Category Archives: South 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

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

R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

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 Continue reading R. Stanley Woodward Collection, 1932-2004

Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

Creator: Grigsby family.
Collection number: 5141
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Abstract: The Grigsby family of North Carolina and South Carolina; New Haven, Conn.; Detroit, Mich.; and Phoenix, Ariz., descend from Fred Grigsby (b. 1867), the son of a former slave. The Continue reading Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

William A. Graham papers, 1750-1940.

Creator: Graham, William A. (William Alexander), 1804-1875.
Collection number: 285
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Abstract: William Alexander Graham of Hillsborough, N.C., was a lawyer, legislator, United States senator, Secretary of the Navy, Whig vice-presidential candidate in 1852, Confederate senator, trustee of the Peabody Fund, and member of the board of Continue reading William A. Graham papers, 1750-1940.

Brumby and Smith family papers, 1833-1929.

Creator: Brumby and Smith family.
Collection number: 2780
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Abstract: The collection includes miscellaneous items of Laura Margaret Cole (Mrs. James R.) Smith (b. 1806) of South Carolina; her daughter, Laura Smith Brumby (fl. 1866- 1885); and her son-in-law, James R. Brumby (b. 1846). Included are a Continue reading Brumby and Smith family papers, 1833-1929.

John D. Ashmore plantation journal, 1853-1859.

Creator: Ashmore, John D. (John Durant), 1819-1871.
Collection number: 2343-z
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Abstract: John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871) was a planter of Sumter and Anderson districts, S.C.; member of S.C. House of Representatives, 1848-1852; comptroller-general, 1853-1857; and Democratic congressman, 1859-1860. Plantation journal, 1853-1859, of John Durant Continue reading John D. Ashmore plantation journal, 1853-1859.

Federal soldiers’ letters, 1861-1865; 1890.

Creator: Federal soldiers’ letters.
Collection number: 3185
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Abstract: Chiefly Civil War letters from Federal soldiers throughout the South, in camps, hospitals, and prisons, to family and friends in the North. This collection is made up of unrelated Continue reading Federal soldiers’ letters, 1861-1865; 1890.

Hughes family papers, 1790-1910 (bulk 1820-1898).

Creator: Hughes family.
Collection number: 2779
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Abstract: Principal member of the Hughes family of Edgefield, S.C., are Dr. John Hughes (d. 1835) and his son, John H. Hughes (d. 1871), who were both cotton planters; John Hughes’s sister, Continue reading Hughes family papers, 1790-1910 (bulk 1820-1898).