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Thomas Crawford Papers, 1842-1844

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Crawford, Thomas, b. 1817.
Collection number: 5473-z
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Abstract: Thomas Crawford, who was owned by Thomas Mosley of Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Ky., was sold as a slave by Mosley to James Crawford, also of Read more…

Garber Family Letters, 1901-1936

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Garber family.
Collection number:
5415
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Abstract: Members of the Garber family lived in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Va. J.S. Garber worked on a labor gang and for the United States Corps of Engineers at Read more…

George H. Esser papers, 1949-2007.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Esser, George H.
Collection number: 4887
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Abstract: George Hyndman Esser Jr. was born in Norton, Va., in 1922. Esser was a life-long civil rights advocate and crusader against poverty who led the North Carolina Fund under Governor Read more…

Delta Cooperative Farm papers, 1938-1964.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Vanderwood, Paul J.
Collection number: 3892
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Abstract: Material related to Delta Cooperative Farm, Rochdale, Miss.: articles, clippings, and other items; notes made by Vanderwood of the Memphis, Tenn., “Press-Scimitar”; and letters, Read more…

Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: McNeil, Bryan T.
Collection number: 20298
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Abstract: Interviews conducted in West Virginia in 1997 by Bryan T. McNeil for his honors essay “In My Time: The Strike of 1949 in the Lives of the Coal Miners of Southern West Virginia” Read more…

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Amberson, William Ruthrauff, b. 1894.
Collection number: 3862
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Abstract: William R. Amberson was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, 1930-1937, advisor to the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and trustee of the Delta and Providence cooperative farms in Mississippi. The collection is primarily personal Read more…

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Read more…

Elliott and Gonzales family papers, 1701-1898.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Elliott and Gonzales family.
Collection number: 1009
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Elliott and Gonzales families of Beaufort and Colleton districts, S.C., included William Elliott (1788-1863), planter, state legislator, and writer; Phoebe Read more…

Singleton family papers, 1759-1905 (bulk 1815-1854).

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Singleton family.
Collection number: 668
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Abstract: The Singletons were cotton planters living near Sumter, S.C. Prominent family members include Richard Singleton (1776-1852), John Singleton (1754-1820), and Matthew R. Read more…

R. L. Caruthers papers, 1823-1870.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Caruthers, R. L. (Robert Looney), 1800-1882.
Collection number: 1416
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Abstract: Robert Looney Caruthers was a Lebanon, Tenn., lawyer, state legislator, Whig politician, founder and professor of law at Cumberland University, United States Representative, Read more…