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Alex L. Manly Papers, 1898-1899

Manuscript Collection #65

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Alex L. Manly Papers
Creator: Manly, Alex
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1898-1899, undated) including photographs, clippings, biographical sketch, and xerox copy of pages from A Documentary History of The Negro People in the United States.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 6 items , photographs, clippings, and sketch.

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Accessions Information

November 5, 1968, 6 items; Photographs, clippings, and biographical sketch. Gift of Mr. Milo M. Manly, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Alex L. Manly Papers (#65), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Milo M. Manly

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Alexander L. Manly was a Negro leader and newspaper editor in Wilmington, N.C., during the 1890s. As editor of The Record, he was accused of stirring racial discord through his outspoken editorial policy. In 1898 Manly and his family were forced to flee the city on the eve of the famous Wilmington race riot. The Manlys resettled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Included in the collection are photographs of The Record staff and building, Alex L. Manly and his brother before fleeing from Wilmington, and later pictures of Manly and his family. Of particular interest is a clipping from the New York Herald for November 14, 1898, giving an account of the Wilmington race riot, and a xerox copy of pages from A Documentary History of The Negro People in the United States (Herbert Aptheker, editor) quoting Alex L. Manly's famous 1898 editorial in The Record. Along with the editorial is an 1899 speech by a Reverend Morris, entitled "The Wilmington Massacre, 1898," which recounts the details of that encounter.

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Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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