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Guide to the Herbert Clarence Bradshaw Papers, 1922-1976

Collection Overview

Bradshaw's papers show detailed involvement as a member of the N.C. State Commission for the Blind for 18 years; member, Advisory Board, Mary Duke Biddle Art Gallery for the Blind in the N C Museum of Art, Raleigh; and President of the N. C Society for the Prevention of Blindness.

Many printed items - rosters, programs, clippings, and photographs - are scattered throughout the files where they are integral parts of personal or organizational files. Papers on Durham include histories and correspondence on city and county government (1853-1973), Chamber of Commerce, Civitan and Optimist Clubs, Merchants Association, Public Library, and the School Board. The latter includes a substantial sequence of folders on Durham, N.C. race relations issues and school integration. There are printed programs of cultural events held in Richmond, Durham, and Raleigh, 1929-1972. The papers include programs, rosters, histories, minutes and correspondence on Lions Club activities in Durham and throughout N.C., 1922-1974.

Material prepared for the Durham (N.C.) Morning Herald centennial edition includes the histories of local organizations, 1805-1953. Bradshaw kept detailed diaries and correspondence on his Book Page and his editorials, 1949-1973. Important in Civil War histories is Bradshaw's account of historic events in the Appomattox area which he wrote for the Centennial Edition of the Farmville (Va.) Herald, 1965. A longer local history account appears in that newspaper's Sesquicentennial Edition of 1948.

Duke University Professor Mason Crum's unpublished manuscript, Washington Duke, is included in the Duke University section (Box 31) along with Bradshaw's 1949-1973 correspondence with Duke faculty. Dr. J. B. Rhine's correspondence shows the development at Duke of his Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, 1963-1972.

The collection contains voluminous correspondence from 1922 to 1976 (Boxes 19-27), including 44 years of farm business papers on the 900-acre farm in Virginia he and his brother managed. The correspondence also includes the writing of the history of the Baptist Church in N.C., 1805-1973. There is correspondence also on the Yates Baptist Association and the Watts Street Baptist Church, 1950-1971. Other files of correspondence relate to his forty-four year involvement with Hampden-Sydney College (Box 42). Bradshaw's interest in genealogy led to lengthy correspondence on genealogies of the Armistead, Bradshaw, Cunningham, Chambliss, Few, Fuqua, Lockett, McGehee, Marshall, Nash, Scarborough, Venable, and Walton families. Included is a morgue of hundreds of glossy photographs of contemporary writers. There are letters signed by William O. Douglas; Dean Acheson; Dean Rusk; William P. Rogers; J. William Fulbright; Governors Luther Hodges, Terry Sanford and Robert Scott; Senators Henry Jackson and B. Everett Jordan; Norman Mailer; J. B. Rhine; and Douglas M. Knight. There is correspondence with Myrta Lockett Avary, author of A Virginia Girl in the Civil War, and her memoirs are included.

Addition (87-94) contains correspondence, notes and printed material for the development of Durham and its commemoration of the U.S. Bicentennial, 1976. Also contains information concerning health care in N.C., and notes from various conferences held by the U.S. State department for news editors.

Other parts of Bradshaw's papers are also held by the Virginia Baptist Historical Society at the University of Richmond and the Virginia State Library.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Herbert Clarence Bradshaw papers, 1922-1976
Creator
Bradshaw, Herbert Clarence, 1908-1976.
Extent
35 Linear Feet, Approximately 39,585 Items
Repository
Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English

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Contents of the Collection

This information is filed in the first box of the collection. It includes a vita, letters, articles, awards, clippings, a formal photograph, and other items. Box 1 also contains an inventory of the collection and the Virginia State Library inventory.

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, 1927-1929, 1950-1955, 1967-1968
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 2
Legal Documents
Box 2
Memoirs (undated)
Box 2
Photos
Box 2
Poetry
Box 2
Writings
Box 2
Sherwin article on Avary
Box 2
Baptist Church Histories 1930, 1935-1973
Box 3
Baptist State Convention of N.C. 1960, 1971
Box 3
Churches of Durham 1805-1951 1952-1968, 1971-1972
Box 3
First Baptist Church, Durham 1970-1973
Box 3
Greater Durham Evangelistic Crusade 1965
Box 3
Religion - Articles, news clippings, etc. 1859, 1930, 1954-1973
Box 3
Watts Street Baptist Church 1950-1970
Box 4
Yates Baptist Association 1953-1971
Box 5
National Society for the Prevention of Blindness 1964-1973
Box 6-7
N.C. Association for the Blind 1948-1974
Box 8
N.C. Association for the Blind 1960-1967
Box 9
Glaucoma Clinics
Box 9
The White Cane
Box 9
N.C. Eye and Human Tissue Bank 1960-1971
Box 9
N.C. Society for the Prevention of Blindness 1966-1974
Box 10
Toward the Dawn: History of the N.C. State Association for the Blind
Box 11
Biennial Reports 1950-1968
Box 12-16
Manual
Box 12-16
Publications
Box 12-16
Vocational Rehabilitation Plan
Box 12-16
Quarterly Reports 1964-1970
Box 17-18
The Seeing Eye, Inc. 1957-1958
Box 18
Book Reviews Scrapbook (Bradshaw's) (see at end of Papers) 1931-1945
Box 18
Book Reviews Scrapbook 1931-1945
Box 69
Personal and Family Clippings and Memorabilia 1952-1974
Box 19
Personal and Family Correspondence (Farm) 1929-1973
Box 20-22
Personal and Family Correspondence (General) 1922-1975, undated
Box 23-26
Speaking Engagements 1956-1973
Box 27
Writings 1935-1976
Box 28-29
Graham A. Barden Chair of Government (See N.C. Campbell College)
Box 28-29
Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission (See N.C. Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission)
Box 28-29
Bennitt Place 1962-1964
Box 30
Civil War Centennial Commission 1958-1965
Box 30
Confederate Veterans Reunions 1929, 1932
Box 30
Farmville Herald Centennial 1965
Box 30
Farmville Herald Sesquicentennial 1948
Box 30
Fortifications at High Bridge, Appomattox River 1865
Box 30
Johnston, Joseph E., General 1959-1963
Box 30
N.C. Confederate Centennial Commission 1958-1965
Box 30
Tell Ma to send me some meat to boil with peas. Soldier's Letter. Apr. 1864
Box 30
Bradshaw's Correspondence with Duke Faculty 1949-1973
Box 31
General Telephone Issue 1972
Box 31
Rhine's Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man 1963-1972
Box 31
Rule of Law Research Center. Arthur Larson 1960, 1966
Box 31
Sanford, Terry 1962, 1964, 1970-1972
Box 31
Washington Duke by Mason Crum ca. 1951
Box 31
Chamber of Commerce 1961-1973
Box 32
City and County Government 1853-1953, 1957-1973
Box 32
Civitan and Optimist Clubs 1952
Box 32
County Association for the Blind 1949-1959
Box 32
Golden Age Society 1956
Box 32
Merchants Association 1956, 1969-1972
Box 32
N.C. College at Durham 1950-1952, 1968
Box 32
1963 - All-America City Award 1963
Box 32
Public Library 1897-1936, 1953-1961
Box 32
Research Triangle, History of 1953-1965
Box 32
Scarborough Nursery School 1950
Box 32
School Board 1951, 1965-1966
Box 32
School Study Committee 1959-1960
Box 32
Social Scene 1960-1963, 1965
Box 32
United Fund Campaign 1962-1973
Box 32
Book Page 1949, 1955-1973
Box 33
Book Page. Correspondence 1950-1973
Box 33
Book Reviews by Bradshaw 1931-1945
Box 69
Centennial Edition. Correspondence 1953
Box 34
Centennial Edition, Histories of Organizations 1805-1953
Box 34
Diaries of Book Reviews and Editorials 1951-1972
Box 35-36
Editorial Background Material 1929-1973
Box 37-39
Editorials 1960-1967
Box 39
Editorials. Correspondence 1949-1973
Box 40
Editorials by Bradshaw 1961-1963
Box 39
Features. Correspondence 1953-1958, 1973
Box 34
Frank S. Hickman's Just a Minute Column 1952-1964
Box 34
Monthly Bulletins 1950-1973
Box 34
Personnel Directories 1954-1973
Box 34
Style Book 1949
Box 34
Eggleston, Joseph DuPuy - McAllister, James Gray (See Hampden-Sydney Correspondence. Eggleston, Joseph DuPuy - McAllister, James Gray Correspondence) 1929-1956
Box 34
Anderson
Box 41
Armistead
Box 41
Bradshaw
Box 41
Carrington
Box 41
Chambliss
Box 41
Cunningham
Box 41
Davis
Box 41
Fain
Box 41
Few
Box 41
Flippen
Box 41
Fuqua
Box 41
Goodrich
Box 41
Holcombe
Box 41
Jenkins
Box 41
Kennon
Box 41
Kerr
Box 41
Ligon
Box 41
Lockett
Box 41
McGehee
Box 41
Marshall
Box 41
Nash
Box 41
Osborne
Box 41
Pallmore
Box 41
Pankey
Box 41
Scarborough
Box 41
Thomson
Box 41
Townes
Box 41
Venable
Box 41
Walker
Box 41
Walthall
Box 41
Walton
Box 41
White
Box 41
Wimbish
Box 41
Woodson
Box 41
Hampden-Sidney 1927-1973
Box 42
Eggleston, Joseph DuPuy - McAllister, James Gray Correspondence 1929-1956
Box 42
Historical Book Club of N.C., Greensboro, N.C. Annual Town Meeting on Books (See N.C. Historical Book Club)
Box 42
Hospitals. North Carolina (See Public Health)
Box 42
Human Betterment League of N.C. (See N.C. 1947-1976 Human Betterment League)
Box 42
Apex to Zebulon 1969-1972
Box 43
Conventions, National 1960, 1970-1973
Box 44
Conventions, State (N.C.) 1961-1973
Box 44
District Governors 1960-1972
Box 45-46
District 31G 1960-1974
Box 47
Durham 1950-1973
Box 48-49
History of Lionism 1922-1960
Box 50
International 1951-1952, 1966-1973
Box 50
International. Candidates for Director 1970-1972
Box 50
International. Constitution and By-laws Committee 1970-1972
Box 50
International. Politics 1969-1970
Box 50
State Council 1968-1973
Box 51
Zone Chairman 1967-1970
Box 51
Zone Club Reports 1967-1970
Box 51
Lockett Genealogical Chart
Box 69
Mary Duke Biddle Gallery for the Blind, N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. (See N.C. Mary Duke Biddle Gallery for the Blind, N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.)
Box 69
National Foreign Policy Conference for Editors and Broadcasters. Washington, D. C. 1964, 1970, 1972
Box 52
National Health Council (See Public Health)
Box 52
National Policy and Performance Council 1968-1972 (See U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. National Policy and Performance Council)
Box 52
National Society for the Prevention of Blindness (See Blindness: National Society for the Prevention of Blindness)
Box 52
N.C. Advisory Council to the Peace Corps 1962-1964
Box 53
N.C. American Revolution Bicentennial Committee 1971-1973
Box 53
N.C. Awards 1966-1967, 1971
Box 53
N.C. Bowles for Governor 1972
Box 53
N.C. Campbell College, Buies Creek , 1962, 1967-1968, 1973
Box 53
N.C. Graham A. Barden Chair of Government
Box 53
N.C. Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission 1961-1963
Box 53
N.C. Council on World Affairs 1959-1963
Box 53
N.C. Democratic Party. Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. Raleigh, N.C.1963
Box 54
N.C. Fund 1966
Box 54
N.C. General Assembly, 1969. Interest Rate Study Commission 1969-1973
Box 54
N.C. Governor's Conference on Planning for Higher Education. Raleigh, N.C. 1968
Box 54
N.C. Governor's Conference, Richmond, Va. Official Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington 1932
Box 54
N.C. Governor's Study Committee on Structure and Organization of Higher Education. Raleigh, N.C. 1971
Box 54
N.C. Historical Book Club, Greensboro, N.C. Annual Town Meeting on Books 1961-1971
Box 54
N.C. Huguenot Society 1953-1972
Box 55
N.C. Human Betterment League 1947-1976
Box 56
N.C. Literary and Historical Association 1963-1972
Box 56
N.C. Mary Duke Biddle Gallery for the Blind, N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. 1966-1969, 1972
Box 56
N.C. Political Campaigns 1972
Box 56
N.C. Rehabilitation Association 1966-1967
Box 56
N.C. Salem Academy 1969-1970
Box 56
N.C. Society Sons of the American Revolution 1956-1971
Box 56
N.C. Study in Vocational Rehabilitation 1965-1969
Box 57
N.C. Wake County Courthouse Speech. Professor Albert Coates Sept. 13, 1970
Box 57
List of Photographs
Box 58
Buildings, places, scenes
Box 58
Genre
Box 58
People
Box 58-59
Transportation
Box 59
Political Campaigns (North Carolina). (See N.C. Political Campaigns) 1972
Box 59
President Nixon's Proclamation: Save your Vision Week, 1973 1973
Box 69
American Press Institute Seminar 1967
Box 60
Press Associations 1929-1963
Box 60
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Seminars for Southern Journalists 1967-1972
Box 61
Southern Regional Education Board, Seminars for Southern Journalists 1966-1968
Box 62
Durham County TB and Health Association 1952, 1954-1957
Box 63
Hospitals. North Carolina 1965-1972
Box 63
Medical Education. North Carolina 1971
Box 63
National Health Council 1967
Box 63
N.C. Comprehensive Health Planning Council 1968-1971
Box 63
N.C. Comprehensive Health Planning Project 1970
Box 64
N.C. Comprehensive Health Services 1968-1969
Box 65
N.C. Comprehensive Health Services, Financing 1969-1973
Box 65
Psychiatric Hospitals, North Carolina 1957, 1966-1967
Box 63
Smoking and Health 1969
Box 63
Desegregation Plan, Durham School Board 1965
Box 66
Durham Negro Grievances. School Integration 1967-1969
Box 66
Durham Plan. Race Relations 1963
Box 66
National Commission on Civil Order. Riot Report 1968
Box 66
Segregation. Articles, etc. 1954-1969
Box 66
Segregation. Richmond, Va. Newspaper Clippings 1955
Box 66
Salem Academy (See N.C. Salem Academy)
Box 66
Salvation Army. Cases from Social Services Department n. d.
Box 67
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation. Seminars for Southern Journalists (See Press Associations)
Box 67
Southern Regional Education Board. Seminars for Southern Journalists (See Press Associations)
Box 67
State and Local Revenue Potential. Southern Regional Education Board 1969
Box 67
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. National Policy and Performance Council 1968-1972
Box 68
Black Student Movement 1968
Box 68
Election of Trustees 1966
Box 68
Installation of Chancellor Nelson E. Taylor 1972
Box 68
Newsletter 1970-1973
Box 68
Virginia Historical Society 1967
Box 68
Addition (87-94), 1976

Contains correspondence, notes and printed material for the development of Durham and its commemoration of the U.S. Bicentennial, 1976. Also contains information concerning health care in N.C., and notes from various conferences held by the U.S. State department for news editors.

Box 70

Historical Note

Herbert Clarence Bradshaw (1908-1976), a Democrat, Baptist, author-historian, journalist, churchman, educator and civic leader in both Virginia and North Carolina, was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Rice, Prince Edward County, Va. He attended Hampden-Sydney College (B.A., 1930), and the University of Virginia (M.A., 1933 in classical languages), and was awarded a Litt.D. degree from Hampden-Sydney in 1967. For twenty years he taught and served as a principal in Virginia schools. He began a full-time journalism career as Sunday Feature Editor of the Durham Morning Herald and became editor of the editorial page from 1964 until retirement in 1974.

Bradshaw is author of The History of Prince Edward County, Virginia (1955), History of Hampden-Sydney College, Vol. I (1976), History of Farmville, Va. (1948), Toward the Dawn: History of the First Quarter-Century of the N.C. State Association for the Blind, 1934-1960 (1961), and fifty articles from 1935 to 1976 on the histories of the Baptist Church, the Lions organization, the blind organizations in N.C., and historical pieces on such topics as Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and historic houses.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert Clarence Bradshaw Papers, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The papers of Herbert Clarence Bradshaw were acquired by Duke University as gifts, 1977-1987.

Processing Information

Processed by: Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library staff

Completed 1987

Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller and addition encoded by Ted Holt

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.