The latest group of updated and encoded finding aids has just been posted online. Some of the notable collections in this group are:
Edwin Björkman (1866-1951) was a Swedish-American literary critic, translator, newspaperman, and author, and, from 1925, a resident of North Carolina. The collection includes literary, personal, and business correspondence, chiefly from 1907, writings and collected writings, of Edwin Björkman. His correspondence is divided into two series: Professional (literary), and Personal. The Professional series includes letters from many significant twentieth century authors, including Zoe Akins, Van Wyck Brooks, James Branch Cabell, Olive Tilford Dargan, John Galsworthy, Francis Grierson, Archibald Henderson, Henry Goddard Leach, William Lyon Phelps, Upton Sinclair, Freeman Tilden, and Allan Eugene Updegraff. Topics include Björkman’s work as a translator of Swedish literature and drama, his World War I experiences in Sweden as an employee of the British Department of Information and the American Committee on Public Information, and his work in North Carolina as literary editor of the Asheville Times newspaper and, after 1935, as director of the North Carolina Federal Writers’ Project. The Personal series consists of correspondence of and writings of Björkman’s family, including his four wives.
Thomas F. (Thomas Felix) Hickerson was a professor of civil engineering and applied mathematics at the University of North Carolina and an expert in highway design. The collection includes professional and technical correspondence related to Hickerson’s work as professor at the University of North Carolina; papers, photographs, and genealogical and other data connected with the writing of his two books about the history and families of the Happy Valley area in Wilkes county and Caldwell county, N.C.; and about fifty items concerning the slaying of William C. Falkner (great-grandfather of the novelist William Faulkner) at Ripley, Miss., in 1889.
William Calk (fl. 1775) traveled from Prince William County, Va., to Boone’s Fort on the Kentucky River in 1775. The collection is a typescript copy of a daily journal, 13 March 1775-2 May 1775, kept by Calk while on this trip.
A complete list of all updated and posted legacy finding aids can be found here.