Collection Number: NCC0002

Collection Title: Mangum Weeks Collection, 1830s-1970

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Size 64.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50,000 items)
Abstract Mangum Weeks (1895-1977), a white government lawyer, lived in Alexandria, Va., and worked at the State Department, U.S. Tax Court, Farm Loan Board, War Department, and at the Department of Justice. Weeks also was active in several historic preservation groups and in birding organizations. The Mangum Weeks Collection consists chiefly of professional and personal correspondence, journals, writings, and related research materials. Topics include the Weeks family; student life at the University of North Carolina in the 1910s; ornithological research; collecting prints and rare books relating to North Carolina and other topics; adjudication for the U.S. Department of Justice in response to claims filed against Spain and Cuba regarding the Strobel-Figuera agreement and by Japanese-Americans following forced removal and incarceration during World War II; the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Education; the Thornton Club; the Philosophers Club; historic preservation and architectural history; and the study of law. Also included is the correspondence of Sallie Preston Weeks Leach, the sister of Mangum Weeks, and courtship correspondence between Mangum Weeks and his wife Josephine Schaefer Weeks.
Creator Weeks, Mangum.
Language English
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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 Mangum Weeks Collection #NCC0002, North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the estate of Mangum Weeks and Josephine Weeks in 1982 (Acc. 103650).
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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Mangum Weeks (1895-1977), a white government lawyer, worked at the State Department, U.S. Tax Court, Farm Loan Board, War Department, and at the Department of Justice, where he handled claims relating to the forced relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Weeks was active in several historic preservation groups, including the Alexandria Association for Historic Preservation, and in birding organizations, including the Northern Virginia Ornithological Society.

Mangum Weeks was born in Washington. He was a 1915 graduate of the University of North Carolina and held advanced degrees from Johns Hopkins and Harvard University. He was married to Josephine Schaefer Weeks and had a sister, Sallie Preston Weeks Leach.

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The Mangum Weeks Collection consist chiefly of professional and personal correspondence, journals, writings, and related research materials. Topics include the Weeks family; student life at the University of North Carolina in the 1910s; ornithological research, including information about the history of the Audubon collection held at Wilson Library; collecting prints and rare books relating to North Carolina and other topics; adjudication for the U.S. Department of Justice in response to claims filed against Spain and Cuba regarding the Strobel-Figuera agreement and by Japanese-Americans following forced removal and incarceration during World War II; the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Education; the Thornton Club; the Philosophers Club; historic preservation and architectural history of landmark locations, including Resurrection Manor and Alexandria, Va.; and the study of law. Also included is the correspondence of Sallie Preston Weeks Leach, the sister of Mangum Weeks, and courtship correspondence between Mangum Weeks and his wife Josephine Schaefer Weeks.

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Contents list

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50,000 items.

Box 1

Correspondence, 1830s-1910 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 1

Miscellaneous, 1890s-1977 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 1

Box 2

Correspondence, 1890s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 2

Box 3

Correspondence, 1890s-1910s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 3

Box 4

Correspondence, 1900-1911 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 4

Manuscript on legal status of servants #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 4

Calendars, 1955-1957 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 4

Box 5

Miscellaneous #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 5

Correspondence: Mangum Weeks while student at University of North Carolina, 1910-1915 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 5

Box 6

Correspondence: Mangum Weeks while student at University of North Carolina, 1910-1915 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 6

Travel documents, circa 1930 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 6

Miscellaneous, 1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 6

Correspondence: Mangum Weeks and Herschel V. Johnson, 1920-1930 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 6

Box 7

Correspondence: Mangum Weeks and Herschel V. Johnson, 1920-1930 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 7

Correspondence; Miscellaneous, 1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 7

Correspondence: Mangum Weeks to Josephine Schaefer, 1920-1929 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 7

History notes #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 7

Box 8

Correspondence, Notes, 1910s-1970s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 8

Box 9

Correspondence, 1930s-1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 9

Box 10

Correspondence, 1900s-1940s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 10

Box 11

Correspondence, 1920s-1950s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence, 1930s-1950s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 12

Box 13

Correspondence, 1930s-1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 13

Correspondence with dealers, 1930s-1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 13

Box 14

Correspondence, 1940s-1950s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 14

Receipts, 1900s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 14

Resurrection Manor #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 14

Box 15

Correspondence, 1940s-1970s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 15

Wine cellar notebook, circa 1930 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 15

Box 16

Correspondence, 1915-1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 16

Book catalogues and other printed material #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 16

Box 17

Postcards #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 17

Correspondence, 1960s-1970s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 17

Box 18

Correspondence, 1950s-1970s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 18

Box 19

Correspondence, 1906-1980 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 19

Box 20

Sallie Preston Weeks, 1930s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 20

Correspondence, 1950s-1970s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 20

Box 21

Printed materials on birds #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 21

Historic Alexandria #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 21

Law Examination Papers, 1930-1940 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 21

"Kellogg's Cadets; or, Academy Life Exposed, Annual Revue of the State Department Club, Seventh Edition, 1927, by Mr. Weeks and Mr. deWolf and various irresponsible associates" #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 21

Includes racist dialect, such as black characters' speech written with phonetic misspellings.

Box 22

Bank statements #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 22

Correspondence, 1930s-1950s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 22

Box 23

Correspondence, 1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 23

Francis Hobart Herrick #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 23

Wine cellar notebook, 1962 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 23

Box 24

Correspondence: with R. Jackson Weeks #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 24

Travel Plates #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 24

Correspondence: Virginia Shivers #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 24

Book plates #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 24

Receipts with B. F. Stevens and Browns Library; Literary and fine arts agents #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 24

Receipts; Notes on collected and acquired items #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 24

Weeks family Christmas cards #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 24

Box 25

Postcards, Haly, Mexico #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Correspondence, 1950s-1970s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Notebook with child's drawings of and writings about elephants #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Catesby #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Published pamphlets about birds #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Linnaeus travel documents #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Printed articles about birds, Mangum Weeks #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Huntington Library #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Photographs of Willie P. Mangum's bible #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Photograph of portrait of Willie Person Mangum #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Leach genealogy, 1959 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Early Botanical Works Catalogue and John Bartram #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Audubon items #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Correspondence: University of North Carolina, 1918-1919 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Law Journal correspondence, 1932 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 25

Box 26

Law Journal correspondence, 1932 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 26

Correspondence, Law Journal, 1925-1926, 1933 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 26

State Department, 1920s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 26

Check stubs #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 26

Wedding #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 26

Journals, 1906-1919 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 26

Box 27

Journals, 1925-1964 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 27

Kappa Delta sorority notebook, 1926-1927 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 27

Box 28

Journals, 1960-1974 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 28

Passports #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 28

Miscellaneous notebooks #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 28

Box 29

Historic Hillsborough Commission, 1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 29

Pierre Boal's Paper, 1962 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 29

Personal civil service data, letters, forms #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 29

Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court, 1962 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 29

Willie Person Mangum Papers, notes on, 1955 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 29

Box 30

Compromise Procedure I, 1952 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 30

Compromise Procedure II, 1952 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 30

Compromise Procedure, 1957 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 30

Leading Cases I #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 30

Leading Cases II #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 30

U.S. Department of Justice, 1940s-1950s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 30

Box 31

U.S. Department of Justice, 1952 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 31

OPF-NCC0002/1

Japanese Evacuation Claims: Crop Schedules, 1949-1958 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." OPF-NCC0002/1

Box 32

Alexandria Urban Renewal Committee, 1950s-1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 32

Southern History Association, 1896 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 32

Philosopher's Club, 1940s-1970s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 32

Notes and writings #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 32

Washington Association of Chapel Hill Alumni, 1940s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 32

U.S. Attorney, memoranda by Weeks, 1948 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 32

Calendars, 1946-1947 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 32

Box 33

Thornton Society, 1940s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 33

Box 34

Philosopher's Club #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 34

Notebooks, 1960s #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 34

Catesby research #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 34

Correspondence, 1970-1971 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 34

Address cards #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 34

Box 35

Address cards #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 35

Receipts and bank statements #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 35

Box 36

Receipts and bank statements #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 36

Box 37

Receipts and bank statements #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 37

Historic Alexandria #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 37

Legal writings #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 37

Sigma Delta Kappa #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 37

Box 38

Printed materials on travel, catalogues, and other topics #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 38

Box 39

Newspaper clippings #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 39

Loose papers #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 39

Notebooks while student at University of North Carolina #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 39

Correspondence: Sallie Preston Leach #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 39

Box 40

Publications by Mangum Weeks #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 40

Notes for Dictionary of American Biography sketch on Stephen B. Weeks, 1933 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 40

Box 41-43

Box 41

Box 42

Box 43

Correspondence: Sallie Preston Weeks Leach, 1910-1950 #NCC0002, Series: "1. Papers, 1940s-1970." Box 41-43

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser and Caitlin Rivas Sullivan, July 2019

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, July 2019

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