Penelope B. Rodman Papers

1918-2006, undated
Manuscript Collection #1228
Creator(s)
Rodman, Penelope B., 1929-2019
Physical description
1.05 Cubic Feet, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 1 flat box, consisting of genealogical notes, a scrapbook, historical articles, typescripts of oral history interviews, a journal, photograph album, correspondence, and publications
Preferred Citation
Penelope B. Rodman Papers (#1228), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
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This collection contains twenty-four pages of genealogical notes related to Beaufort County, N.C., families including Bonner, Snoad, Smallwood, and Latham written by Lucretia Hughes of Washington, N.C.; and a scrapbook of "About Town" columns (1946-1947) written by Penelope Bogart (Rodman) as a teenager for the Washington News published in Washington, N.C. Also included are two typescripts of interviews done in 1938 with a mill worker at Glen Raven Cotton Mill in Burlington, N.C., and with a woman who ran a lodging house in Raleigh, N.C.; and an undated typescript titled "Description of Mill Village" about life on Factory Hill where many of the Asheville Cotton Mill workers lived. The interview with the woman in Raleigh also includes her experiences during the Civil War in Wake County, N.C. In addition, there is an errata of corrections to Van Camp's Images of America: Washington, North Carolina and a Bible containing family history information.


Administrative information
Custodial History

October 13, 2014, (unprocessed) 0.10 cubic feet; This collection contains twenty-four pages of genealogical notes related to Beaufort County, N.C., families including Bonner, Snoad, Smallwood, and Latham written by Lucretia Hughes of Washington, N.C. Also included are two typescripts of interviews done in 1938 with a mill worker at Glen Raven Cotton Mill in Burlington, N.C., and with a woman who ran a lodging house in Raleigh, N.C.; and an undated typescript titled "Description of Mill Village" about life on Factory Hill where many of the Asheville Cotton Mill workers lived. The interview with the woman in Raleigh also includes her experiences during the Civil War in Wake County, N.C. Donor: Penelope B. Rodman.

January 16, 2016, (unprocessed addition 1) 0.09 cubic feet; This addition consists of a scrapbook containing "About Town" columns and other articles written for the newspaper Washington News (Washington, N.C.) by the donor when she was 16 and 17 years old; notes for an historical slide presentation the donor prepared related to old homes in Washington, N.C.; articles written by Rhonda Lucas Donald (2006) concerning "Washington Haunts," Sara Long Johnson about the Blount-Hodges House in Washington, and Rena Harding Davenport about "Early Customs of Washington"; and photocopies of photographs and articles related to Washington, N.C., history. Donor: Penelope B. Rodman.

October 31, 2019, (unprocessed addition 2) 2.0 cubic feet; Donation includes a 1918 journal documenting a visit to a soldier stationed at Camp Mills on Long Island, genealogy notes, framed Bonner Coat of Arms, a photograph of a drawing of the Smallwood Place, a copy of Louis Van Camp's "Images of America Washington, North Carolina," with handwritten corrections and a typed Errata submitted by several people including Penelope Rodman, correspondence (1989-1990), two 1944 edition Books of Common Prayer, a Bible with a few family births and deaths listed, and 19 volumes of genealogy publications (most by Marilu Burch Smallwood). Donor: George Rodman.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Penelope B. Rodman

Gift of George Rodman

Copyright notice

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