Collection of original art works and prints by James Northfield as well as photographs of him and his family. The signed original works include an oil painting, a watercolour landscape, pen and ink sketches of rural and street scenes, and a portrait of an unidentified man. The collection also includes 2 unsigned preliminary gouache sketches, possibly source works for posters. Two of the prints and 1 photograph are examples of Northfield's poster and advertising work. There is also 1 print by Norman Rockwell in the collection. Three of the photographs, including one by Wolfgang Sievers, show Northfield himself; other family members pictured include wife Grace and daughter Leila. Some of the photographs show Leila in school sporting teams in 1928 or 1929. Also included are 2 photographs of an Anglican church interior, possibly in Melbourne
"The Old Place," by Augusta Moore Gibble, a description, ca. 1950, of an old plantation on the North Carolina coast near Wilmington, the home of the Howe and Moore families from colonial days, including memories of her childhood there
The recollections of Robert L. Tuck (2006, 88 pages) include information on Tuck's family history and his childhood and early adolescent years, higher education, and work with the Central Intelligence Agency and Radio Liberty. In the recollections, Tuck recounted life in various towns in Colorado and Illinois during his youth; provided information on the social life and customs of college students at North Central College in Illinois and Columbia University in New York; detailed the history of the Russian Institute (now the Averell Harriman Institute for Advanced Studies of the Soviet Union) at Columbia University; and described Shanks Village, N.Y., an early housing community, supported by Columbia University and developed for married students. Tuck briefly discussed the different directorates within the Central Intelligence Agency for which he worked and his experience in Regensburg, Germany, with Detachment 'R'. His Radio Liberty recollections document attempts to overcome Soviet ... Read More
Carbon copy of letter, 1931, concerning the privately printed volume, "Ivey Mills, 1729-1886," by Joseph Willcox, referring to genealogical data concerning the White and Willcox families of Philadelphia, Pa
The collection includes diaries of Emma L. Hodge and photographs. The diaries, 1867-1868, span her last year of high school when she lived with her uncle William Hodge in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended the Buffalo Femal Seminary. Entries discuss visits to her parents; her courtship and eventual marriage to Charles Stuart Sheldon, a medical student at Buffalo University; social events; daily chores; family traditions; and the health of various family members and friends. Also included is a photograph album, which was annotated by its owner and chiefly contains photographs of family, friends, and students at Elon College, Salem College, and the University of North Carolina, 1916-1917. Also included are 25 unidentified loose photographs. The photographs may have belonged to the family of David Welton, husband of Emma Louise Hodge Sheldon's granddaughter
The collection of Henderson, N.C., attorney T.T. Hicks (1857-1927) and his daughter Belle Hicks Purvis (1890-1974) of Salisbury, N.C., contains diaries and letters, a household account book, printed material, and other items. Topics in the diaries and letters include North Carolina politics; populism; African Americans' political activities; disfranchisement of African Americans; family and community; family members' political disagreements; Prohibition; alcoholism; rape; lynching; leisure activities and travel; and events with international and national significance. Hicks also wrote of his law practice; his youth immediately before, during, and after the Civil War; and of his early political career as a justice of the peace and mayor of Henderson, N.C.