Category Archives: Finding Aids

New Collections: Love Letters

We have a number of new collections that are preserved, processed, and now available for research. Love and war were in the air, as the bulk of the materials include courtship correspondence and letters written by people while they were … Continue reading

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Violence, Hardship, and the Southern Response

The South has witnessed unspeakable historical violence, hardship, and unrest. Whether it is a system developed over hundreds of years or the single act of one person, Southerners have used these circumstances as fuel to protest for a better reality … 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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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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New Collection: Lewis Family Papers, #5499

We are pleased to announce that the newly acquired Lewis Family Papers (SHC #5499) collection is open and available for research. For more about this collection, please view the finding aid. Here’s a brief summary… The Lewis family arrived in … Continue reading

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Legacy finding aids update

The latest group of updated and encoded legacy finding aids has just been posted online. Some of the notable collections in this group are: Mary Farrow Credle Papers, #1853 Mary Elizabeth Farrow Credle (1881-1946) was the daughter of Wilson T. … Continue reading

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Legacy finding aids update

The latest group of updated and encoded legacy finding aids has just been posted online. Some of the notable collections in this group are: Ella Noland MacKenzie Papers, #3667 Ella Noland MacKenzie of Glen Ora, near Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia … Continue reading

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Legacy finding aids update

The latest group of updated and encoded legacy finding aids has just been posted online. Some of the notable collections in this group are: Charles Lyon Chandler Papers, #3614 Charles Lyon Chandler (b. 1883) was a United States foreign service … Continue reading

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