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Eleanor Jacquelyn Davis Hall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0466

Content Description

Eleanor Jacquelyn Davis Hall was a commercial student at the Woman’s College of The University of North Carolina (now UNC Greensboro) from 1956-1957. During her year here, she witnessed the start of the Suez Canal Crisis, the election of President Eisenhower, and a small fire in the Mary Foust dormitory. In correspondence with her husband, Teddy Hall, she describes the every-day life of women on campus, including campus events, dining options, and leisure activities. She often writes about ‘house meetings’ in her dorm. During her time as a student, Davis was an active member of College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC.

This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, school records, and other materials that document the life of Eleanor Jacquelyn Davis Hall. It consists primarily of letters from Davis to her husband, Ted Hall, a football player at the University of South Carolina. The collection also contains two scrapbooks, report cards, photographs, and ephemera.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1957

Creator

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 / Historical

Eleanor Jacquelyn Davis Hall was born in 1938 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina to Zebulon Vance Davis and Lillie Belle Powell. The youngest of three, Jacquelyn attended Woman's College (now UNC Greensboro) and graduated from the Commercial Class in 1957.

After her education at Woman's College, Jacquelyn held several administrative and accounting jobs across North Carolina - including Greensboro, Wilkesboro, and Durham. Jacquelyn married Ted Hall and eventually settled in North Wilkesboro, NC, where she has been very active in local organizations and churches. She worked as the Director of Christian Education, or youth director, with the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church for 17 years.

Extent

1.92 Linear Feet (3 boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, school records, and other materials that document the life of Eleanor Jacquelyn Davis Hall. It consists primarily of letters from Davis to her husband, Teddy Hall, a football player at the University of South Carolina. The collection also contains two scrapbooks, report cards, photographs, and ephemera.

Eleanor Jacquelyn Davis Hall was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. She graduated from North Wilkesboro High School in 1956 and attended the Woman’s College (now UNC Greensboro) commercial program from 1956-1957.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into informal series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Photos & Ephemera 3. Scrapbooks. Folders are arranged alphabetically, and items are chronological within each folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jacquleyn Hall in June 2018.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Laura Silva, March 2019.
Title
Eleanor Jacquelyn Davis Hall Papers
Author
Laura Silva
Date
March 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
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Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
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