Guide to the John Allen Sharpe Papers, 1877-1981 and undated
John Allen Sharpe was a Duke alumnus who served as editor of the ROBESONIAN newspaper from 1947-1982.
Collection includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs, along with business records for S. A. Edmund & Co.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Sharpe, John Allen, 1913-2009.
- John Allen Sharpe Papers, 1877-1981 and undated
- Language of Material
- 2.25 Linear Feet, approx. 540 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection contains papers related to Sharpe's work as editor. Also includes personal correspondence during the periods Sharpe was a Duke student (1928-1932) and a member of the U.S. Army Air Force (1940s), as well as letters from his wife written while she was on a tour of Europe in 1951, and letters from Sharpe to his parents. There are several copies of the ROBESONIAN, along with postcards, family photographs, and a few published works. In addition, there is a ledger and other records, dated 1887-1892, for S. A. Edmund & Co, a business located in the Lumberton area. A letter and 23 other pages, all undated, containing political speeches hand copied and laid-in to the ledger.
Collection is open for research.
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John Allen Sharpe was born Oct. 20, 1912. He attended Duke University, graduating at age 19. He served in the Air Corps during World War II. His father, John Allen Sharpe, Sr., was the editor of the ROBESONIAN newspaper from 1907-1947. Upon his father's death, John Allen Sharpe assumed the role of editor. He served in this position from 1947-1982. He was married to Helen Seawell Sharpe and the couple had two sons.
[Identification of item], John Allen Sharpe Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The John Allen Sharpe Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift before 2011 and in 2013.
Processed by Jessica Roseberry, November 2011
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, November 2011
Guide updated to reflect addition by Alice Poffinberger, February 2014
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2013-0255
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.