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Oscar High Business Papers and Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-178

Scope and Contents

The collection contains business receipts, letters, and advertisements from three businesses operated by Oscar High of Whiteville, North Carolina, spanning more than forty years from 1916 thru the 1960s, with special emphasis on the period between 1920's through 1950's. The personal letters of Mr. High's Waccamaw cottage rental business are of particular interest, as this covers both the Great Depression and World War II years and demonstrates his highly regarded business ethics and eagerness to aid his clients. Also of interest are the numerous business advertisements from southeastern United States referencing pecan production, and both the furniture and building industries.

Dates

  • Creation: Undetermined

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unprocessed. Contact staff at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History (csencah@uncw.edu) for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

69 Linear Feet (Contains 51 bankers boxes, 12 document boxes, 2 binders)

Language of Materials

English

Title
Oscar High Business papers and Memorabilia
Status
Partially Processed
Author
John M. Robinson II
Date
12/03/2000
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 Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

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