Straughan's Book Shop records, 1930-1962, bulk 1945-1962.

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Straughan's Book Shop records, 1930-1962, bulk 1945-1962.

The Straughan's Book Shop Records date from 1930-1962, with the bulk of the collection covering the period 1945-1962. The papers include correspondence with patrons, publishers, and authors; advertising and promotional material; reviews and articles. Authors associated with the State of North Carolina or the American South in general represent the bulk of the autographed correspondence. There are also photographs and radio scripts for the promotion of authors and books. Other notable items in this collection include: promotional booklets for Carl Sandburg's "Always the Young Stranger" and "Remembrance Rock"; Peter Beagle's "A Fine and Private Place" (filed under Viking); Elizabeth Gray Vining's "Country Life of Nippon"; and Van Wycke Brook's "Makers and Finders." There are also booklists for the White House Library dating from 1929 and copies of some National Book Awards speeches from the 1950s.

16 boxes (7.25 linear feet)

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Henry, O., 1862-1910

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Pearson, James Larkin, 1879-1981

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Straughan's Book Shop.

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The three Straughan sisters, Mattie, Alice, and Mabel, operated bookstores at various locations in Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina, from 1924 to 1960. They remained associated with the Greensboro store until 1962. Retail merchandising was an unusual career for women in the American South of the 1920s, but the Straughans were successful entrepeneurs. Through the years they expanded their mail order business until they earned the title, "Booksellers to the South." From the de...

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Bardolph, Richard, 1915-2006

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Vining, Elizabeth Gray, 1902-1999

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Vining was born in Philadelphia and educated at Bryn Mawr and Drexel. Vining's first book, "Meredith's Ann," was published in 1929 and over the years she published over 18 children's and religious books. Vining also served on the Board of Trustees at Bryn Mawr between 1952 and 1971. From the description of Letter, 1954. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122489969 ...

Burgwyn, Mebane Holoman, 1914-1992

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Dykeman, Wilma

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Straughan, Mattie.

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Carroll, Ruth, 1899-1999

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