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John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

April 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Creator: Chapman, John Kenyon.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Read more…

Raymond B. Mallard Papers, 1937-1970s

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Mallard, Raymond B.
Collection number: 5518
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Abstract: Raymond Bowden Mallard was born in Faison, N.C., in 1908. He was an attorney, state legislator, North Carolina Superior Court judge, and first chief judge of the North Carolina State Court of Appeals. Mallard died in 1979 in Tabor City, N.C. The collection documents Raymond B. Mallard’s judicial career and related civic activities. Materials include correspondence; briefs and other legal documents for a variety of cases, most of which probably duplicate the official records that are filed with the North Carolina Court System; writings; court notes; his diary from the Superior Court special terms of 1964; informal notes and annotations on envelopes and other materials; speeches; newspaper clippings; and photographs, including a few relating to the civil rights protests in Chapel Hill, N.C. The bulk of the materials documents Mallard’s judicial career on the North Carolina Superior Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Topics include the establishment and function of the Court of Appeals; the trials stemming from the civil rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill; the North Carolina Civil Rights Advisory Committee’s reports on African American participation in instrumentalities of justice and voting history; judicial responsibility for protection of rights of the defendant in high profile cases; preparation and delivery of jury charges; inherent powers of the courts of North Carolina; the Henderson Cotton Mills trials; conflicts with the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI); inmate requests for parole and Mallard’s opinions on criminal recidivism; his interest in student activism on campus; and the North Carolina Bar Association position on legal aid clinics. The collection also documents Mallard’s early work as an attorney for the town of Tabor City, N.C., and board of trustee matters at Pembroke State College, including the conflict over administrative decisions and planning that purportedly diminished the roles and presence of Native Americans at the school.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folders 186-188, 196, 197 document cases in the Superior Court relating to Civil Rights. Folders 206-233 particularly contain legal documentation, clippings, letters, and other materials related to the Civil Rights protests in Chapel Hill in 1964.

Image Folder PF-5518/1 also contains a number of photographs of the protests from 1964.

George C. Stoney Papers, 1940-2009

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Stoney, George C.
Collection number: 4970
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Abstract: George C. Stoney (1916- ), a documentary filmmaker who specialized in socially relevant films, was a mentor and teacher to generations of filmmakers and media activists worldwide and a pioneer in the movement for the creation and use of Read more…

W. C. George Papers, 1904-1971.

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: George, W. C. (Wesley Critz), 1888-1982.
Collection number:
3822
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Abstract: Wesley Critz George was professor of histology and embryology and chair of the Anatomy Department, University of North Carolina Medical School, and an internationally recognized researcher on the genetics of race. Early items relate to Read more…

Kenneth Woltz Badgett (collector) papers, 1900-2001.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Badgett, Kenneth Woltz, collector.
Collection number: 4692
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Abstract: Materials collected by Kenneth W. Badgett of Dobson, Surry County, N.C. Included are items relating to Devotion, the Surry County estate that Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., and Elizabeth Dillard Reynolds built between 1930 and 1939 for Read more…

Field studies in the modern culture of the South records, 1945-1957.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina.
Collection number: 4214
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Abstract: Field notes and related items produced between 1945 and 1957 by researchers in a project sponsored by the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina. The notes were made during Read more…

Howard Washington Odum papers, 1908-1982.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954.
Collection number: 3167
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Abstract: Howard Washington Odum was a sociologist of the American South; author; professor at the University of North Carolina from 1920 to 1954; and founder oImage from Howard W. Odum Papers, SHC #3167.f the Sociology Department, the School of Public Welfare, the Department of City and Carolina. The collection documents Howard Odum’s active and varied career in sociology, race relations, regional planning, Jersey cattle breeding, and several regional national boards and commissions concerned with social and economic welfare, especially during the Roosevelt administration. There is very little material concerning Odum’s formal education or his early career days in Philadelphia and Atlanta. The original deposits (circa 10,000 items) are arranged in six series: 1) Correspondence, chiefly 1925-1955, concerning the origin of the School of Public Welfare at the University of North Carolina; the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Atlanta, Ga.; and arrangements for Frances Sage Bradley of the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of Labor to teach and do field work with Odum’s students. 2) Odum’s speeches and writings, 1919-1954. Speeches address topics such as regionalism, education, race relations, and Southern development. Writings consist of Odum’s book drafts, research notes, articles, and other material. 3) Flyers, minutes, budget reports, agendas, and related materials concerning the various organizational activities of Odum, circa 1920-1954. 4) Photocopies of newspaper clippings, flyers, articles, and announcements related to Odum’s numerous activities, circa 1920-1982. 5) Various items including contracts with publishing houses, class syllabi, photocopies of newspaper clippings, awards, and membership certificates concerning Odum, his family, and employees, circa 1922-1954. 6) Photographs intended for publication in an unfinished novel by Odum, and of Odum in various settings. Additions 1990 to June 2006 have added over 45,000 items similar to those in the original deposits, but expanding the date span of the collection. The Addition of June 2006 contains a variety of material relating to Howard Washington Odum’s personal and professional life, including writings by and about Odum, research for an unpublished work, letters relating to the distribution of his bookSouthern Regions of the United States (1937), and letters from his parents. Also included are materials relating to Odum as a Jersey cattle breeder; newspaper clippings about surveilance done by the FBI on Odum and others; and letters from his daughter, Mary Frances Odum Schinhan, to various people about the use and publication of Odum’s works. The Addition of May 2009 includes duplicates of letters from Howard Washington Odum to others coordinating the distribution of copies of his book Southern Regions of the United States and letters to Odum acknowledging receipt of the book. Also included are a copy of Liberation, the fascist newsletter published by William Dudley Pelley. There are also letters from social researchers at universities and colleges throughout the United States responding to a request by Odum for their perspective on the term “poor white,” seemingly research for a publication or project.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Contains correspondence pertaining to the Commission for Interracial Cooperation and other organizations ( See particularly Folders 1a – 11; 121 – 156; 157-182). Subseries 2.1 contain speeches and subseries 2.2 contain writings, many of which discuss segregation and other topics related to race relations. Series 5 contains folders discussing race and African American students at UNC Chapel Hill (see Folders 836 and 841). Series 6 contain photographs related to Odum’s unfinished novel “White Sands of Bethlehem”, which include images of African Americans, their homes, and churches.

Allard K. Lowenstein papers, 1924-1995.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lowenstein, Allard K.
Collection number: 4340
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Abstract: Political activist Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (1929-1980) served as a lawyer, teacher, speaker, author, United States congressman from New York, United States representative to the Read more…

Daniel Augustus Tompkins papers, 1838, 1868-1920.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Tompkins, Daniel Augustus, 1851-1914.
Collection number: 724
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Abstract: Daniel Augustus Tompkins (1851-1914) was an engineer, manufacturer, publisher, author, and leader in Southern industrial development. A native of South Carolina, he received a Read more…

Thomas E. Watson papers, 1863-1996.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922.
Collection number: 755
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Abstract: Thomas E. Watson of Thomson, Ga., was a lawyer; politician and Populist Party candidate for U.S. vice-president in 1896 and for president in 1904 and 1908; senator, 1921-1922; Read more…