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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…

Blackford family papers, 1742-1953.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blackford family.
Collection number: 1912
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Abstract: Blackford family members lived in Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, and Alexandria, Va. Chiefly correspondence of three generations of the Blackford family. Included are letters relating to the involvement of Mary Berkeley (Minor) Blackford Read more…

Zebulon Baird Vance papers, 1824-1915.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894.
Collection number: 3952
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Abstract: Zebulon Baird Vance, a native of Buncombe County, N.C., was governor of North Carolina, 1862-1865 and 1877-1879, and United States senator, 1879-1894. The collection is Read more…

William Dunlap Simpson papers, 1819-1951.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Simpson, William Dunlap, 1823-1890.
Collection number: 3344
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Abstract: William Dunlap Simpson, lawyer of Laurens, S.C., served during the Civil War with the 14th S. C. Volunteers and in the Confederate Congress. In 1876, he was S.C. lieutenant governor, Read more…

William Porcher Miles papers, 1784-1906.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Miles, William Porcher, 1822-1899.
Collection number: 508
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Abstract: William Porcher Miles (1822-1899) was a South Carolina educator, mayor of Charleston, S.C. (1855-1857), United States Representative (1857-1860), member of the Read more…

James B. Blackford papers, 1822-1879.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blackford, James B., collector.
Collection number: 3760-z
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Abstract: Chiefly unrelated 19th-century letters from several different states collected by James Baylor Blackford of Richmond, Va. Topics include politics, military affairs, education, travel, migration within the United States, home life, religion, Read more…

John Walker papers, 1824-1867; 1956.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Walker, John, 1785-1867.
Collection number: 2300
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Abstract: John Walker was a cotton and wheat planter and silkworm grower of King and Queen County, Va. The son of Humphry and Frances (Temple) Walker, John married Margaret Watkins Read more…

George Coffin Taylor papers, 1808-ca. 1950.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Taylor, George Coffin, 1877-, collector.
Collection number: 2502
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Abstract: George Coffin Taylor was born in Charleston, S.C., in 1877. He was a gentleman farmer, lawyer, and Shakespeare scholar. He served for 27 years on the faculty of the English Department Read more…