Category Archives: Military

Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

Creator: Markham, Blackwell.
Collection number: 5427
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Abstract: Blackwell Markham (1897-1977) was a general surgeon in Durham, N.C. He received his medical training at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University. He served in the United States Army in World War II in North Africa and Europe. The collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, diaries, personal papers, a few business Continue reading Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

Creator: McKissick, Ernest B. (Ernest Boyce), b. 1895.
Collection number: 5299
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Abstract: Ernest Boyce McKissick (Mack) was born in Kelton, S.C., in 1895. His family moved to Asheville, N.C., around 1900. McKissick served in France, 1918-1919, with the African American 92nd Infantry Division during World War I. Returning to Asheville after the war, McKissick Continue reading Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton papers, 1938-2000.

Creator: Felton, James A. and Annie Vaughan.
Collection number: 5161
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Abstract: James A. Felton was an author, teacher, counselor, and civic leader in Hertford County, N.C. In the 1960s, he was a founder of the People’s Program on Poverty, an African American organization created to study and fight Continue reading James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton papers, 1938-2000.

John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

Creator: Crowder, John H., 1846-1863.
Collection number: 5276-z
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Abstract: John H. Crowder, a 16-year-old African American lieutenant who fought in the United States Army during the Civil War, was born in 1846 in Louisville, Ky., to free parents. After being abandoned by her husband, Crowder’s mother, Martha Continue reading John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

Lennox Polk McLendon papers, 1792; 1813; 1875-1968.

Creator: McLendon, Lennox Polk, 1890-1968.
Collection number: 4044
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Abstract: Papers relating to McLendon’s public service activities, especially his membership on the State Board of Higher Education, 1955- 1962, including his involvement in plans for Continue reading Lennox Polk McLendon papers, 1792; 1813; 1875-1968.

Michael Ferrall papers, 1818-1960.

Creator: Ferrall, Michael, b. 1811.
Collection number: 3880
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Abstract: General commission merchant of Halifax, N.C., and Norfolk, Va., during the mid-19th century. Included are four account books, 1845-1861, a lettercopy book, 1844-1861, and correspondence, 1830-1856, of Michael Ferrall documenting his Continue reading Michael Ferrall papers, 1818-1960.

Pope family papers, 1851-1983.

Creator: Pope family.
Collection number: 5085
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Abstract: Pope family of North Carolina, including Jonas Elias Pope of Northampton County, a man of color who was free before the Civil War; his son, M.T. Pope, who was born in Northampton Continue reading Pope family papers, 1851-1983.

Harry E. Groves papers, 1929-1999.

Creator: Groves, Harry E.
Collection number: 4975
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Abstract: Harry E. Groves (1921- ), Colorado-born African-American lawyer and professor of law, with special interests in constitutional law, particularly of newly formed nations. He served Continue reading Harry E. Groves papers, 1929-1999.

Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston papers, 1805-1943.

Creator: Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, 1855-1945.
Collection number: 1518
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Abstract: Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston was a Virginia genealogist. Papers of Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston and of other members of the Hairston, Penn, Wilson, and related families, chiefly of Patrick and Henry counties, Va. Included are Continue reading Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston papers, 1805-1943.

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.