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Collection Number: 04320

Collection Title: Nancy Winbon Chase Papers, 1921-1982.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1,250 items)
Abstract Nancy Winbon Chase of Eureka, Wayne County, N.C., chaired the Women's Division of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, 1951-1961, and was the representative from Wayne County in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1962-1978. Subject files, most of which contain either materials from Chase's political campaigns or newspaper clippings about her activities as a state representative, comprise about half of the collection. The remainder consists of typed and handwritten speeches by Chase and letters written to her. With the exception of a few notes from family members, the correspondence almost entirely relates to Chases's public activities, especially speaking engagements. There are also photographs, primarily of Nancy Winbon Chase and at various public functions. Among others photographed with Nancy Winbon Chase are Eleanor Roosevelt, Terry Sanford, and James Hunt.
Creator Chase, Nancy Winbon, 1903-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Nancy Winbon Chase Papers, #4320, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Nancy Winbon Chase of Eureka, N.C., August 1982; received from Ann Humphries of Goldsboro, N.C., November 1982.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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Nancy Winbon Chase of Eureka, Wayne County, N.C., chaired the Women's Division of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, 1951-1961, and was the representative from Wayne County in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1962-1978. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1921 and married John Bryant Chase in 1922.

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Subject files, most of which contain either materials from Chase's political campaigns or newspaper clippings about her activities as a state representative, comprise about half of the collection. The remainder consists of typed and handwritten speeches by Chase and letters written to her. With the exception of a few notes from family members, the correspondence almost entirely relates to Chase's public activities, especially speaking engagements. There are also photographs, primarily of Nancy Winbon Chase and at various public functions. Among others photographed with Nancy Winbon Chase are Eleanor Roosevelt, Terry Sanford, and James Hunt.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1933-1982 and undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Speeches and Writings, circa 1955-1980.

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About 700 items.

Primarily newspaper and magazine clippings, receipts, and pamphlets relating to Nancy Winbon Chase, her political campaigns, the causes for which she worked, and her Sunday school classes.

Folder 26

Campaign materials, 1962 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 26

Folder 27

Campaign materials, 1964 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 27

Folder 28

Campaign materials, 1966 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 28

Folder 29

Campaign materials, 1972 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

Campaign materials, 1974 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 30-31

Folder 32

Canova statue #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 32

Folder 33-34

Folder 33

Folder 34

Devotionals #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 33-34

Folder 35

Family-related materials #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 35

Folder 36-37

Folder 36

Folder 37

Inspirational materials #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 36-37

Folder 38

North Carolina Mental Health Association #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 38

Folder 39

Materials regarding Amendment 1, 1982 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 39

Folder 40

Clippings, 1950s #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 40

Folder 41

Clippings, 1960-1962 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 41

Folder 42

Clippings, 1963 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 42

Folder 43

Clippings, 1964 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 43

Folder 44

Clippings, 1965 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 44

Folder 45

Clippings, 1966 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 45

Folder 46

Clippings, 1967 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 46

Folder 47

Clippings, 1968 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 47

Folder 48

Clippings, 1969 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 48

Folder 49

Clippings, 1970 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 49

Folder 50

Clippings, 1971 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 50

Folder 51

Clippings, 1972 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 51

Folder 52

Clippings, 1973 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 52

Folder 53

Clippings, 1974 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 53

Folder 54

Clippings, 1975 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 54

Folder 55

Clippings, 1976 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 55

Folder 56

Clippings, 1977 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 56

Folder 57

Clippings, 1978 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 57

Folder 58

Clippings, 1979 #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 58

Folder 59

Clippings, 1980s #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 59

Folder 60

Clippings, undated #04320, Series: "3. Subject Files, 1951-1982." Folder 60

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About 120 items.

Chiefly black and white photographs documenting various aspects of Nancy Winbon Chanse's public career.

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Nancy Winbon Chase, circa 1938-1944 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/1

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Nancy Winbon Chase in front of her home, circa 1954 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/1a

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Nancy Winbon Chase, circa 1955-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/2

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Nancy Winbon Chase speaking before the Criteria Club, circa 1955-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/3

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Nancy Winbon Chase as seen on television, circa 1955-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/4-5

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Nancy Winbon Chase and R. Flake Shaw, North Carolina Farm Bureau meeting, circa 1953-1958 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/6

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Nancy Winbon Chase and Ruth Cherry, North Carolina Farm Bureau meeting, circa 1953-1958 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/7

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Nancy Winbon Chase and others at various North Carolina Farm Bureau functions, circa 1953-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/8-17

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Eleanor Roosevelt addressing Nancy Winbon Chase and others, United Nations, New York, circa 1953-1958 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/18

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Nancy Winbon Chase, Tom Strickland, and Lindsay Warren, Junior, circa 1955-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/19

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Nancy Winbon Chase and others (some identified on versos), North Carolina Farm Bureau events, circa 1955-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/20-23

Photographer: Archie Henderson, Raleigh, N.C.

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Nancy Winbon Chase and others, Farm Bureau events, circa 1955-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/24-25

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Nancy Winbon Chase and other members of the North Carolina Council of Women's Organizations, Chapel Hill, N.C., circa 1958-1960 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/26-28

Photographer: Leo Rosenthal, New York, N.Y.

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Terry Sanford speaking before school children in Wayne County, N.C., 1963 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/29-30

Nancy Winbon Chase is seated on stage behind him.

Photographer: L. M. Burchette, Raleigh, N.C.

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Nancy Winbon Chase and other members of Beta Sigma Phi at their Ritual of Jewels ceremony, Goldsboro, N.C., 1963 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/31

Photographer: Bill Futrelle, Goldsboro, N.C.

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Nancy Winbon Chase at her first legislative session, Raleigh, N.C., 1963 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/32-34

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Nancy Winbon Chase and Clifford Blue, 1963 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/35

Photographer: Cranford Studio, Siler City, N.C.

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Nancy Winbon Chase shaking hands with Terry Sanford, 1963 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/36

Photographer: Cranford Studio, Siler City, N.C.

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Nancy Winbon Chase and other members of Beta Sigma Phi, 1964 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/37

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Nancy Winbon Chase and others at home of Gertrude Weil, circa 1964 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/38

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Snapshots of Nancy Winbon Chase and others at various functions, including a meeting of the North Carolina Mental Health Association, circa 1964-1966 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/39-44

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Nancy Winbon Chase and others at a meeting of the Committee on the Status of Women, Southern Pines, N.C., 1966 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/45

Photographer: Valerie Nicholson, Southern Pines, N.C.

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Nancy Winbon Chase receiving Farm Bureau and Mental Health Association awards, 1967 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/46-47

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Nancy Winbon Chase and other North Carolina congresswomen, circa 1967 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/48-49

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Nancy Winbon Chase and her roommate at the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Ill., 1968 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/50

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North Carolina legislature, circa 1968 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/51

Nancy Winbon Chase is at center of picture.

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Outdoor interview of several women conducted by Betty Elliot of WRAL-TV, Raleigh, N.C., circa 1966-1970 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/52

Nancy Winbon Chase is seated, far right.

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Nancy Winbon Chase and other members of the North Carolina Land Use Congress, annual meeting, 1970 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/53

Photographer: Frank H. Jeter, Burlington, N.C.

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Nancy Winbon Chase, 1971 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/54

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Nancy Winbon Chase speaking at Fremont, N.C., Army Base, 1972 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/55-56

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Nancy Winbon Chase and Clyde Erwin at Wayne Community College, 1973 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/57

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Nancy Winbon Chase and Ernest Pascal, 1973 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/58

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Nancy Winbon Chase and others posing with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base near Goldsboro, N.C., 1976 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/59

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Nancy Winbon Chase in the legislature, circa 1977 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/60

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Nancy Winbon Chase and unidentified man, 1977 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/61

Photographer: Harold Moon

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Nancy Winbon Chase, possibly at meeting of Johnston County (N.C.) Democratic Women, 1979 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/62-63

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Nancy Winbon Chase with Carolyn Hunt and others at meeting, 1979 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/64

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Nancy Winbon Chase with James Hunt and others, 1980 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/65

Image is inscribed: "Love to Miss Nancy--Carolyn Hunt."

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Nancy Winbon Chase on the occasion of her retirement from the Board of Directors of the Wayne County Mental Health Association, 1982 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/66

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Nancy Winbon Chase in her office, in the legislature, talking with people, 1974 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/67-79

Series of images originally filed with 1974 campaign materials

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Publicity stills of Nancy Winbon Chase taken for Tarheel Magazine, circa 1975 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/80-82

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Nancy Winbon Chase with James and Carolyn Hunt and other at the governor's mansion in Raleigh, N.C., circa 1976-1982 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/83

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Nancy Winbon Chase, James Hunt, and members of the North Carolina Democratic Women's Organization, 1976 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/83a

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Nancy Winbon Chase posing with various other people, mostly unidentified, circa 1970-1980 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/84-86

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Nancy Winbon Chase teaching adult Sunday school class, circa 1975-1980 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/87

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Nancy Winbon Chase and unidentified group of people, evidently celebrating a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, circa 1976-1980 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/88

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Shipment of Antonio Canova's statue of George Washington to Raleigh, N.C., for installment in the state capitol, circa 1967 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/89-97

Series of images originally filed with Canova statue materials, Folder 32.

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Unidentified man, possibly John Bryant Chase, circa 1945-1955 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/98

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Unidentified man, possibly one of Nancy Winbon Chase's sons, circa 1946-1956 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/99

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Partially identified or unidentified pictures of children #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/100-107

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Nancy Winbon Chase's Sunday school class in Eureka, N.C., circa 1960-1965 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/108

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Birthday cake featuring the North Carolina state seal, circa 1960-1980 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/109

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Pictures of assorted plaques and certificates received by Nancy Winbon Chase, circa 1981 #04320, Series: "5. Photographs" P-4320/110-118

Includes a typed list of the plaques' inscriptions.

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Photographs (PF-4320/1-7).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, November 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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