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Collection Number: 05160

Collection Title: Alice Eley Jones Collection, 1940s, 1970s-2004

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Alice Eley Jones is a writer and historian specializing in North Carolina and African American history. She taught history at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., 1987-1992. In 1992, she began a history consulting business called Historically Speaking and, in 2002, began a publishing company, Minnie Troy Publishers. In 2002, Jones wrote a book called Hertford County, North Carolina for Arcadia Publishing's Black America Series. The book is about the history of Hertford County, its Native American Meherrin tribe roots and African American heritage. The collection includes materials collected by Alice Eley Jones for Hertford County, North Carolina. They chiefly concern Ahoskie, Winton, and Murfreesboro, N.C. Articles, souvenir church programs, and other materials provide information on prominent Hertford County African Americans, including Calvin S. Brown, Dr. Dudley E. Flood, Howard Hunter, Jr., the Reverend George T. Rouson, artist Wilbur Homer Rouson, and members of the Jones family.
Creator Jones, Alice Eley.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Alice Eley Jones Collection #5160, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Alice Eley Jones of Murfreesboro, N.C., in May 2004 (Acc 99797).
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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Alice Eley Jones of Murfreesboro, N.C., is a writer and historian, specializing in North Carolina and African American history. She taught history at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., from 1987 to 1992. In 1992, she began a history consulting business called Historically Speaking and, in 2002, began a publishing company, Minnie Troy Publishers. In 2002, Jones's book Hertford County, North Carolina was released. Jones collected much material for that book, requesting that anyone with materials relating to the county contribute them for archival preservation. Her other major works include the 2004 publications Within the Hope Plantation Household: A Cultural History of Bertie County 1550-1828 and Carpentry and Woodworking Tools of Hope Plantation.

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The collection includes materials collected by writer and historian Alice Eley Jones of Murfreesboro, N.C., for her book Hertford County, North Carolina for Arcadia Publishing's Black America Series. The book is about the history of Hertford County, N.C., its Native American Meherrin tribe roots and African American heritage. The materials mostly concern Ahoskie, N.C., Winton, N.C., and Murfreesboro, N.C. Articles, souvenir church programs, and other materials provide information on prominent Hertford County African Americans, including Calvin S. Brown, Dr. Dudley E. Flood, Representative Howard Hunter, Jr., the Reverend George T. Rouson, artist Wilbur Homer Rouson, and members of the Jones family.

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Contents list

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About 200 items.

Letters, books, programs, photographs, and other materials relating to Alice Eley Jones's book, Hertford County, North Carolina and materials contributed by other sources concerning the history and prominent families of Hertford County.

Folder 1-4

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Draft of Hertford County, North Carolina and related materials. #05160, Series: "Collection, 1940s, 1970s-2004." Folder 1-4

Final versions of book's text and art plus related material consisting of photographs collected for use in the book, including a compact disc containing photographs of the Meherrin people of Hertford County and photograph requisition forms listing images that Jones obtained from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Also included are letters and other materials concerning the book's content and release and a photocopy of The Scroll, Vol. I, Calvin S. Brown High School's 1949 yearbook from Winton, N.C.

Folder 5

Materials contributed by Luvenia Rouson Elliot #05160, Series: "Collection, 1940s, 1970s-2004." Folder 5

Correspondence between Alice Eley Jones and Luvenia Rouson Elliot; information contributed by Elliot about her father, the Reverend George T. Rouson; and a program for the 125th anniversary (1886-1991) of the First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, N.C.

Folder 6

Materials contributed by Dr. Dudley E. Flood #05160, Series: "Collection, 1940s, 1970s-2004." Folder 6

Book written by Dudley E. Flood, "Raised by an Angel," about his life, with additional information on Winton, N.C.

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Materials contributed by Marvin T. Jones #05160, Series: "Collection, 1940s, 1970s-2004." Folder 7-8

Email correspondence between Marvin T. Jones and Alice Eley Jones; article about the Jones family; church program for the 150th anniversary (1851-2001) of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church in Ahoskie, N.C; and program for the 2001 Jones family reunion in Ahoskie, N.C.

Folder 9

Materials contributed by Gordy Jordan #05160, Series: "Collection, 1940s, 1970s-2004." Folder 9

"They Still Live with Us ... the Meherrins," an article about the Meherrin tribe of North Carolina and program for the 100th anniversary (1851-1951) of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church of Ahoskie, N.C.

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Materials contributed by Wilbur Homer Rouson #05160, Series: "Collection, 1940s, 1970s-2004." Folder 10-11

Letter and related materials about the artist Wilbur Homer Rouson; articles and related materials about other prominent African Americans of Hertford County, including Representative Howard Hunter, Jr., Jacob Ruffin, Jr., Calvin Hall, the Reverend George T. Rouson, Dr. Roy D. Flood, Sr.; and program for the 115th anniversary (1866-1981) of Mill Neck Baptist Church in Como, N.C.

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Items separated include a compact disc containing pictures (DCD-5160/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nathalie Wheaton, September 2004

Encoded by: Nathalie Wheaton, September 2004

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