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Lewis Family Papers, 1910s-2007

June 15, 2012 1 comment

Creator: Lewis family.
Collection number: 5499
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Abstract: The Lewis family arrived in Raleigh, N.C., in 1923, when John D. Lewis Sr. took a job as a district manager for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company of Durham, N.C. He and his wife, Luella Alice Cox Lewis, and their two children, J.D. Lewis (John D. Read more…

George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

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Collection number: 5516
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Abstract: George W. Robertson (fl. 1807-1855) of Caswell County, N.C., was a physician who also operated a tobacco warehouse and bought and sold slaves. He married Sarah Allen (1803-1871) and together they had eight children, including Willie P.M. Robertson, who Read more…

Howell Begle Collection, 1949-2008

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Begle, Howell, 1944-
Collection number: 20441
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Abstract: 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 Read more…

Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Carhart & Roff (Macon, Ga.)
Collection number: 5350-z
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Abstract: 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). The collection consists of a Read more…

R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Morrison, R. H. (Robert Hall), 1798-1889.
Collection number: 1131
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Abstract: Robert Hall Morrison was a Presbyterian minister and educator from Lincoln County, N.C., and father of Mary Anna (Morrison) Jackson (1831- 1915), wife of Stonewall Jackson. The Read more…

Josephine Clement papers, 1937-1998.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Clement, Josephine.
Collection number: 4444
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Abstract: 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 Read more…

David Schenck papers, 1953-1964.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Schenck, David, 1927-1970.
Collection number: 5288
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Abstract: Greensboro Mayor David Schenck was born 7 January 1927 in Greensboro, N.C., and was the great-grandson of Judge David Schenck, a prominent 19th century lawyer and politician in Greensboro. Schenck received a Read more…

Wilson L. Newman correspondence with George Washington Carver, 1926-1943.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Newman, Wilson L.
Collection number: 4641
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Abstract: George Washington Carver (1864?-1943), African-American scientist of the Experimental Station of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Insitute, was known for his work in Read more…

Mildred Council papers, 1996.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Council, Mildred.
Collection number: 5003-z
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Abstract: African American businesswomen and cook Mildred Council (“Dip”) was born on a farm in rural Chatham County, N.C, in 1929. In 1957, Council became the manager of Bill’s Read more…

A.E. Rankin & Company account books, 1833-1888 (bulk 1880s).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: A.E. Rankin & Company.
Collection number: 3168
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Abstract: Ledgers and daybooks of a large Fayetteville, N.C., mercantile firm, Read more…