Azariah Graves Thompson Papers circa 1900-circa 1910 1930 1960 1997

Creator
Thompson, Azariah Graves, 1885-1963
Size
0.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00249

This collection primarily contains letters from Azariah Graves Thompson (1885-1963) to his family in Leasburg, North Carolina, from 1905 to 1909, while he was a student at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University); a print bill entitled "Regulations for Dormitories at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts"; a typed transcription of reminiscences written in about 1900 by Thompson's mother, Ella Williams Graves Thompson; and a typed transcription of "A History of Leasburg with Personal Recollections," 1960, written by his sister, Ella Graves Thompson. Also included are photographs and typed transcriptions of the letters and some notes, 1997, on local and family history by Jeannine D. Whitlow.

Azariah Graves Thompson (1885-1963) was a native of Leasburg, North Carolina and attended the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts from 1905 to 1909.

Biographical/historical note

Azariah Graves Thompson (1885-1963) was born June 16, 1885, in Leasburg, North Carolina. He attended the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) from 1905 to 1909. He married Lula Belle Stephens (1890-1977) in 1914. They had three daughters and four sons.

Scope/content

This collection primarily contains letters from Azariah Graves Thompson (1885-1963) to his family in Leasburg, North Carolina. Most letters are to his mother, Ella Williams Graves Thompson (1850-1914), concerning his life at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University). Contained in these letters are many detailed descriptions of the school, the cow barns, the feed barns, academic and social activities, available modes of transportation, cost of goods, and work he performed on the campus's farm and in its dairy. Of particular interest is a printed hand bill titled "Regulations for Dormitories at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts" dated 1905, which includes information about the rules and regulations students were required to meet.

Also included are a typed transcription of reminiscences written in about 1900 by Thompson's mother, Ella Williams Graves Thompson; and a typed transcription of "A History of Leasburg with Personal Recollections," 1960, written by his sister, Ella Graves Thompson; as well as typed transcriptions of the letters and some notes, 1997, on local and family history by Jeannine D. Whitlow.

An addition to the collection was made in 2013. It contained transcripts of correspondence not already in the collection as well as reproductions of photographs of Azariah Graves Thompson.

Physical description

1 archival half box

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type of document.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Azariah Graves Thompson Papers, MC 00249, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Jeannine Whitlow, 1997 October (Accession no. 1997.0021); and Hannah Hobbs-Roulstone, 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0298)

Processing information

Processed by Dani Nation, 2006 September

Encoded by Dani Nation, 2006 September

Finding aid updated by Todd Kosmerick to reflect addition to the collection, 2013 December

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Correspondence from Azariah Graves Thompson [transcripts only] 1905 September 21 (Accession 2013.0298)
Half box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence 1905 September 23-December 10
Half box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1905 December 14-1909 November 7
Half box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence from James Neal Thompson [transcript only] and Thompson Family Background 1930 September 21 (Accession 2013.0298)
Half box 1, Folder 7
Transcription of correspondence 1905-1909
Half box 1, Folder 3
"Regulations for Dormitories," 1905
Half box 1, Folder 4
Family Writings circa 1900 -1960, 1997
Half box 1, Folder 5
Photographs of Azariah Graves Thompson [reproductions] Circa 1910 (Accession 2013.0298)
Half box 1, Folder 8
Photographs of Azariah Graves Thompson 1905-1908 (Accession 2014.0022)
Half box 1, Folder 9
Graves Thompson, Azariah G. Thompson, Lula Belle Stephens Thompson and their children undated (Accession 2014.0022)

These files were originally received on a DVD-ROM. The DVD-ROM is not available for patron use. Copies of files from this DVD are available upon request.

Half box 1, Folder 10

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Azariah Graves Thompson Papers, MC 00249, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.