The latest group of legacy finding aids has just been posted online. Some of the notable collections from this group include:
Edith Russell Harrington was a writer, producer, and director of civic pageants across the South. With her husband, Herschel R. Harrington, she founded Harrington-Russell Studios, Complete Pageant Service, in Asheville, N.C., in 1930, and operated the business for about fifteen years. Herschel Harrington did technical work, including lighting and set design, for the pageants his wife wrote and directed. The collection includes correspondence, plans, outlines, notes, and other papers of Edith Russell Harrington, primarily from the 1930s, relating to outdoor dramas, pageants, and festivals produced by Harrington-Russell Studios throughout the South; material relating to Van Horn’s, a Philadelphia costume supplier for which Harrington-Russell acted as agent in Florida in the 1930s; and scripts Harrington wrote for the Children’s Civic Theater in Atlanta, Ga., in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Genevieve Pearce Moore (born circa 1889) of High Point, N.C., was an elementary school teacher and counselor in North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. The collection includes the intermittent personal diary of Moore while working and vacationing in various locations. The entries concern Moore’s daily personal and domestic life, her work with school children, especially in music; her various social, church, volunteer, and club activities; and her frequent vacation trips.
In 1931 a commission of nine members was appointed to recommend revisions to the state constitution of North Carolina. Burton Craige (1875-1945), a lawyer of Winston-Salem, N.C., was one of commission members, along with Lindsay Carter Warren (born 1889) and John Johnston Parker (1885-1958). The collection inlcudes correspondence of Burton Craige regarding the report of the Constitutional Commission. Also included are mimeographed proceedings, drafts, working papers, and pertinent published material. At the recommendation of the State Supreme Court, the proposed constitution of 1933 was never submitted to the voters.
Lucy Maria Cobb (1877-1969) was a teacher, professional genealogist, and free-lance writer of Raleigh, N.C. The collection includes personal and professional papers of Cobb including family and genealogical correspondence, genealogical notes, primary drafts of poems, plays, children’s stories, and articles by her, and the libretto (by Cobb) and music for an unpublished operetta, “The Pirate and the Governor’s Daughter.” Mary Louisa Cobb (1899-1976), Lucy Cobb’s niece in Chapel Hill, N.C., was her most frequent family correspondent; her letters discuss family matters and report on people and events in Chapel Hill. Family correspondence also deals with Lucy’s well-being as she ages, discussing dilemmas faced by an older, single woman in the late 1950s and 1960s.
A complete list of all updated and posted legacy finding aids can be found here.