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Collection Number: 03738-z

Collection Title: Stuart Noblin Papers Relating to L.L. Polk, 1937-1940

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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 51 items
Abstract Stuart Noblin (b. 1913) was a professor of History at North Carolina State University and author of Leonidas La Fayette Polk, Agrarian Crusader (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1949). The collection includes Noblin's correspondence, 1937-1940, documenting his search for biographical material on L.L. Polk (1837-1892), North Carolina's first commissioner of agriculture, founder of the Progressive Farmer, and president of the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union; and copies of some Polk papers, 1891-1892. Among the correspondents are Alex M. Arnett, Samuel A. Ashe, H.E.C. Bryant, P.A. Carter, Josephus Daniels, R.A. Doughton, Thomas Dixon, John D. Hicks, Francis Joyner, J.J. Lane, James C. Malin, W.F. Marshall, Thomas Bedford Moseley, Edward A. Oldham, Carl C. Taylor, R.T. Vann, William Allen White, and Peter Mitchell Wilson. The copies of Polk items include typed transcripts of seven items from the Donnelly Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society, consisting of four letters from Polk to Ignatius Donnelly, one letter from Polk to A.L. Stomberg, and two letters from H.E. Taubeneck to Ignatius Donnelly.
Creator Noblin, Stuart.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Stuart Noblin Papers Relating to L.L. Polk, #3738-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Stuart Noblin, Department of History, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., April 1966.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Stuart Noblin (b. 1913) received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, 1947, and was the author of Leonidas La Fayette Polk, Agrarian Crusader and other writings and articles on L. L. Polk (1837-1892), North Carolina's first commissioner of agriculture, founder of the Progressive Farmer, and president of the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union.

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The collection includes Stuart Noblin's correspondence, 1937-1940, documenting his search for biographical material on L. L. Polk; and copies of some Polk papers, 1891-1892. Among the correspondents are Alex M. Arnett, Samuel A. Ashe, H. E. C. Bryant, P. A. Carter, Josephus Daniels, R. A. Doughton, Thomas Dixon, John D. Hicks, Francis Joyner, J. J. Lane, James C. Malin, W. F. Marshall, Thomas Bedford Moseley, Edward A. Oldham, Carl C. Taylor, R. T. Vann, William Allen White, and Peter Mitchell Wilson. The copies of Polk items include typed transcripts of seven items from the Donnelly Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society, consisting of four letters from Polk to Ignatius Donnelly, one letter from Polk to A. L. Stomberg, and two letters from H. E. Taubeneck to Ignatius Donnelly.

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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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