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Collection Number: 04875-z

Collection Title: R.N. Simms Papers, 1914-1943

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Size 93 items
Abstract R.N. Simms was a lawyer of Raleigh, N.C., and president of the Raleigh Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1941-1942. The collection contains correspondence of R.N. Simms, focusing on the business of the Raleigh Junior Chamber of Commerce and the First Baptist Tabernacle Church, Raleigh, N.C., and some of the law cases in which Simms was involved.
Creator Simms, R. N.
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 R.N. Simms papers #4875-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J. Douglas Mattox of Raleigh, N.C., in April 1997 (Acc. 97059).
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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R.N. Simms was a lawyer of Raleigh, N.C., and president of the Raleigh Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1941-1942.

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The collection contains correspondence of R.N. Simms. The letters are about the history and proceedings of the Junior Chamber of Commerce; about his search for a new pastor for his church, the First Baptist Tabernacle; and about law cases on which Simms was working. There are also materials sent to him, including an article about bank holidays during the Depression; solicitations for support on various local political and temperance campaigns; a transcript of a speech and accompanying photograph of Tom Jeffries, an African-American who was part of the community of Wake Forest College in the early 20th century; and a photograph of First Baptist Tabernacle Sunday School class, Raleigh N.C., July 1931.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Adera Scheinker, May 1997

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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