Category Archives: Digital Material

Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection, circa 1920s-1986

Creator: Pruitt, Otis N. (Otis Noel), 1891-1967.
Shanks, Calvin, 1926-1981.
Collection number: 5463
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Abstract: Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks photographed life in Columbus, Miss., between the 1920s and 1980s. Pruitt, born in Mississippi in 1891, became interested in photography while photographing his children. He moved to Columbus to work in Henry Hoffmeister’s photography studio, also attending the Illinois School of Photography early in his career. In or around 1920, Pruitt bought Continue reading Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection, circa 1920s-1986

John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Creator: Chapman, John Kenyon.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Continue reading John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Chang and Eng Bunker Papers, 1832-1874, 1933-1967, 1998

Creator: Bunker, Chang, 1811-1874. Bunker, Eng, 1811-1874.
Collection number: 3761
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Abstract: Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese twins, married sisters Sarah and Adelaide Yates in 1843 and established homes and families in Wilkes County and later Surry County, N.C. The collection includes correspondence, bills, and receipts, including slave bills Continue reading Chang and Eng Bunker Papers, 1832-1874, 1933-1967, 1998

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Continue reading Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Digby Gordon Seymour Papers, 1893-1902

Creator: Seymour, Digby Gordon, 1855-1927.
Collection number: 5372
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Abstract: Digby Gordon Seymour (1855-1927) was a railroad engineer who lived and worked in the southeastern United States. He was the father of Knoxville, Tenn., lawyer and businessman Charles Milne Seymour (1882-1958), who was the father of Tennessee medical doctor and historian Continue reading Digby Gordon Seymour Papers, 1893-1902

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Continue reading Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

D.I. Craig Papers, 1876-1929

Creator: Craig, D. I. (David Irvin), 1849-1925.
Collection number: 5399
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Abstract: David Irvin Craig was born in Orange County, N.C., in 1849. He received his early education at the old Hughes Academy at Cedar Grove, N.C.; was a student at Continue reading D.I. Craig Papers, 1876-1929

George Washington Jones papers, 1835-1884 (bulk 1840s and 1870s).

Creator: Jones, George Washington, 1806-1884.
Collection number: 1837
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Abstract: George Washington Jones, a native of Tennessee, was Democratic state representative, 1835-1839, and state senator, 1839-1841; clerk of the Lincoln County Court, 1840-1843; United Continue reading George Washington Jones papers, 1835-1884 (bulk 1840s and 1870s).

Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.

Creator: Bayside Plantation (Bayou Teche, La.).
Collection number: 53
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Abstract: Daily records of the extensive and varied agricultural activities and family and neighborhood happenings at Bayside, a large plantation on Bayou Teche (near New Iberia), La., and also, during part of the Civil War, at another plantation on Bayou Continue reading Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.