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R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Margaret Dashiell papers, 1921-1948.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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, Read more…

J. Eugene Grigsby papers, 1940s-1983.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Grigsby, J. Eugene (Jefferson Eugene), 1918-
Collection number: 5295
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Abstract: Jefferson Eugene Grigsby Jr., African American artist and art educator, was born in Greensboro, N.C., on 17 October 1918. Grigsby attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., then Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., graduating with Read more…

Francois Mignon papers, 1853-1980 (bulk 1939-1980).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Mignon, Francois.
Collection number: 3889
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Abstract: Francois Mignon (given name Frank VerNooy Mineah) was born in 1899 in Cortland, N.Y. He was a journalist and curator of buildings, furnishings, and gardens at Read more…