Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989.

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Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989.

Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989.

This collection comprises the photographic materials made by Don Sturkey from 1951 to 1989, the majority of which he produced in his capacity as staff photographer for the "Charlotte Observer" (1955-1989). Primarily depicted are local news and sports events covered by Sturkey. He captured numerous images portraying the tense racial climate of the time, including Ku Klux Klan meetings and rallies; blacks and whites picketing segregated establishments; a lottery drawing for school integration in the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County public schools; and Dorothy Counts, the first black student to attend Harding High School in Charlotte in 1957. Also included are many images of the civil rights leaders of the 1950s and 1960s, numerous North Carolina and United States politicians, famous musicians and entertainers, several NASA missions, and the construction of Walt Disney World in 1971.

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Scott, Randolph, 1898-1987

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George Randolph Scott (1898-1987), was born in Orange County, Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He began his film career in 1928 with an uncredited role as a foreign serviceman in the comedy Sharpshooters. Scott continued to work as an actor in small roles on both stage and screen, eventually being signed to a seven year contract with Paramount Pictures in 1932. With Paramount, Scott made a series of "B" Westerns (Heritage of the desert, 1932, The thundering herd, 1933, and Man of the fores...

Graham, Billy, 1918-....

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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...

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows

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Major international circus also known as "The Greatest Show on Earth". Originally competitors, Ringling Brothers purchased Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1907, and as a result of World War I locomotive fuel shortages, the two combined in 1919, giving the circus its present title. From the description of Collection, 1973-1979, 1976-1977. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 23196743 ...

Morton, Hugh M.

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Hugh MacRae Morton (1921-2006) was a prominent North Carolina businessman, political figure, tourism booster, conservationist, environmental activist, sports fan, and prolific image-maker. From the description of Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). WorldCat record id: 466453237 From the description of Hugh Morton photographs and films: Nature and scenic, 1930s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 3). W...

Hunt, James B., 1937-....

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James B. Hunt, Jr. (b. 1937), Democratic political leader, served as lieutenant governor of North Carolina from 1973-1977 and governor of North Carolina from 1977 to 1985 and 1993 to 2001. He lost to Jesse Helms in the 1984 United States Senate race. From the description of James B. Hunt, Jr., papers, 1960-1976, 1980, 1984 [manuscript]. (East Carolina University). WorldCat record id: 641611728 James Baxter Hunt, Jr. (1937- ) was Democratic governor of North Carolina, 1977-19...

Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004

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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...

Minnie Pearl

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Country comedy performer. Born October 25, 1912. Died March 4, 1996. Real name: Sarah Opehlia Colley Cannon. Country music's best-known female comedian. Recognized for her knee-length dresses and straw hat with the $1.98 price tag. Star of Grand Ole Opry from the early 1940s-1991. Popular stage and television performer. Regular cast member of the Hee Haw television show. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame. From the description of Oral history interview with Minnie Pearl; 1984 October...

Kaye, Danny

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Danny Kaye was a singer, dancer, actor and comedian active primarily from the 1930s through 1970s. Sylvia Fine, his wife, was a writer and composer who produced material for Kaye and others. She also produced television shows, and taught courses and lectured on musical comedy. From the description of Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1895-1943 (bulk 1898-1939). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128324 ...

Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972

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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...

Brown, James, 1933-2006

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Sothern, Ann, 1909-2001

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Born Harriet Lake on Jan. 22, 1909 in Valley City, ND; educated at Univ. of WA; trained as a vocalist by her mother; made her film debut (1929) in small parts then headed for Broadway; returned to films (1933) and played lighthearted heroines in B pictures for Columbia and RKO; moved to MGM (1939) and gained popularity in the series Maisie; started a successful television career (1950s) in her own shows, Private Secretary and later The Ann Sothern show; her numerous film credits include: Lady be...

Parks, Larry, 1914-1975

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Sacred Heart College (Belmont, N.C.)

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Wyman, Jane, 1917-2007

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Carter, Jimmy, 1924-

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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 ...