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Collection Number: 04163

Collection Title: Leonard Rapport Papers, undated.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract Leonard Rapport was involved in the writing of an essay entitled "People of Tobacco," written for the North Carolina Federal Writers' Project. The collection includes drafts and photocopies of the essay chapters. Topics covered in the essay include market days, tobacco cultivation, the history of tobacco in North Carolina from the Colonial period to the 1900s, the development of Durham, N.C., and Winston-Salem, N.C., as tobacco towns and the influence of the Duke family and Reynolds family, and the influence of technology. Also included in the collection are drafts of life history interviews, clippings, and publications about tobacco cultivation and manufacture.
Creator Rapport, Leonard, 1913-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Leonard Rapport Papers, #4163, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Leonard Rapport of Washington, D.C., March 1979.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Leonard Rapport (1913-2008) of Durham, N.C., was an author and archivist who was involved in the North Carolina Federal Writers' Project, 1938-1941.

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Collection includes manuscript and photocopied portions of a draft of an essay entitled "People of Tobacco," written by Leonard Rapport and others for the North Carolina Federal Writers' Project. Topics covered in the essay include market days, tobacco cultivation, the history of tobacco in North Carolina from the Colonial period to the 1900s, the development of Durham and Winston-Salem as tobacco towns and the influence of the Duke and Reynolds families, and the influence of technology. Also included in the collection are drafts of life history interviews, clippings, and publications about tobacco cultivation and manufacture.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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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