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North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati Collection, 1975-2000

Manuscript Collection #812

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

Title: North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (ca. 1975-2000 [bulk: 1995-2000]) of correspondence, meeting minutes, committee files, printed rosters, membership requirements, and videocassette of a film entitled "North Carolina's Role in the American Revolution."
Extent: 5.48 Cubic feet.

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

Accessions Information

February 23, 2001, (unprocessed), 1,000 items, 1.0 cubic feet; Collection of correspondence, meeting minutes, committee files, printed rosters, membership requirements, and videocassette of a film entitled "North Carolina's Role in the American Revolution", ca. 1975-2000 [bulk: 1995-2000]. Donor: W. Keats Sparrow.

July 18, 2005, (unprocessed addition 1), 552 items, 3.35 cubic feet; Records (1995-2005) including correspondence, financial records and other manuscript materials, memorabilia, photographic prints, VHS video tape cassette, compact discs, and printed materials relating to the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati (Box 1-2) and the General Society of the Cincinnati (Box 3-5). See preliminary inventory attached. RESTRICTION. Donor: W. Keats Sparrow.

August 2, 2005, (unprocessed addition 2), 30 items, 1.0 cubic feet; Collection (1989-2005, n.d.) including correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, page proofs of publications, publications, VHS video cassette, and compact disc, relating to the American Revolution, the National Society of the Cincinnati and the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati. See preliminary inventory attached. RESTRICTION. Donor: W. Keats Sparrow.

October 14, 2005, (unprocessed addition 3), 3 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Collection (2005) of correspondence, minutes and annual giving newsletter. See preliminary inventory attached. RESTRICTION. Donor: W. Keats Sparrow.

July 24, 2006, (unprocessed addition 4), 9 items, 0.025 cubic feet; Collection (1990-2006) including correspondence, minutes, periodicals, and programs of triennial meetings, 1992-2003; annual report of the Society of the Cincinnati, 2005; newsletter of the General Society of the War of 1812 The 1812 War Cry, vol. 32, n. 1 (April 2006). RESTRICTION. Donor: W. Keats Sparrow.

November 9, 2006, (unprocessed addition 5), 57 items, 0.11 cubic feet; Collection (2004-2006) including correspondence, minutes, periodicals, and programs of meetings, including reports and information on meetings, membership, finances, exhibits, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. RESTRICTION. Donor: W. Keats Sparrow.

November 27, 2006, (unprocessed addition 6), 1 item, 0.010 cubic feet; Exhibit Catalogue (2006) entitled North Carolina in the American Revolution: An Exhibition by the Society of the Cincinnati; Anderson House, Washington, DC October 14, 2006-April 25, 2007; Text by Emily L. Schulz. (copyrighted 2006 by the Society of the Cincinnati. Pamphlet. Donor: Emily L. Schulz, Deputy Director and Curator, The Society of the Cincinnati.

Access Restrictions

No access or use without express written consent of the donor prior to 3/5/2026.

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati Collection (#812), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of W. Keats Sparrow

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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.

  • Box 2#0812.2
    • Folder a#0812.2.a
      General Correspondence (2001-2004, n.d.) 18 items 85 pages. Note: Articles and corresponding letters of tribute to George Washington.
    • Folder b#0812.2.b
      Historical projects/ Grants Committee files (requests, proposals, correspondence, etc) Part one (October 2004-April 2005, n.d.) 21 items 72 pages Note: torn invitation
    • Folder c#0812.2.c
      Historical projects/ Grants Committee files (requests, proposals, correspondence, etc) Part two (March 2003-October 2004, n.d.) 29 items 100 pages. Note: Guilford CO. Courthouse Battlefield map
    • Folder d#0812.2.d
      Historical Projects/Grants Committee files (requests, proposals, correspondence, etc) Part three (November 2001-March 2003) 24 items 104 pages. Note: copied picture of sword from American Revolution
    • Folder e#0812.2.e
      Historical Projects/Grants Committee files (requests, proposals, correspondence, etc) Part four (1994-2001, n.d.) 21 items 112 pages. Note: Joel Lane Museum House workbook for grades 3,4 and 5
  • Box 3#0812.3
    • Folder a#0812.3.a
      "Fortitude and Forbearance" Correspondence (2003-2004) 4 items 45 pages
    • Folder b#0812.3.b
      "Fortitude and Forbearance" The NC Continental Line in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) 3 items 305 pages
    • Folder c#0812.3.c
      NC in the American Revolution (1995-2004, n.d.) 16 items 69 pages
    • Folder d#0812.3.d
      NC Society's George Washington Distinguished Professor Program (1996-2005) 21 items 76 pages
    • Folder f#0812.3.f
      Miscellaneous items (1999) 8 items 6 pages
    • Folder g#0812.3.g
      Presentations by NC Society Historian Keats Sparrow, Ph. D. (1994-1998, 1999, 2003-2004, n.d.) 5 items 59 pages
    • Folder h#0812.3.h
      Keat Sparrow's Correspondence (1985, 1992-1993, 1997-1998, 2001-2004, n.d.) 50 items 110 pages
    • Folder i#0812.3.i
      Standing Committee Meetings (notices, agendas, handouts, notes, etc) (1995,1997,2000-2005) 25 items 100 pages
    • Folder j#0812.3.j
      Spring and Fall Meetings Part one (2003-2005) 21 items 134 pages
    • Folder k#0812.3.k
      Spring and Fall Meetings Part two (2002) 21 items 78 pages
    • Folder l#0812.3.l
      Spring and Fall Meetings Part three (2002) 28 items 150 pages
    • Folder m#0812.3.m
      Spring and Fall Meetings Part four (1993-1997,1999-2001,n.d.) 25 items 104 pages
    • Folder n#0812.3.n
      Spring and Fall Meetings Part five (1985,1987,1989-1990,1992,2003) 12 items 80 pages
    • Folder o#0812.3.o
      Rosters NC Society (1997,2000) 3 items 54 pages
    • Folder p#0812.3.p
      Correspondence about Auquisitions for East Carolina University from William Augustus Blount Stewarts Library (1992,2001) 9 items 33 pages
  • Box 6#0812.6
    • Folder a#0812.6.a
      "Why America is Free" (history textbook sponsored by the General Society) (1997) 2 items 210 pages
    • Folder b#0812.6.b
      Fundraising NC and General Societies (1996-1998,2001-2004) 7 items 22 pages
    • Folder c#0812.6.c
      General Society Correspondence (1982,1985,1997-1998,2001-2005,n.d.) 35 items 121 pages
    • Folder d#0812.6.d
      Education Committee General Society (1995-1997,2001-2002) 11 items 73 pages
    • Folder e#0812.6.e
      Rosters General Society (1995,1998,2001) 3 items 326 pages
    • Folder f#0812.6.f
      Proposed book on Henderson House, National Headquarters Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, D.C. (1984-1985,1987-1988,1997-1998) 28 items 86 pages
  • Box 7#0812.7
    • Folder a#0812.7.a
      Preparing for Our Third Century: The Renovation of Anderson House, Our Society's National Headquarters (n.d.) fundraising program produced by the Society of the Cincinnati, Washington DC. 1 VHS videotape cassette (Time 17:00 minutes); boxed. 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.02 cubic feet) Recd. 8/2/2005.
    • Folder b#0812.7.b
      History of the Society by William Raiford, Past President General (May 2004) presented by the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati. 1 compact disc; boxed. 1 item. 1 p. (ca. 0.01 cubic feet) Recd. 8/2/2005.
    • Folder c#0812.7.c
      Correspondence (1989-2005) 4 items. 5 p.
    • Folder d#0812.7.d
      Fortitude and Forbearance (11/2004) Galley Proof. 1 vol. 163 p.
    • Folder e#0812.7.e
      Fortitude and Forbearance (n.d.) Correspondence & drafts. 11 items. 51 p.
    • Folder f#0812.7.f
      Soul Mates: Washington, Lafayette and the Time of the French, by Preston Russell (Sampler Part I & II) (n.d.) Mss Typescript. 1 vol. 141 p.
    • Folder g#0812.7.g
      Soul Mates: Washington, Lafayette and the Time of the French, by Preston Russell (Sampler Part I) (1995-1996) Mss Typescript; Adaptation for American Heritage, 1995; Cover letter, 1996. 3 items. 107 p.
    • Folder h#0812.7.h
      Why is America Free? A History of the American Revolution and the Founding of the American Republic: An Elementary School History Curriculum for the Period 1775 to 1800 Written for Society of the Cincinnati, by Kenneth E. Hamburger, et. al. (c1995) Mss Typescript. 1 vol. 79 p.
    • Folder i#0812.7.i
      Cincinnati Fourteen, Journal of the Society of the Cincinnati vol. 40, n. 1 (Fall 2003) 1 vol. 44 p.
    • Folder j#0812.7.j
      New Jersey in the American Revolution: An Exhibition from the Library and Museum Collections of the Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, Washington, DC (1999-2000) 1 vol. 22 p.
    • Folder k#0812.7.k
      The Order for Morning Prayer on the Occasion of Patriot's Sunday (2/24/2002), St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Recognizing the Society of the Cincinnati, Charleston, SC. 1 vol. 5 p.
    • Folder l#0812.7.l
      Roster and Handbook North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati (1990) 1 vol. 46 p.
    • Folder m#0812.7.m
      Roster of the Society of the Cincinnati (1992) 1 vol. 162 p.
    • Folder n#0812.7.n
      Roster of the Society of the Cincinnati (1989) 1 vol. 150 p.
    • Folder o#0812.7.o
      Society of the Cincinnati and Its Headquarters: Anderson House, 1783-1983. Brochure. (1983) 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder p#0812.7.p
      Correspondence, Minutes & Annual Giving Honor Roll Newsletter (2005) 3 items. 16 p. (ca. 0.01 cubic feet) Recd. 10/14/2005.
    • Folder q#0812.7.q
      Correspondence, Minutes, Periodicals and Programs of triennial Meetings, 1992-2003; Annual Report of the Society of the Cincinnati, 2005; Newsletter of the General Society of the War of 1812, The 1812 War Cry, vol. 32, n.1 (April 2006). 9 items. 75 p.
    • Folder r#0812.7.r
      Cincinnati Fourteen: Journal of the Society of the Cincinnati(Spring - Fall 2005) v. v1, no. 2 - v. 42, no. 1. Periodical. 2 items. 125 p.
    • Folder s#0812.7.s
      Meeting Minutes etc. (Spring 2005) Printed. 1 item. 6 p.
    • Folder t#0812.7.t
      Meeting Minutes etc. (Autumn 2005) including membership & financial information. 17 items. 37 p.
    • Folder u#0812.7.u
      Meeting Minutes etc. (Spring 2005) including membership & financial information. 6 items. 18 p.
    • Folder v#0812.7.v
      Meeting Minutes etc. (Fall 2006) including membership & financial information. 13 items. 36 p.
    • Folder w#0812.7.w
      North Carolina Exhibit Planning (2004-2005) Anderson House, Washington, DC. Mss & Printed materials. 16 items. 96 p.
    • Folder x#0812.7.x
      General Society Education Committee correspondence (2006) 2 items. 6 p.
    • Folder y#0812.7.y
      Exhibit Catalogue (2006) entitled North Carolina in the American Revolution: An Exhibition by the Society of the Cincinnati; Anderson House, Washington, DC October 14, 2006-April 25, 2007, text by Emily L. Schulz. 1 item. 22 p.

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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