Hugh Morton Photographs and Films, late1920s-2006 (bulk1940s-1990s)
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Estelle Lawson Page (1907-1983) of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a competitive amateur golfer from the 1930s through the 1950s. She attended Salem College and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1928....
Mary Elizabeth "Liddy" Alexander Hanford Dole (born July 29, 1936) is an American politician and author who served in the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush presidential administrations. She also served in the United States Senate from 2003 to 2009. A native of Salisbury, North Carolina and a graduate of Duke University, Harvard University, and Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Hanford moved to Washington, DC after earning her law degree, building a formidable resume over the fol...
U.S. National Park Service has managed the Morristown National Historical Park since 1933. From the description of Morristown National Historical Park resource management records, 1933-1994 (bulk 1938-1970). (Morristown National History Park). WorldCat record id: 71014733 The National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created...
Walter Krueger (26 January 1881 – 20 August 1967) was an American soldier and general officer in the first half of the 20th century. He commanded the Sixth United States Army in the South West Pacific Area during World War II. He rose from the rank of private to general in the United States Army. Born in Flatow, West Prussia, German Empire, Krueger emigrated to the United States as a boy. He enlisted for service in the Spanish–American War and served in Cuba, and then re-enlisted for service ...
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines campaign, which made him and his father Arthur MacArthur Jr. the first father and son to be awarded the medal. He was one of only five to rise to the ...
First Lady Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” (Bouvier) Kennedy Onassis was a symbol of strength for a traumatized nation after the assassination of one the country’s most energetic political figures, President John F. Kennedy, who served from 1961 to 1963. The inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961 brought to the White House and to the heart of the nation a beautiful young wife and the first young children of a President in half a century. She was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, daughter of John Verno...
The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Reverend Jackson h...
Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942, leading one of the best-known big bands. Miller's recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer's Tune", and "Litt...
James Baxter Hunt, Jr. (1937- ) was Democratic governor of North Carolina, 1977-1985 and 1993-2001. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education and a Master’s degree in agricultural economics from North Carolina State University, where he served two terms as student body president, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After serving as Lieutenant Governor from 1973 to 1977, he served two terms as Governor, 1977-1981 a...
Jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader. From the description of Louis Armstrong letter to Walter Winchell, 1942 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 405121928 Famous American jazz musician, band leader, and inventor of "scat" singing style, nicknamed "Satchmo." From the description of ALS, 1970 February 4 : to the American Hall of Fame Library. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16853663 Jazz trumpeter. From the descrip...
Benny Goodman was born in Chicago, May 30, 1909. He received his first musical training at a local synagogue, and later studied clarinet with Franz Schoepp. Goodman made his debut at the age of twelve, and left home to become a full-time professional clarinetist when he was sixteen. After a decade of performing as a free-lancer and as a member of Ben Pollak's band, Goodman established his first big band in 1934, and soon it achieved unprecedented success. He won great ac...
Gerald Rudolph Ford, the 38th President of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King, on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents separated two weeks after his birth, and his mother took him to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to live with her parents. On February 1, 1916, approximately two years after her divorce was final, Dorothy King married Gerald R. Ford, a Grand Rapids paint salesman. The Fords began calling her son Gerald ...
Lady Bird Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor in Karnack, Texas on December 22, 1912. Her parents were Thomas Jefferson Taylor and Minnie Pattillo Taylor, and she had two older brothers, Tommy and Tony. Her mother died when she was only five years old, and her Aunt Effie Pattillo moved to Karnack to look after her. At an early age, a nursemaid said she was "as purty as a lady bird," and thereafter she became known to her family and friends as Lady Bird. She graduated from Marshall High School i...
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Lunsford Richardson Preyer (1919-2001) was a lawyer, judge, politician, educator, and civic and philanthropic leader from Greensboro, N.C. Lunsford Richardson Preyer was born in Greensboro, N.C., on 11 January 1919, the third of five sons of William Yost Preyer and Mary Norris Richardson Preyer. Rich graduated from Woodberry Forest School in 1937, Princeton University in 1941, and Harvard Law School in 1949. Between college and law school, Preyer joined the Un...
Lyndon Baines Johnson, also known as LBJ, was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few ...
George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician who served as the 45th Governor of Alabama for four terms. He is best remembered for his staunch segregationist and populist views. During his tenure, he promoted "low-grade industrial development, low taxes, and trade schools". He sought the United States presidency as a Democrat three times, and once as an American Independent Party candidate, unsuccessfully each time. Wallace notoriously opposed deseg...
George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American politician, historian, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota, where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe from a base in Italy. Among the medals besto...
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. Raised in Bloomington, Illinois, Stevenson was a member of the Democratic Party. He served in numerous positions in the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Federal Alcohol Administration, Department of the Navy, and the State Department. In 1945, he served on the committee that created the United Nations, and he was a me...
Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and the pair was re-elected in 1996. Near the end of Clinton's second term, Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost the election in a very close race after a Florida recount. After his term as vice-president...
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as the 46th President of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. Biden was raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware. He studied at the University of Delaware before receiving his law degree from Syracuse ...
Johnny Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice, the train-like chugging guitar rhythms, free prison concerts, and a trademark all-black stage wardrobe which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". Born to poor cotton farmers in Kingsland, Arkansas, Cash rose to fame in the burgeoning rockabilly scene in Memphis, Tennessee, after four years in the Air Force. Cash is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, ...
Robert Burton House was executive secretary, 1926-1934, dean of administration, 1934-1945, and chancellor, 1945-1957, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill campus; lecturer in the UNC English Department, 1957-1962; author; and public speaker. From the description of R. B. House papers, 1916-1973. WorldCat record id: 30485688 ...
Veteran's organization. From the description of Records, 1893-1927. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36805972 Association of veterans of American wars. Formed by a group of World War I officers, the American Legion is the world's largest veteran's organization. From the description of Records, 1960-1987. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 61206804 The American Legion was founded in 1919 by veterans returning from Europe after Worl...
Ervin was a North Carolina member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. From the description of TLS, 1968 October 8, Washington, D.C. to Bishop Earl G. Hunt / Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 43052717 Samuel James Ervin, Jr., was a Burke County, N.C., attorney, North Carolina legislator, judge, U.S. senator, and long-time champion of civil liberties. Ervin was first appointed to the N.C. General Assembly in 1923, where he also served in 1925 an...
U.S. senator and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122381802 U.S. Senator and governor of North Carolina, from Shelby (Cleveland Co.), N.C. From the description of Papers, 1943-1954; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19642850 From the description of Papers, 1942-1995 ; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke Universit...
Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) of Reidsville, N.C., attorney and jurist, was elected chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1974, becoming the first woman elected chief justice of a state supreme court in the United States. A graduate of the North Carolina College for Women and the University of North Carolina School of Law, Sharp began the practice of law in Reidsville in 1929. She served as Reidsville city attorney, 1939-1949; North Carolina superior court judge until 1962; and...
William Clyde Friday was born in 1920 in Raphine, Va., and grew up in Dallas, Gaston County, N.C. He graduated from the Law School of the University of North Carolina in 1948, after which he served as assistant dean of students and was named assistant to University President Gordon Gray in 1951. Friday was appointed secretary of the University in 1955, named acting president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina (North Carolina State College (Raleigh), the University of North Carolina...
The United Service Organizations (USO) was incorporated in the state of New York on February 4, 1941, as a joint operation by the YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic Community Service, the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Traveler's Aid Association, and the Salvation Army, to provide religious, spiritual, social, welfare, educational, and entertainment services to men and women in the armed forces during World War II. The USO has continued to provide these services to the present. From t...
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, of New Bern, N.C. From the description of Graham Arthur Barden papers, 1934-1960; (bulk 1935-1960). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19106211 1896 Born, Sept. 25, in Turkey Township, Sampson County, N. C. 1920 Graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ...
The Ku Klux Klan was formally incorporated under the laws of the state of Georgia on Dec. 4, 1915. The incorporated organization is a continuance of the earlier post Civil War Reconstruction Era unincorporated Ku Klux Klan and of the Knights of the White Camellia. Women of the Ku Klux Klan was incorporated at a late date as a separate entity. The stated purpose of the KKK was to promote an all White, Protestant United States, excluding all other races and religions. From the descript...
C.B. Deane was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1923), a lawyer from Rockingham, North Carolina, and U.S. Congressman. From the description of Charles Bennett Deane Papers, 1919-1978. (Wake Forest University - ZSR Library). WorldCat record id: 60690665 ...
Newton Leroy Gingrich (born June 17, 1943) is an American politician, author, and historian who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. A member of the Republican Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district serving north Atlanta and nearby areas from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the presidential nomination of his party. A professor of history and geography at the...
William Bradley Umstead of Durham, N.C., served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1932-1938; as a United States senator, 1946-1948; and as governor of North Carolina, 1952-1954. From the description of William Bradley and Merle Davis Umstead papers, 1863-1978 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 26243142 William Bradley Umstead William Bradley Umstead served North Carolina as a United States representative, a...
Textile manufacturer, politician, and United States Senator from North Caroina (1958-1972). From the description of Benjamin Everett Jordan papers, 1936-1974 and undated, (bulk 1958-1972). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 25149903 1896, Sept. 8 Born, Ramseur, Randolph County, N. C., son of the Rev. Henry Harrison and Annie Elizabeth Sellers Jordan ...
James Thomas Broyhill, United States Congressman from North Carolina, 1963-1986. From the description of James Thomas Broyhill papers 1963-1991. (Western North Carolina Library Network). WorldCat record id: 44160339 ...
Considered to be the first swing band in the United States, the Casa Loma Orchestra got its start in Detroit as Jean Goldkette and the Orange Blossoms. In 1929, the band played at the exclusive Casa Loma, a new club in Toronto. Later that year, the band adopted the club's name and set up a corporation, becoming the first cooperative band of its kind. After playing at prestigious venues like New York's Roseland Ballroom and the Glen Island Casino, the Casa Loma Orchestra performed on the "Camel C...
Country music performer. Born July 19, 1937. Began career in the 1950s as a teen idol with the hit "A Rose and A Baby Ruth." Moved to country music in the early 1960s with several hits, including "Abilene" (1963). Known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music" for his extensive international travel and popularity. From the description of Oral history interview with George Hamilton IV; 1991 June 27; Interview conducted by John W. Rumble and Paul Kingsbury; 1991 June 27. (Cou...
Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a pioneer land settler, Indian fighter and he served in military and political positions in Kentucky. At the time this letter was written, he was on the verge of losing his many tracts of land because the titles were improperly entered. From the description of Letter : to Charles Yanc[e]y, Luecy [i.e. Louisa] County, 1785 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602570 Indian fighter and scout. From the description of Daniel Boone pa...
Hodding Carter III was born in New Orleans, La., on 7 April 1935 to journalist and publisher Hodding Carter II and Betty Werlein. He grew up in Greenville, Miss., and graduated from Princeton University in 1957. Carter served in the United States Marine Corps after college and then began working at the Delta Democrat-Times as a reporter, then managing editor, and finally associate publisher. Carter was co-chair of the delegation that ousted Mississippi's white regular Democratic Par...
Burke Davis (1913-2006) was a journalist, novelist, historian, and biographer from Durham, N.C. From the guide to the Burke Davis Papers, 1920-1987, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Burke Davis was a journalist, novelist, historian, and biographer from Durham, N.C. From the description of Burke Davis papers, 1920-19887. WorldCat record id: 34641226 ...
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Francis (a politician) and Mary Josephine (Hannon) Fitzgerald. She married Joseph Patrick Kennedy, financier and diplomat, on October 7, 1914. She was a graduate of Covenant of the Sacred Heart School in Boston, the Blumenthal Academy, and Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. She was the mother of former President John F. Kennedy and former U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy. From...
Lawrence H. Fountain (1913-2002) of Edgecombe County, N.C., served as a United States representative from 1953-1982 in North Carolina's Second District. During Fountain's tenure, the district straddled the state's northern coastal plain and piedmont and included at one time or another sixteen different counties. For most of Fountain's congressional career, he served on the Government Operations Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he also served as chairman of the Near East Subcomm...
Elizabeth II (b. April 21, 1926, London, England) is Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of...
James G. Martin, son of Rev. Arthur Morrison Martin and Mary Grubbs Martin, was born in Savannah, Ga., 11 December 1935. In 1960 he received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University. From 1966 to 1972, Martin served on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, serving as chair, 1967-1971. In 1968, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Martin served six consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District, 1972-1...
Cartoonist, illustrator; New York, N.Y. Creator of the comic strip "Lil' Abner". Full name is Alfred Gerald Caplin. From the description of Al Capp cartoon drawings, 1950-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515753 ...
Charles, Prince of Wales (b. November 14, 1948, London, England) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun Schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child, as well as the Timber...
Thomas J. Pearsall was an attorney of Rocky Mount, N.C., who was the chief author of the 1956 Pearsall Plan for school integration in North Carolina and chairman of the board of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, 1975-1981. From the description of Thomas Jenkins Pearsall papers, 1954-1979 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 25814074 Thomas Jenkins Pearsall was born on 11 February 1903 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Braswell and lived ...
The North Carolina Press Association (NCPA) was founded on 15 May 1873. Member newspapers created the organization "for mutual benefit and protection." The NCPA holds annual conventions to discuss important issues facing the press. During the 1960s and 1970s, the NCPA retained lawyer William Lassiter to monitor legislation that threatened to limit freedom of the press and to report on other legal issues with which the NCPA was concerned, including privacy and access to governmental meetings. The...
Edward Thompson Breathitt was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on November 26, 1924 to Edward T. and Mary Jo (Wallace) Breathitt. He enlisted in the Army Air Force and served from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. Mr. Breathitt graduated with a bachelor's degree in commerce in 1948 and a law degree in 1950. Upon receipt of the law degree, he joined a local law firm in Hopkinsville, Ky. He was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1950. Mr. Breathitt was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives i...
Josephus Daniels, son of Josephus and Mary (Cleves) Daniels, was born in Washington, North Carolina, May 18, 1862. He attended the Wilson Collegiate Institute. On May 2, 1888, he married Addie W. Bagley. At the age of eighteen, he was editor of the "Wilson Advance"; admitted to the bar in 1885; state printer for North Carolina, 1887-1893; chief clerk, Department of the Interior, 1893-1895; editor of the "Raleigh State Chronicle", 1885; editor of the "Raleigh State News and Observer", 1894-1919; ...
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, was born on his family''s farm on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. His family moved to Whittier, California in 1922, and his father operated a grocery store there. His mother''s family were Quakers, and Nixon attended Whittier College, a Quaker institution. He graduated from Whittier in 1934, and won a scholarship to Duke University Law School. After graduating from Duke, he returned to Whittier, California and joined the la...
Mickey Spillane (Frank Morrison Spillane) was born March 9, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY. He became a writer of mystery and detective novels, and is best know for his character, Mike Hammer. He wrote his first Mike Hammer story, I, the Jury, in three weeks, when he needed money to buy real estate. His publishers 'questioned its good taste and literary merit,' but felt it would sell, and it became the first of a long series. In 1979, his publisher dared him to write a book for children. The result was T...
Edmund "Eddie" McCullough Cameron served as head basketball coach, head football coach, and Athletic Director during his 46-year career at Duke University. He was known for enhancing Duke athletics and the Department of Physical Education by improving and adding facilities and expanding athletic programs. The Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke was named in his honor. From the description of Edmund M. Cameron records, 1929-1972. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 53906099 ...
The National Football League, also known as the NFL, is a professional American football league consisting of thirty-two teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world...
U.S. secretary of the interior, lawyer, and author. Born 1920. From the description of Stewart L. Udall papers, 1961-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981747 Lawyer; Democratic U.S. Representative from Arizona, 1955-1960; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1961-1968. From the description of Papers, 1950-[ongoing] (bulk 1950-1977). (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28318942 Stewart L. Udall is a former politician and government official from ...
Senator from Missouri. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Edward Wagenknecht, [no year] Aug. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270863912 ...
Hugh MacRae Morton (1921-2006), influential North Carolina businessman, promoter, public servant, and photographer, was born on 19 February 1921 in Wilmington, N.C., to Julian Walker and Agnes MacRae Morton (daughter of Wilmington businessman Hugh MacRae). While growing up in Wilmington, Morton, along with his sister Agnes and brothers Julian Jr. and Thomas L., spent his summers at Grandfather Mountain near Linville, N.C., which had been owned by their grandfather MacRae since 1885....
Rufus Leigh Edmisten was a North Carolina attorney general, Democratic candidate for governor, and secretary of state. Born 12 July 1941 in Boone, N.C., Edmisten began his political career early by serving as student body president at Appalachian High School in 1959, the same year he graduated. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.A. in political science and religious studies in 1963. Edmisten next attended the George Wash...
Doc Watson (1923- ), Anglo-American guitarist, of Deep Gap, N.C., winner of four Grammy music industry awards, and considered by many to be the foremost player of the flat-picking guitar style. From the description of John Edwards memorial collection, 1963-1965. WorldCat record id: 27190383 ...
As the wife of the President Richard Nixon, Thelma Catherine “Pat” Ryan Nixon was First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974. She was an avid supporter of charitable causes and volunteerism. Born Thelma Catherine Ryan on March 16, 1912 in Ely, Nevada, “Pat” Nixon acquired her nickname within hours. Her father, William Ryan, called her his “St. Patrick’s babe in the morn” when he came home from the mines before dawn. Soon the family moved to California and settled on a small truck fa...
Samuel Talmadge Ragan was born in Berea in Granville County, N.C., in 1915. He was graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 1936 and was awarded a Doctorate of Literature from there in 1972. Ragan served as the first secretary of the North Carolina Department of Art, Culture, and History from 1972 to 1973. He wrote two award winning collections of poetry, The Tree in the Far Pasture in 1964 and To the Waters Edge in 1971, along with several works of non-fiction and prose. In 198...
Biographical Note Actress/singer Polly Bergen was born July 14, 1930 in Knoxville, TN, making her radio debut at the age of 14 and honing her craft on the summer stock circuit before journeying to Hollywood in 1949. She soon made her feature debut in Across the Rio Grande, quickly followed by roles in no less than three Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis comedies -- At War with the Army, That's My Boy and The Stooge. Increasing dissatisfaction with the ...
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (b. June 10, 1921, Greece) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. A memember of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, he joined the British Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18....
Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...
Head football coach, University of Notre Dame, 1941-1953. From the description of Papers, 1941-1974. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 23380861 ...
Doris Betts is a North Carolina author and Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From the description of Doris Betts papers, 1955-2007. WorldCat record id: 33082395 Doris June Waugh Betts was a North Carolina author and Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was born 4 June 1932 in Statesville, N.C., and graduated from the Woman's College of the Uni...
Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Conrad Louis Wirth : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527269 ...
U.S. military leader during the Vietnam War. From the description of William C. Westmoreland oral history interview : Tape and transcript, 1982 February 11 [sound recording] / conducted by Ron Priddis and Scott Faulring. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122479992 William Childs Westmoreland (1914-2005) was commander of all American forces in the Vietnam War, in his role as Commander of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1964 to 1968. He was Chief of Staff of the U....
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a national organization set up to monitor the athletic programs of collegiate schools. The NCAA is responsible for monitoring each school's compliance, students, media relations, recruiting, sports, officiating and championship regulations. From the description of NCAA Collection, 1939-1997. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 37933863 Dating back to 1905, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) work...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established as an independent agency of the executive branch on October 1, 1958 by the National Aeronautics and Space Act (72 Stat. 426), approved July 29, 1958. It superseded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). NASA conducted redsearch on problems of flight, developed aeronautical and space vehicles, explored outer space, and participated in international programs for the peaceful development of space technology....
Born in 1903 in Graham, N.C., the son of Peter Ray and Nettie Cayce Abbott Harden, John William Harden worked for the Burlington Evening Times and the Raleigh News and Observer before entering the University of North Carolina at the age of 20. While at Chapel Hill, he worked under Bob Madry, head of the University News Bureau. On graduation in 1927, Harden joined the Charlotte News as a reporter and columnist, working there until 1937 when he became news editor of the Salisbury Even...
Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Estes Kefauver : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419842 Estes Kefauver was a long-time senator from Tennessee and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. From the description of Personal papers, 1934-1939 (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 44918282 Carey Estes Kefauver (b. July 26, 1903, Monroe Count...
Charles Harvey Crutchfield was born in Hope, Ark., on 27 July 1912, grew up in Spartanburg, S.C., and matriculated at Wofford College for one year, 1929-1930. He began his career in broadcasting in 1929 as a radio announcer and worked at a number of radio stations before joining the staff of WBT in Charlotte, N.C., in 1933. Crutchfield held several positions at the station and at its parent company, retiring as president of the Jefferson-Pilot Broadcasting Company in 1977. Crutchfield had a deca...
Cartoonist and author, Doug Marlette (1949- ), of Hillsborough, N.C., created the nationally syndicated comic strip "Kudzu" in May 1981. His political cartoons and other work has appeared in major newspapers and news magazines. Marlette has also been involved in numerous other projects including "Kudzu, A Southern Musical," the musical adaptation of his comic strip, which he wrote in collaboration with Jack Herrick and Bland Simpson of the Red Clay Ramblers. Marlette won the Pulitzer Prize for E...
On November 2, 1943 Look Magazine published an article entitled “All-Round Otto: Northwestern’s Graham Excels at Everything He Tries.” This title perfectly encapsulates the remarkable talent of Otto Graham: Hall of Fame quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, state champion French horn player, All American and pro Basketball player and Northwestern University honor roll graduate. Born in Waukegan Illinois in 1921, Graham set the record for largest male born in ...
Charles Raper Jonas, of Lincolnton, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1953 to 1973, holds the distinction of being the only North Carolina Republican to serve more than a single term in Congress between the turn of the century and 1962. Son of Charles Anderson Jonas, a prominent Lincolnton lawyer and Republican who served in Congress from 1929 to 1931, Jonas was active in the North Carolina Bar, the Republican party, and the North Carolina National Guard ...
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Ted Malone was a popular radio broadcaster best known for his folksy storytelling and poetry readings. In 1929, he started the program "Between the Bookends" at KMBC in Kansas City. Some of his other radio programs included "Pilgrimage of Poetry" and "American Pilgrimage". He served as a correspondent for ABC during World War II, interviewing soldiers for human interest stories. Malone worked for all of the major networks during his approximately 50-year career. From the description ...
Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) activist, educator, politician and author was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four girls. She lived in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with her factory worker father, Charles (originally from British Guyana) and her seamstress and domestic worker mom, Ruby Seale (who came from Barbados). Between 1927 and 1934, Chisholm was sent to live with her grandmother, Emaline Seale, in Christ Church, Barbados. Chisholm attended local school, ...
Ted (Theodore Samuel) Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career as a left fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960; his career was interrupted by military service during World War II and the Korean War. Nicknamed The Kid, The Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame, and The Thumper, Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. Williams was a nin...
Bob Hope (b. May 29, 1903, London, England–d. July 27, 2003, Los Angeles, CA) was a star of radio, film, television and stage during the 1940-1970's. He acted, song and danced through much of WW II entertaining troops. He continued entertaining troops though Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. Additionally, Hope made many guest appearances on television as well as hosting his own specials. ...
John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (b. July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Guernsey County-d. December 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio), astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio. He attended public schools of New Concord, Ohio, and later graduated from Muskingum College. Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1965, and was later a test pilot and joining the United States space program in 1959. He was selected as one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. In February 1962, Glenn became the first American...
Ella Fitzgerald (b. April 25, 1917, Newport News, VA–d. June 15, 1996, Beverly Hills, CA) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country, but...
The University of North Carolina was chartered by the state's General Assembly in 1789. Its first student was admitted in 1795. The governing body of the University, from its founding until 1932, was a forty-member Board of Trustees elected by the General Assembly. The Board met twice a year; at other times the business of the University was carried on by the Board's secretary-treasurer and by the presiding professor (called president beginning in 1804). Other faculty members later assumed the r...
Bernstein met Thomas Wolfe in 1925 on a voyage between Europe and New York. Wolfe and Bernstein, the wife of a prominent New York stock broker and 18 years older than Wolfe, became lovers in Oct. 1925 and remained so for the next five years. Wolfe's 1929 novel, Look Homeward Angel, was dedicated to Bernstein. From the description of [Account of a fire / Thomas Wolfe] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 492206991 Thomas Clayton Wolfe was born October 3, 1900 in Asheville, No...
James E. Holshouser, Jr. graduated from Davidson College in 1956. He attended UNC Law School, graduating in 1960. He served in the N.C. House of Representatives for four terms. In 1972 he became governor of N.C. Upon completion of his term in ofice, he joined the law firm of Brown, Holshouser and Pate in southern Pines, N.C. In 1978 he became chairman of the board of First Colony savings and Loan Assoc., resigning in 1982. He has received numerous awards and honors, including an honorary degree ...
Government executive, lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Kenneth Claiborne Royall : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726361 Kenneth Royall was born in Goldsboro, N.C., in 1894. He served as the last U.S. secretary of war in 1947 and as the first secretary of the Army, 1947-1949. He also had an active law career in Goldsboro and Raleigh, N.C., and in New York. From the description of Kenneth C....
Evangelist, radio preacher, and author; born William Franklin Graham on November 18, 1918 in Charlotte, N.C.; graduated from Florida Bible Institute (1940 and Wheaton College (1943); ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, 1940; achieved national prominence in 1949 through his evangelistic meetings in Los Angeles; founded Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1952; had extensive evangelistic ministry throughout the world, 1949- ; authored many books and received many awards and honors; organiz...
Charles Bishop Kuralt (1934-1997), newspaper, radio, and television journalist and author, was born in Wilmington, N.C. Kuralt attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1951-1955, where served as editor of the "Daily Tar Heel" and worked for WUNC radio. Kuralt then joined the staff of the "Charlotte News" and, in 1957, became a writer for CBS in New York. As a correspondent for CBS, Kuralt was best known for his long-running television series "On the Road" and "Sunday Morning." He ...
William B. Aycock was a professor in the University of North Carolina School of Law, 1948-1985, and served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1957-1964. From the description of William B. Aycock papers 1942-2006. WorldCat record id: 213414476 Legal educator William B. Aycock served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 to 1964 and as professor at the School of Law for nearly 40 years, retiring a...
Nelson Ferebee Taylor (1920-2004) of Oxford, N.C., was a corporate lawyer, professor of law, and chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1972-1980. From the description of Nelson Ferebee Taylor papers, 1903-2002. WorldCat record id: 64024669 Nelson Ferebee Taylor (1920-2004) of Oxford, N.C., was a corporate lawyer, university chancellor, and professor of law. Taylor graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1942 with a...
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...
Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....
Gordon Gray (1909-1982), government official, publisher, and educator. A graduate of the Yale Law School, Gray began his professional career as an attorney with a New York Law firm. In 1935, however, he returned to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to practice law. At approximately the same time, he acquired financial interests in the publishing and broadcasting fields. As operator of radio station WSJS and publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Twin City Sentinel, Gray eventually abandoned...
Frank Hawkins Kenan (1912-1996), philanthropist, businessman, and civic leader of Durham, N.C. From the description of Frank H. Kenan papers, 1937-1996 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 51500419 Frank Hawkins Kenan (1912-1996) was born 3 August 1912 in Atlanta, Ga. He was graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Virginia in 1931 and from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor of science in commerce in 1935. Upon graduation, he began his business caree...
The club that became the New York Yankees started as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901. American League President Ban Johnson wanted a club in New York and, after outmaneuvering the politically influential New York Giants, who did not want a competing team, Johnson moved the Orioles to New York. The first ten years of its existence, the team did not do well, contending for the pennant during only one season. In 1914, Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast Huston purchased the team. This collection da...
Frank A. Daniels (Frank Arthur Daniels Jr., born 1931) of Raleigh, N.C., was president and publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer . He was a business and civic leader, serving on the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and also on the Board of the Associated Press. His father, Frank A. Daniels Sr., and his grandfather, Josephus Daniels, were publishers of the News and Observer . Josephus Daniels was Secretary of the Navy, 1913-1921, and United States Ambassador to Mexico, 1933-1941. ...
Interviewee sister of Adlai E. Stevenson; married Ernest Ives. From the description of Reminiscences of Elizabeth Stevenson Ives : oral history, 1966-1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527635 Sister, aide, admirer & confidante of Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965). Elizabeth and her husband, Ernest Ives, both actively worked for Adlai's campaigns when he ran for governor of Illinois in 1948 and U.S. President ...
Scheer was Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs. From the description of Credit for work of Irl Newlan of JPL on Ranger 7 film : memo to William H. Pickering, JPL Director, 1965 May 14. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733098933 ...
Luther Hartwell Hodges began his career as an executive for Marshall Field & Comapny, 1919-1950. He was later consultant to the Economic Cooperation Administration, 1950-1951; lieutenant governor, 1953- 1954, and governor, 1956-1960, of North Carolina; United Sates Secretary of Commerce, 1961-1965; head of the Research Triangle Foundation, 1966-1972; and president of Rotary International, 1967-1968. From the description of Luther Hartwell Hodges papers, 1947-1969. WorldCat record...
Jazz musician Weldon Leo (Jack) Teagarden (1905-1964) was born in Vernon, Texas, to Charles and Helen Teagarden. Beginning piano lessons at the age of five, Teagarden switched to trombone two years later. After his first professional performance in 1921, Teagarden played with several Texas bands and made his first trip to New York in 1926. A year later he moved to the city and defeated Glenn Miller for the position of first trombone in Ben Pollack’s band. Teagarden made his first re...
William McWhorter Cochrane (1917- ) of Newton and Chapel Hill, N.C., and Washington, D.C., worked for the United States Senate in various capacities for more than 40 years. From the description of William McWhorter Cochrane papers, 1862-2002 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 53405163 William McWhorter Cochrane, only son of William Daniel Cochrane and Nancy Veazy Fillingim Cochrane, was born in Newton, N.C., on 6 March 1917. In his youth, he was active in the Boy...
John D. Loudermilk (1934 - ), a widely-recognized songwriter, performer, and producer, was born in Durham, N.C. Under the name Johnny Dee, he began singing on the weekly Little Johnny Dee radio show by age 13. Loudermilk continued to sing and record his own songs throughout his career; however, he is primarily known for his work as a songwriter. His first major hit song, A Rose and a Baby Ruth, was recorded by fellow North Carolinian George Hamilton IV in 1956. In 1958, Loudermilk moved to Nashv...
Herbert Covington Bonner, of Washington, N.C., was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1940 until his death in 1965. He was chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, 1955-1965, and chairman, 1951-1955, of the Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee ("watchdog committee") of the Expenditures in the Executive Departments Committee, which made changes designed to eliminate waste in the handling of war surplus material and in military supply procurement....
Robert March Hanes (1890-1959) was a North Carolina banker, legislator, government official, and business and civic leader. From the description of Robert March Hanes papers, 1908-1919 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 36004778 Robert March Hanes (1890-1959) was a North Carolina banker, legislator, government official, and business and civic leader. For biographical information, see T. Harry Gatton's essay on Robert March Hanes in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, ...
First lady of North Carolina (1965-1969); b. Jeanelle Coulter; married Daniel Killian Moore. From the description of Papers, 1964-1975. (North Carolina Division of Archives & Hist). WorldCat record id: 70955863 ...
University president, politician. From the description of Reminiscences of Terry Sanford : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597486 Terry Sanford of Scotland, Cumberland, Wake, and Durham counties, N.C., was a politician, educator, administrator, lawyer, and soldier. He served as state senator, 1953-1954; governor of North Carolina, 1961-1965; president of Duke University, 1969-1985; and U.S. senator, 1986-1992. ...
Kermit Houston Hunter (1910-2001) was the author of 42 outdoor historical dramas. From the description of Kermit Hunter papers, 1956-1966 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 24864230 Kermit Houston Hunter was born on 3 October 1910 in McDowell County, W.Va. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1931. He later studied at the Juilliard School of Music. In the 1930s, Hunter worked on two newspapers, was secretary of two chambers of commerce, business manager of ...
The USS North Carolina, known as "the Showboat", was launched in October 1937 as the first of ten North Carolina-class fast battleships. It was armed with nine 16 inch guns in three turrets and 20 5 inch, .38 caliber guns in ten twin mounts, and considered the most powerful naval ship of the era. The USS North Carolina served in the Pacific theater of the Second World War, where it operated as a mobile weapons platform tasked with protecting aircraft carriers from Japanese attacks. It was struck...
George Catlett Marshall (b. December 31, 1880, Uniontown, Pennsylvania-d. October 16, 1959, Washington, D.C.), had a long and auspicious career in the United States (U.S.) Army and to the United States. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 and served his country as U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Envoy to China, Army Chief of Staff, and as President of the American Red Cross. Marshall, America's first five-star general, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, ...
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy, a registered nurse. He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a ...
The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...
President of the University of North Carolina; U.S. senator for North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1943-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122619645 Educator, government official. From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Porter Graham : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376749 University president. From the...
Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr., a native of Wadesboro, N.C., is a North Carolina attorney and politician. He served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1955-1966 and was elected Speaker of the House during his last term. Taylor served as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1969-1973 and ran unsuccessfully against Skipper Bowles for the Democratic nomination in the 1972 gubernatorial race. Taylor and his father, Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Sr., are the only father-son pair to have both ...
Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...
Lionel Hampton was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20, 1908. He died on August 31, 2002 in New York City. He showed a talent for music at an early age and by high school, was playing drums with a jazz band organized by his employer, a newspaper called the Chicago Defender. Later, he attended classes in music theory at the University of Southern California and gained a reputation as a great drummer on the West Coast. In 1930, Louis Armstrong, when working for Les Hite’s band, a...
Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, N.C., on 1 June 1926. He attended the University of North Carolina and was graduated in 1949. As an actor, he quickly gained fame through his portrayal of an illiterate hillbilly in the Broadway and film versions of No Time for Sergeants (1955). He also used this character in monologues such as What it Was Was Football and in appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show . Although he continued to appear in films ( A Face in the Crowd in 1956 and Onionhead in 1958), i...