Nancy S. Darden Papers, 1820, 1879-1925

Manuscript Collection #489

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Nancy S. Darden Papers
    Creator: Darden, Nancy S.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1820, 1879-1925) including photographs, correspondence, a commencement announcement, a newspaper clipping, and miscellany.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 73 items , including photographs, correspondence, a commencement announcement, a newspaper clipping, and miscellany.
  • Description
     

    Most of the correspondence is family related, to Nannie from her mother during Nannie's years at the State Normal and Industrial College (1907-1910). The letters contain comments on cotton prices, farm life, and an outbreak of diphtheria at the college (1908). Letters discussing Nannie's teaching responsibilities in Pitt County are also included (1912). Numerous letters from her brother Flavius talk of life at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. (1918). A bulletin from the Oak Ridge Institute, Oak Ridge, N.C. (1899), which was attached to a report card for G. W. Darden; an Oak Ridge Institute newsletter; and an editorial from the American Journal of Health recommending the Oak Ridge Institute on the basis of its sanitation are also included. There is also a letter from Lt. George C. Round discussing the fiftieth anniversary (1911) of the 1st Battle of Bull Run (Manassas).

    The collection also contains photographs of family members, probably Nancy Darden and her sister Josie, at the State Normal and Industrial College.

    There are several promissory notes and a church subscription note designed to raise funds for the construction of Beaver (?) Creek Meeting House. Also included is a commencement announcement from the N.C. State Normal and Industrial College (1913) as well as a summer school bulletin (1913). Miscellaneous items include post cards of Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., and newspaper clippings.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Nancy (Nannie) Darden attended the State Normal and Industrial College (UNC-Greensboro), Greensboro, N.C. She then taught in various schools in Pitt County, N.C.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    March 1, 1984, 73 items; Correspondence and miscellaneous papers (1820, 1879-1925) of Pitt County, N.C., family. Gift of Miss Nancy Darden, Farmville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Miss Nancy Darden

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Nancy S. Darden Papers (#489), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by J. Layne; M. Boccaccio, January 1988

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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