O'Neal Foundation Papers, 1949-1950

Manuscript Collection #20

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Title: O'Neal Foundation Papers
Creator: O'Neal Foundation
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1949-1950) including correspondence, by-laws, resolutions, committees, financial reports and clippings relating to organization established to show sympathy to widow of murder victim.
Extent: 0.1 Cubic feet, 45 items , consisting of correspondence, by-laws, resolutions, committees, financial reports, and newspaper clippings.

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Accessions Information

September 29, 1967, Papers of the O'Neal Foundation, Greenville, N.C. Items include correspondence, by-laws, resolutions, committees, financial reports, and newspaper clippings. Given August, 1966, by Mrs. Virginia Dees, Greenville, N.C., Secretary of the Foundation.

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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

O'Neal Foundation Papers (#20), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Virginia Dees

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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This collection contains the papers of the O'Neal Foundation, organized June 9, 1949, in Greenville, N.C., as a result of the brutal murder of William Benjamin O'Neal. The citizens of the Greenville area, to show their sympathy to O'Neal's widow and children, organized to solicit funds to build Mrs. O'Neal and her children a new home.

Correspondence includes several letters of appreciation for contributions to the Foundation. One letter to Carl Goerch gives a description of the actual O'Neal murder and asks him to tell of the Foundation's plans.

The collection also contains by-laws, resolutions, committee membership listings, and financial reports of the O'Neal Foundation.

Also in the collection are several newspaper clippings and a proclamation by the Mayor of Greenville.

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