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Preliminary Guide to the Laura "Tibbie" Roberts papers, 1811-2011 and undated

Abstract

Laura "Tibbie" Roberts is a life-long activist for women's rights and has been repeatedly honored for her community service and volunteering in North Carolina and abroad.

The collection consists of correspondence, conference materials, awards, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera from the life and volunteering of Tibbie Roberts. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Roberts, Laura (Tibbie), 1914-
Title
Laura "Tibbie" Roberts papers 1811-2011 and undated
Language of Materials
English
Extent
2933 items, 4.5 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The accession (2009-0084) (3.6 lin. ft.; 2700 items; dated 1970s-2000s) consists of correspondence, conference materials, awards, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera from the life and volunteering of Tibbie Roberts. Items of note include her materials from the North Carolina Council of Churches, the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995), North Carolina Council for Women, the National Women's Conference in Houston (1978), and the United Methodist Church's United Methodist Women Southeast Jurisdiction. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

The accession (2009-0150) (0.6 lin. ft.; 200 items; dated 1970s-1995) consists largely of scrapbooks from Roberts' conferences in the 1990s, including her trips to China, Singapore, and Malaysia as part of the Fourth Annual World Conference on Women, the NGO Forum on Women, and the World Methodist Conference, and her trip to Israel as part of an excavation course. Also included are materials from a filmstrip promoting the Equal Rights Amendment.

Accession (2010-0131) (0.1 lin. ft.; 25 items; dated 1979-1997 and undated) comprises material primarily related to support for the Equal Rigths Amendment. Includes printed material, newspaper clippings, 15 color photographs, and an ERA necklace medalion.

Accession (2011-0108 and 2011-0123)(0.2 lin. ft.; 8 items; dated 1811-2011 and undated) includes a family deed regarding land in Craven County; a letter; printed items on women and religion, one of which is annotated by the donor; and a piece of ephemera with a quote from the ERA on the front and a Bible verse on the back.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

The accession (2009-0084) (3.6 lin. ft.; 2700 items; dated 1970s-2000s) consists of correspondence, conference materials, awards, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera from the life and volunteering of Tibbie Roberts. Items of note include her materials from the North Carolina Council of Churches, the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995), North Carolina Council for Women, the National Women's Conference in Houston (1978), and the United Methodist Church's United Methodist Women Southeast Jurisdiction.

This accession has not been processed. Materials have been reboxed for preservation but no additional arrangement has been completed at this time.

Newsclippings, 1970s-1990s
Box 1
Photographs, 1990s
Box 1
Appointment calendar, 1999
Box 1
Equal Rights Committee
Box 1
Religious Network for Equality for Women (RNEW)
Box 1
Equal Rights Committee Conferences on Women, Faith, and Justice
Box 1
Equal Rights Committee minutes, 1989-1994
Box 1
NC Council for Women
Box 1
NC Women's Forum
Box 1
Morehead City N.C. materials and programs, 2002-2007
Box 1
Newsclippings, Morehead City N.C.
Box 1
Plaques
Box 2
Awards
Box 2
Awards-related correspondence, 1980s-2000s
Box 2
Beijing travel souvenir book, 2006
Box 2
Travel itinerary
Box 3
Conference files
Box 3
Newsclippings
Box 3
Photographs
Box 3
Editorials
Box 3
By Her Own Bootstraps, Albert Coates
Box 3
Theologies Written from Feminist Perspectives
Box 3
Women's America: Refocusing the Past
Box 3
Women Men and the Bible
Box 3
Speaking for Children
Box 3
NCC ERA miscellaneous
Box 4
ERA handouts
Box 4
Status ERA Now
Box 4
Feminism
Box 4
Awards, 1990s-2007
Box 4
Resumes and recommendation letters, 1980s-2000s
Box 4
Newsclippings, 1980s-2000s
Box 4
Tribe of Women, Connie Bickman, 2005
Box 4
Palestine materials, 1997 and undated
Box 5
New Hanover Committee for Women, 1997
Box 5
Beijing Conference materials, 1999
Box 5
Resumes, 1970s-1980s
Box 5
Duke Chapel sermon, 1978
Box 5
Newsclippings and awards, 1977-2001
Box 5
Photographs

FRAGILE: Includes identification slips and post-it notes. Please use caution when handling.

Box 5
State Normal Magazine, Greensboro, Nov. 1917 issue
Box 5
Burnout Retreat materials
Box 5
Beijing post-conference materials, 1995
Box 5
Beijing conference materials, 1999
Box 5
NC Council for Women materials, 1990s
Box 6
National Women's Conference in Houston report, 1978

Includes inserts and some Beijing materials, 1995.

Box 6
Newsclippings, 1980-2007
Box 6
Special projects and events
Box 6
Corporate Responsibility Coordinating Group, 1987
Box 6
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, 1998
Box 6
Sarah Weddington
Box 6
Aging Without Apology workshop
Box 6
Feminism
Box 6
Seneca Falls, 150 years
Box 6
United Methodist Women, NC Conference totebag
Box 6
China-US Conference totebag
Box 6
Medals and awards
Box 6
Gargoyle figurine (from Duke?)
Box 6

The accession (2009-0150) (0.6 lin. ft.; 200 items; dated 1970s-1995) consists largely of scrapbooks from Roberts' conferences in the 1990s, including her trips to China, Singapore, and Malaysia as part of the Fourth Annual World Conference on Women, the NGO Forum on Women, and the World Methodist Conference, and her trip to Israel as part of an excavation course. Also included are materials from a filmstrip promoting the Equal Rights Amendment.

Accession (2010-0131) (0.1 lin. ft.; 25 items; dated 1979-1997 and undated) comprises material primarily related to support for the Equal Rigths Amendment. Includes printed material, newspaper clippings, 15 color photographs, and an ERA necklace medalion.

Conference scrapbook: Methodist World Conference, Singapore, 1991
Box 7
Scrapbook: Post-conference tour, Southeast Asia, 1991
Box 7
Conference scrapbook: NC Council for Women, NGO Forum, Beijing, 1995
Box 7
Conference folder and materials, NC Council for Women and NGO Forum, Beijing, 1995
Box 7
Conference photographs, NC Council for Women and NGO Forum, Beijing, 1995
Box 7
SEJ Excavation course scrapbook, Bathsaida, Israel, 1995
Box 7
What's all this about an ERA? filmstrip materials, including an audiocassette tape and film roll
Box 7
Beijing news coverage videotape
Box 7
Conference pins
Box 7
ERA bracelet
Box 7
Printed material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ERA necklace medalion.
Box 7

Accession (2011-0108 and 2011-0123)(0.2 lin. ft.; 8 items; dated 1811-2011 and undated) includes a family deed regarding land in Craven County; a letter; printed items on women and religion, one of which is annotated by the donor; and a piece of ephemera with a quote from the ERA on the front and a Bible verse on the back.

Folder containing Accession (2011-0108) and (2011-0123)
Box 7

Historical Note

Laura "Tibbie" Roberts is a life-long activist for women's rights and has been repeatedly honored for her community service and volunteering in North Carolina and abroad.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Laura "Tibbie" Roberts Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 2009 (2009-0084), 3.6 lin. ft.

Gift, 2009 (2009-0150), 0.6 lin. ft.

Gift, 2010 (2010-0131), 0.1 lin. ft.

Gift, 2011 (2011-0108 and 2011-0123), 0.2 lin. ft.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed; cataloged from accession records.

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon, March 2009

Updated for acc. 2010-0131 by: Alice Poffinberger, August 2010

Updated for acc. 2011-0108 and 2011-0123 by: Alice Poffinberger, June 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0084, 2009-0150, 2010-0131, 2011-0108 and 2011-0123

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.