Category Archives: Sharecropping

Nash County Historical Association Collection, 1806-1928

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

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 Continue reading Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

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

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

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

Creator: Grimball, John Berkley, 1800-1892.
Collection number: 970
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Abstract: John Berkeley Grimball was a rice planter of Charleston and the Colleton District, S.C. Married Margaret Ann (“Meta”) Morris. Grimball’s diary discusses plantation management and cultivation of crops, especially rice; slavery and free Continue reading John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

Raymond Milner Wheeler papers, 1936-1982.

Creator: Wheeler, Raymond Milner, 1919-1982.
Collection number: 4366
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Abstract: Raymond Wheeler of Charlotte, N.C., was an internist, civil rights activist, and advocate of better health care and nutrition for the poor, especially in the South. The collection contains chiefly material pertaining to the social justice activities in which Wheeler took part, Continue reading Raymond Milner Wheeler papers, 1936-1982.

Lewis Thompson papers, 1723-1895.

Creator: Thompson, Lewis, 1808-1867.
Collection number: 716
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Abstract: Lewis Thompson was the owner of plantations near Woodville (also called Hotel), Bertie County, N.C., and at Bayou Boeuf, near Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Thompson was also a Continue reading Lewis Thompson papers, 1723-1895.

Hargrave family papers, 1790-1918.

Creator: Hargrave family.
Collection number: 4865
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Abstract: Hargrave family of Lexington, N.C. Hargrave family materials include letters, 1839-1918, some from family friends, one of whom moved to Texas; another who had witnessed Zachary Taylor’s 1850 funeral in Washington, D.C., Continue reading Hargrave family papers, 1790-1918.

Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.

Creator: Bayside Plantation (Bayou Teche, La.).
Collection number: 53
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Abstract: Daily records of the extensive and varied agricultural activities and family and neighborhood happenings at Bayside, a large plantation on Bayou Teche (near New Iberia), La., and also, during part of the Civil War, at another plantation on Bayou Continue reading Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.

Pinckney Cotesworth Harrington papers, 1829-1893.

Creator: Harrington, Pinckney Cotesworth, fl. 1853-1893.
Collection number: 1705
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Abstract: Pinckney Cotesworth Harrington and his father, James Harrington (d. 1866), were cotton planters in Franklin County, Miss. The collection is chiefly papers relating to the Harringtons’ cotton plantations. There are Continue reading Pinckney Cotesworth Harrington papers, 1829-1893.