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Allen Churchill Collection

Manuscript Collection #535

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

Title: Allen Churchill Collection
Creator: Churchill, Levis Allen
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection [1949, 1960, 1962] including correspondence, clippings, genealogical notes, way of naming children, miscellaneous genealogies.
Extent: 0.65 Cubic feet, 946 items , consisting of correspondence, clippings, miscellaneous genealogies, genealogical notes, and miscellaneous.

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

Accessions Information

July 16, 1987, 1/2 cubic foot; Genealogical notes for Churchill, Evans, Brown, Tucker, and numerous other Pitt County, N.C., families. Gift of Mr. L. Allen Churchill, Greenville, 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

Allen Churchill Collection (#535), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. L. Allen Churchill

Processing Information

  • Processed by V. Jones, Jr., January 1991

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

Levis Allen Churchill, the son of Levis H. Churchill and Margaret G. Evans of Pitt Co., N.C., was born in 1931 and married Allie Rachel Little, the daughter of Lenard L. Little and Allie E. Allen of Pitt Co., N.C., in 1949.

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

The collection contains genealogical notes and some clippings and correspondence concerning Pitt County and other Eastern North Carolina families related to the donor.

Correspondence in the collection consists largely of inquiries for and replies concerning genealogical information. One letter (February 15, 1972) comments on a controversy over the cemetery at Pitt Plaza in Greenville, N.C. Clippings are generally genealogical in content and are comprised of marriage and death notices, listings of the elected officers of the Eastern North Carolina Genealogical Society, and an article on toy producer John Churchill.

The bulk of the collection is made up of genealogical notes on various Eastern North Carolina families (filed alphabetically by surname). Such notes include marriage, birth, and death dates; extracts from federal censuses; cemetery records; copies of Bible records; and abstracts from deed and will books. In some cases genealogical notes cannot be filed according to surname because several different names are mentioned on a page and thus they are filed in one general genealogical information file. In addition, photocopies of all or portions of published histories of the following families are included: Churchill, Tucker, Brown, Campbell, Frazier, Hardy, Hawks, Hearn, Jenkins, Little, and Sumrell. For a more complete list of families in the collection see the finding aids listed below.

Miscellaneous material contains a document describing a way of naming children and a "History of the Free Will Baptist Press" (ca. 1960) of Ayden, N.C.

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

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

Box 1#0535.1
Correspondence, 1968-1984
Box 1#0535.1
Clippings; Miscellaneous; General Genealogical Information; and Miscellaneous Genealogies
Box 2#0535.2
Genealogical Notes: Churchill, Evans, and Tucker families
Box 3#0535.3
Genealogical Notes: A-Z

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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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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