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Collection Number: 04415

Collection Title: Leonard Earl Fields Papers, 1927-1984

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Leonard Earl Fields was born in 1897 in Kinston, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina for his undergraduate degree, 1917-1921, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1929. He married Sarah Beckton Stanley in 1924. Fields became a practicing physician in 1930 in Chapel Hill, N.C. He served as an examining physician for the Selective Service System in Orange County, N.C., during World War II. Fields died in September 1984. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and other papers. The bulk of the letters are from the Fields' tenant farmer and have information pertaining to the family farm in Kinston, N.C., including weather, planting schedules, and finances. There are photographs of Leonard and Sarah Fields, as well as a photograph of the 1957 University of North Carolina men's basketball team arriving home after winning the NCAA championship game. The photograph shows Sarah Fields holding a flag in the center of the welcoming crowd. There are also financial records, newspaper clippings, and other items.
Creator Fields, Leonard Earl.
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 Leonard Earl Fields Papers #4415, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the estate of Leonard Earl Fields, Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 1985 (Acc. 85036).
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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Leonard Earl Fields was born on 20 June 1897 in Kinston, N.C. He attended the University of North Carolina for his undergraduate degree, 1917-1921, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1929. He married Sarah Beckton Stanley in 1924. Fields became a practicing physician in 1930 in Chapel Hill, N.C. He served as an examining physician for the Selective Service System in Orange County, N.C., during World War II. Fields died on 19 September 1984.

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The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and other papers of physician Leonard Earl Fields of Chapel Hill, N.C. The bulk of the letters are from the Fields' tenant farmer and have information pertaining to the family farm in Kinston, N.C., including weather, planting schedules, and finances. There are photographs of Leonard and Sarah Fields as well as a photograph of the 1957 University of North Carolina men's basketball team arriving home after winning the NCAA championship game. The photograph shows Sarah Fields holding a flag in the center of the welcoming crowd. There are also financial records, newspaper clippings, and other items.

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Contents list

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About 200 items.
Folder 1

1927-1972 #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 1

Bulk of the letters are from the Fields' tenant farmer, who discusses the news on the farm including finances, the weather, and planting schedules.

Folder 2

1973-1981 #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 2

Bulk of the letters are from the Fields' tenant farmer, who discusses the news on the farm including finances, the weather, and planting schedules.

Folder 3

Miscellaneous and undated #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 3

Bulk of the letters are from the Fields' tenant farmer, who discusses the news on the farm including finances, the weather, and planting schedules.

Folder 4

Diplomas #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 4

Post graduate diplomas and other certificates of Leonard Fields.

Folder 5

Farm Account #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 5

Invoices, financial records, correspondence, and other papers relating specifically to the Fields' family farm in Kinston, N.C. The letters discuss problems on the farm such as supplies and planting schedules for tobacco and cotton.

Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings, 1930-1984 #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 6

Folder 7

Birthday Book #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 7

Names, numbers, addresses, and birthdays of the Fields' acquaintances.

Folder 8

Other Papers, 1942-1973 #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." Folder 8

Financial records, notes, and contact lists.

Image Folder P-4415/1

Photographs #04415, Series: "Papers, 1927-1984." P-4415/1

Individual, group, and snapshot photographs of Leonard and Sarah Fields. Included are a baby photograph, photographs from their travels, and a photograph of Leonard with his University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine classmates, circa 1925-1927. There is also a photograph of the 1957 University of North Carolina men's basketball team arriving home after winning the NCAA championship game, which shows Sarah Fields holding a flag in the center of the welcoming crowd.

1957 University of North Carolina men's basketball team arriving home after the winning NCAA championship game

1957 UNC men's basketball team arriving home after winning the NCAA championship game

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Processing Information

Processed by: Mitchell Ducey and Kathryn Roth, August 1985 and October 2007

Encoded by: Kathryn Roth, October 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2009

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