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    • Wilmington Concert Association Collection, 1948-2005

    • Wilmington Concert Association -- History; Wilmington Concert Association -- Miscellanea; Columbia Concert Association
    • The collection contains a variety of papers relating to the administration of the Wilmington Concert Association. Meeting minutes, by-laws, financial records, member rosters, and correspondence are all included in the collection. The materials are...
    • 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...
    • William Dallas Herring

    • Education--North Carolina
    • ( William) Dallas Herring was born in Rose Hill, North Carolina in 1916. He lived his entire life in the house in which he was born, which became the Duplin County Historical Foundation Library. He became the youngest mayor in the nation when he...
    • Cape Fear Dairy

    • Dairy farming; Immigrants; Bulbs (plants)
    • The Cape Fear Dairy owners and operators, left to right: Cornelius (1895-1981), Dirk, Jr. (1899-1980), Hendrick (1906-1985), Jacob (1910-1980), William (1896-1976), Jan (1908-1955), Dirk, Sr. (1873-1939) and Maarten (1901-1962) Swart. The Cape...
    • Mary Lily Kenan

    • Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan, 1867-1917; Upper class women; Philanthropists
    • Studio photograph of Mary Lily Kenan. Mary Lily Kenan (1867-1917) was born to the Kenan Family of Wilmington, NC. She married late in life in 1901 to Henry M. Flagler, an extremely wealthy gentleman. He was 71, she was 34. They were married at...
    • Poulos Family

    • Beauty Contests; Festivals
    • The Poulos family after daughter Michelle was crowned the 2006 North Carolina Azalea Festival princess. Left to right: Weston, Cathy, Michelle, George, and Nathan Poulos. Weston Theodore Poulos (1986- ), Catherine Michelle Poulos (1988- ) and...
    • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Manse

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built as residence of the Rev. Alexander D. McClure (1850-1920), native of Tennessee; and wife, Frances Callaway (1863-1948), native of Louisville, Kentucky. He was known as the pastor of Wilmington, because he...
    • French Brothers

    • Fall River (Mass.)
    • Scan of a photograph of George R., Job B., Asa P., and Stephen (Rev) French, probably in Fall River, MA. The French Brothers were all from Fall River, MA. George R. (1802-1889) moved to Wilmington, NC in 1822, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery. ...
    • Tobacco Farm.

    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from the plants, they were tied onto...
    • Tobacco Farm.

    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • Two men stand in a tobacco field. One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from...
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Banks Channel, Race
    • A crowd gathers to watch races in Banks Channel. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...
    • Louis, James, and Henry Whitted

    • Brothers; African American men; African Methodist Episcopal Church
    • Photograph of Louis, James, and Henry Whitted taken after a service at St. James A.M.E. Church in Castle Hayne, NC, March 1968. All three Whitted brothers were born in the Wilmington, NC area and attended local public schools. Louis Whitted was a...
    • William Dallas "Joe" Wright II

    • Blacks--Civil Rights
    • Portrait of Joe Wright. William Dallas "Joe" Wright II (1952-1990) was born in Wilmington on December 25, 1952. Wright was one of the youngest members of the Wilmington 10, all of whom were convicted in a case that made national news in 1972....
    • Herbert McKim

    • Wrightsville Beach (N.C.); Architects
    • Photograph of retiring Chamber of Commerce President Herbert McKim (right) accepting an award of appreciation from Howard A. Penton, Jr., incoming Chamber president. Herbert Pope McKim (1928-2010) was born in Robesonville, NC. He received his...

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