Guide to the Herbert Clarence Bradshaw Papers, 1922-1976
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Duke University Professor Mason Crum's unpublished manuscript, Washington Duke, is included in the Duke University section (Box 31) along with Bradshaw's 1949-1973 correspondence with Duke faculty.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.
- Herbert Clarence Bradshaw papers 1922-1976
Bradshaw, Herbert Clarence, 1908-1976.
- 35 Linear Feet, Approximately 39,585 Items
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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
Baptist Church Histories 1930, 1935-1973
Baptist State Convention of N.C. 1960, 1971
Churches of Durham 1805-1951 1952-1968, 1971-1972
First Baptist Church, Durham 1970-1973
Greater Durham Evangelistic Crusade 1965
Religion - Articles, news clippings, etc. 1859, 1930, 1954-1973
Watts Street Baptist Church 1950-1970
Yates Baptist Association 1953-1971
National Society for the Prevention of Blindness 1964-1973
N.C. Association for the Blind 1948-1974
N.C. Association for the Blind 1960-1967
N.C. Eye and Human Tissue Bank 1960-1971
N.C. Society for the Prevention of Blindness 1966-1974
Toward the Dawn: History of the N.C. State Association for the Blind
Biennial Reports 1950-1968
Vocational Rehabilitation Plan
Quarterly Reports 1964-1970
The Seeing Eye, Inc. 1957-1958
Book Reviews Scrapbook (Bradshaw's) (see at end of Papers) 1931-1945
Book Reviews Scrapbook 1931-1945
Personal and Family Clippings and Memorabilia 1952-1974
Personal and Family Correspondence (Farm) 1929-1973
Personal and Family Correspondence (General) 1922-1975, undated
Speaking Engagements 1956-1973
Graham A. Barden Chair of Government (See N.C. Campbell College)
Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission (See N.C. Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission)
Civil War Centennial Commission 1958-1965
Confederate Veterans Reunions 1929, 1932
Farmville Herald Centennial 1965
Farmville Herald Sesquicentennial 1948
Fortifications at High Bridge, Appomattox River 1865
Johnston, Joseph E., General 1959-1963
N.C. Confederate Centennial Commission 1958-1965
Tell Ma to send me some meat to boil with peas. Soldier's Letter. Apr. 1864
Bradshaw's Correspondence with Duke Faculty 1949-1973
General Telephone Issue 1972
Rhine's Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man 1963-1972
Rule of Law Research Center. Arthur Larson 1960, 1966
Sanford, Terry 1962, 1964, 1970-1972
Washington Duke by Mason Crum ca. 1951
Chamber of Commerce 1961-1973
City and County Government 1853-1953, 1957-1973
Civitan and Optimist Clubs 1952
County Association for the Blind 1949-1959
Merchants Association 1956, 1969-1972
N.C. College at Durham 1950-1952, 1968
1963 - All-America City Award 1963
Public Library 1897-1936, 1953-1961
Research Triangle, History of 1953-1965
Scarborough Nursery School 1950
School Board 1951, 1965-1966
School Study Committee 1959-1960
Social Scene 1960-1963, 1965
United Fund Campaign 1962-1973
Book Page 1949, 1955-1973
Book Page. Correspondence 1950-1973
Book Reviews by Bradshaw 1931-1945
Centennial Edition. Correspondence 1953
Centennial Edition, Histories of Organizations 1805-1953
Diaries of Book Reviews and Editorials 1951-1972
Editorial Background Material 1929-1973
Editorials. Correspondence 1949-1973
Editorials by Bradshaw 1961-1963
Features. Correspondence 1953-1958, 1973
Frank S. Hickman's Just a Minute Column 1952-1964
Monthly Bulletins 1950-1973
Personnel Directories 1954-1973
Eggleston, Joseph DuPuy - McAllister, James Gray (See Hampden-Sydney Correspondence. Eggleston, Joseph DuPuy - McAllister, James Gray Correspondence) 1929-1956
Eggleston, Joseph DuPuy - McAllister, James Gray Correspondence 1929-1956
Historical Book Club of N.C., Greensboro, N.C. Annual Town Meeting on Books (See N.C. Historical Book Club)
Hospitals. North Carolina (See Public Health)
Human Betterment League of N.C. (See N.C. 1947-1976 Human Betterment League)
Apex to Zebulon 1969-1972
Conventions, National 1960, 1970-1973
Conventions, State (N.C.) 1961-1973
District Governors 1960-1972
History of Lionism 1922-1960
International 1951-1952, 1966-1973
International. Candidates for Director 1970-1972
International. Constitution and By-laws Committee 1970-1972
International. Politics 1969-1970
Zone Club Reports 1967-1970
Lockett Genealogical Chart
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.)
National Foreign Policy Conference for Editors and Broadcasters. Washington, D. C. 1964, 1970, 1972
National Health Council (See Public Health)
National Policy and Performance Council 1968-1972 (See U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. National Policy and Performance Council)
National Society for the Prevention of Blindness (See Blindness: National Society for the Prevention of Blindness)
N.C. Advisory Council to the Peace Corps 1962-1964
N.C. American Revolution Bicentennial Committee 1971-1973
N.C. Awards 1966-1967, 1971
N.C. Bowles for Governor 1972
N.C. Campbell College, Buies Creek , 1962, 1967-1968, 1973
N.C. Graham A. Barden Chair of Government
N.C. Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission 1961-1963
N.C. Council on World Affairs 1959-1963
N.C. Democratic Party. Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. Raleigh, N.C.1963
N.C. General Assembly, 1969. Interest Rate Study Commission 1969-1973
N.C. Governor's Conference on Planning for Higher Education. Raleigh, N.C. 1968
N.C. Governor's Conference, Richmond, Va. Official Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington 1932
N.C. Governor's Study Committee on Structure and Organization of Higher Education. Raleigh, N.C. 1971
N.C. Historical Book Club, Greensboro, N.C. Annual Town Meeting on Books 1961-1971
N.C. Huguenot Society 1953-1972
N.C. Human Betterment League 1947-1976
N.C. Literary and Historical Association 1963-1972
N.C. Mary Duke Biddle Gallery for the Blind, N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C. 1966-1969, 1972
N.C. Political Campaigns 1972
N.C. Rehabilitation Association 1966-1967
N.C. Salem Academy 1969-1970
N.C. Society Sons of the American Revolution 1956-1971
N.C. Study in Vocational Rehabilitation 1965-1969
N.C. Wake County Courthouse Speech. Professor Albert Coates Sept. 13, 1970
Buildings, places, scenes
Political Campaigns (North Carolina). (See N.C. Political Campaigns) 1972
President Nixon's Proclamation: Save your Vision Week, 1973 1973
American Press Institute Seminar 1967
Press Associations 1929-1963
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation Seminars for Southern Journalists 1967-1972
Southern Regional Education Board, Seminars for Southern Journalists 1966-1968
Durham County TB and Health Association 1952, 1954-1957
Hospitals. North Carolina 1965-1972
Medical Education. North Carolina 1971
National Health Council 1967
N.C. Comprehensive Health Planning Council 1968-1971
N.C. Comprehensive Health Planning Project 1970
N.C. Comprehensive Health Services 1968-1969
N.C. Comprehensive Health Services, Financing 1969-1973
Psychiatric Hospitals, North Carolina 1957, 1966-1967
Desegregation Plan, Durham School Board 1965
Durham Negro Grievances. School Integration 1967-1969
Durham Plan. Race Relations 1963
National Commission on Civil Order. Riot Report 1968
Segregation. Articles, etc. 1954-1969
Segregation. Richmond, Va. Newspaper Clippings 1955
Salem Academy (See N.C. Salem Academy)
Salvation Army. Cases from Social Services Department n. d.
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation. Seminars for Southern Journalists (See Press Associations)
Southern Regional Education Board. Seminars for Southern Journalists (See Press Associations)
State and Local Revenue Potential. Southern Regional Education Board 1969
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. National Policy and Performance Council 1968-1972
Black Student Movement 1968
Election of Trustees 1966
Installation of Chancellor Nelson E. Taylor 1972
Virginia Historical Society 1967
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.
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.
[Identification of item], Herbert Clarence Bradshaw Papers, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.
The papers of Herbert Clarence Bradshaw were acquired by Duke University as gifts, 1977-1987.
Processed by: Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library staff
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller and addition encoded by Ted Holt
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