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Collection Number: 05156

Collection Title: Lizzie Weaver Blackwood Freeland Scrapbook and Photographs, 1946-1965

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Size 60 items
Abstract Lizzie Weaver Blackwood Freeland and her husband, Alexander Freeland, lived on a farm in the New Hope Community of Chapel Hill, N.C. They rented out two apartments in their home, mostly to University of North Carolina students and their wives, 1946-1965. The collection includes a scrapbook, 1946-1965, kept by Lizzie Weaver Blackwood Freeland. Each page contains information on a different student to whom the Freelands rented apartments, usually including the student's area of study at the University of North Carolina, hometown, and where he ended up working and living after school. Pages usually include photographs of the students both while they lived with the Freelands and later. There are also birth announcements and newspaper clippings related to the students. Also included are photographs and related items that were in the scrapbook, but not mounted on the pages. Most of the students who lived with the couple in the 1940s were returned World War II veterans. Many of the men were married, and the scrapbook includes information about their wives and the children they had after moving out. Many of the wives were students or worked outside of the home. The students usually resided in the apartments from half a year to two years, but Freeland kept in touch with many of her former lessees for many years.
Creator Freeland, Lizzie Weaver Blackwood.
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 Lizzie Weaver Blackwood Freeland Scrapbook and Photographs #5156, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Louis Freeland of Chapel Hill, N.C., in May 2004 (Acc. 99781).
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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Lizzie Weaver Blackwood Freeland and her husband, Alexander Freeland, lived on a farm in the New Hope Community of Chapel Hill, N.C. They rented out two apartments in their home, mostly to University of North Carolina students and their wives, from 1946 to 1965.

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The collection includes a scrapbook, 1946-1965, kept by Lizzie Weaver Blackwood Freeland of Chapel Hill, N.C. Each page contains information on a different student to whom the Freelands rented apartments, usually including the student's area of study at the University of North Carolina, hometown, and where he ended up working and living after school. Pages usually include photographs of the students both while they lived with the Freelands and later. There are also birth announcements and newspaper clippings related to the students. Also included are photographs and related items that were in the scrapbook, but not mounted on the pages. Most of the students who lived with the couple in the 1940s were returned World War II veterans. Many of the men were married, and the scrapbook includes information about their wives and the children they had after moving out. Many of the wives were students or worked outside of the home. The students usually resided in the apartments from half a year to two years, but Freeland kept in touch with many of her former lessees for many years.

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Contents list

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About 60 items.
Photograph Album PA-5156/1

Scrapbook, 1946-1965 #05156, Series: "Scrapbook and photographs, 1946-1965." PA-5156/1

Image Folder P-5156/1-6

P-5156/1

P-5156/2

P-5156/3

P-5156/4

P-5156/5

P-5156/6

Photographs #05156, Series: "Scrapbook and photographs, 1946-1965." P-5156/1-6

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Separated items include scrapbook (PA-5156) and photographs (P-5156).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nathalie Wheaton, September 2004

Encoded by: Nathalie Wheaton, September 2004

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