July 30, 1981, 203 items, ca. 0.50 cubic feet; Papers (1905-1964) of Greenville, N.C., artist, including correspondence, daybooks, photographs, clippings, programs, art work, etc.
January 29, 1982 (addition #1), 10 items, ca. 0.05 cubic feet; Artist's record book, daybook, clippings, and miscellaneous. Gift of Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins, Hays, Kansas.
July 23, 1982 (addition #2), 5 items, 0.03 cubic feet; program, clippings, and catalog. Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
October 15, 2007, (addition #3), 26 items, 94 p., 0.35 cubic feet; Papers (1895-1969, n.d.) including letters received, mostly from friends and family in Red Springs, North Carolina, while she was teaching music at Greenville High School, Greenville, NC, ca. 1917-1919, and reproductions of portraits that she painted in Greenville, 1960-1969. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 10/15/2007. Agreement with donor also applies to the donor's previous gifts to the Georgia Pearsall Hearne Papers, dated 7/30/1981, 1/29/1982, 7/23/1982. Georgia Pearsall Hearne was born in Rockingham, NC and grew up in Red Springs, NC. She studied art and music at Southern Presbyterian College in Red Springs, and other locations and later taught both subjects in Greenville, Rocky Mount & Smithfield, NC. She married Closs Hearne in 1926. The couple resided in Greenville, where Georgia continued to teach. She was praised for her portraits of prominent North Carolinians. Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
July 21, 2008, (addition #4), 28 items, 0.250 cubic feet; Papers (1865-2007, undated) of Greenville, North Carolina artist, including biographical and genealogical research material and a loose leaf notebook of digital reproductions of portraits that she painted in Greenville, 1938-1973. See preliminary inventory. Rec'd. 7/21/2008. Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
June 15, 2011, (addition #5), 5 items, 0.002 cubic feet; Portraits of Loyd Horton and Harriett Carr Cozart families (1952, undated) of Greenville and Raleigh, North Carolina, by Georgia Pearsall Hearne, including letter of transmittal by her son-in-law Mr. Kent Atkins. Loose leaf notebook pages of printed digital reproductions and typed letter signed. Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
March 19, 2014, (addition #6), 13 items, 0.05 cubic feet; Addition includes pages documenting portraits painted by Georgia Pearsall Hearne. Information includes who the subjects are, when the portraits were painted, and who presently owns the portraits. Color prints (on regular paper) of the portraits are also included. Also a photograph (2007) of Alison Hearne Atkins receiving her honor as one of "100 Incredible Women East Carolina University Graduates." Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
April 1, 2015, (addition #7), 0.05 cubic feet; Addition includes two pages documenting three portraits painted by Georgia Pearsall Hearne; the obituary and memory book from her 1981 funeral; the memory book from the 1945 funeral of her husband Closs W. Hearne; her birth certificate; and a letter certifying their 1926 marriage. Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
April 12, 2016, (addition #8), 0.05 cubic feet; Addition includes ten pages documenting seventeen portraits painted by Georgia Pearsall Hearne. Information includes who the subjects are, when the portraits were painted, and who presently owns the portraits. Color prints (on regular paper) of the portraits are also included. Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
November 1, 2016, (unprocessed addition #9), 0.05 cubic feet; Addition includes letters (1907, undated) written by Georgia Pearsall to friends and family and letters (1916-1921, undated) written by Closs W. Hearne to Georgia Pearsall when they were courting. Some pages are missing and many are undated. Donor: Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins.
Gift of Mrs. Alison Hearne Atkins
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Georgia Pearsall Hearne Papers (#430), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by C. Cook, April 1982
Encoded by Apex Data Services
Reprocessed by HIST 5910 student Chelsea M. Head, April 20, 2016; revised by Jonathan Dembo, May 10, 2016