Category Archives: Art

R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

Creator: Woodward, R. Stanley.
Collection number: 20446
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Abstract: Stan Woodward is a southern auteur and documentary filmmaker. The Woodward Studio Limited produces documentaries on southern folk culture through the themes of American foodway and related traditions. In the 1980s, Woodward served as director of the Media Arts Center and the Communication Wing at the Capital Children’s Museum in Continue reading R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

Creator: North Carolina. Dept. of Cultural Resources.
Collection number: 20448
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Abstract: The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency responsible for arts, history, and library programs; among its divisions is the State Library of North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources films collection documents a variety of Continue reading North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1903-2006

Creator: Swalin, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1901-1989; Swalin, Maxine M. (Maxine McMahon)
Collection number: 4962
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Abstract: Benjamin F. Swalin (1901-1989) was conductor and director of the North Carolina Symphony, musician, composer, performer, author, teacher, and advocate Continue reading Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1903-2006

Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

Creator: Grigsby family.
Collection number: 5141
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Abstract: The Grigsby family of North Carolina and South Carolina; New Haven, Conn.; Detroit, Mich.; and Phoenix, Ariz., descend from Fred Grigsby (b. 1867), the son of a former slave. The Continue reading Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

Lyndhurst Foundation records, 1970-1999.

Creator: Lyndhurst Foundation (Chattanooga, Tenn.).
Collection number: 4723
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Abstract: Operating broadly in the areas of health, education, and the arts, the Lyndhurst Foundation has, beginning in the late 1970s, supported the work of institutions, local groups, and individuals in eastern Tennessee and Continue reading Lyndhurst Foundation records, 1970-1999.

Opelika Pictures Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997).

Creator: Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997) [manuscript].
Collection number: 20290
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Abstract: Opelika Pictures is a film company founded by New York-based filmmaker Macky Alston (Wallace McPherson Alston III). Alston directed the documentary film, “Family Name,” which examines the links between Continue reading Opelika Pictures Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997).

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).

Margaret Dashiell papers, 1921-1948.

Creator: Dashiell, Margaret, 1869-1958.
Collection number: 2632
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Abstract: Dashiell of Richmond, Va., was an illustrator of scenes in Richmond, Va., Charleston, S.C., and New Orleans, La.; an importer of French fashion prints; and a business woman. Correspondence, 1921-1948, with various literary and artistic figures, Continue reading Margaret Dashiell papers, 1921-1948.

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).