Archive for the ‘Writers’ Category

Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

June 2, 2011 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

Cobb family papers, 1814-1975.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

Charles Anderson Farrell papers, 1938-1977.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…