Category Archives: Oral History

John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Creator: Chapman, John Kenyon.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Continue reading John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Jane Abernethy Plyler papers, 1979-1980.

Creator: Plyler, Jane Abernethy, 1945-
Collection number: 4230
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Abstract: Jane Abernethy Plyler received a B.S. in nursing from East Carolina University in 1967 and an M.S. in community health nursing from the University of North Carolina at Continue reading Jane Abernethy Plyler papers, 1979-1980.

Earlie E. Thorpe Oral History Collection, 1990-1992.

Creator: Earlie E. Thorpe Oral History Collection.
Collection number: 4927
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Abstract: Audiocassettes and transcripts of oral history interviews collected by students in Social Science courses taught by Alice Eley Jones at North Carolina Central University, Durham, Continue reading Earlie E. Thorpe Oral History Collection, 1990-1992.

Timothy B. Tyson papers, 1948-2003.

Creator: Tyson, Timothy B.
Collection number: 5246
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Abstract: Timothy B. Tyson has written or edited several books about African-Americans and North Carolina history. The collection consists of publication materials, personal and family Continue reading Timothy B. Tyson papers, 1948-2003.

Oral histories of low income and minority women, 1970s-1992.

Creator: Oral histories of low income and minority women, 1970s-1992.
Collection number: 4608
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Abstract: Transcriptions of interviews in the Oral Histories of Low Income and Minority Women project of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona in collaboration with the Schlesinger Library Continue reading Oral histories of low income and minority women, 1970s-1992.

Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council Records, 1912-2001.

Creator: Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council.
Collection number: 4688
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Abstract: The Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America grew from a single troop organized at Fairview Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1911. The council operated Camp Raven Knob beginning in the 1950s. Records, beginning in Continue reading Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council Records, 1912-2001.

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Continue reading Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

Federal Writers’ Project papers, 1936-1940.

Creator: Federal Writers’ Project.
Collection number: 3709
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Abstract: W. T. Couch (b. 1901), while director of the University of North Carolina Press, was also a part-time official of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration, as assistant and associate director for North Continue reading Federal Writers’ Project papers, 1936-1940.

Mound Bayou collection, 1928-1995

Creator: Mound Bayou (Bolivar Co., Miss.) collection.
Collection number: 5009-z
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Abstract: Mound Bayou, located in Bolivar County, Miss., was founded on 12 July 1887 as an African-American colony by Isaiah T. Montgomery and Benjamin T. Green. In 1994, Milburn Continue reading Mound Bayou collection, 1928-1995