM-EE-NON, irregularly published by the Philk Press in conjunction with meetings of the Southern California Filkers Anonymous group. Much of the filk music represented in the collection has popular science fiction and fantasy themes including homages to Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
The collection includes mathematics exercise books from Orange County, N.C., 1794-1831; Lawrenceville, Va., undated; Wythe County, Va., 1829-1831; Moore County, N.C., 1841-1843; Lincoln County, N.C., 1842-1843, with two poems by Peter Stewart Ney (1787-1846); Person County, N.C., 1829-1838; Guilford County, N.C., 1817-1840; Nansemond County, Va., 1807-1809, with birth dates listed for members of the Scott family; County, N.C., 1812-1815, with remarks from later dates on purchasing slaves; and two volumes from an unknown location, 1832 and 1841-1874.
Grant Arledge was a farmer in Flat Rock, N.C. He raised cows and other animals; planted tobacco, potatoes, and other crops; cut and sold lumber; and manufactured and sold wine and spirits. Chiefly account books, 1899-1936, of Grant Arledge of Flat Rock, N.C, in which Arledge kept farm records, including notes on crops grown (tobacco, potatoes), livestock (calving, breeding, pasturing of cows), and other farm activities (wood cut and sold, fertilizers applied, beehives maintained). Also included are notes, some in the style of short diary entries, that include documentation of daily activities; recipes; and general facts and useful information. There is also much information that falls under the title "wet goods sold." Arledge was an active moonshiner, producing and selling non-tax-paid wine and liquor; the books list ingredients purchased, recipes for various concoctions, and when and to whom products were made and sold. Almost all of the books are account/memo books given away by banks, fertilizer companies, and other institutions. Most of these books include printed advertisements for goods and services offered by the company that distributed them. Many of Arledge's books were kept in Pierce's Memorandum and Account Books, distributed by R. V. Pierce's World's Dispensary Medical Association of Buffalo, N.Y. These books include advertisements for Pierce's patent medicines (especially the Golden Medical Discovery, which claimed to be effective against any number of ailments) and other services, including Pierce's Invalid's Hotel and urine analysis labs. Also included are general health and beauty tips and testimonials from satisfied customers, many with photographs.
A letter about routine family matters, 1796; a brief business letter, 1832; and forty-six deeds, plats, and pertinent legal papers relating to property and slaves in Bertie, Washington, and Chowan counties, N.C., purchased by Stark Armistead and other members of his family at Windsor and Plymouth, N.C.
MICROFILM ONLY. Letters, 1861-1864, from Edward Hall Armstrong with the 3rd North Carolina Regiment in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, to his family in North Carolina, describing military experiences and camp life; scattered family letters and documents, 1859-1885; and transcriptions of Pearsall family Bible records.
Armstrong was the owner of Woodstock Plantation near Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, Ark., and a Confederate Army officer. His wife was Matilda Greene Armstrong (fl. 1832-1891). Also represented in the collection is his sister, Nancy (Nannie) Armstrong Percy (fl. 1850- 1888), wife of William Alexander Percy of Mississippi and mother of U.S. Senator LeRoy Percy (1860-1929).
John Armstrong lived in Orange County, N.C.
Martin W. B. Armstrong (fl. 1815-1819) attended the University of North Carolina, 1814-1819, but did not graduate from that institution.
Letters, 1992-1995, written by North Carolina folk artist Wiili Armstrong to Tori Knight Ferguson, the owner of the West Side Gallery in Raleigh, N.C., which represented Armstrong and his work.
Arnold family of Providence, R.I., and Bryan County, Ga., and Screven family of Savannah, Ga., whose members included Richard James Arnold (1796-1873), husband of Louisa Carolina Gindrat and native of Providence, R.I., who owned several plantations in Georgia; James Proctor Screven (1799-1859), rice planter, Savannah physician, mayor, and railroad builder, and his wife, Hannah Georgia; her father, Joseph Bryan (1773-1806); and James and Hannah Georgia Screven's son, John Screven (1827-1900), husband of Mary White Footman, rice planter, Confederate officer, mayor of Savannah, and president of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Company. The Arnold and Screven families were united in 1870 by the marriage of John and Mary Screven's daughter, Elizabeth Woodbridge (b. 1852) to Richard and Louisa Arnold's son, Thomas Clay Arnold (1836-1875).
The papers of the Lyman family and Appleton family of Waltham, Mass., and Savannah, Ga., the Arnold family of Providence, R.I., and White Hall plantation, Bryan County, Ga. comprise this collection. Central figures include Mary Ellen Lyman who married first J. Amory Appleton and second Charles S. Arnold; George Lyman Appleton (born 1841); and George's wife, Louisa Caroline Arnold, daughter of Samuel Green and Louisa Arnold. The collection includes correspondence, chiefly 1864-1870, of George Lyman Appleton while in Europe during the Civil War, and of his wife, Louisa; papers pertaining to the Lyman, Appleton, and Arnold families; diary, probably kept by Mrs. George W. Lyman during a trip to England in 1822; diary (1864-1869) kept by Mrs. Mary Ellen (Lyman) Appleton Arnold, telling of running the blockade from Wilmington, N.C., to Nassau, and life in Europe; personal diary (1864-1869) of Louisa Arnold; record (1842) of ships and cargoes of William Appleton and Company, Boston; and other miscellaneous family items.
Herman Frank Arnold (1837-1927), of Memphis, Tenn., was an American musician of Prussian birth.
Richard D. Arnold (1808-1876), native of Savannah, Ga., was a physician, educator, and Georgia state legislator. The collection includes letters received, mainly 1875-1876, by Richard D. Arnold from colleagues, patients, friends, and family. Also included is a scrapbook, 1850s to 1870s, concerning Savannah, Ga., civic affairs and state and national politics.
Archibald Hunter Arrington, son of John Arrington (1764-1844), was a planter of Nash County, N.C., Democratic member of the 27th and 28th U.S. congresses, 1841-1845, and of the first Confederate Congress, 1861. He also served in the North Carolina Secession Convention and as a local official of Nash County. He first married Mary Jones Arrington (1820-1851); his second wife was Kate Wimberly Arrington (1834-1871). Archibald's son John Peter Arrington (fl. 1851-1895), was a sheriff of Nash County, and his brother was Samuel L. Arrington (fl. 1806-1866), who ran the family plantations in Alabama.
George Wimberly Arrington of Nash County, N.C., was educated at schools in various North Carolina locations including Castalia, 1878-1879; Louisburg, 1879; the Bingham School at Mebane, 1880-1882; and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1883.
Katherine Clark Pendleton Arrington (1876-1955) of Warrenton, N.C., was the daughter of Major Arthur S. and Victoria Louis Pendleton. Through her mother she was related to several prominent Virgina families. She was president and chief organizer of the North Carolina State Art Society, a trustee of the University of North Carolinaa, and a member of several women's clubs and patriotic societies for descendants of various groups.
Mary Jones Arrington of Rocky Mount, N.C., taught school in Franklin County, N.C., and was interested in genealogy and local history of Nash County and Edgecombe County, N.C. The collection includes correspondence and collected data of Arrington related to family and local history, including copies of 19th- and 20th-century letters, wills, and Bible records. Families represented include: Arrington, Ballard, Bullock, Bunn, Burt, Clopton, Drake, Hight, Jarratt, Lenoir, Nicholson, Noe, Philips, Sclater, Sims, Swann, Swepson, Thorpe, Vick, and Weston. Also included are copies of 67 letters, 1809-1861, of the Drake family who migrated from North Carolina to various western states, chiefly letters to the family members who settled in Muhlenburg County, Ky., from James Perry Drake (1797-1876), United States land official in Indiana, and Benjamin Michael Drake (1800-1860) Methodist minister and college president in Mississippi. Volumes are mostly notebooks but include minutes of the Rocky Mount Women's Club, 1916-1921.
Peter Arrington (1869-1916) of Virginia was a business man. His brother-in-law was Malvern Hill Palmer (d. ca. 1897), an attorney in Warrenton, N.C.
Samuel Lewis Arrington was born in 1899, probably in Rocky Mount, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina, 1919-1921, and was graduated from the Wake Forest College (now Wake Forest University) School of Law in 1922. The papers of Samuel Lewis Arrington consist of a scrapbook, several telegrams congratulating him on his graduation from law school in 1922, and a birthday card from his mother from 1928 on which is listed his birth year. The scrapbook contains memorabilia from Arrington's days at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., 1919-1921. The book includes detailed listings of the rosters of various UNC athletic teams, comments and news clippings about their performance, and photographs detailing student life at UNC in the early 1920s.
William Joseph Eudy Billy Arthur, North Carolina editor, publisher, columnist, comedian, politician, and businessman. Arthur, a dwarf, toured on the vaudeville circuit, 1929-1930, then attended the University of North Carolina where he majored in journalism and was head cheerleader, 1931-1932. From the 1930s through the 1950s, he edited or wrote for several newspapers. He also represented Onslow County in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1943-1945, and served as House reading clerk, 1955-1961. In 1962, Arthur opened a hobby shop in Chapel Hill, from which he retired in 1980.
Samuel E. Asbury (1872-1962), native of Granville County, N.C., was an historian of Texas, mainly concerned with North Carolinians in the Texas Republic.
Ashe family of Alabama and North Carolina.
John Ashe (1720?-1781) was a Major General in the Revolutionary War.
Samuel A'Court Ashe, Confederate soldier, lawyer, historian, Democratic Party politician, and editor, grew up near Wilmington, N.C, and spent much of his life in Raleigh. He served with the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War, rising to the rank of captain. He wrote about North Carolina history, the Civil War, and the post-war South.
Samuel Ashe (1725-1813) was governor of North Carolina, 1795-1798.
William Willard Ashe was a native of North Carolina; botanist, and forester with the North Carolina Geological Survey, 1892-1905, and the United States Forest Service, 1905-1932.
Lester Eugene Asheim (22 January 1914-1 July 1997), William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975-1984, previously served as assistant professor, 1948-1952; dean of students, 1951-1952; dean, 1952-1961; and professor, 1971-1974, at the Graduate Library School (GLS) of the University of Chicago. He was employed by the American Library Association (ALA) as director of its International Relations Office (IRO), 1961-1966, and director of its Office for Library Education (OLE), 1966-1971. Asheim published notable works on book selection, manpower for librarianship, communication, and international librarianship. Papers, 1940s-1990s, document Asheim's professional activities, including his participation in professional organizations, his work for the American Library Association, his research, and his teaching. Included are correspondence, mostly 1980s-1992, with colleagues and former students; reports on accreditation of library schools; diaries of trips, 1962-1965, to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, reporting on libraries and library education there; a diary of his summer 1979 in Brasilia as a Fulbright lecturer; daily record books, 1960-1992, containing brief comments on his appointments and activities; research papers, articles, talks, and reviews, 1950-1988; and teaching materials. The teaching materials include course outlines, notes, and other materials for courses on research methods for librarians, especially content analysis; the library in society, focusing on censorship and intellectual freedom; agencies and media of mass communication; library education; and communication.
C. Ashley (1790-1848) of Little Rock, Ark., was a lawyer and United States senator, 1844-1848. The collection includes typescript copies of papers of Ashley, including four letters, 1833-1836, from his father, William Ashley, in Hudson, N.Y., chiefly about financial matters.
Samuel Stanford Ashley was a congregational clergyman and educator. He was a member of the North Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1868 and the North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1868-1870.
John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871) was a planter of Sumter and Anderson districts, S.C.; member of S.C. House of Representatives, 1848-1852; comptroller-general, 1853-1857; and Democratic congressman, 1859-1860.
Founded in 1989, the Asian Students Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel is a student organization that promotes awareness of the diversity of the Asian and Asian-American student community. From 1993 to 2006, it published East Wind, a magazine focusing on news and issues related to Asian and Asian-American life and culture. Each year, it hosts Journey into Asia, a cultural show featuring performers from a diverse range of Asian backgrounds, and Baby Blue, a basketball tournament. This collection contains design and promotional material for ASA events, programs from Journey Into Asia, a copy of the constitution-and-bylaws, member lists, cover photos for social media accounts, and profile pictures of ASA officers. It is accompanied by archived websites of email newsletters (2017-2018), selected Facebook events (2016-2017), and the organization’s website (2011).
Letter from E. S. Askew (1874-1958) of Windsor, N.C., to Fred M. Vinson, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, expounding his views on the superiority of the white race and the dangers of miscegenation.
The collection contains a typescript copy of the estate inventory of William Askew of Bertie County, N.C.
The Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley (commonly known as the Eno River Association) is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to conserve and protect the natural, cultural, and historic resources of North Carolina's Eno River basin. Since its inception in 1965, the Association has worked to protect the environmental resources around the river and its tributaries, promoting education and advocacy through environmental and community programs, including a hike series and the long-running annual Festival for the Eno.
The Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL) was formed in 1982 to promote excellence in health information services. The organization fosters resource sharing, information exchange, education, and professional growth of its members. It provides a forum for cooperation, communication, and exchange of ideas, and serves as a liaison to other organizations desiring input from ANCHASL members.
Edward C. Aswell was born in Nashville, Tenn., in 1900. After graduating from Harvard University in 1926, he joined the staff of the Forum, and, in 1930, became assistant editor of The Atlantic Monthly. In 1935, Aswell moved to Harper & Brothers as an assistant editor of general books, later becoming editor-in-chief. While assistant editor, Aswell persuaded Thomas Wolfe to sign with Harper & Brothers. Before Wolfe left on his trip through the western United States during which he acquired the illness that led to his death, he turned over to Aswell a large amount of manuscript material. After Wolfe's death in September 1938, Aswell began editing the material Wolfe left behind. The result of this work was two posthumous novels, The Web and the Rock (1939) and You Can't Go Home Again (1941), and one volume of short stories, The Hills Beyond (1941). Aswell moved from Harper & Brothers to the trade-book department of McGraw-Hill and then to Doubleday & Company, where he was senior editor. He succeeded Maxwell Perkins as administrator of the Thomas Wolfe Estate in 1947. Aswell died in 1958.
American novelist Thomas Clayton Wolfe (3 October 1900-15 September 1938) was born in Asheville, N.C., and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., from fall 1916 until his graduation in spring 1920. He died in Baltimore, Md., at age thirty-seven of tuberculosis of the brain.
The collection contains a diploma, 1849, of Martha A. R. Malone of Limestone Country, Ala., from the Tennessee Conference Female Institute, Athens, Ala., signed by Daniel Coleman, George S. Houston, and others; and a resolution, 1852, of a citizens' committee against disorderly conduct of part of the citizenry.
The Athens Boiler and Machine Works was formed from companies that started in Athens, Ga., around 1848. In 1972, the company moved to Elberton, Ga. It ceased operations in 1994. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, pictures, and other records of Athens Boiler and Machine Works in Athens, Ga. Correspondence chiefly concerns buying and selling goods, including such matters as giving or receiving price quotations or settling questions regarding invoices. In the 1930s, most correspondence is with other companies in Georgia and concerns selling shot wheels, emery rings, or buffers, or buying engines or felt. During World War II, much correspondence concerns selling boilers. There are also records relating to government agencies and requirements, including the Office of Price Administration, the Office of Defense Transportation, and the War Production Board. In 1944 and 1945, there are many letters to and from school systems about boilers for canning plants. There is also correspondence with several boiler, burner, and granite organizations, including the American Monument Association. There are also ledgers, financial statements, daily journals, inventories, price lists, purchase orders, and other financial records, including accounts receivable and accounts payable, 1935-1986. Other records are chiefly related to advertising and promotion of products. Scattered personnel records relate to employees, employment policies, pay, and benefits. There are also pictures of boilers, polishing wheels, machinery, and aerial photographs of an unidentified industrial area.
The collection contains genealogical charts showing descendants of Lewis Atkins, of John Smith and Mary (Gilchrist) Smith, and of Archibald McNeill. The charts include Alexander, Cameron, McAllister, McCraney, McKeithan, Murphy, Neill, Parker, Pope, Rand, Reid, Robinson, Wilder, and other North Carolina family connections.
James Atkins (1850-1923) was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; the bishop of North Carolina; the president of Asheville Female College, 1879-1889; and the president of Emory and Henry College, 1893-1896.
Belle Atkinson was a resident of San Marcos, Tex. The collection includes genealogical data and miscellaneous family papers of members of the Atkinson family of San Marcos and Gonzales County, Tex., 1860-1927; a letter about making friends at the University of Virginia, 1838; and a Confederate Memorial Day speech to a gathering of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, circa 1897, by M. A. Barber.
MICROFILM ONLY. Letters of F. A. Wayne, Methodist, concerning religious practices and theological questions, and two religious lectures; and letters of several unidentified Confederate soldiers in Virginia relating to religious, battlefield, and hospital conditions.
William F. Atkinson of Goldsboro, N.C., traveled to Switzerland, 1868-1869, to recruit immigrant laborers to work as planters in North Carolina.
The Atlantic Coast Line was based in Wilmington, N.C., and possessed rail that ran through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The Atlantic Coast Line later formed part of the CSX Transportation System.
William Attmore (1750-1800) was a merchant and shipper of Philadelphia, Pa., and New Bern, N.C., who married Sarah Sitgreaves (1771-1843) of New Bern in 1790. They had four children including a son, George Sitgreaves Attmore.
Atwood & Company was a Philadelphia, Pa., general merchandise wholesale firm. The collection includes correspondence of Atwood & Company. Letters are from merchants in the East, the Midwest, and scattered through the South, in regard to merchandise, shipment of goods, and payments and credit arrangements. Also included are letters from the merchants' bankers and lawyers.
Sergeant John Murray Atwood was a Union soldier who served in the 29th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (29th Massachusetts Volunteers) and the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers.
August Wilhelm was the fourth son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, (1859-1941). He continued to use the title Prince of Prussia after father's abdication in 1918; he supported the National Socialists in the 1930s.
Jacob Luther Aull (1835-1923) of Aull Hills, Newberry County, S.C., owned sawmills, flour mills, and gristmills in Newberry County, S.C., 1854-1871, and in Dyson, Edgefield County, S.C., 1872-1923.
Members of the Auman family lived chiefly in Randolph and Moore counties, N.C.
In 1906 Frederick Aunspaugh, an insurance agent, married Ruth McCoy in Norfolk, Va., where they lived until 1925 when they moved to Raleigh, N.C. The Aunspaugh's daughter Ruth married Frank Daniels of Raleigh in 1929.
Jeremiah Austill (born 1794), a commission merchant, was involved in campaigns against Native Americans in Georgia and Alabama. The collection includes two typescripts: Partial autobiography of Jeremiah Austill, concerning his Indian campaigns in Georgia and Alabama, Andrew Jackson, and experiences as a commission merchant; and Early Life of Margaret Ervin Austill, including an account of the marriage of her parents, John Eades and Jenny Fee Eades, their emigration from Georgia to points south, and their experiences on the frontier and with the Cherokee Indians.
William Austine, of Connecticut, was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and an officer with the United States Army in Mexico.
Auxiliary Services include: Armored Car, Carolina Dining Services, UNC Student Stores, Carolina Managed Print Services, UNC Print Stop & Copy Center, Horace Williams Airport, Laundry, PID Office, UNC One Card, University Mail Services, Vending. Boxes 1-3 returned to Carolyn Elfland; Student Stores, Campus Merchandising Records: Rut Tufts, Director Auxiliary Services. Notebooks for each fiscal year contain calendars, reports, staff meeting notes, logs, etc. Acquired as part of University Archives.
The Avery family of Burke County, N.C., was prominent in western North Carolina, owning extensive tracts of land and actively participating in local and state politics. Family members include Waightstill Avery (1741-1821), who served on the committee that drew up the first North Carolina constitution and was the state's first attorney general; his wife, Leah Probart Franck Avery; their son, Isaac Thomas Avery (1785-1864); his wife, Harriet Erwin Avery; and their children, William Waightstill Avery (1816-1864), Clarke Moulton Avery (1819-1864), Thomas Lenoir Avery (1821-1852), Isaac Erwin Avery (1828-1863), Alphonso Calhoun Avery (1835-1913), and Willoughby Francis Avery (1843-1876). The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, legal papers, financial materials, and other papers relating to members of the Avery family and related Erwin, Lenoir, and Probert families. Personal correspondence concerns family affairs. Business correspondence concerns land; purchasing and hiring out of slaves; agriculture; politics; and financial, business, and legal affairs. Also included are several Civil War letters of Isaac Thomas Avery and Isaac Erwin Avery (1828-1863) with the 6th North Carolina Regiment, official war correspondence, letters concerning Isaac Erwin Avery's death at Gettysburg, and notes concerning deserters. Also included are bills; receipts; estate papers and wills; account books documenting the Avery plantation at Swan Ponds and other plantations, including the distribution of goods to slaves and purchase and hiring out of slaves; papers relating to gold purchases at the State Bank of North Carolina and gold mines; and a copy of Andrew Jackson's 1788 challenge to a duel with Waightstill Avery. Also included are biographical materials; genealogical materials; clippings; Civil War materials relating to Isaac Erwin Avery (1828-1863); publications by Isaac Erwin Avery (1871-1904); a recipe book and poetry of Harriet Erwin Avery; an undated, four-page dialogue poem, titled Folly's Dialogue, by the Colored Bard of North Carolina, the pen name of George Moses Horton, a Chatham County, N.C., slave and poet; and other materials.
MICROFILM ONLY. Avery and Marsh families of Petite Anse Island Plantation, later Avery Island, near New Iberia in Iberia Parish, La., and of Baton Rouge, La. Prominent family members were Dudley Avery (d. 1816), medical officer of the Drafted Militia in New Orleans, 1814-1816; his son, Daniel Dudley Avery (1810-1879) of Baton Rouge, lawyer, state senator, judge, and sugar planter; John Craig Marsh (1789-1857), who originally acquired Petite Anse Island Plantation; his son, George Marsh (d. 1859); and his daughter, Sarah Craig Marsh (1818-1878), who married Daniel Dudley Avery in 1837.
Alphonso Calhoun Avery of Burke County, N.C., was a lawyer, a judge in the North Carolina Superior Courts, a North Carolina Supreme Court justice, and a major in the 6th North Carolina Regiment during the Civil War. He married Susan Washington Morrison in 1861 and Sallie Love Thomas in 1888. He had eleven children, including Isaac Erwin Avery and Gladys Avery Tillett. The collection contains personal and professional correspondence, legal papers, financial materials, and other papers of Alphonso Calhoun Avery. Correspondence concerns family and business affairs, legal work, land transactions, politics, and various legal and historical publications to which he contributed. Included are letters from Avery's son, Isaac Erwin Avery, about his experiences in Shanghai, China, 1894-1895. Legal papers consist of deeds, indentures, surveyors' reports, land plats, powers of attorney, and papers relating to Avery's legal career. Financial papers consist of bills, receipts, purchase lists, and account books. Also included are legal and financial papers relating to Western North Carolina Railroad contractors Chambers and Avery and to various family members' estates. Other papers include biographical and genealogical materials relating to the Love, Erwin, Thomas, and other families; Avery's publications and writings on Civil War and western North Carolina history; Civil War papers relating to Avery and his brother, Colonel Isaac Erwin Avery; recipe and remedy books of Susan Washington Morrison Avery; and volumes containing notes on legal cases, lectures on legal topics, and Civil War clippings and letters. Also included are letters and legal papers relating to land holdings of William Holland Thomas, Sallie Love Thomas Avery's father, who represented the North Carolina Cherokee and acquired vast amounts of land that came under dispute following his financial collapse. Letters concern the Thomas heirs' legal claims, some handled by Charles Walter Tillett, to the land, mineral rights, and Cherokee land boundaries. Legal papers relate to court cases about the lands and include indentures, plats, petitons, notes, testimony, and Thomas's power of attorney for the North Carolina Cherokee.
Isaac Avery was presumably an Anglican clergyman of Virginia.
James Avery (1791-1872) was a planter, chairman of supervisors of Burke County, N.C., common schools, and justice of the peace.
Awards Committee for Education, Inc., a foundation based in Winston-Salem, N.C., founded in 1981 with the mission of identifying educationally talented young people in the state, honoring them through recognition, and enhancing their educational opportunities.
William B. Aycock was a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Law, 1948-1985, and served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1957-1964.
Cyrus Aydlett (1909- ) was a native of North Carolina, who enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard as an ensign in 1942. He was a supply and coding officer for the Coast Guard and was sent to England in February 1944 on the U.S.S. Bayfield. He was involved in action at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Normandy, and southern France. Discharged as a lieutenant in January 1946, he returned to his wife Augusta in Elizabeth City, N.C., and established the Elizabeth City Finance Company. The collection includes correspondence, journals, ship documents, military and travel memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and photographs chiefly relating to the World War II military career of Cyrus Aydlett; a few photographs from after World War II; photographs, 1918-1932, of Nags Head, N.C.; and yearbooks, 1923 and 1926, from the seventh grade of the Elizabeth City Grammar School, Elizabeth City, N.C. Correspondence is mainly between Aydlett and his wife Augusta and concerns daily life, family news, and Augusta's pregnancy and their new child, as well as Aydlett's travels in Europe and daily military life. Aydlett's journals, 1944-1945, provide information about life aboard his ship, the U.S.S. Bayfield, sailing conditions, Aydlett's duties as supply officer, and Aydlett's feelings and fears about going into battle. They describe visits to European cities and the devastation found in the bombed areas. They include considerable detail on the days leading to and following D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Also included are photographs of European cities and people and various members of the Bayfield crew. There are several notable images of troops mobilizing at Iwo Jima.
Romeyn Beck Ayres (1825-1888) of New York was a United States Army officer. The collection includes the diary of Ayres, August 1847-June 1848, describing travel from New York to Vera Cruz, Mexico, events in places where he was garrisoned in Mexico (Jalapa, Perote, La Puebla de los Angelos, Fort Loretto, and Mexico City), and journeys between stations.
Edward Babel began studying folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972. In 1975, Babel began conducting research for his thesis on the hammered dulcimer tradition, particularly that of Randolph County, N.C. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, audio tapes, and other materials, 1959-1980, relating to Edward Babel's research on the hammered dulcimer. Most of the items relate to dulcimers belonging to individuals, some of them musicians, or to museums. Included are a manuscript, audio recordings, and photographs, 1975-1977, relating to Harvey Jones, a hammered dulcimer player from Ramseur, N.C.; a manuscript and photographs, 1975, relating to Mrs. James P. Johnson's dulcimer, which had belonged to her father, William Butler; a manuscript and photographs, 1975, of a dulcimer belonging to the Old Salem, Inc., collection in Winston-Salem, N.C.; a manuscript and photograph, 1959-1975, relating to the dulcimer belonging to Mrs. Artemus Ward; a manuscript and photographs, undated, relating to the hammered dulcimer from the mid-19th century that was purchased by folklorist Alan Jabbour from a woman in Coleridge, N.C.; a manuscript, photographs, and audio recordings, 1975-1976, relating to Virgil Craven; and a manuscript and photographs, 1975, of a dulcimer on display at the North Carolina Division of Archives and History in Raleigh, N.C. The Virgil Craven audio recordings are of jam sessions held at Craven's home in Randolph County, N.C. They feature Virgil on hammered dulcimer, Lauchlin Shaw on fiddle, Fred Olson on guitar, and Glenn Glass on banjo.
Ellyn Bache, writer of Wilmington, N.C., grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the mid-1960s. She has published non-fiction under the pen name Ellen Matthews, and, with her husband, young adult fiction under the pen name E. M. J. Benjamin. Much of Bache's writing is set in southern locales and deals with race relations and southern culture in general. Papers consist chiefly of writings, including drafts of novels, short stories, and screenplays; journal and newspaper articles; and a musical play. Clippings are of fiction and non-fiction works, mid 1970s-late 1980s. There are also subject files concerning character development and historical research conducted while writing and revising The Activist's Daughter (Spinster's Ink, 1997), a novel about student activists and racial unrest at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963.
The collection contains a manuscript by Annie J. Backus, tracing the descent of Mrs. Thomas Pinckney Waring's family, of Savannah, Ga., from the Backus family of Norwich, England, 1637-1908. Genealogical research includes character and family sketches, ancestral anecdotes, and childhood recollections. Parents' marriage and courtship, mother's teaching school, and author's debut in society as well as encounters with Indians, condemned prisoners, and hurricanes are mentioned.
MICROFILM ONLY. United States senator from Georgia. Three diary volumes of Bacon, 1853, 1861, and 1868; and two letters, one from Bacon to his mother, 1864, and one to Bacon requesting aid in passing local bills. The 1853 volume, kept while Bacon attended school in Tuskegee, Ala., concerns school, play, church, relatives, and friends in Tuskegee. The 1864 volume deals with Bacon's experiences as an officer in the Ninth Georgia Regiment, including movement and engagements in the fall of 1864, with a map of the area around Bull Run and twenty- eight pages of extracts from letters Bacon had written home, August- November 1861. The 1868 volume concerns Bacon's trip from Macon, Ga., to New York City to attend the Democratic National Convention, and political meetings and related business in Georgia; it includes a copy of a speech Bacon delivered on September 5 in Covington, Ga.
Henry Bacon was a civil engineer, railroad executive, and stockbroker. He was a resident of Massachusetts; then Smithville (now Southport), N.C., 1867-1882; and Wilmington, N.C., 1882-1891. Bacon played a prominent part in the expansion of railroads throughout New England, the Middle West, and eastern North Carolina. The collection includes business papers and personal correspondence, 1836-1873, of Bacon, relating to the Boston and Maine, Great Falls and Conway, and Illinois Central railroads during their periods of building and expansion. Also included are maps, deeds, account books, and journals and diaries, which span the years 1867-1891, when Bacon lived in Smithville (now Southport), and Wilmington, N.C. The papers reflect Bacon's work, from 1876 until his death, with the United States Army Corps of Engineers on coastal surveys, channel improvements, port facilities, railroads, and army installations in Wilmington, along the Cape Fear River, and in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties.
Members of the Bacot family were cotton planters of the Mars Bluff Plantation near Florence in the Darlington District, S.C., and, beginning in 1865, partners in the Jarrot & Bacot Drug Store in Florence.
The collection is a Bible with birth and death dates for members of the Lord, Espy, and Bacot families of North Carolina.
Peter Brockington Bacot (1838-1924) was a physician of Florence and Charleston, S.C. The collection includes medical, drug, cotton, and personal accounts, scattered other medical and business papers of Bacot; and photocopies of items in other repositories.
The Badger family of North Carolina included George E. Badger, superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and United States senator, 1844-1855, of Raleigh, N.C.; his third wife, Delia Haywood Williams Badger; their children, Mary Badger Hale (b. 1836) and Thomas Badger (b. 1843); Badger's daughter, Kate Badger Haigh (b. 1827); and his wife's daughter Melissa Williams.
George E. Badger, superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and U.S. senator, 1844-1855, of Raleigh, N.C.
Kenneth W. Badgett of Dobson, Surry County, N.C., collected these materials. The collection includes items relating to Devotion, the Surry County estate that Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., and Elizabeth Dillard Reynolds built between 1930 and 1939 for entertaining and farming. Folger family materials include a bound memorial address for Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941) of Dobson, who practiced law in Mount Airy, N.C., and served in the United States Congress, 1939-1941; three photographic portraits of John Hamlin Folger (1880-1963), also a lawyer and legislator of Mount Airy; and a photograph of the Folger house in Dobson, ca. 1900. Hamlin family materials include photocopies of clippings relating to fiddler Stephen Crawley Hamlin (1869-1936) and copies of photographs of Dobson and of family members. Materials relating to the W. E. Reid Company, general merchants of Dobson, include photocopies of letters, bills, and receipts, chiefly from 1931; a photocopy of a 1935 employee account book; a coin offering the bearer a $1.00 discount on merchandise at the store; and a copy of a photograph, ca. 1935, of the store. The addition of June 2001 contains research files compiled by Badgett relating to the Boy Scouts of America. Most of these materials are newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other printed matter, 1913-2001, that broadly address the topic of the Boy Scouts and homosexuality. Also included is a file devoted to Boy Scouts and minorities and other more general materials relating to boys and scouting.
William Badham Junior, of Edenton, N.C., was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1852-1855.
George William Bagby was an author and editor in Richmond, Va.
Bagley family members included William Henry Bagley (1833-1886), clerk of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1868-1887; his wife Adelaide, daughter of Jonathan Worth; Worth Bagley, a United States naval cadet and ensign, who was killed in the Spanish- American War; William Henry Bagley (1877-1936), a newspaper executive in Raleigh, N.C.; Adelaide (Bagley) Daniels and her husband, Josephus Daniels, secretary of the Navy, United States ambassador to Mexico, and Raleigh newpaper publisher; and George C. Worth (1867-1937), a Presbyterian missionary in China.
Native of Currituck County, N.C., experimental farmer and seedsman, state and federal official. Personal and business papers of Dudley Warren Bagley, chiefly from the 1920s, relating to Bagley's activities as officer of many local, state, and national organizations concerned with cooperative marketing, political, practical, and scientific aspects of agriculture; as state legislator, 1933 and 1935; as trustee of North Carolina State College (now University) particularly interested in agricultural education; as an active Democrat; as civic leader for the multi-county area in the Albemarle-Currituck sounds region of North Carolina; and as 1st chairman, 1935-1940, of the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority (unofficial papers). Considerable correspondence and two manuscript biographies concern Joseph Palmer Knapp (1864-1951), New York magazine publisher with a home in Currituck County, particularly relating to his interest in wildlife conservation and philanthropy. Ben Dixon MacNeill (1889-1960), North Carolina newspaperman, author, and authority on the North Carolina Outer Banks, was a regular correspondence. Bagley was a close friend from the early 1920s of Lindsay Carter Warren (born 1889), United States representative and comptroller-general and was in Washington, D.C., as Warren's assistant, 1940-1946 (unofficial papers). Separately arranged papers pertain to business affairs and plant experiments at Bagley's own farm where he bred new varieties of corn and other crops and grew high quality plants for sale as seed. Also included are papers of his wife, Ida Frost (Bray) Bagley (born 1896).
William Bagley attended the University of North Carolina in the 1840s.
George F. Bahnson (1805-1869) was a Moravian minister and bishop in Lancaster, Pa., who moved to Salem, N.C., in 1849. The collection includes a diary, 1845-1846, of Bahnson, kept in a book in which daily devotions printed in German alternate with blank pages for diary entries. Bahnson kept his diary (in English) while he was serving as preacher and teacher in Lancaster, Pa. He recorded church and school affairs, congregational visits, personal and family events, and pious reflections.
Henry Theodore Bahnson was born in Lancaster, Pa., the son of George Frederic Bahnson, a Moravian bishop. In 1849, the family moved to Salem, N.C. Bahnson pursued theological studies at the Moravian Theological Seminary at Bethlehem, Pa. In 1862, Bahnson returned to North Carolina, where he served in the 2nd North Carolina Infantry Battalion until his capture at the Battle of Gettysburg. After six months of captivity divided between the Baltimore City Jail and Point Lookout, Md., he was exchanged and began service with the 1st North Carolina Sharpshooters Battalion. He served with this unit until his capture in the course of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Va. After a brief internment in Virginia, he was released and made his way back to Salem, N.C. After the war, Bahnson studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; he spent the balance of his life practicing medicine in Salem, N.C.
The Bellamy and Bailey families of Florida and North Carolina included General William Bellamy (1790-1867), and Abram Bellamy (1799 or 1800-1839).
Writings and addresses by James Osler Bailey (1903-1979) about Thomas Hardy, Victorian literature, science fiction, and the teaching of reading and writing. Subject files include teaching plans, course syllabi, course examinations, subject notes, and a few letters from graduate students. Also included are a play, Strike Song: A play of the Southern mills, written by Bailey and his wife, Loretto Carroll Bailey, in 1929; material relating to William T. Couch; the Friends of the Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Turkey, where Bailey taught, 1954-1957.
James B. Bailey (1820-1864), his wife, Mary N. Bailey, and their children, including their son, C.O. Bailey, moved from Hickory Bend, a plantation near Montgomery, Ala., to Alachua County, Fla., near Gainesville, in 1852. There, Bailey became active in local politics as county treasurer (circa 1857), candidate for commissioner of roads, and member of the county's Central Committee, which coordinated mobilization for the Civil War. During the war, Bailey served as Superintendant of Labor for the Engineers Department of Eastern District Florida. C.O. Bailey attended West Military Institute in Nashville, Tenn.
Jesse James Bailey was born in Madison County, N.C. He served as sheriff of Madison County, 1920-1922, and of Buncombe County, 1928-1930. Much of his career as sheriff was spent enforcing Prohibition laws. In addition to his work as sheriff, Bailey worked for 58 years as a telegrapher and a detective for the Southern Railroad.
John Lancaster Bailey was a resident of Pasquotank County, N.C., then Hillsborough, and, finally, Asheville, N.C. He was a superior court judge, served in the state legislature, 1827-1830, and was a delegate to the state convention of 1835. Bailey married Priscilla Brownrigg of Edenton, N.C., in 1821. Their daughter was Sarah Jane Bailey Cain (1828-1927), wife of William Cain (d. 1855) of Orange County. Among their grandchildren were Elizabeth B. Cain (1850-1929), who married John Steele Henderson in 1874, and William Cain (1847-1930), engineer and professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina.
Mary E. Bailey (1845-1922) was likely the daughter of James B. Bailey of Alabama and Alachua County, Fla.
The documentary film Shalom Y'all, directed by third-generation southern Jew and New Orleans, La., native Brian Bain, details Jewish culture and identity in the American South. In the film, Bain travels 4,200 miles by car across the same route his grandfather took as a traveling salesman. Bain interviews a variety of southern Jews, including a Jewish African American police chief, a kosher butcher, a Golden Gloves boxer, and a former congressman. He also explores the role played by southern Jews in a variety of historical settings, such as the American Civil War, the civil rights movement, and the Ku Klux Klan.
The collection is a letter, 17 September 1917, to Mrs. Charles W. Bain from Elizabeth Blackwell, a Northerner, about her sudden departure form Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1862.
Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915) was professor of Greek at the University of South Carolina, 1898-1910, and at the University of North Carolina, 1910-1915. He was an author of textbooks and editor of classical texts. He was also a schoolmaster and teacher in the southern states before 1898. He received an M.A. in 1895 from the University of the South, graduated from the University of Virginia, and attended Colonel William Gordon McCabe's school in Virginia. The collection includes correspondence, notes, and writings of Bain, chiefly letters from southern classical scholars and other southern educators. Correspondents include Colonel William Gordon McCabe (1841-1920), founder and headmaster of the University School at Petersburg and Richmond, Va., and rector of the University of Virginia; Willis H. Bocock, professor of Greek at the University of Georgia; Eben Alexander; and Basil L. Gildersleeve (1831-1924).
Elizabeth Tannahill Bain (1893-1967?) lived at Chapel Hill, N.C., and Virginia Beach, Va. She was the daughter of Charles Wesley Bain (1864-1915), professor of Greek and Latin at the University of North Carolina, and Isabel Plummer Bain, a native of Petersburg, Va. As an adult, Bain served as department secretary to the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina.
Hope Bain (born 1795) was a Universalist minister who lived in Baltimore, Md., and in various towns in eastern North Carolina, finally settling in Goldsboro, N.C.
Alfred H. Baird (born 1843) was a Confederate colonel from Asheville, N.C.
Herman Glenn Baity, internationally known sanitary engineer and professor of sanitary engineering at the University of North Carolina, 1926-1955.
The Baker family resided in Locust Hill, Caswell County, N.C., and Louisa County, Va.
Members of the Baker family resided in various regions of North Carolina and Virginia and included Lawrence Baker, Henry Baker, Mary Baker, James Baker, and Richard W. Baker.
The Bakers and related families lived primarily in Virginia and North Carolina from the 17th century to the 1930s. This collection contains chiefly correspondence, compilations, and copies of wills, letters, and other papers concerning the history of the Baker and numerous related lines, including the Allen, Ballard, Bray, Brownrigg, Cooper, de Graffenreid, Gregory, Iredell, Johnson, Jones, Keeling, Norworthy, Pipkin, Pugh, and Wiles families, collected by Blanche Baker, 1890s to 1930s. Original items include antebellum family correspondence of her father, William J. Baker (fl. 1830-1889) of Gates County, N.C.; and his letters home, 1862-1865, while a Confederate officer in Virginia. Also included are two letters in diary form. One, July 1841, is that of a young girl, probably Sarah Collins (fl. 1830-1882), later wife of William J. Baker, addressed to William, describing her daily activities. The other, June 1841, was kept by William J. Baker for Sarah, while he was studying law in Richmond, Va., and describes his studies and social activities.
The collection of historian Bruce E. Baker contains sound recordings made in 1961 of musicians performing North Carolina ballads, accompanying descriptive notes about the recordings, and a copy of his 1995 thesis written in fulfillment of a master's degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Baker's thesis titled examines the cultural effects of lynching in North Carolina at the turn of the twentieth century and analyzes specific ballads, including "The Death of Emma Hartsell" and "The Murder of Gladys Kinkaid," which commemorate lynching cases in the state. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Baker, a native of Connecticut, wrote these letters home to his future wife, Adelaide Raphel, describing his impressions of Little Rock, Ark., business prospects there, and a trip to New Orleans, La.
Everard Green Baker (b. 1826) of Jefferson County, Panola County, and Hinds County, Miss., was the son of Thomas Baker and Elizabeth Green. He married Laura Lavinia Alexander (1834-1860), daughter of Amos and Lavinia Alexander of Moss Hill, Adams County, on 6 September 1849. After Laura's death, he married Sallie Flemming around 1863. He had at least 13 children.
George Washington Baker of Washington County, N.Y., served with Company K, 123rd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. The collection includes letters of Lt. George Washington Baker, who served with the Army of the Potomac. He was involved in campaigns in Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina, which he described in letters to his family in Upper Granville, N.Y. Included in these letters is much description of the Battle of Chancellorsville and the capture of Atlanta. He discussed at length army food, picket duty, and his opinions on current political issues, including the replacement of generals, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the presidential race. His sisters Lizzie and Ellen taught school in the South before the war, and the collection includes a few of their pre-war letters, among them Lizzie's description of a murder in Alabama, as well as other family letters written before and after the war.
The collection is a letter, 30 May 1807, to Isaac L. Baker, near Winchester, Va., from his uncle, Samuel Lewis, in Philadelphia, giving family news and describing the recent student rebellion at the College of New Jersey in Princeton.
Simmons Jones Baker appears to have been a physician of Scotland Neck, N.C.
William B. Baker of Goodales Corner, Me., was a federal soldier in Company D, 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment, Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.
George Beall Balch (1821-1908) of Tennessee received an appointment in 1837 from Alabama as midshipman in the U.S. Navy. On the Princeton and the Falcon he took part in the Mexican War. As a lieutenant on the Plymouth he was a member of the Perry expedition to Japan. Balch remained in the Navy through the Civil War, commanding the Pocahontas and the Pawnee in operations along the east coast from Jacksonville, Fla. to Georgetown, S.C. After the war, Balch held a series of posts with the Navy, retiring as a rear admiral in 1883.
Mary and Elizabeth Baldwin were the socially prominent daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baldwin. They hosted events first in Macon, Ga., and, after 1933, in Savannah, Ga., where they socialized with students from Wesleyan Conservatory, where Mary studied journalism, and Mercer University. Elizabeth married Adam Leopold Alexander in 1939 and had two children. The collection includes two scrapbooks, some letters, and other materials. The larger scrapbook, constructed by Mary Baldwin, ca. 1927-1934, contains newspaper clippings, invitations, greeting cards, dance cards, programs, letters and notes, telegrams, bridge tallies, and photographs. Her second, smaller, scrapbook contains signatures and toasts, as well as photographs of family and friends. There are several folders of letters that were removed from the scrapbook and loose materials that did not necessarily come from the scrapbooks. These folders contain miscellaneous notes, letters from Adam Leopold Alexander to Elizabeth, and a small number of clippings. Also included are photographs, most of which are unidentified.
Articulate, analytical, lengthy letters from Daniel H. Baldwin, merchant of Savannah, Ga., 1860-1861, and New York City, 1867-1869, to William Baldwin in Massachusetts, commenting on the secession crisis, the Republican Party, the economy, Reconstruction, and race relations; and a receipt, 1859.
George Johnson Baldwin (1856-1927), capitalist and civic leader, was born in Savannah, Ga. An 1877 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began his career as a chemist, but quickly became associated with diverse industries and companies, especially Stone & Webster, a Boston, Mass., firm of electrical engineers, financiers, and managers of street railway and public utilities companies. During World War I, Baldwin lent his business expertise to the shipping and shipbuilding industries. Throughout his life, he was an active Savannah civic leader and philanthropist.
J. A. Baldwin (fl. 1855-1864) was apparently a merchant of general goods in Covington, Richmond County, N.C.
John K. Baldwin was a skilled laborer of Bladen County, N.C., who did carpentry, blacksmithing, and mechanical work, and ran two sawmills.
The collection contains the autobiography of Lucy Hull Baldwin (died 1923), describing her childhood in Atlanta, Ga., during the Civil War, plantation life, living in New York, N.Y., and Savannah, Ga.; poems and short stories by her; and dramatizations of works by Charles Dickens.
Luther S. Baldwin was a general merchant of Lambville, Chatham County, N.C.
Russell Glenwood Baldwin (1925-2014) of Rocky Point and Leland, N.C., was a World War II veteran, graduate of the University of North Carolina, journalist, import-export business owner, technical writer, and founding mayor of Leland, N.C. Papers and photographs document his childhood; military service; education; political activism with organizations promoting world government and nuclear disarmament; and his successive careers. His writings document the intellectual life of a young man and include notes and essays on his reading habits and other self-reflective topics and fictional explorations of racism and interracial relationships, and the state of the world in the post-World War II era.
The collection contains miscellaneous items, 1940-1948, including a letter from Mrs. Hal Worth, North Carolina Society of County Historians, describing a trip into Randolph County, N.C., and enclosing a photograph of the tombstones of Andrew Balfour (died 1782), Elizabeth Balfour (died 1818), and their son; a newspaper clipping about Andrew Balfour's death; and a biographical sketch of Elizabeth Balfour from The State, 17 February 1940, who was appointed postmistress at Salisbury, N.C., in 1796.
MICROFILM ONLY. Lawyer, journalist, and farmer of Greenville, Miss. Diary giving detailed account of community culture, social and religious activity, and physical conditions around Greenville, Miss.
John Ball and Keating Simons Ball (1818-1891) were planters of Charleston District, S.C.
Records of three generations of the Ball family at a group of Cooper River plantations, Charleston District (later Berkeley County), S.C., including Cedar Hill, Halidon Hill, Hyde Park, Jericho, Limerick, Midway, and Quinby. Volumes include intermittent slave, planting, and weather records, 1804-1890; minutes, 1847-1858, of the Strawberry Agricultural Society; and a hog killing record, 1819-1834, detailing distribution of meat to slaves.
John Ballanfant of Pleasant Grove, Maury County, Tenn., was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1844.
Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had settled down as a planter with several plantations in the Mississippi Valley. He married Louise Berthe around 1840 and made his home in Louisville, Ky. Ballard and his wife had three children: Ella (b. 1841), and twins Ann Carter and Charlotte Berthe (b. 1847). The collection includes letters, financial and legal materials, volumes, and other material documenting Rice Ballard's life as a slave trader and planter. Letters include several from Henry Clay about court cases involving the legality of the slave trade and one from Mississippi Governor John Anthony Quitman about payment of a debt. Letters and financial records, 1820s-early 1830s, document day-to-day operations of the interstate slave trade among Ballard in Richmond, Va., John Armfield in Alexandria, Va., and Isaac Franklin in Natchez, Miss., and New Orleans, La. Records, 1840s-1860, document Ballard's administration, in partnership with Judge Samuel S. Boyd, of a number of cotton plantations in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, especially Karnac, Magnolia, and Outpost. There are many letters from Boyd, from the overseers at the various places, and from Ballard's cotton commission merchants in New Orleans. Letters discuss the slaves, improvements on the plantations, family life, politics (including especially the Know-Nothing Party), and financial arrangements. Also included are letters to and from Louise Ballard about her life in Louisville, Ky. There are also three letters from slaves, 1847, 1853, and 1854, all from women asking Ballard for help with emancipation or with pending sales of themselves or others. Volumes and other materials in the collection supplement the letters with details of the slave trade, Ballard's other financial activities, and plantation life.
Courtship letters, 1901-1905, of Etta Blanche Tate and George Newton Ballou written while Etta Blanche Tate was a student in Greendale, Va., at Martha Washington College in Abingdon, Va., and employed as a teacher in various locations in Virginia. George Newton Ballou wrote from his home in Ashe County, N.C., from the Eastern Normal College in Front Royal, Va., and in various locations in Tennessee where he worked as a photographer. The collection also contains digital transcriptions of the letters and a small amount of related material.
Thomas Balston (1883-1967) was director of the publishers Duckworth and Co., as well as a distinguished scholar of English book production, notably illustrations.
The Banjo Newsletter Collection consists of papers, photographs, and audiovisual recordings related to the Banjo Newsletter, a monthly magazine covering all aspects of the 5-string banjo. Papers found in the collection consist of scattered photographs, articles, catalogs, banjo tabs, advertising forms, and other printed materials loosely related to the publication. Photographs depict banjo players and events sponsored or covered by the Banjo Newsletter. Some of the images may have appeared in issues of the Banjo Newsletter. Audio recordings include live recordings, interviews, demos, and dubbed commercial recordings compiled by Donald Nitchie, co-publisher of Banjo Newsletter and son of Hub and Nancy Nitchie, who started the publication in 1973. Notable artists featured on the audiocassette recordings include Eddie Adcock, Bill Keith, Don Reno, Earl Scruggs, and Tony Trischka. Also included is a born digital video featuring "Banjo Bash at Buckeystown," an event that took place at the Maryland Banjo Academy in 1998.
The Bank of Cape Fear was chartered in 1804 in Wilmington, N.C., and opened its Hillsborough, N.C., branch in 1815.
The Bank of North Carlina, operating 1859-1874, succeeded the Bank of the State of North Carolina which liquidated in 1860, taking over its personnel, buildings, and activities.
Thaddeus Banks (1815-1879) was a lawyer of Hollidaysburg, Pa. The collection includes chiefly correspondence and business papers of Banks, consisting mostly of letters, 1839-1841, from Banks to his fiancee, Delia Jane Reynolds, and scattered letters to her, 1842-1864, after their marriage. Also included are letters of the Banks family of Pennsylvania; the Reynolds family, Quakers, of Cecil County, Md.; and John C. Reynolds, who was with the United States Office of Indian Affairs. Letters of John C. Reynolds concern fighting in the Second Seminole War and dealings with the Cherokee, Sac (or Sauk), and Fox Native Americans, and include a letter describing a trip, 1840, through Mammoth Cave. An 1807-1817 receipt book shows amounts paid for various expenses by Creswell Reynolds & Company, Reuben Reynolds, and others.
William A. Banks lived in Bryan, Tex.
The collection is a letter, 1857, from Joseph Banner to William B. Rodman describing the early history of Bath, N.C., as deduced from architectural remains and from the memories of old residents.
Lemuel Bannister was president of the Green Swamp Company, a lumber business based in Wilmington and Bolton, N.C.
C. F. (Charles F.) Bansemer was a native of Prussia, student at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Lexington, S.C., 1839-1841; pastor, teacher, and principal of academies in South Carolina and North Carolina.
The Baptist Student Union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, formerly known as Baptist Campus Ministry, was a student organization located in the Battle House from 1965 to 2015. The records of the Baptist Student Union include scrapbooks and photographs documenting the group's activities, primarily from the 1980s to the 2000s. There are some photographs and one undated scrapbook from the 1950s and 1960s. Records also include meeting agendas and minutes, constitutions, correspondence, newsletters, programs, a history of the Battle House, and administrative records of the organization.
MICROFILM ONLY. Register, 1860-1862, of Barbee's Hotel, High Point, N.C.; register, 1863-1865, of that hotel as a Confederate wayside hospital, listing soldiers' names, complaints, and treatment; and a volume, 1864, from the 2nd North Carolina Hospital at Petersburg, Va., giving names of patients and medicine and diet prescribed.
The collection contains an address delivered by Algernon Barbee at a Methodist Sunday school celebration, Chapel Hill, N.C.
M. Durwood Barbour, a member of the 1952 class of the University of North Carolina and a resident of Raleigh, N.C., became interested in picture postcards as an offshoot from his hobby of collecting North Carolina bank notes and his appreciation for early photographic images of the state. Over the course of twenty-four years Barbour accumulated a collection of over 7,800 picture postcards.
Documentarian Pamela Barefoot's collection is composed of photographs, oral history interviews, and research files for her book published in 1978. Color slides taken by Barefoot depict tobacco farms, farmers, and workers during the late 1970s in the mid-Atlantic and southern United States, chiefly North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. Interviews with farmers, tobacco workers, and tobacco company owners comprise more than twenty hours of audio recordings. Most interviews have typed transcripts. Research files, consisting largely of printed items such as booklets and annual reports of tobacco companies, pertain to tobacco farming, the tobacco industry, agricultural science, and folklore related to tobacco. The collection also contains field notes, a scrapbook with newspaper clippings about Barefoot and her book, and a card file with quotations culled from the oral history interviews Barefoot conducted. Other materials in the collection pertain to Barefoot's research on shad fishing and the pork industry in North Carolina, including hog farming and the barbecue business. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Barkley family of Anderson District, S.C.
The collection includes military records, chiefly 1863-1865, of Benjamin F. Barnard, first lieutenant and quartermaster of the 23rd and the 59th Massachusetts infantry regiments, serving along the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina and in Virginia, consisting of requisitions, invoices, receipts, reports, and other records.
Barnard was a member of the Gideonites who came to the South Carolina sea islands in 1862 in the Port Royal Experiment to educate freed slaves. He became superintendent of the Edisto Island School. Two letters, 1862, from Barnard in South Carolina to his uncle in Boston, and enclosures in those letters consisting of letters written to Major William Meggett Murray of Edisto Island in 1832 and 1860-1862. Barnard had found the letters to Murray hidden on Murray's plantation. Included among the letters to Murray are two, 1832, concerning a meeting of the State Rights and Free Trade Party of St. Johns Colleton, Charleston District, S.C.; two, 1860, about prospects for a convention in Columbia, S.C., and opposing participation in the presidential nomination process while favoring secession; and one, 1861, from the ordnance office in Charleston to Major Murray, requesting muskets.
Russell D. Barnard was editor and publisher of Country Music Magazine, from its founding in the early 1970s until he sold the publication in 1999. Country Music Magazine reported on contemporary and classic country music musicians and groups.
Brothers George Washington Barnard (1832-1862) and William C. Barnard (1841-1862) of Camden, N.J., fought on opposite sides in the American Civil War. William C. Barnard was a second lieutenant with the 3rd New Jersey Volunteers, and George Washington Barnard served in the Confederacy. Both died from wounds sustained in battles in 1862.
Albert Barner served in Battery D of the 1st New York Light Artillery Regiment and Company E, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division of the 175th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was honorably discharged and mustered out on 30 June 1865 at Savannah, Ga.
The Billy E. Barnes Photographic Collection contains approximately 80,000 images taken during Billy Barnes's career from 1959 to 1996. The majority of the images are black-and-white 35mm negatives, photographic prints, and 35mm transparencies (slides). Images were taken across the state of North Carolina and depict poverty in both rural and urban areas, racial tension, experiments in integrated education, poverty prevention/alleviation programs, and the social/political changes that occurred in the state during this span of almost four decades. A large portion of the collection documents the activities of the North Carolina Fund (1963-1968) as well as related organizations and programs that outlasted the Fund project. Images were taken across the entire state, but with a concentration in Durham and Orange County. There are also some images of locations outside North Carolina. Barnes's original descriptions are used when available (from personal photographic log) and, whenever possible, individuals, organizations, events, locations, and dates have been identified. Known groups, organizations, and individuals are listed as subject access points, as are identified locations.
David Alexander Barnes graduated from the University of North Carolina with an A.B. in 1840. He lived at Jackson (Northampton County), N.C., and was a member of the state House of Commons in 1844, 1846, 1850, and of the Convention of 1861. He was a superior court judge from 1865 to 1868 and a university trustee in 1868. In 1873, he married Bettie Vaughan.
Office and other papers, 1910s-1950s, of David Collin Barnes, lawyer of Murfreesboro, N.C. Included are materials relating to Barnes's business and personal affairs. Among the files are some relating to Barnes's service on the Appropriations Committee of the North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Richard T. Barnes (fl. 1861-1865), native of Murfreesboro, N.C., was a Confederate soldier with the Hertford Light Infantry.
Eugene Epperson Barnett was born in Florida and educated at Emory University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of North Carolina.
Mary A. Barnett was a farmer in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, N.C., whose husband, John W. Barnett, was killed in the Civil War. She maintained the family farm for several years after her husband's death.
Joseph Nicholson Barney (fl. 1839-1852) was a United States (and later Confederate) naval officer and native of Maryland. The collection includes a personal diary kept by Barney, containing ship's log entries while he was in Singapore and the East Indies, 1839, on the United States frigate Columbia, and diary and log entries while he was sailing up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North and South America, 1849-1852, on the U.S.S. Vincennes, with frequent and sometime lengthy stays in port. Diary entries describe in detail his impressions in 1850 of Rio de Janeiro, Guayaquil, Ecuador, various California ports, and other locations, and note social and other daily events and Barney's reflections on self and surroundings.
William Joseph Barnhart was born in Boonville, Mo., in 1923. Barnhart joined the military in 1943, serving in France and Austria for 18 months. Beginning in April 1946, Barnhart attended the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1947 and a Masters of Arts in 1949. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1955. Barnhart served as dean of Florida Memorial College in Saint Augustine, Fla., and was on the English faculty at Shepherd University in West Virginia. He died in 1978.
George Scarborough Barnsley of Woodlands Plantation, Cass County, Ga., and Sao Paulo, Brazil, was a Confederate soldier, hospital steward, medical student, and assistant surgeon in the 8th Georgia Regiment. He emigrated to Brazil after the Civil War. Members of Barnsley's family included his father, Godfrey Barnsley (1805-1873), his brother, Lucien Barnsley (1840-1892), and his sister, Julia Bernard Barnsley (b. 1836).
The collection consists of two letters from B. T. Barret to his father, Dr. John S. Barret in Aylett, Va., November 1835. The letters were written while B. T. Barret traveled with enslaved people whom he was transporting from his father's plantation in Ampthill, Va., to Claiborne, Ala., and describe the dismantling of a family whose members were enslaved, relations between the parties, and travel conditions.
Gerald A. Barrett was a professor in the business school of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, an expert in industrial-labor relations, and an arbitrator. Papers of Gerald A. Barrett are mostly files concerning hearings at which Barrett acted as arbitrator between labor unions and companies, mostly in the southeastern United States. Cases involve textile companies, tobacco companies, airlines, chemical companies, and others. Files may contain copies of original grievances, reports of Barrett's findings and decisions, Barrett's expense reports and invoices, correspondence with company and union representatives, and other items. Also included are Barrett's file on his membership in the National Academy of Arbitrators Committee on Professional Responsibility and Grievances, 1980-1983, and a few other letters.
Oliver Roger Barrett (1873-1950) was a lawyer, author, and collector of Chicago, Ill.
Daniel Moreau Barringer of Cabarrus County and Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer; North Carolina state legislator; United States representative, 1843-1849; minister to Spain, 1849-1853; active Whig and later Democrat; and member of the North Carolina Democratic Party state executive committee, 1860, and chair, 1872.
Two volumes of financial records of the Osmond Barringer Garage Company, an automobile dealership in Charlotte, N.C. Volume 1 contains sales invoices, 4 August 1916-1 March 1926; volume 2 contains an audit report for 1921.
North Carolina lawyer, politician, and Civil War brigadier general Rufus Barringer (1821-1895) was born in Cabarrus County, N.C.; attended the University of North Carolina, from which he was graduated in 1842; represented Cabarrus County in the House of Commons, 1848-1850; was a delegate to the 1875 North Carolina Constitutional Convention; and practiced law in Concord and Charlotte, N.C. He served with the First North Carolina Cavalry and then as commander of North Carolina's cavalry brigade until his capture at Namozine Church, Va., in 1865.
Susanna Elizabeth Barringer (fl. 1784-1788), a native of Ratzeburg, Germany, resided in Dutch Buffalo Creek, Mecklenburg County (now Cabarrus County), N.C.
Victor Clay Barringer was a North Carolina state senator, professor, Confederate soldier, and international legal scholar.
Excerpts, 1818-1824, from a diary of James Barrow (1757-1828), a Baldwin County, Ga., planter; excerpts from his autobiography, written in 1818; and notes on the history of the Barrow family.
Henry W. Barrow was probably a student at the University of Georgia at Athens.
Robert Ruffin Barrow (b. 1798) was a sugar planter and canal operator in Terrebonne Parish, La. Barrow was the son of Bartholomew Barrow (d. 1852), a merchant of Fishing Creek, Halifax County, N.C., and later a planter in West Feliciana Parish, La., where he settled on his estate, Afton Villa, in 1820. The younger Barrow owned six Terrebonne Parish plantations, including Residence, Myrtle Grove, and Caillou Grove, as well as plantations in Lafourche, Assumption, and Ascension parishes and in Texas.
John Alexander Barry served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. After the war he was a wholesale merchant and commissioner in Atlanta, Ga.
J. S. Bartlett was a Confederate soldier in the 1st and 11th North Carolina regiments, serving in North Carolina and Virginia, 1861-1865.
Stephen Chaulker Bartlett (1839-1879) of North Guilford, Conn., was a medical student at Yale University and at United States government hospitals during the first part of the Civil War. He received a commission as assistant surgeon in the United States Navy and was assigned to the steamer Lenapee in 1865.
Jacques Barzun, professor and critic, and Wendell Hertig Taylor, a retired scientist, were life-long friends and enthusiastic readers, critics, and collectors of detective fiction.
Savannah, Ga., lawyer, Confederate officer, state legislator, and president of the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, 1885-1894. Chiefly letters from William Starr Basinger written during the Civil War while he was a major, 18th Georgia Battalion, Confederate States of America, in Virginia and as a prisoner at Old Capitol Prison and at Johnsons Island, 1865. Also included are letters from Eddie Basinger while hospitalized at City Point, Va., discussing the evacuation of Richmond. Additional materials (on microfilm) include W. S. Basinger's reminiscences, through 1896, of his legal career, Confederate service, and term as president of the North Georgia Agricultural College, along with family historical materials, and seven letters, 1835-1836, from W. E. Basinger (d. 1836) while serving with the United States Army in Florida during the Second Seminole War.
The collection contains correspondence, diaries, and family records, 1833-1863 (chiefly 1847-1863), of the Bassett family of Mercer County, Ill., and Lewis County, Ky. Principal figures in these papers are Isaac Bassett (1791-1863), his sons John Ray Bassett (born 1821) and Isaac Newton Bassett (1825-1920), and Isaac Newton's wife Scienda Moore Bassett (1825-1861). Included is John Ray Bassett's diary, written in Lewis County, 1847-1851, describing his reading in history, literature, and law, and his thoughts on these subjects, and expressing Whig views on current events. Bassett often mentioned floods and business-related Ohio River traffic. A diary of Isaac Bassett, January-October 1863, Lewis County, briefly mentions Civil War activities, locally and elsewhere, and the daily household activities and health of himself and his wife until shortly before his death.
John Y. Bassett (1805-1851) was a physician of Huntsville, Ala. The collection contains letters relating to medical, financial, and family matters of John Y. Bassett and family correspondence of his wife, Isaphoene Thompson Bassett. The correspondence includes letters from editors Theodore Parker and William Gilmore Simms, 1849-1850, criticizing Bassett's article on race ethnology. After her husband's death in 1852, there are letters to Mrs. Bassett from her children, including sons Watkins (died 1862) and Henry Willis. Watkins wrote from Waco, Tex., where he was living with his uncle. Henry joined the Confederate Army and wrote from camps in Mississippi.
Bruce Bastin is a folklorist, author, and managing director of Interstate Music, a record label specializing in blues, jazz, R&B, country, western swing, Latin American, and world music. The collection consists of Interstate Music production masters, reference sound recordings compiled by Bastin, and sound recordings related to Bastin's book on American music publisher Joe Davis. The collection also contains documentation found with select sound recordings. Documentation consists mostly of tape logs, memos, letters, and photocopies of Interstate Music album artwork.
Mary E. Bateman lived at Argyle Plantation near Greenville, Washington County, Miss., with her cousin, Margaret Tiedeman Campbell. Her sister was Lavinia Bateman Ball; Lavinia's husband was Dr. Spencer Ball.
Letters, 1835, containing news of family, friends, and slaves, from Batre in Mobile, Ala., to his friend Mrs. J. S. Walker in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Ship captain Charles Wesley Battie is thought to have been a native of Massachusetts. He married Lizzie Scandlin (1858-1925) and lived with his wife and son, Herbert Scandlin Battie (1884-1942), aboard ship until around 1893, when the family settled in Greensboro, N.C.
Prominent members of the Battle family of North Carolina included William Horn Battle (1802-1879) of Louisburg, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, lawyer, legislator, judge of the North Carolina superior and supreme courts, and trustee and professor of law at the University of North Carolina; his son, Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1919) of Chapel Hill and Raleigh, lawyer, president of the Chatham Railroad, who was active in state affairs during the Civil War, served as state treasurer and as University of North Carolina president, 1876-1891, and professor of history, 1891-1907; and Kemp Plummer Battle's son, William James Battle (1870-1955), University of North Carolina and Harvard student, professor of classics, dean, and acting president, 1893-1917, and professor of classics, 1920-1955, at the University of Texas, and professor of classics, 1917-1920, at the University of Cincinnati.
The collection is a pen and ink map, undated and unascribed, of the Battle of Bethel, 10 June 1861.
Ivan Proctor Battle, born 1880, studied medicine at the University of North Carolina, 1900-1902, before receiving his doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in 1904.
Unrelated letters collected for their autograph value by Jane Battle and a few personal letters to S. Westray Battle. Included are the following: an order, 1693, presumably from King Charles II of Spain, to officials in Mexico; a letter, 1780, from Abner Nash (1740-1786) about North Carolina troops; a letter, 1852, from John Tyler (1790-1862) with comments on current events; a letter, September 1864, from Benjamin Cummings Truman (1835-1916) predicting Sherman's march from Atlanta to Savannah; a letter, 1864, from Brig. Gen. W. L. Quarles, C.S.A., to North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance about the status of officers of North Carolina regiments; a letter, 1866, from Horace Greeley advising against moving to California; a letter, 1865, from Queen Victoria in German; a letter, 1870, from William Dean Howells (1837-1920) about the lecture circuit; a letter, 1909, from Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) briefly discussing her background and the status of the women's suffrage movement; and a letter, 1914, from Gustav Stresemann (1878-1929) about German- American relations. There are also notes from Charles George Gordon (1833- 1885), 1872; Rutherford B. Hayes, 1889; Thomas Nelson Page, 1903; Daniel Webster, undated; Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), undated; Edward Lear (1812- 1888), undated; and George Cruikshank (1792-1878), illustrated with drawings in ink, undated.
Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1919) served as North Carolina State Treasurer from 1866 to 1868 and as president of the University of North Carolina from 1876 to 1891. Battle graduated from the University in 1849 as the valedictorian of his class and went on to work as a lawyer and bank director. In 1861, he was a delegate to the Secession Convention, and served during the Civil War as president of the Chatham Railroad. In 1862, Battle was elected trustee of the University; he was elected Treasurer by the legislature in 1866 but removed from office in 1868 because of his service to the Confederacy. He was named president of the University of North Carolina in 1876 and resigned in 1891 to become Alumni Professor of History. Battle compiled a significant body of scholarly work, the most significant being his two-volume History of the University of North Carolina.
Kemp Plummer Battle (1831-1919) of Chapel Hill and Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer and president of the Chatham Railroad. He was active in state affairs during the Civil War and served as state treasurer and as University of North Carolina president, 1876-1891, and professor of history, 1891-1907.
Lucy Plummer Battle of Raleigh, N.C., and Collier Cobb (1862-1954), professor of geology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, were married in April 1904.
Leonidas Baugh was editor of the Abingdon, Va., Democrat.
John N. Baughman was a general store owner, tinner, scrivener, and postmaster who lived in Baughman Settlement in Hardy County, W. Va.
Frances Bavier was an actress chiefly remembered for her portrayal of Aunt Bee on the The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960 to 1968 and for which she won an Emmy. Bavier retired in 1970 and, in 1972, moved to Siler City, N.C., where she lived a somewhat reclusive life. She died on 6 December 1989.
The collection contains the will of William Baxter, Rutherford County, N.C., dated 17 November 1845.
Poet Ronald H. Bayes (1932- ), resident of Laurinburg, N.C., began teaching creative writing at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1968. Bayes founded the St. Andrews Review and the St. Andrews Press, a magazine and small press dedicated to publishing both established and emerging writers, primarily poets, and created the St. Andrews Writers Forum. He published more than 16 poetry books and wrote reviews, poems, short stories, and a few plays. The collection contains correspondence, writings, and other materials, chiefly documenting Bayes's career as writer, editor, and college teacher. Cochran family correspondence includes letters exchanged by Cochran and Nessly family members, some in Oregon, chiefly about family news. There are also letters, mostly 1969-1972, from poets, Bayes's former students, editors, publishers, professors, friends, and politicians. Several of the letters have poems attached or included in the text. Correspondents include Carolyn Kizer, Dick Bakken, James Laughlin, Sam Ragan, Jo Slatton, Bill Butler, and Fred Parrott. Writings by Bayes, 1948-1999, are poetry chapbook manuscripts, single poems, book reviews, and a few plays and short stories. There are also writings edited by Bayes and writings by others, including poems submitted to Bayes for publication, a play by Romulus Linney, and short stories by Bill Butler. Collected publications include published anthologies and journals, most with contributions from Bayes; a few books, including several relating to Erza Pound; and a few newsletters. Also included are materials relating to the St. Andrews Review, the St. Andrews Press, the St. Andrews Writers Forum, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, and other topics; printed promotional materials, most relating to Bayes's career; clippings, some containing Bayes's writings; photographs; and a few audiotapes of Bayes at various speaking engagements.
John Bayles was a resident of Washington County, Tenn., when he decided in 1820 to grant a slave woman named Jenny (also spelled Jeanny or Ginny) her freedom upon his and his wife's deaths.
John Gayle (1792-1859) was governor of Alabama; his wife was Sarah Ann Haynesworth Gayle; their son-in-law was Thomas L. Bayne (1824-1891), lawyer, of New Orleans, La., and Confederate army officer. Hugh A. Bayne (1870-1954) was a lawyer and Army officer of New Orleans.
Daily records of the extensive and varied agricultural activities and family and neighborhood happenings at Bayside, a large plantation on Bayou Teche (near New Iberia), La., and also, during part of the Civil War, at another plantation on Bayou Mallet, near Opelousas, La. The record was kept by a proprietor, Francis DuBose Richardson, by members of his family, and by various overseers, and discusses crop production and the management of slaves and, after the war, of free labor.
John W. Beal served with the 81st Engineers, 106 Infantry Division, during World War II.
Family of Joseph Hoomes Davis (1809-1879), Methodist minister and educator of Virginia and North Carolina, and Anne Turberville Beale Davis (1809-1894). Principal family members included Robert Beale Davis (1835- 1864), son of Joseph Davis and his first wife, Martha Beale; Richard L.T. Beale (1819-1893), brother of Anne Davis; and the four children of Joseph and Anne, Wilbur Fisk (b. 1839), John W.C. (b. 1840), Olin (b. 1844), and Martha Anne (b. 1846).
George Beale was purser of the S.S. Peacock.
The collection is family correspondence, chiefly 1850s, of the Beall, Harper, and Jones families of Rowan, Davidson, and Caldwell counties, N.C., including letters from students at the following North Carolina schools: Davidson College (Davidson), Edgeworth Female Seminary (Greensboro), Bingham School (Orange County), and St. Mary's School (Raleigh). Also, guardian and other accounts, bills, and receipts.
Amanda Davidson was born at Rural Hill Plantation in Mecklenburg County, N.C., where her father was a planter and developer. In 1875, she married Andrew Jackson Beall and the two moved to Charlotte, N.C. Andrew Jackson (Hick) Beall was born in Murray County, Ga. During the Civil War, he served as a corporal in the Confederate Army and was wounded twice in the Battle of Chickamauga. Beall travelled extensively as a railroad agent. Around 1880, he began work in the sales commission business and later worked for Royal Arcanum, a fraternal insurance organization.
Harold Cranston Beall was the fifth child of William Dixon Beall (b. 1862), a Maryland minister, and Hannah Simpson Beall (b. 1862). He studied engineering at Johns Hopkins University and worked for the Bureau of Public Roads of the U.S. Department of Commerce until he retired in 1963. He lived in Bismarck, N.D.; Pierre, S.D.; and Decatur, Ga. Beall was married to Mary Young of Denton, Tex.
John Bramblett Beall (1833-1917) was born in Carroll County, Ga. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he served in the 19th Georgia Infantry Regiment in the Virginia campaigns in 1861 and was wounded in the hip at Mechanicsville in 1862. During his recovery, he served as conscription officer at Manning, S.C., and tax collector in Carroll County, Ga. In 1864, he was elected major of a battalion of cavalry raised in Carroll and Heard counties. After the war, he served as a judge and edited several newspapers in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.
John Yates Beall (1835-1865), Confederate soldier and acting master in the Confederate Navy. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Beall joined Company G of the 2nd Virginia Volunteers. After accepting a naval appointment in 1863, Beall led a failed attempt to free Confederate prisoners on Johnson's Island in Sandusky Bay, Ohio. He was captured soon after, tried before a Union military commission for espionage and violating the laws of war, and hanged at Governor's Island, N.Y., on 24 February 1865. The papers comprise two volumes, ca. 1865-1899 and ca. 1935-1942, documenting Beall's trial, his time in prison, efforts to free him, and his execution. The volumes contain transcripts of letters by and about Beall, and transcripts of miscellaneous items, including a biographical sketch of Beall; the warrant appointing Beall acting master in the Confederate Navy; his will; notes he made on his final wishes; and a clipping, 1935, regarding the legend of Beall's ghost. One letter from Beall's lawyer describes attempts to free Beall and Beall's last days. Letters written by Beall, who was imprisoned at Fort Lafayette in New York Harbor and at Fort Columbus on Governor's Island during February 1865, proclaim his innocence, communicate his last wishes, and request that his name be cleared. The biographical sketch mentions only briefly Beall's life as a student, a farmer, and a Confederate soldier prior to his trial.
Mary Harper Beall married Robert Beall, likely in 1858.
Jeffery Scott Beam is a North Carolina poet. The collection includes papers, correspondence, poetry notebooks, publications, and other related materials of Jeffery Beam. Correspondence documents his role as an active member in the literary and gay communities. Also included are drafts and publication materials for his published books and files pertaining to his unpublished collections of poetry. There is also correspondence with poets Jonathan Williams, Thomas Meyer, James Broughton, and Damon Sauve, editor of Oyster Boy Review.
John Robert Beaman (1813-1892) spent his life in Sampson County, N.C. He married Elizabeth Robinson (1817-1895) in 1837 and built a house in Clinton, N.C. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Robinson (1792-1851), who was involved with a hotel. Both men were involved in the sale and hiring out of slaves, as well as the use of indentured servants. The Beaman and Robinson family papers consist of documentation of legal and financial transactions entered into by John Robert Beaman, John Robinson, or Robinson's agent, John Carroll. Included are indentures; bills of sale for slaves; notices of debts owed or paid; deeds of gift; wills; assessments of property; informal accounting lists; a survey of the Clinton Academy property; and correspondence of a financial nature. There is also a small number of the items relating to individuals with unspecified or unknown connections to either Beaman or Robinson, chiefly I. B. Cox and Charles Harrison.
Jesse S. Bean, of Saint Peter, Minn., served with the 4th Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company H, during the Civil War.
MICROFILM ONLY. Lists of officers, members, and delegates to annual association meetings; rules of behavior, investigations of members, and excommunication proceedings; minutes of monthly meetings; and other records of the Bear Creek Baptist Church, Chatham County, N.C.
The Bear Family Records Collection consists of audiovisual materials compiled by the German based independent record label, Bear Family Records. The collection primarily contains American country music materials, including vinyl test pressings of 78-rpm records, commercially produced 16mm motion picture films, and dubbed U-Matic videotapes. The 78-rpm records feature recordings by the Carter Family, Tex Owens, and Goebel Reeves, while the film and video consist of television shows, short subject films, musicals, and western films.
Grace Pierson James Beard's A Series of True Incidents Connected with Sherman's March to the Sea, undated
Grace Pierson James Beard managed, by herself, a plantation in Fairfield County, S.C., during the passage of Sherman's army, 1865.
The collection includes diaries of Beatty while serving as judge advocate of the Department of Tennessee, Confederate States of America, and nine volumes, 1883-1917 passim, while a sugar planter, lawyer, and judge in Thibodaux, La.; diary, 1843, of Beatty's mother, recording daily life in Thibodaux and trips to New Orleans; and one volume containing records of land entries in Kentucky in 1780 and memoranda, 1824-1849, of Walker Reid (born 1783) of Kentucky, concerning family history and his religious experiences.
The collection includes scattered daybooks and ledgers for general merchandise sold at Bath, N.C., and Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., and a shipping book from Washington, N.C. Firms represented include Ellison and Marsh, and Boyd's Mill.
The collection is a volume containing a federal registration record kept at Washington, N.C., of ownership, sales, physical characteristics, and other information about ships engaged in coastal trade.
William Beavans, a Confederate soldier from Halifax County, N.C., served with the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Company I, and with the 43rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Company D. He was wounded at Snicker's Gap, Va., on 18 July 1864 and died of his wounds at Winchester, Va., on 31 July 1864.
Sarah G. Beck (fl. 1863-1865) worked with the United States Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. The collection includes passes and letters to Beck relating to her work with the sick and wounded in the United States Army under the auspices of the United States Sanitary Commission in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. One letter is from Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War.
Members of the Beckwith family include John W. Beckwith (1831-1890), an Episcopal priest in North Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, and bishop of Georgia; his wife, Ella Brockenbrough Beckwith, and their daughter, Elizabeth Beckwith. The collection consists mostly of Civil War letters from Virginia relatives of Beckwith's wife, Ella; scattered papers of Beckwith as a Confederate chaplain and a volunteer aide to General William Joseph Hardee; and personal correspondence in the 1880s of Beckwith's daughter, Elizabeth.
Edmund Ruffin Beckwith (1890-1949) was a New York City lawyer.
The collection of law professor James P. Beckwith, Jr., contains three open-reel audiotape recordings of interviews with staff of the Cabin Creek Craft Cooperative. The interviews were recorded in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1974. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
In large part microfilm and photocopies. Family papers of James P. Beckwith of Durham, N.C. Included are letters and other papers, 1789-1869 (microfilm), reflecting the domestic and social life of the Arrington, Heath, Jones, Long, and Williams families, chiefly of Petersburg, Va., and Warrenton, N.C., especially the education of Dr. John Francis Heath (1819-1862) at Harvard University, the University of Berlin (including his journal while there), and the University of Pennsylvania; family Bible records (photocopy) of the family of Hugh Johnson (1762-1810) and Sally (Green) Johnson (1775-1848); genealogy of the Banister-Bolling-Eppes family (photocopy); and commonplace book, 1832-1865, of Mary Kearney (Davis) Williams of Montmorencie, Warrenton, N.C., containing diary entries, religious meditations, and copies of her letters to family members. Also included are the diaries, 1864-1865 and 1870 (microfilm) of Mary J. White of Warrenton, kept at Wilmiington, N.C., in 1864, while waiting with her father, John White, for an opportunity to run the Union blockade, and later at Ingleside, Warrenton, concerning church services and domestic affairs; recollections of General Robert E. Lee's visit to Warrenton, 1869-1870 (microfilm), written in 1934 by Mrs. Mary J. Beckwith; A Short History of the A.E.O.C. (a Harvard University social club), 1835, by Thomas Pinckney Rutledge (1815-1838), edited by James P. Beckwith; and account books, 1925-1961 (6 volumes) of Robert Paine Beckwith (1888-1969), physician of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., who specialized in pediatrics and obstectrics from the 1920s through the 1950s. Marginal notes contain genealogical information about his Halifax and Northampton counties, N.C., and Brunswick County, Va., patients, many of whom were from textile mill families.
Becky Johnson has photographed bluegrass musicians, festivals, conferences, and related events since the 1980s.
During the Civil War, many Confederate states, including Virginia, required slaveholders to contribute slaves to serve in the Confederate Army.
Ledger, 1868, consisting of records of Bedford's work as administrator of the estate of B. W. Bedford Junior, Panola County, Miss., including accounts for provisions advanced to farm laborers, and a summary of transactions, 1866-1868 and 1871.
Harvey E. Beech was born in Kinston, N.C., in 1923. He was a lawyer, philanthropist, and advocate of civil rights. While studying law in the early 1950s, Beech was asked to join a case against the University of North Carolina School of Law. In 1951, after a lengthy court battle, Beech and four other students became the first African Americans admitted to the UNC law school. He graduated in June 1952 and went on to practice law for more than 35 years. Harvey Beech died in August 2005.
Charles Oscar Beers (1834-1910) was the co-founder of the North Carolina Lumber Company, Lake Waccamaw, N.C.
Business records of Beeson Hardware and Lumber Company of High Point, N.C., dating from 1917 to 1931. The store was founded in 1893 by Newell Beeson and purchased by Amos Ragan in 1896. Robert R. Ragan took over store management duties in 1908. The business records document store inventory from 1917 to 1931 with equipment, merchandise, and prices listed. Also present are store account ledgers for 1907 to 1922. Undated indices by customer are present for some ledgers.
Members of the Beggs and Janssen families of New Orleans, La.
Howell Begle is an entertainment and media lawyer and long-time activist on behalf of early rhythm and blues recording artists. In 1982, Begle met Ruth Brown, recording artist with the Atlantic Recording Corporation in the 1940s and 1950s, who had had difficulty securing royalty payments. He agreed to represent her pro bono against the recording company. Over time, his list of pro bono clients grew to more than 30 artists who had recorded for Atlantic. Begle was also a major figure in the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, founded in 1988 in Washington, D.C., with $1.5 million in initial funding from Atlantic in partial fulfillment of a legal settlement with Brown and others represented by Begle.
Oliver Beirne (fl. 1860-1896) was a landowner of West Virginia and Louisiana and postmaster of Sweet Springs, W. Va. The collection includes business papers, including letters from a business associate, John Echols (1823-1899), and correspondence between Beirne's son-in-law, William Porcher Miles (1822-1899) and Beverly R. Johnston over a lawsuit involving a property dispute with John Smith Preston (1809-1881) of Abingdon, Va. Also included are bills, receipts, financial records, railroad stocks, and papers relating to the management of the Houmas Plantation, Ascension Parish, La.
Robert C. Belden (1811- ) lived in Maryland.
Microfilm of printed almanacs for 1792, 1797, and 1798, with notes on rice planting in Louisiana by Allard Belin.
MICROFILM ONLY. Brief intermittent entries by Bell of New York, later rear admiral, United States Navy, of places visited while a midshipman on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812 and under Stephen Decatur in the Mediterranean; and notes on other voyages along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., and in the Baltic and the Mediterranean. A description of Lord Byron, May 1822, is included.
Danny Bell, a member of the Lumbee and Coharie tribes, has been an advocate and advisor for American Indian students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since coming to the University in 1988 as a student loan officer. In 1996, he helped found the American Indian Studies program in the Department of American Studies, becoming the program assistant. He also serves as the advisor to the Carolina Indian Circle and the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA). In 2014 he was honored with the University's C. Knox Massey Service Award for his service to the Carolina community. This collection consists of photographs of American Indian groups and events at UNC-Chapel Hill and other North Carolina locations. Many images include faculty from UNC-Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina at Pembroke and members of the Carolina Indian Circle.
Indentures, deeds, bonds, and other legal papers, 1738-1841, of Hamon Bell of Camden County, N.C.; letters received by Bell; and Bell family data. Included are items pertaining to the sale and exchange of land and slaves with Caleb Dozier, members of the Sawyer and Lamb families, and Samuel F. Aydelette, and to the settlement of the estates of Alexandria Hastings and others. Letters, 1840-1841, are from Louisa Hastings Berry and her husband, M. R. Berry, of Shelby County, Tenn., giving personal and family news and descriptions of Shelby County social life.
John Cartwright Bell, Jr. was born in Windsor, N.C. around 1915.
Organized in December 1973 in Greensboro, N.C., the North Carolina Alumni and Friends Coalition (NCAFC) sought to strengthen the historically black universities and colleges in North Carolina, broaden African Americans' access to higher education in the state, and eliminate vestiges of the segregated system of public higher education that left predominately African American universities underfunded. NCAFC's membership comprised educators, students, community leaders, and the alumni associations of the five predominately African American universities of the University of North Carolina system (Fayetteville State University, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Winston-Salem State University, and North Carolina Central University). Sarah M. Bell-Lucas was committee chair of the NCAFC Banquet and Publicity Committee, 1975-1982.
John Dillard Bellamy (24 March 1853-25 September 1942) was a Democratic congressman, North Carolina legislator, politician, lawyer, and manufacturer. He was born in Wilmington, N.C., the son of Dr. John Dillard Bellamy and Eliza McIlhenny Harriss. He served in the North Carolina Senate, 1891-1892, and in the United States Congress from 1899 to 1903. The collection includes five letters, 1894-1901, to John Dillard Bellamy about politics and business matters; one letter, 1891, written by Bellamy; an 1888 legal form; and an undated advertisement to lawyers from the Trust Department of the Commercial National Bank of Raleigh, N.C.
Marsden Bellamy, of Wilmington, N.C., was a paymaster in the Confederate Navy.
William James Harriss Bellamy was a native of Wilmington, N.C.
The collection contains a photostatic copy of an advertisement from a New York firm for an Iberville Parish, La., sugar plantation, containing a detailed description of the lands, farm, and woodlands, and an architect's drawing of the front and side elevation of the house, with floor plans of the interior.
Thomas Michael Bello (Tommy) was born in Raleigh, N.C. From March 1970 to March 1971, he was the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In May 1970, campus life was disrupted by student unrest over the war in Vietnam and specifically the killing of four students at Kent State University. Bello was instrumental in guiding the student body and communicating with the faculty and administration during this time.
Family correspondence of Harriet Armistead Ryan Benbury (1833- 1877), later Harriet Armistead Ryan Benbury Carter, of Edenton, N.C., consisting chiefly of Civil War letters from her husband, John Avery Benbury (1827-1862), captain in the 1st North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, in Virginia, describing battles, casualties, changes of command, and camp conditions; and letters from relatives and friends. Also included is later correspondence of the Benburys' daughter, Emily Benbury (Mrs. Hubert) Haywood, about family history.
George D. Benedict served in Company G of the 1st New York Dragoons during the Civil War. He was married to Sarah Benedict, who lived in Allegany County, N.Y. The 1st New York Dragoons originated as the 130th New York Infantry Regiment in 1862 and became the 1st New York Dragoons in 1863. The unit was mustered out 1865.
Hill and Bennett family members include John E. Hill (b. 1836), a shoemaker who served with the Confederacy; his wife, Mary Eugenia Bennett Hill; her father, Risden H. Bennett; and her brothers Samuel Pines Bennett, who served in Clingman's Brigade and was killed in the Battle of Seven Pines in 1865, and Presly Lemuel Bennett, who served in the 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment. The Hill family lived in Tiverton, Devonshire, England, and the Bennetts in Wadesboro, Anson County, N.C. John E. Hill settled in North Carolina in the 1850s.
Hugh H. (Hugh Hammond) Bennett (1881-1960), a native of Wadesboro, N.C., was a soil scientist and conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture, 1903-1951.
J. Kelly Bennette (fl. 1861-1864) of Wythe County, Va., served with the medical corps, 8th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States of America.
Confederate Army officer, having served as colonel with the 17th Georgia Volunteers and after as brigadier general of the 15th, 20th, and 2nd Georgia regiments (Toombs' Brigade), 1st Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
Berry Benson (1843-1923) of Hamburg, S.C., was a Confederate army soldier in the 1st South Carolina Regiment. After the war he lived at Augusta, Ga., where he was a teacher, cotton trader, author, and inventor of a remunerative bookkeeping technique. The collection contains correspondence, writings, notes, Civil War diary and reminiscences, and other papers of Benson relating to his early life, family history, and Civil War career. Writings include fiction; poetry; plays; humor; and commentary related to the Civil War, including Benson's experiences at the battles of Fredericksburg, Mechanicsville, Cold Harbor, Bull Run, Winchester, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness; his escape from Elmira Prison; manners and mores; and other subjects. Other papers relate to Benson's expertise in handwriting, codes, ciphers, mycology, and other matters. Also included are full diaries from 1880 and 1884 regarding his his travels in Mexico, Cuba, and Texas.
The collection is chiefly bills, receipts, and some family correspondence, chiefly 1853-1857, of members of the Benson family, farmers of Alamance County, N.C., Gentryville, Mo., and Arkansas. Also included are gubernatorial election returns for Orange County, N.C., 1838 and 1840.
The Rev. James M. Benson (1853-1919) was a Methodist minister from 1896 or 1897 until his death in 1919. A native of Hyde County, N.C., Benson attended Trinity College and served churches throughout eastern North Carolina.
John Benson was a justice of the peace and militia member of Lake Comfort, Hyde County, N.C.
Posters and photographs comprise the collection of artist, freelance photographer, and small business owner Michael Benson of Chapel Hill, N.C. Many of the graphic art posters designed and signed by Benson promote music performances at The Station at Southern Rail in Carrboro, N.C., which Benson owned from the 1990s until 2015. A few photographs depict musical performers including members of the British band The Cure and American soul singer James Brown. Other images depict scenes in Washington, D.C., Thailand, and Geneva, Switzerland. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Bentley Gordon Bentley lived in Hope, N.C., near Windsor, Bertie County.
Nelson Benton (1924-1988) was a native of Danville, Va., and 1949 graduate of the University of North Carolina. Benton was a television and radio news correspondent, who spent most of his career working for various divisions within CBS News, which he joined in 1960. Prior to that, he had worked for WBTV, the CBS television affiliate in Charlotte, N.C.
The collection contains a letter, 6 January 1832, from Daniel Webster to Benton about a disagreement concerning a publication agreement; and a letter of introduction, 1856, from Benton to the American minister in Russia written for Mr. and Mrs. William H. Appleton of New York.
Photocopies of letters, 1830s-1870s, to and from Moses Ashley Curtis, Episcopal priest, teacher, and noted mycologist, who lived in Wilmington, Raleigh, and Hillsborough, N.C., and Society Hill, S.C. These documents were collected by Edmund and Dorothy Smith Berkeley in preparation for their biography of Curtis, published in 1986 as A Yankee Botanist in the Carolinas: the Reverend Moses Ashley Curtis, D.D. (1808- 1872), and were gathered from repositories in the United States and Europe. Many of the letters are grouped together according to where the originals are housed. Letters chiefly relate to Curtis's botanical studies, particularly to his investigations of various kinds of mushrooms.
Rabbi Dr. Sidney M. Berkowitz, originally of Terre Haute, Ind., graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1933 and from Hebrew Union College in 1936, at which time he was ordained as a rabbi. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1939. Berkowitz became rabbi of Congregation Sha'arai Shomayim (the Gates of Heaven), Mobile, Ala., in 1940 and volunteered to be a chaplain in the United States Army in 1942, where he served 42 months and was discharged with the rank of Major. Berkowitz became rabbi of Congregation Rodef Sholom, Youngstown, Ohio, where he served until a month before his death. He was committed to interfaith cooperation and had a deep and longstanding friendship with Bishop James W. Malone, who gave the eulogy at Berkowitz's funeral. Berkowitz married Pauline Anderson of England; they had two sons, Roger and R. Laurence.
The Michael Kalen Berkut Papers are a collection of essays that record Berkut's memories of military service during World War II. Berkut wrote about the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment on active duty in North Africa, Italy, the D-Day invasion of Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge in Netherlands. Also included is a copy of Il Fuhrer in Italia (1938).
Bernard of Petersburg, Va., was a lawyer, active Confederate veteran, and author (compiler and editor) of War Talks of Confederate Veterans, a collection of addresses delivered before the A. P. Hill Camp of Confederate veterans of Petersburg. This collection includes correspondence, reminiscences, and fragments of a historical work by Bernard, chiefly concerning the 12th Virginia Regiment.
Diaries of Overton Bernard and his son, Jesse. Overton Bernard kept his diary while serving as a Methodist minister in Edenton, N.C., 1824, and as a bank employee in Portsmouth, Va., 1858-1863. Entries include description of church work and the progress of the Civil War around Norfolk, Va. Jesse Bernard, lawyer of Alachua County, Fla., kept his diary sporadically from 1856 to 1891. It contains entries relating to local religious affairs, lawyering, visits to Virginia, and the Civil War. There are few entries after 1861.
Jack Bernhardt (1944- ), music critic, archaeologist, and cultural anthropologist of Hillsborough, N.C., recorded, interviewed, and performed with country, old-time, bluegrass, gospel, and other musicians, including many well-known country music stars, old-time musicians, and scholars.
The Bernhardt-Seagle Company was a family-owned store that operated under the ownership of members of either the Harper or Bernhardt families from 1829 to 2008 in Lenoir, N.C. It sold general merchandise, furniture, household appliances, and hardware.
Edward M. Bernstein, professor of economics at the University of North Carolina, 1935-1940; principal economist for the United States Treasury Department, 1940-1946; assistant to the secretary of the United States Treasury Department, 1946; research director of the International Monetary Fund, 1944-1958; president of EMB (Ltd.) Research Economists, 1958-1981; and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution beginning in 1982. The collection includes reports and other writings on topics in international economics, particularly international finance and monetary policy, by Edward M. Bernstein and EMB (Ltd.) Research Economists; materials concerning the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, N.H., in 1944, materials about meetings of United States Treasury Department staff, and other materials relating to the establishment and research operations of the International Monetary Fund; some personal papers; and pictures, including pictures of the Bretton Woods conference.
Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general.
MICROFILM ONLY. Travel diary, October 1830-January 1831, of Berry's sister, Francenia Usher; letters, 1839-1843, from Berry's brother, Patrick Usher; and undated physicians' accounts. The travel diary was kept by Francenia Usher on a trip from Emittsburgh, Md., by way of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Fort Jackson, La., to visit her sister, Eliza Usher Berry, wife of William Augustus Berry, a United States Army doctor. Francenia Usher, a Roman Catholic, particularly noted churches, convents, and co-religionists encountered on her trip. The letters from Patrick Usher, were written in Texas and in prison in Mexico to his sister, Eliza Berry, in Wilmington, N.C. Patrick Usher's letters concern conditions and politics in Texas and details of a private invasion of Mexico in 1842.
Born in Hillsborough, N.C., the daughter of John and Mary Strayhorn Berry, Harriet Morehead Berry graduated from the State Normal and Industrial College at Greensboro, N.C., in 1897 and taught school from 1897 to 1901. From 1901 to 1921, she was employed by the State Geological and Economic Survey. During the absence of State Geologist Joseph Hyde Pratt during World War I, Berry acted as director of the Survey. During this period, she also took over Pratt's duties as secretary of the North Carolina Good Roads Association. After losing her job with the Geological and Economic Survey in 1921, Berry became editor of industry and commerce for the Greensboro Daily News, 1922-1924. In 1924, she was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and was an early supporter of John W. Davis. During 1924 and 1925, she was secretary of the North Carolina Credit Union Association. From 1925 to 1937, she was employed by the State Department of Agriculture as an editor of Market News and director of publicity for credit unions. In 1927, she was appointed state superintendent of credit unions. Bad health forced her resignation in 1937.
Mary E. Strayhorn Berry (died 1934) was the daughter of William F. and Harriet Holden (Nichols) Strayhorn; and niece of Thomas Jackson Strayhorn (1831-1864), member of the Orange Guards, Company G, 27th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America.
Microfilm copy of typed copy of sketch of Hyde County, N.C., written by Mary Leta Berry before she was graduated from the North Carolina College for Women in spring 1911. The sketch includes information on the county's history, social customs, and other matters.
Mainly the prenuptial correspondence, 1838-1840, of Elizabeth Sprague of Massachusetts and Oliver Arms of Lincoln County, N.C., mentioning climate, finances, crops, religious freedom of slaves, furniture, and selection of a place to settle. Also included are miscellaneous papers of the Berryhill family of Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Walter Reece Berryhill was director of student health services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1933-1941, and dean of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1941-1964.
William Louis Rose Fortune Berson was a jeweler or clockmaker. He was a refugee from Santo Domingo who by 1830 had settled in Franklin, Tenn.
Julia A. Cotten Bethel (fl. 1858-1875) of Thomaston, Ga., was married to Thomas F. Bethel. The collection includes chiefly scattered letters to Julia A. Cotten Bethel from her brother, J. K. Cotten at Powder Springs and Acworth, both in Cobb County, Ga., 1858-1859, 1868, 1870, and 1875; and letters to Julia and Thomas F. Bethel, from her nephew, Joseph A. Cotten, with the 7th Georgia Infantry Regiment at Winchester, Va., and Manassas, Va., June-September 1861. J. K. Cotten wrote about financial difficulties in practicing medicine, about health and activities of family members, and about spiritual yearnings. Joseph Cotten wrote of conditions in camp and battle, especially at the First Battle of Bull Run. Also included are a few other family letters.
The collection is the personal diary of Mary Jeffreys Bethell of Rockingham County, N.C. The first part of the book contains short reminiscences of her immediate family. After her marriage in 1840, the diary contains entries relating to her home, neighborhood, the Methodist Church, constant religious activities including camp-meetings, her children, several of whom died young, and the Torian children, whom she referred to as nieces and nephews, and who lived in the Bethell household for years. There is frequent mention of journeys with her husband to Louisiana, Tennessee, and Arkansas, with the possible intention of moving the family, and her negative reaction to the idea. During the Civil War, there is mention of her sons Willie and George entering the Confederate Army, and of news and visits from them. George, in the 55th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, was captured and imprisoned at Johnsons Island. Mary's husband entered the army in 1864 and she wrote of the difficulties at home after he left, including the departure of slaves. There are also reports of rumors and news of the fighting. After the war there are references to social conditions, difficulties with servants, etc.
The Robert D. Bethke Collection consists of audiovisual materials and subject files related to folk music and traditional life of the Middle Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, including Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia. Folklorist and University of Delaware Associate Professor, Robert D. Bethke, compiled the materials, along with undergraduate students enrolled in his folklore courses at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. Audiovisual materials in the collection consist mostly of interviews and live performances by folk, bluegrass, and blues performers, including folk singer, songwriter, and banjo player, Ola Belle Reed, of Ashe County, N.C.; traditional bluegrass guitarist and banjo player, Ted Lundy, of Galax, Va.; artist and blues musician, James "Son Ford" Thomas, of Washington County, Miss.; blues guitarist and banjo player, Franklin "Frank" Hovington, of Frederica, Del.; and folk singer, Mary Jane "Janie" Miller, of Cecil County, Md., among others. The collection also contains audiovisual materials documenting traditional life, as well as subject files that include clippings, student papers, song sheets and lyrics, transcripts of interviews, and photographic materials documenting folk performers chiefly from Delaware, but also from Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi.
Letters received by Betton, vice president of the National Agricultural Workers Union at St. Louis, Mo., from Harry Leland Mitchell and others, concerning the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and its successor organizations, and related printed material.
A. D. Betts was a minister of the North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Confederate chaplain.
Doris Betts (1932-2012) was a North Carolina author and Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Microfilm of typescript of Recollections of the Spratt Family by Thomas D. Spratt, Fort Mill, S.C., 1875, including Spratt, Polk, Barnett, McNeal, and related families in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and upper South Carolina; and Some Extracts of Revolutionary Interest in Upper South Carolina Taken From Memoirs, Tradition, and History of Rocky Mount and Vicinity, by L. M. Ford, undated.
The William H. Biggers Papers, 1843-1962, document scattered aspects of family history. Included are an 1843 slave record, an 1849 note certifying a local preacher for the Methodist Episcopal Church South; an 1852 receipt; Confederate money; photocopies and reprints of photographs and a scientific paper relating to an eclipse viewing party in Wadesboro, N.C., in 1900; and time tables, 1945-1946 and 1962, for Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Asa Biggs (1811-1878) was a North Carolina lawyer, legislator, judge, congressman, and United States senator. The collection consists of a short biographical sketch, 1857, possibly by Cushing B. Hassell, of Biggs; a photocopy of a diary (7 p.) kept by Biggs on a trip from Williamston N.C., to Ocracoke, N.C., in 1832, describing travel by ship, lodgings, and other matters; and Some Bible and Cemetery Records of the Asa Biggs Family, compiled by Edwin R. MacKethan III, July 2003.
Martin County, N.C., was established 14 March 1774.
Herman Biggs (1832-1887) was a United States Army officer and native of New Jersey. The collection includes Civil War military papers of Biggs as chief quartermaster of the Department of North Carolina and Virginia, including telegrams received, many from Ambrose Everett Burnside, and two letterpress copy books of outgoing official messages. Also included are some personal letters and an album with photographs of more than 100 federal officers.
James Crawford Biggs was an attorney in various North Carolina locations, 1894-1933 and 1935-1950; solicitor general of the United States, 1933-1935; and federally-appointed trustee for the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Company.
Joseph W. Bigham and John Bigham were brothers from Mississippi who served with the Confederate Army.
John Houston Bills was a Tennessee planter who was active in the Democratic Party, the Freemasons, a temperance society, and was a friend of President James K. Polk (1795-1849).
The collection includes letters exchanged between John Billups (fl. 1845), Deerbrook, Noxubee County, Miss., and Sarah M. Phinizy (fl. 1845-1859), his fiancee (later his wife) of Athens, Ga., discussing their courtship and upcoming marriage; and a letter of 6 June 1859 from Sarah in Philadelphia, Pa., to Joe Billups (fl. 1859), then her brother-in-law, discussing the care of her family during her absence.
The Bingham Military School (originally the Bingham School) was located near Mebane Station, N.C., 1865-1891, and moved to Asheville, N.C., in 1891. Robert Bingham was superintendent from 1873 to 1920.
Robert Bingham (1838-1927) of Hillsborough, N.C., was a captain in the 44th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America. The collection includes two volumes of a diary Bingham kept, 1863-1864, while he was a prisoner at Norfolk, Va., Fort Delaware, Johnson's Island, Ohio, and Point Lookout, Md.; and a letter, 14 March 1923, from him to his granddaughter, Henrietta Bingham, describing his Civil War experiences in Virginia, his capture, and his imprisonment. The diary, marked intended only for my wife, records thoughts Bingham hesitated to put into letters to his wife. The diary describes prison life, including quarters, gambling, work, escape plots, sermons, food, illness, and hospitals at various prison camps. Included are descriptions of the trip from Johnson's Island to Point Lookout; of Bingham's work making chairs and gold and silver rings, needles, and buttons; of his exchange of books with other inmates and guards; and of rumors, including rumors of cessation of prison exchanges, return of North Carolina to the Union, and Confederate privates signing oaths of allegiance.
The collection is a letter from D. G. Conrad, Scuppernong, N.C., to F. W. Bird, discussing native wine and asking for election news.
Diary, photocopy, circa 90 p., of Henry A. Birdsall with the 11th Michigan Cavalry Regiment chiefly in Virginia and western North Carolina. Birdsall wrote almost daily entries from 1 January 1865, when he was stationed near Lexington, Va., until 29 July 1865, when he was on his way home, having been discharged on 19 July. Entries average a few sentences in length and discuss Birdsall's work with muster rolls and payrolls, troop movements, and general military life. Entries beginning in March 1865 describe the 11th Michigan Cavalry's journey through western North Carolina and include detials of several skirmishes with remnants of Confederate troops. On 24 April 1865, Birdsall noted the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, which ..caused considerable excitement among the soldiers. They feel more like fighting than ever. Also included are a few pages listing expenditures and letters written and some pages of miscellaneous scribblings, including a Love Letter and a poem entitled Woman.
Alice McLellan Birney (1859-1907) of Marietta, Ga., was the founder of the National Congress of Mothers (later known as the National Congress of Parents and Teachers).
William Birnie (fl. 1842-1864) was a Charleston, S.C., merchant and president of the Bank of South Carolina. The collection includes letters, 1842-1864, to Birnie, from members of the Birnie and Ferguson families, mostly in Aberdeen, Scotland, about family affairs, commerce, economic conditions, and current events; letters from American relatives which contain information about life and industries in Charleston, S.C., in the early 1800s, railroad enterprises, and agricultural trade; and letters, 1862-1864, to Birnie in Greenville, S.C., from his nephews, who were managing his affairs in Charleston.
Catherine Ward Bishir was born in 1942 in Lexington, Ky., daughter of Margaret Norris Byrn Ward (1912-1993), a home economics teacher, and William Smith Ward (1907-1994), a professor of English at the University of Kentucky. She received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1964 and her M.A. from Duke University in 1965. Since 1971, she has been involved in architectural history and historic preservation planning, chiefly under the auspices of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, where, as of 1995, she was Architectural Survey Coordinator.
John R. Bittner was a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests included Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway. Bittner died in 2002.
Edwin Bjorkman (1866-1951) was a Swedish-American literary critic, translator, newspaperman, and author, and, from 1925, a resident of North Carolina. The collection includes literary, personal, and business correspondence, chiefly from 1907, writings and collected writings, of Edwin Bjorkman. His correspondence is divided into two series: Professional (literary), and Personal. The Professional series includes letters from many significant twentieth century authors, including Zoe Akins, Van Wyck Brooks, James Branch Cabell, Olive Tilford Dargan, John Galsworthy, Francis Grierson, Archibald Henderson, Henry Goddard Leach, William Lyon Phelps, Upton Sinclair, Freeman Tilden, and Allan Eugene Updegraff. Topics include Bjorkman's work as a translator of Swedish literature and drama, his World War I experiences in Sweden as an employee of the British Department of Information and the American Committee on Public Information, and his work in North Carolina as literary editor of the Asheville Times newspaper and, after 1935, as director of the North Carolina Federal Writers' Project. The Personal series consists of correspondence of and writings of Bjorkman's family, including his four wives. The bulk of the papers consists of Bjorkman's writings and collected manuscripts, clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous items.
Members of the Black family lived in Virginia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The collection contains correspondence and letters, business papers, newspaper clippings, Confederate army records, notes, genealogical material, and other papers related to the Black family. There are frequent gaps in dates. Earlier papers are business and family letters of David Black, merchant ship captain of Alexandria, Va., including five letters, 1833-1848, from relatives in Scotland, who were linen weavers, discussing labor conditions and politics. The bulk of the papers regard the financial affairs of Robert Martin of Erwinton, S.C., and his Erwin relatives in the 1840s and after the Civil War. There also are business letters of U. M. Robert of Albany, Ga.
Archibald Ray Black (died 1889) was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, 1853; teacher; county superintendent of public instruction; and sheriff of New Hanover County, N.C. He also acted as the administrator for the estate of his father-in-law, James McDuffee.
James Conquest Cross Black (1842-1928) of Kentucky was a Confederate soldier in the 9th Kentucky Calvary Regiment, lawyer, state legislator, and United States representative of Augusta, Ga.
Microfilm of typed transcriptions. Papers of and pertaining to residents of Hardeman County, Tenn., chiefly antebellum. Among the items are thirty letters, 1821-1832, received by David Woods from his parents in Orange County, N.C., concerning family, social, and economic news; a diary, 1862-1863, of William J. Rogers of the 13th Tennessee Regiment, Confederate States of America; a memoir of antebellum society; letters, 1851-1853, from Hardeman County people who had moved to Paris, Tex., with personal, crop, and stock news; and other items.
Microfilm copy of tobacco warehouse records, 1816-1817; blacksmith accounts, 1835- 1836; horse stud records, 1844-1864; scattered miscellaneous accounts; and a few family records of George Blackburn, planter of Woodford County, Ky.
Correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family of Virginia comprise the bulk of the collection. Letters written in the 1830s document the involvement of Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford (1802-1896) in the American Colonization Society and include scattered correspondence from missionaries and former slaves in Liberia. Three 1854 issues of a newspaper published in Cavalla also relate to West Africa. Other correspondence includes letters written by members of the Blackford family serving in the armed services during the Civil War and both the First and Second World Wars. Volumes include the 1840s diaries of William Mann Blackford (1801-1864), photograph albums kept by John Minor Blackford (1887-1945), and the 1856 manuscript "Recipes in the Culinary Art Together with Hints on Housewifery &c.," written by Launcelot Minor Blackford (1837-1914). The family history and genealogical files of Sally Bruce Blackford McClatchey (1922-2015) contain correspondence between family members, clippings, transcriptions and copies of historical documents, family charts, photographs, memoirs, reminiscences, and other narratives. Also included is a photograph of an enslaved African American woman known as "M'am Peggy" accompanied by a contemporary copy of the slave bill of sale when the Blackfords purchased her and her 1910 estate papers.
B. L. (Benjamin Lewis) Blackford worked for a time at an insurance company in Washington, D.C. The collection includes family correspondence of B. L. Blackford, his mother, and his brothers, Charles Minor and Launcelot Minor Blackford, including an 1853 letter from Charles Minor Blackford, a student at the University of Virginia, describing student life and including two diagrams of his room.
Chiefly unrelated 19th-century letters from several different states collected by James Baylor Blackford of Richmond, Va. Topics include politics, military affairs, education, travel, migration within the United States, home life, religion, business, and agriculture. Included are letters referring to political events in Missouri, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and North Carolina; preparations for war with Mexico; employment of slaves in Mississippi and discipline of slaves in Texas; the education and social lives of teachers and students in Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina; travel experiences of visitors to Mississippi, Tennesee, North Carolina, and South Carolina; experiences of men and women who migrated to Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and California; domestic and family news from people in North Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Virginia; and business and agricultural activities and prospects in Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, and California.
Head of the Episcopal High School for boys in Alexandria, Va., 1870-1913.
Writer, collector, and performer Becky Blackley is an autoharp expert and enthusiast. From 1980 to 1993, she served as editor of The Autoharpoholic, an international journal that was dedicated to the autoharp. In 1981, she published Harp! the Herald Angels Sing!, a book of Christmas songs arranged for the autoharp, and in 1983, The Autoharp Book, a comprehensive history of the instrument. She has recorded and produced her own music, conducted autoharp workshops across the United States, and served as a consultant to instrument makers Oscar Schmidt-International. She currently works as a Russian-to-English translator.
William Cole Blackmer (fl. 1876-1878) of Salisbury, N.C., was a student at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., 1876 (class of 1878).
Daily records of patients and treatment given by a U.S. Navy surgeon at sea and in various ports, May-September 1845. Blacknall's ship is not identified.
The collection is a blacksmith's ledger, 1833-1835, probably kept by a member of the Sayers family of Williamson County, Tenn., with accounts for horseshoeing, sharpening tools, fixing wagons, and other jobs. Also included are miscellaneous accounts, memoranda, and copies, presumably made at the time they were sent, of letters concerning employment and a family visit from J. K. Sayers of Arrington, Tenn., and J. S. Sayers and others from Williamson County, 1875-1885.
Ruth Blackwelder, North Carolina writer and historian. Materials compiled by Ruth Blackwelder in the process of writing The Age of Orange: Political and Intellectual Leadership in North Carolina, 1752-1861 (1961).
Elizabeth Goodwin Blackwell (fl. 1814-1819) was a resident of Lunenburg County, Va. The collection includes miscellaneous accounts, 1814-1819, of Blackwell with members of her family and with a blacksmith; and other items including two personal notes to Miss Willie Haskins from W. L. Dalby, 1863 and 1865.
Margaret E. Blackwell of Murray's Ferry, S.C., tended the home front while her husband and sons fought in the Civil War.
The Blackwood family of Orange County, N.C., included Robert P. Blackwood, an engineer for the Southern Railway Company who married Alice M. Craig around 1896. The couple's children included Mattie E. (1889- 1977), Annie, Florence, Vernon, Samuel, and Carl. While the family home appears to have been in Chapel Hill, family members made frequent visits to friends and relatives in Hillsborough and Reidsville, including the Rev. D. Irvin Craig, who was clerk of the Synod of the North Carolina and Orange Presbytery.
Frank P. Blair was a general in the Union Army during the Civil War.
William A. Blair lived in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Florence Arabella Blaisdell Diary, 1918-1919, was written while on a cross country tour with a traveling theater company that included her son, child actor Billy Blaisdell. Her entries record locations and her impressions of hotels, food, surroundings, and the company's performances of "Pollyanna." Of note are entries for southern towns in which prevailing attitudes about race are recorded.
Joel Clifton Blake (1831-1863) was a planter of Miccosukee, Fla., who was killed at Gettysburg while serving in the Confederate army.
The Tia Blake Collection consists of audio recordings, photographs, papers, and publications created and compiled by the writer and singer, Tia Blake Wallman. Under the name of Tia Blake, Wallman recorded an LP of American and Irish folk songs at the age of eighteen with a small record label in Paris. The LP, titled Folk Songs and Ballads: Tia Blake and Her Folk-group, was released by SFPP (Societe Francaise de Productions Phonographiques) in February of 1971. The collection primarily consists of materials related to this release, including a misprint copy of the LP, photographs, flyers, posters, correspondence, and a copy of the recording contract. The collection also includes an audio recording, 1973, of rehearsals and demos by Wallman and a guitarist, an audio recording, 1976, of original songs created by Wallman, audio recordings, 1956-1957, of Max Dunbar collected by Wallman and her mother, a recording contract between Wallman and the National Film Board of Canada, and a copy of the literary magazine, Granta, which contains Wallman's first published piece.
William Kennedy Blake was a teacher in Texas, 1848-1850, and in North Carolina, 1850-1859. He was president of a Methodist women's college in Spartanburg, S.C., from 1859 until shortly after the Civil War. He was a merchant in Spartanburg, S.C., after the Civil War.
John A. (John Augustus) Blakemore (1894-1986) of Washington County, Va., was co-founder and business manager of the White Top Folk Festival, held on White Top Mountain, Grayson County, Va., 1931-1936 and 1938-1939. The festival featured traditional singers, musicians, and dancers.
MICROFILM ONLY. Dean of Medical Department, University of the South. Travel diary, June-October 1881, of Blanc, later a noted physician, on a 102-day trip by railroad and steamer, from his home in New Orleans to Richmond, Va.; Niagara Falls; Montreal; New York City; and Washington, D.C.; returning by way of Georgia.
Elizabeth Amis Cameron Hooper Blanchard (1873-1956), author, art collector, and interior decorator, was related by birth and marriage to the Amis, Hooper, Blanchard, and Butterworth families. Prominent persons represented in the collection include her husband, John Osgood Blanchard; her mother, Mary (Mamie) Amis Hooper; and her mother's three sisters, Elizabeth (Bettie) Amis, Sallie Amis Nowland, and Julia Amis. Other prominent family members included the Amis sisters' parents, Thomas Amis and Sarah Davis Amis, and their aunt, Mary Amis Butterworth, and uncle, Samuel F. Butterworth.
The Lebey, Bland, and Courtenay families lived in Augusta and Savannah, Ga., Jacksonville, Fla., and other locations.
Phil Blank is an artist, musician, and librarian based in Carrboro, N.C. His work has been featured in art galleries local to the Chapel Hill, N.C., area, and in the Carrboro Citizen newspaper. Blank also plays accordion, tenor banjo, and tsimbl in the klezmer music group Gmish.
The Anderson Blanton Collection consists of 11 transcription discs, 1955-1956, of Oral Roberts' Broadcast, a Christian radio program produced by the evangelist, Oral Roberts, whose televised faith-healing ministry attracted millions of followers worldwide.
Clark Blomquist (also spelled Clarque or Clarq) of Carrboro, N.C., is a poster artist and musician in the bands the Kingsbury Manx and Waumiss.
The collection includes the will of James Blount, 1685, of Albemarle County, N.C.; bookplate of F. L. Blount; and a typescript history (2 copies) of the Blount family in North Carolina from the arrival of Sir James Blount in America, about 1662, to 1896.
Blue family members included Malcolm James Blue; his wife, Margaret Monroe Blue (d. 1934); and their seven children. The family lived in Efland, N.C., until Malcolm Blue's death in 1914. Lena Blue (b. 1880) moved to Raeford, N.C. Jane Cameron Blue (b. 1883) and Jean P. Blue (b. 1890) moved to Raleigh, the latter after serving as an army nurse in Brest, France, and Coblenz, Germany. John Wilmer Blue (1892-1934) joined the United States Army in 1917 and served with the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia. He was killed playing polo at Fort Benning, Ga, in 1934.
Victor Blue (1865-1928) of South Carolina was a United States naval officer from 1887-1919. He served in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia, and retired as a rear admiral. This collection contains naval assignment records, reports, letters, telegrams, notes, commissions, expense accounts and memoranda, and other records of Blue. Official naval assignment records constitute the bulk of the material. Personal papers include letters, invitations, calling cards, and photographs. The collection includes reports and reminiscences of an expedition into Cuba during the Spanish-American War; orders during the Boxer rebellion; and a manuscript article about Magdalena Bay, Baja California.
Gene Bluestein was an English professor, musician, folklorist, and social activist. Influenced by the folk music revival, he taught himself to play banjo, performed as a musician, and provided educational programs on folklore and folk music in his classroom, on the stage, and on television. For most of his career, he taught English at California State University, Fresno, where he started and facilitated the Folk Artist in Residence Program. In 1974, while on sabbatical in France, he formed a folk music band with his four children called the Bluestein Family, which performed for over 20 years. The collection consists primarily of materials relating to the folklore and performing career of Gene Bluestein. Included are field recordings made by Bluestein, Bluestein's educational programs on folk music, recordings of performances by Bluestein and the Bluestein Family, and recordings of other performers. The field recordings are mostly from Bluestein's doctoral research on Appalachian folk music and narrative and feature Cal Owens, Billy Edd Wheeler, Anna Barnett, Buell Kazee, and Fiddlin' Bill Jones, as well as Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. The educational programs on American folk music include lectures, performances, interviews, and television programs. Recordings of the Bluestein Family include solo recordings by family members and in other groups. There are also recordings of a number of other folk musicians in performance, including Mike Seeger's Traveling Folk Festival, featuring Tommy Jarrell, Blanton Owen, Mike Seeger, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville, and Marc Savoy, and participants in the Folk Artist in Residence Program that Bluestein started at California State University, Fresno, including the Balfa Brothers, Bessie Jones, Kenny Hall, Richard Hagopian, Lydia Mendoza, and Jean Ritchie. Other items include recordings of Pete Seeger in concert, 1956 and 1957, and a 1969 benefit concert for playwright and social activist Marvin X (also known as Marvin Jackmon and El Muhajir) by the Fresno Folksong and Poetry Quartet (Gene Bluestein, Philip Levine, Robert Mezey, and Peter Everwine).
William LeGette Blythe (1900-1993), native of Huntersville, N.C., was the author of several Biblical novels, award-winning biographies of prominent North Carolinians, and symphonic (outdoor) dramas based on the history of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, N.C. Blythe graduated in 1921 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the original Carolina Playmakers and a classmate of Thomas Wolfe. He died in Huntersville in 1993.
William B. Blythe (1928-2000), an alumnus of the University of North Carolina, was a professor and Chief of Nephrology in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thomas Frederick Boatwright was a lieutenant in the 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America. Boatwright was killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 1864.
William Haywood Bobbitt was a lawyer who served as resident judge of the 14th judicial district of North Carolina between 1938 and 1954. In 1954, Bobbitt was appointed associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. In 1969, he was promoted to chief justice of the Court. He retired in 1974.
Willis P. Bocock was a plantation owner of Marengo County, Alabama.
The collection of historian and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Herbert L. Bodman, Jr. (1924-2011) contains research files for his dissertation , which he completed at Princeton University in 1955. Bodman conducted research in Beirut, Lebanon, London, England, and Paris, France. Also included in the collection is an interview with a high-ranking member of Syria's Ba'ath Party. Acquired as part of University Archives.
Ralph Steele Boggs, folklorist of international reputation, who taught Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina and founded the Curriculum in Folklore at the University in 1939.
The Bill Bolick Collection contains audio recordings, hymnals, and song books compiled by the North Carolina-based country musician, Bill Bolick. Audio recordings consist mostly of recordings by the Blue Sky Boys, an influential American country music brother duo that was made up of Bill Bolick on mandolin and tenor vocals and Earl Bolick on guitar and lead vocals. Blue Sky Boys recordings found in the collection include radio programs, demos, home recordings, live recordings, test pressings, and other recordings. The collection also contains collected audio recordings of other folk and country music artists, as well as hymnals and radio program song books compiled by Bill Bolick and his family.
Robert Lewis Bolton, Baptist minister of New Orleans, La., and Millen, Ga. He married Lizzie Gary Griffith Compton (1882-1964), a nurse from Charlotte, N.C., in 1911. In 1935, Bolton and his family moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., where Lizzie Bolton became a travelling salesperson for The Farmer's Wife, a national magazine.
Born in Knoxville, Tenn., on 15 July 1937, photographer Robert Bolton discovered photography in his early teens. Bolton attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in art. Shortly after graduating from college, he became art director of Hogan, Rose & Co. Inc., an advertising agency in Knoxville, Tenn. Although he remained in this professional position for the rest of his life, Bolton continued to be an avid photographer until his death in 1988.
Members of the Bond family and Fentriss family include Louisa Fentriss Bond, her children, John M. Bond, T. C. Bond, and Sarah P. Bond Harlan, and her father, Frederick Fentriss, of Guilford County, N.C.
Richmond Pugh Bond (1899-1979) was a professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection is chiefly photocopies of 17th-century and 18th-century British newspapers, journals, and other printed materials used by Bond in his research on American and British printing history. Also included are papers relating to Bond's service as a United States Naval Reserve aviation officer on active duty with the Pacific Fleet during World War II, including military papers and personal correspondence; and materials used by Bond as he prepared his book, Queen Anne's American Kings (1952), about Mohawk Indians in London.
Nine manuscript volumes of recollections written, 1916-1925, by Bondurant, daughter of Rev. James Morrison, Presbyterian minister, describing her childhood in Rockbridge County, Va., and her life as wife and mother in Buckingham County, Va., after her marriage in 1859. Also included is a 24-page manuscript by her husband, Alexander Joseph Bondurant (1836-1910) about his family background and childhood in Virginia, written in 1897, and five miscellaneous Papers, 1864-1919, including the by-laws of Buckingham County agricultural societies.
Jennette E. Bonebrake (fl. 1862-1866) was a resident of Warren County, Ind. The collection includes Civil War letters received by Bonebrake from her brother, Ben F. Bonebrake, and other federal soldiers, including John F. Leonard (1843-1924), serving with the 125th Illinois Regiment in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. Also included are letters from Martha E. Miller, a friend in Indiana, and photocopies of United States Army pension records of four veterans of the 125th Illinois.
Papers include a contract, 1764, between George Collins and Durham Leigh; a deed, 1795, from Duplin County, N.C.; and a fragment of a deed, undated.
John Henry William Bonitz was a German immigrant who came to Goldsboro, N.C., in 1859. He married Mary Stegner (1845-1921), also a German immigrant, in 1862, and moved to Wilmington, N.C., in 1887. He was proprietor, with his brother Julius, of the Goldsboro, N.C., Messenger and the Wilmington, N.C., Messenger newspapers, a hotel, and a farm.
Herbert Covington Bonner, of Washington, N.C., was a member of the United StatesHouse of Representatives from 1940 until his death in 1965. He was chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, 1955-1965, and chairman, 1951-1955, of the Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee ("watchdog committee") of the Expenditures in the Executive Departments Committee, which made changes designed to eliminate waste in the handling of war surplus material and in military supply procurement. The papers consist of Bonner's office files, dating from November 1940, when he succeeded Lindsay C. Warren as representative from the First North Carolina District, which included, at one time or another, 14 counties of the northeastern corner of the state. In addition to the main chronological series, there are subject- and format-based series. The Rivers and Harbors series, 1940-1965, concerns federally-funded projects, such as channel and harbor improvements, erosion problems, dredging, etc., and the operation of the Dismal Swamp Canal. The Hoover Commission series, January-October 1950, concerns the proposed reorganization of the government that came out of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government. The Bombing Ranges series, 1959-1965, concerns objections to having a weapons range or ranges in northeastern North Carolina. The Political series, 1959-1965, concerns the mechanics of Democratic Party organization and election campaigns. The Community Public Works Programs series, 1962-1965, concerns local public works projects that received federal funds. The National Seashore Park series, 1937-1965, concerns the establishment of a national park that spanned Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke islands, N.C. Also included are private bills, with related papers attached; scrapbooks, 1940-1965; speeches, 1940-1964; photographs, and photocopies of presidential memorabilia, some relating to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.
Macon Bonner (born 1836) of Washington, N.C., was a Confederate artillery officer who served in coastal North Carolina.
Book Dealers'/Publishers' Catalogs with Listings for Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, and Beat Items, 1980-2001
The collection contains catalogs from various book dealers/publishers listing Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, and/or Beat items, many with quotations from Allen Ginsberg and/or Ferlinghetti. Some of the catalogs are listed in Morgan as items: E317-319, E322, E326, E329, E333, E336-337, E349-350, E352, F330.
Elsie H. Booker (1923- ) of Durham County, N.C., collector of antiques, artifacts, and family papers.
Samuel Moyle Boone (1919-2008), native of Gates County, N.C., and son of William Jordan and Minnie Belle Williams Boone, received his A.B. degree in 1949 and his Masters of Library Science in 1964 from the University of North Carolina. Boone served as a member of the staff of the Academic Affairs Library (now the University Library) at the University of North Carolina for 30 years. He was appointed head of Photoduplication Services in 1952, in which role he is credited with building the Library's microfilm collection. Also a photographer, Boone shot local events, portraits, campus scenes, and scenic views, and photographed for the Alumni Review during the 1950s.
The collection consists of a land grant, 28 June 1762, from the Earl of Granville to Daniel Booth of Orange County, N.C.
Borden family of North Carolina and Lacy family of North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Prominent family members include Edwin B. Borden (1867?-1934) and his brother Frank Kornegay Borden (1857- 1941), businessmen of Goldsboro, N.C., and sons of E. B. and Georgia Whitfield Borden. Edwin, husband of Ella Kirby Borden, was vice-president of the Southern Cotton Oil Co. Frank, husband of Sallie Smith Jones Borden (1864-1934), started Borden Manufacturing Co. in 1899. He served as its president until his death and also served on the boards of many companies, including the Wayne County National Bank and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Lacy family members include Sallie McGavock Lacy, Presbyterian missionary and great-granddaughter of Drury Lacy (1802- 1884), founder and president of Hampton-Sydney College, and granddaughter of prominent Presbyterian minister, Graham Lacy of Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Edwin B. Borden was president of the Bank of New Hanover in Goldsboro, N.C., in the 1880s and 1890s and president of the Bank of Wayne in Goldsboro, N.C., in the early 1900s. He was married to Ella Lambert Borden, originally of Richmond, Va.
Letters from officers of southern colleges and universities answering an inquiry about the status of graduate education in the South, graduate study by blacks, and southerners educated in Europe before 1900. These letters were solicited as part of Borgognoni (also known as Mary Bynum Holmes Ricks) research for her doctoral thesis, A History of Graduate Work in the South.
Records of several generations of the Anderson family, physicians and planters near Stateburg, S.C., chiefly their account books containing records of physicians' fees, planting, advances to freedmen, estates, and lumber. Also included are a diary, 1853-1857, of John Benjamin Anderson at Stateburg; Stateburg tavern accounts, 1834-1838; plantation records of Samuel Porcher Gaillard, 1863-1868; minutes of the Stateburg Democratic Club, 1890-1910; and a letterbook of Col. Thomas Childs (1796-1853) of Massachusetts as U.S. military governor of Puebla, Mexico, 1848.
Albert Pike Bourland (1861-1927) was a professor at George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn., and executive of various education foundations. The collection includes miscellaneous papers of Bourland, including social letters from other educators and friends; papers concerning arrangements with Peabody College for leave to study in Leipzig, Germany, 1907-1909; a few items relating to Bourland's stay in Leipzig; personal financial papers; and other scattered items.
The collection contains miscellaneous papers of Benjamin Franklin Boushelle, including a brief essay on the virtues of home; a Bible containing family records; and a poem commemorating the days of his youth at the Academy, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1845-1850.
Nathaniel Fleming Bowe (1810-1875) was a Richmond, Va., tobacco merchant.
The Southall, Bowen, Wheeler, Moore, and Peebles families resided in Lowndes County, Miss.; Northampton County, N.C.; Hertford County, N.C.; Denver, Colo.; Norfolk, Va.; Wayne County, Mich.; Ramsey County, Minn.; and Bulloch County, Ga. The collection contains the family correspondence and other papers of these families. Included are mostly brief and routine family letters, 1846-1860; affectionate letters during the Civil War between sisters in Columbus, Miss., and Hertford County, N.C., about family and community affairs and their teaching careers; letters from Confederate soldiers in many places, especially Wilmington, N.C., 1863-1864; and letters from Thomas L. Moore, officer on the C.S.S. Florida. Also included are letters written by family members about their lives and careers, including the work of William Cornelius (Neil) Bowen (died 1912), lawyer of Jackson, N.C., and Denver, Colo.; Episcopal Church affairs; community matters; and family activities and household management. Among the later papers are letters, 1890s, from students at St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C. There are also diaries of Sarah Clifton Southall of Columbus, Miss., 1859-1860; of Emily Bland Southall of Jackson, N.C., 1862, including a detailed description of the federal invasion of North Carolina; and of Julia M. Southall, 1862- 1876, written while she was teaching in Columbus, Miss., at Wesleyan Female College in Murfreesboro, N.C., and in West Point, N.Y., and including her reflections on teaching.
George W. Bowen, musical director and later drum major of the Drum Corps, 1st North Carolina Heavy Artillery (African Descent), United States Army, during the Civil War.
James G. Bowen (fl. 1847-1875) resided in Beaufort County, N.C., and acted as administrator of the estates of Thomas B. Latham and Zachariah Boyd.
Thomas Contee Bowie lived in Tensas Parish, La., between 1857 and 1877, during which time he kept bee hives and operated a cotton gin.
Bowling Green State University Libraries and Learning Resources Collection of Publicity Materials, 1970s-2000s
The Bowling Green State University Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives Collection of Publicity Materials consists of photographs and promotional material created or collected by commercial record companies to promote their Americana, country, rock and roll, pop, and blues artists. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
James Cloyd Bowman (1880-1961) was a native of Ohio, English professor in Iowa and Michigan, and an author of children's literature. The collection includes typescripts of The Adventures of Paul Bunyan and of eleven volumes of unpublished poems and fiction by Bowman.
The Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America grew from a single troop organized at Fairview Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1911. The council operated Camp Raven Knob beginning in the 1950s. The collection consists of records, beginning in 1912, of the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Included are letters, meeting minutes, reports, financial materials, clippings, training materials, membership lists, photographs, newsletters, pamphlets, and other items. Documentation is uneven; for some years, there are many informative letters, reports, and other materials, while other years are represented by only a few relatively minor items. Some items relate to scouting activities during World War I and World War II; many items document the planning and operation of camping sites, especially, beginning in the 1950s, Camp Raven Knob. Also included are photocopies of two 1964 documents relating to integration of the Council's troops; a videotape version of a 1955 film about Camp Raven Knob; and two audiotaped interviews, 1976 and 1982, with scout leaders; two photographs of African-American scouts associated with Mount Zion Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1944-1950s; and a CD of photographs entitled Wahissa and CRK Images Vol. 1, 1500+ Photos, 1970s-1990s.
William Henry Boyce of Bangor, Me., served in the United States army during the Civil War.
Boyd family of Warrenton, N.C., and the related Burwell, Massenburg, Norwood, Davis, and other families. Family members include William Henry Burwell (d. 1917); planter John Early Boyd (1812-1883) and his wife, Ann Bignall Jones Boyd (1816-1882); and their son, lawyer Henry Armistead Boyd (1855-1929) and his wife, Elizabeth Massenburg Norwood Boyd (1863-1944).
Bernard Henry Boyd (1910-1975), professor of religion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1950-1975, was recognized as an inspiring teacher and interdenominational leader. He was particularly interested in Biblical archaeology and led summer archeological expeditions in Israel.
David French Boyd (1834-1899) was an officer in the Confederate Army. The collection is a typed transcription of a letter, 7 April 1864, from David French Boyd while a prisoner of war on a Union boat moored in Alexandria, La., to his friend General William T. Sherman concerning treatment Boyd received in New Orleans, La., and Boyd's views of the war and the South.
George W. Boyd (fl. 1832) was an agent of the New Potosi Company of New York, N.Y. The collection includes a letter from Boyd to his superior at the New Potosi Company, Richard Ray Ward, concerning gold properties he had examined in Georgia and the alleged efforts of two members of the firm in Georgia to deceive Boyd and defraud the company.
James Boyd (1888-1944) was an American author and journalist.
John Boyd was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on 18 February 1783, and died on 30 July 1858 at his plantation, Oak Grove. He owned a plantation on Bayou Lettsworth in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., which may or may not have been this Oak Grove. He may also have owned property near Donaldsonville, La. One of his daughters, Margaret Bruce, married Col. Henry T. Williams of Montgomery County, Md., and the Williams's daughter, Clara D., married Lt. Edward D. Seghers of the Confederate Army.
James Alexander Boyer, an African American educator, was professor of English, dean of the College, and College president at Saint Augustine's College of Raleigh, N.C. Documented are Boyer's intellectual interests and honors received, his education, his service in the United States Navy during World War II, Boyer family history, and various events at Saint Augustine's College. With the exception of speaking notes and a few lesson planners, there are no documents relating to Boyer's official duties and responsibilities at Saint Augustine's. Audio tapes include discussions about prominent African American political figures and a 1997 conversation involving Boyer and others about the history of college athletics at Saint Augustine's.
The Boykin family of Camden, S.C., included Alexander Hamilton Boykin (1815-1866), cotton planter, state legislator, and Confederate officer. The collection includes family, business, and military papers of Boykin family members, chiefly 1830s through 1862. Much of this material is correspondence and accounts with Reeder & DeSaussure, Charleston cotton factors, regarding cotton produced at the Plane Hill, the Boykin family plantation near Camden; bills of sale for land and slaves; legal papers; and correspondence among members of the Boykin and DeSaussure families, including Alexander Hamilton Boykin's wife, Sarah Jones DeSaussure Boykin (fl. 1835-1866) and his son, Alexander Hamilton Boykin, Jr. (1846-1923). There is also Civil War military material pertaining to Boykin's Rangers, which became Company A of the Second South Carolina Cavalry and which Boykin commanded in Virginia, 1861-1862. Items relating to Boykin family genealogy are also included.
Francis A. Boyle (1838-1907) of Plymouth, N.C., was an officer in the 32nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment who was captured and sent to Point Lookout, Md., May 1864. He was subsequently transferred to Fort Delaware, Del., June 1864, where he became involved in the Christian Association of Confederate Prisoners, later called Confederate States Christian Association for the Relief of Prisoner.
Peter Braasch grew up in Durham, N.C. In 1994, he conducted fieldwork for his senior thesis at Yale University about the history of the commercial shrimping industry in coastal North Carolina. The collection includes audio tapes and research materials for Peter Braasch's senior thesis on the commercial shrimping industry on the North Carolina coast, Bug Hunting the Way to the New South: the History of Commercial Shrimping in North Carolina. The bulk of the collection is audio interviews conducted by Braasch with seventeen fishermen from Carteret County, N.C., and Brunswick County, N.C. Manuscript material includes logs of those interviews, a copy of Braasch's senior thesis, his research notes, unpublished reports of a sociological study of shrimp fishers sponsored by East Carolina University, and other support materials.
Charles William Bradbury was an insurance agent of New Orleans, La. Other members of the Bradbury family were of Manlius and Canandaigua, N.Y.; Cincinnati and Montgomery, Ohio; Madison, Ind.; and New Orleans, La. Besides Charles, family members represented include Jacob Bradbury (fl. 1817-1825); Cornelius S. Bradbury (fl. 1818-1848); Elizabth A. Bradbury (fl. 1817-1825); and Charles's wife, Sarah (fl. 1821-1844). Charles's mistress, Madaline Selima Edwards (fl. 1843-1848), is also represented.
The Braden-Hatchett Collection of Thomas Wolfe Materials was compiled over the years by William Hatchett and Eve Braden Hatchett at the Memphis University School in Memphis, Tenn. They developed a close relationship with Thomas Wolfe's brother Fred and corresponded with him frequently. One of the main goals of the Braden-Hatchett Collection was to collect a copy of every article written about Thomas Wolfe, an endeavor that was undertaken with the help of students at Memphis University School. In the early 1990s, the collection was donated to the University of North Carolina.
Malcolm Bradfield, son of John W. and Bessie Davidson Bradfield, was raised in Charlotte, N.C.
Henry Bradford (fl. 1804-1811) of Halifax County, N.C., was the son of John Bradford (d. 1786?) and presumably a Methodist minister.
Records, correspondence, and printed material related to the involvement of J. W. Bradley with Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM), an organization founded to support community issues arising from the increase in strip mining in Eastern Tennessee during the 1970s and 1980s. Materials in the collection include correspondence, legal documents, and printed material related to the issues of strip mining, truck weights, taxes, mining regulation, water pollution, and land equalization. Also included are copies of testimonies given by J. W. Bradley and Neil McBride to congressional committees; SOCM reports; and publications and correspondence from organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Coal Creek Mining Manufacturing Company, and Beech Grove Mining Company. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Harriet Ellis Bradshaw was eight years old at the time of the events she describes.
The collection contains notes, articles, biographical sketches, a few letters, and miscellaneous other items collected by Annie Campbell Bradwell, relating to the 19th-century history of Bainbridge and Decatur counties, Ga.
Elias Brady of Warren County, Ind., enlisted as a musician in Company D, 86th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Army of the Cumberland, in August 1862. He served until he died of smallpox in December 1863. His brother-in-law, Lieutenant Harris Gass, also served with the 86th.
The original owner of the collection was John Archibald Brady of Statesville, N.C.
Braxton Bragg (1817-1876) was a United States Army officer, Louisiana planter, Confederate Army general, and a civil engineer in Alabama and Texas following the Civil War. The collection includes military letters and telegrams from Bragg while he was serving with the United States Army in Missouri, 1852-1855, and as a Confederate general, 1862-1864, and a letter from him to his wife, 1853.
John Bragg was a Mobile, Ala., lawyer, planter, and politician. The collection includes papers consisting mostly of political and constituent correspondence, 1851-1853, while Bragg was a Democratic United States representative, concerning Mobile, Alabama, and national politics, especially political appointments. Also included are some letters during the same period from John's brothers, Braxton Bragg (1817-1876), then a United States Army officer, and Thomas Bragg (1810-1872), governor and United States Senator of North Carolina, discussing political events in Washington, D.C., especially concerning the Army, and elections and politics in North Carolina. Also available are extensive papers relating to the management of John Bragg's cotton plantation in Lowndes County, Ala., 1866-1877.
Thomas Bragg was governor of North Carolina, 1855-1859; a United States senator from North Carolina, 1859-1861; and Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863.
William Stanley Braithwaite of Arlington Heights, Mass., was a poet and the editor of the annual Anthology of Magazine Verse. He also taught at Atlanta University.
William G. Bramham (1875-1947) was a minor league baseball president who presided over the North Carolina State League from 1916 to 1917, the Piedmont League from its inception in 1920 until 1932, the South Atlantic League from 1924 to 1930, the Virginia League from 1925 to 1928, and the Eastern Carolina League from 1928 to 1929. Bramham was elected the third president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the umbrella organization for minor leagues, in 1933 and held this position until his retirement in 1946.
Prominent members of the Branch family included John Branch (1782-1863), governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative and senator, secretary of the Navy, governor of the Florida Territory, and a planter in North Carolina and Florida; his son, William Henry Branch (1823-1910), cotton planter in Florida and merchant and farmer in Georgia; and his grandson, William Horton Branch (1852-1920), also a merchant and farmer in Georgia.
Joseph Branch (died 1864) was a lawyer of Tallahassee, Fla. The collection includes papers, chiefly from the 1840s, of Branch dealing with the legal and business affairs of clients, both individuals and firms, including the Southern Life Insurance Company.
Taylor Branch, journalist and historian, is best known for his research and writing on Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
D. S. Brandon was a physician of Thomasville, Ga.
E. C. (Eugene Cunningham) Branson (1861-1933) was an educator, author, and editor, president of the State Normal School of Georgia, 1900-1912, head of its department of rural economics and sociology, 1912-1914, and founder and head of the rural social economics program at the University of North Carolina. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence and writings of E. C. Branson. The collection includes papers pertaining to research into all aspects of rural life in the South and in Europe, including an international correspondence and many writings; to his activities as professor at the University of North Carolina; and to varied other public and civic issues, in particular farm tenancy, illiteracy, and rural credit. He was actively involved in North Carolina movements concerning the reclamation of farm land, better port terminal facilities, and good roads. Few papers pertain to Branson's teaching career before 1914.
Emily Branson was the sister of Thomas Branson, Company F, 46th North Carolina Regiment.
Lanier Branson was a textile manufacturer of West Point, Ga.
Walter Brashear (1776-1860) was a physician in Kentucky before 1822 when he moved to St. Mary Parish, La., where, after acquiring Belle Island Plantation and other landholdings in the area, he became a sugar planter and state legislator. The family of Effingham (d. 1850) and Ann Townsend Lawrence (fl. 1802-1830s) lived in Bayside, N.Y., until sons Robert (fl. 1820s-1850s), Samuel Townsend (d. 1839), Henry Effingham (1809-1876?), and Effingham, Jr. (1820?-1878) moved to New Orleans to take up merchandizing and sugar planting. Henry Effingham Lawrence married Frances Emily Brashear, daughter of Walter and Margaret Barr Brashear, in 1844.
The collection of author J. Lawrence Brasher (1947-) contains 39 field recordings on open-reel audiotape. Most of the recordings are untitled, some are labeled with the first names of individuals, and three are labeled "J.L.B. stories" and dated circa 1950, 1965, and 1967. "J.L.B." likely refers to Methodist minister and Brasher's ancestor, John Lakin Brasher (1868-1961), who is the subject of J. Lawrence Brasher's 1994 book The Sanctified South: John Lakin Brasher and the Holiness Movement, published in 1994. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Correspondence, sermons, lectures, lessons for Bible classes, notebooks, military records, drafts and offprints of articles, subject and research files, and photographs comprise the collection of Robert G. Bratcher, a white Southern Baptist minister and translator of the New Testament for the 1966 edition titled Good News for Modern Man. Correspondence is largely professional in nature and pertains to Bratcher's biblical scholarship and his affiliation with organizations including the American Bible Society from which he resigned in 1981 following a controversy with Christian fundamentalists. Military records reflect Bratcher's service in the United States Navy Reserve in the 1940s and 1950s. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, financial items, printed materials, and files on the New Testament edition titled Today's English Version. Of interest are materials related to the country of Brazil where Bratcher was born in 1920 to missionary parents from Kentucky. Materials include an original 1937 diary documenting a trip into Brazil's interior, a typed edition of his father Lewis Bratcher's 1925 journals from "An Exploratory Visit to the Interior of Brazil," and photographs of students and faculty at the Colegio Batista Brasileiro in Campos, Brazil during the 1920s. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Physician, state legislator, and Confederate Army officer, from Winnsboro, S.C.
Gustave Maurice Braune (1872-1930) was dean of engineering at the University of North Carolina, 1922-1930. The collection includes notes, mostly in German, on engineering and related sciences, 1891-1892, taken by Braune while he was a student at the Royal Polytechnic Institute in Dresden, Germany.
Philip Northern Bray (1858-1938), of Currituck County, N.C., was a farmer and lumberman, and owner of a country store and barroom in Sligo, N.C.
In 1866, an unidentified southerner possibly from Mobile, Ala., traveled to Brazil to investigate emigrating there. He chronicled the events of his journey in a diary. He sailed from Baltimore, Md., stopping at the Caribbean port of Saint Thomas and at Pernambuco, Brazil, to refuel. He arrived in the Harbor of Rio and spent three months travelling in southeastern Brazil. After making a final stop in the city of Sao Paolo, he departed for the United States.
Microfilm of autobiography of John Hutchins (born 1774), son of Anthony Hutchins, an early Natchez, Miss., settler, with accounts of primitive agriculture, the Revolutionary War, frontier adventures, and trips down the Mississippi River to New Orleans and thence to New York or England. Also memoirs by Florence Bowmar Carson of daily life on Oasis Plantation in Coahoma County, Miss., 1892-1903, emphasizing the lives of blacks.
Breese family of Charleston, S.C., and Asheville and Brevard, N.C. William Cebra Breese was cashier of the First National Bank of Charleston until his death in 1883. William Edmond Breese, son of Cornelia Edmond and William Cebra Breese, served in the Confederate Army's South Carolina Cadets and saw action at Kennesaw Mountain and other Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina battles. In 1883, he succeeded his father as cashier of the First National Bank of Charleston. In 1885, he moved to Asheville, N.C., for the health of his son, William Edmond Breese, Jr., and established the First National Bank of Asheville. When the bank failed in 1897, he was arrested and charged with conspiracy, embezzlement, abstraction, and misapplication. After six trials, he was acquitted of all charges. William Edmond Breese, Jr., son of Margaret Lowndes Perroneau and William Edmond Breese, graduated from the University of North Carolina and was active in politics. He served as a member of the North Carolina Senate and was mayor of Brevard, N.C. He married Rebekah Nicolson Woodbridge.
Adolph Bregman, mettalurgist with a specialization in non- ferreous metals, whose avocation was collecting and performing folk songs from all parts of the United States.
Addison Gorgas Brenizer (born 1839) of Charlotte, N.C., was a businessman and served in the Confederate army. His mother-in-law was Juliana Paisley Gilmer, wife of John Adams Gilmer of Greensboro, N.C., United States representative (American Party), 1857-1861, and later a Confederate congressman.
Mrs. Gilmer Brenizer (Nellie Waddell Benizer) of Washington, D.C., worked for the Forestry Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a scientific illustrator. The collection includes genealogical materials relating to the Moore, Waddell, Yeamans, Swann, Brownrigg, Wright, Gilmer, Brenizer, and related families; personal and family correspondence, including letters from her father, L. R. Waddell of Smithfield, N.C.; photographs; scrapbooks; clippings; and materials dealing with the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and various other ancestral societies. Also included is material relating to Mrs. Brenizer's work with the Forestry Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a story written about the renovation of an 1810 house in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The Brevard family included brothers Alexander (1755-1829) of Lincoln County, N.C., and Joseph (1766-1821), lawyer of Camden, S.C. The Brevards were related to the McDowell family of Charlotte, N.C. McDowell family members included Rebecca Brevard McDowell (1823-1904) and newspaper editor and businessman Franklin Brevard McDowell (1849-1928).
Ephraim Brevard (1744-1781) was a physician of Charlotte, N.C.
Theodore Washington Brevard (died 1877) was a lawyer and politician of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida.
Thomas Brevard was a teacher of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Brewer and Paschal families of Chatham County, N.C., including Stephen Wiley Brewer (1835-1897), Confederate officer and county sheriff; his wife Mary Catharine Paschal Brewer (1846-1922); R. B. Paschal (1820-1870), who was elected Chatham County sheriff in 1854 and served six successive terms; and George Washington Paschal (1869-1956). There are also materials of the related Tilley family, including Bert Q. Tilley, motorcycle enthusiast and owner of Tilley's Cyclery, Raleigh, N.C., who was also a partner in Raleigh Flying Serice, operators of Raleigh Airport, Inc., and Poindexter Field.
Papers, 1800-1982, of the Kennedy, Bridgers, and Flowers family of Goldsboro and Raleigh, N.C., including correspondence, books, pamphlets, deeds, certificates, and promissory notes. Many of the 19th-century materials relate to Richard Lee Kennedy of Goldsboro, N.C.; James H. Everett, attorney, of Wayne County, N.C.; and D. H. (David Henderson) Bridgers, landowner, of Goldsboro, N.C.
Correspondence, writings, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and other materials of Ann Preston Bridgers (1891-1967), North Carolina actress and writer. Most of the collection consists of drafts and other materials relating to plays, novels, and short stories written by Bridgers. There is a large body of material relating to John C. Calhoun, apparently collected by Bridgers as background for her play, This Beautiful Structure. The remainder of the collection consists of letters from family members and friends, including letters from George Abbott, with whom Bridgers collaborated on the play Coquette, and letters from her brother- in-law, Jonathan Daniels; business correspondence and other material relating to a controversy over the rights to Coquette; and photographs.
John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932), lawyer and planter of Edgecombe County, N.C., was the son of John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884), lawyer, planter, and Confederate colonel. The collection includes letters, 1864, from John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) to his son, John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); letters 1870-1872, from friends and relatives to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932); and letters, January-February 1861, from John Luther Bridgers (1821-1884) to W. E. Jones regarding tents for the Edgecombe Guards (later Company A, 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America Army). The letters of 1864 from John Luther Brigers (1821-1884) to his son while the younger Bridgers was at school give advice about work and play and about relationships as well as news of home and family. The letters of 1870-1872 include some to John Luther Bridgers (1850-1932) from friends at the Virginia Military Institute, giving news of student activities and other matters. Also included are letters to Bridgers from his sister Routh in Kittrell, N.C., and in Richmond, Va., where she was in school, giving news of family and friends; letters from John L. Brigers (1821-1884) in Red Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., describing his life and health, advising his son, and inquiring about his affairs at home; and other letters from family and friends.
The collection contains genealogical materials and copies of related documents compiled 1920s-1960s by Lindsay M. (Mrs. Bernis) Brien of Dayton, Ohio, concerning the Bryan (Briand, Bryant) family of Ireland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and other places, especially the descendants of Morgan Bryan, who settled at the forks of the Yadkin River in North Carolina in 1748.
Willis Grandy Briggs (1875-1954) was a Raleigh, N.C., lawyer and postmaster, and served as Republican Party chair for Wake County, N.C.
D. A. Brigham (fl. 1885-1887) was a Presbyterian minister. The collection includes minutes of sessions, 1867-1887, and a register of communicants, baptisms, and funerals of the Cumberland Presbyterian congregation at Clarksville, Tenn., of which Reverend D. A. Brigham took charge in April 1885; and a catalog of Sunday school library books and their circulation, 1872-1873, probably of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Dyersburg, Tenn.
J. W. Brigham was a physician of Erin, Houston County, Tenn. The collection includes account books of Brigham, showing names of patients, dates of professional visits, and, in some entries, charges and prescriptions.
John Morgan Bright (1817-1911) was a lawyer, Confederate officer, and Democratic United States representative from Tennessee, of Fayetteville, Tenn. This collection contains letters, legal documents, speeches, newspaper clippings, pictures, and account books. The correspondence chiefly consists of letters received by Bright while he was in Congress (1871-1881). The letters concern politics, interests of constituents, and the business of the Committee on Claims of which he was chairman. Most letters relate to pensions and Civil War damages. Other papers include family correspondence, manuscript speeches, articles written for the Fayetteville (Tenn.) Observer on Biblical topics, and account books of domestic expenses and of the law firms of Bright and Bright and Bright and Sons.
Herbert Hutchinson Brimley was a naturalist, author, and, for more than fifty years, director of the North Carolina State Museum in Raleigh.
Richard L. Brindley grew up on the family plantation in Wilmington, Del. Never married, he enlisted in the Union Army on 3 May 1861 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2nd Deleware Infantry Regiment. On 14 May 1861, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was promoted to captain on 15 March 1862. Brindley was killed in action on 27 June 1862 while leading a charge during the Battle of Gaines's Mill in Virginia and was posthumously promoted to the rank of major.
The collection contains deeds and land transfer papers for land in Onslow County, N.C., owned in the 1860s and later by George Brinson (1815-1871) and his son John William Brinson (1848-1933). Also included are records copied from the Brinson family Bible.
The collection is three volumes of British commonplace books: one apparently belonging to Henry March, circa 1806, with poems written in two different hands, chiefly of Cowper and Southey, and a few poems clipped from newspapers; one from Bristol, circa 1807, with poems and bits of wisdom pasted on (80 pp.) and enclosures consisting of poems, memoranda, and a few letters; and one, circa 1859-1860, with meditations and comments on sermons and scripture. Enclosures to the 1807 volume include a letter of condolence, 24 April 1807, from J. P. Estlin(?) to Mrs. Milhouse in Bath; an undated letter from Mary Randolph to Susan Jacomb, containing personal news and inquiries; and a poetic tribute to the memory of Mrs. Bailey, the Amiable wife of James Baily Esq. of Bristol by B. H. D.
The collection consists of deeds and legal papers spanning from the reign of Elizabeth I to George III and including wills, marriage settlements, deeds, and leases, all on vellum.
The collection contains photostats, typed transcriptions, and microfilm copies of miscellaneous records from the British Public Record Office, arranged loosely into series as follows: records of cases in Chancery and the Star Chamber, 1600-circa 1630; port records of sailings, exports, imports, duties, etc., for forty British North American ports, 1768-1773; selected pages containing records, 1733-1770, relating to church silver supplied to North Carolina colonial governors Johnston, Dobbs, Tryon, and Martin; correspondence, 1758-1763, between North Carolina governor Arthur Dobbs (1689-1765) and the successive commanders of British forces in North America, including James Abercrombie, John Campbell, fourth Earl of Loudoun, and Jeffery Amherst (bound typescripts); fragment of a government account book, undated (18th century, 10 pages); account of the Gross Produce of the Stamp Duties for the year ending August 1, 1713; correspondence and reports, 1663-1782, of the royal governors of Carolina and North Carolina with various departments of the British government, including land records and legislative journals (30 microfilm reels); disbursement records of the militia and loyalist refugees at Charleston, 1780-1782 (5 microfilm reels); and a list of the names of members of the Company of the Levant, circa 1606.
The collection contains financial and legal papers, and family correspondence (chiefly 1850-1889) of the Blodgett, Britton, and Moore families of Philadelphia, Pa., Northampton County, N.C., and New Orleans, La. Included are correspondence and legal items relating to land transactions in Philadelphia, the Blodgett Claim to land in central Washington, D.C., and various family estates; letters about life in New Orleans and rice production in Louisiana, 1845-1860; letters regarding community affairs in Philadelphia and in Warrenton, Va., 1871-1890, and J. Blodgett Britton's work as an industrial chemist in the late nineteenth century; and account books of Cornelius Godwin Cotten Moore (died 1888), physician of Northampton County.
Four ledgers from Britton's Store, a general store that operated near present-day Roxobel, N.C., in the early 19th century. The ledgers provide detailed accounts and records of the customers, transactions, and merchandise at Britton's Store, 1815-1819. Two of the ledgers are day books, listing detailed information about the store's daily transactions. The other two ledgers are account books, listing each customer's purchases over a four-year period. The account book for 1815-1816 contains an alphabetical listing of customers with their corresponding account numbers. It was reused by an unknown business concern to record accounts 1866-1872.
Charles Wetmore Broadfoot was a Confederate officer, state legislator, 1870-1872, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and lawyer, of Fayetteville, N.C. He married Kate Huske, 1877.
Agnes (Sis) Cunningham, musician and magazine publisher of New York, N.Y., founded Broadside, a magazine devoted to topical songs, with her husband, Gordon Friesen, in the early 1960s. They recorded and published many of the leading folksingers of the folk revival. The collection contains materials from the Broadside offices. Sound recordings include open reel tapes and audio cassettes, many of which were used to transcribe topical folk songs for publication in Broadside. Additional recordings include demo tapes, live concert performances, and interviews, which were sent to the Broadside offices by friends, folk singers, and subscribers. The work of numerous performers is included (many of the most significant are listed in the online catalog terms below). Documentation materials include a log of the Broadside tapes, correspondence, and tape notes. The Broadside tape log is a list of the tapes in their original order. Correspondence and tape notes consist of materials included in the original tape boxes. Correspondence includes personal letters to Cunningham and Friesen from friends and contributors. Tape notes contain track listings of songs, dates of performances, and names of performers.
The Brock Family Papers, 1801-1904, pertain to the Brock Family of Jones County, N.C., who were white farmers who owned land and enslaved people until the Civil War. Most of the papers are related to Benjamin Brock Sr. (1829-1905). The collection consists of accounting records, including receipts for goods, medical, and other services, chiefly procured in New Bern, N.C.; estate settlements; deeds; indentures; and bills of sale of enslaved people. Correspondence and other records document Brock's household purchases, farming habits, and how he educated his children. Of note is a cipher book. Reconstruction era and later records indicate that formerly enslaved people worked as hired hands and sharecroppers on Brock's properties. The Kinsey, Franks, and Koonce families are also documented.
Ignatius Watsworth Brock (1866-1950), known as Nace, was a professional photographer based primarily in New Bern and Asheville, N.C. Brock studied photography and served as an apprentice in the studio of Edward Gerock in New Bern. In 1897 Brock moved to Asheville, where he ran Brock's Photo Art Studio for more than forty years and lived until his death in 1950. Brock was an active painter and wrote poetry throughout his life.
John Grammar Brodnax, physician and Confederate surgeon, was born in Dinwiddie County, Va. He practiced medicine in Petersburg, Va., and Rockingham County, N.C., where he also farmed. During the Civil War, Brodnax supervised several Confederate hospitals. The collection is chiefly family correspondence, 1827-1920, involving members of the Brodnax, Ruffin, Jones, Roulhac, Adams, Glenn, and related families of North Carolina and Virginia, and a few financial and legal items. Early items include several 1845 letters to Mary Brodnax, student at St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., and one from North Carolina Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin in Raleigh to Robert Brodnax in Pittsylvania County, Va., about Mary's progress in school; and an 1849 letter to John Grammar Brodnax from relatives in Alabama about buying land there. Also included are letters, beginning in 1849, to John Grammar Brodnax from his uncle Thomas Withers, physician of Petersburg, Va., chiefly about family matters. Civil War era materials include letters and other items relating to Brodnax's army career, which he spent, for the most part, around Petersburg, Va. Included is a printed circular from the Confederate Surgeon General about administering smallpox vaccine. There are also several letters from Thomas Ruffin during this period that are chiefly about family affairs. Among the few items after 1865 is a 1908 letter from Nannie Roulhac about whether or not certain individuals had ever belonged to the Ku Klux Klan.
John Wilkes Brodnax was a physician and professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.
Willis J. Brogden was an attorney in Durham, N.C., and associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Lila Markham Brogden was his wife.
The collection contains nostalgic recollections of plantation life just before the Civil War and an account of the war experiences and flight of the women and children of the Harris family from their Vicksburg, Miss., home.
Lawyer, and U.S. Representative, 1873-1875, from Mobile, Ala.
The collection is a typed genealogy of the English origins of the Brooke and Forester families from about 837 A.D., including a description of Bamborough Castle in Northumberland.
George Mercer Brooke (died 1851), native of Virginia, was an officer in the United States Army. The collection includes four letters from Colonel Brooke in Boston, Mass., May-July 1819, to Major Loring Austin, Cambridge, Mass., relating to Brooke's taking over Austin's army duties at Boston and arrangements for Austin's resignation due to ill health.
John Mercer Brooke was a United States and Confederate naval officer, scientist, inventor, and professor at Virginia Military Institute.
Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage and purchase, considerable holdings of land and slaves in Jasper and Jones counties in Georgia and Edgefield County and other locations in South Carolina. He also worked in schools for much of his life (teacher at Greensboro Academy, Greensboro, N.C., 1819; rector of Eatonton Academy, Eatonton, Ga., 1820s; principal of Penfield Female Academy, Penfield, Ga., 1840s), employing overseers to manage his plantations while he taught and preached at various Baptist churches. He was also active in national and local Baptist affairs and was a staunch defender of slavery.
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. Papers consist of personal and professional papers of Fred Brooks, documenting his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the founding of the Computer Science Department. The collection includes grant proposals for the creation of the Triangle Universities Computation Center (TUCC) and for Brooks' work on computer graphics. Also included are a manuscript of Brooks' book The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, speeches, and other writings, as well as audiovisual materials related to Brooks, including early video footage of microprocessors and audio recordings of talks and appearances by Brooks.
The collection consists of a detailed diary, 1 January-6 August 1862, of Captain Brooks, 46th Pennsylvania Regiment, while he was serving in Maryland and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during General Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Brooks noted weather, his reading, camp life, plans and speculations, marches and movements, drills and inspections, news of Jackson's movements, his own paperwork, characteristics of areas he passed through, and events among soldiers. A few accounts and memoranda are included.
Audio tapes (including listening copies) and related materials chiefly containing radio programs, 1958-1961 and undated, hosted by Gilbert Brooks and sponsored by the Haywood, circa, chapter of the NAACP. The programs are mostly concerned with the status of African Americans in the mid-20th century; civil rights, education, and employment are among the topics discussed. A few tapes appear to contain interviews with C. L. Dellums of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Also included are several tapes containing recordings of NAACP meetings and other, perhaps. unrelated, activities.
MICROFILM ONLY. Civil War letters from Captain Brooks, 20th North Carolina Regiment at camps in North Carolina and Virginia, to his family in Brunswick County, N.C., describing his battle experiences in Virginia, and his and other officers' controversies with their brigade commander, General Alfred Iverson, over promotions.
Preston S. Brooks was a United States representative from South Carolina, 1853-1857.
William H. Broughton mustered into the Union Army on 4 August 1862 and was later made captain of Company D, 16th Maine Infantry Regiment. He was captured at Weldon Railroad, Va., circa August 1864, and mustered out on 5 June 1865.
Diary of Catherine B. Broun, wife of Edwin Broun, describing events and conditions in the area near her home at Sunny Bank, Middleburg, Loudoun County, Va., during and after the Civil War. Mrs. Broun wrote detailed descriptions of life situated between the opposing armies, her dealing with soldiers from both sides, difficulties in obtaining supplies, family affairs, activities of Mosby's raiders, behavior of slaves and freedmen, her husband's imprisonment by the federal authorities, hardships suffered by her family and friends, and, after the war, the education of her children. Also included are copies of Broun family letters, 1861 (9 items), written from Confederate Army camps in Charleston, Va. [now W. Va.], and 1863 (3 items) from Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County.
John Peter Broun was a planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala. His wife was Abby Hinman Day Broun of New York, N.Y.
Nathaniel Clenroy Browder (10 February 1904-7 November 1984) was born in Hickory, N.C., the son of Caroline Elizabeth Deitz and Nathaniel Clenroy Browder. He received an A.B.Ed. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1930 and taught high school in North Carolina. He worked for the Federal Writers' Project in Chapel Hill, N.C., 1939-1940. He took a drafting course at North Carolina State College in 1940 and then worked for the State Highway Department. In 1943, he went to work for the Signal Corps in Arlington, Va., and stayed on with the National Security Agency until his retirement. Browder returned to North Carolina and wrote, edited, and published books relating to North Carolina history.
The Brower family included John Morehead Brower (1845-1913), Republican United States representative, and Thomas M. Brower (fl. 1876-1877).
The Brown Lung Association (BLA) and related organizations (Brown Lung Legal Center, Carolina Brown Lung Association, and Southern Institute for Occupational Health), operated chiefly in North and South Carolina, but also in Georgia and Virginia, circa 1974-1986. The BLA conducted breathing clinics, carried out lobbying and media campaigns, and filed workers' compensation claims for textile workers who were victims of byssinosis, or brown lung disease.
Joseph Brown was born in Columbus County, NC, on 9 July 1863. In 1890, he became interested in agriculture, and was chiefly responsible for the development of the strawberry-growing industry in North Carolina. Brown was elected to the North Carolina State Senate in 1893 and served there until 1928. During his first term as senator, Brown met Minnie McIver; the couple was married on 9 June 1898. Joseph Brown died 26 June 1937. Minnie McIver, born 1 January 1874 in Moore County, NC, taught music at high schools in Henrietta and Whitehall, NC, until she married Joseph Brown. Minnie Brown was active in many organizations and clubs in Columbus County, NC, and as a result, she was appointed to the State Board of Charities and Public Welfare; she served in that position from 1925 to 1937. In 1925 she became a member of the consolidated University of North Carolina's Board of Trustees. Minnie Brown died on 21 January 1957.
Alexander Haskell Brown was a colonel in the Confederate Army, and a provost marshal of Charleston, S.C., during the Civil War.
The collection includes a letter, 12 December 1767, from John Wesley (1703-1791), London, to Dear Madam, concerning four women about whom the addressee may have heard some untruths; an anonymous letter, 23[?] April 1827, to John Randolph (1773-1833) concerning his duel with Henry Clay; and biographical sketches and steel engravings of Wesley and Randolph.
Bedford Brown was a state legislator and United States senator from Caswell County, N.C.
Bryant Council Brown was a student of Professor Horace Williams at the University of North Carolina. He went on to positions as secretary and legal counsel to the U.S. Congress's Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation and as counsel to the American Mutual Insurance Alliance, a private group of insurance companies.
Campbell Brown was a Confederate Army officer. The collection includes negative photostats of Campbell Brown's reminiscences, written 1867-1870, of his service as a major in the Confederate Army, especially in Virginia, 1861-1863, and during the Gettysburg campaign. He was sometime on the staffs of generals J. E. Johnston and R. S. Ewell. The reminiscences include minute details and incidents of camp life and battles and information about and comments on the officers Brown associated with.
The collection of Donald E. Brown of Boonsboro, Md., contains research files, artist name files, newspaper clippings, magazine and journal articles, printed and published materials, correspondence, photographs, discographies, and other materials related to Brown's interests in country music artists, particularly Hank Williams, Sr., (1923-1953) and Elton Britt (1913-1972). Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Diaries of Evelyn N. Brown, a nurse who worked in various cities in Missouri. Diaries date between 1984 and 2009. Entries contain information on her day-to-day life, including the weather, errands ran, friends met, and some reflection. Also included is Brown's funeral program.
The Frank Clyde Brown Collection consists of dubbed field recordings of ballads, banjo music, fiddle tunes, dance music, singing games, songs, and stories, recorded in various locations in North Carolina by folklorist, Duke University professor, and founding member of the North Carolina Folklore Society, Frank Clyde Brown. The audio recordings, 1936-1940 and undated, primarily feature Anglo American folk and old-time music from western North Carolina, including the counties of Avery, Buncombe, Caldwell, Cleveland, Iredell, Watauga, and Wilkes. The collection also contains corresponding documentation, including select tape logs created by SFC staff and a tape index created by Duke University graduate student, Charles Bond, in 1971.
Fred Taylor Brown, Jr., served as an Army captain and colonel in the North Carolina Air Guard/U.S. Air Force. He earned a master's degree in public health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and established the Brendle Brothers Scholarship for Veterans (named after Fred's uncles) with his wife, Laura Brown. The collection contains three photographs, three corresponding name plates, and information about the Brendle Brothers Scholarship. The photographs are military portraits of Clell, Paul, and Jim Brendle.
Three generations of a prominent family from Wilkes County, N.C., and Maury County, Tenn. Persons represented include John Brown (1738-1812), immigrant from Ulster, early landowner in western North Carolina and in Tennessee; his son, Hamilton (1786-1870), planter, businessman, sheriff, and militia officer of Wilkes County; Hamilton's sons Hugh Thomas Brown (1835-1861) and Hamilton Allen Brown (1837-1917); and Gordon, Gwyn, Finley, Lenoir, and McDowell relatives, including James Byron Gordon (1822-1864), Confederate general.
J. Smith Brown (born 1835) of Yates County, N.Y., was an officer in the 1st United States Sharpshooters and the 126th New York Regiment. The collection includes a handwritten statement by Brown giving an autobiographical sketch and detailed narrative of his Civil War service to 1864 as an officer of the 1st United States Sharpshooters in Virginia, and a description of the service of his brother, Captain Morris Brown Junior (1842-1864) in the 126th New York Regiment.
Publications and presentations relating to UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty member Jane D. Brown's research on adolescent exposure to mass media portrayals of sex, violence, and drugs and alcohol; materials relating to her term, 1994-1997, as Chair of the Faculty Council at UNC-Chapel Hill; photographs, circa 1990s, of Jane D. Brown with members of the Faculty Council, students, and UNC-Chapel Hill administrators; annotated lectures and talks; and biographical materials.
John H. Brown of Marblehead, Mass., served in the 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
John Judson Brown (1865-1953) was the Georgia state commissioner of agriculture, 1917-1927. The collection includes papers of Brown and of his son, Walter J. Brown, relating chiefly to the duties and activities of John Judson Brown as commissioner of agriculture. Topics include state regulation of dairying; inspection and analysis of foodstuffs, cotton seed meal, oil, fertilizer, and peanuts; statistics on acreage of flax, tobacco, cotton, and peanuts; food production and crop reports; labor shortage; diversification; combatting the boll weevil; work of county agricultural agents; corn and canning clubs; cotton ginners' cooperative associations; use of fertilizer in the southern states; and the campaign for the economic development of middle Georgia, 1923. The collection also includes papers of Brown's predecessor, James D. Price, and papers pertaining to the election campaign of 1926 in which Brown was defeated by Eugene Talmadge.
John L. Brown (b. 1829) was a Charlotte, N.C., merchant and state legislator.
Microfilm of typescript. Native of Tennessee who migrated to Arkansas; lawyer, landowner, insurance company executive, and planter. The diary, which contains daily entries of various lengths, covers the period of September 1821-March 1822, with a summary for the remainder of 1822, and the period July 1852-July 1865. The 1821-1822 entries deal chiefly with Brown's residence in Louisville, Ky., and his study of law with John Rowan of that place. They tell of his trip from home in Tennessee to Louisville, his course of study, his daily activities, and his trip home by steamboat. The diary ends with a summary for the remainder of 1822, chiefly discussing his settlement in Memphis, Tenn., where he practiced law. Interspersed in the diary are copies of letters to friends and relatives telling of his activities in Louisville, and several compositions. The diary for 1852-1865 contains a record of Brown's daily activities connected with farming, legal business, payment and collection of debts, purchases of supplies for the family, and work with an insurance company in Camden, Ark. It gives a full account of occurrences in the family circle, including illnesses, marriages, births, deaths, schooling, and participation in community activities. Brown discussed the weather frequently and noted its effect on the crops and on the river, which was the chief means of communication with the markets where crops were sold and supplies purchased. Also, he recorded names of books he read, his views on religion, and his political views as a Whig and later a member of the American Party. He was strongly opposed to secession and the diary contains many criticisms of the civil and military policies of the Confederacy throughout the Civil War. The entries for 1861-1865 indicate that he continued his legal and business activities until June 1864, when he accepted a position as funding agent for the Treasurer of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate Army. Brown wrote much about monetary inflation, the difficulty of getting enough food and clothing, and the thefts and destruction by soldiers of both armies who were stationed in the vicinity of Camden. The last entries of the diary record the break-up of the Confederate armies in Arkansas, the arrival of Federal troops, and the beginning of Reconstruction.
The collection consists of a facsimile of a letter to Mrs. George Stevens, of Boston, Mass., from abolitionist John Brown, written while he was in prison in Chestertown, Va., anticipating his execution.
Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) was the governor of Georgia between 1857 and 1865 and a United States senator from 1880 to 1891.
Larry Brown was born in 1951 in Oxford, Miss. He briefly attended the University of Mississippi, but did not graduate. Brown served in the United States Marine Corps, 1970-1972, then worked as a firefighter for the Oxford Fire Department, 1973-1990. While a firefighter, Brown began to write fiction. His first book was Facing the Music (1988), a collection of short stories, and his first novel was Dirty Work (1989). Other novels include Big Bad Love (1990), Joe: A Novel (1991), Father and Son (1996), and Fay (2000). He twice won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Brown died in Oxford in 2004.
The papers of African American coal miner Major Brown and his spouse Leona Brown are chiefly financial items reflecting their household expenses and income from the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s in Lynch, Ky., a United States Steel Corporation company town in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Bills, receipts, cashed checks, and account balances for utilities, department and specialty stores, medical care, and life insurance form the bulk of the collection. Other materials include employment and pension documents, property records including taxes paid on their home in Lynch, documents related to the Lynch Independent Public Schools, funeral programs and death notices, and vital records for the birth of one of their children, social insurance, and the 1920 census. The collection contains only two letters, both from former Lynch residents, one post card, and a few greeting cards.
Letters, bills, and receipts, 1791-1797, sent to Moses Brown, merchant of Newburyport, Mass., from various shipping firms and commission agents in Wilmington, N.C. Included are papers relating to the shipping and sale of sugar, molasses, beef, and other items, and to the arrival and departure of vessels, including frequent reference to the Brig Polly, which was apparently owned by Brown, and its captain, Sam Chandler.
A musician on banjo, piano, guitar, and fiddle since childhood, Paul Brown spent years collecting and documenting traditional music in southwestern Virginia and northwest North Carolina. He worked in journalism and radio, especially for National Public Radio where, from 2001 to 2003, he was executive producer for weekend programming. He also served in several capacities as producer of NPR's Talk of the Nation and Morning Edition.
Robert V. N. Brown (1933-2006) was born in Belle Harbor, N.Y., and grew up in the Bronx, N.Y. In 1958, Brown moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., to study southern history at the University of North Carolina. In 1961, Brown began publishing the literary magazine Reflections from Chapel Hill. In 1963-1964, at the height of the local civil rights movement, Brown published The Chapel Hill Conscience, a newsletter of the Committee for Open Business. His role in the Chapel Hill civil rights movement is chronicled in John Ehle's book The Free Men (1965). In 1966, Brown, along with writer Leon Rooke, began publishing the alternative newspaper The North Carolina Anvil, which ran until 1983, when Brown retired from publishing. Brown also operated a job printing studio called Buffalo Printing during the 1970s and 1980s to support his other activities. He died on 5 February 2006 in Hillsborough, N.C.
Roy M. (Roy Melton) Brown held various administrative positions in North Carolina state public welfare agencies, 1921-1934, and was director of the Division of Public Welfare and Social Work (now the School of Social Work), University of North Carolina, 1936-1945.
Sara Martin Brown of Liberty County, Ga., was married to Roberts H. Brown, a lawyer who served as speaker of the Alabama House of State Representatives, 1951-1953. Sara Brown's mother was Corrie McDowell Martin, and her sister, Mary Louise Perkins, was an artist who died in a plane crash on 3 June 1962 at the end of a European tour sponsored by the Atlanta Art Association. The collection consists chiefly of correspondence and other items, 1895-1979, relating to Sara Martin Brown and to members of the Martin, Perkins, and Brown families of Georgia, Alabama, and Texas. The largest concentration of correspondence is to and from Sara Martin in 1935 during her engagement to Roberts H. Brown. These letters document their daily lives, wedding plans, family affairs, and education. Scattered family correspondence includes letters discussing military life in World War II, business endeavors, education, health, social engagements, and travel; 1924 letters from Roberts H. Brown's family to him at Culver Military Academy; and 1962 postcards from Mary Louise Perkins describing her experiences on the Atlanta Art Association's European tour. Newspaper clippings include accounts of Mary Louise Perkins's death and the civic activities of other family members. There are also a few photographs of Sara Martin Brown and Roberts H. Brown.
Tarleton Brown was born in 1757 and moved with his family to South Carolina in 1769. During the Revolutionary War, Brown enlisted as a private; he was eventually promoted to captain. After the war, he was active in public service and politics. He later moved to Boiling Springs, S.C., where he built several mills. The collection consists of an undated 20-page typed transcription of a microfilm copy of the 1862 publication of Tarleton Brown's memoir of the Revolutionary War, which he wrote sometime before his death in 1845. Brown began by describing the South Carolina countryside before the Revolutionary War, when it was a frontier society and still being settled. The bulk of his memoir relates to his experiences in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1780, when he fought under such commanders as William Harden, Francis Marion, and Andrew Pickens. Brown discussed his participation in the First Siege of Savannah, the Battle of Monk's Corner, and the Siege of Augusta, as well as his work as an army scout in both South Carolina and Georgia. The memoir also describes the relationship between Tories and Whigs in South Carolina. Included is a brief synopsis of his life after the war.
Weldon A. Brown is a historian of Blacksburg, Va.
A native of Leeds, York County, England, Martin Browne worked in the early 1770s as a merchant's clerk in Leeds, and later became a haberdasher in London. Between 1778 and 1789, he immigrated to Virginia and opened a tavern in Frederick County outside Winchester, Va. Browne also farmed; speculated in the flour trade between the Shenandoah Valley and Alexandria and Fredericksburg, Va.; and traded in cloth. His wife Molly was a weaver and also helped run the tavern until its close around 1805.
The collection contains Craven County, N.C., deeds, receipts, and miscellany, 1738-1821, and a letter, 8 November 1873, from W. E. Roberts of New Bern, N.C., to Mary S. Shepard that were collected by Mary Catherine Boyd Browne.
Richard Horace Browne was born in Southampton County, Va., in 1830. He graduated from Jefferson College (later Washington and Jefferson College) in 1851. In 1853, he moved to New Orleans, La., to attend the University of Louisiana Law School. After graduating, he remained in New Orleans and practiced law, primarily in United States courts. In March 1862, he joined the Louisiana Guard Artillery (Confederate Guards Response Battalion) commanded by Major Franklin H. Clack. He later served in the Army of Tennessee. After the war, he returned to New Orleans and continued working as a lawyer.
Howard Browning was a resident of Littleton, N C., and owned a general merchandise and cotton merchant business. He was the executor for the will of S. L. Barrell and, subsequently, the guardian of J. M. Barrell.
The Brownrigg family of Wicklow County, Ireland; Chowan, Pasquotank, and Hertford counties, N.C.; and Mississippi included Richard Brownrigg (d. 1771) of Ireland; brothers John and Thomas Brownrigg; Thomas's wife, Ruth; their son, Gen. Richard Thomas Brownrigg (b. 1793); and their daughter, Elizabeth Brownrigg, who married the Hon. John L. Bailey.
George Wolfe Bruce of New York was the son of George Bruce, co-founder and co-owner of Bruce Type Foundry, New York, and the brother of David Wolfe Bruce, Matilda Bruce, and Catherine Bruce.
The collection contains three apparently unrelated letters, 1862-1865, from Confederate soldiers in federal prisons at Point Lookout, Md., Elmira, N.Y., and Fort Warren, Boston, Mass., to their friends in Alexandria, Va.; a provost marshal's pass, 1862; and a scrapbook, kept by a grandmother of Anne B. Bruin (otherwise unidentified), containing newspaper clippings about the Confederacy as well as poetry, religious articles, and some articles on historic Virginia and the South, mostly dating from the 1880s and 1890s.
The collection includes miscellaneous items of Laura Margaret Cole (Mrs. James R.) Smith (b. 1806) of South Carolina; her daughter, Laura Smith Brumby (fl. 1866- 1885); and her son-in-law, James R. Brumby (b. 1846). Included are a diary, 1833-1834, of Laura Margaret Cole Smith, with entries discussing courting, death and dying, and the nullification crisis of 1832, and her reminiscences, written as epsitolary fiction, recounting her childhood and daily life. Also included is a diary, 1884-1885, of Laura Brumby, describing a wagon trip from Thomasville, Ga., to Clearwater and Tampa, Fla.; and reminiscences, written in 1929, of James R. Brumby, a native of Holmes and Yazoo counties, Miss., Confederate soldier who served with the 7th Georgia Cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia, and chair manufacturer of Marietta, Ga., in which he detailed family history, including his experiences during the Civil War and Brumby family activities in the furniture business.
Ann Eliza Brumby was the daughter of Richard Trapier Brumby (1804-1875), a geologist from South Carolina. She attended school at Tuskegee, Ala.
Jane H. Jackson was born in Patterson, N.J., in 1829. She married Burroughs P. Brunner on 23 August 1854, and the couple subsequently moved to Charleston, S.C. Brunner appears to have died after a brief illness in October 1862. The papers of Jane Jackson Brunner include several poems, genealogical records, and a letter, all apparently written by Brunner. Also included are a plan for her tombstone; several news clippings relating to marriages and deaths in the Brunner and Kingsland families; two photographs, one of a portrait of Jane Jackson Brunner and the other of Brunner's house in Charleston, S.C.; a certificate of marriage that appears to relate to Brunner's sister, Kate A. Jackson, and another relating to Brunner's father, Joseph Jackson; and an exchange of letters in 1993 between Carol Melton and Elizabeth Bennoitt about the details of Brunner's life.
Bryan and Minor families of Georgia and Virginia, descendants of Jonathan Bryan.
Bryan and related Blount, Donnell, Shepard, Spaight, and Washington families of New Bern, N.C., and vicinity. Prominent family members included John Heritage Bryan (1798-1870), congressman and lawyer of New Bern and Raleigh, N.C.; his brother, James West Bryan (1805-1864), lawyer of New Bern; James W. Bryan's son, James Augustus Washington Bryan (1839-1923), Confederate ordnance officer and bank and railroad president, of New Bern; and James A. Bryan's son, Charles Shepard Bryan (1865-1956), businessman of New York and Asheville, N.C.
Represented are members of the related Bryan, Leventhorpe, Davenport, and Avery families, including Edmund (1791-1874) and Ursilla (Hampton) Bryan of Rutherfordton, N.C.; their daughters, Ann Eliza (Bryan) Mills and Louise (Bryan) Leventhorpe; Louise's husband, Collett Leventhorpe (1815-1899), an English-born officer in the Confederate Army; and their descendants, including members of the Hampton family of Henry County, Tenn., and the Avery family of North Carolina.
The collection contains grants, deeds, indentures, and land surveys, 1767-1855, of Clement Bryan and Needham Bryan of Johnston County, N.C., bearing the signatures of Benjamin Williams, Richard Caswell, Alexander Martin, and others.
George W. Bryan (fl. 1860-1880) was a planter and lawyer of Henry County and Worth County, Ga. He was married to Cornelia Stokes Bryan.
The collection is a scrapbook of Mary Biddle Norcott Bryan, wife of Henry Ravenscroft Bryan (1835-1919), a New Bern, N.C., judge. Included are Mary Bryan's reminiscences (about 80 p.) of her family, her life before her marriage in 1860, her wedding trip to Alabama, her life in Raleigh, N.C., during the Civil War, and her life in New Bern, N.C., after the war. Also included are newspaper clippings about family members; letters, 1830s-1890s, between members of the Norcott, Biddle, and Bryan families; items pertaining to the legal and judicial career of Henry R. Bryan; and other items. Of particular interest are letters, 1853-1855, written by Henry R. Bryan while he was a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; letters, 1857, from Henry R. Bryan in Paris to his sister and his brother, describing his visits to England and Switzerland; and letters from Mary B. N. Bryan to her mother, describing her wedding trip to the southwest, especially to Mobile, Ala.
Shepard Bryan was a lawyer and judge, of Atlanta, Ga., and graduate of the University of North Carolina, 1891. The papers are chiefly letters, 1909-1945, from William Watkins Davies (1868-1945), also a lawyer (in Georgia and later, Kentucky) and University of North Carolina graduate, to Shepard Bryan. Beginning in 1941 there are also carbon copies of Bryan's letters to Davies. The correspondence is concerned with reminiscences of the University of North Carolina, life in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Hillsborough, N.C., anecdotes from the past, and news and memories of friends; current affairs, including comments on national and international events, political figures and trends, opinions, analyses, and predictions; books being swapped and read and discussed; and personal news of family, health, gardens, birds, travel, including Davies's trip around the world in 1928-1929, and other trips. Included in the correspondence are letters dealing with Davies's efforts to get his manuscript, Southborough, published; plans for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1891 at Chapel Hill; and many letters written during World War II about the war's progress, armchair strategy, and predictions. In addition to the letters of Davies and Bryan, there are scattered letters of: Robert W. Bingham, Arthur Lucas, Josephus Daniels, John M. Morehead, and Armand L. DeRosset. One folder contains articles and speeches by Davies.
V. S. Bryan lived in Savannah, Ga.
William S. (William Shepard) Bryan (1827-1906), native of Raleigh, N.C., practiced law in Baltimore, Md.
Journalist in Charlotte, N.C., Missoula, Mont., and Washington, D.C.
Prominent members of the Buchanan family of Warren and Lincoln counties, Tenn., and McClellan family of Limestone County, Ala., included Andrew Buchanan (fl. 1820-1865), planter and merchant; his son, Felix Grundy Buchanan (d. circa 1910), Confederate soldier; Thomas Joyce McClellan (fl. 1836-1880), planter, Whig politician, and member of the Alabama Secession Convention of 1861; Thomas's son, William C. McClellan (d. 1869), Confederate soldier; William's son, Thomas Nicholas McClellan (1853-1906), Alabama state senator, 1880-1884, attorney general, 1884-1889, associate justice of the Alabama supreme court, 1889-1898, and Alabama chief justice, 1898-1906; and William's daughters, Matilda McClellan (fl. 1859-1914) and Kate McClellan Buchanan (fl. 1859-1917).
The collection includes a letter from John Screven to his son, John Screven Junior, 1801; record of a slave sale, 1858; letter to Mrs. Franklin Buchanan from James C. Palmer mentioning Admiral Buchanan's defeat by Farragut, 1864; two letters from Henry N. Marmaduke of the United States Navy Department Library enclosing sketches of Admiral Franklin Buchanan and Captain Catesby Jones, 1913; and three newspaper clippings on Admiral Buchanan.
Annabel Morris Buchanan, composer, author, folk music collector, and officer of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Franklin Buchanan of Maryland was a United States Navy officer and later admiral in the Confederate States Navy.
Paul Buchanan was born around 1910 and lived at Hawk in Mitchell County, N.C. He learned photography from his father, Lafayette Fate Buchanan, who engaged in the business on a part-time basis. In the 1920s, Paul Buchanan started working in the medium professionally and often traveled in the mountain counties of Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and McDowell in search of subjects. Paul Buchanan died in 1987.
William R. Buchanan of Philadelphia, Pa., served with Company A of the 29th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. During this time, his unit was posted in Atlanta, Ga., where he was company clerk, working on the books and muster rolls, and later marched across Georgia with General William T. Sherman into Savannah, Ga.
The collection includes scattered family correspondence of the Haskew, Henderson, and Buchanan families of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina, chiefly during the 1850s, discussing family and social life. Most letters were written from Memphis, Tenn.
Irving A. Buck of Front Royal, Va., served in the Confederate Army.
Sally Buckner was born in Statesville, N.C., in 1931. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. She taught at every level from kindergarten through graduate school, retiring after 28 years on the faculty at Peace College, Raleigh, N.C., in 1998. She published fiction and poetry in a number of journals and anthologies, and also edited poetry anthologies.
Thomas B. Buell, a retired naval officer, is author of The Warrior Generals: Combat Leadership in the Civil War (1997); Master of Sea Power: A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (1980); and The Quiet Warrior: A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (1974). The collection contains drafts of Buell's book, The Warrior Generals: Combat Leadership in the Civil War; comments by Jim Abrahamson, Don Higginbotham, and Herman Wouk, and others on the book; research notes; and other items relating to the book. Also included is material relating to a two-act play, The Puritan and the Cavalier, by Buell, adapted in 1998 from The Warrior Generals.
The collection contains scattered miscellaneous papers, including a copy of a deed, 1753, to John and Naomi Lynn; a contract, 1833, between Thomas Barbee and the trustees of Unity Session School; a receipt, 1856; an obituary, 1909, of Johnston Murdock; articles relating to Lutheran churches in North Carolina; and two letters, 1943-1944, to Miss Bessie from Miriam B. Morgan of Raleigh, N.C., regarding genealogy.
Letters and papers are comprised of three parts: 1) papers relating to the Packwood and Harris families, which include genealogical records, a legal document relating to the division of William Packwood's estate in Connecticut, and two letters, 1864, from the Harris brothers, prisoners at Johnson's Island, to their wives; 2) papers relating to the Duffel, Seghers, and Steel families, including genealogical records, three issues, 1792-1793, of the Belgian Journal de la Societe des Amis de la Liberte et de L'Egalite, papers relating to the Duffel estate, and five Duffel family letters, 1814-1818, which speak of the burning of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, family news, army recruitment, speculations on new commercial ventures made possible by the war's conclusion, and detailed accounts, 1818, of the deaths of Edward Duffel's wife and John West Leonard; and 3) papers, 1832-1843, relating to the Claiborne family of Mississippi and Louisiana, including family gossip, discussions relating to marriage plans, and children's letters to their grandmother.
Munson Monroe Buford was born in Union County, S.C. He was a Confederate soldier, enlisting in 1862 in Company K, 5th South Carolina Cavalry. He accompanied General Wade Hampton's chief of staff in delivering dispatches arranging for the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston. After the war, Buford became a farmer, landowner, trial justice, and sheriff of Newberry County, S.C. In the 1870s, Buford participated in the activities of the Red Shirts, a Democratic Party movement. He was the only member of the Ku Klux Klan ever brought to trial from Newberry County, S.C., in the United States Court. This trial (1872) ended in a hung jury and a mistrial. He was a member of the United Confederate Veterans, the Masons, and the Knights of Pythias and advocated for pension increases and tax exemptions for Confederate veterans, including securing pensions for slaves who went to war with their masters.
Microfilm copy of record book with lists of births, marriages, and deaths, 1799- 1906, of Hardin, Bugg, and Hartridge family members and some related families, chiefly of Georgia.
Henry Buinicky was born in 1918 in Charleston, N.H. He enlisted in the United States Army on 3 September 1943 and was soon after stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., for artillery training. Following World War II, he married Priscilla Langdon in 1947. He died in 2002.
Zbigniew Bujak was born 29 November 1954, in Lopuszno, Poland. He was a labor organizer and Solidarity activist in the 1970s and 1980s. He contributed to and distributed the then illegal Solidarity publications and other underground literature and organized a variety of strikes and civil resistance actions. He was involved in the leadership of the Solidarity movement and participated in the Round Table Agreements alongside Lech Walesa, Adam Michnik and other opposition leaders. In 1986 he received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Human Rights. Bujak was twice elected to the Polish Parliament in the 1990s and served as chief of the Main Tariffs Office in the government of Jerzy Buzek from 1999 to 2001. In 2011 he was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. The Orange Revolution was a series of peaceful protests against government corruption that took place in Ukraine between November 2004 and January 2005 in response to a contested presidential election between Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovich. The opposition accused the authorities of rigging the election in favor of Yanukovich as well as other corrupt practices. The result of the two-month long civil resistance campaign was the annulment of the original election results and a re-vote, in which Yushchenko emerged as the clear winner. The protests ended with Yushchenko's inauguration on 23 January 2005.
The collection contains Berkeley and Colleton County, S.C., deeds and grants, 1705-1748, primarily relating to William and Mary Bull, Burnaby Bull, John Bull, John Wamsley, Elizabeth Peartree, and Thomas Elliot. Included are plats, 1869, from Beaufort County, S.C.
Edward William Bullard was a chief petty officer at the Norfolk Navy Yard (now the Norfolk Naval Shipyard), Portsmouth, Va., and later a gunnery officer on various United States Navy ships during World War II. His wife, Clara Kale Bullard, lived in Belmont, N.C., during the War. The collection includes personal correspondence, 1942-1945, between Edgar William Bullard, on active duty with the United States Navy, first as a chief petty officer at the Norfolk Navy Yard and later as a gunnery officer on various ships during World War II, and Clara Kale Bullard at home in Belmont, N.C. More recent materials document the Bullards' post-war activities in North Carolina.
In part, microfilm. The majority of the collection is correspondence. Included are letters to Mildred Ann (Fry) Bullitt at Oxmoor Plantation, Louisville, Ky., from friends and relatives, and a few from Virginia, Missouri, Alabama, Ohio, New Mexico, and England. The letters relate principally to family and community news. Many of the Civil War-era letters are from Confederate prisoners of war. Other letters relate to Morgan's raid of July 1862 and efforts to get aid to Confederate prisoners. Most late 19th-century letters were written by Thomas Walker Bullitt to his wife while he travelled on business for his law firm. He wrote from New York, Canada, and London, among other places. Letters in the late 1890s and early 1900s are from James Bell Bullitt to his parents while he was a student at Washington and Lee University and in medical school at the University of Virginia. Letters for the period 1903-1920 are principally of James B. Bullitt and his family in Oxford, Miss., and Chapel Hill, N.C., where he was teaching in the medical schools. During World War I he was stationed at a military hospital in France and wrote of his daily life. Letters from the period 1920-1945 are from James B. Bullitt's sister, Agatha Bullitt Grabisch, from Berlin, Germany, where she was a journalist and teacher. She wrote about economic and political conditions as well as about visitors and family affairs. Volumes include three diaries, 1857-1864, of T. W. Bullitt during his time as a student at Centre College, Danville, Ky.; while studying law in Philadelphia; and during the Civil War. John Bell Bullitt's diary, 1928-1929, describes his travels in western Europe. Materials on microfilm are items from the genealogical files of William Marshall Bullitt (1873-1957). Families represented include the Bullitts, Christians, Logans, and Frys.
Prominent family members included William Bellinger Bulloch (1777-1852) of Georgia, mayor of Savannah, U.S. District Attorney, solicitor general of the state, collector of customs, state legislator, U.S. senator in 1813 (appointed), and founder and president of the State Bank of Georgia, 1816-1843; his daughter, Laura, who married Joseph Lorenzo Locke (d. 1864), an officer in the United States Army from 1828 to 1836 and a major in the Confederate Army and Chief Commissary of the state of Georgia; and Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch (b. 1852), a physician and genealogist, of Georgia and Washington, D.C.
James Dunwody Bulloch (1823-1901) was a United States Navy officer and later a Confederate naval agent. The collection includes letters, 11 July and 30 October 1849, from Bulloch to his friends Thomas Holdup Stevens (1819-1896) and Anna Maria Christie Stevens of Pennsylvania, discussing Bulloch's recent trip from Pennsylvania to his home at Roswell, Ga., United States Navy activities, and other matters.
Typed copy of notes on the Bullock family of Virginia and Granville County, N.C., compiled by Sally Hamilton Bullock Boyd in 1900.
Bullock, Hamilton, Coleman, Tarry, and Watkins families of Granville (now Vance) County, N.C., Mecklenburg County, Va., and Lowndes County, Miss.
The collection contains letters to and from Jefferson Davis, including an 1856 invitation from A. T. Bledsoe to Jefferson Davis to an evening party; a typescript copy of a letter, June 1823, from Sam Davis to his son Jefferson concerning family and personal news; and typescript and photostatic copies of a letter from Jefferson Davis to Major Walker Taylor in 1889, denying the rumor that he had intended to capture or assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Also included are photostatic copies of other items, including a bill, 1854, from Oak Hill Cemetery for burial expenses for Jefferson Davis' son; a letter, 20 March 1862, from S. Mullens, secretary of the Navy, Confederate States of America, to Jefferson Davis regarding the battle of the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimac); a letter, 27 February 1865, from Mrs. M. E. Trotter and Miss E. P. Buel, to Jefferson Davis, offering their services, perhaps as spies, to the Confederacy; and a letter, 18 December 1878, from Jefferson Davis to C. E. Hooker responding to inquiries about former personal belongings. Additional items include a typescript copy of a letter, 3 September 1883, from Jefferson Davis to Hancock Taylor, General Abe Buford, and R. H. Taylor, declining an invitation to appear at the dedication of a monument to Zachary Taylor; and a printed reproduction of a portrait of Stonewall Jackson, with a photostatic copy of an explanation from the artist, J. R. Graham.
Alabama lawyer, legislator, and secessionist, whose father came south from Rhode Island.
The Frank W. Bullock Papers, 1982-2006, consist of legal documents and notes for civil and criminal cases Judge Bullock presided over in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and opinions he wrote when he sat by designation on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Topics include free speech, antitrust, environment, class action lawsuits, product liability matters, aviation disasters, federal securities law litigation, discrimination in employment and education, patent and trademark disputes, civil rights, campaign finance, and attorney's fees, among others. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
The collection includes diaries, scattered correspondence, and writings of a family of Methodist ministers and editors of church publications of North Carolina. Among other volumes are the diary, 1838-1844, and autobiography, 1842, of Sidney D. Bumpas (1808-1851), while a minister and editor at various places in North Carolina, and the diary, 1842-1854, of his wife, Frances Moore Webb Bumpas (1819-1898), editor and publisher of the "Weekly Message" of Greensboro, N.C., 1851-1871, and officer in the Women's Foreign Missionary Society. There is very little information about Frances's editing or missionary activities. Also among the volumes are the intermittent diary, 1874-1899, of Sidney and Frances's son, Robah Fidus Bumpas (1850-1933), who was a Methodist minister in the North Carolina Conference for 54 years, and a diary of Robah's 1906 trip to Europe and the Middle East. In addition, there are scattered letters, including one from 1847 about a service Sidney Bumpas led that was attended by Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker; poems by family members; and stories by Robah Fidus Bumpas. There are also four scrapbooks, chiefly containing 20th-century clippings on church and world affairs, and material collected by Paul F. Bumpas about racial violence in Tennessee in 1946 when he was the district attorney responsible for investigating and prosecuting the cases.
The Buncombe family, Goelet family, Rogers family, and Smith family lived in North Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana, dating from the colonial period to the 20th century.
Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese twins, married sisters Sarah and Adelaide Yates in 1843 and established homes and families in Wilkes County and later Surry County, N.C.
Christopher Wren Bunker served in the Confederate Army in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia. He was captured 7 August 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Papers of lawyer, North Carolina state legislator, congressman, and Democratic Party politician, Benjamin Hickman Bunn (1844-1907) include political correspondence, legal documents, financial materials, and some items related to the Bunn family of Nash County, N.C. Political correspondence chiefly concerns congressional elections and North Carolina Democratic Party conventions in the 1880s and 1890s and contains frequent references to the North Carolina Farmers' Alliance. Other political materials are speeches, petitions to the North Carolina General Assembly and to U.S. Representative Bunn who represented North Carolina's fourth congressional district. Slight family correspondence is primarily with Bunn's daughters. Legal documents include deeds, indentures, contracts, a will, and court documents, such as summons for relief, depositions, and reports of referees. Of note are court documents for Hilliard v. Rowland which originated in Nash County, N.C., and was heard by the State Supreme Court of North Carolina in 1873. Financial materials are chiefly receipts and account balance sheets. Other items include an essay on "Bootlicking" (circa 1855) by Bunn's brother William, a University of North Carolina student, notebooks with remedies and pharmaceutical uses for various substances, certificates of membership to masonic temples, a wedding invitation, and a genealogical file compiled by descendants.
Maude Davis Bunn was born in 1888 in Yadkin County, N.C. She attended Meredith College in Raleigh, where she met lawyer J. Wilbur Bunn. They married on 17 September 1913 and had five children. Maude Davis Bunn was active in community and political affairs, traveled widely, and wrote a column based on her experiences for the Raleigh Times.
The Bunting Family resided in Wilmington, N.C.
The Brian Burch Collection consists of silent Super 8mm motion picture films of the 1973 Ole Time Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Festival in Union Grove, N.C. Shot by roots music fan, Brian Burch, the Super 8mm home movie footage primarily depicts festival attendees, leisure activities, and performances by old-time and bluegrass musicians. The collection also includes an edited digital version of the films made by Brian and Gillen Burch.
In the summer of 1930, Lillian Alexander Burch was a student who participated in a study tour to the west coast of the United States sponsored by the Extension Division of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., 7 June-2 August 1930. Burch made the photographs in this collection and collected postcards as the tour moved across the country.
Leonard M. Burford was a cotton planter of Lowndes County, Ala.
Burgess and Hunter was a Raleigh, N.C., firm of physicians and druggists. Albridgeton S. H. Burgess practiced medicine in Raleigh circa 1810-1822.
Emsley Burgess lived in Franklinville, Randolph County, N.C. His wife was Nancy Caviness. Burgess was buried in the Franklinville Methodist Cemetery. Tinsmith Thomas T. Hunt was born in Guilford County, N.C. He married Nancy Dougherty Stockton in 1822. The Hunts were Quakers, who had a large family and, by 1849, a small tract of land in Franklinville. The collection includes four items that relate to Emsley Burgess and his family and a diary, with entries 1845-1847, that was most likely written by Quaker tinsmith and farmer Thomas T. Hunt, while he and his family lived in Guilford County, N.C. The Emsley papers are two Randolph County, N.C., deeds of land, 24 December 1846 and 29 March 1849, to Burgess; a 25 April 1850 letter from J. A. Leach of Trinity College to William Burgess asking William to work for him in Thomasville during the summer; and a 27 May 1866 letter from B. C. Burgess in Westfield, Indiana, to his father, Emsley Burgess, about wages and job prospects in Indiana. The diary details farm and mechanical work, activities of family members, visits from neighbors, deaths, health, and attendance at Friends meetings in North Carolina. It ends just before the Hunts moved from Guilford County to Randolph County. Also included is a photocopy of Diary of a Tinsmith by L. W. Cates, which appeared in the Randolph County, N.C., Genealogical Journal (Fall 1996 and Spring 1997). The article argues for Thomas T. Hunt as author of the diary and provides a transcript of it.
Lucy D. Burgess taught English in schools in Gatesville, Gates County, N.C., and South Mills, Camden County, N.C., in the 1940s. She also wrote poetry, plays, and stories, and supplied newspapers with feature and local news articles. Her husband Fred Ross Burgess was principal of Gatesville High School, 1940-1941, and of South Mills High School, 1942- 1944. Their two sons were Fred Ross, Jr., and Colburn Randolph Burgess.
Joseph Benjamin Burgin (1835-1913) of Burke County, N.C., served in the Civil War in the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Company K, from 1861 until 1863, during which time he was promoted to Sergeant and then 2nd Lieutenant. After the Civil War, Burgin worked for the Western North Carolina Railroad and lived near Old Fort, N.C. Burgin married Margaret E. Burgin in 1859. They had four children.
The Peter Burgis Collection consists of an audio recording of a presentation given by sound recording collector and former chief Sound Archivist for the National Library of Australia, Peter Burgis. Burgis presented the paper, titled "John Edwards, A Salute to a Great Australian," at the Australasian Sound Recordings Association Conference, which was held at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in April 1991. On the recording Burgis discusses John Edwards (1932-1960) of Sydney, Australia, who was one of the first collectors of early American country music and a pioneering discographer of this music. An audiocassette recording of Burgis' presentation was sent to folklorist and former chair of the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Daniel W. Patterson, at the request of Irene Edwards by Australian sound recording collector, David L. Crisp. Also included in the collection is a letter from David L. Crisp that was mailed with the audiocassette when it was sent to Patterson by Crisp in 1992.
The Burgwyn family of Northampton County, N.C. included such prominent family members as Henry King Burgwyn (1813-1877), planter, and his sons Henry King Burgwyn Jr. (1841-1863), a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a colonel in the 26th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A.; William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn (1845-1913), who served in the 35th North Carolina Regiment, was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Harvard Law School, and a lawyer in Baltimore, Md., and Henderson, N.C., where he also ran a bank; John Alveston Burgwyn (1850-1898), planter, merchant, and government official of Northampton County; and Thomas Williams Mason Long, husband of Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long and a North Carolina state senator and physician who was active in the field of public health.
William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn, lawyer, judge, and bank president, of Woodland, Northampton County, N.C. Among other activities, Burgwyn was president of the Farmers Bank of Woodland; superior court judge, 1937-1953; and member of the North Carolina legislature from 1917 through the mid- 1920s. He married Josephine Griffin of Woodland in 1911 and had four children: John Griffin; W. H. S. Jr.; Margaret E.; and Henry K.
William R. Burk is the former head of the John N. Couch Biology Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His areas of research include the history of the Department of Botany at the University of North Carolina. Alma Holland Beers was the first woman research assistant in the Department of Botany at the University of North Carolina. From 1926 to 1944 she taught courses in general botany, classification and morphology of ferns, and the history of botany. Beers collaborated on two books with Department of Botany Chairman William Chambers Coker: The Boletaceae of North Carolina, 1943; and The Stipitate Hydnums of the Eastern United States, 1951.
Charles Dale Beers (1901-1976) was a protozoologist and professor of zoology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection contains Charles Dale Beers's lecture notes, illustrations, class schedules, and publications from his time at UNC and his time as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Also included are research files on Beers and his wife Alma Holland Beers compiled by UNC-CH Botany Librarian William R. Burk containing correspondence with Beers's relatives, photographs, clippings, and other materials.
William R. Burk Collection on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Botany and Zoology Faculty, 1920-2010
Research files on faculty in the Zoology and Biology Departments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill compiled by former Botany Librarian William R. Burk. Burk compiled these files intending to write a book on the faculty's contributions. Instead, he wrote Putting Down Roots: Foundations of Botany at Carolina, 1792-1902, a history of the early teaching of botany at the University.
Accounts kept by Burke of Rowan County, N.C., as guardian of Joseph D. Cowan, and, presumably, as a general merchant, including records of hiring slaves and selling tobacco.
Thomas Burke was a native of Ireland who emigrated first to Virginia where he practiced medicine, then to North Carolina (1771) where he was a lawyer. He served in the provincial congress; was a delegate to the Continental Congress; and was governor, 1781-1782.
William B. Burke (1864-1947) was a Methodist missionary in Shanghai, China. The collection includes letters to Burke and his wife Addie from his mother and his father, John William Burke, publisher and stationer of Macon, Ga. Topics discussed include the yellow fever epidemic in Florida, 1888; American politics and immigration legislation affecting the Chinese, 1890; and the business depression in the United States, 1891. Volumes are a handwritten sketch of the life of John William Burke, by George G. Smith, and two scrapbooks of a newspaper column, Life's Reflections.
Burlington Industries, Inc., founded by James Spencer Love (1896-1962), opened its first cotton manufacturing plant in 1924 in Burlington, N.C. The company found success throughout the 1900s, focusing on the development of diverse products, innovative technology, and a well-trained workforce. The company continued to grow until the 1990s, when significant financial losses led to its bankruptcy filing in 2001, and subsequent purchase in 2003 and merging with Cone Mills in 2004 into International Textile Group (ITG). The collection consists of the records of Burlington Industries, Inc., including office files of James Spencer Love in which he corresponded with management, other industry-related companies and organizations, and with politicians and other public figures about the textile business, organized labor, and international relations, particularly with Cuba; corporate history materials; accounting and operations records for various mills; public relations materials; photographic and audiovisual materials that depict employees, machinery, plants, products, and company events, including the Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament; product samples; and other related materials.
The Burnett family, farmers of Granville, N.C., included Atlas A. Burnett, (fl. 1842-1863); Zach Burnett, one time resident of Chapel Hill, N.C., (fl. 1842-1863); Ferrington Burnett, (fl. 1842); Martha Burnett, (fl. 1842); and Anna Burnett.
The collection consists of a typescript copy of an account of the life and Confederate service of Marcus LaFayette Burnett (b. 1845), describing his family history, his grandfather's emigration to Old Fort, N.C., in 1770; pioneer life; hunting; Revolutionary War battles in North Carolina and South Carolina; and Marcus LaFayette Burnett's Civil War experiences, including his service under Wade Hampton and descriptions of battles and camp life.
The John Henry Burnett Papers, 1914-2007, consist of scattered legal and political correspondence; a letter with family news from his wife, Ruth Deaton Burnett; handwritten religious writings; the Pender County Centennial commemorative book; and "Life Was Full: A Biographical Synopsis of John Henry Burnett and Ruth Deaton Burnett."
Microfilm of scrapbook with clippings and other materials relating to Civil War battles, Abraham Lincoln's assassination, and the Burnett family of Kentucky. Also included are a few poems and reminiscences.
Memoir written by Edwina Burnley and Bertha Burnley Ricketts, describing their family and their childhood at Somerset plantation, near Hazlehurst in Copiah County, Miss. Their father, Edwin Burnley (b. 1798), moved to Mississippi from Virginia in 1832 and married Maria Louisa Baxter (1820-1907) of Persippany, N.J., in 1852. The memoir describes plantation life, including many details about activities, relatives, neighbors, and slaves.
The Burns family had members and relatives located in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Casey Burns was born in 1975 in Hendersonville, N.C. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1993 to 1998, receiving a degree in journalism. During these years, he began to be involved in the independent rock music scene in Chapel Hill as a poster artist and musician. In 2006, Burns relocated to Portland, Ore., where he continued to create poster art.
MICROFILM ONLY. Selections from scrapbooks compiled by Burroughs for his children, including letters, clippings, pictures, and other papers of and about the Burroughs family of Brunswick, Ga., and their Berrien, Hazelhurst, MacPherson, Johnston, and other relatives. Most items are of William Berrien Burroughs (1842-1917), including 19th-century family correspondence, letters he wrote while serving with the 7th Georgia Cavalry in the Civil War, and clippings of his historical articles. A copy of a letter, 1870, from Sidney Lanier, and of letters from Lanier's wife, Mary D. Lanier, are included.
The collection is a map of Columbus, Ga., during the Civil War, showing the location of major buildings, drawn from memory by George J. Burrus, 1928.
Alfred M. Burton was one of several sons of Robert and Agatha Burton of Granville County, N.C. He was licensed to practice law in North Carolina, 1807, and in Tennessee, 1808, and settled in Lincoln County, N.C., in the first decade of the 19th century. His seventh child, Sarah Virginia, married Robert Simonton Young of Cabarrus County, N.C., who was killed in the Civil War, leaving her with four children and property in North Carolina and in Milan County, Tex.
The collection contains 12 audio recordings made on open reel tapes in the late 1950s and early 1960s of old time, bluegrass, and gospel music. Performers include banjo builder Charles Burton (b. 1894) of Kentucky and "Roy - Jack and the Sandy River Boys." Several recordings are labeled "Singing School." Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
H. G. (Hutchins Gordon) Burton was a United States representative (1819-1824) from and governor (1824-1827) of North Carolina.
Robert Burton, Revolutionary War officer, delegate to the Continental Congress, lawyer, and politician, owned a large plantation near Williamsboro in Granville County (now Vance County), N.C., as well as much land in what eventually became Tennessee.
Thomas W. Burton and his wife Nancy lived in Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., from about 1850 to 1908.
The Burtwell family was chiefly in western Tennessee and Florence, Ala. The collection includes correspondence of members of the Burtwell family, chiefly discussing family news and travel to West Point, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.
Burwell family of Warren, Vance, and Granville counties, N.C., and Mecklenburg County, Va., and the Williams family of Warren County, N.C. Prominent Burwell family members were Armistead (d. 1819), Lewis (fl. 1792-1848), and Spotswood (1785-1855), all tobacco and cotton farmers in Mecklenburg County, Va.; Spotswood's children, William Armistead (1809-1887), tobacco and cotton farmer of North Carolina, Lewis D. (1813-1874), Blair (1815-1848), Armistead Ravenscroft (1820-1867), George Washington (1823-1873), Robert Randolph (1829-1892), and Mary Anne Spotswood (1825-1874), who married Dr. Otis Frederick Manson.; and William Armistead's son William Henry (1835-1917), also a tobacco and cotton farmer in North Carolina and Virginia. Personal, business, financial, and legal papers of the Burwell family, including items concerning growing and selling tobacco, cotton, and other crops; slave purchases, sales, and births; runaway slaves; plantation management by Lucy Crawley Burwell in the 1820s; gold-mining in Burke County, N.C.; horse breeding; civilian conditions during the Civil War and William Henry Burwell's purchase of a substitute to take his place in the Confederate army; taxes, farm, and household expenses; William Armistead Burwell's tenure as chairman of the Board of Superintendents of the Common Schools of Vance County, N.C.; estate settlements; the genealogy of the Burwell family; and records relating to the Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church and to a black school in Vance County, N.C., in the 1880s. Also included is an album of photographs taken and developed by Fannie Brodie Burwell, a young woman in Wilson, N.C., before her marriage in 1907. Papers of the Williams family include letters regarding the establishment of local academies in North Carolina and letters from students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 1810s and 1830s. There are also two letters from Patrick Henry (1736-1799) about selling beef and slaves.
Armistead Burwell (1839-1913) was a lawyer of Charlotte, N.C., state senator, and North Carolina supreme court judge.
Edmund Strudwick Burwell was one of twelve children of Robert Armistead and Anna (Robertson) Burwell, both Presbyterian educators. Edmund S. Burwell attended Mr. Ralph Grave's school in Granville, N.C., during the Civil War, while his father and four older brothers served in the Confederate Army. He attended Hampden-Sidney College, 1866-1867, and later became a businessman in Charlotte, N.C.
George W. Burwell was a physician, planter, and businessman of Mecklenburg County, Va. He had family and business connections to Henderson, Granville County, N.C., and other locations along the North Carolina-Virginia border, largely through his brothers H. H., Louis, William, and Armistead R., and the family of his wife Elizabeth Gayle Burwell, particulary her parents Thomas Gayle (d. 1855?) and Elizabeth Gayle (d. 1868?).
Isabelle Busbee resided in Raleigh, N.C., in the first decade of the 20th century. In May 1906, she and several companions traveled to Europe, sailing from New York on the SS Haverford. In the course of her travels, she visited England, Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. In the last days of her journey, she visited Rome where she received an audience with the Pope on 19 August 1906. She returned to the United States aboard the RMS Carpathia, arriving in New York on 9 September 1906. The papers of Isabelle Busbee include a diary detailing her trip to Europe in the summer of 1906 and papers related to her travels. The diary contains details of daily excursions undertaken by Busbee and her traveling companions. Entries discuss the historic and cultural sites they visited in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Most diary entries relate to travel circumstances and accommodations. Related items include a restaurant receipt, an itinerary of the trip, and schedules for activities aboard the Haverford and the Carpathia.
Trent Busby (1921-1991), gynecologist and obstetrician of Salisbury, N.C., was a graduate of the University of North Carolina and of Johns Hopkins Medical School (1946). In 1953, he opened his practice in Salisbury. In 1963, he became chief of staff at Rowan Memorial Hospital, where he had also served as head of OB/GYN. He retired in 1990. The collection comprises medical records, 1950s-1990s, of Trent Busby's patients. Records provide information on specific illnesses and treatments and on women's health in general.
Bush & Lobdell of Wilmington, Del., was a firm that supplied heavy machinery, parts, and tools for gins, textile works, railroads, and agriculture. Principals in the firm were Charles Bush and George G. Lobdell. The collection includes letters to Bush & Lobdell written by agents in Mobile, Ala., New Orleans, La., and Macon and Savannah, Ga., concerning orders, finance, and politics; and by southern railroad companies requesting wheels and axles.
John Bush was an adjutant officer to North Carolina troops in the Revolutionary War.
The Bushyhead Family Collection consists of materials relating to the Cherokee language project created by Robert H. Bushyhead and Jean L. Bushyhead Blanton, of Cherokee, N.C. There are audiocassettes, videotapes, and handwritten and typed preschool through twelth grade curriculum materials; notes related to the development of the preschool Cherokee language curriculum in reservation child care facilities; unpublished Cherokee and English language dictionaries; supporting project documentation; biographical materials and clippings about Cherokee language preservation; and miscellaneous items.
The Chapel Hill Business and Professional Women's Club held its first meeting on 12 May 1943. The club was affiliated with the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. and with the North Carolina State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. The collection contains the records of the Chapel Hill Business and Professional Women's Club of North Carolina.
MICROFILM ONLY. Scattered items from the Butler family, including The Butler Family of South Carolina, 1610-1895, a memoir written in 1906 by Mrs. H. B. McBee of Greenville, S.C., describing Brooks, McBee, Thompson, and other family connections; The Young Heroes of Shiloh, an undated pamphlet published by the South Carolina Colportage Board, Charleston, S.C.; God Save Carolina and Victory of Manassas, two handwritten war songs; and three letters from women, 1865-1868, reflecting feelings after the war, comments on current reading, and personal matters.
The collection contains papers of the Butler family of North Carolina, including a promissory note, a receipt, and a land survey, 1768-1788, relating to William Butler, Regulator leader; papers of William Butler's son and grandson, 1823-1834, regarding a disputed inheritance; and a volume, 1882-1885, kept by an unidentified school teacher (possibly a member of the Butler family) in Yadkin County, N.C., containing pupils' names and daily grades.
Algernon Lee Butler, attorney in Sampson County, N.C., 1931-1959; active member of the Republican Party; and U.S. District Judge for Eastern North Carolina, 1959-1978.
James W. Tufts was a New England manufacturer and the founder and owner of a resort at Pinehurst, N.C. His son, Leonard W. Tufts, followed his father as owner of Pinehurst.
Charles S. Butler (1875-1944), a native of Tennessee and an admiral in the United States Navy, entered the Medical Corps of the Navy in 1900.
The collection of Texas jurist Edward F. Butler (1937-) contains digital copies of his self-published travel writings. Destinations described in (2004) and (2003) include Europe, Russia, Belarus, Oman, United Arab Emirates, India, Nepal, Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Thailand. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Florence Faison Butler was an active member of patriotic genealogical organizations and the wife of United States Senator and Populist leader Marion Butler.
George Edwin Butler was co-superintendent of public instruction of Sampson County, N.C., and lawyer of Clinton, N.C.; trustee of the University of North Carolina; director of the Bank of Clinton; member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1905; member of the Republican State Executive Committee; delegate to several Republican national conventions; and unsuccessful candidate for several offices, including state attorney general, U.S. Senator, Superior Court judge, and Supreme Court Judge.
Major George P. Butler was principal and commandant at Richmond Academy, Augusta, Ga. His wife was Livy Carlton Butler, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. H. H. Carlton of Athens, Ga.
MICROFILM OF TYPESCRIPT. Correspondence of Lucy Wood Butler of Charlottesville, Va., and Waddy B. Butler, who met while Waddy Butler was a student at the University of Virginia. They were married on 3 July 1861. The majority of Waddy's ten letters to Lucy were written from Fernandina, Fla., where he was attempting to make a career as a lawyer and also dabbling in state politics. He was an officer in a local militia group and entered the Confederate service at the outbreak of the war. Lucy Wood's diary begins in the spring of 1861 and continues with few significant interruptions until the spring of 1863. She speaks of her work sewing uniforms and treating ill soldiers, reports of skirmishes and battles (1st Manassas, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh among them), her struggle with typhoid fever, the deaths of friends and relatives, her reflections on the nobility of the Southern cause and a woman's role in it, and her growing sadness with the course of the war.
Marion Butler of Sampson County, N.C., was president of the North Carolina and National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union; state and national Populist Party leader; member of the North Carolina Senate; United States senator, 1895-1901; and Republican Party leader after 1904. He owned and edited a newspaper, the Caucasian, located at various times in Clinton, Goldsboro, and Raleigh, N.C. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., 1901-1938.
The Regulator movement in colonial North Carolina was a rebellion initiated by residents of the colony's inland region who believed that royal government officials were charging them excessive fees, falsifying records, and engaging in other mistreatments.
Microfilm of two pamphlets on rice growing in Louisiana, one by William Butler and another by an unknown author.
Joseph Button was Virginia Commisioner of Insurance, 1925-1929. He also served on the Virginia Military Institute's Board of Visitors and was a member of the Noble Order of the Blue Goose and of the Shriners. He became president of Union Life Insurance Company, Richmond, Va., in 1929.
Ralph Potts Buxton was a Fayetteville, N.C., lawyer, judge, Republican Party leader, member of the state convention of 1875, and candidate for governor, 1880.
School notebook, circa 1867, of Jess Bynum, containing translations of Homer, later used as a scrapbook of clippings about the Civil War, Reconstruction, slavery, and other topics.
John Bowen Bynum was a lawyer of Northampton County, N.C.; member of University of North Carolina class of 1848; and member of N.C. state legislature, 1853.
William Preston Bynum (1820-1909), Republican, lawyer, prosecutor, and associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The collection includes papers of William Preston Bynum (1820-1909) and members of the Bynum family. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, and financial papers relating to legal matters, 1850s through 1910s. Civil War and political correspondence is slight. Papers chiefly concern land and estate settlements, mortgages, paying of notes, sale of land in Virginia and North Carolina, the business of the High Shoals Manufacturing Company, the Adams Mining and Reduction Company, and the King's Mountain Gold Mine. Also in the collection are letters, essays, and financial papers of Bynum's brother, John Gray Bynum (d. 1857), and John Gray Bynum's record book, April-June 1838, kept when he was serving as a colonel commanding North Carolina volunteers assisting in Cherokee removal in western North Carolina. Papers of the family of Moses Ashley Curtis include journals of Armand DeRosset Curtis (1839-1856) as a boy traveling with his father from North Carolina to Massachusetts in 1851 and to Charleston in an unknown year, as well as an account book and an unidentified volume that appear to have belonged to Moses Ashley Curtis. The addition of June 2002 includes additional material relating to legal matters, to the High Schoals Manufacturing Company, and to personal matters, as well as a few papers of Curtis A. Bynum.
The collection includes photocopies of seven items, 1794-1834, including an undated manuscript map, pertaining to property, land titles, and business transactions of the Dismal Swamp Canal Company, Norfolk County, Va., and Camden County, N.C.; and two unrelated items, a United States Treasury order, 1854, and a letter asking help in locating a Mr. Cooper, 1855.
Lois Tomlinson Byrd received her A.B. in journalism from the University of North Carolina in 1935. After graduation, she worked at the Tribune in New Bern, N.C. In mid-1936, she became the first director of the Meredith College News Bureau.
Sam Byrd was an author, actor, and producer, of Mt. Olive, N.C.
William M. Byrd of Linden, Ala., was a lawyer, state legislator, and state supreme court judge.
James R. D. Byrn was a resident of Orange County, N.C.
The C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum Records document the history of the C.S. Brown building in Winton, Hertford County, N.C., as it served the African American community from its inception as the Chowan Academy in 1886 through its subsequent reconstitutions as the Waters Normal Institute (1886-1943), C.S. Brown High School (1943-circa 1970), C.S. Brown School (circa 1970-1986), and finally as it is known today, C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum (1986-). Materials include institutional histories, scrapbooks, photographs, diplomas and awards, student letters and work, programs and invitations, school publications, Parent Teacher Association minutes, and bound journals documenting student accounts, cafeteria records, and student grades.
The Cabarrus and Slade families of North Carolina included Stephen Cabarrus (1754-1808), a French immigrant, North Carolina politician, and namesake of Cabarrus County, N.C.
George Hovey Cadman was a soldier in the 39th Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
The Caffery and Richardson families of Iberia Parish, La. Prominent family members include Bethia Liddell Richardson (d. 1852); her husband, Francis DuBose Richardson (b. 1812), sugar planter at Bayside Plantation on Bayou Teche and state legislator; their daughter, Bethia (Richardson) Caffery (fl. 1866-1907); and her husband, Donelson Caffery (1835-1906), son of Donelson Caffery (fl. 1830s) and Lydia Murphy Caffery McKerall (fl. 1835-1881), lawyer of Franklin, La., sugar planter, Confederate soldier, state legislator, and U.S. senator, 1892-1901.
The collection contains genealogical data for the Caffey family and one letter from W. S. Catts.
The Andy Cahan Collection consists of 43 recordings, 1986-1989, created and compiled by Andy Cahan, a musician, music historian and former graduate student of folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The recordings are primarily interviews and performances of musicians from the Galax, Va., and North Carolina region, and feature Walter Raleigh Babson, Mabel Crockett, Onie Green, Carlie Roosevelt Marion, and Nell Smith. Also included in the collection are recordings, 1986, made by Cahan to accompany his term paper while studying folklore as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Members of the Cain family resided in North Carolina and Mississippi during the 1940s.
William Cain (1847-1930) was a mathematician and civil engineer.
The Calder family resided in Wilmington, N.C. Prominent members included brothers William Calder (b. 1844) and Robert E. Calder.
David Franklin Caldwell was a politician and businessman of Greensboro, N.C. Caldwell was a member of the North Carolina legislature, 1848-1858, 1864, and 1879.
Letters, 1929-1931, from Erskine Caldwell (1903- ), to Richard Johns (1904-1970), editor of Pagany, about material submitted by Caldwell to the magazine, the craft of writing, other material in Pagany, other magazines and writers, and Caldwell's own work and publishing plans. There are a few family letters, 1943, to Margaret Bourke-White, from whom Caldwell had just been divorced; clippings about Caldwell; a typescript of a chapter from a biography of Caldwell dealing with his marriage to Helen Caldwell Cushman; and other items.
James B. Caldwell of Alabama was 19 years old when he entered the Civil War in the 13th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. He served in the regiment in Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
John Caldwell was a merchant of Morganton, N.C.
Joseph Caldwell was the first president of the University of North Carolina where he was also a professor of mathematics.
Samuel Caldwell (1750-1825) and his wife Elizabeth Gullick Caldwell resided in Gaston County, N.C.
Tod Robinson Caldwell was a lawyer and Republican governor of North Carolina, 1871-1874, from Burke County, N.C.
Wallace Everett Caldwell was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was professor of history at the University of North Carolina, 1922-1961, and author of books and articles on ancient history. The collection includes professional correspondence, 1923-1962, chiefly relating to Wallace Everett Caldwell's career as a professor of ancient history at the University of North Carolina, and Caldwell's writings about ancient history. Also included are personal letters, 1931-1961; subject files; photographs; diplomas; clippings; and other items, among them a photograph album from Caldwell's honeymoon in 1915. In the subject files is an 1864 letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to R. S. Jennings about a copy of Martel's Picture of Central Park; the connection between this letter and Caldwell is unclear. Other materials pertain to Caldwell's membership in the Masonic Order and his service as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, 1950-1951. There are also photographs and other pictures relating to various aspects of Caldwell's life, including his Masonic work.
William Calk (fl. 1775) traveled from Prince William County, Va., to Boone's Fort on the Kentucky River in 1775. The collection is a typescript copy of a daily journal, 13 March 1775-2 May 1775, kept by Calk while on this trip.
The Callahan family of Vinton, Va., included brothers Thomas William Callahan and Warren E. Callahan. Thomas Callahan served in the United States Marines (1st Marines) during World War II in Japan, 1943-1945; Warren served in the United States Army (32nd Infantry) in Japan and Korea during the Korean War, 1949-1951. The collection includes war-time letters from Thomas William Callahan and Warren E. Callahan. Thomas's letters, 1943-1945, follow him from the Marine barracks at Parris Island, S.C., to Japan, and finally to Portsmouth, Va. The letters, about half of which date from January to May 1944, mainly describe everyday military life, including food, weather, and health issues. Two of the letters are from cousin Bill Sheaff, who fought in the war with a different unit. Warren's letters, January 1949-October 1951, follow him from Fort Jackson, S.C., to Japan and Korea. The letters mainly detail everyday military life in training camps and overseas. He also described civilian life in Korea and Japan. Three photocopies of wartime photographs accompany Warren's final letter, 20 October 1951.
The John N. Callahan Collection consists of audio recordings of fiddle contests and fiddling conventions held in the Southern United States. Recorded from 1970-1978 by John N. Callahan of Birmingham, Ala., the open reel audio recordings mostly feature folk and bluegrass music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin. The collection also contains field recordings made by Callahan at musicians' homes, as well as supporting documentation consisting of tape logs and scattered flyers.
The collection is a partial genealogical sketch, 1945, involving Cadwallader Jones, Willie Jones, and the Brodnax and Callum families of North Carolina and Virginia.
MICROFILM ONLY. Record of baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, burials, and special offerings at Calvary Church, Tarboro, N.C., and a history of the Episcopal Church in Edgecombe County written in 1878 by Joseph Blount Cheshire.
The collection contains a marriage settlement between John P. C. Whitehead of Burke County, Ga., and Catherine E. Fitzsimmons, Richland County, S.C., in trust to Charles A. Rowland.
Sallie Wood Moore was born in Hertford County, N.C. She married Samuel James Calvert (1856-1944) in 1878. The Calverts lived in Jackson, Northampton County, N.C., and had five children.,
Cameron family of Orange and Durham counties and Raleigh, N.C. Among antebellum North Carolina's largest landholders and slave holders, the Camerons also owned substantial plantations in Alabama and Mississippi. Prominent family members included Richard Bennehan (1743-1825), merchant; Duncan Cameron (1777-1853), lawyer, judge, banker, and legislator; and Paul C. Cameron (1808-1891), planter, agricultural reformer, and railroad builder.
Bennehan Cameron, planter, railroad executive, industrialist, and promoter of good roads, of Fairntosh and Stagville plantations, Durham County, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C.
D.C. Cameron was a farmer in Moore County, N.C.
John Donald Cameron (1820-1897) lived in Fayetteville, N.C.
Sarah Rebecca Cameron of Hillsborough, N.C., daughter of William Cameron (1816-1893) and Emma S. (Moore) Cameron, was a novelist under the pseudonym of H. M. Legrange, and author of articles and poems for children's and religious magazines. She was an active supporter of the Confederate cause. In the 1870s and 1880s she was employed by the U.S. Treasury Department.
John Archibald Campbell (1811-1889) was associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and assistant secretary of the Confederate War Department and related to the Campbell, Colston, Groner, and other families represented in this collection.
Allen Leroy Campbell (1921-2011), of Statesville, N.C., served in the United States Navy during World War II. Campbell attended boot camp at Camp Peary, Va., and was in Gulfport, Miss., and Camp Shoemaker, Calif., before boarding the U.S.S. Oakland, where he was stationed until his separation from the Navy at Camp Shelton, Va., on 22 January 1946. He and his wife, Hazel, had two children, Allen, Jr., and Virginia.
Elizabeth Rose Campbell was born in 1952 in Rocky Mount, N.C. She received her B.A. in studio art and journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1975. She worked as assistant editor of the Southern Economic Journal, 1975-1976, and as assistant editor of the Chapel Hill, N.C., based The Sun, A Magazine of Ideas, 1977-1981. Campbell worked at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in 1982; she began publishing her own essays and poems in The Rose Reader in 1984; and she started an astrological consulting service called Wild Rose Consulting in 1985. Beginning in 1989, Campbell typically spent summers in Tivoli, N.Y., and winters in Chapel Hill, N.C. Intuitive Astrology: Follow Your Best Instincts to Become Who You Always Intended to Be was published in 2003. Campbell died of cancer in 2004.
Given Campbell (1835-1885) was a lawyer from Saint Louis, Mo. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army, was commissioned a captain, and served with Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry. By the end of the war, he was given charge of Jefferson Davis's personal escort.
Josiah Arthur Patterson Campbell was a Confederate congressman and officer, lawyer and Mississippi supreme court justice.
The collection contains genealogical correspondence, 1920s and 1930s, of J. Bulow Campbell of Atlanta, Ga., and an accumulation of family papers and data concerning the Campbell, Bulow, Orme, Hay, Paine, Baldwin, Crowell, Edmonston, Beall, Crawford, Geddes, McChesney, Wilson, and related families. Nineteenth century documents include three letters, 1820-1821, from David Crowell Campbell (1800?-1862), a student at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; other Campbell family letters, 1809-1825; and papers relating to land and slaves owned by John Bulow Campbell (1829-1885) of Baldwin County, Ga.
Letters to Professor Campbell, Washington College (Lexington, Va.) from Thomas Jonathan Jackson, 1858, about the Lexington Sabbath School for Negroes, and from Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1867 and 1870, about college matters.
John C. Campbell was a missionary-teacher in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia; secretary of the Southern Highlands Division (based in Asheville, N.C.) of the Russell Sage Foundation; author of the Foundation's survey of conditions in the Southern Appalachians; and organizer of the Conference of Southern Mountain Workers. Olive Campbell assisted her husband; founded and directed the John C. Campbell Folk School and related cooperatives at Brasstown, N.C.; and participated in the formation of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
W. Creighton Campbell (fl. 1876-1880) was a Presbyterian minister in West Virginia. The collection contains two volumes. The first is a diary kept by Campbell for just over one year, 28 May 1879 to 1 April 1880, relating to his life and ministry in Harper's Ferry, W.Va. The second, earlier volume, dated 1876 to 1879, is comprised of four main sections: the constitution, bylaws, and meeting minutes of the Berkeley Springs Library and Reading Room Association of which Campbell was one of four directors; notes on the history of Protestant churches since the Reformation; sermon notes on prophecy and three books of the New Testament; and 14 undated diary entries.
Charles Henry Campfield (fl. 1835-1847) was a resident of Savannah, Ga.
Students at the University of North Carolina established a chapter of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in 1860. Although the association initially was run entirely by the students, the university encouraged it and eventually provided it with a building. The YMCA disbanded in 1870 but was reestablished in 1876 and has operated continuously since then. In addition to providing a center for religious life on the campus, the YMCA took the lead in organizing an orientation program for new students, published the student handbook for many years, ran the book exchange, and played an important role in early athletics at the university. From 1926 to 1943, the YMCA sponsored the Institute of Human Relations, which brought speakers of many religious and political persuasions to the university. The institute was disbanded during World War II but was reestablished as the Carolina Symposium in 1956. The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was established on campus in 1936 and began to sponsor programs and events of a similar nature. In 1954, the paid staffs and advisory boards of the YMCA and YWCA were merged; however, the two associations maintained separate student cabinets until 1973. The merged organization was known as the YMCA-YWCA until 1976, when its name changed to Campus Y. The Campus Y has focused increasingly on community service and issues related to social justice and race relations. The director of the Campus Y reports to the vice chancellor for student affairs.
The original owner and possible creator of the collection was P.M. Candle, who may have worked for the United States Department of the Treasury. Candle sent the images to his wife enclosed in an envelope from the Office of the Federal Prohibition Director in Greenville, S.C. The Bureau of Prohibition, part of the Department of the Treasury, was responsible for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibited the sale of alcohol, 1919-1933. During Prohibition, the Bureau of Prohibition regularly raided and dismantled moonshine and other liquor stills, arresting numerous people for the illegal manufacture and sale of alcohol.
Harry L. Canfield, an Ohio native, was a Universalist minister in Greensboro, N.C., and Kinston, N.C., 1922-1936.
Mary Grace Canfield (1864-1946) was a native of Vermont and the wife of the Reverend Harry Lee Canfield (1860-1942), a Universalist minister working in North Carolina. The Canfields came to North Carolina in the 1920s.
Mrs. Charles Albert Cannon (Ruth C. Cannon) was an active member of the Garden Club of North Carolina and a resident of Concord, N.C.
Correspondence, subject files, photographs, tapes, clippings, and other material, circa 1920-1991, documenting the life of Isabella Walton Cannon (b. 1904), mayor of Raleigh, N.C., 1977-1979. Included is documentation of Cannon's activities as mayor, as well as material relating to her interests in women's rights, senior citizens, and other civic affairs, and correspondence and other items from her years as the wife of a U.S. State Department official serving in China and Liberia, 1945-1954.
The collection contains a land grant to John Cannon, February 5, 1787, signed by William Moultrie, governor of South Carolina.
Speech by Joseph Gurney Cannon (1836-1926) of Illinois, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, at the Guilford College Meeting House near his birthplace, concerning the contributions to American life of North Carolina Quakers and the responsibilities of the Caucasian race.
Since at least the eighteenth century, members of the Cantrell family have lived throughout the South, including in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
John Lucas Paul Cantwell (1828-1909) was born in Charleston, S.C., the son of Patrick Cantwell, an Irish immigrant, and Lydia Lucas Cantwell. In between stints working as a drug clerk in Charleston, S.C., and New Orleans, La., Cantwell served in the Mexican War as a member of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. Sometime during the 1850s, he moved to Wilmington, N.C., and began serving in the 30th North Carolina Militia. During the Civil War, he served in several Confederate military units and spent time in federal prison at Fort Delaware, Del., Morris Island, S.C., and Fort Pulaski, Ga., as a member of the Immortal 600, a group of prisoners taken to Morris Island, Fort Pulaski, and Hilton Head, S.C., by federal forces in an attempt to save those places from Confederate fire. After the war, he became a produce broker in Wilmington and kept up his connection with the Wilmington Light Infantry and with Confederate veterans' organizations.
The collection includes correspondence, volumes, financial items, and other materials, mostly 1811-1899, of the Capehart family of Scotch Hall Plantation, Bertie County, N.C., plus some material of the related Martin family of Philadelphia. Correspondents include Susan Bryan Martin (b. 1815), who married George Washington Capehart, and her father, Peter Boyd Martin (1777-1838), who settled in Alexandria, La. Letters discuss personal and family matters, including fears and hardships endured by members of the family and their friends in Virginia or in areas of North Carolina occupied by Union forces during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters of William Rhodes Capehart, son of George W. and Susan (Martin) Capehart, describing his life as a surgeon and soldier in the Confederate Army. Also included are volumes containing slave records, 1840-1864; miscellaneous accounts; genealogical information; and a recipe book containing a list of the names of former slaves who remained at Scotch Hall after the war.
Family records in two Bibles: Capehart records of marriages, births, and deaths, 1800-1851; and Capehart and Rhodes records of marriages, births, and deaths, 1822-1878.
The collection is primarily Civil War letters to Meeta A. Capehart of Kittrells, Granville County, N.C., from her husband, Captain Baldy Ashburn Capehart, assistant quartermaster, 15th North Carolina Battalion, in Virginia and North Carolina, describing his activities and duties and advising his wife on the management of their farm. Also included are scattered Armistead and Capehart family papers and colonial land grants from the Albemarle Sound region of North Carolina.
The collection is chiefly family letters from Susan Bryan Martin Capehart and George W. Capehart of Bertie County, N.C., to their son, William Rhodes Capehart, who was attending school in Edenton, N.C., 1846-1849, giving him news of home and advice. Also included are seven letters from William R. Capehart serving as a Confederate soldier, apparently with the 10th North Carolina Regiment, chiefly at Cheraw, S.C., October 1863-March 1864, about military and personal matters; a routine personal note, 1867, from Robert E. Lee; and other scattered family letters.
Ellison Capers (1837-1908) was a Confederate brigadier general and Episcopal bishop in South Carolina. The collection includes letters to Capers: one from General Stephen Dill Lee concerning responsibility for strategic errors at Spring Hill, in the Nashville-Franklin campaign, 1864; and two about a Bible given by Capers to William Rowlinski during the Civil War.
Candie Anderson and Guy Carawan met as a result of their mutual involvement in the civil rights movement and were married in 1960. The Carawans have been involved in the work of the Highlander Research and Education Center (formerly the Highlander Folk School) in Tennessee, an institution that supports and provides educational resources for progressive social and political causes in the South. The original deposit of materials is chiefly audio tapes and corresponding field notes that reflect the Carawans' efforts to document the cultures of various groups of people in the South and elsewhere, beginning in the early 1960s. Included are historically significant speeches, sermons, and musical performances recorded during major civil rights demonstrations and conferences in Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, and other southern cities; field recordings of worship meetings, songs, stories, and recollections from Johns Island, S.C., that document the African American heritage of the rural South Carolina Low Country; recordings of interviews with residents of south-central Appalachia concerning problems associated with coal mining and rural poverty; recordings of performances by Appalachian musicians, among them Hazel Dickens; recordings of remarks and musical performances by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax; a discussion between Guy Carawan and Studs Terkel; recordings of performances by Mayne Smith and Martin Mull; and recordings of Latin-American, Celtic, Australian, and Hungarian vernacular music. Corresponding field notes include song lists, transcripts, box lists, memos, and photocopies of original audio housing. The Addition of 2006 contains audio recordings of musical performances and interviews collected by Guy and Candie Carawan, many of which feature members of the Johns Island, S.C., community. The Additions of 2010 primarily contains materials relating to the Carawan's professional and personal projects in the areas of civil rights, folk music and culture, and social justice, as they relate to Appalachia, the Highlander Research and Education Center (HREC), and the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Materials relating to civil rights were collected by Candie Carawan in 1960, when she was an exchange student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., where she was arrested for participating in a sit-in to protest racial segregation of lunch counters. The Addition of 2017 documents the Carawans continuing work on civil rights, Appalachia, the Sea Islands, folk music and culture, and social justice projects in partnership with HREC and others. Also included is a memoir project intended to serve as a field guide for cultural service workers and policy makers who have an impact on the quality of community cultural life.
Records of the UNC Cardboard Club primarily contain photographs depicting the Club's displays at Kenan Stadium and during the 1966 Beat Dook Parade. The Cardboard Club coordinated and produced displays at UNC football games, using colored cardboard squares to form words and images in the stands. The collection also contains other materials documenting the Club's activities including cards used to direct participants at football games and grid paper plans for cardboard displays.
The Cardinal Health Agency was a Lumberton, N.C., organization created under the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974. The organization's mission was to assess health needs in southeastern North Carolina and to plan ways to meet them in an efficient, cost-effective manner. The collection documents the work of the Cardinal Health Agency of Lumberton, N.C., through reports, memoranda, correspondence, audiotapes, and photographs. Office files include various versions of Cardinal Health Agency's Health System Plan and Annual Implementation Plan, as well as health project evaluation records. The Executive Reading File contains correspondence, internal memoranda, project evaluations, news releases, and director's updates. Project Review files include materials relating to decisions on proposed health projects that required federal funding. Files relating to other North Carolina health systems agencies, including the Piedmont Health Systems Agency and the Western North Carolina Health Systems Agency, contain health system plans, annual implementation plans, and project review manuals. Also included are photographs of members of the board of directors and audiotapes of board and committee meetings.
Thomas J. Carey of New Branford, Conn., served as a private with Company E of the 15th Connecticut Infantry Regiment in the spring and early summer of 1865. The collection contains the diary kept by Thomas J. Carey during the Civil War, with a few later entries. During the Civil War, his unit was posted to Lenoir County, N.C., and Craven County, N.C., in eastern North Carolina. Carey's diary contains descriptions of New Bern, N.C.; various skirmishes; the Battle of Wise Forks; provost duty at Kinston, N.C.; friendly relationships and conversations with local inhabitants; and his reactions to Lee's surrender and Lincoln's assassination. Company E was mustered out of service on 27 June 1865 and returned home to New Haven, Conn., to be discharged on 12 July 1865. Later entries address Carey's reintegration into civilian life and his wedding. A partial transcript is included.
Carhart & Roff was a merchant firm based in Macon, Ga., that was founded in 1841. The firm was named for its originators and principal investors, Elijah H. Carhart (1827-1885) and Aaron A. Roff (1815-1880).
Musician, music producer, author, and collector Bob Carlin was born in New York City in 1953. He has authored several books on southern music traditions, African American music, string bands, shape note singing, Primitive Baptist music, banjo music, and other topics, many having to do with the western Piedmont of North Carolina. He has also produced many recordings, including African American Note Choirs of Alexander County, North Carolina (2002).
The Richard Carlin Collection on Eubie Blake consists of a 1970 radio interview with African American ragtime composer and pianist, Eubie Blake. Music editor, Richard Carlin, acquired a dub of the interview as part of his research on Eubie Blake. The collection also contains scattered paper materials found with the audio recordings, including a clipping on Eubie Blake and a radio program tape label.
Edward Ward Carmack (1858-1908) of Sumner County, Tenn., was a lawyer, editor of Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., newspapers, prohibitionist, United States representative, 1897-1901, and senator, 1901-1907.
Francis McMillan Carmack was a teacher and Campbellite Christian (Disciples of Christ) preacher.
The Carmichael family lived in Augusta, Ga.
John F. Carmichael (1761-1837) of Fort Adams, Miss., and Pinckneyville, Miss., U.S. Army surgeon, cotton planter, postmaster, and collector for the Mississippi District for the United States Treasury; John Carmichael Jenkins (d. 1855), doctor, horticulturist, and cotton planter of Natchez, Miss.; and an unidentified individual, surname Winchester (possibly Josiah Winchester, who served as guardian to Jenkins's children after Jenkins's death). Both Carmichael and Jenkins were natives of Pennsylvania. Papers include correspondence with cotton factors, business agents, and overseers; business and personal accounts and receipts; legal papers; medical notes; lists of supplies; and other items. Items, 1779-1834, belong, with one exception, to John F. Carmichael. Items dated 1833, 1838-1855, belong to John Carmichael Jenkins, and four items, 1871-1872, 1882, and 1896, are possibly those of Josiah Winchester. Undated papers belong mostly to Jenkins, with a few for Carmichael. Carmichael's papers document medical supplies and postal accounts at Fort Adams, Miss.; shipping along the Mississippi River between Natchez, Miss., and New Orleans, La.; and the sale of cotton grown at his Cold Spring Plantation in Wilkinson County, Miss. Jenkins's papers document crops and the work of slaves on River Place Plantation in Adams County, Miss.; the cotton market; experimentation with fruit growing; outbreaks of disease in and around Natchez; and, to a small extent, Jenkins family life and activities at Elgin Plantation outside Natchez, where Jenkins seems to have operated an apothecary.
MICROFILM ONLY. Reminiscences and family correspondence of Carmouche, daughter of John Tinsley Jeter (1799-1862), Point Coupee Parish, La., sugar planter, and wife of Emile A. Carmouche (died 1885) of St. Landry and Shreveport, La. Reminiscences (266 pages), written 1913-1915, concern plantation, family, and social life before and after the Civil War, and life in New Orleans during the war. Most items are family letters, including letters, chiefly 1850s, from Carmouche's father, John Tinsley Jeter, to her mother, Ann Watkins McAshan (1814-1878), and letters, 1860s, from Emile A. Carmouche to Annie. These letters deal with activities in Point Coupee and New Orleans, Emile's imprisonment by Union forces in New Orleans, and other matters.
Carney family of Wilmington, N.C., including brothers H. Gaston Carney and Marshall F. Carney, and Marshall Carney's daughter, Lucy Ann Glover. H. Gaston Carney and Marshall Carney were soldiers in World War I. The collection contains World War I items, photographs, souvenirs, and newspaper clippings chiefly relating to H. Gaston Carney and Marshall F. Carney. Materials mainly date from 1918 to 1964, although a few of the photographs are from the late 1890s. Included are five small diaries kept by H. Gaston Carney, September 1918-March 1919, that document his everyday experiences as a soldier in France during World War I. The diaries were transcribed by Lucy Ann Glover in 2002. Photographs include images of military and civilian life. Newspaper clippings relate to the 1927 American Legion reunion in France that Marshall Carney attended and document H. Gaston Carney's insurance industry honors and love of golf. Also included are souvenirs from the American Legion reunion, brochures from a trip to Cuba, and other items.
Kate S. Carney was the daughter of a merchant of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The Carolina Association for Medieval Studies was established at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to bring together students studying the European Middle Ages in various academic departments at Carolina and nearby universities. Though officially a student organization, the association welcomes faculty, staff, and others interested in medieval studies as members. In addition to its regular meetings, the association sponsors reading groups, lectures, and social events. It also compiles resource lists and publishes a newsletter.
The Carolina Black Caucus formed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974. The organization, known as the Black Faculty Staff Caucus (BFSC) prior to the late 2000s, promotes affirmative action, recruitment and hiring of African Americans, racial justice and awareness, and equal opportunities for all minority members of the university community.
This collection consists of the records of The Carolina Center for Public Service, which was established in 1999 to develop and coordinate partnerships between UNC-Chapel Hill and communities throughout North Carolina. These records include promotional publications about the Center, the Buckley Public Service Scholars, the APPLES Service Learning and other programs, and records related to the Tar Heel Bus Tour.
In 1873, the Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherfordton Railroad was reorganized as the Carolina Central Railway Company. In 1875, the company completed a line to Shelby, N.C.
The Carolina Feed and Lumber Company was located in Cherokee County, N.C.
The Carolina Folk Festival was established in December 1947 as an activity of the University of North Carolina's Folklore Council. Bascom Lamar Lunsford, director of the Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, N.C., was the moving force in the festival's establishment and organized the first festival, held 18-19 June 1948. Lunsford became director of the Carolina Folk Festival. The records of the Carolina Folk Festival consist of files of Russell Marvin Grumman, director of the university's Extension Division and chairman of the Folklore Council. They detail the establishment of the Carolina Folk Festival and the organization of the annual festivals held from 1948 through 1953.
The Carolina Forum was organized on 1 July 1948 to bring leaders of government, labor, industry, and education, to speak on the University of North Carolina campus. In part, the Carolina Forum took over functions of the Carolina Political Union, which had been organized in 1936 by political science students to bring political leaders to speak on campus and to hold roundtable discussions on current political topics. After the advent of the Carolina Forum, the Carolina Political Union continued to function, but its activity was limited to weekly discussions and occasional speakers. Records include correspondence, 1937-1948, of the Carolina Political Union and, 1948-1959, of the Carolina Forum. The correspondence primarily consists of requests for speakers to come and arrangements for their visits. Also included are dismantled scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on speakers from the 1940s and loose clippings from the 1950s. Some of the 1965-1966 material addresses the Speaker Ban issue.
The Carolina Gay Association was founded as the Gay Awareness Rap Group in February 1974. Later that year, the group successfully applied to be a university-recognized student organization and changed its name to the Carolina Gay Association (CGA). The support, advocacy, and social organization met regularly in Craige dormitory. In 1976, the CGA sponsored the first Southeastern Gay Conference and began publishing Lambda, the first LGBTQ+ student publication in the United States. The organization has continued to be active on campus and has changed names several times: Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (1985-1992), Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD, 1992-1998), Queer Network for Change (QNC, 1998-2003), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender - Straight Alliance (GLBT-SA, 2002-2010), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight Alliance (GLBTSA, 2010-2012), Sexuality And Gender Alliance (SAGA, 2012 - present). Records include materials related to the group's recognition by the university in 1974, pamphlets, flyers, conference programs, issues of Lambda and LGBTQ student publications from other universities, clippings, and letters to and from the CGA, including correspondence with Chapel Hill aldermen about anti-discrimination policies. Also included is a report on the results of a survey conducted by UNC graduate student Michael Grissom.
For many years Chapel Hill's only hotel, the Carolina Inn was built in 1923-1924 by John Sprunt Hill, a trustee and benefactor of the University of North Carolina. Hill operated the Inn as a private business until 1935, when he donated it to the University, which placed it administratively within its Business Organization (later the Division of Business and Finance). Until 1993, the manager of the Inn reported to the officer responsible for auxiliary enterprises. In accordance with Hill's gift, income from the Inn supported the Library's North Carolina Collection. The Inn was renovated in 1939 and 1969-1972. In 1993, the University hired Doubletree Hotels, Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz, to run the Inn, with the University using its share of the profits for library support.
The collection consists of two photograph albums, a few loose photographs, and two newspaper articles relating to the activities of the Carolina Mountain Club of Asheville, N.C., in the 1930s. The first photograph album highlights outdoor activities of club members, both men and women, from December 1930 to May 1932. Nature photographer George Masa (1881-1933) was a founding member of the club and served as club photographer until his death in 1933. George Masa is believed to have taken many of the images in the first album and is also present in several of the group photographs found in the first album. The second album, circa 1937, depict views from various locations in western North Carolina.
The Carolina Panel Company of Lexington, N.C., began manufacturing high quality hardwood plywood in 1927 to supply the local furniture industry's demand for plywood. Roswell B. Robbins served as secretary-treasurer and general manager of the company, 1927-1938. Upon Robbins's death in 1938, C. Hamilton Hargrave took over as manager. Over the years, Carolina Panel's business expanded to include furniture makers all over the eastern United States. By 1988, however, a marketing research survey found that the demand for the plywood produced by Carolina Panel was drying up. In 1990, the board of directors sold the company to R. E. Lineberry, Inc. Records of the Carolina Panel Company, 1970-1991, include pictures of employees working at the company's factory, a 1970 article about the company, comparative profit statistics, a marketing research survey about the future of the industry, and documents concerning the sale of the company.
C. Horace Hamilton (1901-1977) was Assistant Director of the Carolina Population Center, 1967-1973.
The Carolina Quarterly, successor to the University Magazine, was established in 1948 as the literary publication of the University of North Carolina Student Government. Originally restricted to publication of student poetry and short stories, it soon broadened its scope to include fiction, poetry, graphic work, and book reviews produced by student and non-student authors. The records include correspondence with contributors, including one letter each from Stephen King and Annie Dillard; contributor contracts and biographies; issue publication records; financial statements; policy and procedure records; sales and marketing materials; and other records of the Carolina Quarterly. With a few exceptions, manuscripts of articles are not included in the records.
Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1927-1986
For many years, an organization of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and faculty organized, planned, and supervised the biennial Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs, a week-long program of speeches, panel discussions, seminars, and other activities focusing on a topic of current political, social, economic, or cultural interest. Under the leadership of University President Frank Porter Graham and Dean of Students Francis F. Bradshaw, the Symposium originated in 1927 as the Institute of Human Relations.
The Carolina Trucking Development Company was based in Wilmington, N.C., in the early part of the twentieth century. The Company appears to have been primarily devoted to agricultural development and was involved with establishing farming communities in several counties in North Carolina, some of which were populated by immigrant groups, including German, Dutch, Italian, and Polish peoples.
The University of North Carolina's Student Union was established in 1931. Its membership included students, university staff, alumni, trustees, and those who had contributed toward the construction of Graham Memorial (named for Edward Kidder Graham), the building that was to house the union until 1968. The Frank Porter Graham Student Union, a larger building, was completed in 1968 and as of 2012 continued to house the Union. While in Graham Memorial, the Student Union was called Graham Memorial Student Union. In 1968, its name became Carolina Union. Defined by the university as a student organization, the union has an activities board, made up of students, which plans and coordinates programs. The activities board, however, is overseen by the union's board of directors and director; the latter is a full-time administrator who reports to the vice chancellor for student affairs.
The Carolina Women's Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded in 1997. Through its programs and services, the Center works to represent women and their interests on campus and beyond. The Center focuses on issues of violence prevention; gender, difference and diversity; closing the gender gap, and family advocacy. Records of the Center include materials related to its programs, events, and advocacy; subject files on issues of interest to the Center; committee records and reports, and clippings and publications.
Milton Stover Carothers (1932-2004) of Tallahassee, Fla., was a Presbyterian minister who worked for significant periods of time in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. A 1954 graduate of Florida State University, he held pastorates in Salisbury, N.C., 1958-1963, and Covington, Va., 1963-1969, and served in campus ministries at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and, for 17 years, at Florida State University.
The Carpenter family of Virginia and North Carolina included Bushrod Carpenter and Corydon Carpenter.
The collection is the will, 23 October 1784, of George Carpenter of Burke County, N.C.
Typescript of Anthology of death on Three Mile Creek by Jake Carpenter of Avery County, N.C. From 1842 until 1900, Carpenter recorded local deaths and frequently added comments on the life of the deceased and the cause of death. In 1915, he added a comment on the death of bank robber Frank James. Later this material was read to Naomi Barrier Cuthbertson, who added remarks which have been recorded with her name after each. This typed copy was prepared from the original by Denise M. Abbey with the aid of Mary M. Sloop and Theron Dellinger, preserving Carpenter's spelling from his own handwritten record.
Chiefly financial papers of various Wilson, N.C., residents, some of whom were members of the Carr, Barnes, or Branch families, including estate inventories and papers relating to the hiring of slaves and the renting of land. Also included is some correspondence, 1859, concerning the building and financing of a girls' school in Wilson.
James O. (James Ozborn) Carr, a lawyer of Wilmington, N.C., was a state legislator, served as United States District Attorney, 1916-1919 and 1933-1945, and was a leader in the North Carolina Democratic Party.
John M. Carr (fl. 1864) was a federal soldier who served with the 100th Indiana Infantry Regiment, campaigning in Georgia. The collection includes a typed transcription of Carr's diary while he was serving in Georgia, June-December, 1864. The diary describes troop movements, camp life, and the towns through which Carr passed.
Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924) of Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., was a manufacturer of tobacco products with interests in a wide range of other businesses, including banking and textiles. Carr was also active in the Methodist Church, the Democratic Party, and several Confederate veterans' organizations, including the North Carolina branch of the United Confederate Veterans, which he served as commander. He was also a strong supporter of various institutions of higher education in the state.
Laura Noell Carr, of Durham, N.C., was married to Austin Heaton Carr (1894-1942), president of Durham Hosiery Mills. They had two children, Austin Heaton Carr Junior (born 1920) and Charles Noell Carr (born circa 1930).
The Leslie G. Carr Papers, 1966-1969, consist of a copy of Carr's FBI file and loose papers documenting his social and political activism, particularly his involvement with Students for a Democratic Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thomas Neely Carruthers (1900-1960) was an Episcopal clergyman and bishop of South Carolina.
The collection pertains to Eve Carson, Morehead Scholar and student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2008, who was shot and killed in March 2008. The collection contains emails from her campaign for student body president, as well as an additional email and card.
David Miller Carter was a lawyer and landowner of eastern North Carolina; Confederate colonel and military judge; legislator, 1862-1865; resident of Washington, N.C., until he moved to Raleigh in 1874.
David Carter was a planter of Hyde County, N.C.
Farish Carter was a planter, land speculator, and entrepreneur of Scottsborough Plantation, near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., and owner of a plantation at Coosawattee, Murray County, Ga. Carter married Eliza McDonald, sister of Charles J. McDonald (1793-1860), and had five children: Mary Ann (d. 1844), Catherine (d. 1851), James Farish (b. 1821), Samuel McDonald, and Benjamin Franklin (d. 1856).
Hodding Carter III was born in New Orleans, La., on 7 April 1935 to journalist and publisher Hodding Carter II and Betty Werlein. He grew up in Greenville, Miss., and graduated from Princeton University in 1957. Carter served in the United States Marine Corps after college and then began working at the Delta Democrat-Times as a reporter, then managing editor, and finally associate publisher. Carter was co-chair of the delegation that ousted Mississippi's white Democratic Party delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. He participated in Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter's presidential campaigns and was named Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and State Department spokesman during the Jimmy Carter administration. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Carter worked in various capacities for public affairs television shows and was a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines. From 1995 to 1997, Carter taught journalism at the University of Maryland. He became president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 1998. In January 2006, Carter became the University Professor of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carter married Patricia Derian, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights under President Jimmy Carter, in 1978.
The Tom Carter Collection consists of field recordings, 1970-1973, created and compiled by folklorist, historian, and musician, Tom Carter. The audio recordings feature old-time musicians from the central Piedmont area of North Carolina and the North Carolina and Virginia border region, performing old-time tunes and songs. Some of the artists featured include, Tommy Jarrell (1901-1984), Anglo-American old-time fiddle and banjo player, of Mt. Airy, N.C.; Gaither Carlton (1901-1973), Anglo-American old-time fiddle and banjo player, of Deep Gap, N.C.; Fred Cockerham (1905-1980), Anglo-American old-time fiddle and banjo player, of Low Gap, N.C.; Emit Valentine, Anglo-American button accordion player, of Franklin Co., N.C.; Archie and Lenwood Thompson, Anglo-American fiddlers, of Franklin Co., N.C. The collection also includes extensive field notes created by SFC staff. Field notes include technical information about the tapes, as well as description of contents, including musician names, song titles, banjo tunings, and background information on the musicians recorded.
The Tom Carter and Blanton Owen Collection primarily consists of audio recordings, 1948-1975, created and compiled by folklorists, Tom Carter and Blanton Owen. The majority of the collection consists of field tapes, 1973-1974, created by Carter and Owen as part of their joint fieldwork project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Titled, Traditional Instrumental Music From Southwest Virginia: A Field Collection and Oral History, the fieldwork project comprised of documenting the traditional music found in one region of the Southern Appalachians through recorded music, interviews, and photographs. The collection contains dubbed copies of the original field recordings that Carter and Owen created as part of the grant-funded project, as well as a copy of the original grant proposal with handwritten notations. The recordings primarily feature traditional instrumental music, mainly fiddle and banjo played in the old-time style, from southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina, including Carroll, Patrick, Grayson, and Floyd counties, Va., and Alleghany and Surry counties, N.C. Included are performances of ballads, early country music, gospel songs, bluegrass music, dance calls, and tin pan alley, as well as interviews, telling of legends, and other spoken material. The music is performed on fiddle, banjo, piano, hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, accordion, guitar, harmonica, jew's-harp, autoharp, steel guitar, and Hawaiian guitar. Performers include Huston Caudill, Luther Franklin Davis, Armstead Roscoe Parrish, Dan Tate, Fred Cockerham (1901- ), Estil Cortez Ball, Albert Hash, Kyle Creed, Taylor Kimble (1892- ), Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985), and Virgil Craven (1902-1980). The collection also includes additional dubbed audio recordings, circa 1948-1949, featuring the Shelor Family, Dad Blackard's Moonshiners, Ernest Stanley Band, Dudley Spangler, and J.W. (John Watts) Spangler (1882-1970), as well as field notes created by Tom Carter, Blanton Owen, and staff of the Southern Folklife Collection. The field notes correspond to the audio recordings found in the collection and may include notes on performers' names, technical information about the field tape, a brief description of contents, song titles, and tunings.
The Tom Carter and Chuck Rupert Oysler Collection consists of field recordings, 1973, of Willie Trice (1910-1976), an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer from North Carolina. The two recordings, which were made by Tom Carter and Chuck Rupert Oysler in Orange County, N.C., feature Willie Trice on guitar and vocals, as well as in conversation. The collection also contains corresponding documentation, or tape logs, created by former SFC staff members.
W. Horace Carter (1921- ) of Tabor City, N.C., was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who was editor of the Tabor City Tribune and writer of books and articles on fresh-water fishing and deer and duck hunting.
Robert Looney Caruthers was a Lebanon, Tenn., lawyer, state legislator, Whig politician, founder and professor of law at Cumberland University, United States Representative, 1841-1843, state supreme court justice, and Confederate governor of Tennessee.
Thomas Casey (died 1847), a native of South Carolina, was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1834. The collection includes a letter from Casey to Marien Passage in Mobile, Ala., describing his situation as a new cadet at the United States Military Academy.
Yadkin County native Jerry Casstevens was a regionally well-known bluegrass banjo player who performed mostly in Yadkin, Surry, Wilkes, and neighboring counties of North Carolina and Virginia. Casstevens mastered many styles of music on the banjo, but preferred to play bluegrass. During his 40-year musical career, Casstevens won or placed in many contests, including Union Grove and Galax fiddlers' conventions. He led many different groups, but the Bluegrass Masters, with his son Mike Casstevens, was perhaps the best known.
Caswell County, N.C., was established in 1777.
The Caswell County Historical Association, headquartered in Yanceyville, N.C., was organized in 1954 to promote the study of local history and genealogy.
Richard Caswell was governor of North Carolina, 1776-1779 and 1785-1787, general in the state forces during the Revolutionary War, state comptroller, and speaker of the state senate.
The collection contains miscellaneous Revolutionary War papers, chiefly relating to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, 1781-1782. The collection includes letters, reports, invoices, and other papers of the North Carolina General Assembly and of Governor Richard Caswell concerning military activities and supplies, records of local proceedings, and other items.
William Richard Caswell of Dandridge and Knoxville, Tenn., was a lawyer, planter, railroad director, volunteer army officer in the Mexican War, and Tennessee militia general early in the Civil War.
William Richard Caswell (1809-1862) of Tennessee was an officer in the United States Army who served as aide-de-camp to Major General Gideon J. Pillow during the Mexican War. The collection includes letters written from Mexico during the Mexican War by Caswell, addressed to Ephraim H. Foster and Thomas Hord in Tennessee, describing camp life and the progress of the war.
MICROFILM ONLY. Register of guests at Catawba Springs Hotel, Lincoln County, N.C., in two volumes, 1838-1854, showing names, residences, and destinations. Also included are notes by historian Chalmers G. Davidson concerning the history of the hotel.
Geraldine Gerry Spinks Cate (1910-1998) was a musician, music educator, and social activist in chiefly in Raleigh, N.C. She studied at the University of South Carolina; Westminster Choir College; Teachers College, Columbia University; and the Juilliard School. Cate held positions at Silliman University in the Philippines, where she was sponsored by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Peace College, the Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, and Saint Mary's College, all in Raleigh; the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C.; and other institutions. Cate was especially dedicated to interracial reconciliation.
Correspondence, business records, and other papers of members of the Cates family of Burlington, N.C. These papers document John Wesley Cates's activities as a businessman, school board member, and city booster; his daughter, Bertha Cates's, activities as a coal merchant in Burlington; his daughter, Verna Cates Stackhouse's, activites as a supervisor at the King Cotton Mill in Burlington and as an active Democrat; and a number of personal and civic concerns of the family. The papers include thirty-three diary volumes kept by Bertha Cates, discussing her daily activities, 1937- 1979. Organizations with which members of the Cates family were involved include the Burlington Merchants Association, the North Carolina Retail Coal Merchants Association, the First Baptist Church of Burlington (of which John W. Cates was a founder), the Burlington Business and Professional Women's Club (of which Bertha Cates was a founder), and the North Carolina Retail Coal Merchants Association.
The collection contains detailed records of two trips made by Henry L. Cathell of New York City. On the first trip, 22 November 1851-29 April 1852, undertaken to recover his health, Cathell and his family travelled by boat to Savannah, Ga.; by railroad to Macon, Ga.; and by stagecoach to Quincy, Fla., where they spent 6 December 1851-5 April 1852 hunting, fishing, and socializing. The travellers returned by way of Macon, Chattanooga, Tenn., the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers, Cleveland, Ohio, the Great Lakes, Buffalo, and Albany, N.Y. On the second trip, 3 February-2 March 1856, while in mourning for his wife, Cathell visited Savannah and Quincy and passed through Wilmington, N.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to the travel narratives the volumes contain itemized accounts of expenses and a record of letters written.
Boyd Cathey of Raleigh, N.C., was a political conservative; senior editor of The Southern Partisan, a conservative quarterly; and co-editor of The Conservative Perspective: A View from North Carolina (1988).
Joseph Cathey was a farmer, miller, and merchant in Haywood County, N.C. He was the son of William Cathey, one of the earliest Haywood County settlers. Cathey represented Haywood County at the North Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1835, and he served one term in the North Carolina Senate in 1842.
Cavin and Leonard family, chiefly farmers and teachers of Iredell County, N.C. Among Arabella Cavin's children was John H. Cavin. John H. and Sarah Cavin's children included John Y. Cavin, who taught school in Texas, and Milas, who taught in North Carolina. Milas and Laura Freeland Cavin's children included Meta; Ida; Wyatt; and Wade, who married Pearle Leonard and lived in Troutman, N.C. Wade and Pearle's children included Robert W. and Wade Leonard Cavin, who served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. Leonard family members included Margaret Bustle, who, after the death of John Bustle, married Martin S. Leonard in 1833. Their children included Robert R. Leonard, father of Pearle Leonard Cavin.
Aros Coke Cecil (1897-1958) was born in High Point, N.C. Cecil graduated from the University of North Carolina's School of Pharmacy in 1917. While attending the University, Cecil was a member of the University of North Carolina Student Battalion, which would become the University Reserved Officer's Training Corps when the United States became involved in World War I. After serving, he returned to High Point, N.C. In 1925 he opened Cecil's Drug Store, and in 1946 he opened Cecil's Office Equipment Company. He died in 1958.
Handwritten funeral announcements, 1900-1918, for local circulation, giving names of the deceased and the dates and hours for burial services to be held in Cedar Grove Cemetery, probably in Wilson County, N.C.
Center for International Understanding of the University of North Carolina (System) Records, 1980-2007 (bulk 1988-2003)
The Center for International Understanding of the University of North Carolina (System) was founded in 1979 through the efforts of North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt and First Lady Carolyn Hunt. It was known initially as the North Carolina Center for International Understanding (NCCIU). After it became affiliated with the national non-profit organization Friendship Force International (FFI), it was known as the Friendship Force of North Carolina. That affiliation ended in 1988. Though headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the center has been administratively a part of the University of North Carolina (System) since its inception. Its mission has been to educate North Carolina's business, policy, and education leaders about the world and to foster greater global engagement on the part of the state. Its programs have included numerous international exchanges and partnerships. Since 2002, much of the center's activity has focused on building cultural competency among the state's K-12 students.
The collection includes land grants and surveys, bills of sale, court orders, contracts, business agreements, debt settlements, correspondence, military reports concerning the strength and condition of militia units, a will, and a marriage contract. Many items originated in Davidson County, Tenn., and Cheatham County, Tenn, though Williamson, Sumner, and Crockett counties are also represented.
James Chalmers (fl. 1820) resided in Halifax, Va., and had two daughters who attended school in Salem, N.C.
Hope Summerell Chamberlain of Raleigh, N.C., wife of Joseph Weddington Chamberlain, was a clubwoman and author of local history.
The collectionincludes manuscripts by and about members of the Chambers family of Iredell County, N.C. Volumes include the account book, 1816-1865, of Joseph Chambers (1791-1848); account book, 1841-1884, of Joseph Chambers and his son, Pinckney Brown Chambers at Farmville, an Iredell County plantation, and at Morganton and Statesville; merchants' accounts, 1852- 1854, kept at Salisbury, N.C.; captain's record book, 1865, for Company C, 49th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A.; three volumes of Chambers family history from 1708 to 1918; and miscellaneous letters.
Henry A. (Henry Alexander) Chambers was a native of North Carolina who became a lawyer, historian, legislator, member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and United States Post Office agent in Tennessee.
Lenoir Chambers was a native of North Carolina. Chambers worked as a newspaper editor in Norfolk, Va., 1929- 1961, and was the author of Stonewall Jackson (1959) and Salt Water and Printer's Ink (1967).
Chiefly letters addressed to Captain Callcott Chambre at his house in Lambeth near Fox Hall on the south bank of the Thames, at Charing Cross or the Strand, or no address; one letter addressed to George Chambre (probably a brother of Callcott Chambre), Black and White Court, London, from his cousin, ----- Meath); and one to Mr. Henry Martin, who may have been a Chambre cousin. The letters were written chiefly by Callcott Chambre's wife Kathren. The other correspondents--J. Labie (?), William Newman, Thomas Ward (?), ----- Meath, and Judeth (sister of Callcott and George Chambre)--appear to have been personal friends or kinsmen. The letters seem to be concerned with personal and family matters and business arrangements within the circle of family and friends. One of the letters (signature missing) was written aboard the Alice and Frances.
Charles Lyon Chandler (b. 1883) was a United States foreign service officer, Philadelphia banker, history professor, and author.
Margaret Rogers Chandler (fl. 1780s-1860), daughter of John Rogers (1723-1789), patriot leader, member of the Continental Congress, and first chancellor of Maryland, was also descended from the Lee family of Virginia. She married Walter Story Chandler in 1799 and resided in Georgetown, D.C., where she raised a large number of children. One of her sons, Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877) served on General Robert E. Lee's staff during the Civil War. The collection includes letters, family histories, genealogical papers, and financial and legal documents relating mainly to members of the Chandler, Lee, and Rogers families of Virginia and Maryland during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Many of these papers were apparently compiled through genealogical research conducted by Margaret Rogers Chandler. Letters from family members often include genealogical information in reply to Margaret Chandler's inquiries. Most of the correspondence is with Chandler's son, Colonel Daniel Thomas Chandler (1820-1877), concerning family history and family business. Many of the legal and financial documents relate to Daniel Thomas Chandler and his sister, Mary Chandler. Financial information concerns bank dealings and taxes. Legal documents include wills, real estate dealings, deeds, and promises of indenture. A 1926 real estate agreement's connection to the collection is unclear.
Verne E. Chaney established Thomas Dooley Foundation and Intermed Inc., which became Intermed International in 2000. He trained as a general surgeon and later a thoracic surgeon at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Records kept by various Chapel Hill, N.C., weather observers, including records, 1854-1862, by Professor James Phillips; and records, December 1879-1882, by Professors W.B. Phillips and Francis Preston Venable. Also included are weather records, July-August 1880, for Roan Mountain, Mitchell County, N.C.
Minutes, financial records, correspondence, bird lists, mimeographed bulletins, and reports and advertising received by the Club; letters, 1975-1976, from William W. Thomas Junior, of Peking, China, and Joe Jones of Albany, Ga., recounting the history of the Club; and other items.
The Chapel Hill Board of Trade of Chapel Hill, N.C., was established by Chapel Hill business people in July 1905 and endured at least through April 1907. Members who led the organization included J. H. Pratt, H. H. Patterson, and R. S. Strowd. The group met several times a year.
The Chapel Hill Choral Club operated under the aegis of the Music Department of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Its members were drawn from both the University and the surrounding communities. From 1949 to 1963, Joel Carter, a professor in the Music Department was the Club's musical director.
The Chapel Hill Council of Churches was an interdenominational organization established in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1947.
The Chapel Hill Country Club apparently was founded in 1907.
The Chapel Hill General Store in Chapel Hill, N.C., was in operation around 1893.
The Chapel Hill Historical Society was formed in 1966 in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1974, the oral history committee was established to conduct interviews with local Chapel Hill and Carrboro, N.C., residents in an effort to preserve first-hand recollections about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, local African American communities, and local mill-worker communities. One of the first major projects conducted was a series of interviews with men and women who had worked in the Carrboro textile mills in the early and mid-20th century.
The Chapel Hill Iron Mountain Company was incorporated in 1879 and organized in 1880 to mine iron ore found about one mile north of the University of North Carolina. At the time of the company's organization, there were five stockholders: William J. Askew, Preston L. Bridgers, R.R. Bridgers, Robert F. Hoke, and William S. Primrose. Robert Hoke was elected chair of the company and William Primrose was elected secretary. Mining began in November 1880 and appears to have continued into the 1890s. By 1892, however, the mine seems to have closed.
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church was located in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Chapel Hill Telephone Company of Chapel Hill, N.C., apparently began operating in 1901.
Records of the Chapel Hill Woman's Club, Chapel Hill, N.C., including board and general meeting minutes, secretary's reports, treasurer's files, yearbooks, pamphlets, club directories, periodicals, and other materials.
Chapel of the Cross is an Episcopal Parish in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Sophia Chapin Tunnell (fl. 1852-1896) was a native of New England who moved to teach school in South Carolina and Kansas. The collection is chiefly papers of Sophia Chapin (later Mrs. Robert M. Tunnell), including letters from her to her father, Moses Chapin, in Massachusetts and Vermont, describing life in Abbeville District, S.C., in the 1850s; her occasional diary, 1870-1896, while she was living in Kansas; letters from relatives in Brandenburg, Ky., 1859-1860; autograph albums; and other items.
F. Stuart Chapin, noted urban and regional planner, whose primary research interests included urban and regional growth systems and human activity patterns. Chapin was professor of urban and regional planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also founded and directed the Center for Urban and Regional Studies and worked with the Institute for Research in Social Science.
Alfred Chapman (1813-1876), native of Orange County, Va., was an official of the United States and Confederate war departments.
Charles Albert Chapman, apparently a Virginia native, attended the United States Army's Command and General Staff School of the General Service Schools at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 1925-1926. In 1926, he began a tour of duty as an instructor at an Army school in Hawaii. In 1931-1933, he was at various Army camps in Illinois. Agnes Gray Butterworth, also from Virginia, taught school in Hampton, Va. An undated business card included in the collection suggests that she may later have been an interior decorator with the Hecht Company in Washington, D.C.
John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital for about ten years. During this time, Chapman became active in local social justice struggles and community organizations. He helped organize his coworkers against unfair working conditions, became involved with the Communist Workers Party, and participated in African liberation and anti-apartheid struggles. Chapman was a survivor of the Greensboro Massacre of 1979. Throughout the 1980s, he was active in progressive social justice campaigns. In the 1990s and 2000s, Chapman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he focused his activism and academic work on historical accuracy, African American empowerment, and civil rights education in and around Chapel Hill. During this time, Chapman founded and directed two racial and social justice organizations: the Freedom Legacy Project in 1995 and the Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth in 2005. From 2002 to 2005, Chapman ran a successful campaign to abolish the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award on campus, an action that opened a dialogue about the history of slavery and racism on campus. After a 30-year battle with cancer, Chapman died on 22 October 2009 in Chapel Hill.
Kena King Chapman (1839-1892) of Smithfield, Va., was an ordnance officer and 2nd lieutenant in Company A, 19th Virginia Battalion, Crutchfield's Artillery Brigade, Confederate States of America. The collection is Chapman's diary, 3 April-24 April 1865, while serving in the Confederate army, describing the surrender at Appomattox and the closing days of the war, as well as his journey home to Smithfield, Va. The diary also includes some financial accounts, a list of men present at the surrender at Appomattox, and poems.
William Gerard Chapman (1877-1945) was the president of the International Press Bureau of Chicago.
Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (1763-1844), French General of the Army, sometime ambassador to Vienna, and one of the marshals of France during the Empire, was acting as governor of Hanover from June 1804 to September 1805 and was in command of an army corps from Hanover. In 1810, he was elected crown prince Charles John of Sweden, and was King Charles XIV of Sweden and Norway, 1818-1844.
The collection contains a ledger of customers' accounts in Charleston, S.C., for gunsmithing, blacksmithing, brass work, clock repair, locks and keys, buggy and boat repairs, and various kinds of home repairs.
The collection is a volume containing minutes, October 1819-April 1836, of monthly meetings of the Charleston Board of Fire Masters, including reports on the condition of the public fire squads and their equipment, expenses incurred in recent fires, work on public wells and pumps, water casks, engine houses and other necessities, and names and members of various squads; and clippings, 1880s and 1890s, concerning the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Association of Charleston.
Established in 1972 by Robert M. Hicklin, Jr., the Charleston Renaissance Gallery is a fine art dealer in Charleston, S.C. The collection contains reference files prepared by the gallery on the artists that they represented. Files contain articles and other information about artists and their works as well as materials relating to the transactions managed by the gallery.
Alexander Charns, a lawyer from Durham, N.C., wrote Cloak and Gavel (1992), a study of the relationship between the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Albert A. Chase served in the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment as acting assistant surgeon from 7 April to 28 June 1865. At the end of the war, Chase was contracted by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Land, commonly known as the Freedmen's Bureau, to serve as a physician in the Raleigh district of North Carolina.
Harry Woodburn Chase (1883-1955), a native of Massachusetts, was professor, 1910-1918, and president, 1919-1930, of the University of North Carolina; president of the University of Illinois, 1930-1933; and later chancellor of New York University.
Nancy Winbon Chase of Eureka, Wayne County, N.C., chaired the Women's Division of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, 1951-1961, and was the representative from Wayne County in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1962-1978.
This collection is a 1936 typed manuscript titled "A Soldier in the Saddle: Portraying the Life and Character of Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest" by Claude McVeigh Chastain, a white salesman, department store manager, and self-taught historian residing in Charlotte, N.C. This biography is focused on the Confederate officer's experience during the American Civil War and does not touch on Forrest's Ku Klux Klan leadership during Reconstruction. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
The collection contains records of unrelated businesses in, and of the local government of Chatham County, N.C., including general merchants' ledgers and daybooks; blacksmiths' accounts; trustees' and executors' accounts; the docket book of a local court, 1825-1848; accounts reported by local officials, 1846- 1868, including the sheriff and superintendents of common schools; and a record of hours worked and wages paid, 1898-1900, at a Bynum textile mill owned by John Milton Odell (born 1831). Among the persons represented are James Gaines, William Merony, Robert Ragland, Charles Judson Williams, H. C. Luther, William Patterson, J. W. Hooker, George W. Thompson, Eliza A. Leach, Isaac Clegg, Thomas J. Clegg, Womack & Moore, James M. Farrar, and W. A. Nash. Among the localities represented are Pittsboro, St. Lawrence, Oak Forest, and Bymun.
The collection contains detailed letters, 25 March and 31 March 1777, and reports from James Milles, manager of the iron furnace on Tick Creek, Chatham County, N.C., for the Revolutionary government of North Carolina. The reports are directed to Archibald Maclaine (1728-1790), a state commissioner.
Richard Thurmond Chatham, Democratic congressman, industrialist, and philanthropist of Elkin, N.C., worked for the Chatham Manufacturing Company, owned by his family and the world's largest manufacturer of blankets, 1919-1955; served in the U.S. Navy, 1917-1919 and 1942-1945; and served in the U.S. Congress, 1949-1957, where he was a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Letters from Kemp Battle, W. B. Phillips, and J. M. Horner to Edward A. Oldham on the life and character of John Chavis, African-American educator.
The Cheairs and Hughes families of Maury County, Tenn. included Nathaniel Francis Cheairs (1818-1914).
MICROFILM ONLY. Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (1820-1886) was born in Nashville, Tenn. He served in the United States Army as captain and colonel in the Mexican War, later going to California, 1849-1853, and returning to Tennessee to serve as major general in the state militia during the 1850s. Cheatham became a major-general in the Confederate Army in 1862 and served under Polk, Hardee, and Hood. Personal correspondence and military papers of Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, relating chiefly to his Mexican War experiences, his Civil War activities, and post-war discussions of Confederate military activity. Fragments of reports of Civil War military engagements, Confederate Army maps, and Mexican War muster rolls. Three volumes contain a diary and memoranda covering parts of Cheatham's Mexican War experiences; muster rolls of a company of the 1st Regiment 1st Brigade, Tennessee Volunteer Militia (circa 1846), which Cheatham led; and notes and rolls of a Nashville military company, 1892-1893, led by one B. F. Cheatham, presumably Cheatham's son.
John Cheesborough was born in Georgetown, S.C. He was cashier of the Bank of Charleston, first in Charleston, S.C., and later in Columbia, S.C. Anderson died at Biltmore, N.C.
William Cherry was a resident of Edgecombe County, N.C.
Joseph Blount Cheshire (1850-1932) was Episcopal bishop of North Carolina from 1893 until 1932.
G.K. Chesterton was an English essayist, literary and social critic, novelist, and poet.
Members of the Cheves and Wagner families lived in South Carolina and Georgia. Prominent family members included Ann Hrabowska Wagner (fl. 1814-1818) of Charleston, S.C.; Langdon Cheves (1776-1857) of South Carolina, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1814-1815) and president of the Bank of the United States (1819-1822); Mrs. Charles West (fl. 1879-1919) of Baltimore, apparently Langdon Cheves's daughter; and Charlotte McCord Cheves (fl. 1853-1878) of Savannah, Ga., wife of Cheves's son, Langdon Cheves, Jr.
Francis Thornton Chew was a Confederate naval officer.
The Alpha Sigma Chapter of the Chi Psi Fraternity was originally chartered 16 November 1855 and was the first chapter of Chi Psi established in the South. It was active until the Civil War, but at the onset of war, it dissolved. It was re-established as a local fraternity at the University in 1923, but was not re-chartered as a chapter of Chi Psi until 1928. Since that time it has remained one of the most active and respected fraternities on campus. The records of the Alpha Sigma Chapter of the Chi Psi Fraternity consist mainly of correspondence, minutes of annual meetings, chapter publications, and chapter histories.
James Saxon Childers (1899-1965) of Alabama was a writer and editor.
The collection is one sheet of a ledger account, 1851, for groceries and supplies purchased from Robert Childers by C. C. Green, location unknown.
Edward J. Chilton was a student at the University of North Carolina who served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was born in Brownsville, Tenn., in October 1840. After working as a farmer, he entered the University of North Carolina in 1859, where he was a member of the Dialectic Society. He died at the Siege of Yorktown in 1862.
William D. Chipley was an officer in the 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America. The collection includes a book of autographs of fellow prisoners and songs and poems by various authors, collected by Chipley while he was a prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio.
Mrs. W. S. Chisholm was a resident of Savannah, Ga.
The collection chiefly contains papers of James Heyward North (1815-1893) of Charleston, S.C., United States and Confederate naval officer, and purchasing agent for the Confederate Navy in Europe. He and his wife, Emily, wrote from sea, from England and France in 1861-1866, and from their farm, to his sisters and his daughter Eliza Drayton (Mrs. Alfred) Chisolm in South Carolina. The letters concern family matters and their travels. Also letters of Alfred and John Chisolm while serving in the Confederate Army with the Marion Artillery and Boykin's Rangers in Virginia, on the coast of South Carolina, and in North Carolina, to their mother, Jane Chisolm (Mrs. William C.) Bee.
Michael Chitwood, a freelance writer living in Chapel Hill, N.C., was raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. He has published books of poetry, including Whet (1995), Salt Works (1992), and The Weave Room (1998). The collection consists chiefly of published poems in journals and other publications of Michael Chitwood, 1978-1997. Also included are poetry journals; handwritten drafts of poems from Salt Works, Whet, and The Weave Room; drafts of miscellaneous poems; a small amount of correspondence; and some other materials regarding Chitwood's published works.
Eliza Williams Chotard (b. 1798), wife of William P. Gould, grew up in Alabama and other southern states.
The Church of the Saviour was an Episcopal church in Jackson, Northampton County, N.C., that was founded before the Civil War.
Clinton A. Cilley, native of New Hampshire, lawyer, and U.S. Army colonel in the Civil War, who moved to Lenoir and Hickory in western North Carolina after the war, became a judge, and married Emma Sophia Harper (1844-1922), daughter of James Clarence Harper (1819-1890).
The collection contains miscellaneous papers relating to United States forces during and immediately after the Civil War, including United States naval orders and correspondence, 1863-1865; muster rolls and pay rolls, 1864; a United States Bureau of Information manuscript, 1863, listing the organization of the Army of Northern Virginia; a narrative report of signal activities at Beaufort, N.C., in connection with seige of Fort Macon, N.C., 1862; a manuscript outline of General George Stoneman's last cavalry raid, 1865, written in 1867 by a participant; maps of waterways in Vicksburg, Miss., and Savannah, Ga.; an account of the siege of Fort Pulaski, Ga., by a member of the 48th New York Infantry Regiment, which operated siege guns on Jones and Daufuskie Island, S.C.; a Union soldier's description of treatment in rebel jails, 1865; a letter of complaint regarding the federal occupation of the North Carolina Military Institute, 1865; and miscellaneous pictures, biographical sketches, and other papers.
The collection contains collected specimens of unused envelopes, decorated with Union and Confederate patriotic and polemic sentiments, mottos, cartoons, and emblems, mounted in an album. There are 350 Union items, 215 Confederate. The spine of the album is imprinted Envelopes of the Great Rebellion, 1861-1865.
Letters to Clack of Brownsville, Granville County, N.C., mainly from Allie S. Clack, her brother, while he was serving with the 23rd North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A., in Virginia and North Carolina and recovering in a Virginia hospital, concerning his experiences in camp, battle, and hospital. One other letter, 2 October 1862, is from Carrie Clack's cousin, John R. Clack, describing the Confederate victory at Harper's Ferry, W.Va.
J.F.H. Claiborne was a lawyer, U.S. Representative, editor, planter, and historian of Mississippi and Louisiana.
Chiefly letters received, 1813-1836, by Magdalene Hutchins Claiborne, wife of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, near Natchez, Miss., from her Louisiana and Virginia relatives about personal and family matters. Also included are printed funeral notices and other correspondence, including a letter from Jefferson and Varina Davis accepting a wedding invitation.
Thomas Claiborne was a United States and Confederate army officer from Nashville, Tenn. The collection includes family correspondence, military papers, and reminiscences of Claiborne, including military records, letters to his wife Annie A. (Maxwell) Claiborne, and letters from relatives and fellow officers while he was with the United States army in Oregon, New Mexico, and other places in the West, 1849-1861; personal and military correspondence as a Confederate staff and cavalry officer in both the Virginia and Tennessee theaters of the Civil War; and slight postwar correspondence. The recollections, written circa 1890's, cover the Mexican War, frontier service, and the early part of the Civil War.
MICROFILM ONLY. Contemporary transcriptions of business letters and original records of accounts of Clark and Carnal of Plymouth, Washington County, N.C., factors dealing in corn, rum, salt, tar, cotton yarn, and other commodities.
Members of the Clark and Blizzard families resided chiefly in Clinton and Fayetteville, N.C., and in Patterson, N.J., as did members of the related Kernshaw and Hightower families.
Henry Toole Clark, Jr. (1917-), son of Henry Toole and Cornelia Josey Clark of Scotland Neck, N.C., received a B.A., UNC, 1937, and M.D., University of Rochester, 1944. Clark was director, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1948-1950; administrator, Division of Health Affairs, UNC-CH, 1950-1966; director, Connecticut Regional Medical Program and medical school visiting professor, University of Connecticut and Yale University, 1966-1973; visiting professor community medicine, University of Connecticut, 1973-1975; director, Project HOPE, Jamaica and professor of community medicine, University of the West Indies, 1976-1978; and consultant on planning and operating university health centers, 1978-1981.
James Clark (1779-1839) was a circuit judge, state legislator, United States representative, and governor of Kentucky. The collection includes a letter from Clark, while a United States representative from Kentucky in Washington, D.C., to Colonel Leslie Combs, Lexington, Ky., commenting on proposed changes in the judiciary system, Creek Indian lands in Georgia, and confidential sessions on nominations for the United States representative to the Panama Congress to be held later that year.
MICROFILM ONLY. Ten letters, 1854, 1861-1863, and 1879, to or from Amanda Farr Hall, her husband, and brothers of Hinds County, Miss.; and a farm journal, 1853-1856, of William Henry Anderson, Hinds County. Most of the letters are to Hall from her husband, B. F. Hall, serving in the Confederate Army in Tennessee, discussing camp life, impending battles, concern about Vicksburg, and other matters. The journal is a record of a variety of farm tasks and also includes descriptions of personal and family activities.
Walter Clark (1846-1924) was a Confederate soldier, orator, historian, and chief justice of North Carolina. The collection includes scattered papers including speeches on political, religious, and civic occasions; miscellaneous literary writings; notes concerning legal rights of women; bills from a European trip, 1881; clippings; and miscellaneous other papers of Clark. Included is a letter, 1889, from William Jennings Bryan to Clark about the popular election of judges and senators and the Philippines. Also included are Civil War reminiscences by two North Carolina women. One of these, handwritten with typed transcription, is unascribed; it was written about experiences in Hillsborough, N.C. The other, typescript only, is apparently by a Mrs. Wiswall of Washington, N.C.
Desmond Clarke was a librarian of the Royal Dublin Society and biographer of Arthur Dobbs (1868-1765), colonial governor of North Carolina.
Henry S. Clarke was a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1845-1847, and afterwards a lawyer in Greenville, N.C.
Mary Bayard Clarke (1827-1886) was poet and novelist of North Carolina and Texas.
William J. Clarke of New Bern and Raleigh, N.C., was a businessman, Confederate officer, and postwar Republican leader. Clarke married poet and novelist Mary Bayard (Devereux) Clarke (1827-1886).
Francis Osborne Clarkson (1895-1984), of Charlotte, N.C., was a University of North Carolina alumnus (1916), lawyer, North Carolina Senator, and North Carolina Superior Court judge. He was married to Cama Burgess Clarkson. His father, North Carolina Supreme Court Judge Heriot Clarkson (1863-1942), and his mother, Mary Osborne Clarkson, also lived in Charlotte, N.C. The Clarkson family spent significant time in Little Switzerland, a vacation community in Western North Carolina that was founded circa 1909 by Heriot Clarkson. Josephine A. Osborne (1880-1966) was Francis O. Clarkson's aunt. Her father, Edwin Augustus Osborne (1837-1926), was a lawyer, Confederate colonel, Episcopal priest, and superintendent of Thompson Orphanage, Charlotte, N.C.; he also served as a chaplain in the Spanish-American War.
Heriot Clarkson (1863-1842) of Charlotte, N.C., was a lawyer, state and local official, and justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1923-1942.
The Classic Sounds of the South Collection includes six video recordings of concert performances by country music artists Tift Merritt and the Carbines, Johnny Irion, and Sarah Lee Guthrie, and a concert poster by graphic artist Ron Liberti resulting from a concert series sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Curriculum in Folklore, 7-8 December 2001.
Undated account (10 p.) of an eyewitness, Thomas W. Clawson, then city editor of the Wilmington (N.C.) Messenger, of the Wilmington race riot of November 1898. Also included is a notarized copy of the editorial concerning southern womanhood by African American newspaper editor Alexander L. Manly, which was used by white supremacists to incite the riot.
MICROFILM ONLY. Letters, 1832-1839, to Francis Sorrel of Savannah, Ga., from Alexander Claxton, native of Maryland and commodore in the United States Navy, concerning family and professional matters in Baltimore, Md., and New York, N.Y.
Charles Clay was an Anglican priest and farmer in Albemarle and Bedford counties, Va.
Letter, 29 July 1818, from Thomas Fearn, an Alabamian in London, to C. C. Clay, Huntsville, Ala., discussing his plan for emancipating the slaves in Alabama, his medical studies, and a proposed reading room in Huntsville.
Henry Clay (1777-1852) of Kentucky was a United States Senator, Representative, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and unsuccessful presidential candidate. The collection contains three original letters (two from Henry Clay, one to him); an undated note from Clay to Louisa Smith; a newspaper clipping of a letter from Clay to J. M. Clayton, 1844; photoprints of two letters from Clay; and a statement about two of the original letters. The original letters are one from Charles Burchard and John J. Foote to Clay, 1844, asking him to issue a statement of his stand on slavery; Clay's response to Burchard and Foote, indicating that his stand was well known; and one from Clay to S. W. Whiting, 1844, about an error made in the publication of one of Clay's speeches. The photoprints are of a letter, 1837, from Clay to Seth Wheatley about political matters, and from Clay to Hamilton Smith, 1834, about politics and commerce.
Papers of Joseph Clay, mainly 1860-1865, including Confederate passes, circulars, military orders, tax returns, army engineers' records of slaves impressed to work on Savannah defenses, bills, and receipts; and property papers from Chatham, Bryan, and Thomas counties, Ga.
The collection is a letter from Mary Clay (1766-1803), a teenage girl in Camden, S.C., to her sister Anne (Nancy) Clay in Savannah, Ga., with a description of a dance she attended and a brief reference to the British occupation of Charleston, S.C.
Frances Broadfoot Claypoole was a genealogist from New Bern, N.C. The collection is primarily letters written to Claypoole during the 1930s and 1940s requesting data on branches of her family and various other New Bern families. Also included are a few financial and legal papers and letters, 1766-1856, the earlier ones relating to business in Boston, Mass., and the later ones to land ownership and other business in eastern North Carolina.
Thomas L. Clayton (1934-1905) of Asheville, N.C., was the son of Ephraim Clayton (1804-1892) and Nancy McElroy Clayton (d. 1892). He married Emma A. Clayton (1829-1887). During the Civil War, Clayton served in the Confederate army, stationed in Georgia during the Atlanta campaign in 1864, and later in Alabama. After the war, Clayton became a contractor with the Western North Carolina Railroad.
Black-and-white photographic negatives taken by Al Clayton while on assignment for Look Magazine and as a freelance photographer in based in Nashville, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga. Included are images Clayton took for Look depicting poverty in the American South; country music; the Grand Ole Opry; and relief efforts in Republic of Biafra in Nigeria, Africa. Also included are images that appeared in several publications including Still Hungry in America by Robert Coles (1969); Hillbilly Women by Kathy Kahn (1971); and Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History by John Egerton (1987).
Vera Allen Cleaver (1919- ) and Bill (William Joseph) Cleaver (1920-1981) were married in 1945. They collaboratively wrote hundreds of stories for pulp magazines and sixteen novels for children and young adults.
Cyril Clemens (1902- ) was editor of the Mark Twain Journal and president of an international Mark Twain society. The collection includes letters received by Clemens in connection with the Mark Twain Journal, including responses to inquiries about George Santayana; two letters (photocopies), 1936 and 1951, from Robert Frost to Clemens, about Frost's habits as a correspondent and other matters; and a letter (photocopy), 1943, from Winston Churchill to Clemens, pertaining to Churchill's contact with Mark Twain.
Jesse A. Clement was a farmer of Mocksville, Davie County, N.C.
Josephine Dobbs Clement (1919-1998) was raised in Atlanta, Ga., and received her B.S. degree from Spelman College in 1937. She received her M.A. degree from Columbia University the following year. In the late 1940s, she moved with her husband, William A. Clement, to Durham, N.C., where she was active in civic affairs and in Durham and North Carolina politics. Her activities included co-chairing the successful gubernatorial campaigns of Democrat James Hunt's in Durham County in 1980 and 1984. The collection includes correspondence relating to Josephine Clement's work with a variety of business and civic organizations in Durham, N.C., and Durham County, N.C., including the Durham City Board of Education; the Durham County Board of Commissioners; the North Carolina Democratic Party, especially on James Hunt's 1980 and 1984 gubernatorial campaigns; and the White Rock Baptist Church. There are also letters and other materials pertaining to Clement's personal life and to the lives and civic work of her husband, William A. Clement, and their children, including William A. Clement, Jr. Also included are materials relating to other Dobbs, Jackson, and Clement family members, among them Mattiwilda Dobbs, June Dobbs Butts, and Maynard H. Jackson.
William A. Clement was an executive of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and a business and civic leader in Durham, N.C. Clement was married to Josephine Dobbs Clement and had six children.
A.H. Cleveland served in the 10th and 12th Wisconsin Light Artillery regiments during the Civil War. During April 1865, Cleveland's unit occupied Raleigh, N.C. Following news of General Robert E. Lee's surrender, Cleveland marched with General William T. Sherman's army towards Washington, D.C.
Edmund Janes Cleveland (1842-1902) of New Jersey was a federal soldier with Company K, 9th New Jersey Infantry Regiment who served during the Civil War in eastern North Carolina, 1864-1865.
The collection contains a poem entitled A Prayer for Louisiana, by Zuleika Haralson Cleveland, written during Reconstruction, praying for deliverance from Republican control.
The collection includes the papers of the Click family of Rowan County, N.C., consisting chiefly of deeds and wills; a letter, 1835, from relatives who had moved to Indiana reporting conditions there; family letters and papers related to the sale of tobacco, 1880-1895; and scattered items pertaining to the Lutheran church in North Carolina. The family name was also spelled Glucke and Gluicke.
The collection includes three daybooks, 1833-1835, 1841-1843, and 1861-1865, for Young and Allison and R. W. Allison, general merchants in Concord, N.C., and another, 1841-1843, from Hallowell, Me., each showing names of customers, items purchased, and prices in a chronological record of transactions.
William Pinkney Cline was a smith from Catawba County, N.C., who joined the Confederate Army as a private in the 46th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, also known as the Catawba Braves, on 13 March 1862. He saw action at Antietam and Fredericksburg. He deserted on 19 August 1863, returning on 28 September 1863. After a stay in the guardhouse, he returned to duty in the spring of 1864 and was killed in action at the Wilderness on 5 May 1864.
The collection includes Family, political, and business papers of several prominent western North Carolinians, including Mrs. Jane (Poindexter) Clingman of Yadkin county, chiefly family correspondence; her son-in-law, Richard Clauselle Puryear (1801-1867), Yadkin planter, Whig U.S. representative, 1853-1857, and member of the Confederate Congress, including bills, receipts, accounts, letters written from Washington, D.C., letters written and received at Richmond, Va., during the Civil War, and an account book for blacksmith and wagon-body work; and her son, Thomas Lanier Clingman (1812-1897), U.S. senator and Confederate general. T. L. Clingman's Papers, 1828-1890, chefly concern his mining and mineral interests, including gold mines in Georgia, the Chestatee Hydraulic Company of New York and Georgia, the Yahoola Rver and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company of Boston, and lands and minerals in western North Carolina. Political correspondence for the 1850s is included, relating primarily to North Carolina. Also available is an account of General George Stoneman's Raid, April 1865, on the Puryear family home in Yadkin County.
T. L. (Thomas Lanier) Clingman was a businessman, mountain explorer, Confederate officer, and legislator for North Carolina and the United States.
The collection is the monthly records of cotton weighed in the Port of New York, including New York City warehouses, New York docks, Staten Island, New York Warehousing Company, Franklin Stores, Harbeck V. Watson Stores, Clinton Stores, unlicensed stores, on shipboard, and at presses.
Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall was a plantation owner's wife and school teacher who lived in Belleville and Walterboro, S.C., at Thornbury Plantation in North Carolina, and in Greensboro, Tuscaloosa, and Mobile, Ala. Her husband George Campbell Clitherall (d. 1829) was a planter and physician. Her children Eliza Inglis Clitherall Moore (1802-1886), Harriet A. Clitherall Spotts (1808-1834), George Bush Burgwin Clitherall (1814-1889), Frances King Clitherall Battle (1817-1849), Madeleine Clitherall Battle (b. 1818), and Alexander Baron Clitherall (1820-1869). She was the daughter of John Burgwin (fl. 1751-1800) and Eliza Bush Burgwin (d. 1787) of the Hermitage near Wilmington, N.C.
James Clitherall travelled as an escort to Mary Izard Middleton (Mrs. Arthur) and Henrietta Middleton Rutledge (Mrs. Edward), wives of two members of the Continental Congress, from Charleston, S.C., to Philadelphia, Pa., in April-July 1776.
Frank Clodfelter started work for the Southern Railway in 1931 and, during his career, held a variety of posts including that of locomotive engineer. Photography was one of Clodfelter's interests, and he won several awards for his photographic work.
Susan Leticia Rice Clotworthy (1885-1931), of Hillman, Ga., and Atlanta, Ga., compiled genealogical data regarding the Gaines and related families, who were located in many places in the South and West, including Alabama, California, Georgia, and Mississippi. The collection includes chiefly correspondence, 1885-1936, and genealogical data about inter-related southern families, including the Booker, Broaddus, Carnahan, Dalton, Everett, Gaines, Hall, Jennings, Lyne, Madison, Martin, Nicklin, Pendleton, Potter, Rice, Royce, and Taylor families. Eighteenth-century items are chiefly wills and copied letters, and early 19th-century items are very scattered correspondence of members of the Gaines family located in many places in the South and West, including George Strother Gaines (1784-1873), pioneer of Alabama and Mississippi.
The Club, a women's social group in Chapel Hill, N.C., that functioned from 1932 to 1982. The main purpose of the Club was for the members to become better acquainted with each other over their mending bags and baskets, but most meetings also included short programs of intellectual value presented by each member in turn. Membership was limited to 12 persons.
The Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris (CASH) was an organization founded in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster in spring of 1986 to oppose the opening of Carolina Power and Light Company's Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in Wake County, N.C.
William Coalman served in the 6th Regiment of North Carolina Troops in the army of the Confederate States of America. Howell A. Curtis served in this regiment as well. Coalman was married to Elizabeth Curtis, sister of Howell A. Curtis and daughter of Madison Curtis, the recipient of the letter.
Albert Coates (1896-1989) was director of the Institute of Government at the University, 1931-1962, and a professor in the University of North Carolina's School of Law. In 1928, he married Gladys Jane Hall (1902-2002), who by all accounts played an important and integral role in many of the projects that Albert Coates undertook.
Collier Cobb, geologist and professor at the University of North Carolina, was born in 1862 in Wayne County, N.C., the eldest of the seven children of Martha Louisa Cobb and Needham Bryan Cobb, a Baptist minister and the first person to receive a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina in 1856. Collier Cobb attended Wake Forest College, 1878-1880, and the University of North Carolina briefly in 1880. In 1879, he completed his School Map of North Carolina, which was adopted by the State Board of Education and went through six editions. From 1889 to 1886, he taught school. From 1885 to 1889, he studied at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Annisquan, Mass., and at Harvard University, where he studied geology and also worked as an assistant on the United States Geological Survey. In 1892, he returned to Chapel Hill to become assistant professor of geology at the University of North Carolina. He eventually became head of the Geology Department, retiring in 1933. Besides teaching at the University, Cobb was also involved in community activities, especially those relating to schools. Cobb was married first Mary Lindsay Battle, with whom he had three children (William Cobb, Collier Cobb Jr., and Mary Louisa Cobb), second Lucy Battle, a cousin of his first wife; and third Mary Knox Gatlin of Little Rock, Ark. Cobb's sister, Lucy M. Cobb, was a writer, genealogist, and active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and his daughter, Mary Louisa Cobb, was chief of the Correspondence Bureau of the UNC Extension Division, 1922-1954.
MICROFILM AND PAPER: All but one item (speech of Carrie Hunter) are microfilm of originals in private hands at time of filming. Miscellaneous papers of two families, the Cobbs of Georgia and the Hunters of Alabama, united in the marriage of James Edward Cobb of Thomaston Ga., and Liberty Tex., and Caroline (Carrie) Elizabeth Hunter of Tuskegee, Ala. The collection includes fragments of a young man's diary of a journey, 1819, from Georgia to Cahaba, Ala., to locate new lands; a book of William A. Cobb of Georgia, father of J. E. Cobb, with memoranda of dealings with overseers and notes on his experiences while a volunteer officer in the 1836 Creek War; Carrie Hunter's extensive diary, 1860-1868, at Tuskegee; letters of Carrie's brothers, James (d. 1863?) and Hope, who joined the Confederate Army, and her speech to their company upon presenting them with a flag sewn by the ladies of Tuskegee; J. E. Cobb's diary, 1862-1864, as a Confederate officer in the 5th Texas Regiment serving in Virginia, and his letters from federal prisons, 1864-1865, to a young lady from Baltimore; the diary and memoranda, 1863, of Captain D. U. Barziza of the 5th Texas Regiment, during the Gettysburg Campaign; and other items.
The Cobb and Whitfield families of North Carolina and Florida included John P. Cobb (1834-1923), who was born in Wayne County, N.C., married Sally Eliza Whitfield in 1865, and moved to Florida, and James Bryan Whitfield (1809-1841) of Falling Creek and Strabane, Lenoir County, N.C., who was a planter, state senator, and major general in the North Carolina militia.
Collier Cobb (1862-1934) was chair of the Geology Department at the University of North Carolina, 1893-1934. His photography stemmed from his work in geology and other sciences, and he traveled extensively and used photography to document his interests. In the 1890s, Cobb built a darkroom in his Chapel Hill home, where he developed negatives and printed prints.
Gaston D. Cobb of Caswell County, N.C., was a surgeon in the United States Army.
Lucy Maria Cobb (1877-1969) was a teacher, professional genealogist, and free-lance writer of Raleigh, N.C.
Thomas Read Rootes Cobb (1823-1862) was a lawyer of Georgia and later a Confederate brigadier general. The collection includes typed transcriptions, chiefly letters, 1858, from Cobb to William Letcher Mitchell (1805-1882), Georgia lawyer, educator, and engineer, written while Cobb was on a trip to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, to New York City, and south through Virginia. The letters describe the journey and discuss religion and Presbyterian church affairs. Also included is an undated letter from Robert E. Lee to Cobb's brother, Major General Howell Cobb, on the death of Thomas Red Rootes Cobb, who was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
William Borden Cobb of Goldsboro, N.C., served a sergeant in the Chemical Warfare Services section of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Cobb was stationed in La Pallice and Saint Sulpice, France. When the war ended, he attended the American Expeditionary Forces University in Beune, France.
The collection of Calin Coburn documents the performance career of his grandfather, the western singer-songwriter and film actor Bob Nolan, who was leader of the musical group Sons of the Pioneers and author of western song classics including "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds" and "Cool Water." Collection materials include promotional photographs, family photographs, posters for western movies, Sons of the Pioneer song catalog with lyrics sheets, sheet music, volumes of Bob Nolan materials compiled by Coburn and Elizabeth Drake McDonald, periodicals and newsletters, copyright documents, and slight, scattered correspondence. The collection also contains audiovisual materials consisting of live performances, demos, studio recordings, test pressings, movie clips and soundtracks, and award ceremony tributes and appearances.
Two mid-19th-century mathematics notebooks of William Kerr Cochran. The notebooks contain mathematical rules, examples, and computations. Cochran, of Scottish descent, is thought to have lived in Rutherford County, N.C. His daughter Mary Jane Cochran (b. 1838) was a school teacher there before moving to Texas around 1883 to live with her sister and brother-in-law John Morehead.
William McWhorter Cochrane (1917- ) of Newton and Chapel Hill, N.C., and Washington, D.C., worked for the United States Senate in various capacities for more than 40 years.
Microfilm of correspondence and other papers of Cocke family members of Virginia, Alabama, and Mississippi, especially General John Hartwell Cocke (1780-1866) and his sons and sons-in-law. Included are materials documenting plantations owned by family members, family letters, and other items.
Harrison Henry Cocke was a U.S. Navy officer of Prince George County, Va.
Philip Charles Cocke (1879-1949) of Asheville, N.C., was a lawyer, Democratic Party worker, local official, and member of many fraternal orders. He was known as an impromtu speaker and orator for local occasions and celebrations.
William Michael Cocke (1815-1896) of Tennessee was a lawyer, judge, and United States representative, 1845-1849.
Monroe F. Cockrell (born 1884) of Chicago, Ill., was a writer on historical topics. The collection includes miscellaneous papers including maps of the military campaigns of Nathan Bedford Forrest, including the Battle of Franklin, Tenn., 1864, and the Battle of Corinth, Miss., 1862, compiled by Monroe F. Cockrell in the 1940s; a chart of the descendants of Andrew Cockrell; articles on Chapel Hill College of Missouri; information about the burial places of generals killed in the Battle of Franklin; and historical articles, presumably unpublished, by Cockrell, on the Confederacy, specifically concerning Major Wilmer McLean, McLean's homes at Appomattox and Bull Run, Va., P. G. T. Beauregard, and other topics (articles written 1952, 1959, 1963, and distributed by the author in 1964).
MICROFILM ONLY. Scattered family correspondence of Coffee, chiefly letters, 1860- 1862 and undated, from his wife, Somerville Smith Coffee, at Galveston to him while he was in Collin County in north Texas. Somerville Coffee's letters discuss her daily activities, neighbors, and how much she missed her husband. Also included are two letters, 1840 and 1848, from Thomas J. Coffee of Mississippi to his family.
Alexander Donelson Coffee (1821 or 2-1901) of Florence, Ala., son of General John Coffee (1772-1833), was a planter and Confederate captain in the 16th Alabama Infantry Regiment.
John Coffee was a frontier merchant, Indian fighter, land agent, surveyor, and speculator of Tennessee and Alabama.
Land grants, deeds, bills, accounts, wills, other business Papers, and some family correspondence of David Coffield (d. 1818?) of Edgecombe County, N.C.; his sons, Spier W. Coffield and John W. Coffield; and their Whitaker, Bellamy, Hall, and other relatives in Edgecombe, Nash, and Halifax counties, N.C. Papers after 1835 are chiefly from the Bellamy family. Included are papers of various estates; papers of Stephen W. Carney (1762-1811) relating to racehorse breeding near Scotland Neck, N.C.; Dr. John F. Bellamy's business papers in Nash County; and a daybook, 1860-1861 (480 p.) of Whitaker, Batchelor & Co., a general mercantile firm in Enfield, N.C.
James Park Coffin, of Batesville, Arkansas, was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, class of 1859. In the 1920s, Coffin made a regular effort to keep up with his classmates, particularly those living in Arkansas. When he started corresponding in 1920 there were 12 remaining alumni from that class year; by 1927 there were just three. Papers consist of correspondence of James Park Coffin from the 1920s, primarily with classmates from the class of 1859. Most letters relate to health and family members, and some contain memories from Civil War service. Other correspondence relates to Coffin's efforts to contact UNC alumni living in Arkansas in the early 1920s and letters related to the history of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Also included are biographical notes about Coffin and regular reports on surviving alumni from the class of 1859.
Oscar Jackson Coffin was a journalist, professor of journalism, 1926-1956, and the first dean of the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, 1950-1953.
The Willa Cofield Brick School Collection, 1895-1990s, documents the history of the Joseph Keasbey Brick Agricultural, Domestic, and Normal School (later renamed Brick Junior College), a traditional and trade school for African American students founded by the American Missionary Association near Enfield, Edgecombe County, N.C. Included are lists of students, images of students and buildings, printed materials, published and unpublished histories of the school, interviews with alumni and their children about daily life at school, and other materials that relate to Cofield's Brick School history project.
The collection contains letters from Coghill, serving with the 23rd North Carolina Regiment in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, to his family in Granville County, N.C., concerning camp life, military movements, and battles, including the battle of Gettysburg.
Samuel J. Cohen (Jimmy) and Luba Tooter Cohen, both immigrants from Russia, were married in New York, N.Y., in 1920. They moved to Blytheville, Ark., where Jimmy worked in construction, evenutally opening his own business, S. J. Cohen Company. Their son Jerome Cohen (1922-2013) later joined the family business. Both Jimmy and Jerry served in World War II.
Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869) was a philanthropist of Philadelphia, Pa. Her niece, whom she raised, was Miriam Gratz Moses Cohen (Mrs. Solomon Cohen) of Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga.
Ronald D. Cohen, professor of history at Indiana University Northwest-Gary, 1970-2005, wrote and edited numerous books and articles, many about American folk music, and co-produced compilations of folk and topical songs. He edited Red Dust and Broadsides: A Joint Autobiography, written by Agnes Cunningham (Sis) and her husband Gordon Friesen. Sis Cunningham was a songwriter and musician who performed with the Almanac Singers, a 1940s group of folk musicians, and the Red Dust Players, a 1939 radical agitprop group that performed plays in aid of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Gordon Friesen was a newspaper journalist and artist. Cunningham and Friesen fled anti-Communist harassment in Oklahoma and moved to New York City where they founded and published Broadside, a magazine that documented topical and folk songs, beginning in the early 1960s. Photo-Sound Associates was organized by Aaron Rennert, Ray Sullivan, and Joel Katz in Greenwich Village in connection with Lee Hoffman and Caravan magazine to document the folk revival movement in New York City. Rennert and Sullivan did the photography, while Katz recorded the concerts.
The collection contains two nineteenth-century ledger volumes with accounts for stores in Louisiana and Mississippi that were owned by the Cohn Brothers, Jewish merchants who emigrated from Alsace, France. One ledger dated 1876 to 1884 documents business transactions for stores in Bayou Sara, La. and St. Francisville, La. The second ledger dated 1878 to 1879 documents business transactions for stores in Mississippi, including Clifton, Miss. Transactions noted in the volumes include freight charges and purchases of dry goods, sugar, coffee, liquor, beer, fabric, thread, buttons, shoes, tobacco, lumber, bricks, photographs, stamps, and other items. Acquired as part of the Southern HIstorical Collection.
Octavius Coke (1840-1895) was an lawyer, Democratic politician, and North Carolina secretary of state, 1891-1895. He was born in Williamsburg, Va., moved to Edenton, N.C., after the Civil War and to Raleigh in 1880. With his first wife, who died in 1876, he had two children, Carolina and Octavius, Jr. With his second wife, Kate Fisher, he had four more children. The collection includes letters, notes on tariffs and state banks, and an internal revenue statement for 1891. Three of the letters were written by Octavius Coke, Jr., in the 1890s. Letters to his sister Caroline and to his stepmother in 1897 describe his position with the American Tobacco Company and his life in Cincinnati. A letter, 14 January 1899, to his stepmother from Havana, Cuba, describes his life in the 1st North Carolina Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War.
Robert Ervin Coker (1876-1967) was a zoologist and marine biologist, associated with the United States Bureau of Fisheries from 1902 to 1923, professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 1923 to 1949, and author.
William Chambers Coker was a botanist, teacher, writer, who taught at the University of North Carolina, 1902-1945, serving as chair of the Department of Botany and editor of the journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society.
The collection includes letters, poems, essays, and other items chiefly relating to lesser-known English literary figures, 1822-1928, purchased from Norman Colbeck, dealer in literary manuscripts, of Vancouver, B.C. There are only a few items, usually letters or handwritten poems, for most of the writers represented. These writers include Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), Mathilde Blind (1841-1896), Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948), William Broome (1689- 1745), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), William Dyce (1806-1864), Florence Farr (1860-1917), including references to W. B. Yeats and essays on the social status of women, Samuel Ferguson (1810-1886), Robin Ernest William Flower (1881-1946), including eleven letters apparently to John Freeman (1880-1929), Richard LeGalliene, Augustus Septimus Mayhew (1826-1875), Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols (1893-1944), Winthrop Mackworth Praed, (1802- 1839), and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863). Other items include a 183-page typescript autobiography by W. J. Ibbett; an annotated copy of The Song of the Stars and other Poems, by Alpha Crucis (London: Cassell, Petter, Galphin & Co., circa 1882), with letters from R. D. Smith; an unascribed handwritten collection of hymns and poems, 1822, some designated for particular Sundays and holy days; a family history and genealogy of the Grant family, 1718; a 189-page volume of handwritten poems by Emily Sarah Holt (b. 1836); and handwritten diary entries, 1896-1900, probably by William Canton (1845-1926) and his wife, chiefly recording and reflecting on activities and conversations of their young children, Winifrid V. Canton (b. 1890) and Guy Canton (b. 1896).
The collection includes copies of three Colcock family letters. Also includes are items relating to Dr. Henry Woodward, South Carolina settler, and the military career of Richard W. Colcock. Genealogical data on Colcock, Hutson, Bacot, and de Saussure families is included.
MICROFILM ONLY. Autobiography of the personal life, ancestry, and family events of William F. Colcock of Jasper and Beaufort counties and Charleston, S.C., planter, lawyer, speaker of South Carolina House of Representatives, Democratic United States representative, 1849-1853, and collector of the port of Charleston, 1853-1865. The narrative, written in 1877 and 1886 (with later notes in another hand), mentions events of his public life, but relates mainly to family life.
Prominent Cole and Taylor family members include James C. Cole and his wife, Mary Catharine Cole (1799-1862), of New Bern, N.C., who were the parents of four daughters and two sons. Three of the daughters--Mary Catherine (d. 1900), Harriot G. (circa 1826-1921), and Sarah A. (d. 1900), wife of Alexander Taylor--lived together in Chapel Hill after about 1862 while running a boarding house. James Cole Taylor (b. 1855), surveyor, chemist, metallurgist, railroad superintendent, and banker, was the son of Sarah A. Cole Taylor.
Emmett Cole of Barry County, Mich., was mustered into Company F, 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment in September 1861. In October 1861, his unit sailed for the Carolinas, eventually encamping on Hilton Head Island, S.C. He participated in several campaigns and was wounded and apparently captured. He appears to have died of his wounds in Charleston, S.C., around the end of June 1862.
Posters for music festivals and blues concerts held in Greenville, Miss., and Vicksburg, Miss., from 1996 to 2008 featuring artists such as Marvin Sease, Bobby Rush, Sheba Potts Wright, Willie Clayton, and others. Posters were collected Howard D. Cole of Cary, Miss.
MICROFILM, except for 4 photographs. Correspondence, a pocket diary, photographs, and other material of Jesse Wilson Cole, of Sanford and Pinehurst, N.C., chiefly dating from 1944 when he was receiving training in the United States Army Air Corps and on active duty with the 491st Bomber Group, and letters of condolence, to Cole's parents late in 1944 and early in 1945 when he was reported missing and after his death was confirmed. Letters from Cole concern his training and experiences in England; letters to him relate largely to family matters. The diary contains notes by Cole about his activities in England.
Lucy Davis (Cole) Cole lived in Richmond, Va. and compiled genealogical information about her family. The collection contains genealogical papers, including A Sketch of the Family of Charles William Cole (1848-1914) and his wife Julia Quincy Cole of Warren County, N.C., with records of Davis, White, Quincy, and Mayfield family connections, compiled Cole in 1951; Quincy Notes, records of the Quincy family and its Adair and Hancock connections, compiled by Winifred Lovering Holman for Lucy Cole in 1950; and letters, 1941-1943, to Lucy Cole from John White Hicks (1860-1943) concerning old days in Warren County, N.C., especially recollections of friends and relatives there before he left in 1885.
Speeches, correspondence, and teaching materials of Richard R. Cole, Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1979-2005. Speeches were given from 1988 to 2016 to alumni detailing developments in the then School of Media and Journalism. There are also materials and photographs relating to Richard R. Cole's spring break class trips to Cuba from 1991 to 2016 among other items.
MICROFILM ONLY. Letters of Sgt. Cole, Medical Division, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, to his mother in Mebane, N.C., during his service with the AEF in France and occupied Germany. Military operations described include the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
William Coleman married Cynthia Swain in 1812 and then Ann Evelina Baird in 1831.
Confederate Captain D. Coleman was an officer with various units of the Army of Tennessee and with detached cavalry in Bedford County, Tullahoma, Chattanooga, and Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and Chicamauga, Ringgold, and Dalton, Ga.
Dorothy Meares Coleman (1890-1981) was a native and resident of Fairfield County, S.C. Her parents were Richard Ashe Meares, an engineer who participated in bringing electricity to rural areas of South Carolina, and Louise Woodward Palmer. Dorothy had five siblings: Kate DeRosset Meares, Harriet Woodward Meares, Gertrude Palmer Meares, Gaston Meares, and Elizabeth Bessie Meares. Dorothy Meares married Allen Coleman in 1920 and with him had Louise, who married John Fowler in 1942. The collection includes scattered correspondence, clippings, writings, printed materials, and photographs of Dorothy Meares Coleman and family, chiefly 1895-1979. Also included are genealogical and biographical materials concerning the Palmer, Woodward, DeRosset, and Meares families of South Carolina; materials concerning Woodward Baptisit Church in Chester, S.C., and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Ridgeway, S.C.; two 1861 certificates of Disability for Discharge; an 1862 letter to Lieutenant Edward Spearman from the auditor's office of the North Carolina Troops Headquarters; and family photographs, including a daguerreotype of Harriet Woodward.
Elizabeth Pendleton Coles was the daughter of Edmund Pendleton (1823-1899), member of the first graduating class at the Virginia Military Institute, 1842; lawyer in Botetourt County, Va., Cincinnati, Ohio, and New Orleans, La., before the Civil War; colonel of the 15th Louisiana Regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia; lawyer in Buchanan, Va., and Lexington, Va., after the war; and member of the Virginia state legislature, 1869. She was the second wife of Walter Coles, whom she married in 1872. Their son, Edmund Pendleton Coles, was born in 1873.
Robert Coles is a child psychiatrist who worked at Harvard University, social activist, and prolific author. His work especially concerns the experiences of children, but he has also written about contemporary literature, psychology, religion, and other dimensions of American culture.
John Ewing Colhoun was a planter, lawyer, South Carolina legislator, and U.S. Senator.
Elizabeth Collier was a young woman who lived at Everittsville, a village near Goldsboro, N.C. In 1865, she took refuge in Hillsborough, N.C.
Anne Cameron Collins, daughter of Paul Carrington Cameron (1808-1891) and Anne (Ruffin) Cameron (d. 1897), of Hillsborough, N.C.; wife of George Pumpelly Collins (1835-1903), plantation manager in Tunica County, Miss.
Benjamin Mosely Collins was born 18 August 1840, to Mary Ann Cottrell and Michael Collins, at Pleasant Hill, the family's home plantation near Ridgeway, Warren County, N.C. During the Civil War, he served as a captain in the Confederate Army. He died 8 March 1913. His father, Michael Collins, was born 16 May 1778, to Elizabeth Collins and Michael Collins. He was a planter, slave owner, and mill owner with assets in Rockingham County, N.C.; Vance County, N.C.; and Warren County, N.C. He died in 1856.
The collection is composed of Phillip G. Collins' research files on his father Ruey "Curley" Collins (1915-1986), a banjo, guitar, and fiddle player and a country music performer chiefly on radio programs from the 1930s through the mid-1950s. Research files contain photocopies of publicity photographs, newspaper clippings, articles, biographical information including a transcript of an interview with the elder Collins, chronologies of his music career, and lists of radio shows, television shows, movies, recordings, and honors. Also included is an audio cassette tape with a selection of Curley Collins' vocal and instrumental performances in the early 1980s and a 1983 interview with him. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Private William A. Collins of Statesville, N.C., served in Company C of the 48th North Carolina Infantry Regiment from March 1862 until his death in December 1862.
George Colmer (1807-1878) graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., and lived in the town of Springfield in Livingston Parish, La., from 1841 until his death in 1878. Colmer practiced medicine, served as Justice of the Peace, was a land owner and land agent, and built and operated a slave hospital. Colmer is credited with identifying the first epidemic of polio reported in medical history in West Feliciana, La., in 1841.
The Colonial Dames of America, founded in 1890, is an international society of women whose direct ancestors held positions of leadership in the Thirteen Colonies. Headquarted in New York City, N.Y., the organization's goals include historical education and preservation.
The 1958 session recording on open-reel audiotape was made by Colonial Records of Chapel Hill, N.C. It contains two songs, "I'm Hilda" and "Under Age & Over-Age," which were recorded with an audience. The artist is not identified. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
David Grant Colson (1861-1904) was a Kentucky lawyer and state legislator, Republican United States representative, 1895-1899, with the United States Pension Bureau, 1882-1886, and an army officer during the Spanish-American War. The collection includes a scrapbook containing clippings about Colson's career, promotional items from his election campaigns, and military commissions.
Raleigh Edward Colston (1825-1896) was born in France of American parents. He was a college professor in Virginia; Confederate brigadier general; headmaster of military schools in North Carolina; on the general staff of the Egyptian Army, 1873-1878; lecturer and author; and clerk in the United States War Department, 1883-1894. The collection is primarily military correspondence of Colston concerning Confederate Army movements and organization in Virginia, and personal letters to his family during and after the war. The personal correspondence includes letters to his daughters, Lou (Colston) Byrne Ragland and Mary (Colston) Lippitt, containing fatherly advice; and discussions of his health, especially as he began to need nursing care. Also included is correspondence with Egyptian and Confederate army officers, American magazine editors, appreciative readers, and friends; a diary (10 volumes), 1874-1896, brief and irregular, describing life in the Egyptian Army and travels in Africa and Europe, as well as life in Washington, D.C., and gradually declining health; clippings of magazine articles by Colston, mainly on Confederate and Egyptian topics; and a few letters in the 1840s from his parents, Virginians living in France.
Marie Watters Colton of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., represented the 51st district in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1978-1994. A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate, Colton married Henry E. Colton. The couple lived first in Chapel Hill and later in Asheville. After her husband, an Asheville City councilman, declined to run for state office, Marie Colton campaigned for and won the seat. Colton, a Democrat, was the first female Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, serving in that role from 1991 to 1994. In recognition of her advocacy of women and children's issues, Colton was appointed to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 1994.
Simeon Colton (1785-1868), native of Connecticut, was a Congregational and Presbyterian minister, who lived for some time near Fayetteville and Asheboro, N.C., where he taught at schools and preached to Presbyterian and Methodist churches.
The collection contains a list of the honorary members of the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Arthur St. Clair Colyar (1818-1907) was a lawyer, newspaper editor, businessman, and Confederate congressman of Nashville, Tenn.
Members of the Comer family, cotton planters and lumber yard owners of Barbour County, Ala., included Catherine Lucinda Comer (d. 1898), who, widowed in 1858, continued to farm cotton and to operate the family's corn mill and lumber yard, and her six sons: Hugh Moss Comer (1842-1900); John Wallace Comer (1845-1919); St. George Legare Comer (b. 1847); U.S. senator and Alabama governor Braxton Bragg Comer (1848-1927); John Fletcher Comer, Jr. (1854-1927); and Edward Trippe Comer (1856-1927).
Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president of the Alabama Railroad Commission, 1904-1907; governor of Alabama, 1908-1911; and U.S. senator, 1920.
John Fletcher Comer was a cotton planter of Barbour County, Ala., where he also ran a sawmill and corn mill. J.F. Comer was the father of Braxton Bragg Comer, who, in 1906, became governor of Alabama.
Laura Beecher Comer (1817-1900) was a native of Connecticut and niece of prominent clergyman Henry Ward Beecher. In 1848 she married James Comer (1797-1864), a cotton planter in Alabama. They moved in 1853 to Columbus, Ga., where she lived until her death in 1900.