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Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Ruffin and Meade family papers, 1796-1906 (bulk 1848-1866).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ruffin and Meade family papers, 1796-1906 (bulk 1848-1866).
Collection number: 642
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Abstract: The Meade family of Prince George County and Ruffin family of Hanover County, Va. Principal family members are Rebecca Beverley Meade (d. 1867); John E. Meade, Jr. (1843-1862); Charlotte Meade Ruffin (fl. Read more…

John R. Peacock papers, 1838-1954.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Peacock, John R., collector.
Collection number: 1895
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Abstract: Miscellaneous letters, soldiers’ reminiscences, photographs, autographs, and other papers relating to the Confederacy, to Confederate officials before or after the Civil Read more…

Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous) papers, 1860-1890.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous).
Collection number: 150-z
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to United States forces during and immediately after the Civil War, including United States naval orders and correspondence, 1863-1865; muster rolls and pay rolls, 1864; a United States Bureau of Information Read more…

Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers records, 1863-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Collection number: 3442
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Abstract: Papers from the Confederate army engineer’s office at Charleston, S.C., including drawings of railroad bridges, accounts for slave and free labor, military messages, and lists of personnel. Read more…

Davis and Walker family papers, 1755-1962.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Davis and Walker family.
Collection number: 4172
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Abstract: Davis and Walker families of Wilmington, N.C. Prominent family members included George Davis (1820-1896), lawyer, attorney-general of the Confederacy, and well-known orator; and his son, Junius (1845-1916), who practiced law with Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…