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Collection Number: 05456

Collection Title: Keister Family Papers, 1920s-1960s

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This collection was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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Size 5 items
Abstract The Keister family of Greensboro, N.C., included Dr. Albert S. Keister, an economics professor beginning at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, which later became the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; his wife; and his six daughters, including Alice Virginia Keister, who received a Bachelor's degree in history from the Woman's College in 1948, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Keister, who apparently worked as a teacher in India and was also involved in research in early childhood education. The collection consists of three photograph albums of the Keister family, 1920s-1960s, that document family, friends, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Keister in India, including photographs of Mary with Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan; one scrapbook of magazine illustrations, 1930, belonging to Alice Virginia Keister; and Alice Virginia Keister's 1948 yearbook from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina with handwritten messages from classmates.
Creator Keister family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Keister Family Papers #5456, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Crown Collectibles of Chesterfield, Va., in February 2010 (Acc. 101259).
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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The Keister family of Greensboro, N.C., included Dr. Albert S. Keister, an economics professor beginning at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, which later became the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; his wife; and his six daughters, including Alice Virginia Keister, who received a Bachelor's degree in history from the Woman's College in 1948, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Keister, who apparently worked as a teacher in India and was also involved in research in early childhood education.

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The collection consists of three photograph albums of the Keister family, 1920s-1960s, that document family, friends, and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Keister in India, including photographs of Mary with Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Dr. S. Radhakrishnan; one scrapbook of magazine illustrations, 1930, belonging to Alice Virginia Keister; and Alice Virginia Keister's 1948 yearbook from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina with handwritten messages from classmates.

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5 items.
Photograph Album PA-5456/1

Photograph album, 1920s-1940s #05456, Series: "Keistr Family Papers, 1920s-1960s." PA-5456/1

Keister family members; scenes from North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania; and seven photographs from a United States Marine at Iwo Jima, 1945.

Photograph Album PA-5456/2

Photograph album, 1940s-1960s #05456, Series: "Keistr Family Papers, 1920s-1960s." PA-5456/2

Family, friends, City View School baseball team and students; and Mary Elizabeth Keister in India with Rajendra Prasad and S. Radhakrishnan, the first president and vice-president of India, respectively.

Photograph Album PA-5456/3

Photograph album, 1920s-1960s (bulk 1950s-1960s) #05456, Series: "Keistr Family Papers, 1920s-1960s." PA-5456/3

Includes family reunion at Kitty Hawk, 1958; family and friends; and Dr. Mary Elizabeth Keister in India.

Oversize Volume SV-5456/1

Scrapbook, 1930: Alice Virginia Keister #05456, Series: "Keistr Family Papers, 1920s-1960s." SV-5456/1

Magazine clippings, chiefly of women and children, possibly from advertisements. Given to Alice Virginia Keister by Mary Elizabeth Keister.

Oversize Volume SV-5456/2

Yearbook, Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, 1948: Alice Virginia Keister #05456, Series: "Keistr Family Papers, 1920s-1960s." SV-5456/2

Includes handwritten messages from classmates.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Kiley Orchard, May 2010

Encoded by: Kiley Orchard, May 2010

This collection was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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