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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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). (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 466453237 From the description of Hugh Morton photographs and films: Nature and scenic, 1930s-early 2000s (bulk ...

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...

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...

Cash, Johnny

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Johnny Cash (1932- ), Anglo-American country singer and recording artist, of Kingsland, Ark. From the description of John Edwards memorial collection, 1972. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 27189109 ...

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...

Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003

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James Strom Thurmond (1902- ): South Carolina State Senator (1933-1938): Circuit Judge (1938-1941): Governor of South Carolina (1947-1951: and U.S. Senator (1954- ): President Pro Tempore. From the description of Strom Thurmond administrative assistant series, 1939- bulk 1960-1979. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 26200109 James Strom Thurmond (1902-2003); South Carolina State Senator (1934-1938); Circuit Court Judge (1936-1946); Governor of South Carolina...

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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Kristofferson, Kris

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Kingston trio

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