Collection Number: 05599

Collection Title: McLean Family Papers, 1911-2003

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Size 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2000 items)
Abstract The McLean family papers document Willard James McLean of Selma, N.C., and his family members, including his second wife, Anna Allen McLean, his third wife, Fannetta Morrow Scruggs McLean Warner, and his stepdaughter, Karen Scruggs. The collection documents a family of African American educators who taught in segregated schools and pursued continuing higher education opportunities, and contains correspondence, financial material, and professional papers of Willard James McLean, as well as papers related to Willard's involvement in the Presbyterian church and printed material. Correspondence, 1940-1971, comprises the bulk of the collection: through 1951 correspondence is primarily of Willard and Anna, of Willard through 1961, and progresses to letters primarily from Karen Scruggs while she is away at various schools, 1962-1970. The collection also contains family photographs and short audio messages and songs recorded by the principal and students from Annie W. Holland School, an African American school in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Creator McLean Family
Language English
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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 McLean Family Papers #5599, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Willajeanne McLean of Connecticut as a donation in August 2014 (Acc. 102085).
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Willard James McLean (1889-1970) was born in Manchester, N.C. (later known as Spring Lake), to James Alfred McLean and Margaret McLean. He was a teacher and administrator, serving as the principal of Nash County Training School, 1943-1957, and the first prinicpal of Richard B. Harrison High School in Selma, N.C., 1927-1943, where he resided. Willard received a B.A. in math and Greek with highest honors from Lincoln University in 1911, and an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1943.

Willard was married three times: first to Margaret Mae Truman, then to Anna Allen McLean, and finally to Fannetta Morrow Scruggs McLean Warner (1921-1999), following Anna's death. Anna was an educator and pursued an advanced degree in education at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1946-1949. Fannetta was also an educator; she and Willard met when he hired her as a music teacher. Fannetta and Willard had a daughter, Willajeanne, and twins who died in infancy, Georg and Gloria. Fannetta had a daughter, Karen Scruggs (1947-2003), from her previous marriage. Karen was one of the first African American students to attend and graduate from Macalester College and Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to practicing medicine, Karen was an accomplished soprano who studied singing and performed regularly.

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The McLean family papers document Willard James McLean of Selma, N.C., and his family members, including his second wife, Anna Allen McLean, his third wife, Fannetta Morrow Scruggs McLean Warner, and his stepdaughter, Karen Scruggs. The collection documents a family of African American educators who taught in segregated schools and pursued continuing higher education opportunities, and contains correspondence, financial material, and professional papers of Willard James McLean, as well as papers related to Willard's involvement in the Presbyterian church and printed material. Correspondence, 1940-1971, comprises the bulk of the collection: through 1951 correspondence is primarily of Willard and Anna, of Willard through 1961, and progresses to letters primarily from Karen Scruggs while she is away at various schools, 1962-1970.

Correspondence, 1940-1950, contains pockets of letters between Willard and Anna, who were separated physically at times, especially over summers, while each pursued advanced degrees, Willard in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania and Anna at Teachers College, Columbia University. Letters are fairly routine and discuss family members, their classes, and matters relating to their home in Selma, N.C. Anna frequently comments on the presence of other African Americans in her classes and in New York in general. In addition to spending time in Philadelphia, Willard also spent a lot of time in Nashville, N.C., where he was the principal at Nash County Training School. Similarly, Anna visited Lumberton, N.C., where she appeared to care for a relative. Other correspondents include Anna's sister, Lettie, of Washington, D.C., George McLean, of Philadelphia, and E. J. Gregg of Fayetteville, N.C. Correspondence, 1951-1953, is quite sparse, and Anna's death occurs during this time. In 1954 Willard begins corresponding with Fannetta Scruggs, who will become his third wife; she resides in Queens, New York, at the time. Correspondence, 1955-1957, is sparse as well.

Beginning in 1959, the correspondence becomes primarily letters from Karen Scruggs, daughter of Fannetta Scruggs McLean, to her mother, stepfather, and sister, Willajeanne, while she is away at various schools. The majority of letters from Karen are written to her family while she attended Macalester College, 1965-1968. Lengthy letters include details about classes and exams, activities, and friends. Karen was one of the first African American students to attend Macalester but her experiences with regard to race are not typically reflected in her letters.

The collection also contains family photographs and short audio messages and songs recorded by the principal and students from Annie W. Holland School, an African American school in Rocky Mount, N.C.

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2800 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

The McLean family papers document Willard James McLean of Selma, N.C., and his family members, including his second wife, Anna Allen McLean, his third wife, Fannetta Morrow Scruggs McLean Warner, and his stepdaughter, Karen Scruggs. The collection contains correspondence, financial material, and professional papers of Willard James McLean, as well as papers related to Willard's involvement in the Presbyterian church and printed material. Correspondence, 1940-1971, comprises the bulk of the collection: through 1951 correspondence is primarily of Willard and Anna, of Willard through 1961, progresses to letters primarily from Karen Scruggs while she is away at various schools, 1962-1970, and there are a few letters to Fannetta, 1971. Papers, unless otherwise noted, are of Willard James McLean.

Correspondence, 1940-1950, contains pockets of letters between Willard and Anna, who were separated physically at times, especially over summers, while each pursued advanced degrees, Willard in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania and Anna at Teachers College, Columbia University. Letters are fairly routine and discuss family members, their classes, and matters relating to their home in Selma, N.C. Anna frequently comments on the presence of other African Americans in her classes and in New York in general. In addition to spending time in Philadelphia, Willard also spent a lot of time in Nashville, N.C., where he was the principal at Nash County Training School. Similarly, Anna visited Lumberton, N.C., where she appeared to care for a relative. Other correspondents include Anna's sister, Lettie, of Washington, D.C., George McLean, of Philadelphia, and E. J. Gregg of Fayetteville, N.C. Correspondence, 1951-1953, is quite sparse, and Anna's death occurs during this time. In 1954 Willard begins corresponding with Fannetta Scruggs, who will become his third wife; she resides in Queens, New York, at the time. Correspondence, 1955-1957, is sparse as well.

Beginning in 1959, the correspondence becomes primarily letters from Karen Scruggs, daughter of Fannetta Scruggs McLean, to her mother, stepfather, and sister, Willajeanne, while she is away at various schools. The majority of letters from Karen are written to her family while she attended Macalester College, 1965-1968. Lengthy letters include details about classes and exams, activities, and friends. Karen was one of the first African American students to attend Macalester but her experiences with regard to race are not typically reflected in her letters. A March 1967 letter discusses Adam Clayton Powell and references Cassius Clay, and Karen shares her frustration at other students asking her why Powell continued to be elected. In an October 1967 letter Karen talks about race and her feelings, her current reading (including The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois and Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson), the reaction she receives from her classmates in contrast to her professors, and her dissatisfaction with her classmates. Karen writes often about her classwork, especially in the sciences and music, the process of applying to medical school, and the stress she feels about these circumstances.

Folder 1

"A Leaf Collection for the Study of Botany" by Karen Scruggs, May 1962 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 1

Folder 2

Church, 1937-1968, 1980 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 2

Folder 3

Church, undated #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 3

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1940-1944 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 4

Folder 5

Correspondence, 1945 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 5

Folder 6

Correspondence, 1946-1947 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence, February-June 1948 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 7

Folder 8

Correspondence, July-September 1948 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 8

Folder 9

Correspondence, 1949 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 9

Folder 10

Correspondence, 1950 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 10

Folder 11

Correspondence, 1951-1953 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 11

Folder 12

Correspondence, 1954 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 12

Folder 13

Correspondence, 1955-1957 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 13

Folder 14

Correspondence, 1959-1961 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 14

Folder 15

Correspondence, 1962 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 15

Folder 16

Correspondence, 1965 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 16

Folder 17

Correspondence, 1966 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 17

Folder 18

Correspondence, January-June 1967 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 18

Folder 19

Correspondence, July-December 1967 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 19

Folder 20

Correspondence, 1968 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 20

Folder 21

Correspondence, 1970-1971 and undated #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 21

Folder 22

Education and credentials, 1911-1954 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 22

Folder 23

Fannetta Scruggs McLean, 1953-1955, 1983 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 23

Includes materials relating to Fannetta's work in music, as well as her first and second marriages.

Folder 24

Fannetta Scruggs McLean, 1954-1974 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 24

Education and teaching-related items, including correspondence, certificates, and transcripts.

Folder 25

Financial: Banking, 1940-1954 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 25

Folder 26

Financial: Canceled checks, 1942-1944 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 26

Folder 27

Financial: Canceled checks, 1945-1946 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 27

Folder 28

Financial: Canceled checks, 1947-1949 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 28

Folder 29

Financial: Canceled checks, 1950-1952, 1954 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 29

Folder 30

Financial: Insurance, 1940-1949 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 30

Folder 31

Financial: Real estate, 1939-1954 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 31

Folder 32

Financial: Receipts, 1944-1970 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 32

Folder 33

Financial: Retirement, 1970 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 33

Folder 34

Financial: Taxes, 1927-1952 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 34

Folder 35

Johnston County schools, 1972-1973 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 35

Includes a newsletter mentioning that Willajeanne McLean of Smithfield-Selma High School was a National Merit Scholarship finalist, among other honors.

Folder 36-37

Folder 36

Folder 37

Nash County Training School, 1943-1955 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 36-37

Correspondence from Office of County Superintendent of Schools of Nash County, from the North Carolina Department of Instruction, from and regarding potential teaching candidates, and from colleagues.

Folder 38

Nash County Training School: Events and printed material, 1947-1957 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 38

School event programs and newspapers.

Folder 39

Nash County Training School: Financial, [1940s-1950s] #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 39

Primarily voucher stubs for travel; also salary and food.

Folder 40

North Carolina Teachers' Association, 1944-1952 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 40

Willard McLean was president of this organization in 1950. Papers include programs, drafts of its constitution, and its constitution.

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

Printed material, 1917-2003 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 41-42

Programs from various funeral services, commencement exercises, and performances of various McLean family members and friends. Also includes a wedding invitation from Willard McLean's first marriage, to Margaret Mae Truman, who is otherwise not represented in the collection; blank postcards with images of schools and churches in Selma, N.C., the Hampton Institute, and a church and a school in Oxford, N.C.; and war ration books and membership cards.

Folder 43

Speaking notes, undated #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 43

Folder 44

"Willard James McLean: A Biographical Sketch" by Willajeanne Fannetta McLean, January 1970 #05599, Series: "Series 1. Papers, 1911-2003." Folder 44

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213 items.

The McLean family photographs depict Willard James McLean and family, as well as unidentified schools, teachers, and students who Willard James McLean worked with throughout his career in education. Included are black-and-white photographic prints, photographic postcards, tintypes, and a few photographic negatives that were found with manuscript materials and a photograph album containing images from the middle to late 1920s.

Titles in quotation marks are original and were found on verso of images. Images were grouped together during processing based on notes on verso or subjects depicted in materials.

Image Folder PF-5599/01

Willard James McLean and Anna Allen McLean (?), circa 7 September 1939 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/01

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/02

Willard James McLean and woman by car, circa 1933 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/02

3 images

On verso: Webb's Studio, Lumberton, N.C.; Similar to images in photograph album

Image Folder PF-5599/03

Willard James McLean as a young man (?), circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/03

3 images

Image Folder PF-5599/04

Willard James McLean, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/04

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/05

"White School majors in fundamentals of child study (Meeting)," circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/05

1 image

Same group/event is in album; Similar to images in photograph album; Image includes Willard James McLean

Image Folder PF-5599/06

Willard James McLean and family, May 1961 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/06

2 images

Family in front of residence at 412 Pollock St. Selma, N.C.

Image Folder PF-5599/07

Willard James McLean residence in Selma, N.C., 27 August 1940 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/07

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/08

Willard James McLean residence in Selma, N.C., circa 1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/08

1 image

Includes view of church next door.

Image Folder PF-5599/09

Willard James McLean residence in Selma, N.C., 27 August 1940 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/09

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/10

"Ha ha don't I look funny, Elizabeth," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/10

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/11

"David and Nellie (horse?)," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/11

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/12

"Bessie Osbourne," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/12

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/13

"Robert IV (Baby)," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/13

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/14

"Robert (Toddler)," circa 1910s-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/14

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/15

"Porter Roberts: Age 13," circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/15

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/16

Porter Roberts, circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/16

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/17

"Mr. F. De Bardeleben (?)," circa 1910s-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/17

1 image

Developed by The Carolina Store, Charlotte, N.C.

Image Folder PF-5599/18

Photograph sent to: "Aunt Claire," circa 1890s-1900 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/18

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/19

Photographic postcard sent to: Eunnice Sloan, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/19

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/20

"Mrs. Page, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Childers, Mrs. Urlsers," circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/20

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/21

"Gladys (McLean), Porter (Roberts), Elise (Gladys and Elise are in album)," 1926 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/21

1 image

Gladys is Willard McLean's sister; Gladys and Elise are in photograph album

Image Folder PF-5599/22

"exactly plain Jane... (illegible)...The girl at my left with white collar is my Lover (?) The lady at the right is my pal (sewing teacher) The one in midday suit is her lover," circa 1910s-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/22

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/23

"Lil and Merna (?) James," September 1941 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/23

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/24

"Learning (?) Institute," circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/24

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/25

"Mrs. Fannie Scott Mitchell, 406 Garfield Ave., Wildwood N.J.," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/25

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/26

"To my chum Anna from Lil," 13 January 1922 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/26

Black-and-White Photographic Postcard

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/27

"The Winona, Mrs. Davis in the swing, Washington No. Car. 1922," 1922 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/27

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/28

"Our home-Winona, Dr. A.G. Davis. 113 West 8th St., Washington, N. Car., Beaufort, Co.," 6 February 1922 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/28

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/29

"My home in Washington N.C., The Winona Sept 14," circa 14 September 1922 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/29

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/30

"Ms. Styles (?) 1819 10th Ave.," circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/30

Black-and-White Photographic Postcard

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/31

"Beatrice (illegible)ials," circa 1910s-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/31

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/32

"George A. (?) Grigsby, Jr. M.D., Medical Degree from UNC Chapel Hill, N.C.," circa May 1966 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/32

Color Photographic Prints

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/33

"The Grin," circa December 1963 #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/33

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/34

"My Tenn. Cabin," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/34

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/35

"Mrs. Berluh Scott Waters 111 Orient Avenue, Jersey City, N.J.," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/35

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/36

"T.M. Garner (?) Jr., 11 weeks old," circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/36

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/37

"Pastor Davis, Haymont Presbyterian," circa 1900s-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/37

1 image

Possibly Haymount Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C.

Image Folder PF-5599/38

Group of men and women outside of residence, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/38

4 images

Image Folder PF-5599/39

Two women in front of cars, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/39

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/40

Large group of women in front of building (school?), unidentified man in front of building, circa 1900s-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/40

3 images

Image Folder PF-5599/41

Young girl in front of building (school?), circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/41

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/42

Band plays outside, unidentified woman, circa 1940s-1950s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/42

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/43

Young man and woman, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/43

3 images

Similar to images in photograph album

Image Folder PF-5599/44

Groups of men and women at graduation ceremony, circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/44

4 images

Image Folder PF-5599/45

Group of women in front of residence, circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/45

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/46

Two women in front of residence, circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/46

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/47

Group of men and women in front of residence, circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/47

3 images

Image Folder PF-5599/48

Unidentified man, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/48

Black-and-White Photographic Postcard

4 images

On verso: Webb's Studio, Lumberton, N.C.; Similar to images in photograph album

Image Folder PF-5599/49

Unidentified people: Woman, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/49

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/50

Unidentified people: Woman, circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/50

3 images

Image Folder PF-5599/51

Unidentified people: Women , circa 1900-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/51

10 images

Image Folder PF-5599/52

Unidentified people: Man and woman, circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/52

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/53

Unidentified people: Groups of women, circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/53

6 images

Image Folder PF-5599/54

Unidentified people: Groups of men and women, circa 1920s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/54

4 images

Image Folder PF-5599/55

Unidentified people: Children, circa 1900-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/55

4 images

Image Folder PF-5599/56

Unidentified buildings: Residences, circa 1900-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/56

2 images

Image Folder PF-5599/57

Unidentified buildings: Schools, circa 1900-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/57

3 images

Image Folder PF-5599/58

Mounted photographs: Portrait of conjoined twins, Millie and Christine McKoy, circa 1880s-1890s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/58

1 image

Commercially produced portrait

Image Folder PF-5599/59

Mounted photographs: Group of women in front of residence, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/59

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/60

Mounted photographs: Unidentified man, circa 1900-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/60

1 image

On verso: Poe Studio; Hackensack, N.J.

Image Folder PF-5599/61

Unidentified man, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/61

1 image

Similar to images in photograph album

Image Folder PF-5599/62

Unidentified women, circa 1900s-1940s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/62

6 images

Image Folder PF-5599/63

Negatives: Images of building, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/63

Black-and-White Photographic Negatives

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Image Folder PF-5599/64

Negatives: Images of people, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/64

Black-and-White Photographic Negatives

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Image Folder PF-5599/65

Tintype: Unidentified man, circa 1890-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/65

Encased Tintype

1 image

Image Folder PF-5599/66

Tintype: Unidentified woman, circa 1890-1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/66

Encased Tintype

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Photograph Album PA-5599/01

McLean Family photograph album, circa 1920s-1930s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PA-5599/01

Photograph Album

75 images

Includes images of Willard James McLean, McLean family members, unidentified students, instructors, and schools taken in the 1920s-1930s.

Image Folder PF-5599/67

Loose photographs from photograph album, circa 1920s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/67

8 images

Image Folder PF-5599/68

Willard James McLean and Fannetta Scruggs McLean; Karen Scruggs, circa 1950s-1960s #05599, Series: "Series 2. Photographs, 1890s-1963." PF-5599/68

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Annie W. Holland School Audio Recordings, circa 1940s.

8 items.

Audiodiscs are closed. Digital versions of their contents are available.

Short audio messages and songs recorded by Boyd Lee Ancrum (1904-1982), principal, and students from Annie W. Holland School, an African American school in Rocky Mount, N.C. In one of the messages, Ancrum says that the audio recorder was given to the school as a gift by a previous graduating class. Some of the messages from the students mention their goal of moving up from the Holland School to Booker T. Washington High School.

Note that the two discs are deteriorating, so the audio recordings may be difficult to hear. Due to their condition, the original discs are closed to use. Researchers must use the digitized versions. Each digitized audio disc is accompanied by a text transcription, created by Southern Historical Collection staff in 2016.

Messages recorded by Boyd Lee Ancrum, principal, and students from the Annie W. Holland School, Rocky Mount, N.C.

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Messages and songs recorded by students from Annie W. Holland School, Rocky Mount, N.C.

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Processed by: Jodi Berkowitz and Patrick Cullom, July 2016

Encoded by: Jodi Berkowitz and Patrick Cullom, July 2016

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