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Mary Lewis Harris Notebook

Identifier: MSS 0342

Scope and Contents

The Mary Lewis Harris Notebook is a sewing book that dates from 1893 to 1984. It contains sewing models and instructions with Harris's notations written on the versos and fabric samples mounted on the rectos.


  • 1893 - 1894


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mary Lewis Harris of Cabarrus County, North Carolina was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1894. Harris presented her graduating essay titled, What Shall We Eat, and Where Withal Shall We Be Clothed? at the May 1894 Class Day Exercises. She later married J. F. Reed.


0.76 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

Language of Materials



Mary Lewis Harris was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School, graduating in 1894.

The Mary Lewis Harris Notebook is a sewing book that dates from 1893 to 1984. It contains sewing models, instructions, and fabric samples.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Classed Archives in September 2008.

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Processing Information

Andrea Cole, June, 2010

Mary Lewis Harris Notebook
Andrea Cole
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US