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Collection Number: 05325

Collection Title: Virginia Araminta Holmes McDaniel Papers, 1915-1986

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 35 items)
Abstract Virginia Araminta Holmes McDaniel was born in 1899 in Wadesboro, N.C. After attending Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., January-1916, she matriculated to Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. She graduated in 1920 and moved with her family to Forest City, N.C., where she met Grover Cleveland McDaniel, whom she married in 1923. They had two sons, Grover Cleveland McDaniel Jr. and Andrew Holmes McDaniel. She spent the rest of her life in Forest City, where she was a homemaker, school teacher, member of the Forest City Woman's Club, and board member at the Mooneyham Public Library. She died in 1989. The collection consists of 30 diaries, 1915-1986, kept by McDaniel throughout her life. Entries are generally short and concern matters of daily life, such as her health, the weather, her friends and family, and day-to-day activities. Also included is a volume containing lists of Christmas presents given and received, 1948-1985; a folder of miscellaneous notes; and a CD-ROM containing transcriptions of the diaries and scans of related photographs, documents, and newspaper clippings, which was compiled by her son, Andrew Holmes McDaniel.
Creator McDaniel, Virginia Araminta Holmes, 1899-1989.
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 Virginia Araminta Holmes McDaniel Papers #5325, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Andrew Holmes McDaniel in March 2007 (Acc. 100623).
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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Virginia Araminta Holmes McDaniel was born in 1899 in Wadesboro, N.C., to Alice Dwiggins Holmes and Reverend Parker Holmes. She had three siblings: George Holmes, Frances Holmes McCausland, and Robert Nye Holmes. Her childhood was spent in North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Newton, N.C. After attending Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., January-May 1916, she matriculated to Salem College in Winston Salem, N.C. She graduated in 1920 and moved with her family to Forest City, N.C., where she met Grover Cleveland McDaniel, whom she married in 1923. They had two sons, Grover Cleveland McDaniel Jr. and Andrew Holmes McDaniel. She spent the rest of her life in Forest City, where she was a homemaker, school teacher, member of the Forest City Woman's Club, and board member at the Mooneyham Public Library. She died in 1989.

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The collection consists of 30 diaries, 1915-1986, kept by Virginia Araminta Holmes McDaniel from age 16 until three years before her death in 1989. During this time, she was a student at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., and at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C.; moved with her family to Forest City, N.C.; and met and married Grover Cleveland McDaniel with whom she had two sons. Entries are generally short and concern matters of daily life in Forest City, including comments about health, weather, friends and family, and day-to-day activities as homemaker, teacher, club woman, and local library board member. Also included is a volume containing lists of Christmas presents given and received, 1948-1985; a folder of miscellaneous notes; and a CD-ROM containing transcriptions of the diaries and scans of related photographs, documents, and newspaper clippings, which was compiled by her son, Andrew Holmes McDaniel.

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Contents list

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About 35 items.

Folder 1

Diary, June 1915-2 July 1918 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 1

Folder 2

Diary, 3 July 1918-7 November 1918 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 2

Folder 3

Diary, 8 November 1918-31 December 1919 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 3

Folder 4

Diary, 1 January 1920-13 September 1920 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 4

Folder 5

Diary, 15 September 1920-12 March 1921 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 5

Folder 6

Diary, 13 March 1921-9 May 1921 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 6

Folder 7

Diary, 10 May 1921-26 November 1921 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 7

Folder 8

Diary, 21 December 1921-31 December 1922 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 8

Folder 9

Diary, 1922-1924 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 9

Folder 10

Diary, 1924-1928 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 10

Folder 11

Diary, 1929-1933 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 11

Folder 12

Diary, 1934-1938 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 12

Folder 13

Diary, 1939-1943 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 13

Folder 14

Diary, 1944-1948 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 14

Folder 15

Diary, 1949-1953 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 15

Folder 16

Diary, 1959-1961 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 16

Folder 17

Diary, 1962-1963 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 17

Folder 18

Diary, 1964 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 18

Folder 19

Diary, 1965-1967 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 19

Folder 20

Diary, 1968 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 20

Folder 21

Diary, 1969-1970 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 21

Folder 22

Diary, 1971 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 22

Folder 23

Diary, 1972-1976 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 23

Folder 24

Diary, 1977 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 24

Folder 25

Diary, 1 January 1978-19 January 1979 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 25

Folder 26

Diary, 1979 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 26

Folder 27

Diary, 1980 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 27

Folder 28

Diary, 1981 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 28

Folder 29

Diary, 1982 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 29

Folder 30

Diary, 1984-1986 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 30

Folder 31

Christmas list book, 1948-1985 #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 31

Folder 32

Miscellaneous notes #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." Folder 32

Data Compact Disc DCD-5325/1

CD-ROM containing transcriptions and other materials #05325, Series: "Diaries, 1915-1986." DCD-5325/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Margaret Dickson, July 2007

Encoded by: Margaret Dickson, July 2007

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