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Collection Number: 04714

Collection Title: Lucy D. Burgess scrapbooks, 1940-1944

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Abstract Lucy D. Burgess taught English in schools in Gatesville, Gates County, N.C., and South Mills, Camden County, N.C., in the 1940s. She also wrote poetry, plays, and stories, and supplied newspapers with feature and local news articles. Her husband Fred Ross Burgess was principal of Gatesville High School, 1940-1941, and of South Mills High School, 1942- 1944. Their two sons were Fred Ross, Jr., and Colburn Randolph Burgess. Scrapbooks relating to Lucy D. Burgess's teaching and writing careers. "Poems and Feature Articles by Lucy D. Burgess, Gatesville, N.C., 1940-1941" contains clippings of articles that appeared in the Gates County Index, the Daily Advance, the Greensboro Daily News, the State Magazine, and other publications, along with typed copies of Burgess's poems. Some of the entries were annotated by Burgess, who explained how articles came to be written and tracked the progress of her career. "South Mills School, 1942-1943, 1943-1944" documents two academic years at South Mills High School, South Mills, N.C. Included are letters, programs, ticket stubs, clippings, printing bills, photographs, and other materials relating to activities at the school from opening bell to commencement. Some items relate to principal Fred Ross Burgess and others relate to scrap metal drives and other programs carried out at the school in support of the war effort.
Creator Burgess, Lucy D.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lucy D. Burgess scrapbooks #4714, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from the Bookshop, Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C., in August 1994 (Acc. 94116).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Lucy D. Burgess taught English in schools in Gatesville, Gates County, N.C., and South Mills, Camden County, N.C., in the 1940s. She also wrote poetry, plays, and stories, and supplied newspapers with feature and local news articles. Her husband Fred Ross Burgess was principal of Gatesville High School, 1940-1941, and of South Mills High School, 1942- 1944. Their two sons were Fred Ross, Jr., and Colburn Randolph Burgess.

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Scrapbooks relating to Lucy D. Burgess's teaching and writing careers. "Poems and Feature Articles by Lucy D. Burgess, Gatesville, N.C., 1940-1941" contains clippings of articles that appeared in the Gates County Index, the Daily Advance, the Greensboro Daily News, the State Magazine, and other publications, along with typed copies of Burgess's poems. Some of the entries were annotated by Burgess, who explained how articles came to be written and tracked the progress of her career. "South Mills School, 1942-1943, 1943-1944" documents two academic years at South Mills High School, South Mills, N.C. Included are letters, programs, ticket stubs, clippings, printing bills, photographs, and other materials relating to activities at the school from opening bell to commencement. Some items relate to principal Fred Ross Burgess and others relate to scrap metal drives and other programs carried out at the school in support of the war effort.

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, October 1994

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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