Manuscript Collections

The Greensboro History Museum Archives cares for collections relating to individuals, families and corporate bodies. Within these collections are letters, documents, printed materials and photographs.

The term “papers” defines collections of original materials generated or accumulated by an individual or family and documenting various aspects of their lives.

The term “collection” generally defines a group of original materials produced by an organization. However, it may also be used for an artificially-created group of materials (originals and copies) assembled on a specific topic (for example, the Earley W. Bridges Collection is about O. Henry, not about Bridges or the Bridges family).

Collections that have been organized and described are available for research visits by appointment. More limited access is available to additional collections that await organization and description. Please contact the Archivist with questions about any of our collections or to schedule a research visit.

A complete list of collections is provided below with links to brief inventories or detailed finding aids when available.  If you are interested in a specific person or subject, use the Search field at the top right of our website or visit our Selected Subjects listing.

Selected materials in some collections have been digitized in partnership with the Digital Projects Unit at UNCG and are available through Textiles, Teachers, and Troops: Greensboro, North Carolina, 1880-1945 and Good Medicine: Greensboro’s Hospitals and Healers, 1865-present. Direct links from finding aids are provided where applicable.

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Charles R. Abbott Papers MSS. COLL. #34 HTML PDF
E. B. Adamson Papers MSS. COLL #100 HTML PDF
Alford/Eckel Family Papers MSS. COLL #35 HTML PDF
Allen-McFarland Family Papers MSS. COLL #113 HTML PDF
Sam Alvis Papers MSS. COLL. #178
American Red Cross (Greensboro) Collection MSS. COLL. #93 HTML PDF
Anthony Family Papers MSS. COLL. #38 HTML PDF
G. Will Armfield Family Papers MSS. COLL. #112 HTML PDF
Joseph H. Armfield Papers MSS. COLL. #102
Ethel Arnett Papers MSS. COLL. #107
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Bank of Greensboro Collection MSS. COLL. #235
David S. Barber Papers MSS. COLL. #202
John Barney Papers MSS. COLL. #171
Joseph Henry Barrier Papers MSS. COLL. #59 HTML PDF
Smith Barrier Collection MSS. COLL. #221
Berry/Vize Family Papers MSS. COLL. #188 PDF
Bluethenthal Jugtown Pottery Collection MSS. COLL. #167
Mabel Hayes Boettger Papers MSS. COLL. #48 HTML PDF
Alan Boles Collection MSS. COLL. #138 HTML PDF
Daniel F. Boone Papers MSS. COLL. #101
Bowman Family Papers MSS. COLL. #88 HTML PDF
Boyd Family Papers MSS. COLL. #98 HTML PDF
Sandy Bradshaw Papers MSS. COLL. #169
Earley W. Bridges Collection (O. Henryana) MSS. COLL. #13 HTML PDF
Brooks Lumber Co. Collection MSS. COLL. #238
Joseph M. Bryan Papers MSS. COLL. #128 HTML PDF
Lavin J. Burcham Papers MSS. COLL. #210
William P. D. Bush Papers MSS. COLL. #36 HTML PDF
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David Caldwell Log College Collection MSS. COLL. #143
Caldwell-Roan Family Papers MSS. COLL. #83 HTML PDF
Callum Family Papers MSS. COLL. #60 HTML PDF
Cambodian Community Documentation Project MSS. COLL. #179
Carolina Sales Company Collection MSS. COLL. #163
Child Care Centers (Greensboro) Collection MSS. COLL. #166
Civil War Collection MSS. COLL. #16 HTML PDF
Paul S. Clarkson Collection (O. Henryana) MSS. COLL. #14 HTML PDF
Clegg Family Papers MSS. COLL. #212 HTML PDF
Climax Lodge Collection MSS. COLL. #118 HTML PDF
Colonial Dames 17th Century, Earl of Shaftesbury Chapter Collection MSS. COLL. #199
Community Voices Collection MSS. COLL. #150
Benjamin Cone Papers MSS. COLL. #25 HTML PDF
Ceasar Cone II Papers MSS. COLL. #122 HTML PDF
Clarence N. Cone, Jr. Family Papers MSS. COLL. #119 HTML PDF
Connally Family Papers MSS. COLL. #85 HTML PDF
Cooke Family Papers MSS. COLL. #127
Paul Cox Papers MSS. COLL. #105
Craven Family Papers MSS. COLL. #61 HTML PDF
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Mildred S. Davis Papers MSS. COLL. #237 HTML PDF
Dean/Brown Family Papers MSS. COLL. #219
Department of Housing and Community Development (Greensboro) Collection MSS. COLL. #172
DeVane Papers MSS. COLL. #52 HTML PDF
Dick Family Papers MSS. COLL. #9 HTML PDF
Doug Dickerson Papers MSS. COLL. #204 HTML PDF
J. Taylor Doggett Papers MSS. COLL. #218
J. W. Doggett Papers MSS. COLL. #159
Donnell Family Papers MSS. COLL. #62 HTML PDF
Thomas Lee Doster Papers MSS. COLL. #2 HTML PDF
Draper Family Papers MSS. COLL. #121 HTML PDF
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Edmunds/Fry Family Papers MSS. COLL. #132 HTML PDF
George C. Eichhorn Papers MSS. COLL. #111 HTML PDF
Frances Eshelman Papers MSS. COLL. #51 HTML PDF
Dr. George H. Evans Papers MSS. COLL. #211 HTML PDF
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Falkener Family Papers MSS. COLL. #158
Jesse Quinton Farlow Papers MSS. COLL. #232
Farrell Family Papers MSS. COLL. #183 HTML PDF
Faulconer/Lindsay Family Papers MSS. COLL. #53 HTML PDF
Luis Felicia Papers MSS. COLL. #104 HTML PDF
First Horizon Park Collection MSS. COLL. #234
Basil J. Fisher Papers MSS. COLL. #109 HTML PDF
Val L. Follo Papers MSS. COLL. #187
Daniel P. Foust Papers MSS. COLL. #124
Fielding Fry Papers MSS. COLL. #137 HTML PDF
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Andrew Gibson Papers MSS. COLL. #40 HTML PDF
Gillespie Family Papers MSS. COLL. #63 HTML PDF
Glascock Family Papers MSS. COLL. #181 HTML PDF
Ralph Gorrell Papers MSS. COLL. #27
William Green Family Papers MSS. COLL. #233
Greensboro Bicentennial Commission Collection MSS. COLL. #190
Greensboro Board of Education Collection MSS. COLL. #31 HTML PDF
City of Greensboro Collection MSS. COLL. #46 HTML PDF
Greensboro Fire Department Collection MSS. COLL. #24
Greensboro High School Collection MSS. COLL. #64 HTML PDF
Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point Airport Collection MSS. COLL. #43 HTML PDF
Greensboro Jaycees Collection MSS. COLL. #228
Greensboro Public Schools Collection MSS. COLL. #146
Greensboro Sit-Ins Commemoration Collection MSS. COLL. #208
Joseph Gruendler Papers MSS. COLL. #73 HTML PDF
Guilford Battle Ground Company Collection MSS. COLL. #84 HTML PDF
Guilford County Collection MSS. COLL. #225 HTML PDF
Guilford Grays Collection MSS. COLL. #1 HTML PDF
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Bert A. Hall Papers MSS. COLL. #90 HTML PDF
Hall Family Papers MSS. COLL. #144
Walter Hammersley Papers MSS. COLL. #151 HTML PDF
John Hanner Family Papers MSS. COLL. #17 HTML PDF
Harris Collection MSS. COLL. #66 HTML PDF
Lillian Dillard Harris Papers MSS. COLL. #196 HTML PDF
Ned Harrison Collection MSS. COLL. #136 HTML PDF
P. A. Hayes Family Papers MSS. COLL. #81 HTML PDF
Henley Family Papers MSS. COLL. #186
Oka T. Hester Family Papers MSS. COLL. #242
Hicks Collection MSS. COLL. #77 HTML PDF
John D. Hodges Papers MSS. COLL. #49 HTML PDF
John E. Hodgin Jr. Family Papers MSS. COLL. #231
Roberta Porter Hon Collection (O. Henryana) MSS. COLL. #12 HTML PDF
Hoskins Family Papers MSS. COLL. #174
Susanne B. Hoskins Papers MSS. COLL. #26 HTML PDF
Houston Family Papers MSS. COLL. #65 HTML PDF
Hudson Family Papers MSS. COLL. #152
Hudson/Fry Family Papers MSS. COLL. #195 HTML PDF
Weddie Huffman Collection MSS. COLL. #145
Carol Humble Collection MSS. COLL. #200
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Immanuel Lutheran College Collection MSS. COLL. #23 HTML PDF
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Jackson Printing Company Collection MSS. COLL. #173 HTML PDF
Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. Collection MSS. COLL. #215 HTML PDF
Ida Freeman Jenkins Papers MSS. COLL. #229
W. C. Johnson Papers MSS. COLL. #125
Abram Gabriel Jones Papers MSS. COLL. #5 HTML PDF
Arthur M. Jones Papers MSS. COLL. #147
Calvin Jones Papers MSS. COLL. #22 HTML PDF
Jones Family Papers MSS. COLL. #130
Andrew Joyner Jr. Collection MSS. COLL. #33 HTML PDF
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William Kerr Papers MSS. COLL. #68 HTML PDF
Ham Kible Papers MSS. COLL. #18 HTML PDF
Walter W. King Jr. Papers MSS. COLL. #161 HTML PDF
Kleemeier/Norment Family Papers MSS. COLL. #214 HTML PDF
Klein Family Papers MSS. COLL. #103 HTML PDF
Horace Kornegay Papers MSS. COLL. #203 HTML PDF
Joseph Koury Papers MSS. COLL. #192
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John R. Larsen Collection MSS. COLL. #110
Gene Lashley Papers MSS. COLL. #201 HTML PDF
Latham/Kellenberger Collection MSS. COLL. #160
Arthur E. Ledbetter Register MSS. COLL. #4 HTML PDF
McDaniel Lewis Papers MSS. COLL. #41 HTML PDF
Ralph L. Lewis Papers MSS. COLL. #106 HTML PDF
Lindley Family Papers MSS. COLL. #21 HTML PDF
Lindley Field History MSS. COLL. #99 HTML PDF
Lindley Junior High School Collection MSS. COLL. #29 HTML PDF
Lindley Nurseries Collection MSS. COLL. #120 HTML PDF
Robert G. Lindsay Papers MSS. COLL. #58 HTML PDF
L. E. Lisk Papers MSS. COLL. #139
Little/McAlister Papers MSS. COLL. #78 HTML PDF
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Maco Beauty College Collection MSS. COLL. #180
Seth Macon Papers MSS. COLL. #207
Macy/Zimmerman Papers MSS. COLL. #141 HTML PDF
Dolley Madison Family Papers MSS. COLL. #47
Clarence Martin Papers MSS. COLL. #126
Joseph T. Martin Papers MSS. COLL. #91 HTML PDF
Tom Martin Papers MSS. COLL. #240
Alexander W. McAlister Collection (O. Henryana) MSS. COLL. #15 HTML PDF
Alexander W. McAlister Papers MSS. COLL. #30
Marianna Gulledge McDonald Papers MSS. COLL. #206
Phill McDonald Papers MSS. COLL. #74 HTML PDF
McGibbony/Armfield Family Papers MSS. COLL. #230
McMinn, Norfleet & Wicker Collection MSS. COLL. #117 HTML PDF
Melvin Family Papers MSS. COLL. #148
Metropolitan Council of Negro Women Collection MSS. COLL. #79 HTML PDF
Stephen P. Milliken Collection MSS. COLL. #177
W. B. Millner Papers MSS. COLL. #123
John W. Milloway Papers MSS. COLL. #69 HTML PDF
Mitchell Family Papers MSS. COLL. #37 HTML PDF
Mobley Family Papers MSS. COLL. #96 HTML PDF
James Turner Morehead Family Papers MSS. COLL. #8 HTML PDF
Frank P. Morton Papers MSS. COLL. #28
Moseley Family Papers MSS. COLL. #87 HTML PDF
James Wesley Muckenfuss Papers MSS. COLL. #194
Mullican Family Papers MSS. COLL. #43
Dr. John Murphy Collection MSS. COLL. #170
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Newell Family Papers MSS. COLL. #155
News Weaver Collection MSS. COLL. #239
Nicholson Family Papers MSS. COLL. #116 HTML PDF
William E. Norris Papers MSS. COLL. #182
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O. Henry Study Club Collection MSS. COLL. #176
Odell Hardware Co. Collection MSS. COLL. #131
Hilda Lanier Ogburn Papers MSS. COLL. #86 HTML PDF
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Anne Parham Papers MSS. COLL. #226 HTML PDF
Abraham H. Peeler Papers MSS. COLL. #142 HTML PDF
Ike Pegram Papers MSS. COLL. #175
George Perry Papers MSS. COLL. #209
Pilot Commentator Collection MSS. COLL. #217
Plunkett Collection MSS. COLL. #56 HTML PDF
Jim Plyler Papers MSS. COLL. #193
Shirley Worth Porter Family Papers MSS. COLL. #205
William Sidney Porter Papers MSS. COLL. #11 HTML PDF
George Preddy Papers MSS. COLL. #32 HTML PDF
George W. Pritchett Papers MSS. COLL. #57 HTML PDF
Puckett Family Papers MSS. COLL. #89 HTML PDF
Pulliam-Connally General Store (Caswell Co.) Collection MSS. COLL. #82
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Jean Payne Rabie Family Papers MSS. COLL. #220 HTML PDF
Fred Ratledge Papers MSS. COLL. #156 HTML PDF
Mattye & William Reed Family Papers MSS. COLL. #243
Richardson-Vicks Collection MSS. COLL. #55 HTML PDF
Rotary Club Collection MSS. COLL. #216
Round Table Study Club Collection MSS. COLL. #223
Ruth Rypins Collection MSS. COLL. #165
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Saint Sing Family Papers MSS. COLL. #185 HTML PDF
Ronald Scott Papers MSS. COLL. #75 HTML PDF
Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Greensboro) Collection MSS. COLL. #108
Sellars Family Papers MSS. COLL. #76 HTML PDF
Thomas Settle III Papers MSS. COLL. #44 HTML PDF
Frank Shaw Family Papers MSS. COLL. #222 HTML PDF
James Henry Shaw Family Papers MSS. COLL. #42 HTML PDF
James E. Sifford Papers MSS. COLL. #213 HTML PDF
Sloan Family Papers MSS. COLL. #71 HTML PDF
Edward A. Small Family Papers MSS. COLL. #67 HTML PDF
Irwin Smallwood Collection MSS. COLL. #227
Frances Patterson Smith Scrapbook MSS. COLL. #7 HTML PDF
Jacob Henry Smith Family Papers MSS. COLL. #39 HTML PDF
Ruth Webb Smith Papers MSS. COLL. #189 HTML PDF
Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro Collection MSS. COLL. #224
Squires Family Papers MSS. COLL. #115 HTML PDF
Everett Stamper Papers MSS. COLL. #135
Horace Stepp Collection MSS. COLL. #19 HTML PDF
Alexander Stoesen Collection MSS. COLL. #133 HTML PDF
Ted Sturm Collection MSS. COLL. #134 HTML PDF
Swaim Family Papers MSS. COLL. #70 HTML PDF
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Burton H. Taylor Papers MSS. COLL. #197 HTML PDF
Francis Edgar Thomas Papers MSS. COLL. #94 HTML PDF
Guy and Joseph Thomas Papers MSS. COLL. #97 HTML PDF
Travelers Aid Society Collection MSS. COLL. #153
William L. Trotter Jr. Family Papers MSS. COLL. #114
Troy-Bumpass Papers MSS. COLL. #72 HTML PDF
Clarence Fagan True Papers MSS. COLL. #10
Carol Trumble Collection MSS. COLL. #200
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UNCG Museum Studies Program Collection MSS. COLL. #191
USS Greensboro Collection MSS. COLL. #92
USS Roanoke Regulation Book MSS. COLL. #3 HTML PDF
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Vick Chemical Co. Collection MSS. COLL. #241 HTML PDF
Vickrey Letters MSS. COLL. #20 HTML PDF
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Wafco Mills Collection MSS. COLL. #164
Watkins Family Papers MSS. COLL. #184
Howard Waynick Papers MSS. COLL. #198
WBIG Radio Collection MSS. COLL. #54 HTML PDF
Andrew Earl Weatherly Collection MSS. COLL. #45 PDF
Ezra H. F. Weis Papers MSS. COLL. #6 HTML PDF
Bruce W. Westmoreland Papers MSS. COLL. #154
WFMY-TV Collection MSS. COLL. #157
Wiley Family Papers MSS. COLL. #140
Arthur Benton Williams Papers MSS. COLL. #149
Leah Willis Papers MSS. COLL. #80 HTML PDF
Wilson Family Papers MSS. COLL. #50 HTML PDF
Women’s Auxiliary Railway Association Collection MSS. COLL. #168
Calvin W. “Moon” Wyrick Papers MSS. COLL. #162 HTML PDF
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Col. Paul Younts Papers MSS. COLL. #95 HTML PDF