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04. Manuscripts

Identifier: 04

Found in 493 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