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

April 16, 2013 Comments off

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 Read more…

John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

April 15, 2013 Comments off

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 Read more…

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

July 25, 2012 Comments off

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 Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Comments off

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 Read more…

Digby Gordon Seymour Papers, 1893-1902

January 19, 2012 Comments off

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 Read more…

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Comments off

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 Read more…

D.I. Craig Papers, 1876-1929

March 1, 2011 Comments off

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 Read more…

J. B. Willis papers, 1874-1877.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Willis, J. B., b. 1851.
Collection number: 4996-z
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Abstract: J. B. Willis (b. 1851), a native of Delaware, was a Methodist minister and teacher at New Orleans University, an African-American school in New Orleans, La., and at a normal school in Read more…

Ira Russell papers, 1861-1865.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Russell, Ira, fl. 1861-1865.
Collection number: 4440
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Abstract: Ira Russell, physician of Massachusetts, who served in the Union Army as a surgeon during the Civil War, first as administrator of hospitals in northwest Arkansas, then as surgeon- Read more…

Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Weedon and Whitehurst family papers, 1824-1869; 1932-1966?
Collection number: 4057
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Abstract: Scattered business papers, commissions and army orders, and letters of Frederick Weedon (1784-1857), physician of St. Augustine, Fla.; his daughter, Henrietta Williams Weedon Whitehurst (1821-1885); and her husband, Read more…