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Collection Number: 05527

Collection Title: Link Family Papers, 1860s-2012 (bulk 1934-1979)

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Size 10.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 7200 items)
Abstract The Link family lived many years in Princeton, N.J., but their roots were in West Virginia and North Carolina. Arthur S. Link (1920-1998) was the son of John William Link and Helen Elizabeth Link of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and later Mount Pleasant, N.C. He earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he met Margaret Douglas Link (1918-1996), the daughter of James Douglas and Anniebelle Douglas of Davidson, N.C. The couple had four children: Stanley Link (1947-), James D. Link (1950-), Margaret Link ("Peggy") (1951-), and William A. Link (1954-). Arthur S. Link spent most of his career at Princeton University and was a leading scholar of Woodrow Wilson. The collection documents the everyday lives of the Link family. Correspondence is chiefly of the family but is interspersed with letters with friends and professional colleagues. For the most part, the correspondence is informal, dynamic, and thoughtful. There is some discussion of current events, including World War II from civilian and soldier perspectives, race relations, the civil rights movement, and presidential politics and elections, but the majority of the letters document the relationships, careers, and interests of Link family members. Topics include the courtship and marriage of Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link; the raising of their children, especially with regard to summer camps, mental health, and college life; Arthur S. Link's writing and editing projects on Woodrow Wilson; and declining health of older family members. Letters are abundant from the 1940s to the 1960s, but thin out from the 1970s through the 1990s. Other Papers include school materials, newspaper clippings, genealogy notes and miscellaneous family history materials, a scrapbook documenting events surrounding Helen Elizabeth Link's graduation in 1907 from Shepherd College State Normal School, grade books of Arthur S. Link, some published materials about the Presbyterian Church, and a signed copy of Links: My Family in American History, by William A. Link. Photographs consist chiefly of snapshots and professonal portraits of family members, but also include images of graves, family heirlooms, houses, churches, and colleges.
Creator Link family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Correspondence dated 1956 and later (folders 50-146) is CLOSED to researchers until 2025.
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 Link Family Papers #5527, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William A. Link of Gainesville, Fla., in June 2012 (Acc. 101612).
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 Link family lived many years in Princeton, N.J., but their roots were in West Virginia and North Carolina. Arthur S. Link (1920-1998) was the son of third cousins John William Link and Helen Elizabeth Link of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and later Mount Pleasant, N.C. John William Link served as a chaplain in World War I and Helen Elizabeth Link, a graduate of Shepherd College State Normal School, taught school. Together they had four children: John William Link Jr., Elizabeth Link, Arthur S. Link, and Elinor Link Cagan. Arthur S. Link received both his B.A. (1941) and his Ph.D. (1945) from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He taught first at Princeton University, from 1945 to 1949, then at Northwestern University from 1949 to 1960, before returning to Princeton University in 1962. Link was a leading scholar of Woodrow Wilson, having written a five-volume biography and edited 69 volumes of Wilson's papers. He was awarded the Bancroft Prize in 1957 for Wilson: The New Freedom and in 1961 for Wilson: The Struggle for Neutrality, 1914-1915.

Margaret Douglas Link (1918-1996) was the daughter of James and Anniebelle Douglas of Davidson, N.C. She had one brother, John Douglas, who served in the military during World War II. John Douglas was stationed in the South Pacific. Margaret graduated from Agnes Scott College in Georgia and Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. She earned a masters degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She and Arthur S. Link met while in graduate school. They married in North Carolina in June 1945. The couple had four children: Stanley Link (1947-), James D. Link (1950-), Margaret Link ("Peggy") (1951-), and William A. Link (1954-).

Stanley Link attended Davidson College from 1965 to 1969, went to medical school at Columbia University from 1969 to 1972, and then practiced medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. James D. Link enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968, but after a few months he was hospitalized for mental illness, first at Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., and then at the Institute of Living, in Hartford, Conn. He reenrolled at Chapel Hill in the fall of 1970 but dropped out soon after, although he continued to live in Chapel Hill, N.C., until moving in with his parents in Princeton, N.J., in the summer of 1972. James D. Link continued to struggle with mental illness for the next several years before finding medical treatment that allowed him to live an autonomous life. Peggy Link attended Queens College from 1969 to 1972, and has since worked in the travel and tourism industry. William A. Link attended Davidson College from 1972 to 1976, earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia in 1981, and taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro until 2004, when he became chair of the history department at the University of Florida. William A. Link is the author of biographies of William Friday and Jesse Helms.

Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link moved back to North Carolina following Arthur's retirement in 1992. Margaret Douglas Link died in 1996. Arthur S. Link died in 1998.

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Series 1 Correspondence is chiefly personal letters exchanged by Link family members, interspersed with some professional correspondence and some correspondence with friends. For the most part, the correspondence is informal, dynamic, and thoughtful. There is some discussion of current events, including World War II from civilian and soldier perspectives, race relations, the civil rights movement, and presidential politics and elections, but the majority of the letters document the relationships, careers, and interests of Link family members. Topics include the courtship and marriage of Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link; the raising of their children, Stanley Link, James D. Link, Margaret Link ("Peggy"), and William A. Link, especially with regard to summer camps, mental health, and college life; Arthur S. Link's writing and editing projects on Woodrow Wilson; and declining health of older family members. Letters are abundant from the 1940s to the 1960s, but thin out from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Series 2 Other Papers consists chiefly of school materials of the Link children, especially essays of William A. Link; newspaper clippings about Arthur S. Link; genealogy notes; and miscellaneous family history materials. There are also a scrapbook documenting events surrounding Helen Elizabeth Link's graduation in 1907 from Shepherd College State Normal School; grade books of Arthur S. Link; calendars; address books; and scattered financial and legal documents. Published materials include an article, sermon, booklet, and book about the Presbyterian Church and a signed copy of Links: My Family in American History, by William A. Link.

Series 3 Photographs consists chiefly of snapshots and professonal portraits. There are also photographs documenting family history, including images of graves, family heirlooms, houses, churches, and colleges.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979).

6650 items.

Restriction: Correspondence dated 1956 and later (folders 50-146) is CLOSED to researchers until 2025.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Correspondence is chiefly personal letters exchanged by Link family members, interspersed with some professional correspondence and some correspondence with friends. For the most part, the correspondence is informal, dynamic, and thoughtful. There is some discussion of current events, including World War II from civilian and soldier perspectives, race relations, the civil rights movement, and presidential politics and elections, but the majority of the letters document the relationships, careers, and interests of Link family members. Topics include the courtship and marriage of Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link; the raising of their children, Stanley Link, James D. Link, Margaret Link ("Peggy"), and William A. Link, especially with regard to summer camps, mental health, and college life; Arthur S. Link's writing and editing projects on Woodrow Wilson; and declining health of older family members. Letters are abundant from the 1940s to the 1960s, but thin out from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Correspondence that pre-dates the Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link family include letters from James M. Douglas of Davidson, N.C., to his wife, Anniebelle Douglas, and his daughter, Margaret Douglas Link; Margaret Douglas Link's correspondence, 1922-1942, with her parents and friends, some of whom were women attending college in the South, chiefly written while she attended Davidson College and during her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; John William Link's genealogy correspondence, 1938-1939; and John William Link Jr.'s correspondence, 1942-1946, with his brother Arthur S. Link, that discuss John William's war experiences and his work as director of a college music department and composer, and some of his other music-related work in Blair, Neb., and Lincoln, Neb., the brothers' draft eligibility, John William's post-war jobs, and Arthur's academic work.

The Link family correspondence begins in earnest in 1943. Correspondence, 1943-1945, chiefly is that of Margaret Douglas Link and Arthur S. Link. Margaret Douglas Link lived in Davidson, N.C., and also spent time teaching at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., in 1943 and Columbia University in New York City, N.Y., in 1944. Arthur S. Link lived in Raleigh, N.C., and traveled to New York City, N.Y., in 1944 and 1945 to work on his dissertation on Woodrow Wilson. The couple married in June 1945 and moved to Princeton, N.J., later that year. Their letters discuss in detail social issues, religion, culture, politics, their jobs as teachers and scholars, and other topics. There is also some discussion of World War II, including their views on the war, as well as the status of enlisted friends and family members. There are many letters from other family members as well. Letters from Helen Elizabeth Link to her son Arthur S. Link, discuss events back in Mount Pleasant, everyday domestic chores, concerns about her other children and John William Link as a father, and working at the school cafeteria to earn extra money to support her daughter Elinor's education and efforts to start a singing career. Both she and John William Link advised Arthur on how to manage his draft status. John William Link also wrote to Arthur S. Link about the end of the war and its meaning. There are also letters from John Douglas, who was stationed in the South Pacific, to his sister Margaret Douglas Link discussing their parents and the war.

Correspondence, 1946-1959, documents close familial relationships. Correspondence of Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link discusses the children, parenting, Arthur's progress on his writing and editing projects on Woodrow Wilson, the family's year at Oxford University, and the declining health of aging parents. Also of note are Arthur S. Link's occasional letters with friend and colleague John Hope Franklin. Other family correspondents include Helen Elizabeth Link, discussing church and family news; John William Link, discussing finances, acquaintances, and family illnesses; Elinor Link Cagan, discussing traveling, suitors and friends, her singing performances, various jobs, and her affection for her niece; John William Link Jr., reflecting on his time in Europe during the war (1957-1959) and on his separation and divorce from his wife and the custody battle over their son; Anniebelle Douglas; and John Douglas. There are also a few letters from friends, and a small amount of genealogical correspondence of John William Link, Paxson Link, and other Link family members.

Correspondence, 1960-1964, chiefly consists of letters from Margaret Douglas Link, Arthur S. Link, and younger siblings Peggy Link and William A. Link, who were in Palo Alto, Calif., to older siblings Stanley Link and James D. Link, who were at summer camp at Camp Mondamin, in Tuxedo, N.C. There are some letters from Arthur S. Link to Margaret Douglas Link at their summer home in Montreat, N.C. The letters discuss camp activities; family news, including discussion of Arthur's writing and editing projects on Woodrow Wilson; and current events, such as race relations, the civil rights movement, and presidential politics and elections. Arthur S. Link was hospitalized for an operation for a slipped disc in May 1964, during which time the correspondence surges with sympathy letters from friends, family, and colleagues. There are also letters to the Link children from their friends. Also of note is a brief correspondence in November-December 1964 of Arthur S. Link with J. McDowell Richards, president of Columbia Theological Seminary, and with Frontis W. Johnston, dean of Davidson College, regarding the relationship between university and church, with regard to a religious subscription under consideration for adoption by the Davidson College Board of Trustees.

Correspondence, 1965-1968, chiefly concerns Link family summer activities, but there is some school-year correspondence with Stanley Link at Davidson College. During the summer of 1966, Stanley Link traveled in Europe and James D. Link, William A. Link, and Peggy Link attended summer camps in North Carolina and South Carolina. Margaret Douglas Link and Arthur S. Link traveled to South America in 1966 and to Europe in 1967. The letters provide detailed accounts of the day-to day life of parents, teenagers, and young adults. Stanley Link's letters discuss schoolwork, grades, career plans, and fraternity and social life. James D. Link's and William A. Link's letters discuss outdoor activities and social interactions at camp. Peggy Link's letters discuss friends, dating, and social events; there are also several letters to Peggy Link from her friends in 1967, providing gossip and news from home. There are also sympathy letters from friends, family, and colleagues following Arthur S. Link's gall bladder surgery in December 1966.

Correspondence, 1969-1974, is focused on James D. Link, who had enrolled at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968, but after a few months, was hospitalized due to mental illness, first at Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., and then at the Institute of Living, in Hartford, Conn. He reenrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall of 1970 but dropped out soon after, although he continued to live in Chapel Hill, N.C., until moving in with his parents in Princeton, N.J., in the summer of 1972. Most letters in 1969 are either to or from James D. Link at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Conn., including a large number between James D. Link and Arthur S. Link discussing James's life, illness, and finances. The letters from the rest of the family are more focused on activities and daily life, including some discussion of the political climate on college campuses in the late 1960s. Peggy Link wrote from Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., where she enrolled in the fall of 1969. There are also letters to James D. Link and William A. Link from friends. Letters from Stanley Link indicate he attended Columbia University Medical School in New York City, N.Y., from 1969 to 1972; his letters from spring 1972 describe his medical work and travel in Kenya and Monrovia, Liberia. William A. Link attended Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., beginning in the fall of 1972. His letters to his parents and siblings describe student life, including a study abroad program and travel in England.

Correspondence, 1975-1980, discusses William A. Link's decision to pursue a Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia, his studies there, and his move to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to work as a professor. In 1980, there are also letters regarding William A. Link's engagement and marriage to Susannah Link. Peggy Link's letters discuss living and working in the travel industry in Cambridge, Mass. Stanley Link's letters document his search for work as a physician in Winston Salem, N.C., and Charlotte, N.C. There are letters that discuss the declining health of Helen Elizabeth Link and John William Link Jr.; and there are a few letters with John Douglas after a lapse of many years. Also included are letters from William A. Link's wife, Susannah Link, and other family, friends, and colleagues.

Correspondence, 1981-1998, is thinner than in previous decades. In the 1980s, most letters are written from Stanley Link, Peggy Link, and William A. Link to their parents. James D. Link was institutionalized during this period; letters to or from him are infrequent, but there are several letters and poems to James D. Link from a man named David, whom he may have met while hospitalized. There are also letters from siblings, grandchildren, friends, and colleagues of Margaret Douglas Link and Arthur S. Link, including letters regarding the death of Helen Elizabeth Link and execution of her will; Margaret Douglas Link's support for crisis ministry at a church in Princeton, N.J.; and Arthur S. Link's retirement from Princeton University and subsequent move to North Carolina in the early 1990s. There are letters expressing sympathy to Arthur S. Link for Margaret Douglas Link's death in 1996, and sympathy letters to William A. Link following Arthur S. Link's death in 1998.

Folder 1

1864 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 1

A letter, 20 July 1864, from Henry A. Stokes, a private from Chaffin's Bluff, Va., in Lunenburg "Rebel" Virginia Light Artillery Battery, to his father, in which he described cannonading by the Yankees near Petersburg, Va.

Folder 2

1912 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 2

A letter, 23 November 1912, from Margaret Moore Douglas to her uncle while she was on board the S.S. Vasari en route from New York to teach in Pernambuco, Brazil.

Folder 3

1914-1915 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 3

Genealogy

Folder 4

1919-1928: James M. Douglas #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 4

Folder 5

1922-1936: Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 5

Folder 6

1937: Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 6

Folder 7

1938: Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 7

Folder 8

1938-1939: John William Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 8

Folder 9

1939-1942: Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 9

Folder 10

1930s: Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 10

Folder 11

1942: John William Link Jr. #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 11

Folder 12

1943 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 12

Letters from Helen Elizabeth Link to Arthur S. Link in April 1943 about a farming tragedy in Mount Pleasant, N.C.

Folder 13

1943: Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 13

Folder 14

1943: John William Link Jr. #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 14

Folder 15

1944 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 15

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Folder 18

1944: Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 16-18

Folder 19

1944: John William Link Jr. #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 19

Folder 20

1945 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 20

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Folder 25

1945: Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 21-25

Folder 26

1945: John William Link Jr. #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 26

Folder 27

1946 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 27

Folder 28-30

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

1946: January-June: Arthur S. Link and Margaret Douglas Link #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 28-30

Of note are a letter, 6 July 1946, in which Arthur S. Link considered editing the Wilson papers, and a letter, 10 November 1946, in which Margaret Douglas Link described her breastfeeding and labor and delivery experience.

Folder 31

1946: John William Link Jr. #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 31

Folder 32

1946: Genealogy #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 32

Folder 33

1947 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 33

Folder 34

1947: Genealogy #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 34

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Folder 35

Folder 36

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Folder 38

1948 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 35-38

Folder 39

1948: Genealogy #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 39

Folder 40

1949 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 40

Folder 41

1949: Genealogy #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 41

Folder 42-43

Folder 42

Folder 43

1950 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 42-43

Includes a letter from Arthur S. Link discussing a visit with John Hope Franklin.

Folder 44-45

Folder 44

Folder 45

1951 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 44-45

Topics include care for elderly parents, hospital stays.

Folder 46

1951: Genealogy #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 46

Folder 47

1952 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 47

Includes a letter from John William Link Jr. criticizing "progressive"teacher education.

Folder 48

1952: Genealogy #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 48

Folder 49

1953 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 49

Folder 50

1956 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 50

Closed until 2025.

Folder 51

1957 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 51

Closed until 2025.

Letters from John William Link Jr. describe his separation from and child custody battle with his wife Verna Mae.

Folder 52

1958 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 52

Closed until 2025.

Letters from John William Link Jr. describe his separation from and child custody battle with his wife Verna Mae.

Folder 53

1959 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 53

Closed until 2025.

Letters from John William Link Jr. describe his separation from and child custody battle with his wife Verna Mae. Of note is a letter, 4 May 1959, from John William Link Jr., commenting on North Carolina Superior Court Judge Susie Sharpe with regard to his child custody court case.

Folder 54-55

Folder 54

Folder 55

1960 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 54-55

Closed until 2025.

Folder 56

1961 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 56

Closed until 2025.

Folder 57

1962 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 57

Closed until 2025.

Folder 58

1963 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 58

Closed until 2025.

Folder 59-61

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

1964 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 59-61

Closed until 2025.

Topics include presidential politics, the Goldwater nomination, a biracial painting project at an Elm City church, race rioting in the context of the presidential campaign.

Folder 62

1965 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 62

Closed until 2025.

A letter, 8 February 1965, describing hell week at Davidson College.

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Folder 63

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Folder 65

1966 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 63-65

Closed until 2025.

Folder 66-67

Folder 66

Folder 67

1967 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 66-67

Closed until 2025.

Folder 68-69

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Folder 69

1968 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 68-69

Closed until 2025.

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Folder 78

1969 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 70-78

Closed until 2025.

Folder 79-83

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Folder 82

Folder 83

1970 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 79-83

Closed until 2025.

Includes a letter, 26 February 1970, in which Elizabeth Link discussed her cancer and how to inform people of it; a letter, 31 October 1970, in which James D. Link wrote to Arthur S. Link about guns and violence in the South; a letter, 8 november 1970, in which William A. Link described a James Taylor concert.

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Folder 86

1971 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 84-86

Closed until 2025.

Folder 87-92

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Folder 92

1972 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 87-92

Closed until 2025.

Folder 93

1972: To Julie Tenney #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 93

Closed until 2025.

Folder 94-96

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Folder 96

1973: January-April #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 94-96

Closed until 2025.

Folder 97-100

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Folder 98

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Folder 100

1974 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 97-100

Closed until 2025.

Folder 101-106

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Folder 106

1975 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 101-106

Closed until 2025.

Folder 107-109

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Folder 108

Folder 109

1976 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 107-109

Closed until 2025.

Folder 110-112

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Folder 112

1977 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 110-112

Closed until 2025.

Folder 113-114

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Folder 114

1978 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 113-114

Closed until 2025.

Folder 115-116

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Folder 116

1979 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 115-116

Closed until 2025.

Folder 117-118

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Folder 118

1980 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 117-118

Closed until 2025.

Folder 119

1981 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 119

Closed until 2025.

Folder 120

1982 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 120

Closed until 2025.

Folder 121

1983 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 121

Closed until 2025.

Folder 122

1984 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 122

Closed until 2025.

Folder 123

1985 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 123

Closed until 2025.

Folder 124

1986 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 124

Closed until 2025.

Folder 125

1987 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 125

Closed until 2025.

Folder 126

1988 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 126

Closed until 2025.

Folder 127

1989 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 127

Closed until 2025.

Folder 128

1990 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 128

Closed until 2025.

Folder 129

1991 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 129

Closed until 2025.

Folder 130

1992 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 130

Closed until 2025.

Folder 131

1993 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 131

Closed until 2025.

Folder 132

1994 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 132

Closed until 2025.

Folder 133

1995 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 133

Closed until 2025.

Folder 134

1996 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 134

Closed until 2025.

Folder 135

1996 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 135

Closed until 2025.

Folder 136

1996 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 136

Closed until 2025.

Folder 137

1996 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 137

Closed until 2025.

Folder 138

1996 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 138

Closed until 2025.

Folder 139

1997 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 139

Closed until 2025.

Folder 140

1998 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 140

Closed until 2025.

Folder 141

Undated #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 141

Closed until 2025.

Folder 142

Undated #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 142

Closed until 2025.

Folder 143

Greeting cards, 1980s-1990s #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 143

Closed until 2025.

Folder 144

William A. Link: History Department letters, 1977-1980 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 144

Closed until 2025.

Letters concerning William A. Link's academic progress in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.

Folder 145

William A. Link: Miscellaneous financial and legal papers, 1978-1980 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 145

Closed until 2025.

Folder 146

William A. Link: Editorial work, 1979-1980 #05527, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1864-1998 (bulk 1934-1979)." Folder 146

Closed until 2025.

Letters relating to editorial work for a book about Woodrow Wilson.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Other Papers, 1907-2012.

400 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Other Papers consist chiefly of school materials of the Link children, especially essays of William A. Link; newspaper clippings about Arthur S. Link; genealogy notes; and miscellaneous family history materials. There are also a scrapbook documenting events surrounding Helen Elizabeth Link's graduation in 1907 from Shepherd College State Normal School; grade books of Arthur S. Link at Princeton University; calendars; address books; and scattered financial and legal documents. Published materials include a signed copy of Links: My Family in American History, by William A. Link, and an article and sermon by Arthur S. Link and a booklet and book by Thomas Hugh Spence Jr. about the Presbyterian Church.

Folder 147

Address books #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 147

Belonging to Margaret Douglas Link.

Folder 148

Bank statements and checks, 1945 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 148

Folder 149

Calendars, 1957-1958, 1983, 1991 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 149

Belonging to Arthur S. Link.

Folder 150

Cardinal Poetry Quarterly, Summer 1970 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 150

Includes poetry by James D. Link.

Folder 151

Commencement programs, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1962, 1981 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 151

Mount Pleasant High School, University of North Carolina, and University of Virginia.

Folder 152

Douglas, Davison McDowell: In Memoriam, 1932 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 152

Sketches, tributes, resolutions, and memorials in honor of Dr. Davison McDowell Douglas.

Folder 153

Financial and legal documents, 1920-1989 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 153

Folder 154

Genealogy: Douglas family #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 154

Folder 155-157

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

Genealogy: Link family #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 155-157

Folder 158

Grade books, 1945-1949 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 158

Record of students taught by Arthur S. Link.

Folder 159

Link, Arthur S.: Miscellaneous, 1937-1984 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 159

Includes invitation to wedding of Arthur S. Link and Margaret MacDowell Douglas; itinerary for travel to Europe in 1967; biographical data with list of academic appointments through 1977; class list and final examination for Bible 101 class taught by Arthur S. Link at First Presbyterian Church in Princeton, N.J.; typed notecards concerning 1915-1916 government correspondence relating to cotton prices in the South; doctor's advice on convalescence following back surgery; American Historical Association program for 1984, when Arthur S. Link served as president; program for announcement of the Bancroft Prizes for 1961; text of award accompanying his honorary doctor of humane letters from Davidson College; an editorial on Watergate by Arthur S. Link; invitation to a 1991 retirement party for Arthur S. Link.

Folder 160

Link, Margaret Douglas: Diary, 1957 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 160

Chiefly a calendar of appointments, including lectures attended, such as Hodding Carter (18 February 1957) and Martin Luther King (15-16 April 1957); there are also longer notes concerning events and activities while living in Cambridge and Oxford, England.

Folder 161

Link, Margaret Douglas: Miscellaneous notebooks, 1960s #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 161

One notebook describes travel to Lima, Peru, and the other seems to be directions for a housesitter and lists of expenses for groceries, incidentals, a car, drugs and healthcare, and taxes.

Folder 162

Link, William A.: Diary, 1975 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 162

Description of travel in and impressions of England and Scotland.

Folder 163

Link, William A.: Notebooks, 1965, circa 1972 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 163

School notebook (1965) and family address book (circa 1972).

Folder 164

Links: My Family in American History, by William A. Link, 2012 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 164

Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

Folder 165-166

Folder 165

Folder 166

Miscellaneous, 1870-1970s #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 165-166

Dance cards, death and wedding announcements, images of Davidson College, restricted diet guidelines, a Dansk Designs Ltd. Brochure, and an issue of MAD (Number 123, December 1968).

Folder 167-168

Folder 167

Folder 168

Newspaper clippings, 1940s-1980s #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 167-168

Chiefly about Arthur S. Link, with some clippings about other members of the family.

Folder 169

North Carolina Medical College #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 169

Photocopies of printed material about the North Carolina Medical College, which was founded by Dr. John Peter Munroe, and biographical information about three generations of Munroe and Douglas descendents who practiced medicine.

Folder 170

Passports #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 170

Folder 171

Presbyterian Church, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1966 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 171

Report of the Committee of Twenty to the Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, Illinois (1957); Woodrow Wilson and the Life of Faith, by Arthur S. Link, in Presbyterian Life (1963); Building Bridges of Love (1964), a sermon by Arthur S. Link; Special Bicentennial Issue of the First Church Weekly (1966).

Folder 172

Presbyterian Church: Thomas Hugh Spence Jr., 1952, 1956 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 172

Catalogues of Presbyterian and Reformed Institutions (1952) and The Historical Foundation and Its Treasures (1956)

Folder 173-181

Folder 173

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

School papers, 1950s-1960s #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." Folder 173-181

Grade reports and compositions of the Link children while they attended schools in Evanston, Ill., and Princeton, N.J.; also includes essays William A. Link wrote while attending Davidson College and course materials for a humanities class.

Oversize Volume SV-5527/1

Scrapbook: Link, Helen Elizabeth, 1907-1908 #05527, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1907-2012." SV-5527/1

Scrapbook ( The Girl Graduate: Her Own Book, Designed and Illustrated by Louise Perrett and Sarah K. Smith ) with poems, newspaper clippings, social programs, dance cards, and other printed materials chiefly documenting events surrounding Helen Elizabeth Link's graduation in 1907 from Shepherd College State Normal School. Enclosures include photographs and additional printed materials.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s.

150 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Photographs of Link family members, including snapshots and professonal portraits. There are also photographs documenting family history, including images of graves, family heirlooms, houses, churches, and colleges.

Image Folder PF-5527/1-3

PF-5527/1

PF-5527/2

PF-5527/3

Churches, colleges, houses, and landscapes, 1900s-1970s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/1-3

Image Folder PF-5527/4

Douglas, Anniebelle and James M., circa 1930 #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/4

Image Folder PF-5527/5

Douglas family, 1910s-1940s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/5

Image Folder PF-5527/6-7

PF-5527/6

PF-5527/7

Family history, 1900s-1950s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/6-7

Includes images of gravestones and family heirlooms.

Image Folder PF-5527/8

Link, Arthur S., circa 1935-1988 #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/8

Special Format Image SF-5527/1

Group portrait including Helen Elizabeth Link, circa 1900-1910: Tintype #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." SF-5527/1

Oversize Image Folder OPF-5527/1

Link, Margaret Douglas, 1945 #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." OPF-5527/1

Wedding portraits

Image Folder PF-5527/9

Link, William A., and family, 1970s-1980s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/9

Image Folder PF-5527/10

Link, William A., and friends, 1970s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/10

Image Folder PF-5527/11

Link family, 1860s-1890s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/11

Image Folder PF-5527/12

Link family, 1920s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/12

Image Folder PF-5527/13

Link family, 1940s-1950s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/13

Image Folder PF-5527/14

Link family, 1950s-1960s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/14

Image Folder PF-5527/15

Link family, 1960s-1970s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/15

Special Format Image SF-5527/2

Link, Emma Kate Keesecker (approximate age 20), circa 1860: Tintype #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." SF-5527/2

Special Format Image SF-5527/3

Link, Adam, in Confederate uniform (approximate age 30), circa 1860-1862: Tintype #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." SF-5527/3

Adam Link of H Company, 2nd Infantry (Virginia), died of measles 28 March 1862 at New Market, Va.

Special Format Image SF-5527/4

John Adam Link III (approximate age 60), circa 1860: Tintype #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." SF-5527/4

Image Folder PF-5527/16

Unidentified, 1960s-1970s: Negatives #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/16

Color film; probably Link family members.

Image Folder PF-5527/17

Unidentified children, 1960s, August 1970 #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/17

Image Folder PF-5527/18

Miscellaneous, 1860s-1930s #05527, Series: "3. Photographs, 1860s-1980s." PF-5527/18

Photographic copy of image of George W. Licklider, circa 1860s; photographs of a man (initials J.H.B.) with an arm cast standing on a dirt road, 1907; a collegiate football game; and a man standing near a railroad structure.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Sara Mannheimer and Nancy Kaiser, July 2013

Encoded by: Sara Mannheimer, July 2013

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