Category Archives: African American

Charles Henry Alston papers, 1930s-1990s (bulk 1930s-1970s).

Creator: Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977.
Collection number: 4931
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Abstract: 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 Continue reading Charles Henry Alston papers, 1930s-1990s (bulk 1930s-1970s).

Edward C. Anderson papers, 1813-1882.

Creator: Anderson, Edward C.
Collection number: 3602
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Abstract: Edward C. 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). Family letters Continue reading Edward C. Anderson papers, 1813-1882.

Alexander Boyd Andrews papers, 1678-1946 (bulk 1911-1946).

Creator: Andrews, Alexander Boyd, 1873-1946.
Collection number: 2412
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Abstract: Lawyer of Raleigh, N.C., active in the North Carolina and American Bar associations; chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina; trustee of the University of North Carolina, of East Carolina Teachers College, and of Oxford Continue reading Alexander Boyd Andrews papers, 1678-1946 (bulk 1911-1946).

DeRosset family papers, 1671-1940 (bulk 1821-1877).

Creator: DeRosset family.
Collection number: 214
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Abstract: The DeRosset family descended from French Huguenot Armand John DeRosset, who immigrated to the American colonies in the 1730s and settled in Wilmington, N.C., where four generations of DeRossets worked as physicians and Continue reading DeRosset family papers, 1671-1940 (bulk 1821-1877).

Foust family papers, 1920-1949.

Creator: Foust family.
Collection number: 3860
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Abstract: Personal and family correspondence of the Foust family, an African-American family living in rural Alamance County, N.C., concerning their daily lives, efforts to make a living, and education, including Edna Lee Foust’s training as a Continue reading Foust family papers, 1920-1949.

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Continue reading Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.