Guide to Depositories of Manuscript Collections in North Carolina

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North Carolina Historical Commission, 1940 - Archival resources - 18 pages
 

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Page 7 - In January, 1936, the Manual of the Historical Records Survey announced that the program of the Survey would be devoted to the discovery, preservation, and making accessible basic materials for research in the history of our country. A definition of one phase of the program was stated thus in the Manual: "With a view to the provision of better measures for the preservation and accessibility of public records and other historical materials the Survey will collect and make available information concerning...
Page 13 - Mr. ( ; ми л. i. n offered four new sections, the second, third, and fourth of which are the same as the fifth, sixth, and seventh sections of the act, and the first is as follows: That any persons resident in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, or Arkansas, who may voluntarily enlist in the military service of the United States for a...
Page 12 - Photostatlc copies may be obtained at prices which vary according to requirements. GUILFORD COLLEGE.— North Carolina Society of Friends Yearly Meeting Records, Guilford College. Custodian, Mrs. Laura D. Worth. Open by appointment. Until 1900 the holdings of this depository were stored in the 65 particular meetings. They were, at that time, collected and deposited here and other accessions followed. Manuscripts are housed in a vault at the Guilford College Library, a one-story, brick building, constructed...
Page 10 - ... Robert BURWELL, Jr., Mrs. James A. FORE, Rena C. HARRELL, Mrs. MA BLAND, Sadie W. GRIER. Material is available to users with serious purpose. There is no copy service. DURHAM.— DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. Curator, Dr. Ruth Ketring Nuermberger, Room 103, West Campus. Hours: 8:30 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 4:30 pm weekdays except Sat. pm Gifts and loans inaugurated the collections of this depository in 1898 ; since 1929 extensive purchases have been made possible with a fund donated by a friend of the...
Page 11 - BURT Papers, political and personal correspondence, 1825-90, 2,564 items; Robert CARTER Papers, 1772-93, 18 letter books of a Virginia planter, containing 3,135 letters; CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA papers, 1861-65, register of Congress, manuscript laws, vouchers, warrants, and other official records, 1,051 items; Jefferson DAVIS Papers, 1854-90, personal and official correspondence, 557 items; BN DUKE Papers, 1891-1919, personal and business correspondence, etc., 40,529 items (restricted); Nathanael...
Page 11 - ... of the University Chapel. HOLDINGS Material of Southern interest, chiefly Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; some material for Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky; very little for Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Florida. The bulk of material deals with period 1800-1865; much for 1865-1900; less prior to 1800. To illustrate the scope of the depository's holdings the following collections, from more than 800 held by it, may be mentioned: Armistead...
Page 5 - Pennsylvania institutions in whose libraries manuscripts are housed. It lists historical societies, public libraries, museums, and academic institutions, but is not intended to cover the vast number of manuscript collections in the archives of families and commercial enterprises, and in the hands of private collectors.
Page 15 - ... loan, and sometimes by purchase or exchange. They are never sold. Collections are housed in specially constructed archive areas on the ground floor and first floor of the State Office Building, a five-story, semi-fireproof, stone, brick, concrete, and steel structure completed in 1938. The building consists of two wings, each approximately 170' x 45'. The Historical Commission occupies the entire first floor and one-half of the ground floor. Its quarters have been specially designed for its purposes,...
Page 11 - ... approximately 580,000 pieces including 1,500 volumes of accounts, daybooks, diaries, etc. Of these, 90 per cent have been arranged and cataloged by collections. The arrangement is chronological within each collection. About 10 per cent of the manuscripts have been cataloged by pieces on 40,000 cards (3x5), indexing each letter under the name of the writer. There are four indexes: the main card, giving the name, place, inclusive dates, library location, and number of pieces for each collection;...
Page 15 - Papers, 1783-1919, political, military, and legal correspondence of Chief Justice of North Carolina and editor of State Records of North Carolina; Albert and Theodore DAVIDSON Papers, 1824-1926, business and political correspondence; EJ HALE Papers, 1850-67, correspondence, chiefly political, of a newspaper editor; Archibald D. MURPHEY Papers, 1797-1852, correspondence of a prominent state leader in internal improvement, education, and constitutional reform; PATTERSON Collection, 1775-1852, correspondence,...

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