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Phoenix Society for African American Research, Inc., Records (Manuscript Collection #1260)

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.

Laupus Library Exhibits and Displays Collection ( #LL02-22)

Information about the Laupus Library exhibits including those held at Joyner Library. The collection include signs, captions, bibliographies, lists, and illustrations.

Mary Lawrence Perkins-Williams Papers (Manuscript Collection #730)

Personal files created by Pitt County, North Carolina, native Mary Perkins-Williams relate to the Pitt County Black Assembly (1979, 1983), NAACP Legal Defense (1980), regional development (1977-1979), minority issues, and fair housing. Audio-Visual Materials include photographs of scrapbook images (ca. 1950s) documenting both abandoned and active Pitt County, North Carolina, African American public schools. Also included are seven video...

Greenville Council of Church Women Collection (Manuscript Collection #948)

Collection (1945-1987) of documents, clippings, and printed materials relating to the members, officers, organization and activities of the Greenville Council of Church Women, Greenville, North Carolina, including support of UNICEF, World Day of Prayer, World Community Day, May Fellowship, Christian Education and Christian Social Relations. Also included is a rough draft (1928 ?) of the constitution for the Woman's Club of Greenville.

Gay Wilentz Papers (University Archives Collection #UA90-08)

Todd L. Savitt Papers ( #LL02-35)

Papers of medical historian Todd L. Savitt include articles, lists, and annual reports.

Carl Long Oral History Interview (Oral History Collection #OH0266)

In this oral history, Carl Long (May 9, 1935 - January 12, 2015) discusses his professional baseball career (1952-1958) with the Negro American league and the Pittsburgh Pirates farm clubs including among others the Kinston (North Carolina) Eagles in the Carolina League where he was the first African American baseball player in the league; his time as the first African American deputy sheriff and first African American detective in Kins...

Halifax County Historical Association Papers (Manuscript Collection #115)

Papers (1961-2007) of the Halifax County Historical Association (N.C.) including correspondence of general nature concerned with group tours, bibliography sketch, financial records, membership rolls, itineraries etc. Various historical documents, photographs, ephemera and clippings relate to the history of Halifax County including Rosenwald schools and Brick School among many other topics (1816-2011). Other items (1972-2011) such as man...

Alex Albright Collection (Manuscript Collection #1233)

Collection contains mainly material related to the African American Navy Band members who served at the Great Lakes Naval Base during World War II (1942-1945). This material includes programs and related material from the February 28-March 2, 2003, salute to these African American band members that was held in Chicago, Illinois, and from former band member Carl Foster’s participation in a symposium sponsored by the North Carolina Museum...

Henry Ferrell Papers (University Archives Collection #UA90-26)

George Joseph Trivers Oral History Interview (Oral History Collection #OH0234)

Oral history interviews relating to his youth and his experiences, 1917-1972, as the first African-American midshipman to attend the United States Naval Academy (Class of 1941) for approximately three weeks during the summer of 1937, and his education and career as a teacher in the Washington, DC school system, 1942-1972. Received 8/26/1997, 3/23/2004.

Frederick C. Douglass Papers (Manuscript Collection #323)

Papers (1873-[1887-1901]-1958) of a Black lawyer, minister and teacher, in New Bern, N.C., who handled pension applications for many African Americans who served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War or their widows, consisting of pension affidavit ledgers, pension certificate ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, daybooks, photographs, poetry, essays, application forms, tax receipts, etc.

Ella Harris Oral History Interview (Oral History Collection #OH0258)

Oral history interview (ca. 4/27/2004) by Elizabeth L. Glasgow, in Greenville, NC, pertaining to Ella Harris' life (ca. 1940s-2004) as an African American in Greenville, NC, education in public schools, and graduation from C. M. Eppes School (1963), segregation, integration, teaching French at C. M. Eppes School (1967-1968), Black Studies and History at J. H. Rose Senior High School (ca. 1970), school administration (ca. 1980's-2004). 1...

Perry-Weston Educational and Cultural Institute, Inc., Records (Manuscript Collection #1300)

Records (2008-2016) document the history of the Perry-Weston Educational and Cultural Institute, Inc., from its founding in 2008 by Mr. C. Rudolph Knight, Dr. Florence A. Armstrong, and Dr. Lawrence W. S. Auld to promote African American history, genealogy, culture, and arts, particularly in Edgecombe County (Princeville and Tarboro) and North Carolina, until its dissolution in 2016. Included are programs, invitations, circulars, poster...

Abe Thurman Oral History Interview (Oral History Collection #OH0216)

The U. S. Navy B-1 Band was the first all-African American band in the U. S. Navy during World War II. See also U.S. Navy B-1 Band Group Interviews OH #213.1-213.4; Interview with John Gilmer, OH #214; and Interview with Simeon O. Holloway, OH #215.