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Collection Number: 04832

Collection Title: Kirkman Family Papers, 1810s-1990s

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Size 62.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 35,000 items)
Abstract O. Arthur Kirkman was a white businessman and politician born in 1900 in High Point, N.C. He served in many positions, including executive vice-president, with the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad, from 1930 to 1965. He also served in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1949-1953, and in the North Carolina Senate, 1953-1961. His wife, Katharine Morgan Kirkman, was a city councilwoman in High Point, N.C., from 1951 to 1959, and was on the Guilford County Board of Education from 1963 to 1976. The collection consists of correspondence, business records, financial and legal papers, photographs, and other materials related to O. Arthur Kirkman, his wife, Katharine Morgan Kirkman, and their family. Kirkman family correspondence covers many topics, including O. Arthur Kirkman's collegiate studies at the University of Virginia and Oxford University in England; his membership in Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity; his work as city councilman and mayor of High Point, N.C.; and his service as legislator in the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina Senate. Correspondents include O. Arthur Kirkman and Katharine Morgan Kirkman; their children, Alvin Larkin Kirkman, Caroline Elizabeth Kirkman McGuinn, John Manliff Kirkman, and Susan Gwynne Kirkman Honeycutt; O. Arthur Kirkman Sr. and Lulu Hammer Kirkman, Arthur's parents; Gladys Morgan Happer, Karl Ziegler Morgan and Lois Morgan Johnson, siblings of Katharine Morgan Kirkman; Lina Keller, Katharine's cousin; and Henry Foscue, Holt McPherson, William Bradley Umstead, Luther Hartwell Hodges, and Terry Sanford. Kirkman business records include correspondence, meeting minutes, and financial documents from Arthur's involvement in railroads, including the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad and the American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico, as well as other business interests. The collection also includes materials related to political and civic organizations in which O. Arthur Kirkman and Katharine Morgan Kirkman were involved, including the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Democratic Party, the Advisory Budget Commission, the North Carolina Committee for the Study of Public School Finance, the city government of High Point, N.C., the Guilford County Board of Education, Alpha Kappa Psi, and the Klein-Saks Economic and Financial Mission to Chile. Other Kirkman papers include financial and legal papers; birth certificates of Kirkman family members; speeches given by O. Arthur Kirkman; educational records; engagement calendars; photographs; and documents from travel to Europe, Asia, and the Americas by Arthur and his family. There is also a large number of documents related to Katharine Morgan Kirkman's family, including her parents, Reverend J. L. (Jacob Levi) Morgan and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan; her siblings, Gladys Morgan Happer, Karl Ziegler Morgan, and Lois Morgan Johnson; and her nephews and nieces. Letters are mostly between J. L. and Virginia Morgan and their children. Topics include Gladys's service as a medical missionary in India and her family life, as well as Karl's studies in physics; his work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; his role in the development of health physics; and his advocacy for arms control, radiation protection, and international nuclear regulation. Non-family correspondence largely deals with Lutheran Church activities, and especially Reverend J. L. Morgan's tenure as president of the North Carolina Synod of the United Lutheran Church of America. Also included are financial and legal documents relating to the estates of Reverend J. L. Morgan and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan. Other Morgan family documents include genealogy notes; printed materials from the Lutheran Church; texts of speeches, sermons, and poems written by Morgan family members; calendars, guest books, clippings, photographs, and photograph albums of various Kirkman and Morgan family members; scrapbooks; an audio recording of O. Arthur Kirkman's "life's recollections", and other items.
Creator Kirkman family.
Curatorial Unit Southern Historical Collection
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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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 Kirkman Family Papers #4832, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from A. Larkin Kirkman of Raleigh, N.C., in August 1996 (Acc. 96133) and January 2019 (Acc. 103524).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Processed by: Jesse Brown, Linda Sellars, Rachel Canada, and Cecelia Moore, July 2005

Encoded by: Jesse Brown, Linda Sellars, Rachel Canada, and Cecelia Moore, August 2005

Updated by: Anne Wells, January 2019; Nancy Kaiser, March 2021

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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O. Arthur Kirkman was born in 1900 in High Point, N.C., to O. Arthur Kirkman Sr., general manager of the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad (HPT&D), and Lulu Hammer Kirkman. O. Arthur Kirkman attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a Master's Degree in economics in 1924. He then studied law at the University of Virginia in 1924-1925, and at Oxford University in England in 1926-1928. Kirkman was admitted to the bar in 1929, then, upon his father's death in 1930, took over as general manager of the HPT&D railroad.

Kirkman's career in politics began in 1939, when he was elected mayor of High Point, N.C. He left this position in 1943, when he was appointed by the federal government to serve as general manager of the American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico. In 1945, he resumed his political life by serving on the High Point City Council. In 1949, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives, and in 1952 was elected to the North Carolina Senate. While in the Senate, Kirkman was known as a strong backer of Governor Luther Hodges. He served on the Advisory Budget Commission from 1959 to 1961, was chair of the Senate Finance Committee from 1959 to 1961, and was chair of the North Carolina Committee for the Study of Public School Financing from 1958 to 1959. After leaving the Senate in 1961, Kirkman served as chair of the Heritage Square Commission and the State Capitol Planning Commission, which were charged with the planning of public buildings surrounding the North Carolina state capital building in Raleigh, N.C. In 1964, he was named to the North Carolina Commission on Human Relations, which was charged with implementing the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Outside the political arena, O. Arthur Kirkman occupied many positions at the HPT&D Railroad from 1930 to 1965, including general manager, secretary, treasurer, and executive vice president. He also served on the boards of directors of the High Point office of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, the Southern Furniture Exposition Building, and the Southern Packing Corporation. Throughout Kirkman's professional career, he maintained a relationship with his college fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and was Grand President of the nationwide fraternity from 1929 to 1933. In 1956, Kirkman traveled to Chile as a member of the Klein-Saks Economic and Financial Mission to Chile, a group of management consultants advising the Chilean government on monetary policy and other economic matters.

In 1933, O. Arthur Kirkman married Katharine Morgan (1910-1985), daughter of Rev. J. L. (Jacob Levi) Morgan (1872-1960) and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan (1875-1964). Katharine was raised in Rowan County, N.C., and graduated in 1931 from the North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. She was a member of the High Point City Council in 1951 to 1959, and served on the Guilford County Board of Education from 1963 to 1976. O. Arthur and Katharine Morgan Kirkman's children are Alvin Larkin Kirkman (1937- ), Caroline Elizabeth Kirkman McGuinn (1939- ), John Manliff Kirkman (1941- ), and Susan Gwynne Kirkman Honeycutt (1948- ).

Rev. J. L. Morgan was president of the North Carolina Synod of the United Lutheran Church in America from 1920 to 1947. Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan, was active in Lutheran Church affairs, acting as president of the Women's Missionary Society of the North Carolina Synod from 1925 to 1928. Their children were Gladys Morgan Happer (1904-1963), a doctor and missionary to India; Karl Ziegler Morgan (1907-1999), a prominent health physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project; Katharine Morgan Kirkman (1910-1985); and Lois Morgan Johnson, a mother and store owner in West End, N.C.

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Correspondence, business records, financial and legal papers, photographs, and other materials related to O. Arthur Kirkman, his wife, Katharine Morgan Kirkman, and their family. Kirkman family correspondence is extensive, and documents O. Arthur Kirkman's various civic, business, educational, and political efforts, including his collegiate studies at the University of Virginia and Oxford University in England; his membership in Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity; his work as city councilman and mayor of High Point, N.C.; and his service as legislator in the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina Senate. Correspondents include O. Arthur Kirkman and Katharine Morgan Kirkman; their children, Alvin Larkin Kirkman, Caroline Elizabeth Kirkman McGuinn, John Manliff Kirkman, and Susan Gwynne Kirkman Honeycutt; O. Arthur Kirkman Sr. and Lulu Hammer Kirkman, Arthur's parents; Gladys Morgan Happer, Karl Ziegler Morgan and Lois Morgan Johnson, siblings of Katharine Morgan Kirkman; Lina Keller, Katharine's cousin; Henry Foscue and Holt McPherson, Arthur's friends; and William Bradley Umstead, Luther Hartwell Hodges, and Terry Sanford, governors of North Carolina.

Kirkman business records include correspondence, meeting minutes, and financial documents from Arthur's involvement in railroads, including the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad (HPT&D) and the American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico, as well as other business interests. The collection also includes brochures, newsletters, reports, official documents, and clippings related to political and civic organizations in which O. Arthur Kirkman and Katharine Morgan Kirkman were involved, including the North Carolina General Assembly, the city government of High Point, N.C., the Guilford County Board of Education, Alpha Kappa Psi, and the Klein-Saks Economic and Financial Mission to Chile. Other Kirkman papers include birth certificates of Kirkman family members, speeches given by O. Arthur Kirkman, educational records, engagement calendars, and documents from travel taken to Europe, Asia, and the Americas by Arthur and his family. Kirkman financial and legal papers contain O. Arthur Kirkman's educational expense records, investment accounts, bank statements, property deeds and documents, and retirement papers. Also included are photographs taken of various Kirkman family members, and of travels taken by the Kirkman family.

The collection includes a large number of documents related to Katharine Morgan Kirkman's family, including her parents, Reverend J. L. Morgan (Jacob Levi Morgan) and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan; her siblings, Gladys Morgan Happer, Karl Ziegler Morgan, and Lois Morgan Johnson; and her nephews and nieces. The vast majority of the letters are between J. L. and Virginia Morgan and their children. Correspondence is particularly extensive with Gladys and Karl. Gladys's letters document her medical studies; her service as a medical missionary in India; her marriage to William Happer, a British medical officer; and her children, William Happer Jr., Ian Happer, and Elizabeth Happer. Karl's letters relate to his studies in physics; his work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; his role in the development of health physics; and his advocacy for arms control, radiation protection, and international nuclear regulation. Non-family correspondence largely deals with Lutheran Church activities, and especially Reverend J. L. Morgan's tenure as president of the North Carolina Synod of the United Lutheran Church of America.

Other Morgan family documents include genealogy notes for a history of the Morgan family compiled by Reverend J. L. Morgan; various printed materials from the Lutheran Church; texts of speeches, sermons, and poems written by Morgan family members; calendars; guest books; and clippings documenting the accomplishments of the children and grandchildren of Reverend J. L. Morgan and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan. Financial and legal documents are largely legal records and correspondence, tax returns, and bank statements relating to the estates of Reverend J. L. Morgan and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan. Also included are photographs and photograph albums of various Kirkman and Morgan family members, scrapbooks; an audio recording of O. Arthur Kirkman's "life's recollections", and other materials.

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1. Kirkman Family Correspondence, 1861-1985 and undated.
2. Kirkman Family Business Records, 1904-1985 and undated.
2.1. High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad, 1921-1965 and undated.
2.2. American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico, 1904-1944 and undated.
2.3. Other Businesses, 1904-1985 and undated.
3. Organizations and Civic Activities, 1915-1982 and undated.
4. Other Papers, 1826-1985 and undated.
4.1. Subject Files, 1826-1985 and undated.
4.2. School Materials, 1891-1981 and undated.
4.3. Engagement Calendars, 1938-1985 and undated.
4.4. Clippings, 1913-1985 and undated.
4.5. Speeches and Event Programs, 1919-1971 and undated.
5. Financial Papers, 1880-1980 and undated.
6. Photographs, 1880s-1980s and undated.
6.1. Kirkman and Related Families, 1880s-1980s and undated.
6.2. Miscellaneous Photos, 1880s-1980s and undated.
6.3. Postcards, 1920s-1930s and undated.
6.4. Railroad Photographs, 1900s-1960s and undated.
6.5. Travel Photographs, 1920s-1970s and undated.
7. Morgan Family Correspondence, 1879-1977 and undated.
8. Other Morgan Family Papers, 1868-1977 and undated.
8.1. Subject Files, 1818-1978 and undated.
8.2. Clippings, 1932-1983 and undated.
8.3. Genealogy, 1930s-1950s and undated.
8.4. Speeches and Other Writing, 1858-1972 and undated.
8.5. Engagement Calendars, 1906-1960 and undated.
8.6. Personal Record Books, 1942-1964 and undated.
9. Morgan Family Financial and Legal Papers, 1907-1965 and undated (bulk 1960-1964).
10. Morgan Family Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums, 1890s-1960s and undated.
11. Morgan Family Photographs, 1890s-1970s and undated.
12. Miscellaneous Volumes, 1893-1917 and undated.
13. Additional Kirkman Correspondence, 1929-1937 and undated.
14. Audio Recording, 1990s (Addition of January 2019).
15. Oversize Papers.

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About 11,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological, then alphabetical by author.

Chiefly correspondence between O. A. Kirkman ("Arthur" or "Ot") and family members, friends, and business acquaintances. The earliest letters between 1861 and 1871 are between J. C. Horney and Keezia Horney of Deep River, N.C., from A. A. Wheeler and Lydia Wheeler, and from Charles Pidgeon and Katherine Pidgeon. Their relationship to the Kirkman family is unknown.

From 1905 to 1917 letters. are between family members, friends, and business associates of O. A. Kirkman Sr. (1877-1930) and Lulu Hammer Kirkman, with some letters from the young O. A. Kirkman (1900-1985) to his mother. From 1918 to 1927, the correspondence is chiefly between the Kirkmans and their son, Arthur, in school in Charlottesville, Va.; in Cuba, 1919-1920, and in England, 1926-1928. These letters primarily concern Arthur's life at school, family matters, and events in High Point, N.C. Letters from his time in England also includes letters and postcards from various places he visited in Europe.

From 1928 to 1930, there are some letters from Katharine Morgan ("Kat") to her father, Reverend J. L. Morgan, written while Katharine was attending North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro, N.C.

From 1929 to 1933, the correspondence is chiefly from O. A. Kirkman to friends and family. There is correspondence related to his membership and leadership of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity. O. A. Kirkman Sr. died as the result of an automobile accident in July 1930, and there are condolence letters from family and friends related to this. From 1931 to 1936, there is correspondence between Arthur and various physicians about his mother (Lulu)'s medical condition resulting from injuries she sustained in the same automobile accident. Of interest is a report completed by Dr. Douglas Vanderhoof of the Tucker Sanitarium in Richmond, Va., in April-May 1933. His report is a review of her prior medical treatment and present condition.

Correspondence from 1933 contains the wedding announcement of O. Arthur Kirkman and Katharine Morgan Kirkman (1910-1985), as well as correspondence related to their honeymoon in the Caribbean. From 1933 through the early 1940s, there are letters between Katharine and her sister, Gladys Morgan Happer (1904-1963), and brother, Karl Ziegler Morgan (1908- ); correspondence from Arthur regarding various professional associations, investment interests, and High Point civic matters. Some correspondence relates to Arthur's service as mayor of High Point.

From 1942 to 1943, Arthur served as chair of the state Volunteer Industrial Salvage Committee for the War Production Board, and there is a great deal of correspondence related to this work. From May 1943 to late 1944, there are letters from Katharine to Arthur while he was in Puerto Rico working for the American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico, as well as letters from friends in High Point. Katharine and the children joined Arthur in Puerto Rico in late 1943. There are letters from Katharine and the children, Larkin and Caroline, to her parents.

Of particular interest in the correspondence immediately following World War II are letters, dating from 1945 to 1947, from O. Arthur Kirkman and Karl Ziegler Morgan, a scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. These letters discuss the growing concern of scientists over atomic energy and its dangers, and advocate civilian and international control over the development of atomic energy.

In 1948, Arthur Kirkman was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Correspondence from 1949 to 1952 largely consists of letters from constituents and citizens' groups, discussing issues such as liquor control, public education, and taxes. In 1952, Arthur was elected to the North Carolina Senate. Correspondence with constituents deals with issues such as the annexation of land by the cities of Greensboro, N.C. and High Point, a minimum wage law for North Carolina, and the division of profits from state-run ABC liquor stores. Katharine Kirkman's work with the High Point City Council is sporadically documented in this series; however, there is some material related to her work on the High Point annexation issue. Correspondents from this time period include Luther Hartwell Hodges and Terry Sanford, both North Carolina governors.

After leaving the Senate in 1961, O. Arthur Kirkman remained involved in community affairs. Much of the correspondence from 1960 to 1965 relates to Arthur's service in community groups and special commissions. Material of note includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and plans from the Heritage Square Commission, and meeting minutes from the North Carolina Commission on Human Relations, which document efforts to evaluate and enforce compliance with the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Much of the correspondence after 1965 documents Arthur Kirkman's withdrawal from public life, including his resignation from his position at the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad Company in 1965, and his retirement from the Board of Directors of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company in 1970. Most of the correspondence after 1970 is between Arthur and Katharine Kirkman and their family and friends. Correspondents include Arthur and Katharine's children, Alvin Larkin Kirkman, Caroline Elizabeth Kirkman McGuinn, John Manliff Kirkman, and Susan Gwynne Kirkman Honeycutt; as well as Karl Ziegler Morgan and Lois Morgan Johnson, siblings of Katharine Morgan Kirkman; Lina Keller, Katharine's cousin; and Henry Foscue and Holt McPherson, friends of O. Arthur Kirkman. Items of interest include an April 1976 clipping from the High Point Enterprise announcing Katharine's retirement from the Guilford County Board of Education, where she had served since 1963, as well as a June 1979 letter from Katharine to a publisher in High Point who was working on a book about prominent women in Guilford County, detailing her accomplishments as a member of the High Point City Council.

Kirkman correspondence can also be found in Series 13. Additional Correspondence, 1931-1937.

Folder 1

1861-1869

Folder 2

1871

Folder 3

1905-1909

Folder 4

1913

Folder 5

1914

Folder 6

1915

Folder 7

1916

Folder 8

1917

Folder 9-11

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

1918

Folder 12-18

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

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Folder 18

1919

Folder 19-24

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1920

Folder 25-31

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Folder 30

Folder 31

1921

Folder 32-36

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Folder 36

1922

Folder 37-41

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1923

Folder 42-46

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1924

Folder 47-51

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1925

Folder 52-55

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Folder 55

1926

Folder 56-65

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1927

Folder 66-72

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1928

Folder 73-76

Folder 73

Folder 74

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Folder 76

1929

Folder 77-81

Folder 77

Folder 78

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Folder 81

1930

Folder 82-84

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

1931

Folder 85-87

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

1932

Folder 88-92

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

1933

Folder 93-95

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

1934

Folder 96-97

Folder 96

Folder 97

1935

Folder 98

1936

Folder 99-100

Folder 99

Folder 100

1937

Folder 101-104

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

1938

Folder 105-111

Folder 105

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Folder 111

1939

Folder 112-116

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

1940

Folder 117-122

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

1941

Folder 123-128

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

1942

Folder 129-137

Folder 129

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Folder 131

Folder 132

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Folder 135

Folder 136

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1943

Folder 138-144

Folder 138

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Folder 144

1944

Folder 145-148

Folder 145

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

1945

Folder 149-151

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

1946

Folder 152-153

Folder 152

Folder 153

1947

Folder 154-156

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

1948

Folder 157-160

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

Folder 160

1949

Folder 161-163

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

1950

Folder 164-165

Folder 164

Folder 165

1951

Folder 166-170

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Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

1952

Folder 171-176

Folder 171

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Folder 176

1953

Folder 177-178

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1954

Folder 179-184

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Folder 182

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Folder 184

1955

Folder 185-186

Folder 185

Folder 186

1956

Folder 187-197

Folder 187

Folder 188

Folder 189

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Folder 194

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Folder 197

1957

Folder 198-201

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Folder 201

1958

Folder 202-220

Folder 202

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Folder 220

1959

Folder 221-225

Folder 221

Folder 222

Folder 223

Folder 224

Folder 225

1960

Folder 226-229

Folder 226

Folder 227

Folder 228

Folder 229

1961

Folder 230-233

Folder 230

Folder 231

Folder 232

Folder 233

1962

Folder 234-242

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

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Folder 239

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Folder 242

1963

Folder 243-255

Folder 243

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Folder 248

Folder 249

Folder 250

Folder 251

Folder 252

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Folder 254

Folder 255

1964

Folder 256-265

Folder 256

Folder 257

Folder 258

Folder 259

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Folder 261

Folder 262

Folder 263

Folder 264

Folder 265

1965

Folder 266-270

Folder 266

Folder 267

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

1966

Folder 271-273

Folder 271

Folder 272

Folder 273

1967

Folder 274-276

Folder 274

Folder 275

Folder 276

1968

Folder 277

1969

Folder 278-281

Folder 278

Folder 279

Folder 280

Folder 281

1970

Folder 282-284

Folder 282

Folder 283

Folder 284

1971

Folder 285-286

Folder 285

Folder 286

1972

Folder 287-289

Folder 287

Folder 288

Folder 289

1973

Folder 290-293

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

1974

Folder 294-297

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Folder 297

1975

Folder 298-302

Folder 298

Folder 299

Folder 300

Folder 301

Folder 302

1976

Folder 303-306

Folder 303

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

1977

Folder 307-310

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

Folder 310

1978

Folder 311-315

Folder 311

Folder 312

Folder 313

Folder 314

Folder 315

1979

Folder 316-321

Folder 316

Folder 317

Folder 318

Folder 319

Folder 320

Folder 321

1980

Folder 322-327

Folder 322

Folder 323

Folder 324

Folder 325

Folder 326

Folder 327

1981

Folder 328-332

Folder 328

Folder 329

Folder 330

Folder 331

Folder 332

1982

Folder 333-337

Folder 333

Folder 334

Folder 335

Folder 336

Folder 337

1983

Folder 338-342

Folder 338

Folder 339

Folder 340

Folder 341

Folder 342

1984

Folder 343-344

Folder 343

Folder 344

1985

Folder 345

Undated: A

Folder 346

Undated: B

Folder 347

Undated: Baker, Henry

Folder 348

Undated: C

Folder 349

Undated: D

Folder 350

Undated: E

Folder 351

Undated: F

Folder 352

Undated: Foscue, Henry and Val

Folder 353

Undated: G

Folder 354

Undated: H

Folder 355

Undated: Hammer, Alvin R.

Folder 356

Undated: Happer, Gladys Morgan and Family

Folder 357

Undated: Honeycutt, Susan Kirkman and Family

Folder 358

Undated: I

Folder 359

Undated: J

Folder 360

Undated: Johnson, Lois Morgan and Family

Folder 361

Undated: K

Folder 362

Undated: Kirkman, Alvin Larkin and Family

Folder 363-364

Folder 363

Folder 364

Undated: Kirkman, John Manliff and Family

Folder 365-366

Folder 365

Folder 366

Undated: Kirkman, Katharine Morgan

Folder 367

Undated: Kirkman, Lulu Hammer

Folder 368-369

Folder 368

Folder 369

Undated: Kirkman, Oscar Arthur Jr.

Folder 370

Undated: Kirkman, Oscar Arthur Sr.

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Undated: L

Folder 372

Undated: M

Folder 373

Undated: McGuinn, Caroline Kirkman and Family

Folder 374

Morgan, Elizabeth Virginia Clay Shoup

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Undated: N-O

Folder 376

Undated: P

Folder 377

Undated: Q-R

Folder 378

Undated: S

Folder 379

Undated: T

Folder 380

Undated: U-V

Folder 381

Undated: W

Folder 382

Undated: X-Z

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Folder 383

Folder 384

Folder 385

Folder 386

Folder 387

Folder 388

Undated: No Last Name

Folder 389

Fragments of Letters

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Kirkman Family Business Records, 1904-1985 and undated.

About 3,300 items.

Chiefly correspondence, meeting minutes, financial documents, and other business records of the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad. O. Arthur Kirkman served as Director, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Vice President of the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad Company from 1930 to 1965. Also in the series are the business records for the American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico, for which O. Arthur Kirkman served as the General Operating Manager, as well as other businesses in which O. Arthur Kirkman had either invested or served on the Board of Directors.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad, 1921-1965 and undated.

About 2,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological, then roughly alphabetical by name, then subject.

Correspondence, meeting minutes, contracts, accounts, and other business records of the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad, or HPT&D. Records arranged by date are mostly business correspondence. Correspondence from before 1930 relates to O. Arthur Kirkman Sr.'s service as general manager of the railroad, while correspondence dating from 1930 and later documents O. Arthur Kirkman's work with the railroad in the positions of Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Vice President. While serving in public office, much of O. Arthur Kirkman's correspondence is with certain intermediaries, in particular Fred J. Flagler, General Freight Agent from 1937 to 1955. Most of the correspondents in the materials organized by name of correspondent are representatives of other railroad companies, and the materials are mostly related to the 1960 purchase of the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad by the Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad. Materials organized by subject deal with various organizations related to the HPT&D, including the High Point Chamber of Commerce, the Securities Investment Company, a holding company for the HPT&D, and the Yadkin Development Company, which appears to have been a subsidiary of the HPT&D. Also included are bound copies of the director's meetings for the HPT&D.

Folder 390

1923

Folder 391

1924-1926

Folder 392

1927

Folder 393

1928-1929

Folder 394

1937-1938

Folder 395

1939-1941

Folder 396

1942-1943

Folder 397

1944-1945

Folder 398

1946

Folder 399

1948-1950

Folder 400

1951-1953

Folder 401

1954

Folder 402-403

Folder 402

Folder 403

1955

Folder 404

1956

Folder 405

1957-1959

Folder 406

1960

Folder 407

1961-1963

Folder 408

1964-1965

Folder 409-410

Folder 409

Folder 410

Undated

Folder 411

Brawley, Robert V.

Folder 412

Burks, Martin P.

Folder 413

Cain, George L.

Folder 414

Cotton, H. P. and C. E. Hunter

Folder 415

Dunlap, R. F., J. W. Hawthorne, C. R. Lapeza, C. E. Pond, and Mrs. F. S. Morrison

Folder 416

Fishwick, J. P.

Folder 417

Kerr, K. M. and R. H. Hill

Folder 418

Rice, W. T.

Folder 419

Saunders, Stuart T.

Folder 420

Weldon, John W.

Folder 421

Wyatt, H. C.

Folder 422

Winston Land Corporation

Folder 423

Accounts, 1961

Folder 424

Accounts, 1962

Folder 425

Accounts, 1964

Folder 426

Agreement to Sale, 1929

Folder 427

American Association of Railroad Superintendents

Folder 428

American Short Line Railroad Association (See also Series 13)

Folder 429

Annual Meeting of Board of Directors of Yadkin Development Company, May 1961

Folder 430

Annual Meeting of Directors of High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad, May 1961

Folder 431

Annual Meeting of Board of Directors of Securities Investment Company, May 1961

Folder 432

Annual Meeting of Retired Board of Directors of High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad Company, May 1963

Folder 433

Balance Sheets

Folder 434

Bylaws and Articles of Association

Folder 435

Clippings

Folder 436a

Contracts

Folder 436b

Employee Relief Department

Folder 437

Financial Documents

Folder 438-442

Folder 438

Folder 439

Folder 440

Folder 441

Folder 442

High Point Chamber of Commerce

Folder 443

Internal Study, 1961

Folder 444

Merger with Winston-Salem Southbound

Folder 445-447

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Miscellaneous Materials

Folder 448

Oklahoma Railway Case, 3 July 1961

Folder 449

Organizational Structure

Folder 450

Railroad Passes

Folder 451-456

Folder 451

Folder 452

Folder 453

Folder 454

Folder 455

Folder 456

Securities Investment Company

Folder 457

Settlement for Purchase, 1960

Folder 458

Siceloff Resolution

Folder 459

"The Signal"

Folder 460

Stockholders, 1962-1964

Folder 461

Stockholders

Folder 462-464

Folder 462

Folder 463

Folder 464

Yadkin Development Company

Folder 465

Amendment to Bylaws

Folder 466

Securities Investment Company: Directors' Meetings, 1927-1951

Folder 467

Securities Investment Company: Stockholders Meetings, 1927-1951

Folder 468

High Point, Thomasville, and Denton Railroad Company: Directors Meetings, 1923-1951

Folder 469

High Point, Thomasville, and Denton Railroad Company: Stockholders Meetings, 1923-1951

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico, 1904-1944 and undated.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by type.

Correspondence, financial records, administrative files, and other documents related to O. Arthur Kirkman's work as General Operating Manager of the American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico from 17 May 1943 to 1 July 1944. Arthur was appointed to the position by the United States government, which had taken control of the railroad due to a labor dispute that had shut the railroad down. The federal government deemed the railroad necessary for the successful prosecution of the American war effort in World War II. Some of the material deals with the efforts of Arthur and others to avert a strike and keep the laborers at work. Other material deals with logistical matters associated with the operation of the railroad. Also included is correspondence between Arthur and executives at the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad (HPT&D), discussing what was happening at the HPT&D in Arthur's absence.

Folder 470

Accounting Information

Folder 471

Administration

Folder 472

Administrative Documents

Folder 473

Circulars

Folder 474-481

Folder 474

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

Folder 478

Folder 479

Folder 480

Folder 481

Correspondence, 1943

Folder 482-488

Folder 482

Folder 483

Folder 484

Folder 485

Folder 486

Folder 487

Folder 488

Correspondence, 1944

Folder 489

Correspondence, undated

Folder 490

Executive Orders 1941-1943

Folder 491

Financial Records

Folder 492

Financial: Report of Federal Director of Accounts

Folder 493

Kirkman: Personal Business, July-August 1943

Folder 494

Manual

Folder 495

Miscellaneous Items

Oversize Volume SV-4832/1

Blueprints: "American Railroad Co. of Porto Rico, Departmento de Via y Obras: Estaciones, Cruces, Desvios, Puentes y Alcantarillas," July 1934

Folder 496

Personnel

Folder 497

Reglamentos, 1904, 1921, 1935

Folder 498

Summary Report of General Operating Manager, May 1943-July 1944

Folder 499

Troop Train Movements

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Other Businesses, 1904-1985 and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Correspondence, reports, accounts, and other documents related to businesses with which O. Arthur Kirkman, or his father, O. Arthur Kirkman Sr. were involved, either as an investor or as a member of their Board of Directors.

Folder 500

Atlantic Savings and Loan Association

Folder 501

Carolina Solid Fuel Associates

Folder 502

High Point Bed Spring Company

Folder 503

Interurban Motorlines

Oversize Volume SV-4832/2

Interurban Motorlines account ledger with bylaws and minutes

Folder 504-506

Folder 504

Folder 505

Folder 506

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Folder 507

Miscellaneous Business Correspondence

Folder 508

Olicastor Company

Folder 509-511

Folder 509

Folder 510

Folder 511

Sanders, Paul

Folder 512-514

Folder 512

Folder 513

Folder 514

Southern Furniture Exposition Building

Folder 515-516

Folder 515

Folder 516

Southern Packaging Corporation

Folder 517-519

Folder 517

Folder 518

Folder 519

Yadkin Warehouse and Realty Company

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Organizations and Civic Activities, 1915-1982 and undated.

About 6,500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Correspondence, reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, circulars, notes, and other printed material related to organizations and civic groups in which O. Arthur Kirkman and Katharine Morgan Kirkman were involved. Much of the material dates from the 1950s and 1960s, when both Arthur and Katharine were highly involved in political and civic matters. Particularly well-documented subjects include the North Carolina General Assembly; High Point, N.C., city government; politics; the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity; and the Klein-Saks Economic and Financial Mission to Chile, in which Arthur participated in 1956. Katharine's service in the High Point City Council and the Guilford County Board of Education are also well-documented.

Folder 520

Advisory Budget Commission

Folder 521-531b

Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity (see also Series 13)

Folder 532

American Association of Retired Persons

Folder 533

American Business Club of High Point (see also Series 13)

Folder 534-535

Folder 534

Folder 535

American Cancer Society

Folder 536

Beta Gamma Sigma Fraternity

Folder 537-539

Folder 537

Folder 538

Folder 539

Boy Scouts of America

Folder 540

Business Development Corporation of North Carolina

Folder 541

Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc: Speaking Engagement

Folder 542

Capitol Planning Commission, Minutes, 1965, Heritage Square Commission

Folder 543

Care

Folder 544

Coronary Heart Disease Research

Folder 545-547

Folder 545

Folder 546

Folder 547

Delta Kappa Gamma

Folder 548-557

Folder 548

Folder 549

Folder 550

Folder 551

Folder 552

Folder 553

Folder 554

Folder 555

Folder 556

Folder 557

Economic and Financial Mission to Chile

Photograph Album PA-4832/1

Economic and Financial Mission to Chile: Photograph album

Folder 558-560

Folder 558

Folder 559

Folder 560

Fine Arts Festival

Folder 561

Forsyth-Guilford Water Problem, 1953

Folder 562

Furniture Foundation: Henry A. Foscue: Man of the Year

Folder 563-585

Folder 563

Folder 564

Folder 565

Folder 566

Folder 567

Folder 568

Folder 569

Folder 570

Folder 571

Folder 572

Folder 573

Folder 574

Folder 575

Folder 576

Folder 577

Folder 578

Folder 579

Folder 580

Folder 581

Folder 582

Folder 583

Folder 584

Folder 585

Guilford County Board of Education, 1962-1975

Folder 586-588

Folder 586

Folder 587

Folder 588

Guilford County Board of Education, Accountant's Report, 1970-1973

Folder 589-593

Folder 589

Folder 590

Folder 591

Folder 592

Folder 593

Guilford County Board of Education, Clippings

Folder 594-595

Folder 594

Folder 595

Guilford County Board of Education, District Maps

Folder 596

Guilford County Board of Education, Handbook for Principals

Folder 597

Guilford County Board of Education, Handbook for Professional Personnel

Folder 598

Guilford County Board of Education, Legislative Committee, 1975

Folder 599-623

Folder 599

Folder 600

Folder 601

Folder 602

Folder 603

Folder 604

Folder 605

Folder 606

Folder 607

Folder 608

Folder 609

Folder 610

Folder 611

Folder 612

Folder 613

Folder 614

Folder 615

Folder 616

Folder 617

Folder 618

Folder 619

Folder 620

Folder 621

Folder 622

Folder 623

Guilford County Board of Education: Minutes and News Reports, 1962-1975

Folder 624

Guilford County Board of Education: Policies, 1962-1974

Folder 625

Guilford County Board of Education: undated

Folder 626-638

Folder 626

Folder 627

Folder 628

Folder 629

Folder 630

Folder 631

Folder 632

Folder 633

Folder 634

Folder 635

Folder 636

Folder 637

Folder 638

Guilford County Chronic Illness and Rehabilitation Foundation, 1956-1965

Folder 639-642

Folder 639

Folder 640

Folder 641

Folder 642

Guilford County: School Desegregation, 1970

Folder 643a

Health and Welfare Day, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1963

Folder 643b

Heritage Square Commission and State Capitol Planning Commission: Blueprints

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-4832/1

Heritage Square Commission and State Capitol Planning Commission: Blueprints

Folder 644

High Point, N.C.

Folder 645-646

Folder 645

Folder 646

High Point Billboards and Beautification

Folder 647

High Point Chamber of Commerce

Folder 648

High Point Charter and Ordinances

Folder 649-659

Folder 649

Folder 650

Folder 651

Folder 652

Folder 653

Folder 654

Folder 655

Folder 656

Folder 657

Folder 658

Folder 659

High Point City Council

Folder 660-661

Folder 660

Folder 661

High Point City Government

Folder 662

High Point Human Relations Committee: Records

Folder 663-664

Folder 663

Folder 664

High Point Mayor: O. A. Kirkman

Folder 665

High Point Taxis

Folder 666-672

Folder 666

Folder 667

Folder 668

Folder 669

Folder 670

Folder 671

Folder 672

High Point College

Folder 673

High Point Executives Club

Folder 674

High Point Jaycees

Folder 675

High Point Memorial Hospital

Folder 676-677

Folder 676

Folder 677

High Point Parks and Recreation

Folder 678

High Point Township Democratic Executive Committee

Folder 679

High Point Traffic and Transportation Club

Folder 680-681

Folder 680

Folder 681

High Point Utilities Committee, 1954

Folder 682

Hospice at High Point

Folder 683

Historical Book Club of North Carolina, 1975-1981

Folder 684-685

Folder 684

Folder 685

Junior League

Folder 686

Juvenile Detention Subcommittee, 1949-1950

Folder 687

Ku Klux Klan Information

Folder 688

Laymen's Movement

Folder 689

Lutheran Church, 1965

Folder 690

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Folder 691

Maryfield Acres

Folder 692-693

Folder 692

Folder 693

Morgan Lecturers

Folder 694

National School Boards Association

Folder 695-697

Folder 695

Folder 696

Folder 697

National School Boards Association, 1967-1970

Folder 698-699

Folder 698

Folder 699

Newcomen Society in North America

Folder 700

North Carolina Commission on the Reorganization of State Government

Folder 701-711

Folder 701

Folder 702

Folder 703

Folder 704

Folder 705

Folder 706

Folder 707

Folder 708

Folder 709

Folder 710

Folder 711

North Carolina Committee for the Study of Public School Finance

Folder 712-713

Folder 712

Folder 713

North Carolina Committee on State Government, 1957

Folder 714

North Carolina Department of Archives and History

Folder 715-717

Folder 715

Folder 716

Folder 717

North Carolina Education Association, 1951

Folder 718-722b

North Carolina General Assembly

Folder 723-724

Folder 723

Folder 724

North Carolina Senate Finance Committee

Folder 725-726

Folder 725

Folder 726

North Carolina Governor's Study Commission on the Public School System

Folder 727

North Carolina League of Municipalities: Editorials

Folder 728

North Carolina Sanatorium System

Folder 729

North Carolina School Boards Association

Folder 730

North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty

Folder 731

Politics, 1919-1945

Folder 732

Politics, 1948

Folder 733

Politics, 1950

Folder 734

Politics, 1951-1952

Folder 735

Politics, 1953-1955

Folder 736

Politics, 1956

Folder 737

Politics, 1957

Folder 738

Politics, 1958

Folder 739

Politics, 1959

Folder 740-742

Folder 740

Folder 741

Folder 742

Politics, 1960

Folder 743

Politics, 1961

Folder 744-746

Folder 744

Folder 745

Folder 746

Politics, 1962

Folder 747-749

Folder 747

Folder 748

Folder 749

Politics, 1963

Folder 750-753

Folder 750

Folder 751

Folder 752

Folder 753

Politics, 1964

Folder 754

Politics, 1965-1978

Folder 755

Politics, undated

Folder 756-758

Folder 756

Folder 757

Folder 758

Preyer, Richardson: Campaign for Congress

Folder 759-760

Folder 759

Folder 760

Roaring Gap

Folder 761-763

Folder 761

Folder 762

Folder 763

Roaring Gap Club, 1966-1982

Folder 764

Schools

Folder 765

Southern Furniture Club

Folder 766

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Folder 767

United States Conference of Mayors

Folder 768-769

Folder 768

Folder 769

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Folder 770

Utopian Study Club

Folder 771

Voluntary Action Center

Folder 771a

Volunteer Industrial Salvage Committee

Folder 772

Wesley Foundation at UNC

Folder 773-776

Folder 773

Folder 774

Folder 775

Folder 776

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

Folder 777-778

Folder 777

Folder 778

West Emerywood Garden Club

Folder 779-784

Folder 779

Folder 780

Folder 781

Folder 782

Folder 783

Folder 784

Various Organizations

Folder 785

Organizational Membership Cards

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Other Papers, 1826-1985 and undated.

About 5,000 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Included are materials related to the family, personal, and social lives of the Kirkman family. Much of this material documents the Kirkmans' travel to various countries. Other materials include birth certificates, diaries, and brochures, as well as essays and other materials from the studies of O. Arthur Kirkman and his family.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.1. Subject Files, 1826-1985 and undated.

About 1,400 items.

Arrangement: type and subject.

Certificates, travel documents, brochures, record books, and other materials related to the professional and family life of O. Arthur Kirkman. Included are birth certificates and other official documents concerning O. Arthur Kirkman, Katharine Morgan Kirkman, and their children. Also included are diaries, brochures, souvenirs, and other material related to the Kirkmans' travels to various countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The Miscellaneous folder contains two summonses of the Wake County, N.C., court from 1826 and 1828. The people mentioned in the summonses are of unknown relation to the Kirkmans.

Folder 786-791

Folder 786

Folder 787

Folder 788

Folder 789

Folder 790

Folder 791

Address Books

Folder 792

Autograph Books: Lulu Hammer, 1887-1888

Folder 793a

Awards and Certificates

Folder 793b

Birthday Party, O. A. Kirkman, 16 April 1975

Folder 794

Certificates

Folder 795

Certificates and Official Documents

Folder 796-799

Folder 796

Folder 797

Folder 798

Folder 799

Cuba

Folder 800

England: Souvenirs from the Atlantic Crossing and Oxford, 1926-1928

Folder 800a

England: Travel, 1926-1928

Folder 801

European Trip, 1934

Photograph Album PA-4832/2

European Trip, 1934: Photo album

Folder 802

Gift Record, 1933-1974

Folder 803

Gift Records, 1943-1982

Folder 804

Georgia Bay Cruise Line Ship

Folder 805

Great Lakes Cruise

Photograph Album PA-4832/3

Great Lakes Cruise: Photo album

Folder 806

Gonzales, Marco A.

Folder 807

Guest Book, 16 May 1948

Folder 808

Guest Book, 1961-1962

Folder 809

Guest Book 1963-1974

Folder 810

Italy, 1961

Folder 811

Kirkman, Alvin Larkin

Folder 812

Kirkman, Alvin Larkin: Miscellaneous 1964-1965

Folder 813

Kirkman, Caroline

Folder 814a

Kirkman, John

Folder 814b

Kirkman, John: Swimming Competitions

Folder 815

Kirkman, John: 1964

Folder 816

Kirkman, John and Sara Switzer: Wedding

Folder 817

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan: Poems and Rhymes

Folder 818

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan: Programs

Folder 819

Kirkman, Oscar Arthur Jr.: Life Records

Folder 820

Kirkman, Oscar Arthur Sr.: Miscellaneous Materials

Folder 821

Kirkman, Oscar Arthur Sr.: Passports and Travel

Folder 822

Kirkman, Susan

Folder 823

Kirkman Family Medical History

Folder 824-825

Folder 824

Folder 825

Kirkman Family Record

Folder 826-828

Folder 826

Folder 827

Folder 828

Kirkman Medical Notes

Folder 829

Middle East Trip, 1976

Folder 830-834

Folder 830

Folder 831

Folder 832

Folder 833

Folder 834

North Cape Cruise

Folder 835-837

Folder 835

Folder 836

Folder 837

Notebooks

Folder 838

Proceedings: The Journal of the Pacific Railway Company

Folder 839-841

Folder 839

Folder 840

Folder 841

Programs and Bulletins: Special Events

Folder 842-843

Folder 842

Folder 843

Social Events Record, 1955-1978

Folder 844

Southern Cross of Honor: Recipients

Folder 845

Spain: Souvenirs

Folder 846

Stationery

Folder 847

Theatre Programs

Folder 848

Travel Diary, 3 July-11 August 1909

Folder 849

Travel Diary, 1936: Canada, Japan and China

Photograph Album PA-4832/4-5

PA-4832/4

PA-4832/5

Travel Diary, 1936: Canada, Japan and China: Photo album

Folder 850

Union Lumber Company

Folder 851

United Fruit Company Cruise

Folder 852

West Indies Cruise

Photograph Album PA-4832/6

West Indies Cruise: Photo album

Folder 853

Wrenn, Nancy: Album and Marriage Certificate

Folder 854

Miscellaneous

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. School Materials, 1891-1981 and undated.

About 2,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological and alphabetical.

Class notes, essays, financial records, leaflets, official college documents, and other material related to the educational pursuits of the Kirkman family. The bulk of the material documents O. Arthur Kirkman's studies at the University of Virginia and Oxford University in England. Included in these materials is Arthur's master's thesis for the University of Virginia, entitled "The Tax System of North Carolina." Other documents are related to the studies of Katharine Morgan Kirkman, Alvin Larkin Kirkman, and Lulu Hammer Kirkman, Arthur's mother. There is also material documenting Katharine Morgan Kirkman's service in the Guilford County schools, both as teacher and as school board member, including printed information about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

Folder 855

Kirkman, Larkin: Academy of the Sacred Heart, Puerto Rico

Folder 856

Kirkman, Larkin: Report Cards

Folder 857

Kirkman, Lulu Hammer: High Point Female College

Folder 858

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: Early Education

Folder 859

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: High Point Public Schools: Grades and Attendance

Folder 860

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Biology

Folder 861-862

Folder 861

Folder 862

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Economics

Folder 863-864

Folder 863

Folder 864

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Examinations

Folder 865

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Geology

Folder 866

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Master's Thesis

Folder 867-871

Folder 867

Folder 868

Folder 869

Folder 870

Folder 871

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Notebooks

Folder 872

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Papers and Stories

Folder 873

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Philosophy

Folder 874

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Spanish

Folder 875

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Spanish Instructions and Rollbooks

Folder 876

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia: Trigonometry

Folder 877-878

Folder 877

Folder 878

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.: School Materials: University of Virginia

Folder 879

Oxford, England: 1926-1928

Folder 880

Oxford, England: Checks and Receipts, 1926-1928

Folder 881

Oxford, England: Contacts, 1926-1928

Folder 882

Oxford, England: Course Material, 1926-1928

Folder 883-884

Folder 883

Folder 884

Oxford, England: Documents, 1926-1928

Folder 885

Oxford, England: Maps of Europe

Folder 886

Oxford, England: Mementos, 1926-1928

Folder 887-888

Folder 887

Folder 888

Oxford, England: Travel, 1926-1928

Folder 889-903

Folder 889

Folder 890

Folder 891

Folder 892

Folder 893

Folder 894

Folder 895

Folder 896

Folder 897

Folder 898

Folder 899

Folder 900

Folder 901

Folder 902

Folder 903

Oxford: Class Notes and Essays, 1926-1928

Folder 904

Oxford University

Folder 905-907

Folder 905

Folder 906

Folder 907

Oxford University, 1926-1928

Folder 908-909

Folder 908

Folder 909

Oxford University: Souvenirs, 1926-1928

Folder 910

St. Catherine's College

Folder 911

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Folder 912

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Class of 1931

Folder 913

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Class of 1931, 1981

Folder 914-915

Folder 914

Folder 915

University of Virginia

Folder 916

University of Virginia: Alumni

Folder 917

University of Virginia: Newspapers

Folder 918-922

Folder 918

Folder 919

Folder 920

Folder 921

Folder 922

University of Virginia: Notebooks

Folder 923

University of Virginia: Souvenirs

Folder 924-929

Folder 924

Folder 925

Folder 926

Folder 927

Folder 928

Folder 929

Guilford County Schools

Folder 930

Guilford County Schools: Accelerated Progressive Choice Reading Program: Workbooks

Folder 931

Guilford County Schools: Teaching Materials: Physical Education

Folder 932

Guilford County Schools: Teaching Materials: Miscellaneous Areas

Folder 933

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan: High Point City Schools, 1958-1962

Folder 934-935

Folder 934

Folder 935

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan: Education

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Engagement Calendars, 1938-1985 and undated.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Bound engagement calendars of O. Arthur Kirkman and Katharine Morgan Kirkman, containing business and family appointments.

Folder 936

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1938

Folder 937

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1940

Folder 938

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1941

Folder 939

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1943

Folder 940

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1944

Folder 941

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1952

Folder 942

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1953

Folder 943

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1954

Folder 944

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1956

Folder 945

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1957

Folder 946

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1958

Folder 947

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1959

Folder 948

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1960

Folder 949

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1961

Folder 950

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1962

Folder 951

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1963

Folder 952

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1964

Folder 953

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1965

Folder 954

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1966

Folder 955

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1967

Folder 956

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1968

Folder 957

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1969-1970

Folder 958

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1972

Folder 959

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1973

Folder 960

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1974

Folder 961

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1975

Folder 962

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1976

Folder 963

Kirkman, O. Arthur, 1977

Folder 964

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1939

Folder 965

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1940

Folder 966

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1951

Folder 967

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1954

Folder 968

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1955

Folder 969

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1956

Folder 970

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1957

Folder 971

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1958

Folder 972

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1959

Folder 973

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1960

Folder 974

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1961

Folder 975

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1962

Folder 976

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1963

Folder 977

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1964

Folder 978

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1965

Folder 979

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1966

Folder 980

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1967

Folder 981

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1968

Folder 982

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1969

Folder 983

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1970

Folder 984

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1971

Folder 985

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1972

Folder 986

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1973-1974

Folder 987

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1975-1976

Folder 988

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1977-1978

Folder 989

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1979-1980

Folder 990

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1981-1982

Folder 991

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1983

Folder 992

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan, 1984-1985

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Clippings, 1913-1985 and undated.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: chiefly chronological.

Clippings from newspapers, magazines, and trade journals. The majority of the clippings are news stories and editorials dealing with O. Arthur Kirkman's work as member of the North Carolina General Assembly, Mayor of High Point, N.C., and leader in the Guilford County Democratic Party. These clippings also cover speeches made by Arthur to various civic and business groups in High Point and Guilford County. Other clippings deal with the High Point, Thomasville, and Denton Railroad, as well as other railroads and railroad issues. A few clippings document Katharine Morgan Kirkman's work on the High Point City Council.

Folder 993

1913-1919

Folder 994

1920-1923

Folder 995

1924

Folder 996

1925

Folder 997

1927

Folder 998

1928-1929

Folder 999

1930-1932

Folder 1000

1933-1934

Folder 1001

1935-1936

Folder 1002

1937-1938

Folder 1003

1939

Folder 1004

1940-1941

Folder 1005

1942

Folder 1006

1943

Folder 1007

1944

Folder 1008

1945

Folder 1009

1946

Folder 1010

1949

Folder 1011

1950

Folder 1012

1951

Folder 1013-1014

Folder 1013

Folder 1014

1952

Folder 1015-1016

Folder 1015

Folder 1016

1953

Folder 1017

1954

Folder 1018-1019

Folder 1018

Folder 1019

1955

Folder 1020

1956

Folder 1021-1022

Folder 1021

Folder 1022

1957

Folder 1023

1958

Folder 1024-1025

Folder 1024

Folder 1025

1959

Folder 1026

1960-1961

Folder 1027

1962

Folder 1028

1963

Folder 1029

1964

Folder 1030

1965

Folder 1031

1966

Folder 1032

1967

Folder 1033

1968

Folder 1034

1969

Folder 1035

1970-1971

Folder 1036

1972-1975

Folder 1037

1976

Folder 1038

1977-1978

Folder 1039

1980-1985

Folder 1040-1043

Folder 1040

Folder 1041

Folder 1042

Folder 1043

Undated

Folder 1044

American Cancer Society Clippings, 1952-1955

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.5. Speeches and Event Programs, 1919-1971 and undated.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chiefly chronological.

Mainly of radio broadcasts on WFMR. There are a few speeches from other engagements as well as programs from some of the events at which speeches were given.

Folder 1045-1047

Folder 1045

Folder 1046

Folder 1047

Speeches, 1946

Folder 1048-1049

Folder 1048

Folder 1049

Speeches, 1947

Folder 1050-1051

Folder 1050

Folder 1051

Speeches, 1948

Folder 1052-1054

Folder 1052

Folder 1053

Folder 1054

Speeches, 1949

Folder 1055

Speeches, 1951-1971

Folder 1056-1059

Folder 1056

Folder 1057

Folder 1058

Folder 1059

Speeches, undated

Folder 1060

Speeches, Eulogies for S. C. Clark and Charles F. Weedon

Folder 1061-1065

Folder 1061

Folder 1062

Folder 1063

Folder 1064

Folder 1065

Speaking Engagements: Programs, 1919-1968.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Financial Papers, 1880-1980 and undated.

About 1,500 items.

Arrangement: type.

Chiefly documents related to family financial and legal matters, including estate planning, estate settlements, household expenses, property management, investments, insurance policies, taxes, and personal expenses.

Educational expense records include O. Arthur Kirkman's record of expenditures as a college student, including the years he studied in Cuba (1919-1920) and at Oxford, England (1927-1928). Included are tuition statements, various invoices and receipts, and cancelled checks. Estate papers include wills, estate planning documents, funeral planning, and some related correspondence. Included are records for estates in which O. Arthur Kirkman acted as an executor.

Family records and ledgers contain household income and expenditures covering the years noted. Financial statements include annual statements submitted to Wachovia Bank for credit purposes. Annual expense and income statements prepared by an accountant cover all of O. Arthur Kirkman's personal investments.

Insurance papers include policies, receipts, claims, and correspondence related to the family's life insurance, as well as medical, accident, property, and automobile insurance. Investment files include chiefly correspondence about and listings of bond and stock investments. Miscellaneous financial and legal papers of O. Arthur Kirkman Sr. include invoices, receipts and correspondence related to various commercial enterprises and personal accounts.

Property-related documents cover the Kirkman family homes and various properties the family owned as investments. Included are blueprints for some properties, and invoices and receipts for improvements and repairs for various properties. Deeds generally range from 1905 to the mid-1970s. The folder for the Roaring Gap cottage includes plans for a Better Homes and Gardens Five Star Home Plan.

Retirement papers include information about O. Arthur Kirkman's retirement benefits from his service in the North Carolina State Legislature and from the Railroad Retirement Board. Tax documents include receipts for local and county property taxes, and information relating to federal income tax filings.

Folder 1066

Educational Expense Records: University of Virginia, 1918-1919, 1920-1925

Folder 1067

Educational Expense Records: Cuba, 1919-1920

Folder 1068

Educational Expense Records: London (Oxford University) 1927-1928

Folder 1069

Estate Papers: Wills: O. Arthur Kirkman Jr. and Katharine M. Kirkman

Folder 1070

Estate Papers: Estate Planning and Funeral Arrangements: O. Arthur Kirkman Jr. and Katharine M. Kirkman

Folder 1071

Estate Papers: Estate Settlement: O. A. Kirkman Sr., 1930-1936

Folder 1072

Estate Papers: Estate Settlement: Jacob L. and Elizabeth Morgan, 1963-1964

Folder 1073

Estate Papers: Estate Settlement: May Coleman, 1968

Folder 1074

Family Household Records and Ledgers: Ledger, 1958 and 1959

Folder 1075

Family Household Records and Ledgers: Ledger, 1959-1962

Folder 1076

Family Household Records and Ledgers: Ledger, 1962-1964

Folder 1077

Family Household Records and Ledgers: Ledger, 1965-1967

Folder 1078

Family Household Records and Ledgers: Ledger, 1968-71

Folder 1079

Family Household Records and Ledgers: Ledger, 1967-1969

Folder 1080

Financial Statements: Bank Financial Statements, 1930s

Folder 1081

Financial Statements: Bank Financial Statements, 1960s

Folder 1082

Financial Statements: Annual Expense and Income Statements, 1940-1953

Folder 1083

Financial Statements: Annual Expense and Income Statements, 1954-1958

Folder 1084

Financial Statements: Annual Expense and Income Statements, 1959-1964

Folder 1085

Financial Statements: Ledger: Accounts, Investments and Property Holdings, 1955-1959

Folder 1086

Insurance Papers: Life Insurance Policies

Folder 1087

Insurance Papers: Other Insurance Policies

Folder 1088

Insurance Papers: Insurance Policy: Allen C. Terrell, 1964-1972

Folder 1089

Insurance Papers: Summary, 1957

Folder 1090

Investments: Bond Investments: O. A. Kirkman Jr.

Folder 1091

Investments: Stock Investments: O. A. Kirkman Jr.

Folder 1092

Investments: Kirkman and Foscue Investments

Folder 1093

Investments: Investments for J. Vassie Wilson, Mary Jane Wilson, and Don Kirkman Wilson

Folder 1094

Investments: Investments: O. A. Kirkman Sr., 1905-1918

Folder 1095

Legal Papers: Guardianship: Mrs. Bert N. Woodruff

Folder 1096

Legal Papers: Lovelace and Kirkman, 1929-1932

Folder 1097

Loans: John Kirkman Loans, 1976

Folder 1098

Loans: M. M. Strother Loan, 1935

Folder 1099

Miscellaneous Financial and Legal Papers: O. A. Kirkman Sr., 1897-1928

Folder 1100

Miscellaneous Financial and Legal Papers: O. A. Kirkman Jr., 1930-1980

Folder 1101

Powers of Attorney

Folder 1102

Property: Apartments, High Point, N.C., O. A. Kirkman Jr.

Folder 1103

Property: Biltmore Hotel and Bellevue Hotel, High Point, N.C.

Folder 1104

Property: Blueprints, Various Properties, O. A. Kirkman Jr.

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-4832/1

Property: Blueprints, Various Properties, O. A. Kirkman Jr.

Folder 1105

Property: Capital Improvements, Various Properties

Folder 1106

Property: College Development, High Point, N.C.

Folder 1107

Property: Cottage at Roaring Gap, Construction, 1957

Folder 1108-1109

Folder 1108

Folder 1109

Property: Deeds, Various Properties

Folder 1110

Property: Deeds, J. L. Kirkman, 1874 and 1887

Folder 1111

Property: Ledger, Property Holdings and Rents, O. A. Kirkman Sr., 1924-1930

Folder 1112

Property: Ledger, Summary of Real Estate Transactions, O. A. Kirkman Sr., 1927

Folder 1113

Property: Settlement Statements, Various Properties

Folder 1114

Property: Street Assessments, O. A. Kirkman Jr.

Folder 1115

Property: Street Assessments, O. A. Kirkman Sr., 1918

Folder 1116

Property: Windsor Farms, Henrico County, Va., O. A. Kirkman Sr.

Folder 1117

Retirement Planning: K. M. Kirkman

Folder 1118

Retirement Planning: O. A. Kirkman Jr.

Folder 1119

Taxes: Tax Receipts, 1898-1979

Folder 1120

Taxes: Income Tax Correspondence, 1932-1937

Folder 1121

Taxes: Income Tax Records, 1940-1979

Folder 1122

Taxes: County and Local Tax Receipts

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Photographs, 1880s-1980s and undated.

About 2,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological begining with the Kirkman family. Other related families, Morgans, Buehlers, Shoups, Zieglers and Hammers follow. Photographs that do not appear to feature a Kirkman or a Morgan are arranged chronologically by decade. Photographs of various rail roads and depots are filed separately. Travel photographs, mostly from the 1920s are arranged by trip or event.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.1. Kirkman and Related Families, 1880s-1980s and undated.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by person and family. There are several folders of family snapshots in no particular order.

Image Folder PF-4832/1

Early Kirkman Family Photos

Image Folder PF-4832/2

Kirkman, O. Arthur Sr. and Family

Image Folder PF-4832/3-5

PF-4832/3

PF-4832/4

PF-4832/5

Kirkman, O. Arthur Jr.

Image Folder PF-4832/6

Kirkman, O. Arthur: Groups

Image Folder PF-4832/7

Kirkman, O. Arthur: Office Photos

Image Folder PF-4832/8

Kirkman, O. Arthur: University of Virginia Graduation

Image Folder PF-4832/9

Kirkman, O. Arthur: Wachovia Board Retirement Dinner

Image Folder PF-4832/10-11

PF-4832/10

PF-4832/11

Kirkman, Katharine Morgan

Image Folder PF-4832/12

Kirkman, O. Arthur and Katharine Morgan Kirkman

Image Folder PF-4832/13

Kirkman, O. Arthur and Katharine Morgan Kirkman: Honeymoon

Image Folder PF-4832/14

Honeycutt, Susan Kirkman

Image Folder PF-4832/15

Honeycutt, Susan Kirkman: Wedding

Image Folder PF-4832/16

Honeycutt Children

Image Folder PF-4832/17

Kirkman, John

Image Folder PF-4832/18

Kirkman, John: Wedding

Image Folder PF-4832/19

Kirkman, John: Family

Image Folder PF-4832/20

Kirkman, Larkin: Photograph Album

Image Folder PF-4832/21

Kirkman, Larkin

Image Folder PF-4832/22

Kirkman, Larkin: Family

Image Folder PF-4832/23

McGuinn, Caroline Kirkman

Image Folder PF-4832/24

McGuinn, Caroline Kirkman: Family

Image Folder PF-4832/25

McGuinn Children

Image Folder PF-4832/26

Kirkman Children

Image Folder PF-4832/27

Kirkman Family Snapshots: Christmas 1960

Image Folder PF-4832/28

Kirkman Family Snapshots: Houses

Image Folder PF-4832/29-32

PF-4832/29

PF-4832/30

PF-4832/31

PF-4832/32

Kirkman Family Snapshots

Image Folder PF-4832/33

Hammer Family Portraits

Image Folder PF-4832/34-37

PF-4832/34

PF-4832/35

PF-4832/36

PF-4832/37

Morgan Family

Image Folder PF-4832/38

Shoup Family

Image Folder PF-4832/39

Shoup, Buehler, and Ziegler Families

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.2. Miscellaneous Photos, 1880s-1980s and undated.

About 600 items.

Arrangement: chronological and by subject.

Photographs that do not appear to include Kirkman family members.

Image Folder PF-4832/40

Miscellaneous Photographs, 19th century

Image Folder PF-4832/41-42

PF-4832/41

PF-4832/42

Miscellaneous Photographs, 1920s

Image Folder PF-4832/43

Miscellaneous Photographs, 1930s

Image Folder PF-4832/44

Miscellaneous Photographs, 1940s

Image Folder PF-4832/45

Miscellaneous Photographs, 1950-1980s

Image Folder PF-4832/46

Alpha Kappa Psi

Image Folder PF-4832/47

Boy Scouts

Image Folder PF-4832/48

Buildings

Image Folder PF-4832/49

Children

Image Folder PF-4832/50

Christmas Cards, Photographic

Image Folder PF-4832/51

Economic and Financial Mission to Chile

Image Folder PF-4832/52

Foscues

Image Folder PF-4832/53

Landscape

Image Folder PF-4832/54

Lu Family

Image Folder PF-4832/55

McEachern, T. A. Jr.

Image Folder PF-4832/56

Monuments

Image Folder PF-4832/57

North Carolina State Legislature

Image Folder PF-4832/58

Preyer, Richardson

Image Folder PF-4832/59-60

PF-4832/59

PF-4832/60

Roaring Gap

Image Folder PF-4832/61

Sally's Paintings

Image Folder PF-4832/62

Switzer, Bob

Image Folder PF-4832/63

Snow

Image Folder PF-4832/64

Sports

Image Folder PF-4832/65

Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. A. A.; Paul Hanlin; Miss Mary and children

Image Folder PF-4832/66

University of Virginia

Oversize Image OP-P-4832/4

Unidentified group (approximately 30 white men in suits), circa 1890s-1910s

Oversize Image OP-P-4832/5

Unidentified group (10 white men in suits), circa 1890s-1900s

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.3. Postcards, 1920s-1930s and undated.

About 350 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Postcards that appear to have been purchased as souvenirs. Many of the postcards are in collector sets.

Image Folder PF-4832/67-70

PF-4832/67

PF-4832/68

PF-4832/69

PF-4832/70

Postcards

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.4. Railroad Photographs, 1900s-1960s and undated.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: by railroad.

The photographs show a variety of rail cars, rail workers, and depots.

Image Folder PF-4832/71-72

PF-4832/71

PF-4832/72

Railroad

Image Folder PF-4832/73

Railroad: Cuba

Image Folder PF-4832/74-76

PF-4832/74

PF-4832/75

PF-4832/76

Railroad: High Point, Thomasville and Denton

Image Folder PF-4832/76a

Railroad: American Railroad Company of Puerto Rico

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 6.5. Travel Photographs, 1920s-1970s and undated.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: by destination or event.

Most of the photographs are from O. Arthur Kirkman's travels in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. Some photographs may be picture postcards.

Image Folder PF-4832/77

Travel: Air show

Image Folder PF-4832/78

Travel: Bull Fight

Image Folder PF-4832/79

Travel: China

Image Folder PF-4832/80

Travel: Cuba

Image Folder PF-4832/81

Travel: Europe: United States to England

Image Folder PF-4832/82

Travel: Europe: Holland

Image Folder PF-4832/83-84

PF-4832/83

PF-4832/84

Travel: Europe, 1927

Image Folder PF-4832/85

Travel: Europe, Wrenns and Kirkmans

Image Folder PF-4832/86

Travel: Europe: Scotland

Image Folder PF-4832/87-88

PF-4832/87

PF-4832/88

Travel: Europe: Oxford

Image Folder PF-4832/89

Travel: High Sierras

Image Folder PF-4832/90-91

PF-4832/90

PF-4832/91

Travel: Japan

Image Folder PF-4832/92

Travel: Japan-Hawaii Cruise

Image Folder PF-4832/93

Travel: Mexico City, 1929

Image Folder PF-4832/94

Travel: Mexico, 1970s

Image Folder PF-4832/95

Travel: North Cape Cruise, 1966

Image Folder PF-4832/96

Travel: Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Image Folder PF-4832/97

Travel: Tarpon Fishing

Image Folder PF-4832/98-99

PF-4832/98

PF-4832/99

Travel: Unidentified

Image Folder PF-4832/100

Travel: Morgan Family, Montana and Florida

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Morgan Family Correspondence, 1879-1977 and undated.

About 2,800 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The Morgan family is related to the Kirkmans via Katharine Morgan Kirkman. The bulk of the correspondence was written to Rev. J. L. Morgan and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan from their children Gladys Morgan Happer, Karl Ziegler Morgan, Katharine Morgan Kirkman, and Lois Morgan Johnson. Letters from before 1919 are mostly from siblings of Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan discussing family-related subjects, including the death of Virginia's sister, Maude.

J. L. and Virginia Morgan's correspondence is particularly extensive with their children Gladys and Karl. Correspondence from 1920 to 1935 documents Gladys Morgan Happer's undergraduate education at Lenoir-Rhyne College, her medical education at the University of North Carolina and the Women's Medical College of Philadelphia, and her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. From 1935 to 1941, and again from 1946 to 1948, Gladys served as a Lutheran medical missionary in India, working as a doctor at various hospitals, including Vellore Medical College, Kugler Memorial Hospital in Guntur and the hospital at Highclerc School in Kodaikanal (now Kodaikanal International School). While in India, she married Colonel William Happer, a medical officer in the British Army. Her letters to J. L. and Virginia Morgan during these periods describe in great detail her medical work in India, her impressions of Indian society and culture, and her feelings about Christian proselytization in India. Letters written after World War II deal more with daily life in India, and how her young sons, William Happer Jr. and Ian Happer, adjusted to life in a different culture.

Karl Ziegler Morgan's correspondence with his parents documents his education at the University of North Carolina and Duke University, as well as his career as a physicist. After earning his Ph.D. from Duke in 1934, Karl taught at Lenoir-Rhyne College until 1943, when he was selected to work on the Manhattan Project. Letters from 1943 to 1945 track his work on the project at the University of Chicago and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., although there is no specific information on the work he was doing. After the end of World War II, he continued at Oak Ridge, where he was instrumental in developing the field of health physics, studying the effects of radiation on the human body, and attempting to minimize human exposure to radiation. He also became a public advocate of arms control and international nuclear regulation. Much of his correspondence from the late 1940s and 1950s was written from various cities around the world where he was attending conferences on health physics and nuclear regulation, including the Atoms for Peace conference in 1955. In his letters, Karl relates his activities at the conferences and during his travels, as well as his home life with his family at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and comments on the future of atomic energy.

Other correspondents include Anna Shafer, Ruth Buckley, and Ida Willis, sisters of Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan; Lina Keller, Virginia's niece; William H. Germann, a Lutheran pastor from Kirkland, Wash.; and Kathe and Gerd Nagel, a couple in Tubingen, Germany, to whom J. L. and Virginia Morgan sent aid packages in the years following World War II. Much of the non-family correspondence deals with Lutheran Church activities, particularly those related to J. L. Morgan's tenure as president of the North Carolina Synod of the United Lutheran Church in America. In addition, there is a long run of correspondence related to Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan's efforts to persuade the United States Park Service to erect a monument to Rupert Livingston, a soldier in the Union Army who was killed and buried in Salisbury, N.C., in 1864. Virginia and others believed that he was actually Robert Livingston, son of David Livingston, the famed British missionary to Africa.

Folder 1123

1879-1894

Folder 1124

1906

Folder 1125-1126

Folder 1125

Folder 1126

1907

Folder 1127

1910-1911

Folder 1128

1913

Folder 1129

1919

Folder 1130

1920

Folder 1131

1921

Folder 1132

1922-1923

Folder 1133

1924

Folder 1134

1925

Folder 1135

1926

Folder 1136

1927

Folder 1137

1928

Folder 1138

1929

Folder 1139

1930

Folder 1140

1931

Folder 1141

1932

Folder 1142

1933

Folder 1143

1934

Folder 1144

1935

Folder 1145

1936

Folder 1146

1937

Folder 1147

1938

Folder 1148-1149

Folder 1148

Folder 1149

1939

Folder 1150

1940

Folder 1151

1941

Folder 1152

1942

Folder 1153

1943

Folder 1154

1944

Folder 1155

1945

Folder 1156

1946

Folder 1157-1160

Folder 1157

Folder 1158

Folder 1159

Folder 1160

1947

Folder 1161-1163

Folder 1161

Folder 1162

Folder 1163

1948

Folder 1164-1167

Folder 1164

Folder 1165

Folder 1166

Folder 1167

1949

Folder 1168-1172

Folder 1168

Folder 1169

Folder 1170

Folder 1171

Folder 1172

1950

Folder 1173-1177

Folder 1173

Folder 1174

Folder 1175

Folder 1176

Folder 1177

1951

Folder 1178

1952

Folder 1179

1953

Folder 1180

1954

Folder 1181

1955

Folder 1182

1956

Folder 1183

1957

Folder 1184

1958

Folder 1185-1186

Folder 1185

Folder 1186

1959

Folder 1187-1188

Folder 1187

Folder 1188

1960

Folder 1189-1193

Folder 1189

Folder 1190

Folder 1191

Folder 1192

Folder 1193

1961

Folder 1194-1199

Folder 1194

Folder 1195

Folder 1196

Folder 1197

Folder 1198

Folder 1199

1962

Folder 1200-1202

Folder 1200

Folder 1201

Folder 1202

1963

Folder 1203

1964

Folder 1203-1204

Folder 1203

Folder 1204

1968-1977

Folder 1205-1215

Folder 1205

Folder 1206

Folder 1207

Folder 1208

Folder 1209

Folder 1210

Folder 1211

Folder 1212

Folder 1213

Folder 1214

Folder 1215

Undated

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Other Morgan Family Papers, 1868-1977 and undated.

About 1,700 items.

Arrangement: by subject and chronological.

Genealogy notes are letters to J. L. Morgan, mostly about Morgan family lines as well as some Shoup and Ziegler family material. The correspondence is arranged chronologically. Also included are clipping files, K. Z. Morgan speeches, Gladys Morgan Happer prose and poetry, and sermons and speeches by J. L. Morgan and others.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.1. Subject Files, 1818-1978 and undated.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Printed materials from the Lutheran Church include missionary accounts, convention proceedings and minutes, printed sermons, hymns, and histories of various Lutheran churches in North Carolina. Materials from Mont Amoena Female Seminary include copies of "The Mont Amoenian," a journal edited by Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan from 1898 to 1899. Also included are programs from events involving the children and grandchildren of J. L. and Virginia Morgan.

Folder 1216

Certificates and Diplomas

Folder 1217

"Good Samaritan Oil"

Folder 1218-1222

Folder 1218

Folder 1219

Folder 1220

Folder 1221

Folder 1222

Lutheran Church: Printed Materials

Folder 1223

Miscellaneous Music

Folder 1224-1227

Folder 1224

Folder 1225

Folder 1226

Folder 1227

Miscellaneous Printed Material

Folder 1228-1230

Folder 1228

Folder 1229

Folder 1230

Mont Amoena Female Seminary

Folder 1231

Morgan, J. L.: Printed Material from Birth Year, 1872

Folder 1232

Morgan Family Notebook

Folder 1233

School Work and Report Cards

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.2. Clippings, 1932-1983 and undated.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Included are clippings from newspapers dealing with the accomplishments of J. L. and Virginia Morgan's children and grandchildren. Also included are obituaries and memorials on the deaths of Gladys Morgan Happer and Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan, as well as newspaper clippings documenting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Folder 1234

1932-1938

Folder 1235

1946-1947

Folder 1236

1954-1958

Folder 1237

1960-1962

Folder 1238

1963

Folder 1239

1963, Kennedy Assassination

Folder 1240

1964

Folder 1241

1967-1972

Folder 1242

1980-1983

Folder 1243

Livingstone

Folder 1244

Undated

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.3. Genealogy, 1930s-1950s and undated.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronologically and by family.

Reverend J. L. Morgan corresponded with Morgan family relations about various Morgan family lineages in an attempt to write a history of the Morgan family. The correspondence is arranged by date. Some of the letter writers attempt to trace the Morgan family lineage back to the English nobility of the 1100s, but it appears that J. L. Morgan was only able reliably to trace his family back to Nathan Morgan, born in 1756. Also included are genealogical notes, copies of official records, and histories of the Shoup-Buehler and Ziegler lines.

Folder 1245-1246

Folder 1245

Folder 1246

1930

Folder 1247

1940

Folder 1248

1950

Folder 1249-1252

Folder 1249

Folder 1250

Folder 1251

Folder 1252

Undated

Folder 1253

Clippings

Folder 1254a

Miscellaneous

Folder 1254b-1254c

Notebooks

Folder 1255

Shoup-Buehler Families

Folder 1256a

Ziegler Family

Folder 1256b

J. H. Bane Family Records

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.4. Speeches and Other Writing, 1858-1972 and undated.

About 600 items.

Arrangement: by author.

Texts from speeches and sermons, essays, poetry, and other writings by members of the Morgan family. Included are many speeches given by Karl Ziegler Morgan concerning various aspects of health physics, atomic energy, nuclear regulation, and radiation control. Also included are essays and diary entries from Gladys Morgan Happer, written while working as a medical missionary in India.

Folder 1257-1259

Folder 1257

Folder 1258

Folder 1259

Happer, Gladys Morgan: Poetry and Prose

Folder 1260

Happer, Gladys Morgan: Scrapbooks

Folder 1261

Happer, William: Family Addresses and Miscellany

Folder 1262

Morgan, J. L.: "An Historic Sketch of Marcus Boliek"

Folder 1263

Morgan, J. L.: Sermons and Sermon Outlines

Folder 1264-1267

Folder 1264

Folder 1265

Folder 1266

Folder 1267

Morgan, K. Z.: Speeches

Folder 1268

Morgan, K. Z.: Clippings and Biography

Folder 1269

Morgan, K. Z.: Great Smoky Mountain

Folder 1270

Morgan, K. Z.: Swedish Speech, 1952

Folder 1271a

Morgan, Virginia Clay Shoup: Salutatory Declamation

Folder 1271b

Morgan, Virginia Clay Shoup: Medical History

Folder 1272

Morgan, Virginia Clay Shoup: Notes and Recitations

Folder 1273

Morgan, Virginia Clay Shoup: Speeches and Notes

Folder 1274-1275

Folder 1274

Folder 1275

Miscellaneous Morgan Poetry

Folder 1276

Miscellaneous Morgan Prose

Folder 1277

Miscellaneous Speeches and Sermons

Folder 1278

Sermons: Laughlin, A. James

Folder 1279-1280a

Sermon Notes: Dreben, Reverend Daniel, 1858-1861

Folder 1280b-1280c

Sermon Notes: J. L. Morgan

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.5. Engagement Calendars, 1906-1960 and undated.

69 items.

Arrangement: chronological by year.

Mostly pocket-sized calendars documenting appointments, sermons, and travels of J. L. Morgan. The calendars also contain notes on expenses incurred while traveling, as well as addresses. Also included are record books listing sermons given by J. L. Morgan.

Folder 1281a

1906

Folder 1281b

1907-1908

Folder 1282

1909

Folder 1283

1910

Folder 1284

1911-1912

Folder 1285

1913

Folder 1286

1914

Folder 1287

1915-1916

Folder 1288

1917-1918

Folder 1289

1919

Folder 1290

1921

Folder 1291

1922

Folder 1292

1923-1924

Folder 1293

1925-1926

Folder 1294

1927-1928

Folder 1295

1929-1930

Folder 1296

1931-1932

Folder 1297

1933-1934

Folder 1298

1935-1936

Folder 1299

1937

Folder 1300

1938

Folder 1301

1939

Folder 1302

1940

Folder 1303

1941

Folder 1304

1942

Folder 1305

1943

Folder 1306

1944

Folder 1307

1945

Folder 1308

1946

Folder 1309

1947

Folder 1310

1948-1949

Folder 1311

1950

Folder 1312

1951-1953

Folder 1313

1954-1956

Folder 1314

1957-1959

Folder 1315a

1960

Folder 1315b

Expense Books: Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan, 1899-1901

Folder 1315c-1315d

Sermon Register, 1902-1937

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 8.6. Personal Record Books, 1942-1964 and undated.

About 20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Most items are autograph books containing names of visitors to the home of J. L. and Virginia Morgan. Also included are an address book, a book containing birthdays of Morgan family members and friends, and a record of gifts to the Morgan family in 1949-1950.

Folder 1315e

Address Book: Morgan Family

Folder 1315f

Birthday Book: undated

Folder 1316

Gift Record: Morgan Family, 1949-1950

Folder 1317-1321

Folder 1317

Folder 1318

Folder 1319

Folder 1320

Folder 1321

Guest Books: J. L. and Virginia Morgan, 1942-1962

Folder 1322

Guest Book: Wedding

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Morgan Family Financial and Legal Papers, 1907-1965 and undated (bulk 1960-1964).

About 800 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Financial and legal documents, including bank statements, tax returns, receipts, legal records, and correspondence, mostly relating to the estates of Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan and J. L. Morgan. Virginia Morgan's estate records include court documents relating to the partition of land among the surviving children and the children of Gladys Morgan Happer, who had died before Virginia's death. J. L. Morgan's insurance forms include policies and correspondence related to his life insurance and pension received through the Lutheran Church, as well as widow's benefits received by Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan after J. L. Morgan's death.

Folder 1323

Chilson, Mrs. Bessie Trexler

Folder 1324-1331

Folder 1324

Folder 1325

Folder 1326

Folder 1327

Folder 1328

Folder 1329

Folder 1330

Folder 1331

Morgan, Virginia Clay Shoup

Folder 1332-1342

Folder 1332

Folder 1333

Folder 1334

Folder 1335

Folder 1336

Folder 1337

Folder 1338

Folder 1339

Folder 1340

Folder 1341

Folder 1342

Morgan, J. L.

Folder 1343

Morgan Family Deaths

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 10. Morgan Family Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums, 1890s-1960s and undated.

About 125 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Scrapbooks include baby books containing childhood information, photographs, and birth certificates of the children of Katharine Morgan Kirkman. Also included are photograph albums containing pictures of Morgan family members.

Folder 1344-1347

Folder 1344

Folder 1345

Folder 1346

Folder 1347

Baby Books and Ephemera: Alvin Larkin Kirkman (V-4832/3-4)

Folder 1348-1351

Folder 1348

Folder 1349

Folder 1350

Folder 1351

Baby Books and Ephemera: Caroline Kirkman McGuinn (V-4832/5-6)

Folder 1352-1353

Folder 1352

Folder 1353

Baby Book and Ephemera: John Manliff Kirkman (V-4832/7)

Oversize Volume SV-4832/8

Katharine Morgan Kirkman Scrapbook

Folder 1354

Folder number not used

Folder 1355

PA-4832/7: Kirkman Family Photograph Album: Portraits (loose)

Photograph Album PA-4832/8-10

PA-4832/8

PA-4832/9

PA-4832/10

Morgan Family Photograph Albums

Folder 1356

Folder number not used

Folder 1357

PA-4832/11: Morgan Grandchildren Photograph Albums (2)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 11. Morgan Family Photographs, 1890s-1970s and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Photographs of members of the Morgan family, including J. L. Morgan, Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan, and their children, Gladys Morgan Happer, Karl Ziegler Morgan, Katharine Morgan Kirkman, and Lois Morgan Johnson. Included are photographs of J. L. Morgan at the opening of various Lutheran churches in North Carolina.

Image Folder PF-4832/101-102

PF-4832/101

PF-4832/102

Morgan Family Photographs

Oversize Image OP-P-4832/1

Ruth Morgan portrait

Oversize Image OP-P-4832/2

Gladys Morgan Happer portrait

Image Folder PF-4832/103

Morgan Family Photographs and Katharine Kirkman Collection

Image Folder PF-4832/104-105

PF-4832/104

PF-4832/105

Gladys Morgan Happer and Family

Image Folder PF-4832/106-108

PF-4832/106

PF-4832/107

PF-4832/108

J. L. Morgan Church Photographs

Oversize Image OP-P-4832/3

J. L. Morgan Church Photographs: Oversize

Image Folder PF-4832/109-110

PF-4832/109

PF-4832/110

Virginia Clay Shoup Morgan and Family

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 12. Miscellaneous Volumes, 1893-1917 and undated.

4 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Miscellaneous volumes include a biology notebook of Charlotte Purcell Spencer, whose relationship to the Kirkman and Morgan families is uncertain. Also included are journals of pressed leaves by Lulu Hammer Kirkman and another student, as well as a scrapbook about famous musicians compiled by Gladys Morgan in 1917.

Folder 1358

Biology Notebook: Charlotte Purcell Spencer (V-4832/9)

Folder 1359

Pressed Leaf Journal: Lulu Hammer Kirkman (V-4832/10)

Folder 1360

Pressed Leaf Journal: Unknown Compiler (V-4832/11)

Folder 1361

Scrapbook of Musicians: Gladys Morgan (V-4832/12)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 13. Additional Kirkman Correspondence, 1929-1937 and undated.

About 1,100 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by last name.

This correspondence was originally filed separately by the donor and was organized alphabetically by the name of the correspondent. The vast majority of the correspondence dates from the 1930s, and deals with O. Arthur Kirkman's public activities, including his memberships in civic and social organizations, such as Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity, High Point College, American Business Club; his business interests, including his role as general manager of the High Point, Thomasville and Denton Railroad; and his governmental activities, including his service on the Board of School Commissioners for High Point, N.C., and the State Advisory Council of the North Carolina State Employment Service. There is considerable correspondence relating to the declining health of Lulu Hammer Kirkman, O. Arthur Kirkman's mother. There are also many exchanges of letters in which family members and friends ask Arthur for assistance in dealing with financial difficulties, and Arthur endeavors to help them. Frequent correspondents include Karl Ziegler Morgan, Rev. J. L. Morgan, Arthur's friends Thomas McEachern and Conrad Roser; James Lovelace, Arthur's law partner; and William Bradley Umstead, then representing the 6th District of North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives.

Folder 1362

A

Folder 1363

Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity

Folder 1364

American Business Club

Folder 1365

American Short Line Railroad

Folder 1366

Ba-Bh

Folder 1367

Bi-Brn

Folder 1368

Bro-Bz

Folder 1369

Ca-Cn

Folder 1370

Co-Cz

Folder 1371

D

Folder 1372

E

Folder 1373

F

Folder 1374

Ga-Gn

Folder 1375

Go-Gz

Folder 1376

Ha-Hd

Folder 1377

He-Hn

Folder 1378

Ho-Hz

Folder 1379

Insurance

Folder 1380

J

Folder 1381

K

Folder 1382

Kirkman, Lulu Hammer

Folder 1383

La-Lh

Folder 1384

Li-Lz

Folder 1385

Mc

Folder 1386

Ma-Md

Folder 1387

Me-Mn

Folder 1388

Miscellaneous

Folder 1389

Mo-Mz

Folder 1390

N

Folder 1391

North Carolina State Employment Service

Folder 1392

O

Folder 1393

Pa-Ph

Folder 1394

Pi-Pz

Folder 1395

Q

Folder 1396

Ra-Rn

Folder 1397

Ro-Rz

Folder 1398

Sa-Sd

Folder 1399

School Board: High Point

Folder 1400

Se-Sm

Folder 1401

Sn-Sth

Folder 1402

Sti-Sz

Folder 1403

T

Folder 1404

U

Folder 1405

V

Folder 1406

Wa-Wg

Folder 1407

Wh-Wz

Folder 1408

X-Z

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 14. Audio Recording, 1990s (Addition of January 2019).

1 item.

Acquisitions information: Accession 103524.

Processing information: Title compiled from original container.

Audiocassette C-4832/1

O. Arthur Kirkman Life's Recollections, part 1, circa 1990s

Audiocassette

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 15. Oversize Papers.

10 items.
Oversize Paper Folder OPF-4832/1

Oversize papers

Service awards, maps, scrapbook page, political ephemera, financial form.

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