Collection Number: 03581

Collection Title: R. B. House Papers, 1916-1973

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Size 7500 items (6.0 linear feet)
Abstract Robert Burton House was a white executive secretary, 1926-1934, dean of administration, 1934-1945, and chancellor, 1945-1957, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill campus; lecturer in the UNC English Department, 1957-1962; author; and public speaker. The collection includes correspondence, writings, and other materials chiefly relating to House's administrative career at UNC. Much of the correspondence centers around administrative problems, especially budgetary issues. There are also letters in which House expressed his views on race relations, Communism in the 1950s, and other topics. Among the correspondents are Josephus Daniels, Harry Chase, William Umstead, singer Kate Smith, Francis O. Clarkson, R. D. W. Connor, Frank Porter Graham, Gordon Gray, Jonathan Daniels, Carl T. Durham, O. Max Gardner, Terry Sanford, Hardin Craig, and Louis R. Wilson. Also included are some family correspondence with House's Thelma, Halifax County, N.C., relatives, and letters and other materials relating to House's activities with the University United Methodist Church and to his harmonica playing at speeches and on television. Writings include numerous speeches, reviews, and radio addresses relating to UNC, to North Carolina history, and to House's historical sketch of Sallie Drake Twitty. Pictures are chiefly photographs of House at official UNC functions.
Creator House, R. B. (Robert Burton), 1892- .
Curatorial Unit Southern Historical Collection
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the R. B. House Papers #3581, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Received from R. B. House of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1954, 1962, and 1974, from The University Gazette (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) in 1986, and from Grady Carroll through the North Carolina Collection in January 2001 (Acc. 99149).
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Robert Burton House was born 19 March 1892 in Thelma, Halifax County, N.C. He grew up in a 14-room house along with ten brothers and sisters, five cousins, his aunt and uncle, and his parents. His father, Joseph A. House, was a farmer, sawmill owner, and sheriff of Halifax County for many years. House credited his mother, Susan Drake House, with having taught him to read although she was deaf.

House received his early education in Halifax County. He majored in Greek, Latin, and English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and graduated with honors in 1916. The following year, he obtained a master of arts degree from Harvard. During World War I, House served on the front lines in France as a first lieutenant with the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918. On 4 May 1918, he married his high school sweetheart Harriet "Hattie" Drake Palmer of Warrenton, N.C. They had two children: Robert Burton (b. ca. 1920) and Carolyn Twitty (b. ca. 1925).

After teaching for a year at Greensboro High School in 1919, House was asked by R. D. W. Connor, M. C. S. Noble, and J. G. deRoulhac Hamilton to compile World War I records for the North Carolina Historical Commission. House became archivist of the Commission in 1920 and secretary in 1924 and was responsible for the acquisition of more than 100,000 official and personal documents from the war. He was managing editor of the North Carolina Historical Review from 1924 until 1926, when he was appointed executive secretary of the University of North Carolina. House served as right-hand man to University presidents Harry Chase and Frank Porter Graham before being selected in July 1934 as dean of administration at Chapel Hill as the University underwent three-campus consolidation. In 1945, House's title was changed to chancellor.

House helped guide the University through the depression and World War II. During his chancellorship, the general college was organized in 1935, and the physical education and athletic programs were enlarged. Also during House's administration, the University began or rebuilt 14 departments or schools, including medicine, dentistry, public health, nursing, art, and journalism.

After retiring from his post in 1957, House taught undergraduate courses in the English Department until 1962. Not long after his retirement from teaching, the University's new undergraduate library was named for him. Among other honorary degrees, House received an honorary doctorate from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970.

House was a leader in organizing the Citizens Library Movement and in creating the North Carolina State Art Society. He was the author of several books, including Miss Sue and the Sheriff (1941), which was based on the lives of his parents and his childhood in Halifax County, and The Light That Shines (1964), a memoir of his student days in Chapel Hill.

House made hundreds of speeches before church groups, dinner meetings, commencements, and parent-teacher associations in all 100 counties of North Carolina. As a public speaker, he was known for quick bursts of spontaneous wit or "Houseisms." Another House trademark was his harmonica playing, which he claimed was used during speeches in order to make his audience "sit up and take notice." House taught a men's Bible class at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill for 46 years and was the first North Carolina Sunday school teacher to have a regular class on public television. WUNC-TV in Chapel Hill broadcast his class for 25 years.

House served the University of North Carolina for over 35 years. He claimed that the University was his "hero" and once stated, "I have enlisted for life. And if everyone else departs, I expect to come up to the old South Building every morning, ring the college bell, knock the ashes out of my pipe and lecture to the birds, the squirrels, and the trees on the state of the universe and the university."

House's wife died in 1977, and his children also predeceased him. He died at his home in Chapel Hill in August 1987 and was buried in the local cemetery.

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The bulk of the collection consists of personal correspondence of Robert B. House, chiefly during his years as an administrator of the University of North Carolina, 1926-1957. House's official correspondence as a University administrator may be found in his chancellor's papers in the University Archives.

The collection also contains speeches, articles, radio addresses, and book reviews written by House on topics such as education, North Carolina, religion, and the University of North Carolina.

There is one folder of writings by those other than House, a folder of clippings and press releases collected from 1947 to 1962, and miscellaneous items such as receipts and vouchers.

Most of the photographs included in the collection were taken by the University News Bureau and the Communication Center at the University of North Carolina Photo Lab and are chiefly of House at various university and professional functions.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1916, 1927-1973.

About 5,100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1927 to 1957, during which time House served as the University's executive secretary, 1926-1934; dean of administration, 1934-1945; and chancellor, 1945-1957. The series has been divided into subseries that reflect Houses's professional position within the University.

Correspondence is chiefly between House and his family and friends and concerns his speaking engagements and publications. Much of the correspondence was marked, probably by House or his secretary, according to subject: Personal, Family Correspondence, War Letters, Invitations, Engagements, Deaths, Church, etc.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. 1916-1934.

About 800 items.

The earliest letter was written by the head of the University of North Carolina English department in 1916 to recommend House to the scholarship committee of the Harvard Club of North Carolina. The rest of the correspondence dates from House's term as executive secretary of University of North Carolina, 1927-1934.

Family correspondence is chiefly between House and his relatives in Halifax County, N.C., and clearly defines his role as adviser to them on business and family matters. Much of it consists of House's attempts to assist relatives seeking jobs, entrance to schools, or places to stay in Chapel Hill. There are many letters written by House to assure his siblings and aunts concerning the academic pursuits and decisions of their children. There is no correspondence between House and his wife or children.

Other topics include House's speaking engagements, the search for the new University of North Carolina president in 1930, House's appointment as dean in July 1934, and the death of House's mother in November 1934. In his letters to former University of North Carolina president Harry Chase, House expressed his concern over the effect of the depression on the University's budget. There is also correspondence between House and fellow World War I veterans.

Also documented are House's complaints to the Carolina Coach Company, North Carolina Corporation Commission, and the police chief of Durham, N.C., in May 1932 after he and his wife were offended by the presence of "a drunken Negro" while taking a bus trip from Durham to Chapel Hill.

Folder 1

1916-1927 #03581, Subseries: "1.1. 1916-1934." Folder 1

Folder 2

1928-1929 #03581, Subseries: "1.1. 1916-1934." Folder 2

Folder 3

1930 #03581, Subseries: "1.1. 1916-1934." Folder 3

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1931 #03581, Subseries: "1.1. 1916-1934." Folder 4-5

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1932 #03581, Subseries: "1.1. 1916-1934." Folder 6-7

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Folder 9

1933 #03581, Subseries: "1.1. 1916-1934." Folder 8-9

Folder 10-18

Folder 10

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Folder 12

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Folder 18

1934 #03581, Subseries: "1.1. 1916-1934." Folder 10-18

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About 1,300 items.

Correspondence of this period concerns House's speaking engagements and family matters. There are also many letters to House following the publication of his book Miss Sue and the Sheriff in 1942.

Topics included in the 1930s correspondence include the activities of University United Methodist Church and how the polio threat prevented House and his family from vacationing or travelling together. Throughout the subseries, there is correspondence with Josephus Daniels, whom House called "Mr. Joe," while Daniels was serving as the ambassador to Mexico in 1934 and after he returned home to Raleigh. Much of this correspondence centers around the University; in a letter dated 15 December 1942, House explained to Daniels how losing students and faculty to active duty in the armed forces affected the University of North Carolina.

Other materials relating to the coming war include letters of November and December 1937 in which House and Congressman William Umstead expressed their thoughts on "the war situation" and House's address to the University of North Carolina student body after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 in which House explained the role of students and the University in winning the war.

Also of interest are House's repeated efforts in January 1943 to get singer Kate Smith to introduce on her radio program the song "Our Subs Are on the Way," which was written by the wife of a submarine officer, and a letter, dated 1 June 1944, from House to Francis O. Clarkson after the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees suggested that Frank Porter Graham quit his work at the War Labor Board and devote all his time to University affairs.

Other correspondents during this period include: Harry Brockman, Parkhill Jarvis, J. Spencer Love, Olin T. Binkley, Governor J. M. Broughton, R. D. W. Connor, John A. Park, and Samuel Selden. Note that the bulk of the correspondence between House and students serving in the armed forces during World War II is in the chancellor's records in the University Archives.

Folder 19-25

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

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Folder 24

Folder 25

1935 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 19-25

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Folder 29

1936 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 26-29

Folder 30

1937 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 30

Folder 31

1938 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 31

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Folder 32

Folder 33

1939 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 32-33

Folder 34-35

Folder 34

Folder 35

1940 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 34-35

Folder 36

1941 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 36

Folder 37-38

Folder 37

Folder 38

1942 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 37-38

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Folder 39

Folder 40

1943 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 39-40

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Folder 41

Folder 42

1944 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 41-42

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Folder 44

1945 #03581, Subseries: "1.2. 1935-1945." Folder 43-44

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. 1946-1957.

About 2,850 items.

Correspondence concerning the state of affairs at the University of North Carolina, including the decreased enrollment after World War II; the construction begun on campus in 1949; the resignation of President Frank Porter Graham in 1949; the inauguration of Gordon Gray as University president in 1950; and House's retirement in 1957. House commented on Graham's appointment as U.S. senator in a letter to John Robert Moore, dated 26 April 1949. In a letter to R. L. Harris, dated 6 February 1956, House explained why he should retire as chancellor and teach in the English Department rather than compete with William Friday for the newly created position of University president. House wrote, "I can help the president better than I can be the president." Also of interest is a letter, dated 12 March 1955, from House to Daily Tar Heel editor Charles Kuralt in which House described his life as a University of North Carolina student in 1916 and recalled his first impressions of Chapel Hill.

Family events during this time included the marriage of House's daughter Caroline in 1949; the birth of House's granddaughter Ann Stewart in 1952; and the death of House's son Robert in October 1953.

Other correspondence concerns House's activities and interests outside of the University, including his membership in the Watauga Club; church activities; awards and honorary degrees received; speaking engagements; and radio broadcasts and television appearances, including an invitation to play the harmonica on the television program Two For the Money with Herb Shriner in April 1956.

Topics covered in correspondence also includes world events and their effects upon the University of North Carolina, including the Korean War, segregation, and the Red Scare of the McCarthy era. The effect of the Korean War on the University budget is a topic of correspondence in 1951. Also in 1951, House wrote a letter on behalf of a University of North Carolina alumnus who had been accused of "unamericanism" by Senator McCarthy. In a letter to Katherine Carmichael, dated 31 October 1951, House wrote, "There is no immediate answer to the negro situation. If the newspapers didn't have to get up a story, there would be nothing sensational in the whole thing."

Correspondents include: Olin T. Binkley, Victor S. Bryant, Katherine Carmichael, Lenoir Chambers, Harry W. Chase, R. Gregg Cherry, Albert Coates, Harry Comer, W. T. Couch, Hardin Craig, Christopher Crittenden, Josephus Daniels, Jonathan Daniels, J. C. B. Ehringhaus, A. J. Fletcher, Congressman Carl T. Durham, Frank Porter Graham, Louis Graves, Bowman Gray, O. Max Gardner, Parkhill Jarvis, Fred Koch, Jr., Charles L. Raper, Terry Sanford, Samuel Selden, Charles Sisson, K. S. Tanner, Charles Tillett, and William Umstead.

Folder 45-47

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

1946 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 45-47

Folder 48-50

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

1947 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 48-50

Folder 51-55

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

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Folder 55

1948 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 51-55

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Folder 61

1949 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 56-61

Folder 62-67

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Folder 67

1950 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 62-67

Folder 68-73

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Folder 73

1951 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 68-73

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Folder 83

1952 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 74-83

Folder 84-87

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1953 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 84-87

Folder 88-92

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1954 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 88-92

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1955 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 93-96

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Folder 98

1956 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 97-98

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Folder 102

1957 #03581, Subseries: "1.3. 1946-1957." Folder 99-102

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About 150 items.

Correspondence chiefly concerns House's speaking engagements and televised Sunday school class. Several letters provide or request genealogical information.

Correspondence with House's friend and colleague Hardin Craig concerns House's popularity as a teacher in the University of North Carolina English Department, 1957-1962, and his having, in effect, embarked upon a new career late in life. In a letter to House, dated 16 April 1959, Craig wrote, "One's younger colleagues rarely understand that a man who continues his professional activities has no interest in university politics, no desire for promotion in salary or rank, but has a simple pleasure in doing his stuff."

Of interest is the enclosure in February 1958 of a letter written to House in 1917 by his former professor Edwin Greenlaw. House apparently loaned the letter for use in a biography about Edwin Greenlaw by his brother Lowell. In the 1917 letter, Greenlaw encouraged House, who was at Harvard, to become "a useful servant of your generation" and stated, "Get your degree--a good one--and come back to me and I'll show you a field of work that won't lead to fortune but to a service of a richness that you cannot apprehend now."

Correspondents include Hardin Craig, Gordon Gray, and Louis R. Wilson.

Folder 103

1958 #03581, Subseries: "1.4. 1958-1973." Folder 103

Folder 104

1959 #03581, Subseries: "1.4. 1958-1973." Folder 104

Folder 105

1960-1973 #03581, Subseries: "1.4. 1958-1973." Folder 105

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About 2,300 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by topic or type.

Chiefly typed versions of speeches, articles, radio addresses, and book reviews by House.

Folder 106

Book notes and book reviews #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 106

Folder 107

Citizens Library Movement, ca. 1934 #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 107

Folder 108

Commencement addresses #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 108

Folder 109

Dedication addresses: Includes remarks at the dedications of the Duke University Indoor Stadium, January 1940; the William R. Davie School in Halifax County, N.C., April 1941; and Harrelson Hall at North Carolina State University, March 1962 #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 109

Folder 110-112

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Education: Includes "In Praise of Teachers,""The School and the Nation,""Civilization Through Education," and "Where Beauty Dwells: The Educational Function of the Humanities" #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 110-112

Folder 113

Ford Motor Company speech: Includes House's speech notes and banquet program from a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company at Charlotte, N.C., 17 June 1953 #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 113

Folder 114

Introductions and welcome addresses: Includes introductions of Harold Willis Dodds, president of Princeton University, and of Robert MacDonald Lester, secretary of the Carnegie Corporation. The addresses of welcome were made at Catawba College and to the Thirteenth Annual Press Institute in Chapel Hill on 14 January 1937 #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 114

Folder 115-116

Folder 115

Folder 116

North Carolina: Includes "The Influence of War Travel on One Rural State"; "Notes on History of Religion in North Carolina"; "Historical Sketch of North Carolina"; and "Thelma Revisited", a collection of poems #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 115-116

Folder 117

Personal tributes honoring the Reverend William Dygnum Moss, Daisy Crump Whitehead, Commander Kessing, Harry Fulcher Comer, William MacNider, and Nannie McIlwaine Moore #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 117

Folder 118

Popular government: Columns, ca. 1946, on topics such as the Bible, religion, the pleasures of reading, and the art of enjoyment #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 118

Folder 119

Radio addresses made over station WPTF in 1928, 1935, and 1940 on topics including North Carolina history, the 4-H Club program, and the United States Navy #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 119

Folder 120-121

Folder 120

Folder 121

Religious/inspirational writings: Includes "The Good Life," "The Art of Fellowship," and "Faith, Work, and Play" #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 120-121

Folder 122

South Carolina: Includes addresses made at Winthrop College and Furman University #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 122

Folder 123-124

Folder 123

Folder 124

Twitty, Sallie Drake: Biographical sketch and correspondence, including letters House received in February-November 1973 while preparing a biographical sketch of Twitty (1835-1923) for the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, edited by William S. Powell #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 123-124

Folder 125

United States government and history: Includes "The Frontiers of Freedom," "Cash and Carry Wars," and "What One Hundred Percent Americanism Means To Me" #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 125

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Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

University of North Carolina: Includes welcome addresses to new students and farewells to graduating seniors, "Our Faculty and Undergraduate Education," and "The Spirit of the University" #03581, Series: "2. Writings, 1922-1973 and undated." Folder 126-128

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35 items.
Image Folder PF-3581/1

P-3581/1-2: House, ca. 1934 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/1

P-3581/3-4: House, ca. 1945 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/1

P-3581/5-6: House, ca. 1955 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/1

P-3581/7: House playing harmonica at North Carolina High School Library Association Banquet, Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, N.C., 27 March 1953 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/1

P-3581/8: House playing harmonica at Sixth Annual Conference on World Affairs, 9 February 1956 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/1

P-3581/9: House playing harmonica, undated #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/1

P-3581/10: Caricature of House by Ashford, ca. 1957 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/1

Image Folder PF-3581/2

P-3581/11-15: House with family and friends probably on occasion of his portrait unveiling, ca. 1975. Pictured with House are his wife Hattie, granddaughter Mary Stewart, Sarah Palmer(?), Charles House, James Wadsworth, and Lallah Wadsworth #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/2

P-3581/16-17: House with Georgia Governor Herman E. Talmadge and unidentified others, ca. 1950 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/2

P-3581/18: House and unidentified University officials or faculty members, probably on occasion of William Dey's retirement, ca. 1950 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/2

P-3581/19: House with WUNC announcer, ca. 1950 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/2

P-3581/20: House with the University of North Carolina Brass Ensemble, ca. 1950 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/2

Image Folder PF-3581/3

P-3581/21: House with unidentified student, ca. 1950 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

P-3581/22: House with Eleanor Roosevet, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Daniels, and unidentified man, ca. 1953 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

P-3581/23: House with Governor William Umstead and Gordon Gray at 1954 commencement #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

P-3581/24-25: House, Luther Hodges, and William Sumner Jenkins, ca. 1955 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

P-3581/26: House with a group of Japanese educators and two unidentified University officials, ca. 1955 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

P-3581/27: House and unidentified man at a dinner function, ca. 1955 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

P-3581/28-29: House chatting with an unidentified man, ca. 1955 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

P-3581/30: House with William Friday at 1956 commencement #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/3

Image Folder PF-3581/4

P-3581/31: House and NROTC officers in front of Old Welll, 23 October 1956 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/4

P-3581/32-33: House at Development Foundation luncheon, ca. January 1957 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/4

P-3581/34: House and fellow Watuaga Club members at the Governor's Mansion, 17 September 1957 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/4

P-3581/35: Old Well and South Building, University of North Carolina, ca. 1930 #03581, Series: "4. Pictures, ca. 1934-1975." PF-3581/4

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Items separated include image folders (PF-3581/1-4).

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