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04. Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: 04

Found in 502 Collections and/or Records:

19th and 20th Century Diary Collection

Identifier: MSS 0282

A collection of diaries from the 19th and 20th centuries divided into three series (Juvenile, Travel, and Women). Diaries relate to personal lives of individuals and families of various backgrounds and represent a majority of regions in the US except the South.

Dates: 1849 - 1925; Other: Date acquired: 2002 February 11

Alice J. Abbott Gymnasium Exercise Book

Identifier: MSS 0225
Scope and Contents This is a hand written exercise lesson book from the Allen Gymnasium and College of Gymnastics in Boston, dated 1891.The book belonged to Alice J. Abbott and details three years of exercise programs. Entries give highly specific instructions for a vast variety of exercises including free movements, pulley weights, bean bags, breathing, breast bars, wooden dumbbells, iron dumbbells, marching and high parallel bars. Step by step instructions for properly executing each exercise are listed, as...
Dates: 1891; Other: Date acquired: 2004 December 13

Lillian M. "Jerry" Evans Adams Collection

Identifier: MSS 0147

Lillian M. "Jerry" Evans Adams (1907-2000) was a trumpeter for several all-girl jazz bands during the mid-1920s through the mid-1930s. The collection contains photographs, a VHS videotape, and a trumpet.

Dates: 1920 - 1998

Juliette Adams Papers

Identifier: MSS 0421
Content Description

This collection contains articles and books written by Mrs. Crosby Adams (Juliette Adams); scrapbooks of her teaching studio happenings, other musical happenings, and programs from the recitals of her students; published articles about Adams; and one folder of correspondence. Several of her scrapbooks contain her handwritten description of events, classes, and class participants.

Dates: 1887-1945, and undated

Robert Neal Adams Papers

Identifier: MSS 0046

Robert Neal Adams was a news photographer in Washington, DC, during the 1930s and 1940s.

This collection contains mainly black and white photographs of such notable personages as the Roosevelts, Herbert Hoover, and Winston Churchill.

Dates: 1933 - 1975

Dwight E. Agner Collection

Identifier: MSS 0196
Content Description This collection contains 38 pieces of ephemera relating to Dwight E. Agner and his Press of the Nightowl. This includes 18 holiday greeting cards printed by Agner and his family, 5 pieces of correspondence to Emerson G. Wulling of the Sumac Press, and 13 pieces printed by Agner at the Centaur Press and the Press of the Nightowl. Also included is the pamphlet A Memorial Service for Elmer Adler and Earl H. Emmon's poetry collection ...
Dates: 1959 - 1997

Elreta Alexander Papers

Identifier: MSS 0223
Abstract Elreta Alexander (1919-1998) worked in the field of law primarily in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1947-1995. She was the first African-American woman to: 1) graduate from Columbia University Law School when she received her degree in 1945, 2) practice law in North Carolina (in Greensboro from 1947-1968), and 3) be elected to the bench when she was elected District Court judge for Guilford County in 1968. When her term as District Court judge for Guilford County ended in 1981, she...
Dates: 1919 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1985

Emily Alford Film

Identifier: MSS 0077

Emily Alford was an Elementary Physical Education Specialist; this film shows her performing movement education (gymnastics) with 5th graders in the late 1960s.

Dates: 1968 - 1969

William Alfred Letter

Identifier: MSS 0012

William Alfred (1922-1999) was a playwright, poet and beloved Harvard professor specializing in early English literature.

This letter is from Alfred in London to the poet Robert Lowell and his wife, on the occasion of the birth of their child.

Dates: 1957

Nettie Marvin Allen Collection

Identifier: MSS 0293

Nettie Marvin Allen of Henderson, North Carolina, attended the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) from 1892-1895.

The collection contains her Physics notes from the academic year 1894-1895 and her Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry from 1893. Her scrapbook, entitled Among My Souvenirs, contains programs, photographs and autographs and comments from people she met through 1938.

Dates: 1892 - 1938

Olive Allen Notebooks

Identifier: MSS 0334

Olive Allen was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College, graduating in 1903.

Dates: 1903

Steve Almond Papers

Identifier: MSS 0248

Steve Almond (1967- ) received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from UNCG in 1997. Almond is the winner of the 2002 Pushcart Prize and the 2005 Alex Award (Young Adult Library Service Association). This collection includes manuscripts of Almond's published short stories, essays, and monographs, as well as several unpublished works.

Dates: 1996 - 2011; Other: Date acquired: 2006 June 1

Altrusa Club of Greensboro Records

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0197

American Association of Physics Teachers, South Atlantic Coast Section Records

Identifier: MSS 0067

The South Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers included individuals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia committed to advancing the teaching of physics. These records include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, handbooks, constitution and by-laws, and other miscellaneous organizational papers.

Dates: 1971 - 1989

American Crime Writers League Papers

Identifier: MSS 0398

The American Crime Writers League was founded in 1988 as a national non-profit organization geared toward professional writers of true crime, mystery and short pieces.

This collection consists of the American Crime Writers League's newsletters, directories, correspondence and misc materials.

Dates: 1990 - 2007; Other: Date acquired: 2010 November 19

Bonnie Angelo Papers

Identifier: MSS 0060
Abstract Veronica Estelle "Bonnie" Angelo was a journalist and author. She worked for Time as a Washington correspondent and London bureau chief, and penned the book First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents. She received a B.A. in art from Woman's College in 1944. The Bonnie Angelo Collection contains coverage of Democratic and Republican National Conventions, materials from the Richard Nixon impeachment case, and transcripts of White House press conferences and presidential addresses. It...
Dates: 1968 - 1980

Arnold Doren Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0377

Arts Forum Student Compositions

Identifier: MSS 0423
Abstract The Arts Forum, which began in 1944, was designed to bring together those interested in the various arts in order to promote their understanding and appreciation. The forum was mainly centered around the creative activities of students from high schools and colleges throughout the southeastern United States.The collection consists of 22 original music manuscripts dating from 1946 to1949 which were created by students of The Woman's College and performed at the annual Arts Forum...
Dates: 1946 - 1949

Warren Ashby Papers

Identifier: MSS 0052

Dr. Warren Ashby, professor of religious studies at UNCG from 1949 until his death in 1985, gathered these materials for the purpose of writing a biography of Frank Porter Graham (FPG). His book, Frank Porter Graham: a Southern Liberal, was published in 1980 after more than twenty years of research.

Dates: 1906 - 1990; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1992

Ivor Aycock Notebook

Identifier: MSS 0335

Ivor Aycock was a student of the State Normal and Industrial, graduating in 1912 with a Bachelor of Music degree.

Dates: 1912

Raleigh Bailey Papers

Identifier: MSS 0228
Abstract Raleigh Bailey is a senior research scientist in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, focusing on immigration-related research. Bailey was the founding director of the Center for New North Carolinians, which was established in 2001 by the UNC Board of Governors as a resource to the state university system in immigrant outreach, research, and training. Bailey served as director of refugee programs for Lutheran Family...
Dates: 1986 - 2013

Eugenie Baizerman Papers

Identifier: MSS 0055

Originally from Poland, Eugenie Baizerman was one of America's earliest Abstract Impressionists. Prior to immigrating to the United States in 1914, Baizerman's family lived in Bessarabia, a province of Russia, and in the city of Odessa in the Russian Ukraine.

The Eugenie Silverman Baizer collection contains drawings, sketches, paintings in watercolor and oil, as well as correspondence, diaries and journals.

Dates: 1914 - 1949

Mary Frances Ballew Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0355

Mary Frances Ballew of Lenoir, North Carolina attended the Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) as a freshman for two years, 1935 and 1936. There is no record of her graduating from the University.

The scrapbook contains letters, newspaper clippings, holiday cards, telegrams, photographs, concert and play programs, and autographs and comments from classmates.

Dates: 1934 - 1938

Ellen M. Barker Notebooks

Identifier: MSS 0336

Ellen M. Barker attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School from 1893 to 1896.

The Ellen M. Barker Notebooks date from 1893 to 1895. Notebook One contains Barker's Chemistry lecture notes and Notebook Two is a Physical Laboratory Manual and Note Book annotated by Barker.

Dates: 1893 - 1895

Brad Barkley Transcript

Identifier: MSS 0174
Content Description

This collection contains a publisher's review typescript of "Circle View: Stories" by Brad Barkley. "Circle View: Stories" is Barkley's first collection of short stories, centering on the lives of working-class men and women.

Dates: Undated

Kate Barrett Collection of Scottish Country Dances

Identifier: MSS 0143

Kate Barrett (1935- ) spent several decades as a professor and award-winning leader in the field of physical education. She is still active on the UNCG Board of Trustees and was responsible for securing many of the physical education and dance collections in the UNCG archives. The Kate Barrett Collection dates from 1911 to 1963 and contains manuscript notes, a book, and 17 pieces of dance music.

Dates: 1911 - 1963

Eddie C. Bass Collection

Identifier: MSS 0458
Abstract Eddie Covington Bass is a professor of music and coordinator of composition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Bass received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964 and came to teach at UNCG in 1968.Bass has composed for multiple instruments, including orchestra, wind ensemble, chorus, vocal soloists, and chamber ensembles. His collection includes original manuscripts of his composition Epitaphs, as...
Dates: 1983; Other: Date acquired: 10/09/2017

Mary Sue Beam Scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS 0313

Mary Sue Beam of Shelby, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) from 1919-1923.

The scrapbook includes correspondence, clippings, place cards, receipts, University letters, telegraphs, tickets, transcripts, photographs, classmate autographs and addresses.

Dates: 1919 - 1923

Alan Beeler Papers

Identifier: MSS 0450

Alan Beeler (1939-2016) is remembered as a performer, educator, and a prolific composer. Acquired in November 2016, the Alan Beeler Collection contains over a hundred manuscript compositions and arrangements, in addition to other music for a variety of instrumentation. The collection also contains a small amount of Beeler's personal papers, including teaching materials.

Dates: 1960 - 2007

John H. Beeler Typescript

Identifier: MSS 0114

John H. Beeler was a UNCG professor and a scholar in the area of European military history. This manuscript is for his book Warfare in England, 1066-1189.

Dates: 1953

Titsa G. Beleos Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0353

Titsa G. Beleos of Camden, South Carolina, attended the Woman's College at UNC (now UNCG) from 1954-1958.

The scrapbook, includes photographs, receipts, cards, newspaper clippings and booklets.

Dates: 1954 - 1958

Thelma and Corydon Bell Papers

Identifier: MSS 0018

Thelma Harrington Bell (1896-1985) and Corydon Whitten Bell (1894-1980) were a husband and wife team from North Carolina who wrote and illustrated a number of award-winning children's books.

The Thelma and Corydon Bell Papers date from 1956 to 1972 and include original typescripts and drawings.

Dates: 1956 - 1972

Hilaire Belloc Manuscript

Identifier: MSS 0158

Joseph-Pierre Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was an historian, poet, essayist, biographer, novelist, and travel writer. This original autographed typescript bears the title "Napoleon," on the cover and "The Death" on both the half-title page and first leaf.

Dates: undated

Arnold Bennett Letter

Identifier: MSS 0159

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English novelist, playwright and critic. This undated, unsigned autograph draft of a letter is written to Mr. Lewell Collins and discusses fiscal matters related to the writing of one of Bennett's plays.

Dates: undated

Sir Walter Besant Manuscript

Identifier: MSS 0160

Walter Besant (1836-1901) was an English author and social critic. The signed manuscript in this collection is contained in a case bearing the title "Queen Victoria's Jubilee," and explores social improvements in England under the reign of Queen Victoria.

Dates: circa 1895

Black Mountain College Collection

Identifier: MSS 0118

Black Mountain College was founded in 1933 by a group of nonconformist faculty and students, and before closing in 1956 due to lack of funding, secured a place in American cultural history as an important community of artists and intellectuals.

The Black Mountain College Collection dates from 1975 to 1977 and includes correspondence, manuscripts, broadsides, and photographs.

Dates: 1975 - 1977

Black Mountain College Publications

Identifier: MSS 0110

Black Mountain College was founded in 1933 by a group of nonconformist faculty and students, and before closing in 1956 due to lack of funding, secured a place in American cultural history as an important community of artists and intellectuals. The Black Mountain College Publications include announcements, course descriptions, published articles, and programs.

Dates: circa 1939-1954

Antoinette Black Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0302

Antoinette Black of Wilmington, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina State and Industrial College (now UNCG) from 1907-1911.

Scrapbook, annotated throughout contains photographs, clippings, newspaper clippings and programs.

Dates: 1907 - 1911

Mattie Lou Bolton Notebooks

Identifier: MSS 0337

Mattie Lou was a member of the first graduating class at the State Normal and Industrial School.

Dates: 1893

Cora Paul Bomar Papers

Identifier: MSS 0367
Abstract Cora Paul Bomar (1913-2008) was a state and national leader in the library field and an active and well-regarded advocate for school libraries. Bomar was a library and information studies professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1969-1979.The Cora Paul Bomar Papers date from 1950 to 2008 and contain artifacts, awards, biographical material, clippings, correspondence, endowment information, membership cards, photographs, publications, remembrances...
Dates: 1950 - 2008

Nellie Ashburn Bond Papers

Identifier: MSS 0023

Nellie Ashburn Bond was a member of the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) Class of 1897 and later worked as an assistant in the English department.

The Nellie Ashburn Bond Papers date from 1893 to 1967 and contain correspondence, speeches, diary, notebooks, and the typescript of an article for Alumni News.

Dates: 1893 - 1967

Lillian Robinson Boney Papers

Identifier: MSS 0454

The Lillian Robinson Boney Papers include materials related to Lillian Boney, who was an alumna of UNCG. She graduated from the University in 1946 and worked for NACR/NASA for nearly 40 years.

The collection includes correspondence, publications, and school materials created by or related to Boney.

Dates: 1930s-1996; Other: Date acquired: 2017 August 14

Joyce Boorman Papers

Identifier: MSS 0086

Joyce Boorman was an award winning pioneer in children's dance education. The Joyce Boorman Papers date from 1968 to 1983 and contain papers, brochures, memoranda, correspondence, reel-to-reel tapes and videotapes.

Dates: 1968 - 1983

Jean Booth Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0300

Jean Booth of Oxford, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG) from 1907-1909.

The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs, cards, autographs and programs.

Dates: 1907 - 1909

Isabel Carter Bouldin Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0306

Isabel Carter Bouldin of Greensboro, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG) from 1913-1917.

The My Memory Book scrapbook includes mounted photographs, pictures, invitations, correspondence, clippings, cards, booklets and advertising matter.

Dates: 1913 - 1917

Elisabeth Ann Bowles Manuscript

Identifier: MSS 0024

Dr. Elisabeth Ann Bowles was an Emeritus faculty member at UNCG's School of Education.

This manuscript is for Bowles' book, A Good Beginning.

Dates: 1967

Claire Hartsook Boyce Papers

Identifier: MSS 0388
Abstract Claire Hartsook Boyce was born on April 28, 1912, to Clara Hendrix Hartsook and Charles Henry Hartsook. Boyce graduated with a B.S. degree in Physical Education from Woman's College (now UNC Greensboro) in 1933), where she taught physical education and was May Queen. laire began working with horses teaching at Camp Yonahlossee in Blowing Rock, and continued treaching for the majority of her life at her Little Bit Pony Farm. Boyce was a judge, steward and manager in the horse show world. She...
Dates: circa 1950s and 2002; 2002

Harriet Augusta Braun Manuscript

Identifier: MSS 0121

Braun's translation into English of her grandfather Johannes Braun's 1818 treatise on slavery.

Dates: undated