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Robert Ruark Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-MS-391
Scope and Contents

This collection contains R. Wayne Gray's research papers on local author Robert Ruark. Contains Gray's notes, manuscript drafts, note cards, a VHS tape, a framed photo of Ruark, and mostly photocopies of Ruark's correspondence and articles about his work and life. Ruark was born and grew up in Wilmington.

Dates: 1980s

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

Susan Taylor Block Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-122
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various articles and letters written by Susan Taylor Block, as well as photographs, of local and historical events of importance in the Lower Cape Fear.

Dates: 1901-2008

The Beachcomber's Handbook of Seafood Cookery Manuscript and Proofsheets

Identifier: SC-MS-095
Scope and Contents

Hugh Zachery wrote and Claude Howell illustrated The Beachcomber's Handbook of Seafood Cookery in 1969. This collection contains the proof sheets and a photocopy of a corrected typescript of the book, neither of which is a final draft. An autographed copy of the final publication is available in Randall Library Special Collections. The sketches for the manuscript were retained by the author.

Dates: 1969

The Black Poet Manuscript

Identifier: SC-MS-094
Scope and Contents The Black Poet was the 1865 annouced title of a work to be published that was to contain "a concise history of the life" of George Moses Horton, bard and recently freed enslaved individual. Richard Walser used the 1865 title for his 1996 work on Horton, since no evidence exists that the 1865 book was ever written. Walser wrote his "concise history" during part of a year he spent on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Claude Howell created the drawings for the book. This collection contains the...
Dates: 1966

The Complete Book of Terrorism

Identifier: SC-MS-118
Scope and Contents An unpublished manuscript covering all aspects of terrorism, written by John Pynchon Holms and Thomas J. Burke. The contents include the history, definition, objectives, and motivations of terrorism and terrorists, covering training, tactics and weapons of modern revolutionaries and criminals. Also outlined is a primer on making bombs and booby traps, "silent" weapons such as knives, and recipes for biological, chemical, and nuclear tactics. Mr. Burke does include chapters on discovery and...
Dates: 1993, undated

Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Container: Deselect 1
Identifier: SC-MS-204
Scope and Contents

This collection contains research material collected by author Wilbur D.  Jones, Jr. for his novels, including interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, author notes, correspondence with publishers, and drafts of the manuscripts.

Dates: Undetermined

Will Inman Correspondence

Identifier: SC-MS-113
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence from Wilmington native Will Inman to Neal Thomas, as well as some of Inman's works and letters to additional recipients.

Dates: 1983-1993, undated

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