Collection Number: 05758

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

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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. Some of the individuals depicted were likely enslaved by the University of North Carolina during their lives.
Creator Allen (Family : Chapel Hill, N.C.)

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

Snipes (Family : Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
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. Some of the individuals depicted were likely enslaved by the University of North Carolina during their lives.

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7 items.

Photographic copies made in the 1940s of original images. There are annotations and notes with images identifying many of the subjects. Circa dates reflect approximate date of original image depicted.

Image Folder PF-5758/1

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

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print (Copy)

Title devised from original captions or notes found with materials.

Sallie Allen, b.1810s-d.1878, was commonly known as "Aunt Sallie Allen."

Image Folder PF-5758/2

Sallie Allen and William Allen portrait, circa 1870s-1880s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s." PF-5758/2

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print (Copy)

Title devised from original captions or notes found with materials.

Sallie Allen, b.1810s-d.1878; William Allen, b.1810s-1870s. Sallie was commonly known as "Aunt Sallie Allen," and William was commonly known as "Uncle Bill Allen."

Image Folder PF-5758/3

Portrait of unidentified Black woman, circa 1870s-1880s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s." PF-5758/3

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print (Copy)

Title devised from original captions or notes found with materials. "Lou Edwards or Allen" written on verso.

Image Folder PF-5758/4

Benjamin Booth portrait, circa 1870s-1880s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s." PF-5758/4

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print (Copy)

Title devised from original captions or notes found with materials.

Benjamin Booth, b.1820s-d.1900s, was commonly known as "Uncle Ben Booth."

Image Folder PF-5758/5

Easter Snipes portrait, circa 1870s-1880s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s." PF-5758/5

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print (Copy)

Title devised from original captions or notes found with materials.

Easter Snipes, b.1840s-d.1910s, was a cook for Martha Ann Battle and University of North Carolina president Kemp Plummer Battle.

Image Folder PF-5758/6

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

1 image

Black-and-White Photographic Print (Copy)

Title devised from original captions or notes found with materials.

Annie Snipes was Easter Snipes's daughter.

Image Folder PF-5758/7

Portrait of unidentified Black man, circa 1870s-1880s #05758, Series: "Allen, Booth, and Snipes Family Photograph Collection, circa 1870s-1880s." PF-5758/7

1 image

Tintype

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.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, February 2018

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, February 2018

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine ethnic 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 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 ethnicity to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@email.unc.edu.

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