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Collection Number: 01077

Collection Title: Mary I. Kerr Scrapbooks, circa 1880-1883.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2 items)
Abstract Mary I. Kerr resided in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and New Orleans, La. The collection includes two large scrapbooks of clippings and engravings, belonging to Mary I. Kerr, containing poems and stories; obituaries and biographies; pictures from the Bible; engravings of literary and political figures; and articles on American geography and industry and many other topics.
Creator Kerr, Mary I.
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 Mary I. Kerr Scrapbooks, #1077, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the North Carolina Historical Society, March 1946.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
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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Mary I. Kerr (fl. 1880-1883) resided in Mecklenburg County, N.C., and New Orleans, La.

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The collection includes two large scrapbooks of clippings and engravings, belonging to Mary I. Kerr containing poems and stories; obituaries and biographies; pictures from the Bible; engravings of literary and political figures; and articles on American geography and industry and many other topics.

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01077, Series: "Mary I. Kerr Scrapbooks, circa 1880-1883 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1881 and earlier #01077, Series: "Mary I. Kerr Scrapbooks, circa 1880-1883 and undated." Folder 1

Chiefly poems, literary pieces, pictures from the Bible and romances. There are also biographical items and obituaries as well as many pages from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Family Almanac for 1881.

Folder 2

Volume 2: Scrapbook, undated #01077, Series: "Mary I. Kerr Scrapbooks, circa 1880-1883 and undated." Folder 2

Clippings are largely articles and stories on American geography and industry. There are also many portrait engravings from magazines of literary men, statesmen, and others.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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