Archive for the ‘Photographs’ Category

Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

February 25, 2010 Comments off

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…

William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Ferris, William R.
Collection number: 20367
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Abstract: William R. Ferris (1942- ), born and raised in Vicksburg, Miss., is an author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, photographer, administrator, and scholar chiefly working in the areas of African American and southern culture. Among his Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…

Joseph M. Morehead papers, 1753-1919 (bulk 1880-1913).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Morehead, Joseph M. (Joseph Motley), b. 1840.
Collection number: 523
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Abstract: Morehead was a Confederate officer and a lawyer of Greensboro, N.C. Legal and business papers, chiefly 1880-1913, of lawyers Joseph Motley Morehead and James Turner Read more…

Categories: 20th century, Photographs

Tom Davenport collection,1973-1995

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Davenport, Tom.
Collection Number: 20025
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Abstract: Tom Davenport is an independent filmmaker and film distributor living in Delaplane, Va. He began work in film with documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock and Don Pennebacker in New York and made his first independent film in 1969. In 1970, he returned to rural Virginia Read more…

Timothy B. Tyson papers, 1948-2003.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

Allice Gerrard collection, 1954-2000.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Gerrard, Alice, 1934-
Collection number: 20006
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Abstract: From the 1950s through the 1990s, collector, folklorist, and traditional music performer Alice Gerrard recorded interviews and performances of many legendary old-time and bluegrass musicians. The collection consists of audiocassette and Read more…

Oliver Max Gardner papers, 1892-1966.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Gardner, Oliver Max, 1882-1947.
Collection number: 3613
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Abstract: Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947), lawyer of Shelby, N.C., and Washington, D.C.; state senator, 1910-1915, lieutenant governor, 1916-1920, and governor, 1929-1933, of North Carolina. He married Fay Webb (1885-1969), Read more…

Marcus and Yetta Danneman papers on the King family, 1961-2006.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Danneman, Marcus and Yetta.
Collection number: 5375
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Abstract: Marcus and Yetta Danneman, a Jewish couple, owned a grocery store in Atlanta, Ga., from 1939 to 1986. Their grocery store was across the street from the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Read more…

Murfree family papers, 1779-1935; 1960 (bulk 1779-1935).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Murfree family.
Collection number: 2066
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Abstract: Family members include Hardy Murfree, hero of the Revolutionary War attack on Stony Point, N.Y., and incorporator in 1787 of Murfreesboro, N.C., who moved to Tennessee Read more…

Categories: Photographs, Women