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Collection Number: 00593

Collection Title: Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 170 items)
Abstract Robert Smith Phifer was a professor of music at women's colleges in North Carolina and Virginia. The collection includes scattered correspondence, recital programs, clippings, and other papers. The bulk of the collection consists of programs of concerts and recitals at the Danville Academy of Music, Roanoke Female College, Danville College for Young Ladies, Charlotte Female Institute, and Chester Female Academy, Chesterfield, Va. There is very little correspondence; the few letters deal primarily with Phifer family genealogy and with memberships in social clubs.
Creator Phifer, Robert Smith, b. 1852.
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 Robert Smith Phifer Papers, #593, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift prior to 1940
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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Robert Smith Phifer (born 1852) was a professor of music at women's colleges in North Carolina and Virginia.

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The collection includes scattered correspondence, recital programs, clippings, and other papers. The bulk of the collection consists of programs of concerts and recitals at the Danville Academy of Music, Roanoke Female College, Danville College for Young Ladies, Charlotte Female Institute, and Chester Female Academy, Chesterfield, Va. There is very little correspondence; the few letters deal primarily with Phifer family genealogy and with memberships in social clubs.

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Contents list

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About 170 items.
Folder 1

1865-1873 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 1

Folder 2

1874-1876 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 2

Folder 3

1877-1879 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 3

Folder 4

1880-1882 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 4

Folder 5

1883-1884 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 5

Folder 6

1885-1886 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 6

Folder 7

1887-1888 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 7

Folder 8

1889-1890 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 8

Folder 9

1891-1892 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 9

Folder 10

1893-1894 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 10

Folder 11

1895-1896 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 11

Folder 12

1897-1901; 1920 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 12

Folder 13

Undated #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 13

Folder 14

Newspaper clippings #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 14

Folder 15

Addition #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 15

Newspaper clipping, 1913, and sheet music

Folder 16a

Volume 1: Scrapbook of notices about Phifer #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 16a

Folder 16b

Enclosures from Volume 1 #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 16b

Folder 17

Volume 2: Drawing book #00593, Series: "Robert Smith Phifer Papers, 1865-1920." Folder 17

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, May 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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