Category Archives: Featured Z-Collections

Featured Z- Collection: Lizzie Chambers Hall (#4145-z)

Lizzie Chambers Hall was the wife of W. T. Hall, who was the ¬†pastor of Baptist churches in Danville, Virginia from 1897-1907, and in Roxborough, Pennsylvania from 1913- 1928. The Lizze Chambers Hall Papers contain ¬†photographs, scattered family correspondence, and … Continue reading

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From the Digital SHC

Today’s digital feature is the Martha Ryan Cipher Book, SHC collection #1940-z. From the finding aid: “School mathematics exercise book kept by Martha Ryan, probably of Perquimans County, N.C., circa 1781. The volume is bound in homespun fabric with ornate … Continue reading

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Eleven Reasons Why Everybody Should Buy the Studebaker Wagon (1877)

I came across this great little pamphlet yesterday in the Burwell Benson Papers (Collection #60-z, finding aid). It’s an 1877 catalog of “farm, freight, plantation, platform & spring wagons” from the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company of South Bend, Indiana – … Continue reading

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The Turpentine Remedy

You never know what you’re going to find in our collections. Today, while looking for something totally unrelated, I happened upon a folder with an intriguing title: “Prescription and Diet Book, circa 1800s.” I thought I might have stumbled on … Continue reading

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Thar She Blows

We recently uncovered a single-item collection with this intriguing title: “Sailor’s Journal, 30 March-24 April 1847″ (#5219-z). Although not completely unheard of, this is a bit of a strange one in that it’s totally unattributed. Normally, our collections are tied … Continue reading

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“What is it that binds us to this place as to no other?”

Individual collections of manuscript material preserved in the Southern Historical Collection range in size from giant collections of more than half a million items all the way down to single-item collections. Our smaller collections, due to the way that they … Continue reading

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