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Collection Number: 05430

Collection Title: Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 135 items)
Abstract Dora Barbour Stevenson was a school teacher who lived in and around Zebulon, Raleigh, and Smithfield, N.C., between the 1910s and the 1970s. She was married to J.E. Stevenson. The collection contains correspondence and business and financial documents of Dora Barbour Stevenson. Correspondence includes letters, postcards, telegrams, wedding and graduation invitations, thank-you notes, and holiday cards from Stevenson's relatives and friends and a few love-letters from suitors. Topics include family matters and college life. Business and financial documents include bank statements, land deeds, a teaching certificate, a will, letters from insurance companies, and product advertisements and solicitations. Some of these materials are related to members of the Wallace family or to Stevenson's husband.
Creator Stevenson, Dora Barbour.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers #5430, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J. Douglas Mattox in June 2009 (Acc. 101131).
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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Dora Barbour Stevenson was a school teacher who lived in and around Zebulon, Raleigh, and Smithfield, N.C., between the 1910s and the 1970s. She was married to J.E. Stevenson.

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The collection contains correspondence and business and financial documents of Dora Barbour Stevenson. Correspondence includes letters, postcards, telegrams, wedding and graduation invitations, thank-you notes, and holiday cards from Stevenson's relatives and friends and a few love-letters from suitors. Topics include family matters and college life. Business and financial documents include bank statements, land deeds, a teaching certificate, a will, letters from insurance companies, and product advertisements and solicitations. Some of these materials are related to members of the Wallace family or to Stevenson's husband.

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Contents list

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About 135 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Folder 1

Land deeds, 1889 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 1

Documentation of the transfer of land from Elisha and Renny Wallace to their sons R.I. and C.A. Wallace.

Folder 2

Correspondence and business documents, 1913-1922 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 2

Postcards, letters, and wedding invitations addressed to Dora Barbour Stevenson. Also included is her elementary school teacher's certificate.

Folder 3

Correspondence and financial documents, 1923-1924 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 3

Bank statements, postcards, wedding invitations, telegrams, Christmas cards, and Stevenson family correspondence.

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1925 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 4

Wedding invitations, Christmas cards, and love letters.

Folder 5

Correspondence and financial documents, 1926 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 5

Bank statements, wedding invitations, and letters.

Folder 6

Correspondence and financial documents, 1927-1928 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 6

Bank statements, wedding and graduation invitations, and letters from Dora Barbour Stevenson's relatives and friends.

Folder 7

Correspondence, 1929 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 7

Graduation and wedding invitations, postcards, and letters from Dora Barbour Stevenson's relatives.

Folder 8

Correspondence and financial documents, 1930-1936 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 8

Postcards; graduation and wedding invitations; letters from Dora Barbour Stevenson's relatives, from life insurance companies, and from an engraving company; and a copy of the financial report of R.I. Wallace's will.

Folder 9

Correspondence and business documents, 1937 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 9

Wedding invitations, letters and cards from Dora Barbour Stevenson's friends and relatives, and several postmarked solicitations and advertisements.

Folder 10

Correspondence and financial documents, 1938-1939 #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 10

Letters from Dora Barbour Stevenson's relatives addressed to her and her husband, J.E. Stevenson, regarding financial matters. Also included is a mortgage contract for J.E. Stevenson and letters from life insurance companies.

Folder 11

Correspondence and financial documents, 1943-1971 and undated #05430, Series: "Dora Barbour Stevenson Papers, 1889-1971." Folder 11

Letters from Dora Barbour Stevenson's relatives and savings and loan information.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Matt Dailey and Rachel Shope, February 2011

Encoded by: Matt Dailey, June 2011

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