Category Archives: North Carolina

Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

Creator: Markham, Blackwell.
Collection number: 5427
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Abstract: Blackwell Markham (1897-1977) was a general surgeon in Durham, N.C. He received his medical training at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard University. He served in the United States Army in World War II in North Africa and Europe. The collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, diaries, personal papers, a few business Continue reading Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

Creator: McKissick, Ernest B. (Ernest Boyce), b. 1895.
Collection number: 5299
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Abstract: Ernest Boyce McKissick (Mack) was born in Kelton, S.C., in 1895. His family moved to Asheville, N.C., around 1900. McKissick served in France, 1918-1919, with the African American 92nd Infantry Division during World War I. Returning to Asheville after the war, McKissick Continue reading Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Continue reading Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

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

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

Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers, 1830-1930

Creator: Ingram, Sanders Meredith, 1819-1905.
Collection number: 5491
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Abstract: Sanders Meredith Ingram was a farmer, lawyer, and state legislator from Richmond County, N.C. He was also a part of the inaugural class at Wake Forest College, 1834-1835. Ingram served in the Mexican War in the lst Tennessee Calvary Regiment and in the Civil War as first Continue reading Sanders Meredith Ingram Papers, 1830-1930

Harris and Faust Family Papers

Creator: Harris family. Foust family.
Collection: 5482
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Abstract: Members of the Harris and Foust families lived in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, and Randolph counties, N.C. Thomas West Harris was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1859. During the Civil War, he served in the 5th North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, after which he studied medicine in Paris and New York and then Continue reading Harris and Faust Family Papers

Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

Creator: Overholser, Grace McSpadden, d. 1971.
Collection number: 5424-z
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Abstract: Before her marriage to Dub White, Grace McSpadden Overholser was married to James Overholser and, at some point, worked as a reporter. Later in life, she taught English and African American studies and served as dean at Saint Continue reading Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

Clayton Family Papers, 1855-1922

Creator name: Clayton family.
Collection number: 4792
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Abstract: Thomas L. Clayton (1934-1905) of Asheville, N.C., was the son of Ephraim Clayton (1804-1892) and Nancy McElroy Clayton (d. 1892). He married Emma A. Clayton (1829-1887). During the Civil War, Clayton served in the Confederate Continue reading Clayton Family Papers, 1855-1922

North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

Creator: North Carolina. Dept. of Cultural Resources.
Collection number: 20448
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Abstract: The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency responsible for arts, history, and library programs; among its divisions is the State Library of North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources films collection documents a variety of Continue reading North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Films, 1951-1988

Susan Massingale Collection, 1987-1995

Creator: Massingale, Susan.
Collection number: 20278
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Abstract: The Susan Massingale collection consists of 243 videotapes from four documentary productions, 1987-1995. Massingale co-produced and co-directed one of the productions, Step It Up and Go: Blues in the Carolinas, with Glen Hinson. The other productions are Boogie in Black and Continue reading Susan Massingale Collection, 1987-1995