More New Finding Aids for June

Here are more finding aids that have been posted online during the month of June:

Farmers’ Educational and Cooperative Union, North Carolina Division, 1912 – 1928 – The Farmers’ Educational and Cooperative Union was first organized at Point, Rains County, Texas in 1902 as an effort to improve the economic, educational, political, and social life of the American farmer of the South. Eventually, the organization on the national level became known as the National Farmers Union, with divisions in various states. The organization records of the Farmers’ Educational and Cooperative Union, North Carolina Division, document sixteen years of the group’s activities, from 1912 to 1928. The series, Minutes of Annual Meeting (1917-1927), includes the minutes from annual state conventions and summer sessions and various supporting documents. The Correspondence series (1912-1928), is all of a business nature. It includes letters from county and local unions to state officers, copies of letters from state officers to county and local unions, letters to the North Carolina Division from the National Union, and letters to the North Carolina Union from businesses and organizations related to the farming industry. The Miscellaneous series includes various materials which do not properly belong in any other series and which are too few to compose their own series. Financial Records (1912-1927) of the state records subgroup are divided into two subseries: Journals and Disbursements. Annual Reports of Local Unions (1916-1928) includes annual membership and fees from local secretaries to the state secretary-treasurer. The last series includes the Financial Records (1912-1928) of the county-level organizations, and consists of two subseries: Dues and Dues and Fees of Locals.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.), Minutes and General Records, 1891 – 1960 – The Good Samaritan Hospital was organized in 1889 in Charlotte under the auspices of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of that city. Operative under the sponsorship of that church until 1960, the hospital is believed to be the first privately-funded hospital in the United States built and operated exclusively for black patients. The collection documents general operation of the hospital through minutes; annual reports; a listing of medical staff and Nursing School (undated single item); by-laws and amendment; certificate of amendment to charter, 1947; reports, including report of Trustees of Diocese, May 1960; records from Diocesan Headquarters, Raleigh [Xeroxed copies of original records in Episcopal Diocesan Office, Raleigh]; and miscellaneous. Dates of the collection range from 1891 to 1960, with annual reports dating from 1892 to 1911 and minutes dating from 1916 to 1953.

North Carolina College Conference, 1937 – 1965 – The North Carolina College Conference was formally organized in 1921 in an effort to solve some of the many problems confronting institutions of higher learning in the state. The conference was composed mainly of college presidents with one additional representative from each campus and several state government officials concerned with educational problems. In 1965 the Conference was reconstituted as the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities under a new constitution and by-laws. The general records of the organization include correspondence, notes, research reports and summaries of same, reports of the Committee on Cooperative Research and sub-committee reports, clippings, programs, proceedings, minutes and agendas, and various printed material.

North Carolina Committee to End the War in Indochina, Raleigh Chapter Records, 1971 – 1973 – The North Carolina Committee to End the War in Indochina was a grass roots effort originating in Winston-Salem in February, 1971, following a meeting on the Wake Forest University Campus. The Committee attracted support from all areas of the state, and local chapters were formed in Greensboro and Raleigh. The stated purpose of the organization was “to further a rapid end to all United States military involvement in the Indochina War” through complete withdrawal of all U.S. forces by December 31, 1971, by order of the President or by congressional prohibition of the use of funds for the war after that date. It encouraged citizens to write or visit their congressmen, to provide information to interested persons by mailing material on pending legislation, and to invite speakers to discuss the situation in Indochina. The Raleigh Chapter held its first meeting March 7, 1971, at the West Raleigh Presbyterian Church. The bulk of the material of the North Carolina Committee to End the War in Indochina, Raleigh Chapter, is made up of letters; policy statements and papers (document genres); speech transcripts, clippings, etc., dated 1971-1973, that reflect the positions of various public officials and prospective candidates concerning the situation in Southeast Asia, specifically the war in Vietnam; and some material relating to prisoners of war.

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