Halifax County Historical Association Papers, 1816-2010

Manuscript Collection #115

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Box 1
Correspondence
Box 2
Newspaper clippings
Box 3
Minutes, financial records, membership rolls, bulletins, memorandums, and miscellaneous

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Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

Box 4-8
Contains material from unprocessed addtions 1 - 8a (see the "Accessions Information" section above for more information)
  • Box 9
    • Folder a
      Articles Concerning African-Americans in Halifax County, 1997 - 2001
    • Folder b
      Enfield (NC) historical materials, 1922 - 2001
    • Folder c
      Extension agents, 4-H Club activities in Halifax County, 1997 - 2001
    • Folder d
      First for Freedom Pageant, 1997 - 2001
    • Folder e
      General articles related to Halifax County, 1998 - 2002
    • Folder f
      Halifax (NC) town history, 1997 - 2001
    • Folder g
      Halifax Community College, 1996 - 2001
    • Folder h
      Halifax County churches, 1816 - 2001
    • Folder i
      Halifax County schools and educators, 1996 - 2001
    • Folder j
      Halifax County Historical Association, 1966 - 1969, 1997 - 1999
    • Folder k
      Halifax Day (April 12), 1997 - 1999
    • Folder l
      Haliwa - Saponi Indians, 1998 - 2001
  • Box 10
    • Folder a
      Historic Halifax Restoration Association, Inc., 1997 - 2002
    • Folder b
      Littleton (NC) history materials, 1997 - 2001
    • Folder c
      Roanoke Rapids (NC) centennial (1997), 1963 - 2000
    • Folder d
      Weldon (NC) history materials, 1997 - 2001
Box 11
Contains material from unprocessed addtions 1 - 8a (see the "Accessions Information" section above for more information)
  • Box 12
    • Folder a
      Clippings (2006) 25 items. 20 p.
    • Folder b
      Clippings (2005) 55 items. 70 p.
    • Folder c
      Clippings (2004) 20 items. 25 p.
    • Folder d
      Clippings (2003) 20 items. 25 p.
    • Folder e
      Clippings (1953) 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder f
      Clippings (1938, 1993, n.d.) 7 items. 10 p.
    • Folder g
      Correspondence (2003-2006) 40 items. 50 p.
    • Folder h
      Ephemera (ca. 2000-2006) 40 items. 45 p.
    • Folder i
      Historical documents (1938-1972, 2003). Photocopies. 6 items. 9 p.
    • Folder j
      Littleton United Methodist Church, Littleton, NC, 125th anniversary files (2005) 3 items. 15 p.
    • Folder k
      Pamphlets (1976, 2003) 2 items. 46 p.
    • Folder l
      Periodicals (2003-2006) 9 items. 55 p.
    • Folder m
      Photographs (ca. 1962-1993) Reprinted. 4 items. 4 p.
  • Box 13
    • Folder a
      Biographical, historical, and obituary clippings (1955-1962, 2006) relating to Enfield and Halifax County, North Carolina. 34 items. 49 p. Notes: Also includes photographic prints, newsletters, brochures, etc.
    • Folder b
      Collection (1976-2003) of printed materials, clippings, and notes by and about Maxwell Burt Williams, author of "First For Freedom: An Outdoor Drama" (Halifax, NC, 1976) an historical pageant celebrating Halifax County history. 12 items. 75 p. Notes: Produced for the Bicentennial of the US & the Halifax Resolves, 1776-1976.
    • Folder c
      General William R. Davie Anniversary Celebration (2005-2006), including clippings, programs, correspondence, etc. relating to the 250th anniversary of Davie's birth and the 9th class reunion of the high school named for him. Originals & photocopies. 12 items. 40 p. Notes: William R. Davie High School, Halifax County, NC, established in 1940, was named for the Revolutionary War general, 1756-1820.
  • Box 14
    • Folder a
      Annie Coffield Pope (1924-1926) Tillery School & Enfield High School, Halifax County, North Carolina, school certificates and diplomas. Printed forms. 7 items. 7 p.
    • Folder b
      William Almarine Pope, Jr. (1924-1926) Tillery School, Halifax County, North Carolina, school certificates and diplomas. Printed forms. 13 items. 13 p.
    • Folder d
      Correspondence (1972, 2007) relating to dramatist Maxville Burt Williams and his play The First For Freedom pertaining to the Halifax Resolves and Halifax County, North Carolina's role in the American Revolution produced by the Halifax County Historical Association. Originals & photocopies. 12 items. 15 p.
    • Folder e
      First For Freedom, by Maxville Burt Williams (2007) a play about the Halifax Resolves and the role of Halifax County, North Carolina in the American Revolution. Computer diskette (3.5") and transcript. 2 items. 26 p.
    • Folder f
      The Struggle, by Maxville Burt Williams (2006) a one act play about the American Revolution in a small eastern North Carolina town. Computer diskette (3.5") and transcript. 2 items. 5 p.
    • Folder g
      The Schroonchers Meet the Flim Flam Man, by Maxville Burt Williams (2006) a play set in Slippery Creek, North Carolina in the summer of 1948. Computer diskette (3.5") and transcript. 2 items. 25 p.
    • Folder h
      First For Freedom: An Outdoor Drama, by Maxville Burt Williams (1976) Brochures. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder i
      First For Freedom '80: An Outdoor Drama, by Maxville Burt Williams (1980) Program. 1 item. 8 p.
    • Folder j
      The Schroonchers, by Maxville Burt Williams (1972) Published by Maxville Burt Williams, Enfield, NC © 1972. First edition. Paperback. Pamphlet. 1 item. 30 p. Note: Biographical note about playwright on back cover.
    • Folder k
      Reflections and Other Writings, by Maxville Burt Williams (1990) Published by Williams Publications, Enfield, NC © 1990. ISBN: 0-9625757-0-4 & Order form. Paperback. Pamphlet. 2 items. 29 p. Note: Biographical note about playwright on back cover.
    • Folder l
      First For Freedom (Story of the Halifax Resolves): April 12, 1776, by Maxville Burt Williams (1972) Published by Johnson Publishing Company, Murfreesboro, NC © 1972 by Maxville Burt Williams. Book. Paperback. 1 item. 57 p. Note: Autographed with sentiment by "Max B. Williams". Donor notes "ECC Graduate". Subtitled: "Story of the First Official Act for American Independence."
    • Folder m
      Harris, Bernice Kelly. Letters (1/21 - 8/3/1972) to Maxville B. Williams relating to his plays "The First Freedom" and "The Schroonchers," dated Seabord, North Carolina. TLS. 2 items, 2 pages.
  • Box 15
    • Folder a
      Scrapbook (Vol. 1) containing clippings, photos, brochures, programs, script,and a photocopy of a page of sheet music re the 1976 season of the outdoor drama "First for Freedom." Scrapbook was prepared as a gift for Thomas Seward Dickens, Jr., who played the role of Jonathan Lawson in the drama.
    • Folder b
      Scrapbook (Vol. 2) containing clippings, photos, correspondence, programs, and correspondence re the 1977 and 1978 seasons of the outdoor drama "First for Freedom." Scrapbook was prepared as a gift for Thomas Seward Dickens, Jr., who played the role of Jonathan Lawson in the drama. Loose items cover the years 1977-1986.
  • Box 16
    • Folder a
      Correspondence and emails re Maxville B. Williams
    • Folder b
      Reviews of Maxville B. Williams books and plays
    • Folder c
      Play Programs, Flyers, Brochures, for "First for Freedom" Outdoor Drama by Maxville Burt Williams
    • Folder d
      Clippings re Maxville B. Williams and his drama "First for Freedom"
    • Folder e
      Musical Scores by Max B. Williams
    • Folder f
      "First For Freedom" and "Strange Wind From the Roanoke" by Maxville B. Williams
    • Folder g
      "Reflections and other writings of Maxville Burt Williams" and "The Schroonchers" play script for "First for Freedom"
    • Folder h
      Essays and Poems by Maxville B. Williams
    • Folder i
      Clippings
    • Folder j
      Clippings
    • Folder k
      Clippings
  • Box 17
    • Folder a
      Halifax County Genealogical Society Newsletters, By-laws, Clipping
    • Folder b
      Articles, Correspondence, Slides re Rosenwald Schools in Halifax Co., NC
    • Folder c
      Rosenwald Schools in Edgecombe, Nash, and Halifax Cos., NC Clippings
    • Folder d
      Clippings, histories, correspondence re Brick School in Bricks, Edgecombe Co., NC, a preparatory school and junior college for African-Americans
    • Folder e
      Photocopy of unidentified publication re schools in Halifax Co, NC (White and African-American schools)
    • Folder f
      Halifax Co., NC, Schools: Histories, Notes, Clippings, Correspondence
    • Folder g
      Photocopy of ledger: Proceedings of School Committee for District No. 5, Halifax Co., NC
    • Folder h
      Historical Halifax Restoration Committee Correspondence, Minutes, Site Manager's Report, Flyers
    • Folder i
      Items re Halifax Co., NC, History
Oversize Folder 14os1
Annie Coffield Pope, William Almarine Pope, & William Almarine Pope, Jr. Documents (1919, 1926-1931): Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America Certificate; Tillery School & Enfield High School (Halifax County, North Carolina) school certificates and diplomas. Printed forms. 5 items. 5 p.
Oversize Folder 14os2
First For Freedom: An Outdoor Drama. Book by Maxville Williams; Directed by Ira David Wood. Joseph Montfort Amphitheatre, Halifax, N.C. June 17 thru July 10: 8:15 nightly (1976) Poster. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Donor's notes on verso.

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