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    • 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...
    • Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern

    • Historians; Genealogists; Authors
    • Photograph of Leora Hiatt McEachern. Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern (1909-1982) was born in Sampson County, NC. She grew up in High Point, NC and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1951 with her husband. Billie was a significant contributor to the...
    • William Dougal McCaig

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of William Dougal McCaig. William Dougal McCaig (1874-1951) was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. McCaig entered the railroad service as a young boy and worked his way through the ranks until he became Vice President of the Atlantic...
    • Susan Eugenia Beery Moore

    • Upper class women; Charity organization; Grace United Methodist Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Portrait of Susan Eugenia Beery Moore. Susan Eugenia Beery Moore ()1849-1925) was the daughter of Benjamin Beery. Eugenia was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church through most of her childhood and early adulthood and later joined...
    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Sheila Boles

    • Basketball coaches
    • John T. Hoggard High School yearbook photograph of Sheila Boles. Sheila Boles (1954- ) graduated from Seventy First High School in Fayetteville, NC in 1972 and started at North Carolina State University, but transferred to the University of North...
    • Bishop James Walker Hood

    • Hood, James Walker, 1831-1918; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    • Black and white copy print of a drawing of Bishop Hood. James Walker Hood (1831-1918) was sent as a church Elder to do mission fieldwork in North Carolina. He was Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1868 to 1870, and he co-founded...
    • Ivey Hayes

    • Artists; African American artists
    • Ivey Hayes (1948-2012) was born in Pender County, NC. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and become a well-known and widely-respected artist in the Lower Cape Fear region. To earn a living, Hayes worked...
    • St. Mark's Episcopal Mission Church School

    • Church schools--United States; African American--History; African American educators
    • Photograph of teachers and students in front of St. Mark's Episcopal Church Mission School. The Mission School was founded in 1920 by Ethel Bernard. It was located at 719 Harnett Street, Wilmington, NC and overseen by the Rev. Edward S. Willett,...
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • Miss Carrie Lane

    • Centenarians; Educators; African American educators; YWCA; African American women
    • Newspaper photograph of Miss Carrie Lane at home. Carrie Lane (1872-1981) was the daughter of slaves. She graduated from Scotia Seminary School in Concord, NC, and taught school in Onslow and Robeson Counties. She spent 40 years teaching in New...
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...
    • Rev. Dr. A. J. Wilson

    • A. M. E. Church
    • Copy of a black and white newspaper photograph of the Rev. Dr. A.J. Wilson. Rev. Dr. Allen Jeffrey Wilson (1870-?) was the pastor of several A.M.E. churches throughout North Carolina, including Wilmington's St. Stephen A.M.E. from 1913-1917. ...
    • Jerry Wainwright

    • Basketball coaches; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Photograph of Jerry Wainwright taken from a University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) media publication. Jerry Wainwright (1945- ) was the head coach for the UNCW Men's basketball program for eight years, from 1994 through 2002. During his...
    • Charles W. Chesnutt

    • Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932; Riots--North Carolina--Wilmington--History--19th century; African Americans--North Carolina
    • Copy print of a black and white photograph of Charles W. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an author who made frequent visits to Wilmington, NC. His family was from Fayetteville, NC, though he was born in Cleveland, OH. His...
    • Percy West Wells

    • Aerialists; Motion picture theaters
    • Advertisement for Percy Wells as "The Great Percino" in a trapeze entertainment show. Percy Weston Wells (1880-?) arrived in Wilmington, NC with his family in 1895. Percy dreamed of becoming an aerialist, and he found success as a trapeze...
    • Emma Woodward MacMillan

    • MacMillan, Emma, 1893-1975; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Public librarians
    • Photograph of Emma Woodward MacMillan sitting in the North Carolina Room of the Wilmington Public Library on the day that she retired. Emma Woodward MacMillan (1893-1975) is the daughter of William Joseph Woodward and was born in Wilmington, NC....

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