Collection Number: 05755

Collection Title: C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum Records, 1886-2013

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract The C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum Records document the history of the C.S. Brown building in Winton, Hertford County, N.C., as it served the African American community from its inception as the Chowan Academy in 1886 through its subsequent reconstitutions as the Waters Normal Institute (1886-1943), C.S. Brown High School (1943-circa 1970), C.S. Brown School (circa 1970-1986), and finally as it is known today, C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum (1986-). Materials include institutional histories, scrapbooks, photographs, diplomas and awards, student letters and work, programs and invitations, school publications, Parent Teacher Association minutes, and bound journals documenting student accounts, cafeteria records, and student grades.
Creator C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Photographs are not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact Research and Instructional Service staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss options for consulting these materials.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum Records #05755, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum in September 2017 (Acc. 103137).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Winton, Hertford County, N.C., originally began as Chowan Academy in 1886, under the leadership of Calvin Scott Brown (1859-1936). For a century it served as a school, with name changes to Waters Normal Institute in 1893, C.S. Brown High School in 1943, and C.S. Brown School circa 1970. In 1986, the C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum opened in its place.

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The C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum Records document the history of the C.S. Brown building in Winton, Hertford County, N.C., as it served the African American community from its inception as the Chowan Academy in 1886 through its subsequent reconstitutions as the Waters Normal Institute (1886-1943), C.S. Brown High School (1943-circa 1970), C.S. Brown School (circa 1970-1986), and finally as it is known today, C.S. Brown Regional Cultural Arts Center and Museum (1986-). Materials include institutional histories, scrapbooks, photographs, diplomas and awards, student letters and work, programs and invitations, school publications, Parent Teacher Association minutes, and bound journals documenting student accounts, cafeteria records, and student grades.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, September 2017

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, September 2017

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