Category Archives: Gullah Geechee culture

Edith M. Dabbs collection of papers relating to Saint Helena Island, S.C., 1791; 1860-1963.

Creator: Dabbs, Edith M.
Collection number: 4285
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Abstract: Edith Mitchell Dabbs was born in 1906 in Dalzell, Sumter County, S.C. She married James McBride Dabbs in 1935, and, in 1937, settled at Rip Raps Plantation, the Dabbs family home just outside Sumter. She was active in documenting the Continue reading Edith M. Dabbs collection of papers relating to Saint Helena Island, S.C., 1791; 1860-1963.

James McBride Dabbs papers, 1914-1980 (bulk 1923-1970).

Creator: Dabbs, James McBride, 1896-1970.
Collection number: 3816
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Abstract: English professor, Presbyterian churchman, civil rights leader, and farmer of Mayesville, S.C. The bulk of the papers consists of writings, correspondence, subject files, and administrative records relating to Dabbs’s activities as professor of Continue reading James McBride Dabbs papers, 1914-1980 (bulk 1923-1970).

John Edwin Fripp papers, 1817-1944 (bulk 1817-1924).

Creator: Fripp, John Edwin, 1831-1906.
Collection number: 869
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Abstract: John Edwin Fripp was a cotton planter of St. Helena Island and Chechessee Bluff, Beaufort County, S.C. The collection includes manuscript volumes and papers relating chiefly to the cotton plantations and family life of John Continue reading John Edwin Fripp papers, 1817-1944 (bulk 1817-1924).

Guy and Candie Carawan collection, 1959-1985.

Creator: Carawan, Guy and Candie.
Collection number: 20008
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Abstract:  Candie Anderson and Guy Carawan met as a result of their mutual involvement in the civil rights movement and were married in 1960. The Carawans have been involved in the work of the Highlander Research and Education Center (formerly the Highlander Folk School) in Tennessee, an institution that supports and provides educational Continue reading Guy and Candie Carawan collection, 1959-1985.

Guy Benton Johnson papers, 1830-1987.

Creator: Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991.
Collection number: 3826
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Abstract: Guy Benton Johnson was one of the original research assistants at the Institute for Research in Social Science and joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 1927, retiring in 1969. In 1923, he married Guion Continue reading Guy Benton Johnson papers, 1830-1987.

Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

Creator: Kester, Howard, 1904-1977.
Collection number: 3834
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Abstract: Howard Anderson Kester was a theologian, educator, and administrator active in Christian movements relating to race relations, pacifism, and economic reform in the South from the 1920s until his retirement in 1970. Correspondence of Continue reading Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).

Creator: Thorpe, David Franklin, 1836-1909.
Collection number: 4262
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Abstract: David Franklin Thorpe was plantation superintendent on Saint Helena Island, 1861-1869, and later Rhode Island businessman and state representative. Correspondence, legal Continue reading David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).

Marion A. Wright papers, 1912-1982.

Creator: Wright, Marion A. (Marion Allan), 1894-1983.
Collection number: 3830
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Abstract: Marion Allan Wright (1894-1983) of South Carolina was an attorney, author, member of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, and civil rights supporter. Chiefly Continue reading Marion A. Wright papers, 1912-1982.

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Continue reading Penn School papers, 1862-2004.