Guide to the John W. E. Pope Papers, 1910-1957
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.
- Collection Number
- John W. E. Pope papers
- Pope, John W. E.
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 200 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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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How to Cite
[Identification of item], John W. E. Pope Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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.
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The John W. E. Pope Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.
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.