Category Archives: Politics

L. H. Fountain papers, 1946-1982.

Creator: Fountain, L. H. (Lawrence H.), 1913-2002.
Collection number: 4304
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Abstract: U.S. Representative L.H. Fountain, who, from 1953 through 1982, served North Carolina’s Second District. During Fountain’s tenure, the district straddled the state’s northern coastal plain and piedmont and included at one time or another Continue reading L. H. Fountain papers, 1946-1982.

Daniel Augustus Powell papers, 1945-1983 (1950-1981).

Creator: Powell, Daniel Augustus, 1911-1983.
Collection number: 4364
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Abstract: Daniel A. Powell was born on 29 July 1911 in Wilson, N.C. In the 1930s Powell worked as a salesman for the American Circulation Company, the Pacific Mutual Life Continue reading Daniel Augustus Powell papers, 1945-1983 (1950-1981).

Daniel Moreau Barringer papers, 1797-1873.

Creator: Barringer, Daniel Moreau, 1806-1873.
Collection number: 3359
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Abstract: Daniel Moreau Barringer of Cabarrus County and Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer; North Carolina state legislator; United States representative, 1843-1849; minister to Spain, 1849-1853; active Whig and later Democrat; and member of the Continue reading Daniel Moreau Barringer papers, 1797-1873.

George Hairston papers, 1778-1919.

Creator: Hairston, George, 1822-1866.
Collection number: 4477
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Abstract: George Hairston, tobacco planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; his wife Anne Elizabeth Hairston George (1834-1925), who, after Hairston’s death, married Forney George; the Hairston’s son Samuel (1865-1933); and George’s first cousin Louisa H. Continue reading George Hairston papers, 1778-1919.

William Bradley and Merle Davis Umstead papers, 1863-1978.

Creator: Umstead, William Bradley, 1895-1954.
Collection number: 4529
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Abstract: William Bradley Umstead of Durham, N.C., served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1932-1938; as a United States senator, 1946-1948; Continue reading William Bradley and Merle Davis Umstead papers, 1863-1978.

Alan McSurely papers, 1928-1985 (bulk 1960s-1980s).

Creator: McSurely, Alan, 1936-
Collection number: 4928
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Abstract: Lawyer Alan McSurely of Chapel Hill, N.C., was born in 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the 1960s and 1970s, he Continue reading Alan McSurely papers, 1928-1985 (bulk 1960s-1980s).

Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.

Creator: Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.
Collection number: 4343
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Abstract: Mississippi Freelance was begun in Greenville, Miss., in April 1969 as a “non-profitable sideline” for its editors, Lew Powell and Ed Williams who, then in their twenties, were reporters for the “Delta Democrat-Times” in Continue reading Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.