Category Archives: Writers

Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

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 Continue reading Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

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

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

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

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

Charles Anderson Farrell papers, 1938-1977.

Creator: Farrell, Charles Anderson, 1894-1977.
Collection number: 4452
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Abstract: Charles Anderson Farrell was a native of Yadkin County, North Carolina, and in 1923 moved to Greensboro where he became the first professional photographer of the Greensboro Daily News. In the 1920s and 1930s, Farrell also operated a Continue reading Charles Anderson Farrell papers, 1938-1977.

Gillespie and Wright family papers, 1735-1990 (bulk 1735-1845).

Creator: Gillespie and Wright family.
Collection number: 275
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Abstract: Members of the Gillespie and Wright family, included James Gillespie (1747?-1805), planter, North Carolina state legislator, 1779-1786, and U.S. congressman, 1793-1799 and Continue reading Gillespie and Wright family papers, 1735-1990 (bulk 1735-1845).

William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003.

Creator: Ferris, William R.
Collection number: 20367
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Abstract: William R. Ferris (1942- ), born and raised in Vicksburg, Miss., is an author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, photographer, administrator, and scholar chiefly working in the areas of African American and southern culture. Among his Continue reading William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003.