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Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Streety, John Poynter, 1820-1894.
Collection number: 5478
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Abstract: John Poynter Streety was born in Bladen County, N.C., in 1820. He arrived in the town of Haynesville, Ala., circa 1839, where he became a prosperous businessman. Streety’s plantation was located in Lowndes County, where he was Read more…

Lucie Massie Phenix’s Materials on You Got To Move, circa 1981-1983

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Phenix, Lucie Massie.
Collection number: 5462
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Abstract: You Got To Move is a documentary film released in 1985 about southern social justice activists and the Highlander Research and Education Center, formerly Read more…

Garber Family Letters, 1901-1936

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Garber family.
Collection number:
5415
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Abstract: Members of the Garber family lived in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Va. J.S. Garber worked on a labor gang and for the United States Corps of Engineers at Read more…

Benjamin F. Swalin and Maxine M. Swalin Papers, 1903-2006

February 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Swalin, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1901-1989; Swalin, Maxine M. (Maxine McMahon)
Collection number: 4962
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Abstract: Benjamin F. Swalin (1901-1989) was conductor and director of the North Carolina Symphony, musician, composer, performer, author, teacher, and advocate Read more…

Chapel Hill Historical Society's Generations of Carrboro Mill Families Oral Histories, 1974-1978.

February 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Chapel Hill Historical Society.
Collection number: 4205
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Abstract: The Chapel Hill Historical Society was formed in 1966 in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1974, the oral history committee was established to conduct interviews with local Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Read more…

Southerners for Economic Justice Records, 1977-2001.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Southerners for Economic Justice.
Collection number: 5320
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Abstract: Southerners for Economic Justice (SEJ) was founded in 1976 during a successful campaign to help J. P. Stevens textile workers unionize. Since then, SEJ has focused on Read more…

J. Kenneth Lee papers, 1949-1994.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lee, J. Kenneth (John Kenneth), 1923-
Collection number: 4782
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Abstract: J. Kenneth Lee, lawyer of Greensboro, N.C., who became one of the first two African Americans to attend the University of North Carolina. Lee received his Juris Doctoris degree in Read more…

Springs family papers, 1772-1924 (bulk 1845-1870).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Springs family.
Collection number: 4121
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Abstract: The Springs family of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and York District, S.C., included John Springs III (1782-1853) and his son, Andrew Baxter Springs (1819-1886), both of whom resided at Read more…

Robert Coles papers, 1954-1990.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Coles, Robert.
Collection number: 4333
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Abstract: Robert Coles is a child psychiatrist who worked at Harvard University, social activist, and prolific author. His work especially concerns the experiences of children, but he has also Read more…

D. Hiden Ramsey papers, 1877-1966.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ramsey, D. Hiden, 1892-1966.
Collection number: 3805
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Abstract: Darley Hiden Ramsey, of Asheville, N.C., was a newspaper editor, public speaker, city and state official, member of educational boards, writer, and sportsman. Correspondence, speeches, and writings of Ramsey, including more than 200 Read more…