O'Neal Foundation Papers

1949-1950
Manuscript Collection #20
Creator(s)
O'Neal Foundation
Physical description
0.1 Cubic Feet, 45 items , consisting of correspondence, by-laws, resolutions, committees, financial reports, and newspaper clippings.
Preferred Citation
O'Neal Foundation Papers (#20), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Papers (1949-1950) including correspondence, by-laws, resolutions, committees, financial reports and clippings relating to organization established to show sympathy to widow of murder victim.


Scope and arrangement

This collection contains the papers of the O'Neal Foundation, organized June 9, 1949, in Greenville, N.C., as a result of the brutal murder of William Benjamin O'Neal. The citizens of the Greenville area, to show their sympathy to O'Neal's widow and children, organized to solicit funds to build Mrs. O'Neal and her children a new home.

Correspondence includes several letters of appreciation for contributions to the Foundation. One letter to Carl Goerch gives a description of the actual O'Neal murder and asks him to tell of the Foundation's plans.

The collection also contains by-laws, resolutions, committee membership listings, and financial reports of the O'Neal Foundation.

Also in the collection are several newspaper clippings and a proclamation by the Mayor of Greenville.


Administrative information
Custodial History

September 29, 1967, Papers of the O'Neal Foundation, Greenville, N.C. Items include correspondence, by-laws, resolutions, committees, financial reports, and newspaper clippings. Given August, 1966, by Mrs. Virginia Dees, Greenville, N.C., Secretary of the Foundation.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Virginia Dees

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Related material

Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#0741), Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.


Key terms
Personal Names
O'Neal, William Benjamin
Corporate Names
O'Neal Foundation
Topical
Charities--North Carolina--Greenville
Murder victims' families--North Carolina--Greenville
Places
Greenville (N.C.)