Category Archives: Business and Industry

Lewis Family Papers, 1910s-2007

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. Continue reading Lewis Family Papers, 1910s-2007

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 Continue reading George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

Howell Begle Collection, 1949-2008

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 Continue reading Howell Begle Collection, 1949-2008

Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855

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 Continue reading Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855

Francis Levin Fries papers, 1850-1925 (bulk 1850-1869).

Creator: Fries, Francis Levin, 1812-1863.
Collection number: 265
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Abstract: Architect, pioneer cotton manufacturer, state legislator, of North Carolina. Chiefly business correspondence and papers, 1850-1869. Included are Fries’s correspondence as Continue reading Francis Levin Fries papers, 1850-1925 (bulk 1850-1869).

Southeastern Cooperative League records, 1939-1952.

Creator: Southeastern Cooperative League.
Collection number: 3597
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Abstract: The Southeastern Cooperative League, an interracial organization established as the Southeastern Cooperative Education Association in 1940, became a federation of cooperatives in Continue reading Southeastern Cooperative League records, 1939-1952.

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.

Gordon family papers, 1810-1968.

Creator: Gordon family.
Collection number: 2235
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Abstract: Gordon family of Savannah, Ga., included W. W. Gordon, cotton merchant; his wife, Eleanor Lytle Kinzie Gordon (Nelly); her mother, Juliette Magill Kinzie (Mrs. John) of Chicago, author; and their children, especially G. Arthur Gordon, Continue reading Gordon family papers, 1810-1968.

William Jesse Kennedy papers, 1902-1982.

Creator: Kennedy, William Jesse, 1889-1985.
Collection number: 4925
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Abstract: William Jesse Kennedy, Jr. (1889-1985), businessman, author, and community leader, was born in Andersonville, Ga. He began his affiliation with North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Continue reading William Jesse Kennedy papers, 1902-1982.