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    • Wilmington City Council

    • City Councils
    • Wilmington city council at city hall. June 1, 1971-May 31, 1972. From left to right: City Clerk Claire Hughes (1919- ?), Councilman Herbert B. Brand (1905-2005), Councilman Luther M. Cromartie (? -1989), City Manager J. H. Jones , Mayor B. D....
    • Mary McLeod Bethune

    • Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955; National Council of Negro Women; African American women
    • Copy print of Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of slaves. From these beginnings she went on to found Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL, and the National Council of Negro...
    • James E. L. Wade Collection, 1917-1980

    • Wade, James E. L., -- 1889-1980 -- Correspondence; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- History; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen -- History; Wade Realty Company (Wilmington, N.C.) --Correspondence; United Service Organizations (U.S.) --...
    • This collection deals largely with James E. L. Wade’s involvement in the public eye in Wilmington beginning with his career as a city councilman and later as mayor of Wilmington in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first box contains two folders...
    • James Malcolm Hall, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members; Pharmacists
    • Portrait of James Malcolm Hall, Jr. James Malcolm "Mike" Hall, Jr. (1906-1975) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of James Malcolm Hall, Sr. and Ethel Hall. Hall attended New Hanover High School and graduated from the pharmacy school at the...
    • Katherine Moore

    • City councils; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Katherine Bell Moore at her office. Katherine Bell Moore (1941- ) was elected to the Wilmington, NC City Council from 1991 to 2005. She also served as Mayor Pro-Tem during that time. She lost her re-election bid after that and has since moved...
    • Robert Terry Gandy

    • City Councils
    • Robert Terry Gandy, city council candidate in 1995 Robert Terry Gandy(1950- ) ran for a seat on the Wilmington City Council in 1995. He ran as a Democrat, and was a retired Wilmington Police sergant and licensed private investigator. He wanted...
    • Derick G. S. Davis

    • University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Picture used by the funeral home in Mr. Davis' obituary and funeral program. Derick G. S. Davis (1920-2004) was born in Richmond, VA, and lived in Wilmington, NC. He was Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW),...
    • George Harriss

    • Judge advocates; City council members; North Carolina. Home Guard
    • Portrait of George Harriss. George Harris (1863-1934) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in the private schools of Wilmington and attended Cape Fear Academy. For a period of 17 years, Harriss worked for his father's ship broking business....
    • Peter Grear

    • Lawyers; City Councils; Educators
    • News photograph that ran in a political advertisement for Peter Grear for City Council. Peter Grear (1944- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Williston High School in 1962, and ran for the Wilmington City Council in 1977. He is an...
    • Oscar Pearsall

    • Merchants; City council members
    • Portrait of Oscar Pearsall. Oscar Pearsall (1849-1925) was born in Kenansville, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Kenansville and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1869 to take a clerk position. In 1874, Pearsall formed a partnership with B.F....
    • B. D. Schwartz

    • Wilmington College; City Council members; Legislators
    • Studio black and white picture of B. D. Schwartz. Benjamin D. Schwartz (1909-2001) led a long life of service to the citizens of the Wilmington, NC area. He was born in Poland and came to Wilmington with his mother and father when he was four and...
    • Walter G. MacRae

    • Soldiers-- Confederate States of America; City council members; Sheriffs
    • Portrait of Walter MacRae. Walter G. MacRae (1841-1928) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in private schools in Wilmington and attended Harvard University, where he received a degree in law. During the Civil War, he first enlisted in the...
    • Silas Nelson Martin

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members; Railroads
    • Photograph of Silas Nelson Martin. Silas Nelson Martin (1828-1877) was born in Maine, the son of Silas Hosmore and Margaret Martin. He settled in Wilmington, NC in 1846 and joined the firm of Potter & Kidder. He became partner in the firm in 1953...
    • Henry Louis Vollers

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Bankers; Grocery trade
    • Portrait of Henry Vollers. Henry Louis Vollers (1859-1922) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of German immigrants. Vollers was in the grocery business, a member of the firm of Turrentine, Vollers & Company in 1889. He opened his own wholesale...
    • Merrily Locke

    • Women political activists
    • Photograph of Merrily Locke in her home for the Star-News Woman of the Week. Merrily Locke (1948- ) was a former teacher, American Red Cross worker, and political activist living in Wilmington, NC for a period of time. Locke also ran for City...
    • Madafo Lloyd Wilson

    • Storytellers; Griots; African American--History
    • Digital image of Madafo Lloyd Wilson telling a traditional African story. Lloyd Wilson (1947- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Williston High School where he was a member of the Glee Club. Wilson is renowned as a storyteller, musician,...


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