Elsie H. Booker (1923- ) of Durham County, N.C., is a white collector of antiques, artifacts, and papers of various families. Series 1 Markham, Leigh, and related families: Correspondence, business and legal papers, account books, genealogical information, pictures, and other materials of the Markham, Leigh, and other related families, chiefly of North Carolina. Markham family correspondence includes letters, 1873-1928, from William David Markham of Missouri, the Indian Territory, Texas, and New Mexico, containing information about crop and herd conditions, religion, business, and politics; and letters, 1880s-1900s, mostly from Wake County, N.C., and Bayboro, Ga., concerning Baptists, pregnancy, childbirth, education, deaths, and other matters. Also included are records relating to enslaved people; legal documents, 1867-1869, pertaining to the bankruptcy proceedings of Elizabeth C. Yancey of Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C.; post cards, 1907, picturing men hanged in Durham; scrapbooks of materials collected by Harold Cole Markham, while he was a high school student in Durham, N.C., and during his World War II tour of duty in the United States and Europe; photographs, collectors' cards, and prints, circa 1935-1945, relating to Adolf Hitler, the German military, and scenes in Europe during World War II; and ballads. Series 2 Durham and Lloyd families: Documents relating to the Lloyd and Durham families of Chapel Hill, N.C., include a teacher's application, 1900, for a position at a black public school, probably in Orange County, N.C.; an extensive series of love letters, 1941-1942, discussing dating, high school, and other topics of concern to teenagers; and a labor payroll schedule, 1947-1948, for state roadway construction work in Granville County, N.C. There are also twenty merchant's account books, 1884-1928, many of which probably belonged to W. A. Lloyd, and a diary, 1934-1938, documenting work on a roadway construction crew in piedmont and western North Carolina. Series 3. Abernathy, Blackwood, and other families: Items relating to the Abernathy, Blackwood, Moore, Peeler, Shepherd, Steele, and other unrelated families consist of private letters, business and legal materials, pictures, and other materials chiefly from North Carolina, with some items from Virginia and Pennsylvania. Correspondence covers such topics as family and social life, church meetings and religious revivals, farming and other work, elementary and higher education, military and home life during World War I, and the enjoyment of phonograph records and motion pictures. Also included are court documents, circa 1795, concerning a lawsuit involving the University of North Carolina; a Confederate parole record; and other items. Series 4. Pope, Hudson, and related families papers, 1884-1948: Chiefly private letters and scrapbooks of Elsie Hudson Booker and of other members of the Pope, Hudson, and related families of Durham, N.C. Of particular interest are 43 letters, 1914-1918, from Edna Pearl Pope to her future husband W. Curtis Hudson, discussing school, church, visiting, dating, movies, and other topics; more than 650 letters, 1938-1947, to Elsie Hudson from servicemen pen pals stationed in the European and Pacific theaters and stateside during World War II, including letters from Hudson's fiancee Marine Corps Pvt. Arnold Ellis of Durham, who was killed on Saipan Island in June 1944; and scrapbooks, 1939-1948, belonging to Elsie Hudson Booker, which contain letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, cards, souvenirs, and other miscellaneous items concerning her high school years, her undergraduate experience at the University of North Carolina, the death of her fiancee, and the birth of her son Curtis Booker.