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1898 Foundation Papers

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Identifier: SC-MS-217
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials created by the 1898 Foundation, Inc., formerly the 1898 Centennial Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on commemorating Wilmington’s 1898 coup d’état and massacre, as well as promoting community unity and fostering economic inclusion. Materials pertain to Foundation’s establishment, the programming and activities that reached a crescendo during the 1998 centennial, and the Foundation’s events following the centennial, which culminated in the...
Dates: 1898-2009, bulk 1995-2009

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Psi Omega Chapter Records

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Identifier: SC-MS-387
Scope and Contents This collection contains records pertaining to chapter and regional events of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Psi Omega chapter. Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first intercollegiate historically African American sorority. Alpha Psi Omega, the Southeast North Carolina chapter, was chartered in 1932. Materials include event programs, souvenir booklets, newspaper clippings, invitations, magazines, posters, and a photocopy of the Alpha Psi Omega chaper charter. The bulk of the materials pertain to...
Dates: 1932, 1969-2019

Austin Joseph Holliday Private Papers

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Identifier: SC-MS-052
Scope and Contents This collection of three articles chronicles Austin Joseph Holliday’s attempts to receive service-connected total and permanent disability from the Veterans’ Administration for an illness that occurred during World War I. The plaintiff Holliday, a black WWI veteran, based his prayer for compensation under U.S. Judicial Code, Section 145, March 3, 1887, c—359, 1, 24 Stat. 505 and the World War Veterans Act 1924 in pursuant to Part I of Veterans Regulations Number I, as amended in the Economy...
Dates: 1949-1950

Bertha Boykin Todd Papers

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Identifier: SC-MS-390
Scope and Contents This collection contains the papers of Bertha Boykin Todd, a long-time New Hanover County educator and community leader. Content focuses on her work with the 1898 Centennial Foundation, biographical information and research for her memoir, "My Restless Journey," speeches and notes for events at which she spoke, recordings of her media appearances, and articles and correspondence related to her community engagement and work with the New Hanover County School system, highlighting her time as the...
Dates: 1954-2020

Documents Relating to Public Education in New Hanover County

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Identifier: SC-MS-135
Scope and Contents This collection consists of original documents, letters, financial records and printed material dealing with the establishment of free public schools in Wilmington, North Carolina after the Civil War. The correspondence details the financial support for school construction, teacher recruitment, and administration provided by the Massachusetts Soldiers Memorial Society, Mary Hemenway, Amy Bradley and the American Unitarian Association for what came to be known as Wilmington School District #2....
Dates: 1865-1924

Dr. Heyward C. Bellamy Collection

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Identifier: SC-MS-167
Overview Dr. Heyward C. Bellamy served as Superintendant of the New Hanover County School System from 1968 to 1981, during which time he oversaw the integration of the school system. This collection contains materials relating to the integration of New Hanover County schools, including court documents and supporting exhibit materials from integration law suits, as well as other school integration and civil rights cases from the area and nationally.
Dates: 1916 - 1991

Edwin E. Kirton Family Private Papers

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Identifier: SC-MS-042
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, church programs and scrapbooks, as well as a large collection of sheet music that belonged to Mrs. Kirton. The scrapbooks in this collection highlight Father Kirton's career and other family events and the social column written by Mrs. Kirton for the Afro American newspaper.
Dates: 1927-1986

"From Our Hearts to Yours" Records

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Identifier: SC-MS-386
Scope and Contents This collection contains records created by the "From Our Hearts to Yours" health initiative, a program created to promote heart disease awareness among Black women. Materials include a poster, two vinyl banners, brochures and booklets, promotional fliers, event programs, correspondence, a historical report, newspaper clippings, a magazine article, and photographs.
Dates: 1994-2021, bulk 2005-2019

McDonald-Howe Family Papers

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Identifier: SC-MS-034
Scope and Contents The McDonald-Howe Family Papers encompass a rare piece of history in southeastern North Carolina, beginning in 1861 when the freedom of Frederick Howe is granted. This collection contains character references, baptismal certificates, court documents, correspondence, photographs, an autobiography, educational resumes, and an eyewitness account of the 1898 Wilmington Riot, along with other family documents.
Dates: 1861-1966

McGuire Collection of Letters from Black Soldiers

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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.
Dates: 1941-1946 (photocopies), 1983; Majority of material found within 1941-1946 (photocopies)

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1898 Centennial Foundation (Wilmington, N.C.) 2
Bellamy, Heyward C., Dr., 1924-2014 2
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Bradley, Amy Morris, 1823-1904 1
Butler, Marion, 1863-1938 1