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Collection Number: 02345

Collection Title: Quincy Sharpe Mills Papers, 1905-1929

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 750 items)
Abstract Quincy Sharpe Mills was a journalist and author who worked on the New York Evening Sun newspapers for ten years; served as a lieutenant in the 168th Regiment, Rainbow Division, American Expeditionary Forces; and was killed in France. Papers of Mills include letters to him, but chiefly letters from him to his parents in Statesville, N.C., concerning his life and work writing for the Evening Sun in New York City and his army experience at Plattsburg, N.Y., training camp and in France during World War I. Also included are clippings and manuscripts of articles, notes on war, army notebooks, and data concerning Mills and the publication of his work after his death.
Creator Mills, Quincy Sharpe, 1884-1918.
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 Quincy Sharpe Mills Papers #2345, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Thomas Millard Mills of Statesville, N.C., in 1941.
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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Quincy Sharpe Mills was a journalist and author who worked on the New York Evening Sun newspapers for ten years; served as a lieutenant in the 168th Regiment, Rainbow Division, American Expeditionary Forces; and was killed in France.

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Papers of journalist Quincy Sharpe Mills include letters to him, but chiefly letters from him to his parents in Statesville, N.C., concerning his life and work writing for the Evening Sun in New York City and his army experience at Plattsburg, N.Y., training camp and in France with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Also included are clippings and manuscripts of articles, notes on war, army notebooks, and data concerning Mills and the publication of his work after his death.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated.

About 450 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Primarily letters from Mills to his mother until August 1918, when the letters deal mainly with his death and remembrances of him.

Folder 1

1905-October 1907 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 1

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November-December 1907 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 2

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1908 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 3-6

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1909-1910 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 7

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August 1913-April 1914 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 8

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May 1914-1915 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 9-10

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1916 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 11

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1917 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 12-19

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1918 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 20-28

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1919 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 29

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1920-1922 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 30

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1923 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 31-32

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1924-1929 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 33

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1930-1939 #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 34

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Undated #02345, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1905-1918 and undated." Folder 35

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About 125 items.

Army handbooks and magazines in the possession of Mills at his death, and newspaper clippings sent to Mills by his mother during the war.

Folder 36

Army papers #02345, Series: "2. Clippings and Related Material, 1916-1918 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

Magazine articles #02345, Series: "2. Clippings and Related Material, 1916-1918 and undated." Folder 37

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Folder 39

Newspaper clippings #02345, Series: "2. Clippings and Related Material, 1916-1918 and undated." Folder 38-39

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6 items.

Primarily books concerning United States Army regulations and proceduresand notebooks from training classes.

Folder 40

V-2345/1: 1918, 108 pages #02345, Series: "3. Volumes, 1914-1918." Folder 40

Mills's notebook from military training school in France

Folder 41

V-2345/2: 1917, 90 pages #02345, Series: "3. Volumes, 1914-1918." Folder 41

Mills's notebook from military training school in Plattsburg, N.Y.

Folder 42

V-2345/3: 1918, 300 pages #02345, Series: "3. Volumes, 1914-1918." Folder 42

Mills's field message book

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V-2345/4: 1914, 224 pages #02345, Series: "3. Volumes, 1914-1918." Folder 43

United States Army field service regulations book

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V-2345/5: 1915, 170 pages #02345, Series: "3. Volumes, 1914-1918." Folder 44

Roster of the First Training Regiment containing a list of Mills's company

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V-2345/6: 1917, 112 pages #02345, Series: "3. Volumes, 1914-1918." Folder 45

Officers and members list of a Freemason Lodge in New York state

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160 items.

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Photographs (with negatives) and postcards from Plattsburg, N.Y., of military life. Also, one photograph of the memorial plaque placed in the office of the Evening Sun in memory of Mills and other employees who lost their lives in the World War, 10 July 1919. #02345, Series: "4. Pictures, 1917." P-2345/1-160

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, March 1996

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, November 2006

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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