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Helen Laura Ruth Scrapbooks and Student Essay, 1913, 1940, and undated

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Ruth, Helen Laura.
Collection number: 5428-z
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Abstract:¬† Helen Laura Ruth was a teacher at Leland University in New Orleans, La., a private institution of higher learning for African Americans founded in 1870. It closed in 1915; was re-named Leland College and re-opened in Baker, La., in 1923; and finally closed in 1960. The collection includes two scrapbooks of Helen Laura Ruth and a student essay. The Read more…

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…

Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Brooks, Gilbert.
Collection number: 4786-z
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Abstract: Audio tapes (including listening copies) and related materials chiefly containing radio programs, 1958-1961 and undated, hosted by Gilbert Brooks and sponsored by the Haywood, Ca., chapter of the NAACP. The programs are mostly Read more…

Earl Warren Oral History Project transcripts, 1969-ca. 1978.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Warren, Earl, 1891-1974.
Collection number: 12011
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Abstract: Over 50 bound volumes of photocopies of transcripts of about 150 oral history interviews from the Earl Warren Oral History Project, done at the University of California, Read more…

Thomas Parks Collection of Parks and McElrath family papers, 1777-1981.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Parks, Thomas, 1889-1980, collector.
Collection number: 4464
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Abstract: The Parks family, like many other Scotch-Irish dissenters, made their way to the North Carolina Piedmont, settling in Rowan County. There, William Parks (1770-1842) was born. He Read more…

Nicholas Washington Woodfin papers, 1795-1919, 1950.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Woodfin, Nicholas Washington, 1810-1876.
Collection number: 1689
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Abstract: Nicholas Washington Woodfin was born in Buncombe County, N.C., in 1810. In February 1831, he was admitted to practice law in the county courts, and soon after settled in Read more…

Oral histories of low income and minority women, 1970s-1992.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Oral histories of low income and minority women, 1970s-1992.
Collection number: 4608
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Abstract: Transcriptions of interviews in the Oral Histories of Low Income and Minority Women project of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona in collaboration with the Schlesinger Library Read more…

Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard papers, 1694-1954.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blanchard, Elizabeth Amis Cameron, d. 1956.
Collection number: 3367
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Abstract: Elizabeth Amis Cameron Hooper Blanchard (1873-1956), author, art collector, and interior decorator, was related by birth and marriage to the Amis, Hooper, Blanchard, and Butterworth families. Prominent persons represented in the collection Read more…

George Phifer Erwin papers, 1779-1931.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Erwin, George Phifer, 1840-1911.
Collection number: 246
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Abstract: George Phifer Erwin, son of Edward Jones (1806-1871) and Elizabeth Ann Phifer Erwin (1814-1890) of Morganton, N.C., was a Confederate officer, accountant, and bank president of Read more…