July 8, 2015, 1.35 cubic feet; The Phoenix Society for African American Research, Inc., was founded in 2002 to recover, record, and promote the unique history of Edgecombe County (North Carolina) as experienced by members of its African American community. After participating in many events to affect that end, the group disbanded in 2010. This collection contains the society’s official records and brochures and publications related to research and sponsored projects. Gift of Dr. Lawrence W. S. Auld
October 19, 2017, (unprocessed addition 1), 0.45 cubic feet; Included are broadsides and programs (2003, 2006-2007), correspondence (2003-2010), minutes (March 4, 2006), and artifacts (t-shirts, mug, mousepad) related to activities sponsored by the Phoenix Society for African American Research, and a CD containing images of 3 houses on Carr St. in Rocky Mount and the City of Rocky Mount Historic Preservation Commission 2009 annual report. Certificates related to Gladys C. Harrison’s and Martha O. Parker’s completion of schooling at Princeville Graded School (1915, 1918) and Harrison’s graduation from State Normal School in Elizabeth City (1917), and for Gladys Matthewson’s graduation from Sales Beauty College in Wilson (1955) and her involvement in the Eastern Star and the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention are included, plus panoramic photographs of the Annual Ministers Conference at Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia (1921 or 1927) and one of people in front of a church. Gift of Dr. Lawrence W. S. Auld.
Gift of Dr. Lawrence W. S. Auld
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Phoenix Society for African American Research, Inc., Records (#1260), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Processing completed by Samantha Sheffield November 3, 2015