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Collection Number: 02681-z

Collection Title: Maude Minish Sutton Papers, 1917-1935.

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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 About 14 items
Abstract Maude Minish Sutton of Caldwell County, N.C., was a teacher, writer, and folklorist. She taught in Chapel Hill, China Grove, Avery County, and Lenoir, N.C. Sutton was also a contributor to North Carolina newspapers and on the staff of the Lenoir News-Topic. She married Dennis Howard Sutton. The collection is a variety of Sutton's writings and papers. It contains a typed copy of A Very Great Lady, a short story by Sutton about collecting family papers to solve a mystery, and a number of folklore materials including notes on folk games, ballads of Avery County Sutton collected in 1917 and 1918, notes on cotton baron Simpson Bobo Tanner, and a list of charter members of the North Carolina Folklore Society. Three notebooks are available on microfilm which contain details of a 1921 hiking trip, Sutton's poetry, and newspaper clippings.
Creator Sutton, Maude Minish, d. 1936.
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 Maude Minish Sutton Papers, #2681-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Maude Minish Sutton of Caldwell County, N.C., was a teacher, writer, and folklorist. She taught in Chapel Hill, China Grove, Avery County, and Lenoir, N.C. Sutton was also a contributor to North Carolina newspapers and on the staff of the Lenoir News-Topic. She married Dennis Howard Sutton.

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The collection is a variety of Maude Minish Sutton's writings and papers. It contains a typed copy of A Very Great Lady, a short story by Sutton about collecting family papers to solve a mystery, and a number of folklore materials including notes on folk games, ballads of Avery County Sutton collected in 1917 and 1918, notes on cotton baron Simpson Bobo Tanner, and a list of charter members of the North Carolina Folklore Society.

Three notebooks are available on microfilm: a record of a hiking trip Sutton took in 1921 with four other women in the North Carolina mountains; a notebook containing poems Sutton wrote in 1921-1922 and a few collected song lyrics; and a scrapbook with newspaper articles Sutton wrote between 1927 and 1935, including her 1935 series called "Folk Songs of the Blue Ridge."

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, March 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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