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Waldron M. McLellon Papers (Manuscript Collection #491)

This collection (c. 1880-2001) contains the papers of three generations of U.S. Navy officers whose service covered the years 1891 through 1963. Correspondence, orders, reports, photographs, certificates, publications, a diary, ships histories, clippings and reminiscences document their careers and that of Waldron McLellon's uncle who served in the U.S. Navy from 1934 through 1952. Waldron M. McLellon graduated from the U.S. Naval Acade...

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Marine Disaster Registers (Manuscript Collection #686)

Registers (1784-1858) including newspaper clippings, geographical information, handwritten pages, details of war events and miscellany.

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Lenoir County, North Carolina, Tax Records (Manuscript Collection #1107)

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James Lafayette Whitehurst Family Collection (Manuscript Collection #1120)

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Robert A. Vauter Papers ( #CD01-67)

Papers include Vauter’s registration as an apprentice pharmacist, a magazine article about pharmacies of the past, and booklets about first aid, dosage amounts, and emergencies in jungle, desert, or arctic.

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Jack F. Sweatte Papers (Manuscript Collection #1276)

This collection consists of items taken from a Japanese sailor during World War II when he was taken prisoner after being shipwrecked in the East China Sea off Okinawa. Included is a wallet and its contents and a name seal carved in wood. The wallet contents included Japanese paper money, paper money from Fiji and Vietnam, and a document that might be a Japanese ration book. These items had been in the possession of former U.S. Navy sai...

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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...

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Frederick C. Douglass Papers (Manuscript Collection #323)

Papers (1873-[1887-1896]-1958) of a Black lawyer, minister and teacher, in New Bern, N.C., who handled pension applications for many Negroes who served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War, consisting of pension affidavit ledgers, pension certificate ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, daybooks, photographs, poetry, essays, application forms, tax receipts, etc.

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William L. Horner Collection: Frederick C. Douglass Papers (Manuscript Collection #265-001)

Collection (1889-1890, 1893-1894) including Civil War Negro soldiers pension and compensation applications compiled by Frederick C. Douglass, a black lawyer, minister, and teacher in New Bern, NC who served as a government pension agent, 1889-1897.

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Richard Williams Daybook (Manuscript Collection #405)

Daybook (1847-1869) including credits and debits, list of birth and deaths, sale dates of Negroes, dates of sale of slaves.

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James B. Hunt, Jr., Papers (Manuscript Collection #325)

Papers (1960-1984) of Democratic political leader and governor of North Carolina, including his 1976 campaign financial records and his 1980 gubernatorial general campaign files.

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John Ambrose Chalk Diaries (Manuscript Collection #1235)

This collection consists of three diaries (1915-1917) written by John Ambrose Chalk documenting daily weather, agricultural activities, and interesting social events in Chowan County, North Carolina. He and his family were living on Mulberry Hill Farm while he managed the farm for Mr. Henry Wood of Edenton, N.C. Also included are transcriptions of the diaries provided by the donor along with family information, and indices to places men...

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Stuart Wright Collection: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin Papers (Manuscript Collection #1169-096)

Papers of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (1977) documenting the life and literary career of the Cork City-born Irish poet and Trinity College, Dublin educator; consisting of the corrected printer’s first proof of her poem entitled The Second Voyage: Poems (1977). Note: Her name is pronounced Eileen Nee Ch-will annoy-n (where the Ch is pronounced like the ch in loch; transferred...

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Elizabeth Vann Moore Papers (Manuscript Collection #1215)

Collection (1898, 1908-2009) consists of research materials related to the history of Edenton and the Albemarle-Chowan region of North Carolina. Elizabeth Vann Moore (1912-2010) of Edenton spent her life researching local and family history topics. Her notebooks and correspondence reflect her involvement in writing Historic Edenton Guidebooks, the 300 year history of St. Paul's Parish in Edenton, a North Carolina Histor...

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Caroline Cunningham Collection (Manuscript Collection #56)

Collection [1636-1798] including newspaper and magazine clippings, relating to racial integration and race relations; files of a professional genealogist concerning North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland families.