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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…

Battle family papers, 1765-1955.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Battle family.
Collection number: 3223
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Battle family of North Carolina included William Horn Battle (1802-1879) of Louisburg, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, lawyer, legislator, judge of the North Carolina superior and supreme courts, and trustee and professor Read more…

James Mathews Griggs papers, 1836; 1892-1913.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Griggs, James Mathews, 1861-1910.
Collection number: 838
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Abstract: Teacher, lawyer, state circuit judge, political leader, and U.S. representative (1896-1910), from Dawson, Ga. Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, and clippings. Much of the correspondence is with constituents, Georgia political Read more…

Alfred M. Waddell papers, 1768-1935 (bulk 1875-1900).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Waddell, Alfred M. (Alfred Moore), 1834-1912.
Collection number: 743
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Abstract: Alfred M. Waddell was an author, historian, lawyer, Confederate Army officer, United States Representative, 1871-1879, and mayor of Wilmington, N.C., 1898-1905. The collection Read more…

Hamilton H. Hobgood papers, 1955-1981.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hobgood, Hamilton H.
Collection number: 4246
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Abstract: Hamilton H. Hobgood (1911-1995), of Louisburg, N.C., was a lawyer, state senator, and judge. He presided over thousands of cases in his 24 years on the North Carolina Superior Court Read more…