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John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

April 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Creator: Chapman, John Kenyon.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Read more…

Polk and Yeatman Family Papers, 1773-1915

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Polk Family. Yeatman Family

Collection number: 606

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Abstract: Prominent members of the Polk and Yeatman family of North Carolina and Tennessee included William Polk (1758-1834), land speculator and North Carolina Read more…

D.I. Craig Papers, 1876-1929

March 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Craig, D. I. (David Irvin), 1849-1925.
Collection number: 5399
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Abstract: David Irvin Craig was born in Orange County, N.C., in 1849. He received his early education at the old Hughes Academy at Cedar Grove, N.C.; was a student at Read more…

Daniel Moreau Barringer papers, 1797-1873.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Barringer, Daniel Moreau, 1806-1873.
Collection number: 3359
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Abstract: Daniel Moreau Barringer of Cabarrus County and Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer; North Carolina state legislator; United States representative, 1843-1849; minister to Spain, 1849-1853; active Whig and later Democrat; and member of the Read more…

Sam Thomas papers, 1786-1835.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Thomas, Sam, fl. 1786-1802.
Collection number: 5067-z
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Abstract: Sam Thomas was a free black man in Stokes County, N.C., in 1786. It appears that he was able to free his wife Amy in 1802. It also appears that members of the Thomas family moved Read more…

Daniel Lindsay Russell papers, 1839-1910.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Russell, D. L. (Daniel Lindsay), 1845-1908.
Collection number: 645
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Abstract: Wilmington, N.C., lawyer, Confederate Army officer, Republican leader of eastern North Carolina, judge, U.S. Representative, 1879-1881, and Republican-Populist governor, 1897-1901. Half of the collection consists of Read more…

William Alexander Hoke papers, 1750-1925.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hoke, William Alexander, 1851-1925.
Collection number: 345
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Abstract: William Alexander Hoke, lawyer, legislator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., was the son of John Franklin Hoke Read more…

Robert Ruffin Barrow papers, 1811-1858 (bulk 1811-1814, 1857-1858).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Barrow, Robert Ruffin, 1798-1875.
Collection number: 2407
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Abstract: Robert Ruffin Barrow (b. 1798) was a sugar planter and canal operator in Terrebonne Parish, La. Barrow was the son of Bartholomew Barrow (d. 1852), a merchant of Fishing Creek, Halifax County, N.C., and later a planter in West Feliciana Read more…

William D. Valentine diary, 1837-1855.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Valentine, William D., b. 1806.
Collection number: 2148
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Abstract: Valentine was a lawyer practicing in the courts of a four-county area of northeastern North Carolina (Hertford, Bertie, Gates, and Northampton). A bachelor, he kept a full diary which Read more…

William Rutherford Savage papers, 1826-1953.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Savage, William Rutherford, 1854-1934.
Collection number: 3999
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Abstract: Represented in the collection are William Rutherford Savage, Episcopal priest of Virginia and North Carolina; his parents Thomas Staughton Savage (1804-1880), scientist and Episcopal missionary to Liberia, and Read more…