Category Archives: Collections

New Collection: Helen Maynor Scheirbeck Papers (#5526)

  We are pleased highlight one of the many new collections that became available for research this spring: the Helen Maynor Scheirbeck Papers. These papers contain almost 20,000 items related to Helen Maynor Scheirbeck’s work as a community organizer, educator, … Continue reading

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Educating Voters During the Civil Rights Movement

This powerful image, part of the James A. Felton and Annie Vaughn Felton Papers (#05161), is a flyer used by the Voter Education Project in 1970. James A. Felton co-founded an African American organization in North Carolina called the People’s Program on Poverty. … Continue reading

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March is Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, this blog post is dedicated to Sallie Swepson Sims Southall Cotten (1846-1929) of Pitt County, N.C. Sallie Cotten was a campaigner for women’s issues, with a focus on achieving equal education and legal status … Continue reading

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SHC All-Star: John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin would have been 100 years old on January 2, 2015. On this campus, we like to take a lot of pride in a well, sometimes I like to think of the curatorial work as building a well … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! A Highlighted Collection for the Holiday Season

To entertain your family this holiday season, the SHC wants to highlight a digital collection that may provide you with some historical family fun. The Mini Page Archive houses digital versions of the four page features that appeared in over 500 newspapers … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from the SHC!

What would Thanksgiving be without the turkey? Below is an excerpt from an article written by Doug Storer called “Let’s Talk Turkey.” It explains how the turkey became synonymous with Thanksgiving. Doug Storer was a radio producer, talent agent, and … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! Haunting North Carolina Ghost Stories

Preparing for Halloween around the SHC can get a little spooky! Wandering through Wilson Library’s dark and silent stacks may uncover some truly spine-tingling tales. The archive documents many stories that hold cultural importance for the South, including some creepy … Continue reading

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Holiday Festivities Through the Years: 1913-2007

Happy Holidays! Please enjoy a few of Wilson Library’s favorite photographs of seasonal celebrations across the South: Group on their way to Ronda, N.C. for a Christmas dance, circa 1913.  From the Thomas F. Hickerson Papers, #3809, Southern Historical Collection. … Continue reading

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