Category Archives: Collections

Have You Heard of the Montford Point Marines?

On Saturday, August 1, 2015, I had the honor of attending a ceremony for the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to the family of Sgt. James Andrew Felton (1919-1994), a Montford Point Marine. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian … Continue reading

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New Collection: Johannes Adam Simon Oertel Papers, #4592

The Southern Historical Collection is pleased to highlight a new collection available to the public: the Johannes Adam Simon Oertel Papers, #4592. Johnnes Adam Simon Oertel (1823-1909) was born in Bavaria and came to the United States in 1848. His … Continue reading

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Soul City: Self-Determination and Utopian Views of Black Towns in the South

Contributed by Maurice Hines, Class of 2016, School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University.  All of the founding towns of the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA) were founded in the mid-to-late 19th century and … Continue reading

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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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