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Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Grigsby family.
Collection number: 5141
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Abstract: The Grigsby family of North Carolina and South Carolina; New Haven, Conn.; Detroit, Mich.; and Phoenix, Ariz., descend from Fred Grigsby (b. 1867), the son of a former slave. The Read more…

Howard Washington Odum papers, 1908-1982.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954.
Collection number: 3167
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Abstract: Howard Washington Odum was a sociologist of the American South; author; professor at the University of North Carolina from 1920 to 1954; and founder oImage from Howard W. Odum Papers, SHC #3167.f the Sociology Department, the School of Public Welfare, the Department of City and Carolina. The collection documents Howard Odum’s active and varied career in sociology, race relations, regional planning, Jersey cattle breeding, and several regional national boards and commissions concerned with social and economic welfare, especially during the Roosevelt administration. There is very little material concerning Odum’s formal education or his early career days in Philadelphia and Atlanta. The original deposits (circa 10,000 items) are arranged in six series: 1) Correspondence, chiefly 1925-1955, concerning the origin of the School of Public Welfare at the University of North Carolina; the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Atlanta, Ga.; and arrangements for Frances Sage Bradley of the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of Labor to teach and do field work with Odum’s students. 2) Odum’s speeches and writings, 1919-1954. Speeches address topics such as regionalism, education, race relations, and Southern development. Writings consist of Odum’s book drafts, research notes, articles, and other material. 3) Flyers, minutes, budget reports, agendas, and related materials concerning the various organizational activities of Odum, circa 1920-1954. 4) Photocopies of newspaper clippings, flyers, articles, and announcements related to Odum’s numerous activities, circa 1920-1982. 5) Various items including contracts with publishing houses, class syllabi, photocopies of newspaper clippings, awards, and membership certificates concerning Odum, his family, and employees, circa 1922-1954. 6) Photographs intended for publication in an unfinished novel by Odum, and of Odum in various settings. Additions 1990 to June 2006 have added over 45,000 items similar to those in the original deposits, but expanding the date span of the collection. The Addition of June 2006 contains a variety of material relating to Howard Washington Odum’s personal and professional life, including writings by and about Odum, research for an unpublished work, letters relating to the distribution of his bookSouthern Regions of the United States (1937), and letters from his parents. Also included are materials relating to Odum as a Jersey cattle breeder; newspaper clippings about surveilance done by the FBI on Odum and others; and letters from his daughter, Mary Frances Odum Schinhan, to various people about the use and publication of Odum’s works. The Addition of May 2009 includes duplicates of letters from Howard Washington Odum to others coordinating the distribution of copies of his book Southern Regions of the United States and letters to Odum acknowledging receipt of the book. Also included are a copy of Liberation, the fascist newsletter published by William Dudley Pelley. There are also letters from social researchers at universities and colleges throughout the United States responding to a request by Odum for their perspective on the term “poor white,” seemingly research for a publication or project.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Contains correspondence pertaining to the Commission for Interracial Cooperation and other organizations ( See particularly Folders 1a – 11; 121 – 156; 157-182). Subseries 2.1 contain speeches and subseries 2.2 contain writings, many of which discuss segregation and other topics related to race relations. Series 5 contains folders discussing race and African American students at UNC Chapel Hill (see Folders 836 and 841). Series 6 contain photographs related to Odum’s unfinished novel “White Sands of Bethlehem”, which include images of African Americans, their homes, and churches.

Henry Clay Warmoth papers, 1798-1953.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Warmoth, Henry Clay, 1842-1931.
Collection number: 752
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Abstract: Henry Clay Warmoth, Louisiana governor, 1868-1872, and later owner of Magnolia Plantation, was born in Illinois in 1842. During the Civil War, he was lieutenant Read more…

James Spencer Worth papers, 1849-1969 (bulk 1893-1899).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Worth, James Spencer, 1869-1900.
Collection number: 4325
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Abstract: James Spencer Worth, son of David Gaston Worth and Julia Stickney Worth, was active in the insurance business and other enterprises in Wilmington, N.C. Correspondence, printed Read more…

George Talmadge Grigsby papers, 1870-1980.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Grigsby, George Talmadge.
Collection number: 4703
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Abstract: Members of the McLean-Stinson-Grigsby family, an African-American family of Wake County, N.C., included Harriet Ragland McLean of Holly Springs, N.C.; her daughter Alberta McLean Stinson of Holly Springs and New York City, who was Read more…

Guy Benton Johnson papers, 1830-1987.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991.
Collection number: 3826
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Abstract: Guy Benton Johnson was one of the original research assistants at the Institute for Research in Social Science and joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 1927, retiring in 1969. In 1923, he married Guion Read more…

John Milliken Parker papers, 1902-1938 (bulk 1909-1920).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939.
Collection number: 1184
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Abstract: John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) was governor of Louisiana, 1920-1924; member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the New Orleans Board of Trade, the Read more…

Wylie family papers, 1893-1982 (bulk 1900-1940).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Wylie family.
Collection number: 5082-z
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Abstract: The marriage in June 1905 of African Americans Jessie Early and Thomas A. Wylie united the Early family of Peoria, Ill., and the Wylie family of Coulterville, Ill. Chiefly Read more…

Archibald Ray Black papers, 1729-1929 (bulk 1848-1868).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Black, Archibald Ray, d. 1889.
Collection number: 2005
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Abstract: Papers, chiefly 1848-1868, of James McDuffee, father-in-law of A. R. Black, for whom Black was executor, relating chiefly to land and money in New Hanover and Sampson counties, N.C.; scattered family correspondence of the Murphy, Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…