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Katherine Harriss Byers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-255

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper and magazine articles covering local, national, and world events that were collected by the family of Katherine Harriss Byers.

These items include weekly news magazines, Wilmington Shipyard bulletins of WWII, a Newport News & Dry Dock Year Book, a history of NC Shipyard 1941 - 1946, and a news article dated 1934 on President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.  Among the news items are pictures and articles on the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Ernie Pyle on Normandy, and the commissioning Dec. 6th, 1941of the Zebulon Vance, first ship built at the Wilmington, NC shipyard. Also included are a number of Life and Time magazines covering the closing battles of WWII and the 1960s space exploration, highlighting John Glenn.

Dates

  • 1932-1992
  • Majority of material found within 1941-1945

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

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

Extent

1 Linear Feet (Contains two document boxes and two map case folders)

Language

English

Title
Katherine Harriss Byers Collection
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Carroll R Jones
Date
12/10/2002
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:

910-962-7462