Collection Number: 05758

Collection Title: Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, 1870s-1880s, 1940s

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Size .5 feet of linear shelf space (7 items)
Abstract Images depicting African American members of the Allen, Booth, and Snipes families of Chapel Hill, N.C. All three families have ties to the University of North Carolina. Included are images of Benjamin Booth and Easter Snipes, both of whom worked for the University during the later third of the nineteenth century.
Creator Allen (Family : Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Booth (Family : Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Snipes (Family : Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
The tintype image in this collection is extremely fragile due to age, the materials used to make it, and the fact that it is a unique original. Tintypes have no equivalent of a negative and cannot be physically reproduced. Researchers may be presented with a digital copy instead of original material.
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 Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection #05758, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Chapel Hill Historical Society, in October of 2017 (Acc. 103154)
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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Images depicting African American members of the Allen, Booth, and Snipes families of Chapel Hill, N.C. All three families have ties to the University of North Carolina. Included are images of Benjamin Booth and Easter Snipes, both of whom worked for the University during the later third of the nineteenth century.

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7 items.

Arrangement: Family.

Processing note: Descriptions in quotation marks were transcribed from versos of images.

Photographic prints were made at a later date than the original images were taken. Circa date reflects approximate date of printing.

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-5758/1

"Aunt Sallie Allen," circa 1940s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s, 1940s." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-5758/1

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-5758/2

"Aunt Sallie Allen and Uncle William her husband," circa 1940s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s, 1940s." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-5758/2

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-5758/3

"Lou Edwards or Allen," circa 1940s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s, 1940s." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-5758/3

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-5758/4

"Uncle Ben Booth," circa 1940s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s, 1940s." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-5758/4

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-5758/5

"Mrs. Battle's cook sitting, Easter Snipes," circa 1940s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s, 1940s." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-5758/5

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-5758/6

"Annie Snipes," circa 1940s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s, 1940s." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-5758/6

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print

Note on enclosure.

Image Box 1

SF-5758/1

Unidentified African American man, circa 1870s-1880s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s, 1940s." Imagebox 1, Specialformat SF-5758/1

1 image

Special Format: Tinype

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, February 2018

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, February 2018

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