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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…

R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

November 9, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Woodward, R. Stanley.
Collection number: 20446
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Abstract: Stan Woodward is a southern auteur and documentary filmmaker. The Woodward Studio Limited produces documentaries on southern folk culture through the themes of American foodway and related traditions. In the 1980s, Woodward served as director of the Media Arts Center and the Communication Wing at the Capital Children’s Museum in Read more…

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

November 9, 2011 Comments off

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…

Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855

February 24, 2011 Comments off

Creator: Carhart & Roff (Macon, Ga.)
Collection number: 5350-z
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Abstract: Carhart & Roff was a merchant firm based in Macon, Ga., that was founded in 1841. The firm was named for its originators and principal investors, Elijah H. Carhart (1827-1885) and Aaron A. Roff (1815-1880). The collection consists of a Read more…

Kelvin Grove Plantation Book, 1853-1868.

February 25, 2010 Comments off

Creator: Postell, James P., fl. 1853-1854.
Collection number: 2771

Abstract: Microfilm only. Record kept by James P. Postell of Kelvin Grove Plantation, St. Simons Island, Ga., including lists of slaves and stock, diagrams of the plantation, and notations, 1853-1854, Read more…

Slim Bryant in the John Edwards Memorial collection, undated.

February 25, 2010 Comments off

Abstract: Thomas Hoyt “Slim” Bryant (1908- ), Anglo-American early country music singer from Bolton, Ga.; and the Golden Gate Quartet, Read more…

John Buinson collection, 1967 April 8.

February 25, 2010 Comments off

Abstract: Live recording of Elbert Freeman (ca. 1910- ), African American fiddler from Georgia, and Nathaniel Ford (ca. 1910- ), African American guitarist from Georgia, performing blues and old-time Read more…

Lenoir Chambers papers, 1907-1970.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970.
Collection number: 3827
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Abstract: Lenoir Chambers was a native of North Carolina. Chambers worked as a newspaper editor in Norfolk, Va., 1929- 1961, and was the author of “Stonewall Jackson” (1959) and “Salt Read more…

Alexander and Hillhouse family papers, 1758-1976.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Alexander and Hillhouse family.
Collection number: 11
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Abstract: Adam Alexander (1758-1812), a Scottish physician, emigrated to Liberty County, Ga., in 1776, where he acquired land and married Louisa Frederika Schmidt (1777-1846). The Alexanders’ son, Adam Leopold (1803-1882), graduated from Yale and became a successful planter Read more…

Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston papers, 1805-1943.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell Hairston, 1855-1945.
Collection number: 1518
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Abstract: Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston was a Virginia genealogist. Papers of Elizabeth Seawell Hairston Hairston and of other members of the Hairston, Penn, Wilson, and related families, chiefly of Patrick and Henry counties, Va. Included are Read more…