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Guide to the Ruth Ketring Nuermberger papers, 1924-1970

Summary

Collection contains Ruth K. Nuermberger's correspondence, genealogical materials, travel diaries written during trips to Europe, various writings, printed materials and reprints of published articles, and other miscellanous papers, as well as notes for Nuermberger's book, Free Produce Movement, A Quaker Protest Against Slavery, Duke University Press, 1942. Some materials relate to Charles Osborn, a defrocked Quaker minister and early U.S. abolitionist. There are also many folders of notes for another publication, The Clays of Alabama, A Planter-Lawyer-Politician Family, University of Kentucky Press, 1958, which outlined the history of the Clay family and of Clement Comer Clay, governor of Alabama from 1835 to 1837.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00959
Title
Ruth Ketring Nuermberger Papers
Date
1924-1970
Creator
Nuermberger, Ruth Ketring, 1905-
Extent
5.2 Linear Feet, 3900 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains Ruth K. Nuermberger's correspondence, genealogical materials, travel diaries written during trips to Europe, various writings, printed materials and reprints of published articles, and other miscellanous papers, as well as notes for Nuermberger's book, Free Produce Movement, A Quaker Protest Against Slavery, Duke University Press, 1942.

Some materials relate to Charles Osborn, a defrocked Quaker minister and early U.S. abolitionist. There are also many folders of notes for another publication, The Clays of Alabama, A Planter-Lawyer-Politician Family, University of Kentucky Press, 1958, which outlined the history of the Clay family and of Clement Comer Clay, governor of Alabama from 1835 to 1837.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Ruth Ketring Nuermberger Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Genealogy, correspondence, 1939-1970
Box 1
Travel diaries
Box 2
Travel diaries
Box 3
Writings
Box 4
Pamphlets, programs
Box 5
Page proofs of Free Produce Movement
Box 5
“Nuermberger Chronicle” , 1950-1965
Box 5
Clippings
Box 5
Will, contracts, financial logs
Box 5
Photographs
Box 5
Research notes on Ashbury Dickens
Box 6
Research notes for The Clays of Alabama, exams, educational records, diplomas
Box 6
Research notes for Free Produce Movement
Box 7
Research notes for The Clays of Alabama
Box 8
The Clays of Alabama
Box 9
The Clays of Alabama
Box 10
The Clays of Alabama
Box 11
The Clays of Alabama
Box 12
 

Historical Note

Ruth K. Nuermberger was a historian, author, and Duke University Curator of Manuscripts.


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Provenance

The Ruth Ketring Nuermberger Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1988

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, April 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 4-11-1988

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.