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Collection Number: 00177

Collection Title: Charles L. Coon Papers, 1775-1931

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Size 6.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4,300 items)
Abstract Educator, educational historian, and child labor reformer Charles L. Coon taught in Lincoln County and Charlotte, N.C., and served as superintendent of schools in Salisbury, N.C., 1903; as superintendent of African American normal schools in North Carolina, 1904-1906; as chief clerk of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 1907; and as superintendent of schools in Wilson and Wilson County, N.C., 1907-1927. Correspondence and writings include material related to Coon's work as an educator and education reformer, including his efforts to improve education for African Americans, especially regarding funding and teacher training. Topics in education include curricula; the establishment of a school for the mentally handicapped; adoption of textbooks; teacher training, certification, and evaluation; farm life schools; legislation for mandatory school terms; professional ethics; school athletics; school financing; and Coon's work for the Bureau of Information of the Southern Education Board, the North Carolina Teachers Assembly, North Carolina African American normal schools, and the schools of Salisbury, N.C., and Wilson County, N.C. Also included are materials about child labor reform; social services; Coon's work with the North Carolina Child Labor Committee and the Wilson Welfare League; pacifism and peace movements; juvenile crime, especially as it relates to illiteracy; and the establishment of a tuberculosis hospital for African Americans. Prominent correspondents include Booker T. Washington, Charles Brantley Aycock, Clarence Poe, A. J. McKelway, and Claude Kitchin. Educational materials include collected articles on education; notes on the history of education; and subject files on various topics in education, information about North Carolina schools and teachers, and teaching and testing materials. In addition, there are documents pertaining to Coon's historical research, especially the educational history of North Carolina; materials regarding residents of Mecklenburg County, N.C., 1775-1874; and clipping files, chiefly related to education.
Creator Coon, Charles L. (Charles Lee), 1868-1927.
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 Charles L. Coon Papers #177, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received of Carrie Sparger Coon in the 1930s and 1970s.
Additional Descriptive Resources
Index to personal names, corporate names, places, and subjects that appear in the collection, and a bibliography of Charles L. Coon's writings. These guides, produced during earlier processing projects, can assist the researcher with locating materials in the collection, especially Series 1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials; and Series 4. Clippings.
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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Charles Lee Coon (1868-1927) was an educator, educational historian, and child labor reformer. Born 25 December 1868 near Lincolnton, N.C., Coon was the eldest of nine children of David A. Coon and Frances (Hovis) Coon. The family was of German ancestry and the name Coon was originally spelled Kuhn. Coon joined the Lutheran Church at age twelve and attended the neighborhood schools and Concordia College in Conover, N.C. He edited the Lincoln Democrat, 1895-1896, and was a journalist for the Charlotte Observer, 1896-1899. In the 1890s, he also taught school in Lincolnton, at Concordia College, and in Charlotte, N.C. While in Charlotte, he was engaged in historical research for Daniel A. Tomkin's History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte: From 1740 to 1903. Coon was married to Carrie Louise Sparger of Mount Airy, N.C., on 21 October 1903. They had three children: Frances Elizabeth, Mary Moore, and Charles Lee Coon.

Coon served as superintendent of schools in Salisbury 1899-1903, and in 1903 went to Knoxville, Tenn., to do publicity work for the Southern Education Board, editing 20 issues of Southern Education. From 1904 to 1906, he acted as superintendent of North Carolina African American normal schools, and during 1907 was chief clerk in the office of the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction. In 1907, Coon moved to Wilson, N.C., and remained there as a public school administrator for the rest of his life, serving as superintendent of Wilson City Schools, 1907-1927, and as superintendent of Wilson County Schools, 1913-1927. He was president of the Wilson Welfare League in 1914; secretary of the North Carolina Child Labor Committee, 1906-1916, president of the North Carolina Teachers Assembly in 1911, and was a member of the editorial board of the North Carolina Historical Review, 1924-1927. He authored numerous newspaper and magazine articles, addresses, teachers' manuals, and was the editor of educational documents published as The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina, 1790-1840, and North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840. He received the LL. D. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1926 and was president-elect of the State Literary and Historical Association of North Carolina when he died on 23 December 1927.

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The collection contains correspondence, writings, biographical materials, educational materials, historical research and related materials, and clippings.

Sample item:

Letter from Booker T. Washington to Charles L. Coon, 23 May 1914, regarding Coon's request for guidence in establishing a tuberculosis hospital for African Americans in Wilson, N.C., Folder 47.

letter

Correspondence and writings include material about Coon's work as an educator and education reformer. Materials relate to Coon's efforts to improve education for African Americans, particularly regarding funding and teacher training. Topics in education include curricula; the establishment of a school for the mentally handicapped; adoption of textbooks; teacher training, certification, and evaluation; farm life schools; legislation for mandatory school terms; professional ethics; school athletics; school financing; and Coon's work for the Bureau of Information of the Southern Education Board, the North Carolina Teachers Assembly, North Carolina African American normal schools, and the schools of Salisbury, N.C., and Wilson County, N.C. Also included are materials about child labor reform; social services; Coon's work with the North Carolina Child Labor Committee and the Wilson Welfare League; pacifism and peace movements; juvenile crime, especially as it relates to illiteracy; and the establishment of a tuberculosis hospital for African Americans. Prominent correspondents include Booker T. Washington, Charles Brantley Aycock, Clarence Poe, A. J. McKelway, and Claude Kitchin. Also of note are letters and clippings related to Coon's controversial 1909 address, "Public Taxation and Negro Schools," given at the Twelfth Conference for Education in the South in Atlanta, Ga. Biographical information on Coon is also included as is a bibliography of Coon's writings, speeches, and addresses.

Educational materials include collected articles on education; notes on the history of education; information about North Carolina schools and teachers; book lists; and subject files on topics such as textbook adoption, anti-hookworm campaigns, and teachers' duties. Teaching and testing materials include sample lesson plans, copies of tests, outlines, Coon's suggestions for teaching various subjects, and other items used in the training of teachers. Scrapbooks are of clippings, images, and stories used by Coon as teaching tools.

Historical research and related materials collected by Coon in his research on North Carolina history include transcribed excerpts, copies of documents, and notes from Colonial Records, State Records, Laws of North Carolina, and various North Carolina newspapers on such topics as education, religion, Germans in North Carolina, slave codes, the establishment of North Carolina common schools, the Literary Fund, textbooks, institutes, and the administration of State Superintendent Calvin H. Wiley. Also included are documents created by residents of Mecklenburg County, N.C., probably collected while Coon was engaged in research for Daniel A. Tompkins's History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte: From 1740 to 1903.

Clippings are of newspaper articles concerning Coon's activities and interests, primarily regarding education, child labor reform, juvenile crime, and peace movements in North Carolina, including articles authored by him. There are also clippings of responses to addresses given by Coon, namely "The Need of a Constructive Educational Policy for North Carolina" and "Public Taxation and Negro Schools." Also included are a few scattered broadsides and pamphlets.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928.

About 2,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence is professional in nature and focuses primarily on Charles L. Coon's involvement in education and child labor reform. Interfiled with correspondence are writings on related topics. Prominent correspondents include Booker T. Washington, Charles Brantley Aycock, Clarence Poe, A. J. McKelway, and Claude Kitchin.

Topics in education include the education of African Americans, especially the betterment of North Carolina African American normal schools and the proposed racial division of school funds; curricula; the establishment of a school for the mentally handicapped; adoption of textbooks; teacher training, certification, and evaluation; farm life schools; legislation for mandatory school terms; professional ethics; school athletics; school financing; the history of education; courts and school support; statistical research on southern education; libraries; tests and measurements; college English; educational campaigns in Louisiana and Tennessee; Coon's connection with schools in Franklinton and Wilson, N.C., in the 1850s; adult illiteracy; and Wake Forrest summer school. Materials also reflect Coon's work as the superintendent of schools in Salisbury, N.C., 1899-1903; head of the Bureau of Information of the Southern Education Board in 1903; superintendent of North Carolina African American normal schools, 1904-1906; president of the North Carolina Teachers Assembly in 1911; and superintendent of Wilson city schools, 1907-1927, and of Wilson County schools, 1913-1927. Materials from 1909 relate to Coon's controversial address, "Public Taxation and Negro Schools," given at the Twelfth Conference for Education in the South in Atlanta, Ga.

Topics in child labor reform include Coon's activity in campaigns for state regulation, such as his work as secretary of the North Carolina Child Labor Committee, 1906-1916, associate member of the National Child Labor Committee, and his support of the bill to establish the Federal Children's Bureau. There are also related materials on working conditions in mills, especially in Reidsville, N.C., filed among 1911 materials.

Other topics discussed include public health, especially the founding and financing of the Negro Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Wilson, N.C., 1912-1917; pacifism and peace movements; historical research; juvenile crime, especially as it relates to illiteracy; racial prejudice; welfare work, especially with the Wilson Welfare League, of which Coon was president in 1914; Coon's wartime experience as chaplain for the United States Army; national defense; evolution; tax reform; and transportation.

The digitized indexes and bibliography referred to in Additional Descriptive Resources above can be used to locate materials in this and other series. For a more detailed folder list, refer to the original finding aid for this collection in Folder 1.

Folder 1

Biographical materials #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 1

Includes a copy of the original finding aid for this collection, biographical data on Charles L. Coon, and a bibliography of Coon's writings.

Folder 26

Correspondence and writings, 1903-1905 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 26

Folder 27

Correspondence and writings, 1906-1908 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 27

Folder 28

Correspondence and writings, 1909 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 28

Included is material related to Charles L. Coon's controversial address, "Public Taxation and Negro Schools," given at the Twelfth Conference for Education in the South in Atlanta, Ga. The address presented statistics demonstrating that African American education was not a burden on white tax payers and also commented on what impact the proposed racial division of school funds would have on African American education.

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Folder 30

Correspondence and writings, 1910 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 29-30

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Correspondence and writings, 1911 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 31-36

Includes address given by Charles L. Coon as president of the North Carolina Teachers Assembly on "The Need of a Constructive Educational Policy for North Carolina."

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Correspondence and writings, 1912 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 37-41

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Correspondence and writings, 1913 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 42-45

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Folder 47

Correspondence and writings, 1914 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 46-47

Folder 48-50

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Correspondence and writings, 1915 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 48-50

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Folder 53

Correspondence and writings, 1916 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 51-53

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Correspondence and writings, 1917 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 54-56

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Folder 58

Correspondence and writings, 1918 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 57-58

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Correspondence and writings, 1919 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 59-61

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Correspondence and writings, 1920 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 62-65

Folder 66

Correspondence and writings, 1921 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 66

Folder 67

Correspondence and writings, 1922 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 67

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Correspondence and writings, 1923 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 68-69

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Correspondence and writings, 1924 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 70-71

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Correspondence and writings, 1925 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 72-75

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Correspondence and writings, 1926 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 76-82

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Folder 87

Correspondence and writings, 1927 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 83-87

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Folder 89

Correspondence and writings, 1928 #00177, Series: "1. Correspondence, Writings, and Biographical Materials, 1903-1928." Folder 88-89

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About 1800 items.

Arrangement: By subject and material type.

Educational material includes collected articles on education; notes on the history of education; information about North Carolina schools and teachers; book lists; and subject files on topics such as textbook adoption, anti-hookworm campaigns, and teachers' duties. Teaching and testing materials include sample lesson plans, copies of tests, outlines, Charles L. Coon's suggestions for teaching various subjects, and other items used in the training of teachers. Scrapbooks are of clippings, images, and stories used by Coon as teaching tools.

Note that most of these files were removed from their original binders, with the original contents and arrangement preserved. The digitized indexes and bibliography referred to in Additional Descriptive Resources above can be used to locate materials in this and other series.

Folder 25

"Declaration against Illiteracy" drafts and other materials #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 25

Includes information on schools in Wilson, N.C., and Locke Township, Rowan County, N.C.

Folder 90

Notes and writings on North Carolina educational and social history #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 90

Folder 93

Copies of magazine articles, primarily on education, 1917-1926 #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 93

Folder 94

Social service in Wilson County, N.C., 1910-1914 #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 94

Folder 95

Textbook adoption, 1916-1917 #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 95

Includes mostly newspaper clippings

Folder 96

List of North Carolina teachers, circa 1896 #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 96

Folder 97

Evaluation of teachers #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 97

Folder 98-99

Folder 98

Folder 99

School administration in Wilson County, N.C., 1913-1917 #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 98-99

Includes topics such as attendance, anti-hookworm campaign, school census, school terms, "moonlight schools," teachers' duties, and taxes.

Folder 100

High school organization, Wilson County, N.C., 1927-1928 #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 100

Folder 101-103

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Folder 103

Book lists and library materials, 1920's #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 101-103

Folder 104-106

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Folder 105

Folder 106

Supplementary books, 1926? #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 104-106

Folder 107

Teaching and testing materials, 1911-1917? #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 107

Folder 108-112

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Folder 112

Testing materials, 1920s #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 108-112

Includes some standardized tests, information on teaching Latin, and results of the Sheboygan percentage test.

Folder 113-114

Folder 113

Folder 114

Teaching and testing materials: Arithmetic #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 113-114

Folder 115-118

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Folder 118

Teaching materials: History, geography, and current events. #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 115-118

Folder 119

Teaching materials: Bible study #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 119

Folder 120

Teaching materials: English #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 120

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Teaching materials: Reading and language #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 121-131

Folder 132-133

Folder 132

Folder 133

Teaching materials: Spelling #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 132-133

Folder 134-138

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Teaching materials: Other #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 134-138

Includes suggestions by Charles L. Coon on teaching of spelling, history, current events, reading, science, and health. Also included are sample lesson plans and information on supervision and teachers homes.

Folder 139

Teacher examinations, 1909, 1913, 1917 #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 139

Includes "An Exhibit of Wilson County Teachers' Errors in English, 1924-1925"

Folder 163

Scrapbook, 1897-1898 (formerly Volume 2) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 163

Scrapbook of examples of bad grammar and diction made while Charles L. Coon was living in Lincolnton, N.C., and Charlotte, N.C. Also included are thoughts on the status of the teaching profession.

Folder 164

Scrapbook, 1900 (formerly Volume 3) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 164

"Little People of Other Lands"; contains clipped pictures of people from various parts of the world with a few stories and poems.

Folder 165-166

Folder 165

Folder 166

Scrapbooks, 1900-1901 (formerly Volumes 4 and 5) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 165-166

Two notebooks with clipped poems and stories for children.

Folder 167

"Teachers' meetings" scrapbook, 1901-1902 (formerly Volume 6) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 167

Contains book lists for libraries and teachers, and advertisements of various publishing companies.

Folder 168

Notebook, 1902-1903 (formerly Volume 7) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 168

Includes information on a course of study and textbooks Charles L. Coon drew up while Superintendent of Salisbury Public Schools. Also includes notations on work of teachers at institutes in 1904 at Elizabeth City, N.C., and Onslow County, N.C.

Folder 169

Scrapbook, 1905-1907 (formerly Volume 8) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 169

Contains magazine and newspaper clippings on various aspects of teaching and education.

Folder 174

Notebook, 1918-1919 (formerly Volume 13) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 174

A study of the World Speller, made by Wilson, N.C., city and county teachers in an attempt to improve the quality of teaching spelling and phonetics.

Folder 175

Notebook, 1927 (formerly Volume 14) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 175

Charles L. Coon's roll book at Wake Forrest Summer School.

Folder 177

Arithmetic book, 1862 (formerly Volume 16) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." Folder 177

Includes a note from Charles L. Coon saying that this manuscript was copied from a Warrenton school boy.

Volume V-177/1-2

V-177/1

V-177/2

Scrapbooks: Clippings and pictures on North Carolina history, especially Mecklenburg County (formerly Volumes 18-19). #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." V-177/1-2

Volume V-177/3

Scrapbooks: Clippings and pictures on the Spanish-American War (formerly Volume 20) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." V-177/3

Volume V-177/4

Scrapbooks: Clippings and pictures on the Spanish-American War and American and English Victorian writers (formerly Volume 21) #00177, Series: "2. Educational Materials, 1896-1928." V-177/4

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About 800 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Material collected by Charles L. Coon in his research on North Carolina history, including transcribed excerpts, copies of documents, and notes from Colonial Records, State Records, Laws of North Carolina, and various North Carolina newspapers on such topics as education, religion, Germans in North Carolina, slave codes, the establishment of North Carolina common schools, the Literary Fund, textbooks, institutes, and the administration of State Superintendent Calvin H. Wiley. Also included are manuscripts documents created by residents of Mecklenburg County, N.C., probably collected while Coon was engaged in research for Daniel A. Tompkins's History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte: From 1740 to 1903, and several volumes and photographs.

The digitized indexes and bibliography referred to in Additional Descriptive Resources above can be used to locate materials in this and other series. For a more detailed folder list, see the original finding aid in Folder 1 of this collection.

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Folder 24

Historical research materials #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 2-24

Material collected by Charles L. Coon in his research on North Carolina history, including transcribed excerpts, copies of documents, and notes from Colonial Records, State Records, Laws of North Carolina, and various North Carolina newspapers on such topics as education, religion, Germans in North Carolina, slave codes, the establishment of North Carolina common schools, the Literary Fund, textbooks, institutes, and the administration of State Superintended Calvin H. Wiley.

Folder 91

Notes on Germans in North Carolina, undated #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 91

Folder 92

Notes and draft of article on Germans in North Carolina and German names, undated #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 92

Folder 140

Documents from Mecklenburg County, N.C., 1775-1854 #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 140

Folder 141

Documents, 1790-1853 #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 141

Folder 142

Documents: Harris Family, 1815-1851 #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 142

Folder 143

Documents: Gilbert Cowles, 1836-1839 #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 143

Folder 144

Documents: A. Hamilton Martin, 1847, 1868-1874 #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 144

Folder 162

Ledger: General merchandise, of John S. Davis, Spring Cove, N.C., 1850-1859 (formerly Volume 1) #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 162

Folder 176

New Jerusalem Church Record, 1766-1874 (formerly Volume 15) #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 176

Records of a Lutheran church, originally in Rowan, later in Davie County, N.C.

Folder 178

The Catechism of Health Translated from the German of Doctor Faust, by Thomas Henderson, 1812 (formerly Volume 17) #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." Folder 178

Image Folder P-177/1

Photographs #00177, Series: "3. Historical research and other materials, 1775-1910s." P-177/1

Includes photographs of T. J. Holton, R. H. Morrison, the tombstone of Grizie Polk, and unidentified men

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Clippings, 1841-1931.

About 600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Clippings of newspaper articles concerning Charles L. Coon's activities and interests, primarily regarding education, child labor reform, juvenile crime, and peace movements in North Carolina, including articles authored by him. There are also clippings of responses to addresses given by Coon, chiefly "The Need of a Constructive Educational Policy for North Carolina" and "Public Taxation and Negro Schools." Also included are a few scattered broadsides and pamphlets and a bibliography of Coon's writings, many of which can be found chronologically filed in these clipping files. Note that there are also clippings in the Educational Materials series, in scrapbooks put together by Coon as instructional tools.

The digitized indexes and bibliography referred to in Additional Descriptive Resources above can be used to locate materials in this and other series.

Folder 145

Bibliography and clippings #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 145

Contains a copy of a self-bibliography made by Charles L. Coon in 1926. Many of the writings listed can be found either in these clipping files or filed chronologically among correspondence. Also included are clippings on the establishment of various schools, 1841-1885.

Folder 146

Clippings, 1894, 1897 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 146

Folder 147

Clippings, 1898-1899 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 147

Folder 148

Clippings, 1900-1908 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 148

Folder 149

Clippings, 1909 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 149

Includes articles published in response to Charles L. Coon's address at the 12th Conference for Education in the South, "Public Taxation and Negro Schools."

Folder 150

Clippings, 1910 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 150

Folder 151

Clippings, 1911 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 151

Folder 152

Clippings, 1912 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 152

Folder 153

Clippings, 1913 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 153

Folder 154

Clippings, 1914 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 154

Folder 155

Clippings, 1917-1918 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 155

Folder 156

Clippings, 1919 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 156

Folder 157

Clippings, 1920-1923 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 157

Folder 158

Clippings, 1924-1925 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 158

Folder 159

Clippings, 1926 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 159

Folder 160

Clippings, 1927, 1930-1931 #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 160

Folder 161

Clippings, undated #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 161

Folder 170

Scrapbook, 1910-1916 (formerly Volume 9) #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 170

Contains clippings on child labor reform in North Carolina and on the activity of the North Carolina Child Labor Committee.

Folder 171

Scrapbook, 1910-1911 (formerly Volume 10) #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 171

Contains clippings on juvenile crime in North Carolina.

Folder 172

Scrapbook, 1911 (formerly Volume 11) #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 172

Contains clippings that comment on Charles L. Coon's address before the North Carolina Teachers Assembly, "The Need of a Constructive Educational Policy for North Carolina."

Folder 173

Scrapbook, 1916-1917 (formerly Volume 12) #00177, Series: "4. Clippings, 1841-1931." Folder 173

Contains clippings of Charles L. Coon's reports to the local press on Wilson County, N.C., school news.

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