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Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Overholser, Grace McSpadden, d. 1971.
Collection number: 5424-z
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Abstract: Before her marriage to Dub White, Grace McSpadden Overholser was married to James Overholser and, at some point, worked as a reporter. Later in life, she taught English and African American studies and served as dean at Saint Read more…

Contempo Records, 1930-1934.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Contempo.
Collection Number: 4408
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Abstract: Contempo was a journal of literature and social commentary published by Milton Abernethy and Anthony Buttitta in Chapel Hill, N.C., from 1931 to 1934. Incoming Read more…

Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Percy, Walker, 1916-1990.
Collection number: 4294
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Abstract: Walker Percy was raised in Georgia, Alabama, and Greenville, Miss., and lived most of his adult life in Covington, La. He was the author of six published novels: “The Read more…

Idora McClellan Moore papers, 1882-1939.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Moore, Idora McClellan, 1843-1929.
Collection number: 3072
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Abstract: Writer of Talladega County, Ala., who used the pen name “Betsy Hamilton.” Scattered letters, 1882-1927, from editors, readers, and friends, and clippings of her newspaper series, Read more…

Miscellaneous writings, ca. 1893-1956.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Miscellaneous writings, ca. 1893-1956.
Collection number: 3704-z
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Abstract: Items include “Gap Road,” by George Folsom Cranberry (1876-1956), a short story, 23 p., typescript, undated; “Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke,” by Ralph Ellison (b. 1914), an essay concerning Afro-American literature Read more…

Stephen Beauregard Weeks papers, 1746-1941.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Weeks, Stephen Beauregard, 1865-1918.
Collection number: 762
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Abstract: Papers and volumes related primarily to southern education and religion, compiled or created by Stephen B. Weeks, North Carolina educator and historian. Included are his Read more…

Opelika Pictures Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997) [manuscript].
Collection number: 20290
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Abstract: Opelika Pictures is a film company founded by New York-based filmmaker Macky Alston (Wallace McPherson Alston III). Alston directed the documentary film, “Family Name,” which examines the links between Read more…

Cobb family papers, 1814-1975.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Cobb family.
Collection number: 4008
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Abstract: Collier Cobb, geologist and professor at the University of North Carolina, was born in 1862 in Wayne County, N.C., the eldest of the seven children of Martha Louisa Cobb and Needham Read more…

Kenny J. Williams papers, 1962-2003.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Williams, Kenny J.
Collection number: 5182
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Abstract: Kenny Jackson Williams (1927-2003), an African American studies scholar, taught at Duke University and was appointed to the Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities Read more…

Roberta H. Jackson and Blyden Jackson papers, 1955-1991.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Roberta H. Jackson and Blyden Jackson papers, 1955-1991.
Collection number: 4646
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Abstract: Roberta H. Jackson (1920-1999), African American professor of education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was married to Blyden Jackson (1910-2000), African American professor of English and dean of Read more…