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Preliminary Guide to the Norine Shipley Norris Papers, 1895-2000

Abstract

Norine Shipley Norris attended Southern Female College (also known as Cox College) in 1897-1899, and taught Sunday school in Atlanta at Kirkwood Baptist Church in the early 1900s.

This collection (2009-0129) (200 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1890s-2000) includes a variety of materials from Norine Shipley Norris, in particular her school notebooks, correspondence, and catalogs from the Southern Female College, which she attended for at least two years. Of note is the correspondence from Earnest Sevier Cox, a white supremist who courted Shipley for a time (1905-1906); photographs and records from her years of teaching at Kirkwood Baptist Church (1901-1904); and her handwritten application to the Daughters of the American Revolution (1918). Also included are a number of photographs and tintypes, scrapbooks, several books of poetry and literature, and miscellaneous clippings and ephemera.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Norris, Norine Shipley.
Title
Norine Shipley Norris papers 1895-2000
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.8 Linear Feet, 200 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

This collection (2009-0129) (200 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1890s-2000) includes a variety of materials from Norine Shipley Norris, in particular her school notebooks, correspondence, and catalogs from the Southern Female College, which she attended for at least two years. Of note is the correspondence from Earnest Sevier Cox, a white supremist who courted Shipley for a time (1905-1906); photographs and records from her years of teaching at Kirkwood Baptist Church (1901-1904); and her handwritten application to the Daughters of the American Revolution (1918). Also included are a number of photographs and tintypes, scrapbooks, several books of poetry and literature, and miscellaneous clippings and ephemera.

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Contents of the Collection

This collection (2009-0129) (200 items; 1.8 lin. ft.; dated 1890s-2000) includes a variety of materials from Norine Shipley Norris, in particular her school notebooks, correspondence, and catalogs from the Southern Female College, which she attended for at least two years. Of note is the correspondence from Earnest Sevier Cox, a white supremist who courted Shipley for a time (1905-1906); photographs and records from her years of teaching at Kirkwood Baptist Church (1901-1904); and her handwritten application to the Daughters of the American Revolution (1918). Also included are a number of photographs and tintypes, scrapbooks, several books of poetry and literature, and miscellaneous clippings and ephemera.

Earnest Sevier Cox correspondence, 1905-1906
Box 1
Correspondence, 1900s
Box 1
Kirkwood Baptist Church Sunday school class, 1901-1904
Box 1
Norrine's notebooks: College Looseleaf scrapbook clippings inserts
Box 1
Norine's notebooks (3)
Box 1
General
Box 1
Preachers
Box 1
Shipley photographs
Box 1
Armsted photographs
Box 1
No label
Box 1
Angie Norris Hauser, 2000
Box 2
Angie Norris Hauser tintypes and autograph book
Box 2
Riley, James Whitcome: An Old Sweetheart of Mine, 1902

Book of poetry given to Norine Egbert Shipley by Earnest Sevier Cox, Dec. 25, 1904.

Box 2
Clay, John Cecil: In Love's Garden

Book of poetry given to Norine Egbert Shipley by Earnest Sevier Cox, Dec. 25, 1905.

Box 2
Gray, James M.: Synthetic Bible Studies, 1900
Box 2
Painter, F.V.N.: Introduction to American Literature, 1897
Box 2
Mack, Anna E.: Heaven's Distant Lamps, 1900
Box 2
Eleventh International Sunday School Convention: The Development of the Sunday School, 1780-1905, 1905
Box 2
The Poems and Drama of Lord Byron, 1884
Box 2
Hamill, H.M.: Practical Outline: Study of the Four Gospels; Life of Christ; Acts, 1904
Box 2
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: The Princess

From E.S. Cox.

Box 2
Longfellow's Complete Poems, 1898
Box 2
Correspondence, Norine Shipley, J.P. Norris, 1900s-1940s
Box 3
Southern Female College reports, 1897-1899
Box 3
Daughters of the American Revolution application, 1918
Box 3
Family
Box 3
Unknown
Box 3
Daniels and McDaniels family
Box 3
Landscapes
Box 3
Coloring book scraps, James Hauser
Box 3
Miscellaneous commericial advertisements and materials, 1910s-1930s
Box 3
Clippings, notecards, scraps, 1900s-1930s
Box 3
Poems of Edgar Allen Poe, 1882
Box 3
Lamb, Charles and Mary: Tales from Shakespeare, 1807
Box 3
Above the Clouds of Old New York (Woolworth Building tower), 1913
Box 3
Environs of Cox College and Conservatory, College Park, Georgia, 1907
Box Oversize 16
Portraits (2)
Box 3

Historical Note

Norine Shipley Norris was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Sarah Armistead and R.J. Shipley. Not much is known about the events of her life, but she did attend Southern Female College for at least two years, in 1897-1899; she also taught at the Kirkwood Baptist Church in the early 1900s. She was courted by Earnest Sevier Cox around that same time. She married James P. Norris on January 12, 1909, and appears to have lived most of her life in the Atlanta area.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Earnest Sevier Cox Papers (Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Norine Shipley Norris Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Norine Shipley Norris Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, May 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, May 2009

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.