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Collection Number: 04400

Collection Title: Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 220 items)
Abstract Willie Snow Ethridge (1900-1983) was a columnist, author of volumes of humorous reminiscences and other works, recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Kentucky and Mercer University, resident of Chatham County, N.C., in the 1960s and 1970s, and wife of Mark Foster Ethridge, editor and publisher of the Louisville "Courier-Journal", 1942-1962. Typescripts of unpublished book-length writings by Ethridge about her husband, Mark Foster Ethridge; newspaper clippings about Ethridge and her husband; items related to the Ethridges' house in Chatham County, N.C.; and about seventy-five letters to Ethridge, including fifty from her husband.
Creator Ethridge, Willie Snow.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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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 Willie Snow Ethridge papers #4400, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mark Ethridge, Jr., Columbia, South Carolina, on behalf of himself, his brother David, and his sister Georgia Ethridge Schneider, in March and October 1984; and from Georgia Ethridge Schneider in August and September 1988.
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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Willie Snow Ethridge (1900-1983) was a columnist, author of volumes of humorous reminiscences and other works, recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Kentucky and Mercer University, resident of Chatham County, N.C., in the 1960s and 1970s, and wife of Mark Foster Ethridge, editor and publisher of the Louisville "Courier-Journal", 1942-1962.

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Typescripts of unpublished book-length writings by Ethridge about her husband, Mark Foster Ethridge; newspaper clippings about Ethridge and her husband; items related to the Ethridges' house in Chatham County, N.C.; and about seventy-five letters to Ethridge, including fifty from her husband.

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Folder 1

"As I Lived and Breathed" #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 1

Folder 2

"Letter to Jenny" #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 2

Folder 3

"Side by Each" #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 3

Folder 4a

"Mark's Time," title page-197 #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 4a

Folder 4b

"Mark's Time," pp. 198-453 #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 4b

Folder 5

Untitled (cover labelled "Dup./Mark Ethridge/Autobiog-Memoirs/Introd. and Chap.I missing") #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 5

Folder 6

Untitled (chapters I-XXXII of an apparent biography of Mark Ethridge) #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 6

Folder 7

Untitled (apparently same as previous item, plus introduction and chapters XXXIII and XXXIV) #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 7

Folder 8

"Cherubic Devil" #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 8

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Other Material About 260 items, 1937-1981, chiefly newspaper clippings about Willie Snow Ethridge and her writings, with some clippings about WSE and her husband; blueprints and other items relating to the Ethridge's house in Chatham County, N.C.; and about seventy-five letters, including about fifty from Mark Foster Ethridge and brief friendly notes from Eleanor Roosevelt (1948, 1950), Lady Byrd Johnson (1965, 1966), and Richard Nixon (1972). #04400, Series: "Willie Snow Ethridge Papers, 1937-1980." Folder 9-23

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