Posted by: Ashley | May 21, 2010

Roberta Blair, James Boon, and Peggy Dwight

There are 3 updated finding aids on the Private Collections Finding Aids page:

Roberta Blair Collection, 1944
Roberta Blair attended Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, North Carolina) during the first Summer Art Institute which was held July 16-September 15, 1944. The letters and accompanying photographs and slides which make up this collection reflect her experiences during that period. (27 items, including 6 letters, 8 color slides, 5 black and white photographs, 4 printed photographs, 4 8×10 black and white photographs)

James Boon Papers, 1829-1853
James Boon (1808-?), a free African-American of Franklin County, N.C., was apprenticed to William Jones, a carpenter, June 16, 1827, and was freed from this apprenticeship in September, 1829. He thereafter worked as a carpenter in Louisburg, Littleton, Wilmington, and Raleigh. The papers include both professional and personal correspondence as well as accounts, bills, receipts, and other documents. (192 items)

Peggy Dwight Papers, 1933-1976
Margaret “Peggy” Dwight was a student at Black Mountain College from 1933-1935. Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking. Peggy Dwight’s papers include letters from Josef Albers, college bulletins, and printed materials about the history of the college and people associated with it. (ca. 30 items)

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