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Guide to the John W. E. Pope Papers, 1910-1957

Abstract

Durham resident and member of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf. Collection includes correspondence, financial papers, and materials from the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01036
Title
John W. E. Pope papers
Date
1910-1957
Creator
Pope, John W. E.
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 200 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes family correspondence between Pope, his wife, and extended family, reporting on local news and family health. There is a small amount of financial materials, including receipts, insurance policies, unemployment statements, and other documentation about the Popes' finances. Also includes some official correspondence between Pope and the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1910-1957
(3 folders)
Box 1
Financial materials
Box 1
National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1

Historical Note

John W. E. Pope was born approximately 1881. He and his wife, Sarah Dennis Pope, lived in Durham, N.C. Pope was deaf and although he worked as a laborer, he and his wife received welfare and unemployment benefits at times during the early 20th century. He was also an active member of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, and served as the Durham chapter president in the 1920s.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John W. E. Pope Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John W. E. Pope Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, January 2013

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, February 2013

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2012-0197

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