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Nancy S. Darden Papers, 1820, 1879-1925

(Manuscript Collection #489)

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Title: Nancy S. Darden Papers
Creator: Darden, Nancy S.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1820, 1879-1925) including photographs, correspondence, a commencement announcement, a newspaper clipping, and miscellany.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 73 items , including photographs, correspondence, a commencement announcement, a newspaper clipping, and miscellany.

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Accessions Information

March 1, 1984, 73 items; Correspondence and miscellaneous papers (1820, 1879-1925) of Pitt County, N.C., family. Gift of Miss Nancy Darden, Farmville, N.C.

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

Nancy S. Darden Papers (#489), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Miss Nancy Darden

Processing Information

  • Processed by J. Layne; M. Boccaccio, January 1988

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Nancy (Nannie) Darden attended the State Normal and Industrial College (UNC-Greensboro), Greensboro, N.C. She then taught in various schools in Pitt County, N.C.

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Most of the correspondence is family related, to Nannie from her mother during Nannie's years at the State Normal and Industrial College (1907-1910). The letters contain comments on cotton prices, farm life, and an outbreak of diphtheria at the college (1908). Letters discussing Nannie's teaching responsibilities in Pitt County are also included (1912). Numerous letters from her brother Flavius talk of life at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. (1918). A bulletin from the Oak Ridge Institute, Oak Ridge, N.C. (1899), which was attached to a report card for G. W. Darden; an Oak Ridge Institute newsletter; and an editorial from the American Journal of Health recommending the Oak Ridge Institute on the basis of its sanitation are also included. There is also a letter from Lt. George C. Round discussing the fiftieth anniversary (1911) of the 1st Battle of Bull Run (Manassas).

The collection also contains photographs of family members, probably Nancy Darden and her sister Josie, at the State Normal and Industrial College.

There are several promissory notes and a church subscription note designed to raise funds for the construction of Beaver (?) Creek Meeting House. Also included is a commencement announcement from the N.C. State Normal and Industrial College (1913) as well as a summer school bulletin (1913). Miscellaneous items include post cards of Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., and newspaper clippings.

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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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