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Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963.

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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 Read more…

Robert E. Gallman papers, 1960-1998.

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Creator: Gallman, Robert E.
Collection number: 5000
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Abstract: Economic historian Robert E. Gallman (1926-1998) joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962. He was named a Kenan Professor in 1980 and served as chair of the Economics Department, Read more…

Floyd B. McKissick papers, 1940s-1980s.

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Creator: McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922-
Collection number: 4930
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Abstract: Floyd B. McKissick (1922-1991) was born in Asheville, N.C. He was an attorney, businessman, and civil rights leader. McKissick married Evelyn Williams, with whom he had four Read more…

Arthur Franklin Raper papers, 1913-1979.

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Creator: Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899-1979.
Collection number: 3966
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Abstract: Arthur Franklin Raper (1899-1979) was a distinguished rural sociologist, civil rights activist, and social science analyst both in the United States and in other countries. Raper’s early career focused on analysis of rural Read more…

Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

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Creator: Ballard, Rice C. (Rice Carter), d. 1860.
Collection number: 4850
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Abstract: Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had Read more…

Delta Health Center records, 1956-1992.

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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 Read more…

Edwin M. Gill papers, 1935-1978.

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Creator: Gill, Edwin M. (Edwin Maurice), 1899-1978.
Collection number: 4011
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Abstract: Edwin Maurice Gill was born in Laurinburg, N.C., 20 July 1899. He served in the General Assembly in 1929 and 1931 and was private secretary to Governor O. Max Gardner, 1931-1933. He was Commissioner of Paroles, 1933-1942; Commissioner Read more…

Olive M. Stone papers, 1838-1977.

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Creator: Stone, Olive M. (Olive Matthews), 1897-1977.
Collection number: 4107
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Abstract: Olive Matthews Stone was a sociologist involved in social welfare and race relations. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina in 1939 and was later Read more…

Myron Howard Ross papers, 1944-1950.

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Creator: Ross, Myron Howard, 1918-1987, collector.
Collection number: 4079
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Abstract: Myron Howard Ross of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a United Mine Workers leader. Papers collected by Ross relating to two predominantly black labor unions in Winston-Salem, N.C.: Local 22 of the Tobacco Workers Union, an Read more…

Lemuel Bannister papers, 1868.

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Creator: Bannister, Lemuel.
Collection number: 4811-z
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Abstract: Lemuel Bannister was president of the Green Swamp Company, a lumber business based in Wilmington and Bolton, N.C. Twenty-seven letters from Lemuel Bannister to his fiancee, Frankie (Frances?) Kenyon of Clevelend, Ohio, written between Read more…