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RB. Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: RB

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

A. G. French letter

Identifier: RB-8031
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written by A. G. French to his mother and sister, dated August 28, 1932. At the time, French was a prisoner at the Virginia State Prison. The content of the letter is primarly related to family matters. The return address on the letter is 500 Spring Street, Richmond, which was the address for the prison. The letter's content is pretty general in regards to acknowleding previous correspondence and inquiring about individual family members.

Dates: 1932 August 28

African American family and World War II photograph album

Identifier: RB-8035
Scope and Contents This photograph album depicts an African American family from the 1940s to the early 1960s. The album features a couple of men in their military uniforms at Fort Stotsenburg in Angeles City in the Philippines during World War II. There are also family photographs, including shots of children, women, and couples, as well as friends posing outside or next to automobiles. The album also contains photographs from the 1960s of a woman named Cora and her husband, Ben. These later photographs...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-1960

African American family photograph album

Identifier: RB-8036
Scope and Contents This photograph album was kept by an Arican American family in the 1920s. The location is not captioned in any of the photos, but a photograph of men in their dorm room shows an "Orlando" pennant in the background, so it's possible the family was from Florida. Other photographs show boats docked in a harbor, portraits of a family posed around their home, and candids of family and friends. Some of the photographs show a family farm with people working, posed around a new car in a field,...
Dates: circa 1920s

Albion records

Identifier: RB-8017
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records, correspondence, copyright permissions, contributor biographies, reviews, and memorandums pertaining to the Albion journal. The correspondence contains exchanges between Albion administrators and authors, and reviewers documenting the peer-review process. Also included are annual reports, meeting minutes, budget reports, and submissions of articles. This collection also includes a stamp featuring the journal’s unicorn insignia.

Dates: 1969-2006

Asheville Mission Hospital School of Nursing Scrapbook

Identifier: RB-8000
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of one 27 page scrapbook, containing photographs, newspaper clippings, a case study from 1938-39, and ephemera from the School of Nursing and the Asheville Mission Hospital from the mid to late 1930s. It also contains ephemera from the Morgan family, including graduation announcements, nameplates, and letters, appointment certificates from the U. S. Army from 1945, 1948, and 1952, photographs of students, nurses, and family, and photographic postcards. Some...
Dates: 1936-1952; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

Beulah C. Campbell Collection

Identifier: RB-8001

Beulah C. Campbell is a retired children’s literature and elementary education professor at Appalachian State University. Her collection includes Campbell's personal files, her collection of original illustrations for children's books, materials related to various authors and illustrators of children's books, administrative files related to Campbell's collection of children's book illustrations, and materials related to a memorial for Reverend Paul Burt, a friend of Campbell.

Dates: 1925-2010, undated

Bingham Dai Papers

Identifier: RB-8007
Abstract The Bingham Dai Papers include the professional and personal papers of Dr. Bingham Dai (1899-1996), a psychotherapist. Dai was one of the first native-born Chinese to be trained in new theories of psychiatry and psychology in the 1930s. He taught at Peking Union Medical College in China, Duke University, and finished his career lecturing at Appalachian State University. Collection Overview The Bingham Dai Collection contains...
Dates: 1910-2009, undated (bulk 1960-1990); Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Carolinas Communication Association Records

Identifier: RB-8002

The Carolinas Communication Association is an organization for communications professionals in North and South Carolina. The records include the journal publications, meeting minutes, financial records, membership information, constitutional revisions, annual convention information, and member correspondence of the organization.

Dates: 1950-2011, undated; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1987

Carolinas Symposium on British Studies Records

Identifier: RB-8015
Scope and Contents

Materials related to the Carolinas Symposium on British Studies. Materials include meeting minutes, membership information, correspondence, financial data, annual minutes, and articles of incorporation.

Dates: 1974-1997

Character Sketch by Clara Wentsch

Identifier: RB-8021
Content Description

Handwritten character sketch of an ideal musician. Document is signed "Clara Wentsch, Central High, '06."

Dates: 1906

Connie Murphy World War II letters

Identifier: RB-8041
Scope and Contents This collection of 51 letters were written by Boston native Connie Murphy to his sweetheart Ruth Lacy. The letters are dated from 1941 to 1943 and detail Murphy's time with the U.S. Navy from early training days in Rhode Island through his time with the Hospital Corps in Australia. After joining the Navy, Murphy entered the Hospital Corps. Early on, he tested to be part of a pharmacy program through the Navy where, as a cadet, he spent half his duty studying and working at a naval...
Dates: 1941-1943

Edward Hearne Mexican Expedition scrapbook

Identifier: RB-8042
Scope and Contents This scrapbook was created by Edward W. Hearne, a member of the North Carolina National Guard, in 1916, while he was deployed to Camp Stewart in Texas during the United States' Mexican Expedition against the paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Hearne gave the scrapbook a handwritten title, "A Kodak Review of the Terrors of Texas, and the Horror of War." The scrapbook contains 90 sepia-toned or black and white photographs of Camp Stewart in Texas, a...
Dates: 1916

Francesco Bodoira music collection

Identifier: RB-8026
Content Description

This collection contains 35 music scores, manuscript and printed, and a white satin cloth related in some way to Franceso Bodoira when he played. Gary Boye of the Music Library provided the detailed inventory found in Box 1.

Dates: circa 1890-1913

George J. Trinkaus Collection

Identifier: RB-8008
Abstract George J. Trinkaus (1878-1960) was an American composer and violinist. Trinkaus was a cousin of composer John Philip Sousa. In 1914 Trinkaus, along with his good friend Victor Herbert, helped found the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). The George J. Trinkaus Collection consists predominately of music scores written or arranged by Trinkaus. In addition to Trinkaus’ works, it also contains several scores written by other composers such as Victor Herbert and John...
Dates: 1906-1970

Grohs Family Papers

Identifier: RB-8013
Scope and Contents This collection includes items created by members of the Grohs family, with the majority relating to Lothar Grohs, and is in both German and English languages. In Germany, the surname was spelled "Gross."There are six letters written in German by members of the family, mainly Julius Gross. English translations were provided by Peter Petschauer. There is a wedding telegram book compiled to commemorate the wedding of Julius Gross and Clara Lonnerstadter in 1909. The original is...
Dates: 1909-1945, 2011, 2015

Hans Schwieger papers

Identifier: RB-8003

German conductor Hans Schwieger was the first music director for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held from 1948 to 1971. His papers contain photographs, scrapbooks, recordings, annotated scores, correspondence, concert programs and awards relating primarily to his career as a conductor.

Dates: circa 1905-2009; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1965

Houses of Parliament Wallpaper Samples collection

Identifier: RB-8006
Scope and Content Note

This collection includes eleven samples of wallpaper from Westminster Palace, the location for the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Samples are from the cafeteria, House of Lord’s restaurant, offices, corridors, and the press gallery.

Dates: circa 19th century

International Economic History Association (IEHA) records

Identifier: RB-8018
Scope and Contents These records contain a variety of papers, including correspondence, memorandums, meeting minutes, statutes, budgets, and member records of the International Economic History Association. Also included are papers and ephemera from congress sessions in Bern, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Kyoto, Leningrad, Leuven, Madrid, Milan, Stellenbosch, and Sydney. In addition, records addressing the Association’s work with several groups, including; the Academic Institute for Higher...
Dates: 1961-2012

Jesse Jackson Collection

Identifier: RB-8004
Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers, slides, photographs, and audio recordings of children’s book author Jesse Jackson. It includes manuscripts, notes, short stories, research on race, slavery, and the family of Henry Clay of Kentucky, class notes and lecture material, autobiographical material, correspondence, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, and material relating to the Jesse Jackson memorial conference held in November 1983.

Dates: 1941-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1983

Joshua W. Sharp letter

Identifier: RB-8029
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a one letter, written by Joshua W. Sharp on September 25, 1864. It is addressed to "All whom it may concern" and written while Sharp was in Rendezvous of Distribution, Virginia. The letter speaks to the character of Harrison Trego, who served under Sharp's command while part of the 130th Pennsylvania Volunteers Regiment. Sharp states that Trego was "anxious to learn his duty and faithful in discharging it under all circumstances." He further states that Trego was...
Dates: 1864 September 25

Korean War photograph album

Identifier: RB-8033
Scope and Contents This photograph album contains photographs from a soldier serving with the 11th Marine, 1st Division, "K" Battery in the final months of the Korean War. Approximately 20 of the photographs show the soldier at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in California, and with his family. The rest fo the photographs depict travel to and from Korea and service in country. Those photographs includes shots of the countryside, ancient statues, various military vehicles, soldiers patrolling with their...
Dates: 1953

La Moderne Latrine Corporation catalog

Identifier: RB-8030
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a handmade catalog for the fictional La Moderne Latrine Corporation. It includes hand drawn sketches of various types of latrines and a typescript description for each. The creator is unknown.

Dates: undated

Lizzie Patterson friendship album

Identifier: RB-8044
Scope and Contents Lizzie Patterson's album contains notes, reflections, and verse dating from 1877 through 1879, gathered from family, friends, and acquaintances in Brooklyn and Pequannock, New Jersey, where she likely attended school. This friendship album is a small quarto notebook that has been altered by Lizzie Patterson into the shape of a triangle, with the outer corners of each leaf folded in toward the spine and both boards cut diagonally at the corners. The book is filled with autograph notes...
Dates: 1877-1879

Mary E. Lyons papers

Identifier: RB-8019

This collection represents the work of Mary E. Lyons as an author of children's fiction and nonfiction books. These papers include her research, manuscripts, revisions, proofs, and illustrations used for books and teaching resources written between 1985 and 2008, as well as correspondence, reviews and awards, articles, and presentations from those years.

Dates: 1985 - 2008

Maud Williams memory book

Identifier: RB-8032
Scope and Contents This is a scrapbook kept by Maud Williams while attending high school in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, between 1927 and 1931. It begins with a a page of postage stamps, mostly from her friends in North Carolina and a few from Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. Following this are pages for photographs of her school, classmates, class flower, motto, class colors, autographs, snapshots, and other memories from school.She also included programs, invitations, handwritten...
Dates: 1927-1931

Maude E. Morgan collection

Identifier: RB-8043
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters written to Maude E. Morgan of Hillburn, New York and newspaper clippings she kept. A small number of the letters are from relatives or friends and not directly related to World War II. However, the majority of the letters were written to Morgan by men from her community who were in service. These letters provide insight into the thoughts and attitudes of soldiers from Hillburn. Race comes up throughout the collection. One correspondent refers...
Dates: 1940-1945

Music manuscripts and images collection

Identifier: RB-8012

The RB.8012: Music Manuscripts and Images Collection contains a myriad of items relating to music, from correspondence to photographs to programs. The funding for this unique collection is provided by the Max Smith Endowment Fund.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1652-1985, undated

New York City woman's diary

Identifier: RB-8045
Scope and Contents

A commercial daily diary for 1904 kept by a young woman named Lena who lived in New York City. Intermittent entries from January to May 1904, and more detailed entries about falling in love and getting engaged from January to December 1905.

Dates: 1904-1905

North Carolina School Psychology Association records

Identifier: RB-8024
Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged into five series: Board and Committee Files, General Files, Correspondence, Publications, and Photographic Prints and Negatives. Subjects include board meeting minutes, conference files, photographs and negatives of meetings and events, newsletters, and financial information.

Dates: 1976-2019