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Guide to the Idris Knox Papers, 1951-1997

Abstract

North Carolina woman who taught school in Europe. Letters (76 items; dated 1951-1953) to parents chiefly sent from Paris with a few from Germany, describing social life and post-war atmosphere. Includes one photograph of New Year's Eve party, and telegram. Addition (200 items; dated 1976-1997) contains 42 ledgers and two loose-leaf file folders containing Knox's journals. There are also copies of the family's newsletter, and some of Knox's correspondence.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00787
Title
Idris Knox papers
Date
1951-1997
Creator
Knox, Idris
Extent
2.4 Linear Feet, 276 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Letters (76 items; dated 1951-1953) to parents chiefly sent from Paris with a few from Germany, describing social life and post-war atmosphere. Includes one photograph of New Year's Eve party, and telegram.

Addition (200 items; dated 1976-1997) contains 42 ledgers and two loose-leaf file folders containing Knox's journals. There are also copies of the family's newsletter, and some of Knox's correspondence.

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Contents of the Collection

1. Journals, 1976-1997

2 boxes

42 handwritten journals kept by Idris Knox from 1976 to 1997.

Journals, 1976 November-1993 May
Box 1
Journals, 1993 May-1997 November
Box 2
Correspondence photocopies
Box 3
Father's newsletter to family, 1944 April-1949 January
Box 3
Outgoing personal correspondence, 1975-1997
Box 3
Letters to parents, 1951 August-1953 August
(7 folders)
Box 4
Miscellaneous letters, 1951-1953
Box 4
Photograph from New Year's Eve in Paris, 1954
Box 4

Historical Note

North Carolina woman who taught school in Europe.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Idris Knox Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Idris Knox Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1996 and 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, 1999 and Jane Metters, May 2011

Encoded by Jane Metters and Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 1996-0131, 1999-0313

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.