Category Archives: Business and Industry

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Continue reading Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Floyd B. McKissick papers, 1940s-1980s.

Creator: McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-
Collection number: 4930
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Abstract: Floyd B. McKissick (1922-1991) was born in Asheville, N.C. He was an attorney, businessman, and civil rights leader. McKissick married Evelyn Williams, with whom he had four Continue reading Floyd B. McKissick papers, 1940s-1980s.

George Johnson Baldwin papers, 1884-1936.

Creator: Baldwin, George Johnson, 1856-1927.
Collection number: 850
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Abstract: George Johnson Baldwin (1856-1927), capitalist and civic leader, was born in Savannah, Ga. An 1877 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began his career as a chemist, but quickly became associated with diverse industries Continue reading George Johnson Baldwin papers, 1884-1936.

Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

Creator: McNeil, Bryan T.
Collection number: 20298
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Abstract: Interviews conducted in West Virginia in 1997 by Bryan T. McNeil for his honors essay “In My Time: The Strike of 1949 in the Lives of the Coal Miners of Southern West Virginia” Continue reading Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

Joseph Button papers, 1897-1934 (bulk 1924-1934).

Creator: Button, Joseph.
Collection number: 4664-z
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Abstract: Joseph Button was Virginia Commisioner of Insurance, 1925-1929. He also served on the Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors and was a member of the Noble Order of the Blue Goose and of the Shriners. He became president Continue reading Joseph Button papers, 1897-1934 (bulk 1924-1934).

R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

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 Continue reading R. H. Morrison papers, 1820-1888.

David Schenck papers, 1953-1964.

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 Continue reading David Schenck papers, 1953-1964.

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

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