Category Archives: Labor

George H. Esser papers, 1949-2007.

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 Continue reading George H. Esser papers, 1949-2007.

Delta Cooperative Farm papers, 1938-1964.

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, Continue reading Delta Cooperative Farm papers, 1938-1964.

Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

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” Continue reading Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

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 Continue reading William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

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 Continue reading Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Elliott and Gonzales family papers, 1701-1898.

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 Continue reading Elliott and Gonzales family papers, 1701-1898.

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

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