Category Archives: Family

Episcopal Theological School Collection of Episcopal Bishops of North Carolina Letters, circa 1820-1960

Creator: Episcopal Theological School (Cambridge, Mass.)
Collection number: 5202-z
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Abstract: In 1974, the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Mass., combined with the Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia (PDS) to form the Episcopal Divinity School, located in Cambridge, Mass. The collection contains Continue reading Episcopal Theological School Collection of Episcopal Bishops of North Carolina Letters, circa 1820-1960

Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

Creator: Wilson, Norvell Winsboro, 1834-1878.
Collection number
: 2957
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Abstract: Norvell Winsboro Wilson (1834-1878) was a Baptist minister in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Hillsborough, N.C., 1861-1867; Farmville, Va., and Richmond, Va., 1867-1875; and New Orleans, La., 1877-1878. The collection includes the Continue reading Norvell Winsboro Wilson Papers, 1842-1901

Chapel Hill Historical Society's Generations of Carrboro Mill Families Oral Histories, 1974-1978.

Creator: Chapel Hill Historical Society.
Collection number: 4205
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Abstract: The Chapel Hill Historical Society was formed in 1966 in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1974, the oral history committee was established to conduct interviews with local Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Continue reading Chapel Hill Historical Society's Generations of Carrboro Mill Families Oral Histories, 1974-1978.

Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

Creator: Grigsby family.
Collection number: 5141
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Abstract: The Grigsby family of North Carolina and South Carolina; New Haven, Conn.; Detroit, Mich.; and Phoenix, Ariz., descend from Fred Grigsby (b. 1867), the son of a former slave. The Continue reading Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

James Alexander Boyer papers, 1924-2000.

Creator: Boyer, James Alexander, 1909-1998.
Collection number: 5088
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Abstract: James Alexander Boyer, an African American educator, was professor of English, dean of the College, and College president at Saint Augustine’s College of Raleigh, N.C. Documented are Boyer’s intellectual interests and honors received, his Continue reading James Alexander Boyer papers, 1924-2000.

Hubert Samuel Robinson diaries and scrapbooks, 1912-1969.

Creator: Robinson, Hubert Samuel, 1893-1972.
Collection number: 4123
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Abstract: Chauffeur, butler, and gardener, 1932-1949, for the family of Frank Porter Graham, president of the University of North Carolina. Robinson was also a custodian, 1950-1966, at the Continue reading Hubert Samuel Robinson diaries and scrapbooks, 1912-1969.

Cheves and Wagner family papers, 1814-1919.

Creator: Cheves and Wagner family.
Collection number: 147
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Abstract: Members of the Cheves and Wagner families lived in South Carolina and Georgia. Prominent family members included Ann Hrabowska Wagner (fl. 1814-1818) of Charleston, S.C.; Langdon Cheves (1776-1857) of South Carolina, speaker of Continue reading Cheves and Wagner family papers, 1814-1919.

Foust family papers, 1920-1949.

Creator: Foust family.
Collection number: 3860
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Abstract: Personal and family correspondence of the Foust family, an African-American family living in rural Alamance County, N.C., concerning their daily lives, efforts to make a living, and education, including Edna Lee Foust’s training as a Continue reading Foust family papers, 1920-1949.

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

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