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Collection Number: 03740

Collection Title: Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965.

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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 13.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10,000 items)
Abstract Vance Peacock Dykers of Jacksonville, Fla., was an amateur genealogist interested in the Peacock family of North Carolina and Georgia and related lines. The collection includes genealogical material including data, charts, compilations, and correspondence, 1920-1965, created and acquired by Dykers in her research.
Creator Dykers, Vance Peacock.
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 Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, #3740, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Partial microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Vance Peacock Dykers of Jacksonville, Fla., April 1966.
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.

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Vance Peacock Dykers of Jacksonville, Fla., was an amateur genealogist interested in the Peacock family and related lines. She was married to John R. Dykers.

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The collection includes genealogical material concerning the Peacock family of North Carolina and Georgia, and related Pittman, Applewhite, Pleasant, Woordard, O'Berry, Harris, Bailey, Gay, and May lines including data, charts, compilations, and correspondence, 1920-1965, of Vance Peacock Dykers.

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Contents list

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Arrangement: original order of folders kept intact as far as possible.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Folder 1a

Box 1-2

Box 1

Box 2

Genealogical correspondence and data #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 1-2

Includes pedigree chart forms, correspondence with family members and professional genealogists and librarians, occasional pamphlets and booklets, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials. Materials concern the Peacock family and related Pittman, Applewhite, Pleasant, Woordard, O'Berry, Harris, Bailey, Gay, and May lines.

Box 3

Compilations #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 3

Includes notes and reports on genealogical topics, primarily the Peacock family and descendants, compiled by Mrs. Vance Peacock Dykers and others.

Miscellaneous records and mixed materials #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 3

Includes book orders and correspondence with book dealers and librarians; unused pedigree charts; records and copies of records of marriage, land grants and deeds, wills, war and pension, United States Census, and others; maps; six reels microfilm; small printing plate; and other materials.

Box 4-5

Box 4

Box 5

Correspondence #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 4-5

Arrangement: Alphabetical by name of correspondent.

Correspondence of Vance Peacock Dykers chiefly of the late 1950s with some items from 1942-1961. Few charts and data sheets attached to the letters. Interspersed are several folders marked by name of branch of family that include some data, clippings, and correspondence.

Box 6

Geographic files #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 6

Arrangement: by state

Chiefly correspondence, charts, data, and notes collected connected to North Carolina and Georgia, but also including other Southern states, California, Connecticut, Indiana, and others.

Box 7

Miscellaneous genealogical papers #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 7

Miscellaneous folders and genealogical correspondence.

Printed material and clippings #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 7

Volumes #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." Box 7

Includes History of Pulaski and Bleckley Counties Georgia, 1808-1956 (1957), The Paycockes of Coggeshall (1920), One Dozen Pre-Revolutionary War Families of Eastern North Carolina and Some of their Descendants (1958), and Magazine of American History (1893).

Image Folder PF-3740/1-3

PF-3740/1

PF-3740/2

PF-3740/3

Photographs #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." PF-3740/1-3

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3740/1

Oversize photographs #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." OP-PF-3740/1

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-3740/1

Genealogical charts #03740, Series: "Vance Peacock Dykers Papers, 1920-1965." X-OPF-3740/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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.

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