W. J. Peele papers, 1872-1948.

Creator: Peele, W. J. (William Joseph), b. 1855.
Collection number: 1881
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Abstract: William Joseph Peele (1855-1919) was a Raleigh, N.C., lawyer, publisher, and trustee of the state College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University). Correspondence of Peele concerning his law practice, his interest in bimetallism and the activities of the North Carolina Populist Party, his efforts in the prohibition movement, his connection with the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and his interest in literary and historical matters in North Carolina. Correspondents include Marion Butler and Locke Craig.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder 1 contains three letters from W.A. Askew, discussing reaching out to African American men, particularly in eastern NC, regarding supporting Prohibition (24 June, 29 June, and 9 July 1881).