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McGuire Collection of Letters from Black Soldiers

Identifier: SC-MS-051
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 109 photocopies of letters from Black soldiers during World War II. They were used in Dr. Phillip McGuire’s book, Taps for a Jim Crow Army, published in 1983. The letters contain the many maltreatments Black soldiers dealt with during their service, including the complaints they made and corresponding consequences they suffered for speaking out. Maltreatments included but were not limited to use of racial slurs, corporal...
Dates: 1941-1946 (photocopies), 1983; Majority of material found within 1941-1946 (photocopies)

Moses Bartram Membership Certificate

Identifier: SC-MS-011
Scope and Contents

This document certifies that Moses Bartram of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society. It was signed on January 20, 1786, by the Society’s President, Benjamin Franklin; Vice-Presidents John Ewing, William White and Samuel Vaughan; and Secretaries James Hutchinson, John Foulke, and two others.

Dates: 1768 January 20 (photocopy)

Mrs. C.A. Council Letter

Identifier: SC-MS-049

Letter to Mrs. C.A. Council from her unnamed brother dated 17 February 1862. In the letter, Council's brother describes the location where his regiment is stationed during the Civil War.

Dates: 1862 February 17 (photocopy)

Ryan Anderson Baseball Research Materials

Identifier: SC-MS-307
Scope and Contents This collection contains the research materials gathered by Ryan Anderson for use in his Masters Thesis in the department of History at UNCW. The bulk of the collection is photocopied articles from the Wilmington Morning Star (1868-1921) pertaining to Wilmington baseball players, teams, and leagues. The collection also includes articles from the Wilmington Messenger and the Semi-Weekly Messenger, as well as articles about ball player, Robert Gwaltney. The collection includes 4 composition...
Dates: 1868-1921 (photocopies), 1999; Majority of material found within 1868-1921 (photocopies)

Sand Roots Manuscript

Identifier: SC-MS-093
Scope and Contents This collection contains the photocopy of a corrected typescript of Ben Dixon MacNeill's (1889-1960) manuscript originally titled, By So Many Roots. Although this draft is dated "11:20 A.M., Monday, October 27, 1944, Buxton, Cape Hatteras" on the final page, Sand Roots, his first and only novel, was published posthumously in 1963. MacNeil did not show the manuscript to his publisher until ...
Dates: 1944 October 27

St. John's Art Gallery Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-349
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers, artifacts, and media related to the establishment and day-to-day operations of St. John’s Art Gallery. It emphasizes exhibits by providing insight into the world of art and curation techniques at the time. Moreover, the collection follows the remodel of St. John’s as they attempted to expand and play host to larger exhibits. This collection includes by-laws, consignment forms, reports, planners, press releases, brochures, correspondence, architectural plans,...
Dates: 1962-2010

The Burgwin Family Private Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-013
Scope and Contents These papers are photocopied typescripts of New Hanover County, NC Deed Book and Will Book records and private letters, copied by Elizabeth McKoy of Wilmington, NC. The deed abstracts are occasionally accompanied by sketches of the area described in the deed. Some of this research material was in Elizabeth McKoy’s book, Early New Hanover County Records, published in 1973.These deeds describe land that eventually evolved into the Hermitage and Castle Haynes...
Dates: 1734-1967 (photocopies)

William J. Hoke Captain's Commission

Identifier: SC-MS-012

This collection contains a commission for William J. Hoke as a Captain of the Southern Guards, a Rifle Company attached to the Seventieth Regiment, North Carolina Militia, on December 11, 1850. His commission was signed by North Carolina Governor Charles Manly and his private secretary, Andrew J. Terrill.

Dates: 1850

Wilmington, North Carolina, 1898 Coup D'état (Newspapers)

Identifier: SC-MS-132
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of issues of the Wilmington Daily Record, The Evening Dispatch, and fragments of the New York Journal around the time of and covering the Wilmington coup in 1898. The Journal makes explicit reference to the "riots" in Wilmington, gives the death toll as sixteen killed, and reprints the text of the Alex Manley...
Dates: 1898 (photocopies)

Wilmington, North Carolina Historic Buildings Survey

Identifier: SC-MS-029
Scope and Contents The Junior League of Wilmington began a survey of Wilmington’s historic buildings in 1974. The league extracted data from courthouse records and the Sanford Insurance maps and wrote on-site descriptions. This research was the basis of "Old Wilmington Guidebook," which the Junior League published in 1978.The papers are filed in 249 folders, each folder labeled with the street name and number and, if appropriate, the name of the building or item. Folders contain some or all of the...
Dates: 1974-1978

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