Archive for the ‘Writers’ Category

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…

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

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

North Carolina miscellaneous papers, 1772-1948.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: North Carolina miscellaneous papers.
Collection number: 1135
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Abstract: Miscellaneous financial and legal papers, including documents relating to the settlement of accounts, tax returns, estate inventories, bills of sale for the purchase and rental of Read more…

Paul Green papers, 1880-1985.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Green, Paul, 1894-1981.
Collection number: 3693
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Abstract: Paul Eliot Green (1894-1981), of Chapel Hill, N.C., was an author, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, and humanitarian. This collection contains material documenting the many facets of Green’s life and work, material relating to the Read more…

Society for the Study of Southern Literature records, 1968-[ongoing].

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Society for the Study of Southern Literature.
Collection number: 4986
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Abstract: The Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1968 to further scholarship on the writings and writers of the American South. Records Read more…

Categories: 20th century, Writers

Edgar Gardner Murphy papers, 1893-1913.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Murphy, Edgar Gardner, 1869-1913.
Collection number: 1041
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Abstract: Episcopal clergyman, publicist, executive secretary of the Southern Education Board, 1903-1908, author, and amateur astronomer. Correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous Read more…

George Moses Horton poem, 1856.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Horton, George Moses, 1798?-ca. 1880.
Collection number: 4799
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Abstract: An original poem entitled “Departing Love” by George Moses Horton, a Chatham County, N.C., slave. The poem was commissioned by the Reverend Henry A. Dixon of Chapel Hill, Read more…

Reed Sarratt papers, 1930s-1960s.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Sarratt, Reed.
Collection number: 4549
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Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, and other items of North Carolina journalist Reed Sarratt (1917-1986), whose career took him from editorial posts at the “Charlotte News” and the Read more…