Collection Number: 05780

Collection Title: Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010

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Size 7.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 22 items)
Abstract The Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples consist of notebook binders of images of apples, Calhoun's correspondence with apple cultivators in the South, and his annotated research files documenting southern apple varieties and their origins. Also included are several visual catalogs used by traveling nursery vendors that illustrate apples.
Creator Calhoun, Creighton Lee, Jr., 1934-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples #05780, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Creighton Lee Calhoun in August 2018 (Acc. 103397).
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Creighton Lee Calhoun (1934-) is a white retired Army lieutenant colonel who lives in Chatham County, N.C., near the Haw River. He spent over thirty years collecting heirloom southern apple varieties in the hope of sustaining them. Along with his wife, Edith Calhoun, he authored the definitive history of southern apple varieties, Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts , offering both their human and natural history. Calhoun also helped establish the Horne Creek Living Farm.

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The Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples consist of notebook binders of images of apples, Calhoun's correspondence with apple cultivators in the South, and his annotated research files documenting southern apple varieties and their origins. Also included are several visual catalogs used by traveling nursery vendors that illustrate apples.

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22 volumes.

Box 1

Plate books, circa 1920s #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 1

Apple varieties: A-K #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 1

Box 2

Apple varieties: L-Z #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 2

Box 3

Catalogs #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 3

Delaware, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina.

Box 4

A Collection of Southern Nursery Catalogs, Apple Sections Only #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 4

South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Arkansas, Florida.

A Compilation of Southern Catalog Listings #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 4

American Pomological Society Proceedings, 1871; Southern Apple and Peach Culturist, 1872; Gardening for the South, 1885; Southern Cultivator, 1866; Cider; Catalogue of Fruit and Flower Plates, 1877.

Box 5

ER Splices Jumpers #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 5

Apple name, orchard location, correspondence, source information

"Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts" (typescript) #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." Box 5

Photograph Album PA-05780/1

Apple Pictures, Masters A-D #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." PA-05780/1

Photograph Album PA-05780/2

Apple Pictures, Masters E-J #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." PA-05780/2

Photograph Album PA-05780/3

Apple Pictures, Masters K-P #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." PA-05780/3

Photograph Album PA-05780/4

Apple Pictures, Masters Q-Z #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." PA-05780/4

Photograph Album PA-05780/5

Apples: Abram-Fyan #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." PA-05780/5

Photograph Album PA-05780/6

Apples: Gable-Ozark Beauty #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." PA-05780/6

Photograph Album PA-05780/7

Apples: Park's Pippin-York #05780, Series: "Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010." PA-05780/7

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2018

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2018

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