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Mackay and Stiles family papers, 1743-1975.

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Creator: Mackay and Stiles family.
Collection number: 470
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Abstract: The Mackay and Stiles families were merchants of Savannah, Ga. Prominent family members include Robert Mackay (1772-1816); his wife, Eliza McQueen Mackay (1778-1862); their children, William Mein Mackay (1804-1865), Read more…

Lawrence Gellert scrapbook, 1930s.

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Creator: Gellert, Lawrence, 1898-1979, collector.
Collection number: 4442
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Abstract: A 191-page typed manuscript called “Tales of One Time I’shman Told by Southern Negroes,” collected by Lawrence Gellert and apparently prepared for publication by the Hours Press, New York. The manuscript contains about seventy folk-tales Read more…

Marcus and Yetta Danneman papers on the King family, 1961-2006.

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Creator: Danneman, Marcus and Yetta.
Collection number: 5375
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Abstract: Marcus and Yetta Danneman, a Jewish couple, owned a grocery store in Atlanta, Ga., from 1939 to 1986. Their grocery store was across the street from the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Read more…

Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

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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…

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

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Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856.
Collection number: 63
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Abstract: Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., Read more…

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

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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…

Miscellaneous broadsides, ca. 1814-1979.

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Creator: Miscellaneous broadsides, ca. 1814-1979.
Collection number: 2874-z
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Abstract: A miscellaneous collection of broadsides, including posters, advertisements for various merchants and for a steamer cruise to Hatteras, N.C.; notice of an 1852 slave auction in Charleston, S.C.; political campaign items, Read more…

Gordon family papers, 1810-1968.

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Creator: Gordon family.
Collection number: 2235
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Abstract: Gordon family of Savannah, Ga., included W. W. Gordon, cotton merchant; his wife, Eleanor Lytle Kinzie Gordon (Nelly); her mother, Juliette Magill Kinzie (Mrs. John) of Chicago, author; and their children, especially G. Arthur Gordon, Read more…

Southeastern Cooperative League records, 1939-1952.

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Creator: Southeastern Cooperative League.
Collection number: 3597
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Abstract: The Southeastern Cooperative League, an interracial organization established as the Southeastern Cooperative Education Association in 1940, became a federation of cooperatives in Read more…

E. C. Branson papers, 1895-1933.

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Creator: Branson, E. C. (Eugene Cunningham), 1861-1933.
Collection number: 2610
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Abstract: Branson was an educator, author, and editor, president of the State Normal School of Georgia, 1900-1912, head of its department of rural economics and sociology, 1912-1914, and founder and head of the rural social economics program at the Read more…