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Preliminary Guide to the Bertha "B" Holt papers, 1940-2010

Abstract

Bertha "B" Holt is a longtime resident of Burlington, North Carolina. She was first appointed to the N.C. House of Representatives in 1975 and later won re-election eight times.

Collection includes campaign materials; correspondence, 1977-2000s; and research materials from various bills and issues from Holt's career. Other files relate to Holt's activities, including the Women's Forum of North Carolina, North Carolina Legislative Women's Caucus; the State Council for Social Legislation; the Science and Technology Board; tribute dinners and awards; clippings; a scrapbooks; and other miscellaneous papers and letters. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Holt, Bertha B.
Title
Bertha "B" Holt papers 1940-2010
Language of Materials
English
Extent
3425 items, 5.5 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2009-0097) (1650 items; 2.7 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2008) includes campaign materials; correspondence, 1977-2000s; and research materials from various bills and issues from Holt's career, including the ERA, marital rape, wine laws, the lottery, juvenile justice, nursing, health education, mental retardation, archaeology, domestic violence, hospice, and the Holocaust. Other files relate to Holt's legislative career, including the North Carolina Legislative Women's Caucus; the State Council for Social Legislation; tribute dinners and awards; and other miscellaneous papers and letters.

Accession (2010-0104) (750 items; 1.3 lin. ft.; dated 1970-2010) includes clippings; correspondence; subject and research files from issues such as churches, seatbelt and school bus safety, welfare, gun control, and wine; committee materials, including the Science and Technology Board; a scrapbook from 1973-1979; and other miscellaneous materials.

Accession (2010-0192) (1125 items; 1.5 lin. ft.; dated 1940-2007) includes subject and research files from issues such as healthcare, education, crime, and prisons; materials from the Equal Rights Amendment; files from various events that Holt attended, including the Center for Creative Leadership, the White House Conference on Aging (1981), and files from her membership in the Women's Forum of North Carolina. Also contains materials from her Episcopal Church activities.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Accession (2009-0097) (1650 items; 2.7 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2008) includes campaign materials; correspondence, 1977-2000s; and research materials from various bills and issues from Holt's career, including the ERA, marital rape, wine laws, the lottery, juvenile justice, nursing, health education, mental retardation, archaeology, domestic violence, hospice, and the Holocaust. Other files relate to Holt's legislative career, including the North Carolina Legislative Women's Caucus; the State Council for Social Legislation; tribute dinners and awards; and other miscellaneous papers and letters.

This is an unprocessed collection. Materials have not been arranged, and have only been refoldered as needed for access. Headings and folder titles were originally assigned by the creator, Bertha Holt.

Campaign materials, 1989-1990
Box 1
Nursing foundation
Box 1
Backman, 1983
Box 1
Correspondence and newsletters, 1977-2000s

Correspondence consists largely of thank-you notes and other fan mail. Folders with this material are labelled "Orchids" by the donor.

Box 1
North Carolina wine laws, 1980s-2000s
Box 1
Lottery, 1993-1994
Box 1
Marital rape (Laura X), 1980s-2000s
Box 1
Ethics and campaign reforms, 1980s
Box 1
Clippings, 1980s-1990s
Box 1
ERA panel, 1980s
Box 1
Obscenity study, 1980s
Box 1
Women's history, 1990s
Box 1
B's articles, 1970s
Box 1
Juvenile justice, 2004
Box 1
Daily calendars, 1988 and 1990
Box 2
Health education/coordinators, 1980-1988
Box 2
Act to Regulate the Practice of Nursing, 1981
Box 2
White House conference, 1982
Box 2
Committee to Re-elect Bertha B Holt, 1990
Box 2
North Carolina Foundation for Nursing, 1990-1991
Box 2
Life Plan Trust Act/Community Trust (HB1000), 1991
Box 2
Wine Task Force; National Conference of State Legislators, 1993-1994
Box 2
Kennel Club, 1989
Box 2
State Council for Social Legislation, 1977-1981
Box 2
Queen's portrait, 1970s
Box 2
Public hearing SB167, 8 April 1981
Box 2
North Carolina Council for Social Legislation, 1997
Box 2
Archaeology (2 folders)
Box 2
Association for Retarded Citizens, 1991
Box 2
North Carolina Legislative Women's Caucus, 1982-1994
Box 3
Tribute dinner for Bertha B Holt, 19 November 1999
Box 3
Letters when defeated, 1994
Box 3
Secrecy contract (Mavretic), 1989
Box 3
Domestic violence, 1993-1996
Box 3
Judicial District 17-A split, 1993 (2 folders)
Box 3
Woman of the Year, 1991
Box 3
Epilepsy, 1984
Box 3
Hospice, 1984
Box 3
Council on the Holocaust, 1989-1993
Box 3
Center for the American Woman and Politics (CAWP): Forum for Women and State Legislators, 1991
Box 3
News clippings, 1984-2003
Box 3

Accession (2010-0104) (750 items; 1.3 lin. ft.; dated 1970-2010) includes clippings; correspondence; subject and research files from issues such as churches, seatbelt and school bus safety, welfare, gun control, and wine; committee materials, including the Science and Technology Board; a scrapbook from 1973-1979; and other miscellaneous materials.

This is an unprocessed collection. Materials have not been arranged, and have only been refoldered as needed for access.

Clippings, 1975-2009
Box 4
Correspondence, 1970-2010
Box 4
Miscellaneous, 1974-2010
Box 4
Science and Technology Board, 1981
Box 4
Rep. Holt's day planner, 1994
Box 4
Button, undated
Box 4
Standing committees, 1974-1976
Box 4
Seatbelts on school buses, 1999-2000 (2 folders)
Box 4
Church, 1970-1971
Box 4
Welfare and domestic violence, 1997
Box 4
Wine, 1979-1985
Box 4
Gun control, 1975-1977
Box 4
Scrapbook, Times to Remember, 1973-1979
Box 5

Accession (2010-0192) (1125 items; 1.5 lin. ft.; dated 1940-2007) includes subject and research files from issues such as healthcare, education, crime, and prisons; materials from the Equal Rights Amendment; files from various events that Holt attended, including the Center for Creative Leadership, the White House Conference on Aging (1981), and files from her membership in the Women's Forum of North Carolina. Also contains materials from her Episcopal Church activities.

This is an unprocessed collection. Materials have not been arranged, and have only been refoldered as needed for access.

Negotiable Instruments Law notes, 1940-1941
Box 6
North Carolina Historical Almanack, 1964
Box 6
English-speaking Union, 1973
Box 6
Equal Rights Amendment, 1975-1981
Box 6
Episcopal Church correspondence and activities, 1975-2007 (2 folders)
Box 6
Legislative Ethics, etc., 1979 and undated
Box 6
White House Conference on Aging, 1981 (3 folders)
Box 6
Center for Creative Leadership, 1989-1990
Box 6
Southern Legislative Conference, 1990
Box 6
The Law of the Land, Seminar on North Carolina Constitution, 1993
Box 6
Women's Forum of North Carolina, 1980s-2000s (3 folders)
Box 6
North Carolina Council for Women, 1992-1995
Box 6
Democratic Women of North Carolina, undated
Box 6
Clippings, general, 1976-1990 and undated
Box 6
Clippings re: Bertha Holt, 1975-1993
Box 6
Church and state
Box 6
Crime and prisons
Box 6
Healthcare
Box 6
Education
Box 6
Miscellaneous, including alcohol, highway safety, handguns, contract workers, etc.
Box 6
Correspondence, constituents, 1982-1998 and undated
Box 6
Correspondence, conciliatory after Holt's election loss in 1994
Box 6
General Assembly, miscellaneous, 1985-1990
Box 6
Photographs (2), undated
Box 6

Historical Note

Bertha "B" Holt is a longtime resident of Burlington, North Carolina. She was first appointed to the N.C. House of Representatives in 1975 and later won re-election eight times.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Bertha "B" Holt Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 2009 (2009-0097), 2.7 lin. ft.

Gift, 2010 (2010-0104), 1.3 lin. ft.

Gift, 2010 (2010-0192), 1.5 lin. ft.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed; cataloged from accession records.

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0097

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

Accessions included in this finding aid: 2009-0097, 2010-0104, 2010-0192