Libraries and Archives
The Southern Historical Collection in the Manuscripts Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently made available the following manuscript groups: papers,, 1770-1830, of Martin Browne (fl. 1770-1830), a Frederick County, Virginia, tavern keeper and flour trade speculator; papers, 1861-79, of Ancram W. Ezzell (fl. 1837-79), a Duplin County, North Carolina, merchant and captain in the state's 40th Regiment, 3rd Artillery; papers, 1862-79, of John J. Metzgar (fl. 1862-79), a sergeant and later 2nd lieutenant in the 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry with the Army of Tennessee; papers, 1874-77, of J. B. Willis (fl. 1851-77), a Methodist minister and teacher at New Orleans University and at a normal school in Huntsville, Alabama; papers, 1900-89, of Susie Sharp (1907-96), a Reidsville, North Carolina, attorney and the first woman elected a chief justice of a state supreme court; records, 1940s-80s, of the North Carolina Council on Human Relations, organized to solve racial problems in the state through research and communication; papers, 1950-85, of Ernest B. Furgurson (1929-), author, reporter, and former chief of the Washington bureau of the Baltimore Sun; papers, 1956-57, of Herschel V. Anderson, soldier in the 93rd Signal Battalion, 7th U.S. Army, stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, describing Army life and his travels in Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Belgium, and England; papers, 1958-89, of Elizabeth McRae of North Carolina, documenting her career as a movie and television actress; papers, 1960s-80s, of Robert E. Gallman, economic historian on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; records, 1975-87, of the Cardinal Health Agency in Lumberton, North Carolina, concerning public health efforts in the eastern portion of the state; records, 1985-96, of the Publishers Association of the South, an organization of book publishers, related firms, and individuals with the goal of promoting publishing in the region; and oral history interviews, 1997, conducted by Bryan T. McNeill with four retired southern West Virginia coal miners, who discuss family, work, and the United Mine Workers of America's 1949 strike.
The University Archives in the Manuscripts Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently made available an addition to the records of the Legal Affairs division of the University of North Carolina system pertaining to litigation and negotiations with the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare over desegregation of the university system.
The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, reports the following recently accessioned manuscript collections: papers, 1787-1895, of Reuben Bartley of the U.S. Army Signal Corps from Pennsylvania primarily concerning his service during the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid in 1864, his capture and incarceration in Libby Prison in Richmond; minute book, 1828-36, of the Temperance Society of Shenandoah County, Woodstock, which also includes records, 1840, of the Shenandoah Temperance Society Auxiliary of the Virginia State Temperance Society; papers, 1842-73, of Thomas R. Ware as a purser in the U. …