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Guide to the Eugene Clyde Brooks Papers, 1774-1971 and undated

Abstract

Professor of Education at Trinity College, Durham NC.

Collection chiefly is composed of letters, educational reports, numerous writings and addresses, and various professional papers, all relating to tobacco relief, education, and agriculture in North Carolina. Specific topics cover the Department of Education of what was then known as Trinity College in Durham, N.C.; the history of North Carolina, from an unpublished draft; and the matter of education for rural populations in N.C. and elsewhere. Materials include a microfilm of Brooks' papers held by the Department of Archives and History in Raleigh, N.C.; telegrams; extensive manuscripts for unpublished works, lecture notes, an address by Supt. Benjamin Lee Smith of Greensboro Public Schools. Other items in the collection include a scrapbook; cards from Brooks to his wife from abroad; original poems written by Brooks; photographs; memorabilia; an itinerary of his trip with other agricultural experts to Europe; a contract in manuscript drawn up in 1774 between citizens of Mecklenburg Co. and John Patterson, a school teacher, who was engaged to teach there; a printed document concerning Judge Walter Clark; and other miscellaneous items. There is also a printed copy of the diary of Dr. J. F. Shaffner, Sr. and blueprints of the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Brooks, Eugene Clyde
Title
Eugene Clyde Brooks papers 1774-1971 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.1 Linear Feet, 3,105 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection chiefly is composed of letters, educational reports, numerous writings and addresses, and various professional papers, all relating to tobacco relief, education, and agriculture in North Carolina. Specific topics cover the Department of Education of what was then known as Trinity College in Durham, N.C.; the history of North Carolina, from an unpublished draft; and the matter of education for rural populations in N.C. and elsewhere. Materials include a microfilm of Brooks' papers held by the Department of Archives and History in Raleigh, N.C.; telegrams; extensive manuscripts for unpublished works, lecture notes, and an address by Supt. Benjamin Lee Smith of Greensboro Public Schools. Other items in the collection include a scrapbook; cards from Brooks to his wife from abroad; original poems written by Brooks; photographs; memorabilia; an itinerary of his trip with other agricultural experts to Europe; a contract in manuscript drawn up in 1774 between citizens of Mecklenburg Co. and John Patterson, a school teacher, who was engaged to teach there; a printed document concerning Judge Walter Clark; and other miscellaneous items. There is also a printed copy of the diary of Dr. J. F. Shaffner, Sr. and blueprints of the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1894-1925 July
Box 9
1925 Aug.-1927 June
Box 10
1927 July-1933 Mar.
Box 11
1933 Apr.-1971
Box 13
Scrapbook
Box 2
Clippings
Box 4
Miscellany
Box 4
N.C. Park Commission records
Box 5-7
Land grant college material
Box 7
Elementary education material
Box 7
Equalization Fund material
Box 7
County Government Advisory Commission material
Box 8
Papers, 1928-1933
Box 12
Printed material
Box 14
Volumes
Box 15
Educational reports
Box 16
Microfilm from State Archives
Box 16
Writings and Addresses
Box 1-3
Original Poems
Box 7
North Carolina: A History of Government, Agriculture, Industry and Education, unpublished
Box 17-19
The Education of a North Carolinian, unpublished
Box 17-19
History of Educational Practice, unpublished
Box 20
History of Educational Practice, unpublished
Box 21

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene Clyde Brooks Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Eugene Clyde Brooks Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1954-1972.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, June 2008

Accessions from 1954-1972 are described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.