Archive for the ‘District of Columbia’ Category

Mary L. Woods Photograph Album, 1918-1922

July 25, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Woods, Mary L.
Collection number: 5522-z
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Abstract: Mary L. Woods was an African American woman from Smithfield, Va. The collection is a photograph album belonging to Mary L. Woods containing 69 snapshots of friends and family members, labeled with names, dates, and comments. The images are posed Read more…

William Stevens Powell Material for Iredell and Adjacent Counties, N.C., 1793-1924

May 31, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Powell, William Stevens, 1919-, collector.
Collection number: 3300
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Abstract: Papers collected by William S. Powell pertaining to Iredell and adjacent counties of North Carolina. The bulk consists of family correspondence, 1867-1901, and account books of two generations of the Goodman family. Letters are personal correspondence of Tobias Read more…

Helen Laura Ruth Scrapbooks and Student Essay, 1913, 1940, and undated

November 9, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Ruth, Helen Laura.
Collection number: 5428-z
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Abstract:  Helen Laura Ruth was a teacher at Leland University in New Orleans, La., a private institution of higher learning for African Americans founded in 1870. It closed in 1915; was re-named Leland College and re-opened in Baker, La., in 1923; and finally closed in 1960. The collection includes two scrapbooks of Helen Laura Ruth and a student essay. The Read more…

James Carson Gardner congressional and political papers, 1967-1968.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Gardner, James Carson, 1933-
Collection number: 3829
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Abstract: U.S. Representative of Rocky Mount, N.C.; later lieutenant governor of North Carolina. Congressional office files of Gardner of Rocky Mount, N.C., U.S. Representative from the 4th District (Nash, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Read more…

Eleanor Roosevelt letter, 1942 September 18.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Collection number: 3064
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Abstract: Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House to Evans C. Johnson, Langdale, Ala., replying to him Read more…

Frank Porter Graham papers, 1908-1972 (bulk 1928-1960s).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972.
Collection number: 1819
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Abstract: Frank Porter Graham was president of the University of North Carolina, a U.S. senator, and a United Nations official. The collection includes correspondence, Read more…

Henry E. Simmons letters, 1854-1865.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Simmons, Henry E., fl. 1862-1865.
Collection number: 3115-z
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Abstract: Soldier and educator of Providence, R.I. Chiefly letters to his wife from Henry E. Simmons while he was serving as a sergeant in the 11th Rhode Island regiment, U.S. Army, chiefly Read more…

Philip G. Hammer papers, 1934-1988.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Hammer, Philip G.
Collection number: 4527
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Abstract: Philip Gibbon Hammer (1914- ), urban economist and city planner of Atlanta, Ga., Washington, D.C., and Palm Harbor, Fla. Subject files, about eighty articles and speeches by Hammer, pictures, and other materials of Philip Read more…

Herbert Covington Bonner papers, 1940-1965.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

George W. Bowen diary, 1863-1881.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Bowen, George W.
Collection number: 4839-z
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Abstract: George W. Bowen, musical director and later drum major of the Drum Corps, 1st North Carolina Heavy Artillery (African Descent), United States Army, during the Civil War. The volume was printed as a diary for 1864, with three days per Read more…