Category Archives: Lynching

Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

Creator: Streety, John Poynter, 1820-1894.
Collection number: 5478
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Abstract: John Poynter Streety was born in Bladen County, N.C., in 1820. He arrived in the town of Haynesville, Ala., circa 1839, where he became a prosperous businessman. Streety’s plantation was located in Lowndes County, where he was Continue reading Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

John S. Henderson papers, 1755-1945, 1962.

Creator: Henderson, John S. (John Steele), 1846-1916.
Collection number: 327
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Abstract: John Steele Henderson, member of the North Carolina General Assembly, United States congressman, lawyer, and a founder of rural free delivery of the mail, was born 6 January Continue reading John S. Henderson papers, 1755-1945, 1962.

Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895.

Creator: Henry, Gustavus A. (Gustavus Adolphus), 1804-1880.
Collection number: 1431
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Abstract: Gustavus A. Henry (1804-1880) of Clarksville, Tenn., was a Whig politician, lawyer, and owner of plantations in Hinds County, Miss., and Desha County, Ark. Henry’s family included Continue reading Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895.

Jessie Daniel Ames papers, 1866-1972.

Creator: Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972.
Collection number: 3686
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Abstract: Jessie Daniel Ames, civil rights worker of Atlanta, Ga., Georgetown, Tex., and Tryon, N.C. Beginning in 1922, Ames served separate roles as secretary and vice-president of the Texas Committee on Interracial Cooperation. By 1929, she had moved to Atlanta, where she was Continue reading Jessie Daniel Ames papers, 1866-1972.

Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

Creator: Hentz family.
Collection number: 332
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Hentz family included French revolutionary Nicholas Arnould Hentz (1756-1832); his sons Nicholas Richard Hentz (1786-1850), an officer in the French Imperial Army; and Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856), a prominent entomologist; Continue reading Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

Lenoir Chambers papers, 1907-1970.

Creator: Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970.
Collection number: 3827
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Abstract: Lenoir Chambers was a native of North Carolina. Chambers worked as a newspaper editor in Norfolk, Va., 1929- 1961, and was the author of “Stonewall Jackson” (1959) and “Salt Continue reading Lenoir Chambers papers, 1907-1970.

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.

Mark F. Ethridge papers, 1931-1981.

Creator: Ethridge, Mark F. (Mark Foster), 1896-1981.
Collection number: 3842
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Abstract: Mark F. Ethridge was a journalist of Louisville, Ky. Professional correspondence and speeches of Ethridge relating to his career in journalism, principally as editor and publisher of the Continue reading Mark F. Ethridge papers, 1931-1981.

Broadus Mitchell papers, 1900-1982.

Creator: Mitchell, Broadus, 1892-1988.
Collection number: 4141
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Abstract: Broadus Mitchell, economist, historian, and liberal thinker, taught until 1939 at Johns Hopkins University, from 1947 to spring 1958 at Rutgers University, and from fall 1958 to 1967 at Continue reading Broadus Mitchell papers, 1900-1982.

Paul Green papers, 1880-1985.

Creator: Green, Paul, 1894-1981.
Collection number: 3693
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Abstract: Paul Eliot Green (1894-1981), of Chapel Hill, N.C., was an author, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, and humanitarian. This collection contains material documenting the many facets of Green’s life and work, material relating to the Continue reading Paul Green papers, 1880-1985.