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Collection Number: 05398

Collection Title: Charles C. Haynes Papers, 1921-2001

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract Charles C. Haynes Jr. was born in Durham, N.C., in 1921. He attended Duke University, where he played in the 1942 Rose Bowl held in Durham. Haynes left Duke to serve as a lieutenant with the 88th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for his service in North Africa and Italy. After the war, Haynes opened the Saddle Club Inc., later known as the Saddle and Fox Restaurant, in Durham. He was a certified executive chef and president of Whitt-Haynes Construction, later the Charles C. Haynes Jr. Construction Company. He died in Durham in 1994. The collection consists of materials relating to Charles C. Haynes Jr. A 1939 diary contains entries from Haynes's time at Duke University as a student athlete. Correspondence is chiefly between Haynes and his parents during his deployment to North Africa and Italy during World War II with the 88th Infantry Division of the United States Army. Letters document homefront and military life, including mention of Haynes's interactions with African American soldiers. A notebook contains Haynes's personal recollections of service in World War II. Photographs are chiefly portraits of Haynes during World War II in Italy, but also include images of the Saddle and Fox Restaurant, groups of family members, Boy Scout photographs, and horseback riding. There are also military records, including separation and discharge papers and award notifications for the Silver Medal and the Purple Heart; receipts, probably related to the opening of the Saddle and Fox Restaurant; clippings and printed materials related to Haynes; medals, badges, and an Eagle Scout sash; and other items.
Creator Haynes, Charles C., 1921-1994.
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 C. Haynes Papers #5398, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Patsy Z. Ashby of Durham, N.C., in June 2008 and December 2008 (Acc. 100967 and 101053).
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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Charles C. Haynes Jr. was born in Durham, N.C., on 5 December 1921. The Haynes family operated riding stables the Durham Livery Stables and Hillandale Stables in Durham, N.C. He attended Duke University, where he was a riding instructor and a member of the football team, playing in the historic 1942 Rose Bowl held in Durham. Haynes left Duke to serve in 88th Infantry Division of the United States Army during World War II. As a lieutenant, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for his service in North Africa and Italy. After the war, he opened the Saddle Club Inc., later known as the Saddle and Fox Restaurant, in Durham. He was a certified executive chef and president of the Whitt-Haynes Construction, later the Charles C. Haynes Jr. Construction Company. He married Jane Barry in the 1950s. They had three children: Charles C. Haynes III, a religious studies professor; John Barry Haynes, a professor and sports coach; and Wendy Jackson Haynes Conner, a university drama instructor. Haynes married twice more and spent his final years with companion Patsy Z. Ashby. He died in Durham on 20 January 1994.

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The collection consists of materials relating to Charles C. Haynes Jr. of Durham, N.C. A 1939 diary contains entries from Haynes's time at Duke University as a student athlete. Correspondence is chiefly between Haynes and his parents during his deployment to North Africa and Italy during World War II with the 88th Infantry Division of the United States Army. Letters document homefront and military life, including mention of Haynes's interactions with African American soldiers. A notebook contains Haynes's personal recollections of service in World War II. Photographs are chiefly portraits of Haynes during World War II in Italy, but also include images of the Saddle and Fox Restaurant, groups of family members, Boy Scout photographs, and horseback riding. There are also military records, including separation and discharge papers and award notifications for the Silver Medal and the Purple Heart; receipts, probably related to the opening of the Saddle and Fox Restaurant; clippings and printed materials related to Haynes; medals, badges, and an Eagle Scout sash; and other items.

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Contents list

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About 150 items.
Folder 1-4

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1942-1978 #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." Folder 1-4

Correspondence chiefly between Charles C. Haynes Jr. and his parents during Haynes's deployment to North Africa and Italy during World War II. Military life and the homefront are documented, including mention of Haynes's interactions with African American soldiers during World War II.

Folder 5

Diary, 1939 #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." Folder 5

Entries relating to Charles C. Haynes Jr.'s time at Duke University as a student athlete.

Folder 6

Notebook #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." Folder 6

Personal recollections of Charles C. Haynes Jr.'s service in World War II.

Folder 7

Other papers #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." Folder 7

Charles C. Haynes Jr.'s separation and discharge papers from the army and award notifications for the Silver Medal and the Purple Heart. Also included are receipts, probably related to the opening of the Saddle and Fox Restaurant.

Image Folder PF-5398/1-2

PF-5398/1

PF-5398/2

Photographs #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." PF-5398/1-2

Chiefly portraits of Haynes during World War II in Italy. Also included are photographs of the Saddle and Fox Restaurant, groups of family members, Boy Scout photographs, and horseback riding.

Folder 8

Clippings #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." Folder 8

Articles about the Haynes's family riding stables in Durham, N.C.; the Saddle and Fox Restaurant on Hillsborough Road in Durham; and Haynes's appearance in the 1942 Rose Bowl and his service in World War II.

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

Printed materials #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." Folder 9-10

Histories of the 88th Division during World War II and soldiers' guides to Italy.

Box 2

Medals, patches, badges, and Eagle Scout sash #05398, Series: "Papers, 1921-2001." Box 2

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Processing Information

Processed by: Amy Nicole Roberson, January 2009

Encoded by: Amy Nicole Roberson, January 2009

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