Archive for the ‘Florida’ Category

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Records, 1900s-1950s

November 21, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Collection number: 4572
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Abstract: The Atlantic Coast Line was based in Wilmington, N.C., and possessed rail that ran through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The Atlantic Coast Line later formed part of the CSX Transportation System. The collection contains 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…

Robert Raymond Reid diary, 1833-1835.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Reid, Robert Raymond, 1789-1841.
Collection number: 1263
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Abstract: After a political and judicial career in Georgia, Robert Raymond Reid (1789-1841) was appointed judge of the Superior Court in the Eastern District of Florida in 1832. He was a member Read more…

Markham, Leigh, Durham, Lloyd, and other families papers, 1712-1966.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Booker, Elsie H., collector.
Collection number: 4580
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Abstract: Elsie H. Booker (1923- ) of Durham County, N.C., collector of antiques, artifacts, and family papers. Papers of various families. Series 1 Markham, Leigh, and related families: Read more…

Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Branch family.
Collection number: 2718
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Branch family included John Branch (1782-1863), governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative and senator, secretary of the Navy, governor of the Florida Territory, and a planter in North Carolina and Read more…

William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Whitaker, William Asbury, 1883-1960.
Collection number: 3433
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Abstract:William A. Whitaker was a chemist; business executive; and collector of art, autographs, literary and historical manuscripts, and rare books. The collection consists of manuscripts collected by Willaim A. Whitaker. Among them are materials pertaining to British and Spanish colonial America; the Revolutionary War, including correspondence of General Read more…

Stetson Kennedy papers, 1936-1978.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Kennedy, Stetson.
Collection number: 4193
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Abstract: Stetson Kennedy was employed in the 1930s by the Florida office of the Federal Writers’ Project as a folklorist. He went on to write many articles and books on folklore and on Read more…

W. N. Sheats papers, 1872-1922; 1949 (bulk 1911-1922).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Sheats, W. N. (William Nicholas), 1851-1922.
Collection number: 2999
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Abstract: Correspondence, 1911-1922, of William N. Sheats, Florida superintendent of public instruction, 1893-1905 and 1913-1922, with Florida politicians, educators, campaign workers, Read more…

Daniel Augustus Powell papers, 1945-1983 (1950-1981).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Powell, Daniel Augustus, 1911-1983.
Collection number: 4364
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Abstract: Daniel A. Powell was born on 29 July 1911 in Wilson, N.C. In the 1930s Powell worked as a salesman for the American Circulation Company, the Pacific Mutual Life Read more…

Anne C. Stouffer Foundation records, 1960s-1990s.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Anne C. Stouffer Foundation.
Collection number: 4556
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Abstract: The Anne C. Stouffer Foundation was established in 1967 by Anne Forsyth of Winston-Salem, N.C., to promote the integration of preparatory schools in the South. Over its eight years of operation, the Foundation helped 142 students, chiefly Read more…