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Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

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Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Read more…

Myers family papers, 1852-1854; 1879; and undated.

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Creator: Myers family.
Collection number: 2765
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Abstract: Three letters, 1852-1854, to William Raiford Myers, Charlotte, N.C., from the overseer on his cotton plantation in Cass County, Tex., discussing crops, land claims, and Read more…

John Perkins papers, 1822-1885.

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Creator: Perkins, John, 1819-1885.
Collection number: 924
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Abstract: John Perkins, cotton planter and lawyer of Somerset Plantation, Ashwood, La., was appointed judge of the Circuit Court for Madison Parish in 1851; served as Democratic 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…

Jessie Daniel Ames papers, 1866-1972.

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Creator: Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972.
Collection number: 3686
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Abstract: Jessie Daniel Ames, civil rights worker of Atlanta, Ga., Georgetown, Tex., and Tryon, N.C. Beginning in 1922, Ames served separate roles as secretary and vice-president of the Texas Committee on Interracial Cooperation. By 1929, she had moved to Atlanta, where she was Read more…

Burton and Young family papers, 1807-1911.

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Creator: Burton and Young family.
Collection number: 111
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Abstract: Alfred M. Burton was one of several sons of Robert and Agatha Burton of Granville County, N.C. He was licensed to practice law in North Carolina, 1807, and in Tennessee, 1808, and settled in Lincoln County, N.C., in the first decade of the 19th Read more…

George Johnson Baldwin papers, 1884-1936.

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Creator: Baldwin, George Johnson, 1856-1927.
Collection number: 850
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Abstract: George Johnson Baldwin (1856-1927), capitalist and civic leader, was born in Savannah, Ga. An 1877 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he began his career as a chemist, but quickly became associated with diverse industries Read more…

Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

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Creator: Neal family.
Collection number: 4370
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Abstract: Members of the Neal family and related Fox and Timberlake families, were planters, businessmen, and farmers in Franklin, N.C.; Fayette and Henderson counties, Tenn.; Tuscaloosa, Read more…

Forrest family papers, 1847-1898.

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Creator: Forrest family.
Collection number: 2206
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Abstract: Papers of French Forrest (1796-1866), of Maryland, U.S. naval officer during the Mexican War and later an officer in the Confederate Navy; and of his son, Douglas F. Forrest (1837-1902), Confederate naval officer, lawyer in Baltimore, and Read more…

Rebecca S. C. Pilsbury diary, 1848-1851.

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Creator: Pilsbury, Rebecca S. C., fl. 1848-1851.
Collection number: 3470
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Abstract: Wife of Timothy Pilsbury (1780-1858), U.S. Congressman from Texas. Diary, November 1848-May 1851, of Rebecca Pilsbury at Brazoria, Tex., recording her activities Read more…

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