Category Archives: Civil Rights

Joseph Felmet papers, 1941-1989.

Creator: Felmet, Joseph, 1921-
Collection number: 4513
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Abstract: Joseph Felmet received an A.B. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1942. He was arrested on numerous occasions for his pacifisim during World War II and social activism later. Correspondence and Continue reading Joseph Felmet papers, 1941-1989.

Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963.

Creator: Delta and Providence cooperative farms.
Collection number: 3474
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Abstract: Delta Cooperative Farm, started in 1936 in the community of Hillhouse (later called Rochdale) in Bolivar County, Miss., and Providence Cooperative Farm, started in 1939 near Cruger in Holmes County, Miss., were attempts by Cooperative Continue reading Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963.

Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.

Creator: Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.
Collection number: 4343
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Abstract: Mississippi Freelance was begun in Greenville, Miss., in April 1969 as a “non-profitable sideline” for its editors, Lew Powell and Ed Williams who, then in their twenties, were reporters for the “Delta Democrat-Times” in Continue reading Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.

Robert L. Johnson papers, 1952-2000.

Creator: Johnson, Robert L. (Robert Leon), 1930-
Collection number: 5362
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Abstract: Robert L. Johnson (Robert L. Johnson Jr.) graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1952. In 1954, he was ordained in the United Methodist Church. The Continue reading Robert L. Johnson papers, 1952-2000.

Luther Hartwell Hodges papers, 1947-1969.

Creator: Hodges, Luther Hartwell, 1898-1974.
Collection number: 3698
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Abstract: Luther Hartwell Hodges began his career as an executive for Marshall Field & Comapny, 1919-1950. He was later consultant to the Economic Cooperation Administration, Continue reading Luther Hartwell Hodges papers, 1947-1969.

Herbert Covington Bonner papers, 1940-1965.

Creator: Bonner, Herbert Covington, 1891-1965.
Collection number: 3710
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Abstract: Herbert Covington Bonner, of Washington, N.C., was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1940 until his death in 1965. He was chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, 1955-1965, and Continue reading Herbert Covington Bonner papers, 1940-1965.

Terry Sanford papers, 1946-1993.

Creator: Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998.
Collection number: 3531
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Abstract:  Terry Sanford of Scotland, Cumberland, Wake, and Durham counties, N.C., was a politician, educator, administrator, lawyer, and soldier. He served as state senator, 1953-1954; governor of North Carolina, 1961-1965; president of Duke University, 1969-1985; and U.S. senator, 1986-1992. The collection includes campaign files and other Continue reading Terry Sanford papers, 1946-1993.

S. L. Morgan papers, 1895-1970.

Creator: Morgan, S. L. (Samuel Lewis), 1871-1972.
Collection number: 4228
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Abstract: Samuel Lewis Morgan was a Baptist minister, writer, and commentator of the North Carolina piedmont. The collection includes correspondence and writings of Samuel Lewis Morgan. The correspondence consists chiefly of copies of Morgan’s letters to friends, family members, Baptist Continue reading S. L. Morgan papers, 1895-1970.

L. H. Fountain papers, 1946-1982.

Creator: Fountain, L. H. (Lawrence H.), 1913-2002.
Collection number: 4304
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Abstract: U.S. Representative L.H. Fountain, who, from 1953 through 1982, served North Carolina’s Second District. During Fountain’s tenure, the district straddled the state’s northern coastal plain and piedmont and included at one time or another Continue reading L. H. Fountain papers, 1946-1982.

Delta Health Center records, 1956-1992.

Creator: Delta Health Center (Bolivar Co., Miss.).
Collection number: 4613
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Abstract: The Delta Health Center was established in the mid-1960s, in the rural, all-African American town of Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Miss., and served Bolivar, Coahoma, Sunflower, and Washington counties, where poverty was widespread. The Continue reading Delta Health Center records, 1956-1992.