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|Size||1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)|
|Abstract||Personal and family correspondence of the Foust family, an African-American family living in rural Alamance County, N.C., concerning their daily lives, efforts to make a living, and education, including Edna Lee Foust's training as a nurse. Also included are students' notebooks, test papers, essays, and other educational material.|
|Creator||Foust (Family : Alamance County, N.C.)|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Personal and family correspondence of the Foust family, an African-American family living in rural Alamance County, N.C., concerning their daily lives, efforts to make a living, and education, including Edna Lee Foust's training as a nurse. Also included are students' notebooks, test papers, essays, and other educational material.Back to Top
Primarily correspondence and receipts of the Foust family of Alamance County, N.C. Letters, 1920-1926, are to Laura Coble in Graham, N.C., and to her brother Henry Coble in Philadelphia, Pa., from friends and family in Ohio; to Walter Coble in New Haven, Conn.; to Henry at college in Talladega, Ala.; to Marinda Coble Foust, their sister who married George G. Foust, in Winston-Salem, N.C.; and to Clora H. Johnston at Lincoln Academy, Kings Mountain, N.C. These letters discuss daily activities, courtships, borrowing and repaying money, sickness and health, births and deaths, and family and neighborhood news. From 1920 to 1926, there are also receipts from Marinda Foust for installment payments of about one dollar per week to Well-Brietz Furniture Company in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Papers, 1932-1939, include four letters from George Foust in Winston-Salem, where he was making hogsheads for a tobacco company for about two dollars per week, to his wife Marinda and their children in Graham, 1932; a receipt of G. G. Foust showing $42.60 realized on cotton sold to gin at Burlington; and two letters to Marinda Foust from her nephew, John Coble, in Woodbury, N.J., and her niece, Selma Foust in Ramseur, N.C.
In 1945, papers of Edna Lee Foust, daughter of George G. and Marinda Coble Foust, begin. Papers, 1945-1947, include correspondence between Edna and hospitals and other institutions as she tried to enroll and find nursing scholarship aid after her graduation from the Graham Colored High School in 1945. There are also letters from friends and her mother while she was attending classes at the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing, September to December 1947. Folder 5 contains mimeographed papers from the Lincoln Hospital training course. There is also a letter from Rev. George F. Coble in Woodbury, N.J., to Marinda requesting the family Bible so that he could present his birth record to get a birth certificate.
The remaining papers, 1948-1949 and undated, include letters from Edna Lee Foust's mother in Alamance County, N.C.; programs and leaflets concerning activities in Richmond, Va., where Edna took a training course at St. Philips Hospital, 1948, to become a practical nurse; a letter, 1949, indicating Edna was working in a hospital near her home in Haw River, N.C., and had become a licensed practical nurse; and newspaper clippings.
Four portfolios of student notebooks, test papers, essays, compositions, laboratory results, and other items.
Papers of Henry A. Coble for science, history, music, and other courses and two thin bluebooks of Rev. Allison Coble, circa 1928, on church subjects. 175 pp.
Papers of Edna Lee Foust for history, rural sociology, English, French, and other courses, while at Graham Colored High School and Winston-Salem Teachers College. 225 pp.
Papers of Edna Lee Foust for nursing, mathematics, chemistry, and other courses while at Lincoln Hospital, Durham, N.C. 350 pp.
Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, September 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top