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Guide to the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana Records, 1931-1981

Abstract

The purpose of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana is to collect materials concerning the history and literature of the Southern United States.

Collection includes correspondence, annual reports, disbursements and other material.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.
Title
George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana records 1931-1981
Language of Material
English
Extent
35 Linear Feet, approx. 27,500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Material includes correspondence, annual reports, disbursements, and other material such as acquisition cards related to the development of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

Collection is open for research.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1933-1945: A -- Gittman's Bookshop
Box 1
Correspondence, 1933-1945: Glazebrook -- Roberds
Box 2
Correspondence, 1933-1945: Rosenbach -- Zeitter
Box 3
Correspondence, 1945-1947: A -- Z
Box 4
Correspondence, 1947-1948: St. Chambers -- Morris
Box 4
Correspondence: 1947-1948: Museum -- Wilson
Box 5
Correspondence, 1948-1949: A -- Z
Box 5
Correspondence, 1949-1950: Argosy -- Scotland Co.
Box 5
Correspondence, 1949-1950: Seven Gables -- Young, Misc.
Box 6
Correspondence, 1950-1959: A -- Z
Box 6
Correspondence, 1951-1952: A -- Z
Box 7
Correspondence, 1952-1953: A -- Z; Personal
Box 7
Correspondence, 1953-1954: A -- Graydon
Box 7
Correspondence, 1953-1954: Hackett -- Taylor
Box 8
Correspondence, 1954-1955: A -- Z
Box 8
Correspondence, 1959-1963: A -- R
Box 9
Correspondence, 1959-1963: S -- Z
Box 10
Disbursements, 1961-1963
Box 10
Correspondence, 1952-1962: Harkin -- Zucker
Box 11
Annual Reports, 1937-1978
Box 11
Disbursements, 1957-1959
Box 11
Correspondence, 1964-1965
Box 12
Correspondence, 1965-1968: A -- S
Box 13
Correspondence, 1965-1968: T -- Z
Box 14
Correspondence, 1968-1970: A -- Z
Box 14
Annual Reports
Box 15
Disbursements, 1966-1968
Box 15
Lists, 1931-1938
Box 16
Office Files
Box 16
Annual Reports, 1931-1936
Box 17
Acquisition Cards, 1941-1947
Box 17
Acquisition Cards, 1946-1951
Box 18
Acquisition Cards, 1951-1954
Box 19
Acquisition Cards, 1954-1958
Box 20
Acquisition Cards, 1958-1961
Box 21
Acquisition Cards, 1961-1963
Box 22
Acquisition Cards, 1963-1965
Box 23
Acquisition Cards, 1965-1968
Box 24
Acquisition Cards, 1969-1972
Box 25
Acquisition Cards, 1972-1974
Box 26
Acquisition Cards, 1973-1975
Box 27
Acquisition Cards, 1979-1981
Box 27

Historical Note

The George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana (sometimes referred to as the George Washington Flowers Memorial Collection) honors George Washington Flowers, a trustee of Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) from 1897-1918. Some of his children graduated from Trinity College, including Robert Lee Flowers, President of Duke University from 1941-1948. The collection was established and endowed by his children for the purpose of collecting materials concerning the history and literature of the Southern United States. The Flowers Collection of Southern Americana is part of and managed by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer between 1973-2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, May 2009

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2010

Accessions received in 1973, 1981, and 2008 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.