R.E. Coker papers, 1748-1968.


R.E. Coker papers, 1748-1968.

The collection includes professional papers of R.E. Coker, earlier Coker and McIver family papers, and Coker family history material. Coker's correspondence and other materials chiefly concern his research, writing, and publications on marine life; the Zoology Department and other divisions of the University of North Carolina; national, regional, and state professional organizations; biological stations of the United States Bureau of Fisheries and other laboratories in Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Iowa, and North Carolina; cooperation with the North Carolina Board of Conservation and Development; and consultations with other government units, domestic and foreign, for the practical application of fisheries research. There are also materials relating to Coker's work with the Chapel Hill school board between 1930 and 1947 and to his other community activities. Family papers include maps, will, deeds, genealogical notes, and diaries pertaining to the Coker family farm near Hartsville, Darlington County, S.C., and to family and Darlington County history. Included is a diary kept by Coker's grandmother, Sarah Witherspoon Ervin McIver, between 1854 and 1889.

ca. 50000 items (63.0 linear ft.)

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North Carolina. Board of Conservation and Development

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United States. Bureau of Fisheries

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University of North Carolina (1793-1962)

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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...

Coker, R. E. (Robert Ervin), 1876-1967

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Robert Ervin Coker (1876-1967) was a zoologist and marine biologist, associated with the United States Bureau of Fisheries from 1902 to 1923, professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 1923 to 1949, and author. From the description of R.E. Coker papers, 1748-1968. WorldCat record id: 25166313 From the guide to the R.E. Coker Papers, 1748-1966, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) ...

Chapel Hill (N.C.). School Board.

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Coker family.

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McIver, Sarah Witherspoon Ervin, 1826-1897.

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University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Dept. of Zoology.

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