Edgerton-Dow Family Papers

1831, ca. 1910-2010
Manuscript Collection #1213
Edgerton, J. Wilbert; Edgerton, Marianna Dow
Physical description
12 Cubic Feet, 20 boxes, containing correspondence, photographs, land deeds and publications
Preferred Citation
Edgerton-Dow Family Papers (#1213), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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This collection contains material (1831, ca. 1910-2010) related to the Edgerton, Cox, and Pearson families who were Quaker families in the Nahunta Community in Wayne County, N.C.; Dow and Brownell families of Clovis, New Mexico, and Massachusetts; Civilian Public Service work during World War II; and the Massey family of Dudley, Wayne County, N.C., including correspondence, photographs, land deeds and publications.

Biographical/historical information

Jesse Wilbert (Wil) Edgerton was born November 21, 1918, to Hardy Haskell Edgerton (1875-1956) and Roella Cox Edgerton (1884-1963), a Quaker farming family living in Nahunta near Goldsboro, North Carolina. He graduated from Guilford College in 1940, taught high school until entering Civilian Public Service for his World War II service from 1942 to 1945. He received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke University in 1953. His career took him to Volusia County, Florida, the Alabama Association of Mental Health (as Executive Director), the National Institute of Mental Health in Charlottesville, VA, and Chicago, ILL, and finally to Chapel Hill, NC, where he served as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel HIll from 1965 to 1989. Edgerton also served in many organizations involved in mental health issues and as a lobbyist at the NC Legislature for mental health issues; for 30 years he served on the Board of Trustees of Guilford College. He married Marianna Dow in 1943 and they had four children. Edgerton died on October 1, 2012, in Greensboro, NC.

Marianna Dow was born on January 19, 1919, in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, to Stephen and Stella Brownell Dow and was director descendant of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams. She grew up on a small farm in Myricks, MA, and chose Guilford College because of her Quaker roots. She met Wil Edgerton in the choir there. She graduated in 1940; worked as a social worker until she had her first child; and after raising her children she got her M.A. in biostatistics from The School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. Edgerton then worked as a research associate for thirteen years at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. She died on November 30, 2012, in Greensboro, NC.




Scope and arrangement

This collection centers on correspondence and professional papers of Marianna Dow Edgerton (1919-2012) born in New Hampshire and raised in Massachusetts and Jesse Wilbert "Wil" Edgerton (1918-2012) of Wayne Co., North Carolina, of small farming Quaker backgrounds who met at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, in 1936 and were married in 1943.

As a Quaker, Wil applied and was selected for Civilian Public Service during WWII and served 1942-1945, including work as a laborer on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Buck Creek Camp), an attendant at Eastern State (mental) Hospital near Williamsburg, VA, and on a hookworm control project near Gainesville, FL (Clear Lake Lodge). Papers from this period include art and literature publications arising from CPS units, which discuss the philosophy of Quakerism and the pacifist movement, and their public service work and organization. Correspondence provides rich detail of Wil's work life and the formation of relationships that would be life long. His work at Eastern State Hospital helped lead him to a life of service in the field of mental health.

Wil's career in public mental health led him through four states and back to North Carolina in 1965 and provides source material on the history of mental health services in the state and nation. After finishing work with the Civilian Public Service in 1945, he completed a Masters in Psychology from the University of Florida and PhD at Duke. He started as a psychologist for the Volushia Co. school system in Daytona Beach, FL, then became Director of the state Mental Health Association in Birmingham, AL, working with public and private business partners to establish mental health centers in cities across the state. He then served the US Public Health Service Regional Mental Health system as Consultant in Charlottesville, VA and Program Director in Chicago, IL. He finished with twenty-four years as Professor in the division of Community Psychiatry at the UNC-CH Medical School. His work there began with the establishment of licensing for the practice of psychology in NC and research into rural mental health. At various times he served as President of the NC Psychological Assoc, NC Mental Health Assoc, Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Assoc, and the Community Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. He served twenty years on the Board of Trustees of Guilford College.

Marianna's vita includes social work at Taunton and Danvers (MA) State mental hospitals and Bon Air, VA, Girls Industrial School, 1941-1944, described ably in her correspondence with Wil, along with her social life living with other young single women sharing hospital quarters and meals, and having some disposable income. After raising her family, Marianna returned to school at UNC-CH for a Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics at the age of 53, and worked for fourteen years as a Research Associate at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center in Chapel Hill. She kept journals through her travel with Wil to thirty-nine countries on six continents. Collected correspondence throughout their lives chronicles Marianna and Wil's widening exposure to the world and includes details of their careers, family life, and travel.

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, publications, journals, logs, clippings, professional papers, genealogy information, and other items that document their long lives and careers. Much of the prolific correspondence is between Marianna and Wil and their relatives who also experienced very interesting lives. The collection is organized thusly: Series 1 Jesse Wilbert Edgerton Ancestors, Series 2 Marianna Dow Edgerton and her Ancestors, Series 3 Jesse Wilbert Edgerton, Series 4 Oversize Folders. Subseries relate to particular family members and include all relative correspondence, photographs and other documents together.

Among the earliest correspondence in the collection are letters to Roella Cox (Wil Edgerton's mother) from her mother Talitha Massey Cox (born 1858 near Dudley, Wayne Co., NC) in 1906 and 1907, regarding the construction of dresses for her and her sister, giving great detail as to the materials and styles planned. Talitha was the daughter of Levi H. Massey and Avis Coleman. Fully labeled 1895 (?) and 1908 photographs of Massey family gatherings at the Levi H. Massey home place near Dudley, NC, include generations of Masseys, Coxes, Pearsons, and some Watkins children.

Letters from Haskell Edgerton (Wil Edgerton's father) to Roella Cox from July to December 1916, precede their marriage in December 1916. A widower with two daughters, Haskell expresses his love and gratitude to Roella, a teacher, for agreeing to marry him, and describes his farming tasks and wagon trips to visit with her.

The collection includes an 1820 (1830?) survey map of the Ichabod Pearson farm, part of which, including the home place, was purchased in 1902 by Haskell Edgerton, the year he married his first wife, Mary A. Pearson (born 1874, Wayne Co., a descendant of Ichabod). Haskell's children were born in the home and worked on the farm. There are deeds pertaining to the adjoining farm of Haskell's father (William Leonard Edgerton, born 1848, Johnston Co.) as it passed to Haskell's siblings and him. Later deeds convey the W.L. Edgerton farm from heirs to Wil Edgerton.

The collection includes correspondence of a group of Wil Edgerton's aunts and uncles who resided together on an adjoining farm where they and Wil's father, H. Haskell (Haschal) Edgerton (b. 1875), were born. The papers of one aunt, Saphronia P. Edgerton, includes information pertaining to her nursing training at Cumberland County Hospital, Fayetteville, NC, and long lasting relationships with members of her graduating class of 1915. Another aunt, Maude H. Edgerton, was institutionalized with paranoid schizophrenia in 1936; her papers pertain to her commitment and subsequent care in V.A. hospitals and foster homes, detailed case histories written by her RN sister, and her letters home – normal and delusional – through 1966. Memories about this family group are included in transcribed interviews from 1984 with neighbors Martha Garris, Flossie Johnson, and Rosa Crawford who grew up with them.

Continuing correspondence from Wil Edgerton's sister, Esther Edgerton (Allen), born 1911, details her nursing training at Parkview Hospital in Rocky Mount beginning in 1940. Letters from their brother Howard Edgerton in the same period describe the campus and educational experience at Western Carolina Teachers College (Cullowhee). Description of their earlier years on the farm is provided by a transcribed 1992 interview of Wil and Howard.

Wil Edgerton's correspondence includes letters from his mother's sister, Florence T. Cox (b. 1900), who had a notable career with the NC Agricultural Extension Service until 1960.

Letters (1936-1963) between Wil and his mother, Roella Cox Edgerton (b. 1885 in the Quaker Neck area of Wayne Co., NC), describe the struggles and pleasures of Eastern North Carolina farming life (characterized by hard work, good food, and scarce finances) beginning in the Depression era through the introduction of plumbing, electricity, radio, telephone, and television; and a social life centered at Nahunta Friends Meeting. Wil's correspondence from his siblings and friends back home during his college years highlights the social activities of rural youth in the period.

Marianna Dow's family members were avid correspondents, as well. Her parents, Stephen A. Dow (born 1884 in Bolton, MA) and Stella V. Brownell (born 1884 in Taylorville, IL) met and married near Clovis, New Mexico, where Stephen and the Brownells homesteaded on the prairie beginning in 1907. Besides farming, Stephen worked with a land company and drove and worked on the first automobiles in the area. Stella taught school. After marriage and the birth of one child, the couple returned to New England (2,750 miles on dirt roads in a Model T Ford), raised their family and continued farming, then moved to a small farm near Gibsonville, NC, in 1945. The papers include photographs from the prairie, letters, a journal, and interviews. Two genealogical booklets on Dows and Brownells, written by Marianna, also include Holder and Randall families on the Dow side.

Dow family correspondence in Marianna's adult life took the form of "circle letters" between her mother, sister and her, in which they passed-on the others' correspondence to the next, adding their own. Her collected letters home from Guilford College provide engaging detail of college life 1936–1940.

Rounding out the collection are oversize photographs, deeds, legal documents, publications, genealogy chart, and diploma.

Administrative information
Custodial History

January 15, 2014, (unprocessed) 12.0 cubic feet; This collection contains material (1831, ca. 1910-2010) related to the Edgerton, Cox, and Pearson families who were Quaker families in the Nahunta Community in Wayne County, N.C.; Dow and Brownell families of Clovis, New Mexico, and Massachusetts; Civilian Public Service work during World War II; and the Massey family of Dudley, Wayne County, N.C., including correspondence, photographs, land deeds and publications. Gift of Elizabeth Edgerton Albright.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Edgerton Albright

Processing information

Processing completed May 2015 by Elizabeth E. Albright; revised February 2017 by Martha Elmore.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Photographs of Jesse James Cox family members, the Cox home at Quaker Neck in Wayne County, NC; Sallie Cox at a TB Sanatorium, probably in Goldsboro, NC; and Roella Cox in a group shot probably taken at Guilford College about 1909 to 1911. [See oversize folder 1 for photographs of related Levi Massey family members of Dudley NC, and of the Wayne Co., NC, Teachers School.]ca, 1909-1940
Box 1 Folder b Correspondence includes letters written to Roella Cox (Jesse Wilbert Edgerton's mother, born 1885) from family members, especially her mother Talitha Massey Cox, which discuss topics such as farm and church news, deaths, purchasing materials to make dresses, and dress styles, 1894-1924
Box 1 Folder c Photographs are of William L. Edgerton and Saphronia J. Edgerton family members including Hardy "Haskell" (Haschall) Edgerton (father of Jesse Wilbert Edgerton) and his siblings, ca. 1898-1940s
Box 1 Folder d Correspondence includes courtship letters from H.H. Edgerton to Roella Cox (July-December 1916), and letters written to Sarah Edgerton Pearson (1905)
Box 1 Folder e H.H. Edgerton Farm (western Wayne Co, NC) receipts concern crops, insurance, loans, Buck Swamp Township taxes, share croppers, tenant farmers, H. Weil & Bros, Smith Hardware Co., Branch Banking, NC Cotton Growers Co-op, hail and tobacco barn fire insurance, and the B.L. Pierce cotton gin, 1915-1937
Box 1 Folder f Deeds conveying the W.L. Edgerton farm in western Wayne Co., NC, to his children, and subsequent deeds amongst the children related to the farm. 1928-1949. Also includes a 1950 photocopy of an 1881 deed of land for the Nahunta Friends Meeting in Wayne Co., NC 1928-1950
Box 1 Folder g Deeds includingJ. Wilbert Edgerton's purchase of W.L. Edgerton farm and a partial sale to Mike Jones. (western Wayne Co., NC). 1972, 1985
Box 1 Folder h Documentsrelated to J.W. Edgerton's purchase of the W.L. Edgerton farm, crop income, taxes, appraisal, expenses, etc. (western Wayne Co, NC), 1972-1988
Box 1 Folder i Documents related to J.W. Edgerton's farm loan with the Federal Land Bank.1972-1982
Box 1 Folder j Documents related to J.W. Edgerton's transferral of his farm via Unitrust to Guilford College, and 1990 farm appraisal (western Wayne Co, NC), 1989-1991
Box 2 Folder a Correspondence to Saphronia from elementary school teacher and friends, including letters regarding nursing education and practice in Fayetteville, NC, and private duty nursing.1909-1918. [see related photographs at #1213.2.h and #1213.2.i.] Also includes an obituary for Saphronia P. Edgerton's mother, Saphronia Jinette Edgerton
Box 2 Folder b Correspondence to Saphronia Edgerton discusses loan from Cumberland General Hospital; post grad training in surgery at Bellevue Hospital, N.Y.; Bellevue Training School for Nurses 1919 graduation invitation; organizational meeting for NC Nurses Association District 7, Fayetteville (1920); job proposition from Caswell (NC) Training School; and work at Spicer Sanatorium, Goldsboro, NC, 1918-1922
Box 2 Folder c Correspondence to Saphronia Edgerton includes letters regarding her disability income;Wachovia Bank's guardianship of her sister H. Maude Edgerton, with Saphronia's description of their father's (W.L. Edgerton) estate settlement, farm management, and brother Haskell's state of affairs; from nursing associates; and a series of 1936 letters to her sister Bertha E. Richardson ("Bert") from her estranged husband, 1929-1936
Box 2 Folder d Correspondence includes letters written by J. Wilbert Edgerton to the Saphronia Edgerton household, including graduation and wedding announcements and a 1940 postcard of Lodges, The Antlers, Raquette Lake, NY, 1940-1946
Box 2 Folder e Correspondence to Saphronia, Bertha, and Henry Edgerton, and to and from Zeno Edgerton, from family members; notes; lists; and address book ca. 1950. Includes remedy for caked udder in cows; descriptive letter from Pvt. Leroy Edgerton stationed at Ft. Eustis, VA, with photographs; advertisement from S.N. Slade, Holly Springs, NC, regarding victory garden, plant varieties, and prices; informal US Navy stationary depicting Japan, mermaid, sailor; job estimate from Zeno Edgerton ("builder, metal works, tobacco flues, Fremont, NC"); Branch Banking & Trust Co. letterhead; letter from Emma C. Massey, Dudley, NC, tells of Jinnette family history and Neuse Monthly Meeting; and a letter from Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium, Wilson, NC, regarding admission, 1930-1954
Box 2 Folder f Correspondence to Saphronia and Zeno Edgerton includes letters written by Howard Edgerton, J. Wilbert Edgerton, Doris Ewald, Roella Edgerton, Esther E. Allen, and from Saphronia Edgerton in the Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium, Wilson, NC. Also includes obituary for Bertha Edgerton Richardson, 1955-1961
Box 2 Folder g Correspondence to Saphronia and Zeno Edgerton includes letters written by family members including Paige E. Wheeler; post card of Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium, Wilson, NC; and a commencement invitation from Charles B. Aycock High School, Pikeville, NC, with drawing of school, 1962-1966
Box 2 Folder h Photographs include 21 composite reproductions received from Zeno Edgerton's granddaughter, Nancy Ewald Mamber, showing Pearson-Edgerton cemetery 1951, William L. Edgerton home 1948, Zeno and Henry Edgerton ca. 1915 and 1947, Zeno's wife Neta "Lewis" Barnes Edgerton, Doris and Annie Paige Edgerton as children and etc., Saphronia P. Edgerton with nursing school classmates ca. 1915 and as nurse, surgery ca. 1920, William L. Edgerton, Saphronia Jinette Edgerton, J. Wilbert Edgerton and siblings ca. 1925, Sara E. Pearson ca. 1900, sawmill undated, Nancy Ewald Mamber and family, 2000, 1900-2000
Box 2 Folder i Photographs from home of Saphronia P. Edgerton and siblings are of Zeno Edgerton; "Capt. W" "Co J mustered for pay at camp" mailed from Fayetteville, NC, in 1913, depicting a large group of uniformed men with tents in background; Fayetteville nursing students ca. 1915; Kenneth Edgerton ca. 1924 at H.H. Edgerton home; and Annie Paige and Doris Edgerton. 1913-1940s
Box 3 Folder a Correspondence with Veterans Administration, Wachovia Bank (trust administrator), and others. Letters track Maude's movement to Appalachian Hall, Asheville, NC; V.A. Facility, Augusta, GA; Augusta Base Hospital #62; and Allen's Invalid Home, Milledgeville, GA. Also includes documents related to her dismissal from Norfolk Navy Yard, Application for Compensation of Veteran Disabled in the World War, V.A. disability allowance, personal history, and receipts. 1920, 1930-1936
Box 3 Folder b Correspondence from, to, and about H. Maude Edgerton between family members and caretakers; detailed case histories. Saphronia Edgerton describes healthcare for the rural poor in a 1942 letter. Maude moves to V.A. Facilities, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1934-1946
Box 3 Folder c Correspondence from, to, and about H. Maude Edgerton. Letters between family members and caretakers include Veterans Administration, Wachovia, etc. Letters from Maude exhibit normal conversation and encompass a 1956 visit from family, her move to Birmingham, AL, and then to Salisbury, NC. Includes a 1956 postcard of Rowan Memorial Hospital, Salisbury, NC, 1950-1956
Box 3 Folder d Correspondence from and to H. Maude Edgerton includes mostly personal letters, encompasses her move to the foster home of Bessie Brown in Salisbury, NC, and describes life in non-family groups, normal life/farm activities, rants on government and religion, and lament of restrictions on family contact. 1957 , June 1959
Box 3 Folder e Correspondence includes letters written by Maude Edgerton.July 1959 - Mar 1961
Box 3 Folder f Correspondence includes letters written by Maude Edgerton. April 1961-1963
Box 3 Folder g Photographs and correspondence includes letters written by Maude Edgerton. 1964-1965. Photographs of Maude include a ca. 1912 studio portrait. ca. 1912 - ca. 1934
Box 4 Folder a Documents written by Stephen A. Dow include a ca. 1910, 4-page typescript describing his experience homesteading in New Mexico in which he discusses farming concerns, household chores, weather, mirages, and entertainments; and a 1976 manuscript written upon his wife's death which describes St. Vrain, NM, during their homesteading period and their 1915 Model T automobile trip returning across country to live in Massachusetts. Photographs are of the "Stephen A. Dow Ranch, St. Vrain, NM," and depict him plowing, his 10'x12' shack home, the countryside, and buildings. ca, 1910-1977
Box 4 Folder b Documents and correspondence include photocopies of 1904 letters written by Stephen's cousin Reuben Randall while he and Stephen accompanied Stephen's sisters Susan and Mary Dow from MA to teach at Hesper (KS) Academy; a letter written by Susan Dow about the Hesper Academy curriculum; "The Church of My Dreams," Stephen Dow's brief manuscript of life philosophy; "Stephen Dow," an article in The Peacemaker, vol. 18, no 2, by Ernest Bromley, 1965; and other writings and poetry by and about Stephen, Susan, Fred, and Mary Dow and their cousin Ruth D. Campbell. Also includes obituaries of Mary A. Dow and Stephen A. Dow, 1904-1977
Box 4 Folder c Photographs are of Dow family members and ancestors, including Thomas Wheeler (Stephen's grandfather), Alfred Dow (Stephen's father) and siblings; Stephen's 1890 class at the "Pan" school, Bolton, MA; Clovis, NM, in 1910; and a 1945 souvenir folder of landmarks of Bolton, MA, including West Pond, 1857-1945
Box 4 Folder d Publications related to Dow family history and genealogy produced by family members include In Those Days: An Interview with Stephen Dow, describing his childhood in Bolton, MA, the Bolton Friends Meeting, and homesteading at St. Vrain (near Clovis) NM; Diary: Trip West 1904, Reuben Randall, (transcription) which describes Reuben and Stephen's 1904 train trip from MA to accompany Stephen's sisters to teach near Lawrence, KS, their visit to the St. Louis World Fair, working at a relative's farm, and a Pike's Peak climb; and The Family of Stephen Arlon Dow, which details the Dow family line from 1544 and includes Holder, Randall, and Wheeler genealogical lines, as well as Stephen's descendants in the Dow, Edgerton, and Junk families, 1992-2001
Box 4 Folder e Correspondence includes letters written to Marianna Dow Edgerton "by & about Dows & their relatives," being the source of much information included in the Stephen Dow book, 1997-2002
Box 4 Folder f Book excerpts, documents, and letter transcriptions relating to Dow genealogy includeexcerpts from The Holders of Holderness andThe Book of Dow, Randall genealogy, "Letters from Kansas" transcribed from 1856-1859 originals, etc. Undated
Box 4 Folder g Correspondence includes letters between Stella Brownell Dow and her daughters Marianna Edgerton and Margaret "Peggy" Junk and others, comprising their "circle letter" in which they sent each other's letters on to the next person, adding their own. These "Dow Family Letters" (Marianna's label) include several written to Ernest Bromley, 1942-1950
Box 4 Folder h Correspondence includes "Dow Family Letters," and a short series written to the Bromley and Shoup families. 1951-61, 1970-75, 1981
Box 5 Folder a Correspondence includes "Dow Family Letters." 1950s undated
Box 5 Folder b Photographs include Marianna Dow Edgerton's siblings (Arlon Dow and Margaret "Peggy" Dow Junk), nephew, and niece, 1923-2010
Box 5 Folder c Correspondence, artifacts, and photographs related to George Brownell (Marianna D. Edgerton's uncle) include a "Souvenir 1919 de France" embroidered handkerchief, letterhead from the American YMCA with Expeditionary Forces, a letter to Stella Brownell Dow containing a franc and 1923 US dollar, and George's funeral card from Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel. Photographs include infant George Brownell in Taylorsville, IL, with sister Anna, and in WWI (?) uniform
Box 5 Folder d Photographs include Stella Brownell/Dow as teenager with group at Fort Worth, TX, as teacher at the first school in Saint Vrain, NM, and with other young prairie mothers (Shull and Shoup); William Brownell (Marianna's grandfather); Margaret and Anna Brownell (Marianna's aunts); Marianna's Brownell cousins (including Ohr, Graham, and Shoup); a Brownell reunion in 1990s; and St. Vrain, NM, in 2003, 1888-2003
Box 5 Folder e Documents related to Stella Brownell Dow include wedding note; Gibsonville farm and Greensboro, NC, diaries; original poetry; and 60th wedding anniversary commemorative, 1912-1974
Box 5 Folder f Typescript detailing Brownell genealogy titled "Descendants of Isaac (1765) and Joanna Cherrytree Brownell (1772)" includes Marianna's notes. ca. 1950
Box 5 Folder g Publications concerning Brownell family history and genealogy, produced by Marianna Edgerton, include The Family of William Abner Brownell 1719-2000; More of our Brownells?; and "Family Tree, Wil and Marianna Edgerton." 2000-2004
Box 5 Folder h Correspondence and charts forming the basis of the Brownell book, 1954-2002
Box 5 Folder i Correspondence includes letters written to Marianna Edgerton from her cousin, Betty Graham McSwiney, 1961-1997
Box 5 Folder j Documents include Marianna Dow Edgerton's autobiographical writings, early drawings and memories concerning the Myricks, MA, farm,WWII, and original poetry; the biography of Ruby Winslow Linn (Marianna's contemporary in Myricks), which discusses Myricks and Taunton, MA, including the 1942 Cocoanut Grove Hotel Fire and a photograph of Myricks school children identified by Marianna in pencil; and 15 letters written at age 84 to each of her descendants about her life at their age, 1926-2007
Box 5 Folder k Photographs are of Marianna Dow as a teenager to about age 22; her friends Judy Nelson, HelenDoyle, and Talcott Edminster; and an ice sculpture in front of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house at Massachusetts State University. Also includes annotated photocopies of photographs of Myricks, MA, teens by Ernest Bromley; First Methodist Church of Taunton, MA; Assonet Mountain; the Dow home; and sister Peggy Dow. 1935-ca. 1942
Box 6 Folder a Correspondence includes letters written home from Guilford College by Marianna Dow as a freshman, collected in a notebook by her mother. Topics include friends Charles Hendricks, Wilbert Edgerton, and Howard Yow; Guilford Choir performance at East Carolina Teachers College; detailed trip to "The Hollow" (VA mountains) to roommate Evelyn Hiatt's home, including a description of the house, furniture, family, and farm buildings; construction of Guilford's West Gate; details of Guilford's year-end events, and Aunt Mary Dow's death. Nov. 1936-June 1937
Box 6 Folder b Correspondence includes letters written home from Guilford College by Marianna Dow as a sophomore. Lengthy, frequent, detailed letters describe life in Mary Hobbs Hall with shared responsibilities, a grade report, and a Spring 1938 choir trip to Florida. Sept. 1937-June 1938
Box 6 Folder c Correspondence includes letters written home from Guilford College by Marianna Dow as a junior. Topics include listening to Europe news anxiously and soldier deaths, Y officers' trip to Cascades, hurricane damage to Dow farm in MA, Guilford County Soil Conservation notes (for her farming father), National Youth Administration need-based campus employment, Guilford County Fair, "Tobacco Road" play in Chapel Hill, volunteer social work with mention of sterilization of 16 year old mother, choir trip to New England, summer work at Camp Edith Macy (Pleasantville, NY, "Girl Scout National Training School") and Camp Lochbrae (Bear Mountain, NY). Sept 1938-Aug1939
Box 6 Folder d Correspondence, clipping, and program, include letters written home from Guilford College by Marianna Dow as a junior and a letter from Mrs. Clyde A. Milner, Dir. of Personnel and wife of college president. Topics include the Intercollegiate Commission on Race Relations, awarding of the Haverford College scholarship to J. Wilbert Edgerton, the Senior Banquet program, and grade reports. August 1939-May 1940
Box 6 Folder e Photographs are of Guilford College campus buildings, faculty, and students including Charlie Hendricks, Evelyn Hiatt, Molton Gurley, Lois Wilson, Pres. Clyde Milner, Bill Van Hoy, Beatrice Rohr, Dorothy Aycock, Choir Dir. Dr. & Mrs. E.H.F. Weis, Edna Earl Edgerton, Mrs. Ljung, Rick Binford and others. Other subjects are the Centennial Commencement, A Capella Choir trips, and Men's May Day. Also includes 1939-1940 choir tour itinerary, 1936-1940
Box 6 Folder f Records and journals of Marianna Dow Edgerton include her Guilford College transcript, Danvers State Hospital (MA) employment offer, tax returns 1942-1943, 1940s household budgets, 1945 FL auto trip, 1953-1955 Edgerton Family Club minutes, 1959 family routine, and 1955 auto loan, 1937-1959
Box 6 Folder g Documents and publications related to Marianna D. Edgerton's professional life, including while a research associate at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Curriculum vita, 1965-2001
Box 7 Folder a Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol 5, No 4, with article by Marianna and J. Wilbert Edgerton, et al: "Community Service Workers and Recipients: A Combined Middle Class-Lower Class Workshop." 1969
Box 7 Folder b Correspondence and documents include notes related to Marianna Edgerton's volunteer social work with a Durham, NC, welfare family including an essay titled "A Day in the Life of a Personal Representative;" a letter to President Richard Nixon describing the Chapel Hill Peace Vigil; and personal correspondence with Cratis Williams, folklorist and curator of the mountain collection at Appalachian State University, 1966-1981
Box 7 Folder c Correspondence and documents include letters between Marianna Edgerton and Cratis Williams and others, an essay titled "You Don't Have to Heat the Whole House" describing daily energy conservation to avoid a future oil war, and original poetry by her adult children honoring her 40th wedding anniversary
Box 7 Folder d Correspondence includes Marianna Edgerton's letters with Cratis Williams and documents pertaining to her credo, politics, original poetry, and original puzzles, 1984-2003
Box 7 Folder e Journals, logs, and notes written by Marianna Edgerton regarding travel to 6 continents, 38 countries, and around the U.S., often with the Friendship Force as guests in private homes; including Europe 1970, the Caribbean 1975, Central America 1976, Amsterdam/Monaco 1976, Spain 1977, China 1979, Germany 1981, New Zealand 1982, Washington state 1986, Massachusetts 1986, England/Ireland 1986, Egypt 1987, and Alaska 1991, 1952-2010
Box 7 Folder f Documents concerning Marianna Edgerton's "Reading Plans & Notes" including book titles, authors, dates, and notes taken from books. Ca, 1973-2012
Box 8 Folder a Documents related to J. Wilbert Edgerton's childhood, include the 1933 Nahunta School Junior-Senior banquet program; The Edgerton Tapes, a 71-page transcription of a 1992 interview with Wil and his brother, Howard H. Edgerton, about growing up in the 1920-1930s in the farming community of Nahunta, Wayne Co, NC, which also includes 1984 interviews with Gurley Dairy Road neighbors Martha Garris, Flossie Johnson, and Rosa Crawford; photographs during the 1992 interview; essays written by Wil at about age 92 about school, family, a donkey, Aunt Rachael Massey, and his 1961 trip to Pakistan and around the world; and a printed email describing his Uncle Henry Leslie Edgerton, farm work, and family relations. 1933, 1992-2010
Box 8 Folder b Books, correspondence, and documents,pertaining to the history of the Nahunta Community and the Nahunta Friends Meeting in Wayne County, NC, include A History of Nahunta Community, by Mozelle R. Gurley; Historical Events of Nahunta Friends Meeting: Beginning through 1997,by the Committee for Vision 400, Doris Gurley, Chair; personal correspondence from Doris Gurley, JeanPeele, and Irene Johnson; monthly newsletters from Nahunta Friends Meeting; and J. Wilbert Edgerton's remarks at their 1977 and 2004 homecoming services, 1977-2005
Box 8 Folder c Documents related to Edgerton genealogy include obituaries and memorial statements for H. Haskell (Haschal) Edgerton, Esther Olivia Edgerton Allen, William Kenneth Edgerton, and Howard Haschal Edgerton; notes on family lines and census records; Saphronia Jinette Edgerton family Bible vital statistics (photocopy); and a pedigree chart including Edgerton, Jinette, and Cox families. 1956-2013. [See related genealogy chart at #1213.os7.]
Box 8 Folder d Book and documents related to Cox genealogy and the history of Quaker Neck/Neuse Friends Meeting including Genealogy: Jesse James Cox Family, Wayne County, North Carolina by Beatrice and Florence Cox; memorial statements of Jesse James Cox, Florence Cox, and Beatrice Cox; and a tribute to Sallie Moore. ca, 1950-2000
Box 8 Folder e Books, notes, and correspondence related to Pearson and Edgerton Genealogy including photocopy excerpts from History of the PearsonFamily of Wayne County, North Carolina, 1700-1981 by Ruth Pearson Harper; a photocopy of Meet The Edgertons: The Genealogy of the Edgerton Family in America from the early 1700's to 1969 by J. Howard Binns; and a letter about the Pearson-Edgerton Cemetery in Wayne County, NC, 1970-2004
Box 8 Folder f Clippings and notes on people named Edgerton, 1969-1995
Box 8 Folder g Notes, photocopies, and correspondence pertaining to Edgerton genealogy research in England, Ireland, and NC, 1979-1986
Box 8 Folder h Documents related to J. Wilbert Edgerton's education at Guilford College including term papers, assignments, and his NC Dept. of Public Instruction High School Teachers' Certificate from Duplin County, 1937-1940
Box 8 Folder i Documents concerning J. Wilbert Edgerton's Guilford College senior thesis, "Mathematics in Art." 1940
Box 8 Folder j Publications pertaining to Guilford College including commencement, choir, and music programs; A Tribute to Raymond A. Binford, Guilford College President, 1918-1934; Directory of Guilford College Graduates 1889-1948; and issues of Alumni Journal, 1937-1940.1937-1961
Box 9 Folder a Documents written by J. Wilbert Edgerton on behalf of Guilford College, including a personal history, 1991-2008
Box 9 Folder b Documents and correspondence concerning later service by Wil and Marianna Edgerton to Guilford College, including a Board of Trustees "Minute of Appreciation" for J. Wilbert Edgerton, 1978-2001
Box 9 Folder c Documents related to Conscientious Objector philosophy and Civilian Public Service include a list of NC Civilian Public Service Fellows, J. W. Edgerton's Order to Report for Work of National Importance (Class IV-E), "Why I Cannot Comply with the Selective Service," by Robert B. Swink, (Wilbert's CPS roommate who deserted and was sentenced to 3.5 years in federal prison), and statements of pacifism by Summer Mills, the American Friends Service Committee, and others, 1942-1944
Box 9 Folder d Publications of Civilian Public Service units including Calumet, published at Buck Creek, NC, Camp 19 with a poem by Howard Edgerton; Harmony, published by Bowie, MD, Camp 34; The Compass, published by Orlando, FL, Camp 27;and Information: A [national] Weekly News Service of Friends Civilian Public Service. 1942-1944
Box 9 Folder e Publications of Civilian Public Service units include The Waldport Poems, by William Everson, illustrated by Clayton James; The Mikado in CPS, by Kermit Sheets, Waldport, OR;and 27f Sanitary Engineers, Lester Clarke and Werner L. Janney, eds., Orlando, FL, 1944-1945
Box 9 Folder f Publications of the Civilian Public Service include Handbook for Conscientious Objectors, Lyle Tatum, ed; Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, publisher; The Experience of the American Friends Service Committee in Civilian Public Service; andAn Introduction To Friends Civilian Public Service. 1945, 1952
Box 9 Folder g Clippings, magazines, and documents related to the history of the Civilian Public Service and members' reunions, including Casey Volunteers for Four Years, an Anecdotal History of Werner Janney's Experiences as a Conscientious Objector in WWII, with 27 period photographs; Roster of Duke Civilian Public Service Unit 61 1942-1946 (1985); and Jerry Bledsoe's "Meandering" column about Calhoun Geiger in The Greensboro Daily News. 1968-2005. [See related items at #1213.os4]
Box 9 Folder h Photographs are ofCivilian Public Service camps and personnel at Buck Creek Camp, Marion, NC; Eastern State Hospital, Williamsburg, VA; and Clear Lake Lodge, Orlando, FL. Subjects include Helen and Raymond Binford, Jerry and Dorothy Cogley, Calhoun and Virgie Geiger, et al; the Edgerton wedding at Maymont Park, Richmond VA; the Hookworm Control Project at Orlando, FL; large group shots of CPS personnel; and negatives, 1942-1945
Box 9 Folder i Photocopies of nine scrapbook pages show photographs of Civilian Public Service Camp, Clear Lake Lodge, Orlando, FL, including sponsor Elizabeth Abott Christ ("Aunt Bess"), dining hall, hookworm control project, and Jones High (African American school) project. 1944
Box 9 Folder j Photographs are of the Edgerton family, J. Wilbert Edgerton, the Dick Binford family, the Mary Margaret Binford Bailey family, and the Safrans. 1949-ca. 2005
Box 9 Folder k Correspondence, pamphlets, magazine, and documents concerning Quakerism, published by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends, Friends General Conference, and Pendle Hill publishers, including the Rufus M. Jones (1863-1948) tribute issue of The American Friend magazine and "Time-Line of Quaker Women [...1647-1897]." Correspondence includes letters regarding the establishment of a Quaker meeting in Daytona Beach, FL, and a letter from Elizabeth Bishop Christ, 1948-1953
Box 10 Folder a Correspondence includes letters written by J. Wilbert Edgerton while a freshman andsophomore at Guilford College to his family. Subjects include the exchange of farm provisions from home for textbooks, pacifists, and Wil's understanding of anatomy in biology class from farm experiences.Sept 1936- Dec 1937
Box 10 Folder b Correspondence includes letters written by J. Wilbert Edgerton while a junior and senior at Guilford College to his family. Topics include debating team, new gym, choir, Moravian Easter sunrise worship service at Winston-Salem, and "Young Friends activities of North Carolina" organization. Jan 1938-May 1939
Box 10 Folder c Correspondence includes letters written by J. Wilbert Edgerton while a senior at Guilford College to his family, and from Raquette Lake, NY, the following summer. Also includes documents related to Guilford College and The Antlers resort. Topics include campus employment; practice teaching at Greensboro High School; Women's Athletic Association barn dance; new gymnasium; commencement speakers including Felix Morely (brother of author Christopher Morely) and year-end events; German measles on campus; impending war concerns and personal debate about whether to participate as Conscientious Objector, non-combatant, or other service; and the NY World's Fair. Documents include a Guilford College Bulletin and items from The Antlers such as postcards, Dinner Menu, brochure, and excursion offering. Sept 1939-Sept 1940
Box 10 Folder d Correspondence and photographs include letters to J. Wilbert Edgerton while a freshman at Guilford College and at home, from family and friends. Details on Eastern North Carolina farming life and youth social life are described. Topics include cotton, Goldsboro tobacco market, pone bread recipe, potatoes, Nahunta Friends Meeting homecoming and budget, Wayne County Fair, 4-H Club, Woman's Club, Johnston County Ramblers, Achievement Day, and the school play. Photographs are of the Raymond Binford home, family, and boarders at Guilford College. Aug-Dec 1936
Box 10 Folder e Correspondence includes letters to J. Wilbert Edgerton while a freshman at Guilford College and the following summer, from family members, friends, and classmates including Bill Van Hoy and Charles Hendricks. Topics include hog killing, Quaker principles against dancing, Nahunta School girls basketball, electrical utility installation, Hockett Reunion held at Jesse James Cox home (Quaker Neck, Wayne County, NC), trip to East Carolina Teachers College for 2000 NC high school seniors, a peace demonstration at Atlantic Christian College (Wilson, NC), Saphronia Edgerton's philosophy for life found in trees, a graduation invitation and program from Atlantic Christian College, shootings resulting from farmers guarding tobacco transplant beds due to blue mold, a letter from Helen Binford in Quaker "plain speech" at the Duke Institute of International Relations, and a letter from Raymond Binford reflecting on the Brotherhood. Jan-Aug 1937
Box 11 Folder a Correspondence includes letters to J. Wilbert Edgerton while a sophomore at Guilford College from family members and classmates including Charles Hendricks and Bea Rohr. Topics include (from Guilford College Dean A.D. Beittel) new campus facilities, electronic Orgatron, and hazing forbidden; invalid sister Elizabeth Edgerton to receive experimental surgery at Orthopedic Hospital in Gastonia, NC; cotton at extreme low price; Nahunta School teachers; young people's activities; tenant farmers; pig killing; winter depression; death of Negro baby from pneumonia; power line built; lightning death from electrical lines; invitation to Institute of Race Relations at New York Univ., summer 1938; and (from Dick Binford) the International Relations conference at the Univ. of North Carolina. Sept 1937-July 1938
Box 11 Folder b Correspondence including letters to J. Wilbert Edgerton while a sophomore at Guilford College from family members, and from classmates the following summer at home. Many from sister Esther Edgerton (Allen) describe young people's activities in Nahunta farm community, Wayne County, NC. Mar-Aug 1938
Box 11 Folder c Correspondence includes letters to J. Wilbert Edgerton while a Junior at Guilford College from family members including Florence Cox, and from friends including Marianna Dow, Mary Margaret Binford, Charles Hendricks, Pete Moore, Dick Binford, and Peggy Johnston the following summer at home. Topics include tobacco prices; tenant farmers; impending war concerns; grapes and juice; beans; visit to Maude Edgerton in GA; electric fence; pecans; college posing financial problems; "doodly squats" illness; Memorial Day as a "Yankee custom;" Guilford College Commencement program; Camp Edith Macy Girl Scout National Training School, Pleasantville, NY; Trio Township Sunday School Convention program at White Oak Presbyterian; activities at (girl scout) Camp Lochbrae, Bear Mountain, NY; YMCA Camp Herman, Brown Summitt, NC; Pine Tree Camp, Pocono Pines, PA; extra loan and work granted to Wilbert by Guilford College president Clyde Milner; and the Luckies program auctioneer from Goldsboro, NC. Sept 1938-Sept 1939
Box 11 Folder d Correspondence includes letters written to J.W. Edgerton while a senior at Guilford College, from his family and friends regarding, crops, tobacco, turnips, cotton, tenant farmers Arthur and Evon Ford, stove wood, WPA bookmobile, Young Friends, grass fire, Greensboro Intercollegiate Commission on Race Relations, Nathaniel Dett, closed tobacco markets, farm stress and debt, mules, 4-H Club, ditch work, Nahunta Grange campaign for school gym, Haverford College Scholarship award letter, measles, Guilford College room and tuition bill, and winter sliding in Pawtucket. Sept 1939-Mar 1940
Box 11 Folder e Correspondence and student-related documents collected by J. Wilbert Edgerton during his senior year at Guilford College, Apr-May 1940; and collected other items such as grade reports and dance cards or autograph books, 1936-1940
Box 12 Folder a Correspondence includes letters written to J. Wilbert Edgerton while at Raquette Lake, Haverford College, and B.F. Grady School; from his family (mother Roella and siblings Esther, Howard, and Ruth Edgerton) and friends Joe Parker, Mike Caffey, Raymond Binford, Dick Binford (working at Pacific College Library, Newberg OR), Mary Margaret Binford, and Charles Hendricks. Topics include huckleberries, parmain apples, soup mixture,Zeno Edgerton at Fremont, NC, and teacher Crethie Edgerton. Jun 1940-Sept 1941
Box 12 Folder b Correspondence includes letters written by friends (from Guilford College and The Antlers resort) to J.W. Edgerton while atHaverford College, Haverford, PA, including Jim Parker, Edna Earle Edgerton, Marie Grumbrecht, and Stella Dow. Sept-Dec 1940
Box 12 Folder c Correspondence includes letters written by friends to J.W. Edgerton while at Haverford College and home for the summer at Nahunta, including a letter from Raymond Binford expressing increasing concern over registering for the draft. Also includes dance cards from Dartmouth and/or Bryn Mawr College. Dec 1940-Aug 1941
Box 12 Folder d Correspondence includes letters written to J.Wilbert Edgerton while at Haverford College by family members including his father and his great aunt, Rachel Massey. Topics include details of entry into nurse's training at Park View Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC, by sister Esther Edgerton (Allen); Saphronia Edgerton's description of her and sister Maude Edgerton's childhood, parents, fish traps, and gum from sweet gum trees; Esther's superiority in anatomy class over city students; and cutting tobacco wood. Sept 1940-Feb 1941
Box 12 Folder e Correspondence includes letters written by family members including aunt Bertha (Bert) Edgerton Richardson to J.W. Edgerton while at Haverford College and B.F. Grady School, and to Howard Edgerton at Raquette Lake, NY. Topics include the local draft board's treatment of Conscientious Objectors, WPTF radio, Raymond Binford's talk at Nahunta Friends Meeting on Conscientious Objector work camps, and a car/mule wreck. Also includes a letter from Wilbert while at Grady School. Sept 1941
Box 13 Folder b Correspondence includes letters to J. Wilbert Edgerton while at B.F. Grady School. Feb 2-Apr 10, 1942
Box 13 Folder c Correspondence includes letters written by J. Wilbert Edgerton while at Haverford College to his parents. Sept 1940-May 1941
Box 13 Folder d Correspondence includes letters to J. Wilbert Edgerton from the U.S. Selective Service, peace groups, and others, regarding the draft for WWII. Mar 1941-Jan 1942
Box 13 Folder e Photographs are of J.Wilbert Edgerton and associates at The Antler's resort, Raquette Lake, NY; Haverford College, Haverford, PA; and B.F. Grady School in Duplin Co, NC (Summer 1940). Photographs of buildings at Haverford College include the graduate house, library, and observatory (1940-1941). B.F. Grady School shots include the teacherage and matron; school portraits; the senior class; and teachers Edna Earle Edgerton, Dolly White, Hazel Monsees, Polly Morton, Dorothy Osborne, Hilda Yelverton, Clara Weeks, Pig Britt, Lib Lanier, Hazel R. Adams, and J.W. Edgerton (1941-1942). Also includes a photograph of Parkview Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC, 1940-1942
Box 13 Folder f Correspondence includes letters received by H.H. and Roella Edgerton, many from J. Wilbert Edgerton in Civilian Public Service at Buck Creek Camp near Marion, NC, including the news of his engagement to Marianna Edgerton. Also includes letters received by J.W. Edgerton, including one from his father and some from other Conscientious Objectors in camps. May 1942-Oct 1942
Box 13 Folder g Correspondence includes letters to H.H. and Roella Edgerton, mostly from J. Wilbert Edgerton serving in Civilian Public Service as an orderly at Eastern State (mental) Hospital, Williamsburg, VA. Wil provides a detailed description of the patients and schedule. He and Marianna marry April 11, 1943. Oct 1942-Apr 1943
Box 14 Folder a Correspondence is between J. Wilbert Edgerton, serving in Civilian Public Service at Eastern State Hospital (Williamsburg, VA) and mother Roella Cox Edgerton at the Wayne County, NC, farm, and others. During this period, CPS workers at ESH complain to the Virginia governor about patient conditions, resulting in much local controversy, the eventual removal of the hospital director, and increased funding. Additionally, Wil's roommate, Robert B. Swink, deserts in protest against conscription and is tried and imprisoned. Also includes letters from Marianna Dow Edgerton, Social Worker at Virginia Industrial School for Girls (Bon Air, VA) to Wil's family. Other topics include American Friends Service Committee meetings in Richmond, IN, and Philadelphia, PA; the "race problem" at the Orlando CPS camp; and the Nahunta Friends Meeting budget and homecoming. Letters between Wil and Marianna during this period are collected separately. May 1943-Oct 1944
Box 14 Folder b Correspondence includes "Edgerton Family Letters" (so-named by collection organizer, Marianna Edgerton) between J. Wilbert Edgerton and his family, including Esther E. Allen, who is a nurse in Rocky Mount, NC. Topics include Orlando Civilian Public Service camp life, including hog killing and cooking duties; the Friends Society's "international police idea" and "post-war organization;"and a visit from US Army Col. Lewis F. Kosch, Chief of Camp Operations, ending in an argument. Also includes correspondence from Robert Swink in prison, and a poem about Buck Creek Camp by Raymond Binford. Nov 1944-Apr 1945
Box 14 Folder c Correspondence includes "Edgerton Family Letters" between J. Wilbert Edgerton, who is stationed in Civilian Public Service in Orlando, FL, and his family, including Florence Cox, and others. Includes responses from three US senators, including Clyde Hoey of NC, to letters against peace-time conscription; four July 1954 issues of Information: Weekly News Service of Friends of Civilian Public Service, which discuss the post war Conscientious Objector role, and a letter from Robert B. Swink in prison which discusses philosophy on prisons and strikes at Danbury and Lewisburg prisons. Other topics include typhoid inoculations, cannery work, shock treatment for Maude Edgerton, the points system for release from CPS, the atomic bomb, bed bugs, the JV-Day celebration in Orlando, and a site-seeing trip around Florida. Apr-Oct 1945
Box 14 Folder d Correspondence includes "Edgerton Family Letters" between J. Wilbert Edgerton, in Civilian Public Service in Gainesville, FL, and at the University of FL, and his family and others. Marianna is teaching high school science and math. Topics include activities at Guilford College, Wil and Marianna's essays on Marianna's first pregnancy, Wil's decision to attend the Univ. of FL for a masters degree, his release from CPS, and his first new shoes in four years. Nahunta topics include cutting logs, a visit to the Nahunta home from an old Pearson, spring oats, river flooding, difficulty in getting satisfactory tenant farmers, and neighbor Molton Gurley's dairy business. Nov 1945-Mar 1946
Box 15 Folder a Correspondence includes letters written by Marianna Dow to J. Wilbert Edgerton during their Senior year at Guilford College; afterwards from the Dow farm at Myricks, MA; and while living and working as Social Worker Intern at Taunton State (mental) Hospital, Taunton, MA. Feb-Aug 1940
Box 15 Folder b Correspondence includes letters from Marianna Dow to J. Wilbert Edgerton, from Taunton State Hosp., and from a Mass. girl scout camp.Sept 1940- Nov 1941
Box 15 Folder c Correspondence includes letters from J. Wilbert Edgerton to Marianna Dow. Wilbert leaves Antlers; visits Nahunta; moves to Haverford College, Haverford, PA; undergoes vocational evaluation; and vividly describes snow. He transitions to work as Grady School 8th grade math teacher, Seven Springs NC; appeals his Draft Board decision, and attends a short work camp for Conscientious Objectors at Guilford College, pouring the new gymnasium floor. Includes a post card of the University of North Carolina Central Campus (Old Well, etc.) mailed from the NC exhibit at the NY World's Fair. Aug 1940-Sept 1941
Box 15 Folder d Correspondence includes letters to Marianna Dow from Guilford College friends Bea Rohr (sophomore year roommate) and Marie"Grumpy" Grumbrecht (senior year roommate). Nov. 1940
Box 15 Folder e Correspondence includes letters between J. Wilbert Edgerton and Marianna Dow. Jan 1-Sept 16, 1942
Box 15 Folder f Correspondence includes letters from Marianna Dow to J. Wilbert Edgerton. Marianna works at Danvers State [mental] Hospital, Danvers, MA. Sept 16-Oct 28, 1942
Box 16 Folder a Correspondence includes letters between J. Wilbert Edgerton and Marianna Dow. Topics include their future spiritual life together and Wilbert's joy in fellowship. Nov 3-Nov 30, 1942
Box 16 Folder b Correspondence includes letters between J. Wilbert Edgerton and Marianna Dow, which discuss the Cocoanut Grove Hotel fire and Marianna's life with the inmates at Virginia Industrial School for Girls at Bon Air. Includes a "Program of Christmas Celebration in Williamsburg 1942" plus a tree lighting event near the Powder Horn called "Christmas Among The Nations At War." Dec 1942-Jan 1943
Box 16 Folder c Photographs include portraits of Marianna Dow made by Roland Reid Studio (Salem, MA), mailed to Wilbert for Christmas. Dec 1942
Box 16 Folder d Correspondence includes letters between J. Wilbert Edgerton and Marianna Dow. Jan 1943-Mar 1943
Box 16 Folder e Correspondence includes letters from Marianna Dow to her parents while she is at Bon Air, VA. She marries Apr 11. Jan 17-Oct 1943
Box 16 Folder f Correspondence includes letters from Marianna Dow to J. Wilbert Edgerton. They marry; Marianna continues at Bon Air (near Richmond) and Wilbert at Eastern State Hospital (Williamsburg). Letters describe Marianna's work as Social Worker at Virginia Industrial School for Girls, including driving to pick up inmates, escapees, activities, the Matron, and sterilization of "defective" inmates. Also discusses her future in homemaking and birth control recommendations. Mar-May 1943
Box 17 Folder a Correspondence includes letters written by J. Wilbert Edgerton to Marianna Dow and letters from others including Roella Edgerton, Helen Binford, and Saphronia Edgerton. A letter from Wil's brother, Howard Edgerton, details activities at Buck Creek Civilian Public Service Camp at Marion, NC, including the providing of music for Sunday worship by Black Mountain College and his poem on co-operatives. Wilbert details Conscientious Objectors' attempts for transfer from Eastern State Hospital and considers running away. Dick Binford describes the Duke University Medical School program, in which he is enrolled, and a letter from Robert Swink is published in the newspaper. Also includes Wil and Marianna's Marriage Certificate, signed by all present in a public Meeting of Friends. Feb-May 1943. [For related items about Civilian Public Service and Robert Swink, see #1213.9.c through #1213.9.h]
Box 17 Folder b Correspondence includes letters written by Marianna D. Edgerton to J. Wilbert Edgerton. Topics include the attitude of a working woman toward marriage, the condition of train travel due to the war, and Bea Rohr working as an engineer in NY as part of the war effort. Also includes newspaper coverage of the investigation of Eastern State Hospital, a post card of the Bon Air Community House, and correspondence from Marianna's aunt, Susan Dow, and mother, Stella Dow. June-Aug 1943
Box 17 Folder c Correspondence includes letters written by J. Wilbert Edgerton to Marianna D. Edgerton which discuss the official investigation of Eastern State Hospital following conflicts between Conscientious Objectors and other ESH employees, secret meetings of COs, the involvement of Mr. Craighill, Marshall Suther, and Governor Darden; improved compensation for COs; and the disappearance and arrest of Robert Swink. Other topics include war ration stamps and booklets, retribution from ESH Supt. Dr. Brown, crowded buses, and Wil's interest in the Civilian Public Service hookworm control project in Orlando. June-Aug 1943
Box 17 Folder d Correspondence includes letters from Marianna D. Edgerton to J. Wilbert Edgerton in which Marianna describes her transport of Virginia Industrial School inmates all over the region, her love of travel, and a young professional woman's attitude toward becoming a wife. Includes post cards of Hazen Memorial Library, Bon Air, VA; Blue Ridge Sanatorium, Charlottesville, VA; Reddish Knob Lookout at Geo. Washington National Forest; Confederate Women's Home, Richmond, VA; Virginia House at Windsor Farms; and Old St Paul's Church and New Parish House, Richmond, VA. Aug-Sept 1943
Box 17 Folder e Correspondence includes letters from J. Wilbert Edgerton to Marianna Edgerton which discuss ongoing newspaper coverage and results of the Eastern State Hospital investigation and the resignation of the Superintendent and others. Other topics include the slowing government building program in the Norfolk area and Wil and his brother's inability to answer "valid questions" about pacifism. Aug 1943-Sept 1943
Box 18 Folder a Correspondence includes letters from J. Wilbert Edgerton to Marianna D. Edgerton, which discuss the changed atmosphere and improvements at Eastern State Hospital including supervisor of Conscientious Objectors, Dorothy Cogley; the waning economic boom suppressing Marianna's chances for advantageous employment in Williamsburg/Norfolk; news of B.F. Grady School from Edna Earle Edgerton; and the potential effects of a coal strike on ESH. Also includes a letter from Saphronia Edgerton. Sept-Nov 1943
Box 18 Folder b Correspondence includes letters written by Marianna D. Edgerton to J. Wilbert Edgerton which discuss whether to quit Virginia Industrial School in Bon Air and take a lesser job to be with her husband in Williamsburg. Also includes a post card of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and letters from Stephen and Stella Dow, Marianna's parents in Taunton, MA, expressing interest in moving to NC. Sept-Nov 1943
Box 18 Folder c Correspondence includes letters between Marianna D. Edgerton and J. Wilbert Edgerton until Marianna moves to Williamsburg and letters diminish. Letters discuss Robert Swink's trial in Newport News postponed to Feb 7; the Richmond Thalhimers store Christmas show featuring marionettes and a Key to the City presented to a WAC; and continuing internal strife at Eastern State Hospital and between ESH and the Selective Service and the American Friends Service Committee. Also includes Richmond, VA, post cards from The Mosque (Civic Center), Medical College of Virginia Hospital ("one of the few completely air-conditioned hospitals in the world"), and Union Station. Dec 1943-Jan 1944
Box 18 Folder d Correspondence includes the last of the separate collection of letters between Marianna D. Edgerton and J. Wilbert Edgerton, as they travel separately to the Civilian Public Service camp in Orlando, FL, after visiting their respective parents. Wil discusses the Social Order Conference at First Friends Meeting, Richmond, IN; a CPS Conference in Phila, PA, that will discuss "the Lawrence Case" and the race policy in the Orlando unit; the "universally dreaded" job ofsuckering tobacco; the customs attending the death of his aunt, Sarah E. Pearson, at home; the facilities, work, activities, and arrangements for wives at the Orlando CPS camp; its owner and sponsor Elizabeth Abbott Christ; and letter-writing opposing peace-time conscription. Roella Edgerton writes of daughter Elizabeth's delusionary illness. Marianna writes of vaccinating chickens for pox;the hurricane of September 1944; and her vision of post-war conscription consisting of peace & democracy training. She forwards songs on the benefits of the Farm Bureau, sung to popular tunes, written by friend Dorothy Ann Gardyne Dimmock of Barnstable County (Cape Cod), MA; a letter from Dean Berryhill of the Univ. of NC School of Medicine regarding Gov. Broughton's Medical Education expansion program.May 1944-July 1945
Box 19 Folder a Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and family members.Original label: "Edgerton Family Letters, many from or to Wilbert in Gainesville - out of CPS at Univ. of Fla." Letters discuss post-war scarcity of housing and "good cars," details of school at Western Carolina Teachers College from Howard Edgerton, country people, service to one's home community, gardening, corn planting, and strawberries. May-Apr 1946
Box 19 Folder b Correspondence includes letters to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and family members which discuss cold-killed cotton,crops, cutting grain, replanting due to hail, and a tenant arrest inhibiting tobacco barning; post-war shortages of sugar, sweets, food, housing, and diapers; OPA price caps and rising prices; the "Pasture" treatment for rabies; division of the Friends (Quaker) meeting circuit due to "Malaria;" history of Neuse area Friends from Beatrice Cox; a Rocky Mount, NC, bathing beauty contest and a publicity event at Rocky Mount Center Theatre; Gainesville, FL, produce, prices, and food produced by Alachua High School; Wil interviewing Florida farmers; baby's rash and cold suggested due to eggs; sewing clothes from drapes and feed sacks. May-July 1946
Box 19 Folder c Correspondence includes letters from a packet labeled "Edgerton Family letters, many from or to Wilbert (David born Aug.13)." Includes letters written by former Guilford College faculty member Ruth Beittel, Florence Cox, Susan Dow, and Elizabeth Abbot Christ ("Aunt Bess"); and a post card of Orlando Air Base. A letter from Roella Edgerton asks Wil to consider farming in NC. Aug 1946
Box 19 Folder d Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and other family members including Florence Cox, and many from friends including Dick Binford, MaryLuise Huff, and Civilian Public Service associates. Topics include watermelons, grapes, peaches, tomatoes, crops, weather, and making maternity clothes from curtains. Also includes a letter from Samuel Snipes, APO Kempten, Germany, about conditions for refugees in Germany. Aug-Sept 1946
Box 20 Folder a Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton in Gainesville, FL, and other family members and friends. Wil and Roella Edgerton correspond weekly. Dec 1946-Feb 1947
Box 20 Folder b Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton in Gainesville, FL, and other family members. Mar-April 1947
Box 20 Folder c Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton in Gainesville, FL, and other family members, and from Lalah (and Howard) Yow, on Friends (Quaker) Africa Mission in Kenya, with 3 photographs. Topics include preparing cats, earthworms, bullfrogs and eels for Carolina Biological Supply Company; blue mold; University of Florida commencement; acceptance of employment at NC State University Teacher Education as Vocational Appraiser in Veterans Guidance Clinic; doctor's advice for "another attack of appendicitis;" and an F-1 jet emergency landing at Stengel Field. May-July 1947
Box 20 Folder d Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton in Gainesville, FL, and other family members including Roella Edgerton and Stella Dow, and from CPS associate Calhoun Geiger and the University of Florida Psychology Dept. Also includes letters between Marianna and Wil while she finds housing in Raleigh, NC, during a post-war housing scarcity. Topics include gardening, tobacco, and Pinkney, NC, baseball games. Aug 1947
Box 20 Folder e Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and other family members. The Edgertons move from Gainesville, FL to Raleigh, NC, where Wil is instructor at NC State University Industrial Personnel Testing Institute. Nahunta topics include commercial hog slaughtering, washing machine without running water, crops, high well water, plowing delayed by rains, and a power sheller for peas. Other topics include a Public Health Fellowship for Wil; boarders; and, on the Dows' Gibsonville, NC, farm: henhouse expansion, and egg sales. Sept 1947-April 1948
Box 20 Folder f Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton, who live in Raleigh, NC, and other family members. Daughter Karen is born. Topics include Nahunta Friends Meeting vacation bible school and new parsonage, a neighborhood barbeque dinner, use of a commercial "freezer locker," canning peaches and corn, Holiness tent revival, drought and heat wave, polio, tobacco, US Public Health Service stipend for Wil's study at Duke University, Duke course schedule card, and Pinkney and Fremont, NC, baseball teams. May-Sept 1948
Box 21 Folder a Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and other family membersand from Raymond and Helen Binford. Wil is studying at Duke University. Nahunta topics include running water and hot water installation,Jersey cows, electric mixer, Woman's Club, sawing posts, animal proof henhouse, new Nahunta School gymnasium, potatoes, fig preserves, tobacco barning and grading, heat wave, and Nahunta Friends Meeting House refurbishment and pastor search. Other topics include Duke's Hoof 'n' Horn Club, Carolina Biological Supply, and telephone installation in Elon College, NC. Oct 1948-Aug 1949
Box 21 Folder b Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna D. Edgerton and family members.Dow letters begin inclusion in March, 1950. Topics include the sale of beef, first frost, damage to fruit, arrival of telephone service in Nahunta, new Nahunta Grange building, sale of firewood, the Duke University Clinical Psychology program, details of Wil's rat research, and a Guilford College choir reunion. Wil describes a New York wedding and the Jewish traditions observed. Sept 1949-Aug 1950
Box 21 Folder c Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and family members including Dows. Wil discusses Gladys Walser's speech in Chapel Hill promoting peace and discussing the "Asiatic situation," and Marianna's analysis of rat data for his research. Nahunta topics include low well water, road paving, and Nahunta Friends Meeting. Gibsonville, NC, topics (Dows) include the new non-party dial telephone, and German families brought over by Church World Service to serve as farm workers. Also includes Marianna's travel journal from her drive to Florida with two children as the Edgertons move to Daytona Beach. Sept 1950-Dec 1951
Box 21 Folder d Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and family members including Stella Dow. The Edgertons live in Daytona Beach, FL, where Wil finishes his dissertation and Stephen is born. Topics include tomatoes and cattle in Gibsonville, NC, a conference of women including Mary McCloud-Bethune of Bethune-Cookman College, the American Friends Fellowship Council, use of the whole hog, crops, and "sore eyes" spread by gnats. Jan-Sept 1952
Box 22 Folder a Correspondence includes letters to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and family members. Letters encompass the Edgertons' move to Birmingham, AL, from Daytona Beach, FL, in November. Other topics include tobacco, cotton, cover crops, tenant farmers, Wil's judging of a Miss Dixie pageant, his new job as Executive Director of the Alabama State Mental Hygiene Association, and a visit to Maude Edgerton. Also includesa photograph of nephew Herman Edgerton "Eddie" Allen (July 5). June-Dec 1953
Box 22 Folder b Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and other family members. Jan-June 1954. Annotations by D. Alex Albright (son-in-law), written in 2013, cover Edgerton family life Jan-Sept 1954, and include a July 4, 1954, photograph of ten grandchildren on Roella Edgerton's front porch, compared to a 2012 restaging of the photo in Greensboro by Tom Edgerton. Also includes a letter from Alabama Gov. Gordon Persons, Goldsboro (NC) newspaper clippings of a large explosion, a Jan-Feb 1954 "Alabama Mental Health" (vol 6, no 1) newsletter featuring Wil'sphoto and an article by him. Jan-June 1954
Box 22 Folder c Correspondence includes letters to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and other family members. Saphronia Edgerton details life and recreation in a Wilson, NC, TB sanatorium. Other topics include tobacco, cotton yield, tenant farmers, child farm labor, the market price of snap beans, details of Wil's work in Birmingham (AL) and Volusia County (FL), a letter discussing Baylor Univ. College of Medicine's development of a psychology program with Texas Medical Center, Florence Cox as NC District Home Demonstration Agent supervisor of 16 counties, Marianna's journal of train travel from AL to NC with 3 children, Carolina Biological Supply Co., and television. July 1954-Dec 1955
Box 22 Folder d Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and family members including Roella Cox Edgerton and Stella and Stephen Dow. Letters encompass the Edgertons move from Birmingham, AL, to Charlottesville, VA. Topics include an Alabama bond issue to fund state hospitals, Maude Edgerton, the inauguration of President Eisenhower, hog-killing and meat spoilage in NC, the Unitarian Church of Birmingham, and racial violence in the South. Also includes the program for a large mental health event in Alabama attended by several governors. Jan 1956-Dec 1957
Box 22 Folder e Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Mariana Edgerton and family members including Roella Edgerton includes letters from Wil on business trips at the Normandie Hotel in San Juan, PR, which is in the U.S.Public Health Service Region III, which he serves. Also includes a personal letter from the board members of the Unitarian Church of Birmingham and an NC "Extension News" newsletter, Vol. XLV, No. 8, April 1960, featuring Florence Cox's retirement. Jan 1958-Dec 1960
Box 23 Folder a Correspondence from Marianna to J. Wilbert Edgerton chronicles Marianna's move of the household from Charlottesville, VA, to Evanston, IL, while Wil works in Pakistan for 3 months, and includes enclosed letters from other family members. Evanston topics include the Unitarian Universalist Church, a discussion of real estate, auto sales clippings, a post card from the Ridgeview Hotel; and newspaper clippings, especially those sent by son David regarding Major League Baseball.July 1961-1961
Box 23 Folder b Correspondence from J. Wilbert to Marianna Edgerton chronicles his travel to and from Pakistan and his 3 months work training mental health workers in Lahore, Dacca, and elsewhere in Pakistan, and in India. Includes correspondence from Eva Hewitt, a teacher at Presbyterian American Mission School for Girls, Sangla Hill, Pakistan; from Al Fernbach at Karnatak University; and an account of an evening at the Dacca Club with European travelers, a Pakistani jam session with "hot flute," bongos and more; and correspondence from associates McCandless, Sanderson, Drury, Brown, and Lehner. Also includes Wil's return trip itinerary (with hotel listings), completing a trip around the world through Delhi, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Honolulu, and Los Angeles, arriving in Chicago on Oct 12. July-Oct 1961. [Related professional documents are at #1213.26.a]
Box 23 Folder c Correspondence to and from J. Wilbert and Mariana Edgerton and family members includes Roella Cox Edgerton's last letter before her death, and excludes Pakistan correspondence from the period. Also includes a 1961 studio photograph of the Edgerton nuclear family and a graphic Evanston Township High School commencement invitation. April 1961-Dec 1964
Box 23 Folder d Correspondence to J. Wilbert Edgerton and to and from Marianna Edgerton while living in Chapel Hill, NC, includes letters from Ernest Bromley; Fred van Ravenzwaaih of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; son David Edgerton; Marianna's post cards from Europe to her father; and her letters to her brother. August 1965-Dec 1982
Box 24 Folder a Correspondence to J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton and documents collected while living in Chapel Hill, NC, include letters from children and grandchildren and the 1988 obituary and memorial service program for Civilian Public Service associate J. Richard Cogley. Feb 1983-Dec 1996
Box 24 Folder b Documents and correspondence collected by J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton while living in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, NC, include letters from children and grandchildren; an obituary for Birmingham, AL, psychology associate "Rosy" Rosencrans; and the Memorial statement for Howard Edgerton read at Nahunta Friends Homecoming in 1999. Jan 1997-Nov 2011
Box 24 Folder c Newspaper clippings include letters published in the Chapel Hill Newspaper written by J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton, 1965-2000
Box 24 Folder d Newspaper clippings include letters published in the Greensboro Record newspaper written by J. Wilbert and Marianna Edgerton on mental health issues, pacifism, and politics, 2001-2011
Box 25 Folder a Documents related to J. Wilbert Edgerton's training for Master of Psychology degree at the Univ. of Florida.Also includes his thesis titled "Change of Vocational Interests During the War Period." 1946-1947
Box 25 Folder b Documents related to J. Wilbert Edgerton's PhD training in Clinical Psychology at Duke University, 1949-1951
Box 25 Folder c Documents related to Duke University's Sociology 330 course include an autobiography written for the course encompassing a detailed and personal psychological analysis of Wil's farming childhood and family dynamic. 1950. Also includes his family members' reactions (2000) to excerpts of the paper
Box 25 Folder d Dissertation (and related documents) for PhD in psychology at Duke University titled "Effects of Psychological Stress Upon Blood Pressure in Rats […]" Jan. 24, 1953, 1950-1953
Box 25 Folder e Documents related to J. Wilbert Edgerton's position as Psychologist, Volusia County Health Unit, Daytona Beach, FL, 1951-1953
Box 25 Folder f Newspaper clippings from Daytona Beach, FL, mainly about J. Wilbert Edgerton's work in "mental hygiene" primarily in schools, 1951-1953
Box 25 Folder g Documents, correspondence, and photographs related to J.W. Edgerton's position as Executive Director of Alabama Association for Mental Health (Birmingham).A Sept 1957 letter discusses an apparently racial incident in Mississippi involving Luther Alverson and Albert Deutch.Also includes the application, complete resume, and confirmation for his next post with the National Institute of Mental Health in Charlottesville, VA, 1953-1957
Box 25 Folder h Documents related to J. Wilbert Edgerton's position as Clinical Psychology Consultant, Region III (Charlottesville, VA), US Public Health Service, includes a Nov. 20, 1958 program for a National Mental Health Association meeting, Kansas City, MO, autographed by Governor Adlai Stevenson, 1957-1961
Box 26 Folder a Documents related to J.W. Edgerton's travel to 3-month post as community mental health consultant with the US Public Health Service in Lahore and Dacca, Pakistan, and his return trip around the world through Delhi, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Honolulu. April-Nov 1961. [For related correspondence from this period, see #1213.23.b. For West Pakistan Road Map, see #1213.os9.]
Box 26 Folder b Documents, photographs, and drawings relating to J. Wilbert Edgerton's position of Regional Director (Chicago) for the National Institute of Mental Health. Drawings are a set of 19 cartoons and caricatures depicting issues, staff, and activities at the Chicago Regional Office, drawn by associate Jessie Dowling, presented as a farewell gift in 1965, 1961-1965
Box 26 Folder c Correspondence collected in a folder entitled "Letters by and about Wil on his hiring at UNC." Nov 1964-Aug 1967
Box 26 Folder d Curriculum Vitae and narrative autobiographical summaries, 1970-2003
Box 26 Folder e Documents relating to the NC Licensing Bill requiring state certification for practicing psychologists. 1967
Box 26 Folder f Documents related to J.W. Edgerton's testimony (and preparation for the testimony) to the US House of Representatives, supporting Community Mental Health Center Ammendments of 1969, 1969-1970
Box 26 Folder g Correspondence collected by J.W. Edgerton in a folder labeled "Thank-Yous," includes letters from students, colleagues, community members, and agencies, 1956-2000
Box 26 Folder h Professional correspondence relating to licensure, consulting, employment, office, legislation, etc. 1966-2000. [Additional correspondence at #1213.27.j]
Box 27 Folder a Documents concerning J. Wilbert Edgerton's employment at UNC-CH, including Annual Reports, Faculty Time Plan, Clinical Privileges authorization, etc, 1969-1988
Box 27 Folder b Correspondence, reports, and other documents of the UNC-CH Dept. of Psychiatry, Division of Community Psychiatry, related to the proposed Mental Health Center network for NC, rural alternative care information, workshops, retreats, a faculty meeting parody, Student Lunch newsletter, etc., and a formal appeal to a 1985 accreditation probation, 1965-1985
Box 27 Folder c Faculty Directory, UNC-CH School of Medicine, 1975-76. Obituary of William G. (Bill) Hollister, Chair of UNC's Community Psychiatry Division. 1975, 2005
Box 27 Folder d Documents related to J. Wilbert Edgerton's position as Director of the South Central Region (Region III, based in Fayetteville, NC) of the Mental Health Services Division, NC Dept. of Human Resources, including clippings and a Division organizational chart, 1974-1975
Box 27 Folder e Brochures regarding the weeklong Annual Training Workshop at Pisgah, NC, for mental health center administrators on "T-Group" training, team building, group process, etc, 1966-1981
Box 27 Folder f Documents related to the 1966 Pisgah workshop, 1966-1967
Box 27 Folder g Documents related to Pisgah workshops including the 1967 Notebook and correspondence from consultant Fred van Ravenzwaaih, of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1967-1969
Box 27 Folder h Documents related to the 1970 Pisgah workshop and correspondence from Fred Van Ravenzwaaih and Jessie Dowling, analysis of participant evaluations, and other evaluative letters and notes
Box 27 Folder i Documents, notes, and correspondence related to 1971-1980 Pisgah workshops including daily newsletters, etc
Box 27 Folder j Correspondence of a professional/personal nature, including letters from colleagues, William (Bill) Hollister, Ray Fowler, Vestal Taylor, and twopersonal letters from Nancy Sparks-Gillespie that address the 1985 accreditation probation of the UNC-CH Department of Community Psychiatry and her "being birthed a mother" at a psychology workshop influenced by Jean Houston and The Dancing Wu Li Masters. Also includes J. Wilbert Edgerton's Meyers Briggs personality analysis and These are Poems, by Cy Mill.1960-2002
Box 28 Folder a Documents relating to an extensive research project on Rural Mental Health and delivery of mental health services to rural citizens, conducted in Franklin and Vance Counties, NC, by J.W. Edgerton with associates at the University of NC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Division of Community Psychiatry. 1968
Box 28 Folder b Articles on Rural Mental Health Research by J.W. Edgerton with others. Subjects include attitudes of rural people toward mental illness, teachers, leaders, stigma, etc, 1969-1971
Box 28 Folder c Proposal, presentations, and publications by J. Wilbert Edgerton regarding community mental health services. Subjects include program evaluation, training, personal autonomy, population, models of service delivery, federal support of programs, the interface of mental health and public health, and community mental health programs in NC. Journal titles include American Psychologist, Popular Government, and Rural Psychology. 1968-1993. [Additional publications below and at #1213.32]
Box 28 Folder d Manuscript notes for various presentations, 1969-1991
Box 28 Folder e Manuscript notes on others' presentations and books(?) 1970-1979
Box 28 Folder f Documents related to "Individual Autonomy," J.W. Edgerton's Presidential Address to the Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Assoc. 1974
Box 28 Folder g Documents related to "Insanity Defense," J.W. Edgerton's statement to the NC Legislature promoting NC House Bill 95 on the legal defense plea, "Guilty But Mentally Ill." 1989. Also includes a publication by the National Mental Health Association on the insanity defense. 1983
Box 28 Folder h Later papers and presentations of J. Wilbert Edgerton, including "Client Rights," "Tribute to NC Senator Kenneth Royal," "Working With Key Players for Mental Health Public Services," "Dedication of Independent Living Apartments," and "Coalition 2001." 1990-1995
Box 29 Folder a Documents related to the NC "Governor's Task Force on Mental Health" and the "Committee of Ten"
Box 29 Folder b Clippings, programs, and publications related to NC mental health events and Mental Health Associations of various NC cities, 1970-1999
Box 29 Folder c Newsletters and clippings on the Residential Services section of the NC Mental Health Association. Issues of RS Newsletter include "From thePresident" column written by J.W. Edgerton. Clippings document J.W. Edgerton's advocacy of residential services such as group homes and apartments for the mentally disabled, 1991-2002
Box 29 Folder d Documents related to "Coalition 91" and "Coalition 2001" for Persons Disabled by Mental Illness, which were mental health advocacy groups directed toward the NC Legislature. Documents include selected minutes, papers related to 1999 Legislative Day, a statement by J.W. Edgerton, and a Member Directory, 1991-2001
Box 29 Folder e Documents and correspondence related to awards received by J.W. Edgerton, 1978-1993
Box 29 Folder f Documents and correspondence related to awards received by J.W. Edgerton. Awards include Brandt, Governor's Volunteer, J.C. Penney, McFarland, and others, 1992-2000
Box 29 Folder g Documents related to the Hildreth Award for Distinguished Public Service from the American Psychological Association, received by J.W. Edgerton, including a news release, acceptance speech, and publicity. 1997
Box 29 Folder h Newspaper clippings featuring J.W. Edgerton quoted as an expert on topics of popular psychology and clippings on the loss of accreditation by the NC Mental Health Association and President John Tote, 1979-1988, 2010
Box 30 Folder a Clippings and publications related to the American Psychological Association, the American Public Health Association, and the National Assoc. for Rural Mental Health. Clippings concern national offices held by J.W. Edgerton, including his "President's Message" in division newsletters, 1971-2003
Box 30 Folder b Documents and publications from the 1985 National Mental Health Association Symposium and Assembly in Washington, DC. 1985
Box 30 Folder c Newsletters, travel information, and programs related to the World Federation for Mental Health's Cairo World Congress. 1987-1988. Also includes Stanley Yolles' presentation at Madrid World Conrgess of Psychiatry. 1966
Box 30 Folder d Publications, brochures and documents from the U.S. Public Health Service on development and services of Mental Health Centers. Includes President John F. Kennedy's message to Congress and the resulting Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963, 1956-1972
Box 30 Folder e Documents concerning nationally presented papers by various authors on Community Mental Health. 1960-1967. Also includes national publications. 1969, 1973
Box 30 Folder f National publications on Mental Health Services, 1975-1994
Box 31 Folder a Documents, articles, and correspondence concerningactivities, and history of NC Area Mental Health Centers, and funding reallocation. Also includes the state publication, Standards for Area Programs. 1966-1980
Box 31 Folder b Publications titled North Carolina Mental Health Laws, and related state publications, 1965-1977
Box 31 Folder c Publications and a paper concerning Comprehensive Mental Health Planning in North Carolina and other states, 1964-1985
Box 31 Folder d Publication titled A Comprehensive Mental Health Plan, Vol III, by the NC Mental Health Planning Staff. 1965
Box 31 Folder e Correspondence, publications, and papers concerning the Mental Health Centers Act of 1975 and its implications for North Carolina, including National Standards for Community Mental Health Centers, by the U.S. Public Health Service
Box 32 Folder a With Hollister, William G. et al. Experiences in Rural Mental Health. Chapel Hill: Div. of Community Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, UNC, 1974. (Boxed set of nine booklets, plus one large bound copy.)
Box 32 Folder b With Hollister, William and Hunter, Rebecca. Alternative Services in Community Mental Health: Programs and Processes. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1985
Box 32 Folder c "Working With Key Players for Psychological and Mental Health Public Services." American Psychologist Vol 49, No 4 (April 1994): 314-321
Box 32 Folder d "The Community Is It!" American Journal of Community Psychology Vol 29, No 1 (Feb 2001): 87-91
Box 32 Folder os1 Photographs include group shots of the Levi Hollowell Massey and Avis Coleman Massey (Jesse Wilbert Edgerton's mother's maternal grandparents) family gathering at the Massey home near Dudley, NC, and of students including Roella Cox posed on the lawn of the Wayne Co. Teachers School (probably Goldsboro, NC).1895, 1908. [For related items, see #1213.1.a]
Box 32 Folder os2 Deeds to Ichabod Pearson II farm (western Wayne Co, NC) from Robert Fellows, Aaron Lancaster, and Solomon Pearson (Ichabod Pearson's father). 1830-1843. [For related items, see #1213.1.e]
Box 32 Folder os3 Publications of Guilford College include three issues of The Guilfordian newspaper (Vol. XXIII, No. 8 [Dec 13, 1937]; and Vol. XXVI, Nos. 5 and 9 [Nov 25, 1939 and Mar 2, 1940]) and two A Capella Choir season programs (1938, 1939), 1937-1940
Box 32 Folder os4 Newspaper features on Civilian Public Service history and period Raleigh News Observer piece on Buck Creek Camp. [For related items, see #1213.9.g]
Box 32 Folder os5 Legal document showing the original property donated by Stanton Cox (Jesse J. Cox's father) for the Neuse Friends Meeting House. 1969. [For Cox genealogy, see #1213.8.d]
Box 32 Folder os6 Certificate and publications include Stephen and Stella Dow's 1912 Curry County, NM, marriage license; a 1948 Carolina Co-operator newsletter with photos of Stephen Dow illustrating the benefits of the FCX farm cooperative; and a 1972 Guilford Gazette article featuring the Dows' homesteading story and 60th wedding anniversary with photos.[For related items, see #1213.4.]
Box 32 Folder os7 Jesse Wilbert Edgerton Genealogy Chart prepared by Beatrice and Florence Cox. [For related genealogical information, see #1213.8.c]
Box 32 Folder os8 Hazel Maude Edgerton's Diploma in Salesmanship from International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, PA. 1925. [For correspondence and related items about Maude Edgerton, see #1213.3]
Box 32 Folder os9 West Pakistan Road Map[For related items, see #1213.26.a]