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    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • 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...
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch

    • Welch, Betty Jo Hyde; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Dr. Betty Jo Hyde Welch (1934-1987) was a well respected professor of Speech Communications at UNCW. She began teaching at UNCW in 1970 as the first full-time faculty...
    • Jonathan Cooper

    • Football; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Jonathan Cooper as featured in the John T. Hoggard high school yearbook. Jonathan Javell Cooper (1990- ) was born in Wilmington, NC and attended John T. Hoggard High School. He played guard at Hoggard and was ranked 8th in the state and 21st...
    • Charlie Daniels

    • Daniels, Charlie, 1936- ; Country music; Musicians
    • Publicity photograph of Charlie Daniels. Charles Edward Daniels (1936- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He is a country music singer-songwriter known for his contributions to country and southern rock music. He plays bass, guitar, fiddle, and...
    • William Fields

    • Artists--North Carolina
    • Informal photograph of William Fields. William Coffield Fields III (1917-2007) was a famous portrait painter from Cumberland County, as well as a dedicated genealogist and preservationist. He published a two volume work of the earliest county...
    • Emma Lossen

    • Women artists; Women educators
    • Photograph of Emma Lossen, possibly from a New Hanover High School yearbook photograph. Emma Lossen (1892-1976) taught art and history for many years at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC, as well as being a local artist. She was a...
    • Donald Pierce Blake

    • Blake, Donald 1924-; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • Picture taken of Donald Pierce Black at the New Hanover County Airport. Donald Pierce Blake (1924- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was the first student body president of Wilmington College (now the University of North Carolina Wilmington), as...
    • Billie Ruth Sudduth

    • Sudduth, Billie Ruth; Baskets
    • Billie Ruth Sudduth standing next to one of her baskets on display. Billie Ruth Sudduth (1945- ) is a world-renowned basket maker. Her work has been displayed at numerous institutions, including the Smithsonian, the Mint Museum, and the Cameron...
    • Maggie Will

    • Women golfers; Ladies Professional Golf Association; Women coaches (Athletics)
    • Maggie Will taking a golf swing. Margaret "Maggie" Will (1964- ) was born in Whiteville, NC. She went to college at Furman in South Carolina, lettering in golf all four years and sparking the team to be runner-up at the NCAA National Championship...
    • William J. Brooks

    • Coaches (Athletics); University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Bill Brooks throwing a baseball during a game held at Brooks Field at UNCW in tribute to his retiring as Athletic Director. William Jasper Brooks (1922-2010) was born in Wilson County, NC. He excelled in sports in high school, playing for Leon...
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers

    • Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers (1819-1888) was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe county. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1841 and was a charter member of the university's alumni association in 1843. After...
    • Elizabeth Fishblate Buck

    • Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
    • Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck. Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After...
    • Agostini House

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    • Built by Francis Marie Agostini (1814-1887) as his family residence. Native of Vastia on the Island of Corsica, he came to Wilmington in 1843 and became a well known confectioner. House is still occupied by direct heirs.
    • James Isaac Metts

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Kinston (N.C.); Civil War campaigns; Johnson Island Prison
    • Original picture of Mr. James Isaac Metts, used for the engraving in "Biographical History of North Carolina" by Samuel Ashe. James Isaac Metts (1842-1921) was born in Kinston, NC, and moved to Wilmington, NC at age six. He joined the...
    • 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...

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