MSS 00027 Guide to the Josephus Daniels Letter and Address, 1939, 1943

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Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948.


0.1 linear foot 1 folder


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Acquisitions Information

Gift of Arnold Krochmal, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, 1968 July 2.


Processed by: Special Collections Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Valerie Gillispie

Scope and Content Note

The Josephus Daniels letter to C. A. Upchurch regarding the founding of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts is a six-page letter in pencil from Daniels to C. A. Upchurch describing the founding of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University), which is believed to have been sent in an accompanying envelope postmarked Mexico City in 1939. Also included is a graduation address made by Daniels for Naval Ensigns in Engineering at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) in 1943.

Biographical Note

Josephus Daniels was editor and publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer, Secretary of the Navy (1913-1921), Ambassador to Mexico (1933-1942), and member of the Watauga Club. He was an alumnus of the University of North Carolina law school. Daniels was influential in publishing in the Raleigh area and published several newspapers including the State Chronicle and the North Carolinian, as well as the News and Observer.

Controlled Terms

  1. Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948.
  2. Letters (correspondence)
  3. North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts--History.
  4. Upchurch, C. A.

Related Material

Josephus Daniels Papers, P.C. 442, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina
Josephus Daniels Papers, #203, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Papers of Josephus Daniels, 1806-1948 (bulk 1913-1921), Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Josephus Daniels Letter and Address, MSS 00027, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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