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    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...
    • Tidewater Camellia Club Collection

    • Tidewater Camellia Club -- History; Camellias -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Camellias -- Periodicals
    • Box of the collection contains 2 scrapbooks with Camellia Show documents, pictures, membership lists, and newspaper clippings. First scrapbook covers from 1953 through 1971, and the second from 1971 through 1982. Collection has the American...
    • The Wilmington Journal Collection, 1953-1977

    • African Americans -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Newspapers; African American newspapers -- North Carolina
    • The box of newspapers contains twelve editions of The Wilmington Journal before it burned in 1971 and one after 1971. The library also has microfilmed copies of The Wilmington Journal from 1974 to 1982. From 1983 to present day the library has...
    • Willson-Powell House

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    • Built for William Alexander Willson, Jr. (1865-1949), accountant for American Railway Express; and wife, Mary Hart Morris (1874-1965). Purchased in 1918 by John F. Powell (1884-1948), native of Ireland; and wife, Dorothy Palmer (1893-1954)....
    • Elliott-Brown House

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    • Built by Mary Taylor Elliott (1835-1907), native of Fayetteville, NC; widow of William P. Elliott, merchant and co-owner of steamboat line. Earl Williams Brown (1909-1971), a Master Printer, owned the house from 1934 to 1971. Queen Anne style...
    • Peter Rutledge Davis

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Contractors
    • Portrait of Peter Rutledge Davis. Peter Rutledge Davis (1942-) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in New Hanover County public schools and graduated from North Carolina State University. Since 1971, he has been a self-employed builder and...
    • Vivian Loretta Seigler Wright

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Legal secretaries; Women politicians
    • Photograph of Vivian Loretta Seigler Wright. Vivian Loretta Seigler Wright (1932- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She attended New Hanover High School and was awarded the Amy Bradley Medal for scholastic achievements. Wright also attended Woman's...
    • Members of the Wilmington Ten

    • Blacks--Civil Rights; State action (Civil rights)--United States--Cases; African American--History
    • Photograph of the members of the Wilmington Ten amongst a crowd standing in front of City Hall. The Wilmington Ten, a group made up of nine young African American men and one white woman, were all convicted in a case that made national news in...
    • Karen Eckberg Gottovi

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly; Reference librarians
    • Photograph of Karen Eckberg Gottovi. Karen Eckberg Gottovi (1941- ) was born in Rochester, NY. Gottovi was a Phi Betta Kappa scholar at Wells College and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an M.L.S. in Library...
    • Wessel-Harper House

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    • Built by Jacob Wessel (1814-1887). Later owned by Captain James Thomas Harper, 1895. Inherited by son, Charles T. Harper, M.D (1904-1913), also his daughter Mary Harper Darby (1913-1957). Preserved by the Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington...
    • Baptist Hill House

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    • A Baptist meeting house occupied this site as early as 1825. Front Street Baptist Church was constructed here in 1837 and served the congregation until 1866. Converted to residence when sold to John F. Stolter (1840-1903) and John M. Bremer...
    • Governor Dudley Mansion

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    • Built by Edward B. Dudley (1789-1855), rice planter, president of Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Company and governor (1836-1841), first elected by popular vote. Purchased in 1885 by J. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), capitalist; and wife, Sarah W....
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Hiroshi Sueyoshi

    • Pottery; Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum;
    • Hiroshi Sueyoshi working on a student's vase during a pottery class at the Pancoe Art Center in the Cameron Art Museum. Hiroshi Sueyoshi (1946- ), master potter, exhibitor, and teacher/mentor, has lived in North Carolina since 1971, and...
    • Love-Pretlow House

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    • Craftsman style house built for William Walter Love (1877-1930), wholesale grocer and president of Carolina Packing Co.; and wife, Bettie Johnson (1880-1964). Purchased in 1923 by Annie Paddison Pretlow (1876-1959); wife of Joel Cook Pretlow...
    • USCG Cutter Mendota

    • Cape Fear River, Coast Guard, Cutter, Mendota, Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, Bridges, Boats
    • This b&w photograph captures the depature of the Coast Guard Cutter Mendota from Wilmington in 1971.
    • J.G. McNeill

    • Tobacco farmers; Columbus County (N.C.); Pecan industry
    • Head shot of Mr. J.G. McNeill. James Galen "Mac" McNeill (1915-2002) was the mayor of Fairbluff, NC, from 1971 through 1993. He was a paratrooper during World War II. He operated a tobacco warehouse and was a pecan buyer in Columbus County, NC. ...
    • Harriss House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Andrew Howell Harriss (1872-1956), physician and surgeon; and wife, Mary Bolles (1875-1967), native of Southport, NC. Dr. Harriss served in the Spanish American and First World Wars. Two-story porch added in...

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