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Blackwell Markham Papers, 1879-1988

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Ernest B. McKissick Papers, 1918-1924

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

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

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Leave a comment

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…

Grigsby Family Papers, circa 1918-2002.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Herman Bell collection, 1967.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Abstract: Interview conducted in Gullah (Sea Island Creole dialect) with Jim Milligan, Christiana Milligan, and Nettie Whaley, all African Americans of Edisto Island, S.C., about life on Edisto Island. Topics include the local environment, effects of the Civil Read more…

Hamilton Brown papers, 1752-1907.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Brown, Hamilton, 1786-1870.
Collection number: 1090
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Abstract: The Brown family was prominent in Wilkes County, N.C., and Maury County, Tenn. Persons represented include John Brown (1738-1812), immigrant from Ulster, early landowner in western North Carolina and in Tennessee; his son, Read more…

Alexander Robert Lawton papers, 1774-1952 (bulk 1839-1896).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lawton, Alexander Robert, 1818-1896.
Collection number: 415
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Abstract: Alexander Robert Lawton of Savannah, Ga., was a lawyer, Confederate brigadier and quartermaster general, president of the American Bar Association, Georgia state legislator, and Read more…

Herbert E. Valentine papers, 1861-1864.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Valentine, Herbert E. (Herbert Eugene), b. 1841.
Collection number: 4397
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Abstract: Herbert Eugene Valentine (1841-1917) was a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 in Read more…

Joan Fenton collection, 1952-1978.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fenton, Joan.
Collection number: 20015
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Abstract: Folklorist and performer Joan Fenton earned a Masters degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. She is the owner of several stores in Charlottesville, Va., that feature traditional and contemporary Read more…