Creator: Miscellaneous broadsides, ca. 1814-1979.
Collection number: 2874-z
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Abstract: A miscellaneous collection of broadsides, including posters, advertisements for various merchants and for a steamer cruise to Hatteras, N.C.; notice of an 1852 slave auction in Charleston, S.C.; political campaign items, including election returns for Frederick County, Va., 1843, and a sketch of John S. Wise, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, 1885; a way-bill giving mileage for travel points between Asheville, N.C., and Knoxville, Tenn.; funeral announcements, 1867; news of the assasination of Lincoln, 1864, and of the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814; 1934; sheet music for the song “One Hundred Percent American,” circa 1927, and lyrics for the “National Whig Song,” circa 1840, and the “Democratic Campaign Song,” 1876; a “Farmer’s View of the Cotton Allotment Plan,” 1934; posters relating to United States homefront support during World War II; a poster from a 1979 anti-Ku Klux Klan march and conference in Greensboro, N.C.; and other material intended chiefly for public posting.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Folder 1 contains a “Death to the Klan” poster from Anti-Klan March and Conference on 3 November 1979 in Greensboro, N.C.
Oversize items in folder XOPF-2874/1 also includes “An Appeal for Human Rights” by students from Atlanta University (now knows as Clark Atlanta University, a historically African American university in Atlanta, Ga.)