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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…

Brown family papers, 1841-1953.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Brown family.
Collection number: 4349
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Abstract: Joseph Brown was born in Columbus County, NC, on 9 July 1863. In 1890, he became interested in agriculture, and was chiefly responsible for the development of the strawberry-growing industry in North Carolina. Brown was elected to the Read more…

Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Kester, Howard, 1904-1977.
Collection number: 3834
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Abstract: Howard Anderson Kester was a theologian, educator, and administrator active in Christian movements relating to race relations, pacifism, and economic reform in the South from the 1920s until his retirement in 1970. Correspondence of Read more…

North Carolina Council on Human Relations records, 1940s-1980s (bulk 1954-1969).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: North Carolina Council on Human Relations records, 1940s-1980s (bulk 1954-1969).
Collection number: 4880
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Abstract: The North Carolina Council on Human Relations (NCCHR) was one of twelve state organizations affiliated with the Southern Regional Council (SRC). An interracial organization, it sought, from 1954 until 1969, to solve racial Read more…

Cobb family papers, 1814-1975.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Cobb family.
Collection number: 4008
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Abstract: Collier Cobb, geologist and professor at the University of North Carolina, was born in 1862 in Wayne County, N.C., the eldest of the seven children of Martha Louisa Cobb and Needham Read more…

Delta Health Center records, 1956-1992.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Delta Health Center (Bolivar Co., Miss.).
Collection number: 4613
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Abstract: The Delta Health Center was established in the mid-1960s, in the rural, all-African American town of Mound Bayou, Bolivar County, Miss., and served Bolivar, Coahoma, Sunflower, and Washington counties, where poverty was widespread. The Read more…

Barbara Lau collection, 1979-2004.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lau, Barbara (Barbara A.)
Collection number: 20055
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Abstract: Barbara Lau (1958- ), folklorist and program coordinator, has studied African-American shape-note singing groups in the midwest, coordinated the 1983 Shape-Note Singing Read more…

Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Percy, Walker, 1916-1990.
Collection number: 4294
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Abstract: Walker Percy was raised in Georgia, Alabama, and Greenville, Miss., and lived most of his adult life in Covington, La. He was the author of six published novels: “The Read more…

North Carolina Fund records, 1962-1971.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: North Carolina Fund records, 1962-1971.
Collection number: 4710
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Abstract: The North Carolina Fund, an independent, non-profit, charitable corporation, sought and dispensed funds to fight poverty in North Carolina, 1963-1968. Gov. Terry Sanford and other North Carolinians convinced the Ford Read more…

R. E. Coker papers, 1748-1968.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Coker, R. E. (Robert Ervin), 1876-1967.
Collection number: 3380
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Abstract: Robert Ervin Coker (1876-1967) was a zoologist and marine biologist, associated with the United States Bureau of Fisheries from 1902 to 1923, professor at the University of North Read more…