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Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection, circa 1920s-1986

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Creator: Pruitt, Otis N. (Otis Noel), 1891-1967.
Shanks, Calvin, 1926-1981.
Collection number: 5463
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Abstract: Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks photographed life in Columbus, Miss., between the 1920s and 1980s. Pruitt, born in Mississippi in 1891, became interested in photography while photographing his children. He moved to Columbus to work in Henry Hoffmeister’s photography studio, also attending the Illinois School of Photography early in his career. In or around 1920, Pruitt bought Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Read more…

George Hairston papers, 1778-1919.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hairston, George, 1822-1866.
Collection number: 4477
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Abstract: George Hairston, tobacco planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; his wife Anne Elizabeth Hairston George (1834-1925), who, after Hairston’s death, married Forney George; the Hairston’s son Samuel (1865-1933); and George’s first cousin Louisa H. Read more…

Quitman family papers, 1784-1978.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Quitman family.
Collection number: 616
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Abstract: The Quitman family of Monmouth Plantation near Natchez, Miss. Prominent family members included John A. Quitman (1799-1858), lawyer, planter, state legislator, governor, Read more…

John Lancaster Bailey papers, 1785-1874 (bulk 1806-1873).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bailey, John Lancaster, 1795-1877.
Collection number: 39
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Abstract: John Lancaster Bailey was a resident of Pasquotank County, N.C., then Hillsborough, and, finally, Asheville, N.C. He was a superior court judge, served in the state legislature, 1827-1830, and was a delegate to the state convention of 1835. Bailey Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…

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…

Thomas W. Burton papers, 1809-1921.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burton, Thomas W.
Collection number: 4217
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Abstract: Thomas W. Burton and his wife Nancy lived in Yanceyville, Caswell County, N.C., from about 1850 to 1908. Correspondence between Burton and family members in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama; the correspondents report to one Read more…

Southeastern Cooperative League records, 1939-1952.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…

Pinckney Cotesworth Harrington papers, 1829-1893.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…