Category Archives: Economic Conditions

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

Southern Governors’ Association Records, 1983-2010

Creator: Southern Governors’ Association (U.S.)
Collection number: 5443
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Abstract: The Southern Governors’ Association, formerly the Southeastern Governors’ Conference, is a regional association of state governors that was founded in 1934 to represent the common interests of chief executives of the southern states and to provide a vehicle for promoting those interests. The collection consists of annual meeting transcripts and programs, annual reports, and other related publications. Materials span 1983-2010 and cover such topics as aging, agriculture, banking, business, climate change, diversity and Continue reading Southern Governors’ Association Records, 1983-2010

Daniel H. Pollitt Papers, 1935-2009

Creator: Pollitt, Daniel H.
Collection number: 5498
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Abstract: Daniel Hubbard Pollitt (1921-2010) was a law professor, civil liberties lawyer, progressive activist, and staunch advocate and defender of civil liberties and civil rights. The collection documents Daniel H. Pollitt’s legal career and his scholarly and public service Continue reading Daniel H. Pollitt Papers, 1935-2009

Theodore Rosengarten Oral History Interviews and Other Recordings, 1971-1977

Creator: Rosengarten, Theodore.
Collection number: 5407
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Abstract: Theodore Rosengarten (1944- ) graduated from Amherst College in 1966 and received his Ph.D. in American civilization from Harvard University in 1975. In 1969, in the course of his research on the Alabama Sharecroppers Union in Continue reading Theodore Rosengarten Oral History Interviews and Other Recordings, 1971-1977

Southerners for Economic Justice Records, 1977-2001.

Creator: Southerners for Economic Justice.
Collection number: 5320
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Abstract: Southerners for Economic Justice (SEJ) was founded in 1976 during a successful campaign to help J. P. Stevens textile workers unionize. Since then, SEJ has focused on Continue reading Southerners for Economic Justice Records, 1977-2001.

North Carolina Fund records, 1962-1971.

Creator: North Carolina Fund records, 1962-1971.
Collection number: 4710
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Abstract: The North Carolina Fund, an independent, non-profit, charitable corporation, sought and dispensed funds to fight poverty in North Carolina, 1963-1968. Gov. Terry Sanford and other North Carolinians convinced the Ford Continue reading North Carolina Fund records, 1962-1971.

Mildred Gwin Andrews papers, 1913-1985.

Creator: Andrews, Mildred Gwin, 1903-1984.
Collection number: 4436
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Abstract: Mildred Gwin Andrews was executive secretary of the Southern Combed Yarn Spinners Association (SCYSA), 1936-1946; expert consultant on textiles to the U.S. Army Office of Quartermaster General and member of the War Production Board’s Committee on Industrial Continue reading Mildred Gwin Andrews papers, 1913-1985.

Earl Warren Oral History Project transcripts, 1969-ca. 1978.

Creator: Warren, Earl, 1891-1974.
Collection number: 12011
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Abstract: Over 50 bound volumes of photocopies of transcripts of about 150 oral history interviews from the Earl Warren Oral History Project, done at the University of California, Continue reading Earl Warren Oral History Project transcripts, 1969-ca. 1978.

Mark F. Ethridge papers, 1931-1981.

Creator: Ethridge, Mark F. (Mark Foster), 1896-1981.
Collection number: 3842
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Abstract: Mark F. Ethridge was a journalist of Louisville, Ky. Professional correspondence and speeches of Ethridge relating to his career in journalism, principally as editor and publisher of the Continue reading Mark F. Ethridge papers, 1931-1981.