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Deal Family Papers, 1860-1980, undated

Manuscript Collection #1147

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Title: Deal Family Papers
Creators: Deal family
Deal, Elizabeth Robinson
Deal, Newton Harvey
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 3.25 Cubic feet, 1,779 items.

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Accessions Information

April 28, 2009, (unprocessed) 1,779 items, 3.25 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1860-1980, undated) of the Deal Family of Elizabethtown & Greenville, North Carolina & Greenville & Spartanburg, South Carolina, compiled by Miss Elizabeth Robinson Deal, daughter of Prof. Ralph C. Deal, professor of French & Spanish & head of the Foreign Language Department at East Carolina Teachers College, 1924-1945, including family photographs, World War II correspondence with her brother, Newton Harvey Deal, & other family papers, including bills & receipts, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, genealogical sketches, manuscript volumes, photographic prints & negatives, printed materials, & oversized materials, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. In English & French language. Purchased. 6 boxes & 2 oversized folders. 1,779 items. 2,630 p. (ca. 3.25 cubic feet) Recd. 11/22/2008. Note: A librarian Mr. Newton Harvey Deal was a graduate of E.C.T.C. & Peabody College for Teachers. He served as a reference librarian at University of Virginia, 1951-1965; he was assistant director of libraries at the University of Cincinnati, 1965-1968; & director of libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University, 1968 until his death in 1970. Mr. Scott Power purchased the photographs in #1147.1.j & #1147.6.os.1.1-1.2 at the same auction & donated them to East Carolina University. Mr. Power waived receipts & contracts. Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Woodside Antiques & Auction Gallery; Gift of Mr. Scott Power.

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Preferred Citation

Deal Family Papers (#1147), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Purchase (Special Manuscript Fund), Woodside Antiques & Auction Gallery
  • Gift of Mr. Scott Power

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, April 28, 2009


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.

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Series 1:
ELIZABETH R. DEAL PAPERS
  • Box 1#1147.1
    • Folder a#1147.1.a
      Bills & Receipts (1966-1967) 5 items. 5 p.
    • Folder b#1147.1.b
      Clippings (ca. 1930-1969) ca. 75 items. ca. 75 p.
    • Folder c#1147.1.c
      East Carolina Teachers College Class of 1930 Reunion List (1965) Holograph. 1 item. 5 p.
    • Folder d#1147.1.d
      Insurance Company of North America. Hospitalization Policy (1961) 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder e#1147.1.e
      Letters received (1957-1974) Holograph. 17 items. 32 p.
    • Folder f#1147.1.f
      Photographic Prints. Unidentified (undated) Sepia. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder g#1147.1.g
      Deal, Elizabeth Robinson (Miss). Duke University files (1929-1933, undated) 43 items. 61 p.
    • Folder h#1147.1.h
      Deal, Elizabeth Robinson (Miss). East Caroline Teachers College files (1926-1930, undated) In English & French language. ca. 75 items. ca. 115 p.
    • Folder i#1147.1.i
      Deal, Elizabeth Robinson (Miss). Greenville High School files (1920-1923, 1936, undated) 47 items. 77 p.
    • Folder j#1147.1.j
      Elizabeth Deal Family Photographs (1881, undated) Original Prints & Photocopies. 6 items. 6 p. Note: Items purchased by Mr. Scott Power, Greenville, NC from Woodside Antiques & Auction, 11/22/2008, and added to Deal Family Papers prior to purchase.
      • Duncan McRae - Col. John McDowell - Duncan Cromartie Photograph (undated); caption on front of photocopy. Photocopy. Black & white. 8" x 6" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Photocopied from original photographic print owned by Miss Elizabeth R. Deal.  (item #1)
      • Dr. Newton Robinson Photograph (1881) Photographic print. Sepia. 8" x 10" (oval); captioned on verso. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "in 8" x 10" mahogany oval with ivory matte to fit.."  (item #2)
      • Martha (Mattie) B. Robinson Photograph (1881) Photographic print. Sepia. 8" x 10" (oval); captioned on verso. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "in 8" x 10" mahogany oval with ivory matte to fit.." 1  (item #3)
      • Mary Jane Smith Purdis Photograph (undated); label on verso: "Second wife of James S. Purdis; Grandmother of Dr. Newton Robinson, Bladen County." Photographic print. Sepia. Hand painted. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Illegible note in pencil on upper left corner of verso.  (item #4)
    • Folder k#1147.1.k
      Photographic Prints. (ca. 1937-1968, undated) Black & White. 58 items. 58 p.
    • Folder l#1147.1.l
      Poems, by Harvey Deal, addressed to his mother (undated) 1 card & 1 handmade pamphlet. Holograph Mss. 2 items. 10 p. Note: Child's poems with decorations.
    • Folder m#1147.1.m
      Rachel Maxwell Moore, 1890-1965, by Lucy Cherry Crisp (ca. 1965) Obituary. Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder n#1147.1.n
      The Rose Arbor [Poem] by Elizabeth Deal (1930) Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Written on East Carolina Teachers College English Department letterhead.
Series 2:
MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES
  • Box 2#1147.2
    • Folder a#1147.2.a
      Deal, Elizabeth Robinson (Miss) Our Baby's Journal (2/21/ - 10/8/1909) Mss. Vol. 1 item. 12 p. Note: Includes 2 photographic prints of Miss Deal as an infant.
    • Folder b#1147.2.b
      Deal, Mary Agnes (Miss) Baby's Book (12/27/1921 - 4/25/1923) Mss. Vol. 1 item. 18 p.
    • Folder c#1147.2.c
      Deal, Newton Harvey. Our Baby's Own Book (8/4/1919 - 12/4/1921) Mss. Vol. 1 item. 8 p.
    • Folder d#1147.2.d
      Deal, Ralph C. (Prof.) Journal of Public Addresses (1924-1949) compiled by Gladys Mumford. Mss. Vol. 1 item. 52 p. Note: Ralph C. Deal was a Language professor at East Carolina Teachers College, 1924-1945. The journal lists only speaking engagements alphabetically, by name of host organization & includes date of speech. It does not include subject or other information. Prof. Deal was the father of Elizabeth R. Deal & Newton Harvey Deal.
    • Folder e#1147.2.e
      The Service Book of Scripture, Prayer and Hymns, by Lewis Gaston Early. (New York, NY: Army & Navy Department of the Young Men's Christian Association, 3d U.S.O. Edition, Dec. 1942 © 1941, by Lewis Gaston Early) Book. Soft Cover. 1 vol. 41 p.
    • Folder f#1147.2.f
      The Standard Book: Scribner's Lumber & Log Book (Atlanta, GA: James P. Harrison & Co., [1882]) Book. Hardcover. 1 vol. 48 p. Note: Autographed inside front cover: "Newton Robinson. Book - received as premium for the Southern Cultivator 1882."
Series 3:
PRINTED MATERIALS
  • Box 2#1147.2
    • Folder g#1147.2.g
      Business & Professional Women's Club, Greenville, North Carolina, Yearbook 1956-957 (1956) Pamphlet. 1 item. 18 p. Note: Elizabeth R. Deal was a member.
    • Folder h#1147.2.h
      How a Teachers College Professor Teaches, by Capt. Percy Bright Freeman, et. al. (Nashville, TN: George Peabody College for Teachers [1942]). Pamphlet. Reprinted from The Peabody Reflector (July 1942) 1 item. 12 p. Note: Newton Harvey Deal attended Peabody College in the late 1940s.
    • Folder i#1147.2.i
      Greenville Presbyterian Church Historical Brochures (1936, 1963-1964) 5 items. 19 p. Note: Elizabeth R. Deal attended these churches.
    • Folder j#1147.2.j
      Rock Island - Southern Pacific Lines. Golden State Route Brochure (ca. 1959) 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder k#1147.2.k
      Nautilus, Sophomore Number (Greenville, South Carolina: Greenville High School, January 1926) Book. Soft cover. 1 vol. 100 p. Note: Dedicated to School Librarian, Mrs. Rebecca Correll Deal.
Series 4:
HARVEY NEWTON DEAL PAPERS
Subseries 1:
World War II Correspondence
  • Box 2#1147.2
    • Folder l#1147.2.l
      Deal, Newton H. (Lt.) Box 577, Peabody College, Nashville, TN. Letters to parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Deal, Greenville, North Carolina (1946) 4 items. 13 p. Note: Includes 1 photographic print of Newton Harvey Deal with students in his library school class, 1946.
    • Folder m#1147.2.m
      Deal, Newton H. (Lt.) HQ, 8th Army, G-2 Section. Letters to parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Deal, Greenville, North Carolina (1945) 39 items. 105 p. Note: Addressed from bases in Yokohama & Sobudae Mae, Japan; Leyte & other places in the Philippines.
    • Folder n#1147.2.n
      Deal, Newton H. (Lt.) HQ, 8th Army, G-2 Section. Letters to parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Deal, Greenville, North Carolina (1944) 40 items. 105 p. Note: Addressed from bases in Philippines; Camp Ritchie, MD; Washington, DC: Belle Mead A.S.F., NJ
  • Box 3#1147.3
    • Folder a#1147.3.a
      Deal, Newton H. (Cadet) Company E, 4th Q.M.S.R., Quarter Master School. Letters to parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Deal, Greenville, North Carolina (1943) 32 items. 89 p. Note: Addressed from Belle Mead A.S.F., NJ; Fort McClellan, AL; Fort Benning, GA; Camp Lee, VA; Camp Ritchie, MD
    • Folder b#1147.3.b
      Deal, Newton H. (Private) HQ Detachment, Group I, E.R.T.C., Fort Belvoir, VA. Letters to parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Deal, Greenville, North Carolina (1942) 13 items. 37 p.
Subseries 2:
Miscellaneous Correspondence & Manuscript Materials
  • Box 3#1147.3
    • Folder c#1147.3.c
      Deal, Elizabeth "Lessie" (Mrs. R. C.) Letters received (1930-1946) 3 items. 12 p. Note: Letters from her nephew Heman H. Robinson & Helen.
    • Folder d#1147.3.d
      Deal, Elizabeth "Lessie" (Mrs. Ralph Correll) Letters received (1913-1916, undated) Holograph & Typescript. 24 items. 58 p.
    • Folder e#1147.3.e
      Deal, Elizabeth "Tish" (Miss) Letters received (1943-1945) 5 items. 12 p. Note: Letters from her brother Newton Harvey Deal.
    • Folder f#1147.3.f
      Deal, Mary Agnes (Miss), 305 E. Mulberry Street, Goldsboro, NC. Letters received (1943-1944) 2 items. 3 p. Note: Letters from her brother Newton Harvey Deal.
    • Folder g#1147.3.g
      Deal, Newton H. (Lt.) World War II Service Records as 2nd - 1st Lt. in Quarter Master Corps (1943-1945) Printed forms & Photocopies. 11 items. 11 p.
    • Folder h#1147.3.h
      Deal, Newton H. (Corporal) World War II Service Records as Corporal in Quarter Master Corps (1943) Printed forms & Photocopies. 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder i#1147.3.i
      Deal, Ralph C., Milwaukee, WI. Airmail letter to son [Newton] Harvey Deal, Elizabethtown, NC (1929) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder j#1147.3.j
      Hamrick, Thomas Carl (Mrs.) Invitation to Wedding of her daughter Edith Holland (9/14/1945) 1 item. 3 p.
    • Folder k#1147.3.k
      Hayes, Virginia, Wilson, NC. Letter to [Newton] Harvey Deal, Greenville, NC (1935) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder l#1147.3.l
      Ross, Paula, 1738 Clio Street, New Orleans, LA. Letter to Mr. R. C. Deal, E.C.T.C. (1944) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Letter from a former student.
Subseries 3:
Genealogical Sketches
  • Box 3#1147.3
    • Folder m#1147.3.m
      Bizzelle, Enos, Dobbs / Wayne County, NC. Genealogical sketch (undated) Holograph. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder n#1147.3.n
      Matthews [Mathis], Edmund, Duplin / Sampson County, NC. Genealogical sketch (undated) Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder o#1147.3.o
      Smith, Henry Arthur, Dobbs County, NC. Genealogical sketches (undated) Holograph & Typescript. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder p#1147.3.p
      Treadwell, John (Major), Lisbon, Sampson County, NC. Genealogical sketches (undated) Holograph & Typescript. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder q#1147.3.q
      Uzzell, Elisha, Wayne County, NC. Genealogical sketches (undated) Holograph & Typescript. 2 items. 2 p.
Subseries 4:
Ephemera
  • Box 3#1147.3
    • Folder r#1147.3.r
      Ephemera: Letterhead (1907-1933) ca. 12 items. 12 p.
    • Folder s#1147.3.s
      Ephemera: Cards, Unused postcards, tickets, Christmas cards, World War II dog tags, etc. (ca. 1940-1970s) 24 items. 36 p.
    • Folder t#1147.3.t
      Ephemera: Postage stamps: Used & Unused (ca. 1950s-1970s) 7 items. ca. 115 p.
    • Folder u#1147.3.u
      Ephemera: Philippines Paper Money (1938-1945) 3 items. 3 p. Note: Includes Japanese occupation $1.00 bill.
Subseries 5:
Photographic prints & Negatives (Black & White & Color)
  • Box 5#1147.5
    • Folder a#1147.5.a
      Deal, Elizabeth Robinson (Miss) (ca. 1909-1956, undated) B& W. Prints & Negs. 46 items. 46 p.
    • Folder b#1147.5.b
      Deal, James M. (Jimmy) (1944-1947, undated) B & W & Color. Prints & Negs. 110 items. 110 p.
    • Folder c#1147.5.c
      Deal, Mary Agnes (M.A.) (Miss) (1944, 1966-1967, undated) B & W & Color. Prints. 12 items. 12 p.
    • Folder d#1147.5.d
      Deal, Ralph Correll (Prof.) (ca. 1890s) B & W. Print. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder e#1147.5.e
      Deal, Rebeccah Correll (Mrs.), Greenville, SC (ca. 1890-1920s) B & W. Prints. 6 items. 7 p.
    • Folder f#1147.5.f
      Deal Family (1941-1944) B & W. Prints. 86 items. 86 p.
    • Folder g#1147.5.g
      Deal Family - Beach, Etc.; Doris & Mary (1943-1944, 1949) B & W & Sepia. Prints. 80 items. 80 p.
    • Folder h#1147.5.h
      Graduation (Nov. 1959) B & W. Negatives. 5 items. 5 p.
    • Folder i#1147.5.i
      Gwynn's Island, Virginia. (ca. 1950s-1960s) B & W & Color. Negatives. 55 items. 55 p.
    • Folder j#1147.5.j
      Hurricane Donna in North Carolina (1960) B& W. Negatives. 9 items. 9 p.
    • Folder k#1147.5.k
      Robinson House, Elizabethtown, North Carolina, Etc. (1967) B & W. Prints & Negs. 16 items. 16 p. Note: See also: John A. McDowell House. Dr. Newton Robinson, Miss. Elizabeth Deal's grandfather, inherited the house from McDowell. Celeste Robinson, Miss Deal's mother, was raised in this house.
    • Folder l#1147.5.l
      Laughinghouse Family & Light Snow, Etc. (1959) B & W. Negatives. 27 items. 27 p.
  • Box 6#1147.6
    • Folder a#1147.6.a
      Miscellaneous (1939-1944) B & W. Prints. 41 items. 41 p.
    • Folder b#1147.6.b
      Deal, Newton Harvey. (1940-1950) B & W. Prints. 23 items. 23 p.
    • Folder c#1147.6.c
      Next Oldest [Family Photos] (ca. 1938-1946) B & W. Prints. 24 items. 24 p.
    • Folder d#1147.6.d
      Old Trinity Church at Elizabethtown, NC & Business & Professional Women (BPW) (undated) B & W. Negatives. 9 items. 9 p.
    • Folder e#1147.6.e
      Phys. Quadrangle & Old Bizzelle House, Near Newton Grove (May 1966, undated) B & W. Prints & Negs. 16 items. 16 p.
    • Folder f#1147.6.f
      Rudy & Miscellaneous, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Washington, DC; Valley of Virginia, Etc. (1939-1957) B & W. Prints. 40 p.
    • Folder g#1147.6.g
      Sammy (1937-1944, undated) B & W & Sepia. Prints. 51 items. 51 p.
    • Folder h#1147.6.h
      Snow & Robert Jones (Dec. 1958) B & W. Negatives. 9 items. 9 p.
    • Folder i#1147.6.i
      Spartanburg, South Carolina; Outer Banks, North Carolina (1956-1968) B & B. Prints & Negs. 36 items. 36 p. Note: Includes views of Herbert C. Bonner Bridge to Hatteras Island, ca. 1968.
    • Folder j#1147.6.j
      Summer; Manteo, North Carolina, Etc. (7/31/1957) B & W. Negatives. 23 items. 23 p. Note: Includes views of Roanoke Island colonists' ship replica.
    • Folder k#1147.6.k
      Unidentified (undated) B & W & Color. Prints & Negs. 17 items. 17 p.
    • Folder l#1147.6.l
      Vaussant, Charles & M. A.'s House (undated) B & W. Negatives. 4 items. 4 p. Note: M. A. = Mary Agnes Deal.
    • Folder m#1147.6.m
      Weathington Children & - (May 1965) B & W. Prints & Negs. 13 items. 13 p.
    • Folder n#1147.6.n
      World's Fair - Charleston Gardens - Brook Green - Flood - Bissette's - Elizabeth Deal - 504 E. 8th Street (1939-1941, undated) B & W. Prints. 40 items. 40 p.
Series 5:
OVERSIZED MATERIALS
  • Oversize Folder 6os1#1147.6os1
    • Mattie Bizzelle Robinson Photograph (undated); label on verso; "wife of Dr. Newton Robinson; daughter of Celestial Price Bizzelle and Dr. Henry A. Bizzelle, Clinton, NC. 12 years of age." Photographic print. Sepia. Hand painted. 9.5' x 15-5/8" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Items purchased by Mr. Scott Power, Greenville, NC from Woodside Antiques & Auction, 11/22/2008, and added to Deal Family Papers prior to purchase.  (item #1)
    • John A. McDowell House Photograph (undated) located on Southeast side of Cromartie Road at West Broad Street (NC 87), Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina; extensive handwritten caption, dated 26 January 1994 on verso of photocopy. Original & Photocopy. Black & white. 8" x 10" 1 item. 1 p. Note: The original was owned by Miss Elizabeth R. Deal, who received it from her mother. Items purchased by Mr. Scott Power, Greenville, NC from Woodside Antiques & Auction, 11/22/2008, and added to Deal Family Papers prior to purchase.  (item #2)
    • Gold Medal Award to Grace Moore at the 53rd Annual Dinner of the Society of Arts & Sciences, Ritz Carlton Hotel, New York, NY (17 May 1935) Photographic print. Sepia. 20" x 12". 1 item. 1 p. Note: Torn; needs conservation.  (item #3)
  • Oversize Folder 6os2#1147.6os2
    • Newspaper Clippings (1930-1970), including obituaries of Newton Harvey Deal (18-19 March 1970) 21 items. 31 p.  (item #1)
    • Certificates. Washington Normal Kindergarten Institute Diploma awarded to Miss Lessie Bizzelle Robinson (6/6/1902) Printed form. 16.5" x 14" 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
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