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Collection Number: 04804

Collection Title: William Stephenson Papers, 1977-1990

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10000 items)
Abstract Correspondence, notes, drafts, photographs, slides, and other items relating to "Sallie Southall Cotten: A Woman's Life in North Carolina" (Pamlico Press: Greenville, N.C., 1987) by William Stephenson, professor of English at East Carolina University, and other writings by Stephenson, chiefly about Cotten and the Cotten and Southall families. Sallie Swepson Sims Southall Cotten (1846-1929) of Pitt County, N.C., was a writer and campaigner for women's rights. Also included is information about Stephenson's establishing the Pamlico Press to publish the book.
Creator Stephenson, William, 1930-
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 William Stephenson papers #4804, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William Eaton Stephenson of Greenville, N.C., in August 1991.
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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Correspondence, notes, drafts, photographs, slides, and other items relating to "Sallie Southall Cotten: A Woman's Life in North Carolina" (Pamlico Press: Greenville, N.C., 1987) by William Stephenson, professor of English at East Carolina University, and other writings by Stephenson, chiefly about Cotten and the Cotten and Southall families. Sallie Swepson Sims Southall Cotten (1846-1929) of Pitt County, N.C., was a writer and campaigner for women's rights. Also included is information about Stephenson's establishing the Pamlico Press to publish the book.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988.

About 450 items.

Arrangement: chronological and subject.

Articles and related material about Cotten that Stephenson collected in the course of his research, articles Stephenson published about Cotten, and correspondence about Cotten.

Folder 1

"Part Way from Pedestal to Politics: Greenville's End of the Century Club" (1978) #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence and papers for "Part Way.." #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 2

Folder 3

Pitt County Historical Society Talk (1978) #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 3

Folder 4

"The Davises, the Southalls, and Wesleyan Female College" (1980) #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 4

Folder 5

Correspondence and papers for "The Davises.." #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 5

Folder 6

"How Sallie Southall Cotten Brought North Carolina to the Chicago World's Fair in 1893" (1981) #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence and papers for "How Sallie.." #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 7

Folder 8

Review of the book The Fair Women #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 8

Folder 9

Sallie Southall Cotten (1987) Manuscript #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 9

Folder 10

Notecards #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 10

Folder 11

Research Material #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 11

Folder 12

Reviews of Sallie Southall Cotten #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 12

Folder 13

Sallie Southall Cotten Slide Talk (1988) #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 13

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Folder 15

Correspondence: to and from Cotten's relatives #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 14-15

Folder 16

Correspondence: to and from libraries and archives about research on Cotten #04804, Series: "1. Sallie Southall Cotten, 1978-1988. " Folder 16

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77 items.

Most of these pictures are reproduced in Stephenson's book, Sallie Southall Cotten, and have more complete descriptions in his Slide Talk (see folder 13).

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Photograph of William Stephenson, 1980s. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/1

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Photograph of William Stephenson, Michael Hill, Barbara Hall, and Gladys Boroughs at the dedication of a historical marker to Cotten in September, 1987. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/2

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Photographs of Sallie Southall Cotten, 1900s-1920s. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/3-5

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Photograph of Cotten, Mariah Smith, Sue Hart, Sallie Powell, and Rhetta Cooper, 1860s. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/6

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Photograph of Susan Sims Southall, 1860s. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/7

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Photograph of Thomas James Southall, 1860s. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/8

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Photograph of John Richard Southall, 1860s. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/9

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Photographs of two unidentified people, 1860s, sent to Stephenson from Cotten Newick. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/10-11

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Photographs of buildings and landscapes of North Carolina in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/12-21

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Postcards of the World's Fair in Chicago, 1893. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/22-25

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52 slides from Stephenson's Cotten Slide Talk. Description of images located in folder 13. #04804, Series: "5. Pictures, 1840s-1980s." P-4804/26-77

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, May 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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

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