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Collection Number: 02456

Collection Title: Harry L. Canfield Papers, 1921-1942

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size About 325 items (0.5 linear feet).
Abstract Harry L. Canfield, an Ohio native, was a Universalist minister in Greensboro, N.C., and Kinston, N.C., 1922-1936. The collection includes correspondence, sermons, speeches, and articles by Canfield, concerning Universalist church matters, and Canfield's interests in race relations, capital punishment, prison reform, the blind, and other matters. Correspondents include Frank P. Graham, Lewis E. Laws, Frederick J. Libby, Howard W. Odum, George Ross Pou, Mrs. Myers Sternberger, and Gertrude Weil.
Creator Canfield, Harry L. (Harry Lee), 1860-1942.
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 Harry L. Canfield Papers, #2456, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary Grace Webb Canfield of Woodstock, Vt., 1942
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Harry Lee Canfield (1860-1942) was a Universalist minister in Greensboro and Kinston, N.C., 1922-1936, and a native of Ohio. Prior to his work in North Carolina, Canfield served various parishes in Ohio, Minnesota, and New England. In North Carolina he was president of the Anti-Capital Punishment Society and as a member of the State Welfare Society was active in work for the blind. He married Mary Grace Webb in 1891. Canfield died at Woodstock, Vt., 1942.

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The collection includes correspondence, sermons, speeches, and articles by Harry L. Canfield, concerning Universalist church matters, and Canfield's interests in race relations, capital punishment, prison reform, education, birth control, the League of Nations, the blind, and other matters. Correspondents include Frank P. Graham, Lewis E. Laws, Frederick J. Libby, Howard W. Odum, George Ross Pou, Mrs. Myers Sternberger, and Gertrude Weil.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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