Penelope B. Rodman Papers, 1938-1947, 2006, undated

Manuscript Collection #1228

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Penelope B. Rodman Papers
    Creator: Rodman, Penelope B.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection contains twenty-four pages of genealogical notes related to Beaufort County, N.C., families including Bonner, Snoad, Smallwood, and Latham written by Lucretia Hughes of Washington, N.C.; and a scrapbook of "About Town" columns (1946-1947) written by Penelope Bogart (Rodman) as a teenager for the Washington News published in Washington, N.C. Also included are two typescripts of interviews done in 1938 with a mill worker at Glen Raven Cotton Mill in Burlington, N.C., and with a woman who ran a lodging house in Raleigh, N.C.; and an undated typescript titled “Description of Mill Village” about life on Factory Hill where many of the Asheville Cotton Mill workers lived. The interview with the woman in Raleigh also includes her experiences during the Civil War in Wake County, N.C.
    Extent: 0.19 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of genealogical notes, a scrapbook, historical articles, and typescripts of oral history interviews
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    October 13, 2014, (unprocessed) 0.10 cubic feet; This collection contains twenty-four pages of genealogical notes related to Beaufort County, N.C., families including Bonner, Snoad, Smallwood, and Latham written by Lucretia Hughes of Washington, N.C. Also included are two typescripts of interviews done in 1938 with a mill worker at Glen Raven Cotton Mill in Burlington, N.C., and with a woman who ran a lodging house in Raleigh, N.C.; and an undated typescript titled “Description of Mill Village” about life on Factory Hill where many of the Asheville Cotton Mill workers lived. The interview with the woman in Raleigh also includes her experiences during the Civil War in Wake County, N.C. Donor: Penelope B. Rodman.

    January 16, 2016, (unprocessed addition 1) 0.09 cubic feet; This addition consists of a scrapbook containing “About Town” columns and other articles written for the newspaper Washington News (Washington, N.C.) by the donor when she was 16 and 17 years old; notes for an historical slide presentation the donor prepared related to old homes in Washington, N.C.; articles written by Rhonda Lucas Donald (2006) concerning “Washington Haunts,” Sara Long Johnson about the Blount-Hodges House in Washington, and Rena Harding Davenport about “Early Customs of Washington”; and photocopies of photographs and articles related to Washington, N.C., history. Donor: Penelope B. Rodman.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Penelope B. Rodman

    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

    Penelope B. Rodman Papers (#1228), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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