Creator: Hill, G. Maurice, 1905-1975, collector.House, R. B. (Robert Burton), 1892-
Collection number: 4101
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Abstract: Audio tape recordings of interviews, some with typed transcripts, scattered correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous materials about Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972), president of the University of North Carolina, 1930-1949, and U.S. senator, 1949-1950, collected by G. Maurice Hill, businessman of Morganton, N.C., as he prepared to write a book about Graham. Interviewees include Archie Daniels, Mark Ethridge, Miguel Elias, Robert B. House, William C. Friday, Collier Cobb, and Lucy Morgan. In addition to Graham, topics discussed in interviews include other aspects of the University of North Carolina, North Carolina and national politics, and education in North Carolina.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Documented are House’s complaints to the Carolina Coach Company, North Carolina Corporation Commission, and the police chief of Durham, N.C., in May 1932 after he and his wife were offended by the presence of “a drunken Negro” while taking a bus trip from Durham to Chapel Hill. Also, there is correspondence from House to Katherine Carmichael on 31 October 1951 about segregation and its impact on UNC Chapel Hill.