We’ve just added a few new maps to the North Carolina Maps site, including this colorful map of the golf courses at the Pinehurst Country Club in 1922. The map was produced by famed course designer Donald Ross.
Author Anna R. Hayes and UNC Press have recently released Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp. The book examines the life of the first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court. Hayes extensively used the Susie Sharp Papers in Wilson Library’s Southern Historical Collection to write the book, but I thought I would share a recent find from the North Carolina Collection’s Postcard project. A handwritten note on the back of this real photo postcard states: “Susie Sharpe family picture 1910-1918, from Reidsville, N.C. Susie Sharpe — N.C. Supreme Court.” I have a guess, but can anyone help identify which one is Susie Sharp?