Brake Family Papers

1926-2007
Manuscript Collection #1347
Creator(s)
Brake, Margaret Frances; Brake Family
Physical description
0.63 Cubic Feet, consisting of a land survey, history, deed, marriage license, tobacco sales receipts, photographs and legal documents
Preferred Citation
Brake Family Papers (#1347), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Included are a Brake Family History; a survey (1984) and history of the Brake Family Cemetery located near the corner of Cokey Road and Calhoun Road in Rocky Mount, North Carolina; a deed and a marriage license; Brake family photographs, documents (1957-1980) related to the West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department which included volunteer firefighter Robert Earl Brake; tobacco sale bills (1926-1933, undated) from several warehouses in Rocky Mount; and a 1931-1932 Faculty and Student Directory for N.C. State.


Administrative information
Custodial History

May 17, 2019 (unprocessed), 0.29 cu.ft.; Included are a Brake Family History; a survey (1984) and history of the Brake Family Cemetery located near the corner of Cokey Road and Calhoun Road in Rocky Mount, North Carolina; a deed and a marriage license; documents (1957-1980) related to the West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department which included volunteer firefighter Robert Earl Brake; tobacco sale bills (1926-1933, undated) from several warehouses in Rocky Mount; and a 1931-1932 Faculty and Student Directory for N.C. State. Gift of Margaret Frances Brake.

August 27, 2019 (unprocessed addition 1), 0.29 cu.ft.; This addition includes photographs of Margaret Frances Brake, a photograph of Robert Earl Brake and wife Margaret Burges Brake and their five children, and a picture of the farmhouse (now gone) they lived in on NC Highway 43 near Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Gift of Betty Brake.

January 29, 2020 (unprocessed addition 2), 0.05 cu.ft.; Addition includes 12 photographs (with identifying information) of members of the Brake and Burges families of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, the West Edgecombe Volunteer Fire Department building and fire engines, and a tobacco barn and hanging tobacco to cure. Gift of Betty Brake.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Margaret Frances Brake

Gift of Betty Brake

Copyright notice

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