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Nash County Historical Association Collection, 1806-1928

February 6, 2012 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

Pinckney Cotesworth Harrington papers, 1829-1893.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

Bertie County (N.C.) account books, 1833-1849; 1881-1893.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Bertie County (N.C.) account books.
Collection number: 1758
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Abstract: Antebellum account books from Bertie County, N.C., including general merchandising accounts of Cherry and Outlaw and of H. Thompson; accounts of Gray and Pierce for wages paid in the production of shingles and for sales of shingles Read more…

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Amberson, William Ruthrauff, b. 1894.
Collection number: 3862
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Abstract:¬†William R. Amberson was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, 1930-1937, advisor to the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and trustee of the Delta and Providence cooperative farms in Mississippi. The collection is primarily personal Read more…

Lucy Tunstall Alston Williams papers, 1827-1979.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Williams, Lucy Tunstall Alston, 1869-1940.
Collection number: 4351
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Abstract: Lucy Tunstall Alston Williams was the daughter of Jane Elizabeth Crichton (1840-1891) and Philip Guston Alston (1839-1924), a farmer and Confederate Army captain, of Warren County, Read more…

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Read more…

Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Delta and Providence cooperative farms.
Collection number: 3474
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Abstract: Delta Cooperative Farm, started in 1936 in the community of Hillhouse (later called Rochdale) in Bolivar County, Miss., and Providence Cooperative Farm, started in 1939 near Cruger in Holmes County, Miss., were attempts by Cooperative Read more…

Alexander Boyd Andrews papers, 1859-1891.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Andrews, Alexander Boyd, 1841-1915.
Collection number: 3245
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Abstract: Confederate Army officer, planter, and railroad executive, of North Carolina. Papers, 1859-1891, consist of correspondence and other business papers of A. B. Andrews relating to his career as a railroad executive and capitalist, chiefly correspondence, bills, routine reports Read more…