Preliminary Guide to the Pettaway Family Papers, 1944-1953
Collection contains letters to Grace and Winifred Pettaway from family members and their girl and boy friends during the years 1944-1953. They provide a glimpse of college and military life for African Americans during the 1940s and 1950s. The collection also includes photographs, event programs, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, certificates, and speeches.
- Collection Number
- Pettaway Family papers
- 1 Linear Feet, 335 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Collection is open for research.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Pettaway Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
African American family from Waterbury, Conn. Grace and Winifred Pettaway are siblings; Grace attended Chaney State Teachers College. Winifred served in the military during the Korean War and attended North Carolina Central College in Durham (later North Carolina Central University).
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- Chaney State Teachers College
- North Carolina Central University -- History -- 20th century
- Pettaway, Grace
- Pettaway, Winifred
- Pettaway family
- Pettaway family
- African Americans -- Education
- African Americans -- Education -- North Carolina -- Durham
- African Americans -- Correspondence
- African American college students
- African American college students -- North Carolina -- Durham
- United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century
- United States -- Armed Forces -- African Americans
The Pettaway Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1998.
Processed by Don Sechler
Completed May 12, 1998
Last updated November 19, 2002
Encoded by Walt Evans
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.