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John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

April 15, 2013 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Timothy Duffy Collection, 1990-2004.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Duffy, Timothy.
Collection number: 20044
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Abstract: Timothy Duffy (1963- ), folklorist and musician, produced field recordings of the American roots tradition as an undergraduate at Warren Wilson College and while working on a Read more…

Federal Writers’ Project papers, 1936-1940.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Mound Bayou collection, 1928-1995

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

New Bern Oral History Project records, 1991-1994.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: New Bern Oral History Project.
Collection number: 4751
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Abstract: The New Bern Oral History Project was undertaken by members of the Memories of New Bern Committee, New Bern, N.C., beginning in 1991. Under the direction of Joseph F. Read more…

Herman Bell collection, 1967.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Abstract: Interview conducted in Gullah (Sea Island Creole dialect) with Jim Milligan, Christiana Milligan, and Nettie Whaley, all African Americans of Edisto Island, S.C., about life on Edisto Island. Topics include the local environment, effects of the Civil Read more…

William Jesse Kennedy papers, 1902-1982.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Kennedy, William Jesse, 1889-1985.
Collection number: 4925
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Abstract: William Jesse Kennedy, Jr. (1889-1985), businessman, author, and community leader, was born in Andersonville, Ga. He began his affiliation with North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Read more…

Joan Fenton collection, 1952-1978.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fenton, Joan.
Collection number: 20015
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Abstract: Folklorist and performer Joan Fenton earned a Masters degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. She is the owner of several stores in Charlottesville, Va., that feature traditional and contemporary Read more…

Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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” Read more…

Alice D. Boyle collection, 1971-1975.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Abstract: Dub of a Globe Recording Studio lp (a privately issued recording, ca. 1960) and tape recordings of Demus Green, an African American storyteller living in Charleston, S.C., originally from Whitehall, S.C., a plantation then owned by the Duponts. Read more…