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Nash County Historical Association Collection, 1806-1928

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Nash County Historical Association.
Collection number: 5480
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Abstract: The Nash County Historical Association (NCHA), a non-profit group headquartered in Rocky Mount, N.C., was organized in 1970 to promote the study and preservation of local history and genealogy. Since 1975, NCHA has been responsible for the administration, restoration, and
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Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Read more…

Theodore Rosengarten Oral History Interviews and Other Recordings, 1971-1977

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Rosengarten, Theodore.
Collection number: 5407
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Abstract: Theodore Rosengarten (1944- ) graduated from Amherst College in 1966 and received his Ph.D. in American civilization from Harvard University in 1975. In 1969, in the course of his research on the Alabama Sharecroppers Union in Read more…

Broadus Mitchell papers, 1900-1982.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Mitchell, Broadus, 1892-1988.
Collection number: 4141
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Abstract: Broadus Mitchell, economist, historian, and liberal thinker, taught until 1939 at Johns Hopkins University, from 1947 to spring 1958 at Rutgers University, and from fall 1958 to 1967 at Read more…

Farish R. Betton papers, 1952-1963.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Betton, Farish R.
Collection number: 3939
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Abstract: Letters received by Betton, vice president of the National Agricultural Workers Union at St. Louis, Mo., from Harry Leland Mitchell and others, concerning the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and its successor organizations, and related 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…

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Read more…

John W. Moody papers, 1844-1896.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Moody, John W., fl. 1844-1896.
Collection number: 1424-z
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Abstract: Papers of John W. Moody of Oglethorpe County, Ga., including a bill of sale for a slave, Read more…

Harry St. John Dixon papers, 1855-1904.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Dixon, Harry St. John, 1843-1898.
Collection number: 2375
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Abstract: Native of Mississippi, Confederate officer, and California lawyer. Personal correspondence and diaries of Dixon, consisting chiefly of correspondence between Dixon and his parents while he was a student at the University of Virginia, Read more…

Odum family papers, 1955-1977.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Odum family.
Collection number: 4447
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Abstract: Odum family of Robeson County, N.C., included Malcolm E. Odum (1884-1954), who raised tobacco, cotton, and corn as cash crops, and his daughters, who rented out shares Read more…