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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…

Leonard Earl Fields papers, 1927-1984.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fields, Leonard Earl.
Collection number: 4415
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Abstract: Leonard Earl Fields was born in 1897 in Kinston, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina for his undergraduate degree, 1917-1921, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1929. He married Read more…

Matt W. Ransom papers, 1845-1914 (bulk 1868-1904).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ransom, Matt W. (Matt Whitaker), 1826-1904.
Collection number: 2615
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Abstract: Lawyer, planter, state official, Confederate general, Redeemer, Democratic United States senator from North Carolina, 1872-1895, and minister to Mexico, 1895-1897. Read more…

John Edwin Fripp papers, 1817-1944 (bulk 1817-1924).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fripp, John Edwin, 1831-1906.
Collection number: 869
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Abstract: John Edwin Fripp was a cotton planter of St. Helena Island and Chechessee Bluff, Beaufort County, S.C. The collection includes manuscript volumes and papers relating chiefly to the cotton plantations and family life of John Read more…

Delta Cooperative Farm papers, 1938-1964.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Vanderwood, Paul J.
Collection number: 3892
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Abstract: Material related to Delta Cooperative Farm, Rochdale, Miss.: articles, clippings, and other items; notes made by Vanderwood of the Memphis, Tenn., “Press-Scimitar”; and letters, Read more…

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Raymond Milner Wheeler papers, 1936-1982.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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, Read more…

Lewis Thompson papers, 1723-1895.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…