Manuscripts

Joseph T. Martin Papers

1918-1982. 4 boxes (169 folders), ca. 450 items.MSS. COLL. #91

NOTE: The numbers cited in parentheses, e.g. 1:5, refer the researcher to the Series#:Folder# in which that name/topic will be found.

INTRODUCTION

This collection primarily focuses on the business and civic dealings of Mr. Joseph Martin. It contains material on most aspects of his life, especially his involvement with aviation and the Meyer’s Department Store. He was involved with numerous community organizations as seen in materials from many local groups, such as the Chamber of Commerce.

Arrangement: The Joseph T. Martin Papers ares arranged into five (5) series basically as Mr. Martin had organized them, and within series, materials are arranged into sub-series by document type. Each subseries is organized alphabetically. The series are Greensboro-High Point Airport, 1937-1982; Frank Hawks, 1935-1965; Meyer’s Department Store, 1930-1978; Personal, 1918-1973; and Eddie Rickenbacker, 1941-1968. Three books were removed from the collection and placed in the Archives’ book collection. They are: The New 1949 Aircraft Year Book, published and edited by Lincoln Press Inc. (signed by Congressman Carl Durham); Fifty Years of Flight: A Chronicle of the Aviation Industry in America, 1903-1953, by Welman A. Shrader, (signed by Congressman Durham); and From Father to Son: the Letters of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker to his son William, from boyhood to manhood, by William Rickenbacker (signed by both William and his father Eddie).

Provenance: This collection was given to the museum by Mrs. Elizabeth Stahl of Greensboro in 1990. Mrs. Stahl was the executor of the estate of the late Mrs. Joseph Martin (his second wife). The materials in the collection were either created by, or collected by Mr. Martin.

Processing: This collection was organized and the finding aid prepared by Robert M. Browning, in February and March, 1996.


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Joseph Martin (1896-1973) was one of Greensboro’s most prominent business men during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Martin led Meyer’s Department Store to become one of the most successful retail businesses in all of the South. Martin was also one of the fathers of commercial air travel in Greensboro, as he pushed for the expansion of the Greensboro-High Point Airport, providing leadership that allowed it to become one of the largest airports in North Carolina. Martin was the first president of the Airport Authority, a post he held until the mid 1960’s.

Martin was also involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations in and around Greensboro. He was one of the people who helped to bring a professional Golf Tournament to Greensboro (Greater Greensboro Open), and led other organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and the local Community Chest.

Biographical Chronology

1896 Born in Mobile, AL to Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Christopher Martin, one of five children.
1908 Moved with family to New Orleans, LA
ca. 1914 Enrolled at Soule Business School, New Orleans, LA
ca. 1914-18 Held several positions in various department stores in New Orleans, LA, San Antonio, TX, and Mobile, AL
1918-19 Instructor and Sergeant, U. S. Army, Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia, Gas Defense School
1919-22 Employed at Adler’s Department Store, Savannah GA, as a divisional merchandising manager
1922 Moved to Greensboro, NC, begins tenure at Meyer’s Department Store as merchandising manager
1926 November 16, married Henrietta Burke in Greensboro, NC 1929 Promoted to Vice President and general merchandising manager at Meyer’s
1930 Elected president and managing director of Meyer’s
1932-33 President, Greensboro Merchant’s Association
1933-34 President, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
1936 Elected president, Greensboro Community Chest
1937 Served as Welcoming Chairman for the fist Greater Greensboro Open Golf Championship
1938 Named North Carolina Governor of the National Aeronautics Association
1939 Elected president, Greensboro Rotary Club
1939 Led fight to save area airport which was to be closed by the U.S. Department of Commerce
1941-66 Elected/served as Chairman of the Greensboro-High Point Airport Authority
ca. 1943 Headed “Voice of Hospitality Committee” in Greensboro during World War II, arranging for entertainment and housing for soldiers visiting Greensboro 1945. Named honorary Major, 79th Field Artillery, U.S. Army, for service to soldiers in Greensboro during World War II
1946, 1950 Recipient of the Builders Club Grand Award as Allied Corporation’s most outstanding store president over the previous five year period
1950-51 President of the North Carolina division of the American Cancer Association
1952 Named to the Board of Trustees of Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
1956 Wife, Henrietta Burke, dies
1958 Accepted on behalf of Meyer’s the award given to the store which gave women equal opportunity, presented by the Greensboro Business and Professional Women’s Club
1961 Retired as President of Meyer’s Department Store
1961-73 Chairman of the Board, the Meyer’s Company
1973 June 21, died in Greensboro, NC after suffering from a heart attack in his home, survived by second wife, Maude Jennings

Biographical Sources: The information above is contained in the Martin papers in folders 4:1 and 4:2. These folders contain data in clippings and a printed biography of Mr. Martin by Hugh Page.


SCOPE & CONTENT NOTE

This collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, legal documents, pamphlets, reports, flyers, posters, programs, statistics, news clippings. There also are materials in horizontal oversize storage in the Archives. An additional scrapbook with news clippings and other printed material is stored in the Archives’ verticle oversize storage (O’size MS.COLL. #91).

Researchers will find this collection particularly strong on local aviation history (Series 1). Materials on the beginning, subsequent development, and expansion of the Greensboro-High Point Airport are some of the most useful the collection has to offer. Also of interest, is a large group of material on the Meyer’s Department Store (Series 3), one of the largest and most successful retail businesses in Greensboro during the middle portion of the twentieth century. The personal material (Series 4) contains numerous items largely related to Mr. Martin’s civic activities.


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

1. Greensboro-High Point Airport. 94 folders (ca. 225 items). 1937-1982.

This series consists of several sub-series and relates to Joseph Martin’s involvement with the development and expansion of Greensboro’s airport. The subseries correspondence (1:1-29) primarily concerns the Greensboro-High Point Airport Authority, which Mr. Martin chaired. One issue appearing often was the question of whether to include Winston-Salem, NC as a partner in the airport. Of particular note are correspondence with several prominent Greensboro business and civic leaders such as J. Spencer Love of Burlington Industries (1:15), Ceasar Cone of Cone Mills (1:4-7), and C. M. “Neil” Vanstory of North Carolina National Bank (1:28). Of further interest are letters from U.S. Congressman Carl Durham (1:9), and North Carolina Governor Luther Hodges (1:12).

A Financial sub-series contains some miscellaneous ledgers and notes (1:31, 32). A comparative study between the Raleigh-Durham Airport (1:30) and the Greensboro-High Point Airport gives insight into how air travel was expanding in the state during the 1960’s.

A lawsuit pitting the Greensboro-High Point Airport against the United States was carefully documented by Mr. Martin. These materials contain Correspondence (1:36-49), Legal Documents (1:50-53), and some Printed Material (1:54-56). The major issues in the suit revolved around the Greensboro group, led by Mr. Martin, attempting to have the government accept responsibility and pay for damages caused by the U.S. Army at the airport during World War II.

A large amount of Printed Material (1:59-93) concerning the airport, its history, and its operation is also present. Numerous yearly Reports (1:78-84) give an insight to how the Authority ran the airport, and planned for its future. Also of interest is an Appraisal (1:59) which is accompanied by several drawings detailing possible expansion plans for the airport as it grew. Researchers interested in the historical aspects of the airport will find several of the Pamphlets (1:70-71) and Programs (1:76-77) useful and enlightening. The miscellaneous News Clippings (1:69), also contain historical information on the airport and its beginnings.

NOTE: For additional information on the Greensboro-High Point Airport, see Mss .Coll. #43 (Greensboro-High Point Airport Collection), and Mss .Coll. #110 (John R. Larsen Collection), which contains information on Eastern Airlines, and their involvement at the airport. Prior to being called the Greensboro-High Point Airport, the location was named Lindley Field. Mss .Coll. #99 (Lindley Field History Collection) contains reference material and a graduate thesis by William Decker about Lindley Field.

2. Hawks, Frank Material. 9 folders (ca. 20 items). 1935-1965.

Frank Hawks (1897-1938) was a member of the U.S. air service from 1917-1919 and set numerous speed records for transcontinental flights. He was also a close friend of Mr. Martin. This small series consists of a Bill/Receipt (2:1), Correspondence (2:2-8), and Printed Material (2:9). The majority of the items are from the mid to late 1930’s, and revolve around Hawks, who planned to fly around the world. Much of the correspondence concerns securing funding and sponsors for the flight. One letter of note is to Mary Nicholson (2:6), a female pilot from Greensboro, and member of the women’s aviatress group the Ninety Nines. Nicholson died in a plane crash during World War II transporting a plane for the English.

3. Meyer’s Department Store. 19 folders (ca. 115 items). 1930-1978.

The bulk of this series consists of printed material related to Meyer’s Department Store, where Joseph Martin was president from 1930 to 1961. Of particular interest are photographs (3:4-5) detailing several marketing strategies, and a fashion show.

The printed material (3:6-19), however, provides the most information on this retail establishment which became one of the most successful businesses in Greensboro. Several advertisements (3:6), a booklet (3:7), catalogs (3:8), and news clippings (3:13-14) provide glimpses of what kind of merchandise Meyer’s sold, the layout of the store, and how it expanded into more spacious quarters. Indeed, Meyer’s became so successful that several magazine articles (3:10-12) were published in trade journals hailing it as one of the prominent retail establishments in the South.

More printed material surrounding actress Gloria Swanson’s fashion show (3:19) at Meyer’s in 1952 might be useful for researchers interested in such events and other marketing schemes used by department stores. The collection has script notes and programs listing the schedule of the events for the show.

Historians who have concentrated on department stores and their importance to society (in labor, and how society has transformed over the course of the twentieth century) have largely focused on establishments in the Northeast and Midwest. These materials give a glimpse of what was happening in Department stores in a moderately sized city in the South.

4. Personal Material. 42 folders (ca. 70 items). 1918-1973.

Much of the material in this series consists of biographical data on Joseph Martin and relates to many of his civic activities. A comprehensive biography (4:1) of Mr. Martin’s life and accomplishments is an excellent place to start for researchers who are interested in his life. Also of note are several certificates (4:22-24), and news clippings (4:2) which shed further light on his life.

The correspondence (4:3-16) in this series is largely personal, but includes some information on Mr. Martin’s activities away from Meyer’s and the airport. Of particular note is a letter from Branch Rickey (4:11) concerning professional baseball in Greensboro. Rickey would later sign Jackie Robinson, making him the first African American to play in the major leagues in the twentieth century. Other correspondents of note are Wallace Wade (4:15) of Duke University, and Joseph Bryan (4:3) of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co.

The Printed Material (4:19-42) within this series largely focuses on the civic activities of Mr. Martin. Materials from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce (4:30-31, 36, 41), the Greensboro Community Chest (4:42), and the Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament (4:35) are particularly interesting. Also of note are materials relating to Tony Manero (4:27), a Greensboro resident who won the 1936 United States Golf Open Championship. Mr. Martin was largely responsible for organizing Manero’s welcome back ceremonies upon his return.

5. Rickenbacker, Eddie. 5 folders (ca. 20 items). 1941-1968.

This small series consists of materials related to Joseph Martin’s friendship with Eddie Rickenbacker. It contains correspondence (5:1-2), photographs (5:3), and printed material (5:4-5).

Rickenbacker was a World War I hero and fighter pilot. He became president of Eastern Airlines, one of the first major carriers to use the Greensboro-High Point airport. The bulk of the material is personal in nature, especially the letters, which largely speak of politics.


FOLDER LISTING

SeriesFolderContents 
11GSO-HP Airport-- Correspondence -- Amos, Lloyd C. (1962)
2-- Correspondence -- Andrews, O. L. (1963)
3-- Correspondence -- Boyd, Henry E. (1964)
4-7-- Correspondence -- Cone, Ceasar (1961-1964)
* Benjamin, Edward (1963)
* Boyd, Henry (1963)
* Dregge, John W. (1964)
* Rock, Donald B. (1964)
* Tabakin, Ralph (1964)
8GSO-HP Airport-- Correspondence --  Crane, Charles P. (1965)
9-- Correspondence --  Durham, Carl T. (1948-1949)
* Hook, H. A.
* Smith, Edgar N.
10-- Correspondence -- Greve, L. W. (1939)
11-- Correspondence -- Hand, L. N. Jr. (1965)
12GSO-HP Airport-- Correspondence -- Hodges, Luther (1956)
13-- Correspondence -- Holt, Bryce R. (1946)
14-- Correspondence -- Kendall, H. W. (1962)
15-- Correspondence -- Love, J. Spencer (1959)
116GSO-HP Airport-- Correspondence -- Marshall, Nancy (1963)
17-- Correspondence -- Martin, Joseph T. (1961-1962)
18-- Correspondence -- McCarter, George W. (1965)
19-- Correspondence -- Monro, C. Bedell (1939)
20GSO-HP Airport-- Correspondence -- Osteen, William L. (1966)
21-- Correspondence -- Parker, Max (1966)
22-- Correspondence -- Phillips, Earl Norfleet (1961)
23-- Correspondence -- Porter, Ruby (1961-1965)
24GSO-HP Airport-- Correspondence -- Reid, Lawrence (1963)
25-- Correspondence -- Schanche, Carl (1952)
26-- Correspondence -- Snider, William (1966)
27-- Correspondence -- Storrs, Thomas (1966)
128GSO-HP Airport-- Correspondence -- Vanstory, C. M. "Neil" (1961)
29-- Correspondence -- Weatherly, Harry (1962)
* Porter, Ruby
30-- Financial -- Comparison Studies (1963)
31GSO-HP Airport-- Financial -- Ledgers (1964-1967)
32-- Financial -- Miscellaneous Notes (1966)
33-- Financial -- Plans, Improvement (1961-1962)
34-- Financial -- Proposal (n.d.)
35GSO-HP Airport-- Financial -- Rent Rate Schedule (n.d.)
136GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Correspondence -- Durham, Carl T. (1946)
37-- Correspondence -- Farnell, Newton (1947)
38-- Correspondence -- Hall, Col. W. C. (1946)
39-- Correspondence -- Hart, Margaret (1946)
40GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Correspondence -- Hoey, Clyde R. (1948)
41-- Correspondence -- McKinley, B. A. (1946)
42-- Correspondence -- Morris, W. F. Jr. (1946)
* McKinley, B.A.
43-- Correspondence -- Narciso, Angelo (1947)
44GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Correspondence -- Norwood, Joseph (1946-1947)
45-- Correspondence -- Rush, Capt. L. L. (1944)
46-- Correspondence -- Sadler, J. B. (1948)
47-- Correspondence -- Stout, Ralph (1947-1948)
148GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Correspondence -- Williams, Walter (1946)
49-- Correspondence -- Miscellaneous (1946)
50-52-- Legal -- Affidavits (1947)
* Martin, J. T.
* Sapp, Irene
* Stevens, Albert Jr.
* Stout, Ralph
* Thompson, J. W.
* Vestal, Sarah
53-- Legal -- Claim (1947)
54GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Legal -- Printed -- Report (1948)
55-- Legal -- Printed -- Survey (1946)
* Sturgeon, William
56-- Legal -- Printed -- Transcript, Conf. (1945)
57-- Maps/Drawings (1963)
58GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Photography (1939-?)
59-- Printed -- Appraisal (1955)
60-- Printed -- Brief (1945)
61-- Printed -- Certificates (1945-1958)
* Rhierson (?), Warren Lee
* Rickenbacker, Eddie
162GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Printed -- Decal (n.d.)
63-- Printed -- Facility Record (1962-1963)
64-- Printed -- Guest List (1945)
65-- Printed -- Laws, N.C. Gen. Assembly (1953)
66GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Printed -- Miscellaneous (1958)
67-- Printed -- Newsletter, "The Carolina Flyer" (1937)
68-- Printed -- Newspaper Clippings -- Eastern Airlines (1945)
69-- Printed -- Newspaper Clippings -- Miscellaneous (1956-1982)
70GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Printed -- Pamphlet -- "Greensboro-High Point Airport" (n.d.)
71-- Printed -- Pamphlet -- "Guilford Co., NC Aviation" (n.d.)
72-- Printed -- Pass, I.D. (n.d.)
73-- Printed -- Plan, "Forward Double Time" (n.d.)
174GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Printed -- Policy Statements, Civil Aeronautics Board (1962)
* McCart, Mabel
75-- Printed -- Poster (1939)
76-- Printed -- Program -- "Decennial Celebration" (1937)
77GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Printed -- Program -- "The Dynamic Decade, 1927-1937" (1937)
78-84-- Printed -- Reports -- Annual (1952-1966)
85-- Printed -- Reports -- Greenville-Spartanburg, SC Airport (n.d.)
86-- Printed -- Reports -- Guilford Co. Commissioners (1957)
87GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Printed -- Statistics -- Economic (n.d.)
88-- Printed -- Statistics -- G’boro-HP Airport (n.d.)
89-- Printed -- Statistics-- Guilford Co. v. Forsyth Co. (1945)
90-- Printed -- Survey -- Airline Passengers (1963)
191GSO-HP Arpt v. U.S.-- Printed -- Survey -- Airports (n.d.)
92-- Printed -- Ticket (1936)
93-- Printed -- Transcript, Broadcast (1945)
94-- Printed -- Scrapbook Material (1933-1961)
21Hawks, Frank-- Bills/Receipts (1965)
2-- Correspondence -- Cannon, Charles (1938)
3-- Correspondence  -- Dwire, Henry (1938)
4-- Correspondence -- Hawks, Frank (1935-1938)
5Hawks, Frank-- Correspondence -- Hill, Albert (1938)
6-- Correspondence -- Nicholson, Mary (1938)
7-- Correspondence -- Rafus, Henry (1938)
8-- Correspondence -- Turner, Robert (1938)
9Hawks, Frank-- Printed (1937)
31Meyer's Department Store -- Correspondence -- Brouillette, Ted (1950)
2-- Correspondence -- Simpson, Adele (1955)
3-- Miscellaneous -- Printing Plate (1940)
4-- Photography -- Miscellaneous (1951-1962?)
5Meyer's Department Store -- Photography -- Scrapbook (n.d.)
6-- Printed -- Advertisements (1935-1949)
7-- Printed -- Booklet, "The New Meyer's" (n.d.)
8-- Printed -- Catalogs (1958-1961)
9Meyer's Department Store -- Printed -- Inventory of Suppliers (1953)
10-- Printed -- Magazines/Articles -- Retail Ledger, 1/37 (1937)
11-- Printed -- Magazines/Articles -- Retail Ledger, 6/37 (1937)
12-- Printed -- Magazines/Articles -- The State, 2/20/37 (1937)
313Meyer's Department Store -- Printed -- Newspaper Clippings -- Miscellaneous (1930-1978)
14-- Printed -- Newspaper Clippings -- Meyer's Sections (1940-1949)
15-- Printed -- Pamphlet -- "Every Hahn Stockholder . . ."  (n.d.)
16-- Printed -- Program -- Anniversary Banquet, 1905-1936 (1936)
17Meyer's Department Store -- Printed -- Program -- Made in N.C. Products Banquet (1930)
18-- Printed -- Program -- Store Opening, 1940 (1940)
19-- Printed -- Swanson, Gloria -- Fashion Show Material (1952)
41Personal-- Biographical -- Biography of Martin by Hugh Page (n.d.)
2-- Biographical -- Clippings (1963-1973)
3-- Correspondence -- Bryan, Joseph (1935)
4-- Correspondence -- Doherty, Henry (1935)
5Personal-- Correspondence -- Greensboro Chamber of Commerce (1934-1967)
* Follin, Marion G.
6-- Correspondence -- Humphrey, Hubert (1961)
7-- Correspondence -- Jeffreys, Sidney (1967)
8-- Correspondence -- Martin, Joseph T. (1953)
9Personal-- Correspondence -- Miscellaneous, Xmas Cards from employees (n.d)
10-- Correspondence -- Phillips, Charles W. (1942)
11-- Correspondence -- Reach, George H. (1940)
12-- Correspondence -- Rickey, Branch (1935)
413Personal-- Correspondence -- Schlesinger, Ted (1961)
14-- Correspondence -- Stanley, E. M. (1938)
15-- Correspondence -- Wade, Wallace (1936)
16-- Correspondence -- York, William (1938)
17Personal-- Literary -- Speech (1941)
18-- Photography (n.d.)
19-- Printed -- Blotter, World War II military svc. (n.d.)
20-- Printed -- Booklet, Boy Scouts, G’boro. (1968)
21Personal-- Printed -- Certificates -- Chamber of Commerce (1963)
22-- Printed -- Certificates -- Military Related (1918-1973)
23-- Printed -- Certificates -- Nat. Conf. of Christians & Jews (1958)
24-- Printed -- Certificates -- Rotary (n.d.)
425Personal-- Printed -- Clippings, Miscellaneous (1961-1969)
26-- Printed -- Directory, Greensboro Clubs and Organizations (1959)
27-- Printed -- Manero, Tony, Material (1936)
28-- Printed -- Maps, downtown G’boro (n.d.)
29Personal-- Printed -- Nat. Conf. of Christians & Jews, Ceasar Cone material (1968)
30-- Printed -- Newsletters -- Glance at Greensboro (1939-1940)
31-- Printed -- Newsletters --Greensboro Business (1966-1967)
32-- Printed -- Newsletters -- Moses Cone Hospital Review (1968)
33Personal-- Printed -- Posters (n.d.)
34-- Printed -- Post Office Dedication Material (1933)
35-- Printed -- Program -- GGO (1971)
36-- Printed -- Program -- Greensboro Chamber of Commerce (1936-1951)
437Personal-- Printed -- Program -- Greensboro Merchant's Assoc. Inc. (1933)
38-- Printed -- Program -- Hodges, Luther, Dinner (1960)
39-- Printed -- Program -- N.C. State Fireman's Assoc. (1937)
40-- Printed -- Program -- Rotary (1934)
41Personal-- Printed -- Report -- Greensboro Chamber of Commerce (1933-1950)
42-- Printed -- Report -- Greensboro Community Chest (1936)
51Rickenbacker, Eddie-- Correspondence -- Cone, Ceasar (1967)
2-- Correspondence -- Martin, Joseph T. (1941-1968)
3-- Photography (1941-?)
4Rickenbacker, Eddie-- Printed -- Newspaper Clippings (1941-1965)
5-- Printed -- Pamphlet, "Dollar Sickness-Cause and Cure"  (1962)
* Rickenbacker, William

Index to the Joseph Martin Papers (1918-1982)

NOTE: The numbers following the name/subject entry — e.g. 1:1 –indicate in which Series#:Folder# (or, if no “:”, Series only) that name/topic can be found. Dates of the items are given in parentheses for an individual Series/Folder or, if at the end, for the entire subject/ name entry.

Allied Stores Corp., New York City, NY: correspondence, 3:1, 4:13 (1950-1961)
American Cancer Society: correspondence, 1:16 (1963)
Amos, Lloyd C: correspondence, 1:1 (1962)
Andrews, O. L.: correspondence, 1:2 (1963)
Aviation: 1;3;5 (1935-1982)

Baseball: correspondence, 4:12 (1935)
Baltimore, MD (Department of Aviation): correspondence, 1:8 (1963)
Benjamin, Edward: correspondence, 1:6 (1963)
Boyd, Henry E.: correspondence, 1:3, 6 (1963-1964)
Boy Scouts of America: 4:20 (1968)
Brouillette, Ted: correspondence, 3:1 (1950)
Bryan, Joseph: correspondence, 4:3 (1935)

Camp Hancock, Augusta, GA: 4:22
Camps, military: 4:22
Cannon, Charles: correspondence, 2:2 (1938)
Civil Aeronautics Board: policy statements, 1:74 (1962)
Cone, Ceasar: airport related brief by, 1:60; correspondence, 1:4-7, 5:1 (1961-1967);
National Conference of Christians and Jews material, 4:29 (1968)
Crane, Charles P.: correspondence, 1:8 (1965)

Dillard Paper Co.: posters of sheet music, 4:33 (n.d.)
Doherty, Henry: correspondence, 4:4 (1935)
Dregge, John W.: correspondence, 1:7 (1964)
Duke University: correspondence, 4:15 (1936)
Durham, Carl T. (U.S. Congressman): correspondence, 1:9, 36 (1948-1949)
Dwire, Henry: correspondence, 2:3 (1938)

Eastern Airlines: certificate, 1:61 (1945); correspondence, 1:18 (1965);
inaugural flight material, 1:61,64,68,93 (1945); rent rates, 1:35 (n.d.)

Farnell, Newton: correspondence, 1:37 (1947)
Fashion Shows: Meyer’s, 3:19 (1952)
Federal Aviation Agency: airport facilities records, 1:63 (1962-1963)
Follin, Marion G.: correspondence, 4:5 (1967)
Football: correspondence, 4:15 (1936)
Forsyth County, N.C.: economic statistics of, (1945)
Frazier, Robert H. (Greensboro mayor): photograph, 3:4 (1952)

Golf: 4:27, 4:35 (1936-1971)
Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament: correspondence, 4:12,14 (1938-1940); program, 4:35 (1971)
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce:
certificate, 4:21 (1963);
correspondence, 4:5 (1934-1967);
newsletters, 4:30-31 (1939-1967);
programs, 4:36 (1936-1951);
report of, 4:41 (1933-1950)
Greensboro, City of: maps, 4:28
Greensboro Community Chest: annual report, 4:42 (1936)
Greensboro Daily News: correspondence, 1:14, 26, 4:5 (1962-1967)
Greensboro-High Point Airport:
history, 1:67-71,76-77 (1937-1982);
ledgers,1:31 (1964-1967);
maps/drawings, 1:57,59 (1955-1963);
photographs, 1:58 (1939-?);
reports, annual, 1:78-84 (1952-1966)
Greensboro Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees): correspondence, 4:12, 14 (1938-1940)
Greensboro Merchant’s Association Inc.: programs, 4:37 (1933)
Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. Airport: correspondence, 1:2 (1963); report, 1:85 (n.d.)
Greve, L. W.: correspondence, 1:10 (1939)
Guilford County Commissioners: report, 1:86 (1957)
Guilford Gazette (newspaper): 1:69 (1963)

Hahn Department Stores Inc.: pamphlet, 3:15 (n.d.)
Hall, Col. W. C.: correspondence, 1:38 (1946)
Hand, L. N. Jr.: correspondence, 1:11 (1965)
Hart, Margaret: correspondence, 1:39 (1946)
Hawks, Frank: 2; correspondence, 2:4 (1935-1965)
Hill, Albert: correspondence, 2:5 (1938)
Hodges, Luther (N.C. Governor): correspondence, 1:12 (1956); program, 4:38 (1960)
Hoey, Clyde (U.S. Senator): correspondence, 1:40 (1948)
Holt, Bryce R.: correspondence, 1:13 (1946)
Hook, H. A.: correspondence, 1:9 (1948)
Humphrey, Hubert (N.C. Legislator): correspondence, 4:6 (1961)

Jeffries, Sidney: correspondence, 4:7 (1967)

Kendall, H. W.: correspondence, 1:14 (1962)

Landrum and Brown Airport Management and Development Consultants, Cincinnati, OH: 1:59 (1955)
Love, J. Spencer: correspondence, 1:15 (1959)

Manero, Tony: 4:27 (1936)
Marshall, Nancy: correspondence, 1:16 (1963)
Martin, Joseph T.: affidavit, 1:50 (1947); biography, 4:1 (n.d.);
correspondence, 1:17, 4:8, 5:2 (1941-1968); speech, 4:17 (1941)
McCart, Mabel: Civil Aeronautics Board policy statement, 1:74 (1962)
McCarter, George W.: correspondence, 1:18 (1965)
McKinley, B. A.: correspondence, 1:41-42 (1946)
Meyer’s Department Store: 3 (1930-1978); fashion show, 3:19 (1952); history, 3:13-14 (1930-1978); photographs, 3:4-5
Monro, C. Bedell: correspondence, 1:19 (1939)
Morris, W. F. Jr.: correspondence, 1:42 (1946)

Narciso, Angelo: correspondence, 1:43 (1947)
National Aeronautical Association: correspondence, 1:10 (1939); decal, 1:62 (n.d.)
National Conference on Christians and Jews: certificate, 4:23 (1958); Ceasar Cone material, 4:29 (1968)
Nicholson, Mary: correspondence, 2:6 (1938)
North Carolina Fireman’s Association: program, 4:39 (1937)
North Carolina General Assembly: legislation, 1:65 (1953)
Norwood, Joseph: correspondence, 1:44 (1946-1947)

Osteen, William L.: correspondence, 1:20 (1966)

Page, Hugh: biography of Joseph Martin, 4:1 (n.d.)
Parker, Max: correspondence, 1:21 (1966)
Pennsylvania Central Airlines: correspondence 1:19 (1939)
Piedmont Airlines: rent rates, 1:35 (n.d.)
Phillips, Charles W.: correspondence, 4:10 (1942)
Phillips, Earl Norfleet: correspondence, 1:22 (1961)
Porter, Ruby: correspondence, 1:23, 29 (1961-1965)

Radio broadcasting: transcript of Eastern inaugural flight, 1:93 (1945)
Rafus, Henry: correspondence, 2:7 (1938)
Raleigh-Durham Airport: correspondence, 1:3 (1964); study of, 1:30 (1963)
Reach, George H.: correspondence, 4:11 (1940)
Reid, Lawrence: correspondence, 1:24 (1963)
Rickenbacker, Eddie: 5; signature on certificate, 1:61 (1945)
Rickenbacker, William: pamphlet by, 5:5 (1962)
Rickey, Branch: correspondence, 4:12 (1935)
Rierson (?), Warren Lee: signature on certificate, 1:61 (1958)
Rock, Donald B.: correspondence, 1:7 (1964)
Rotary Clubs of America: certificate, 4:24 (n.d.); program, 4:40 (1934)
Rush, Capt. L. L.: correspondence, 1:45 (1944)

Sadler, J. B.: correspondence, 1:46 (1948)
Sapp, Irene: Notary Public, 1:51 (1947)
Schanche, Carl: correspondence, 1:25 (1952)
Schlesinger, Ted: correspondence, 4:13 (1961)
Simpson, Adele: correspondence, 3:2 (1955)
Smith, Edgar N.: correspondence, 1:9 (1948)
Smith, Karl: artwork, 4:33 (n.d.)
Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem: statistics, 1:89 (1945)
Snider, William: correspondence, 1:26 (1966)
Southern Mapping and Engineering Co., Greensboro, NC: correspondence, 1:46-47 (1947-1948)
Stanley, E. M.: correspondence, 4:14 (1938)
Stevens, Albert Jr.: Notary Public, 1:52 (1947)
St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club: correspondence, 4:12 (1935)
Storrs, Thomas: correspondence, 1:27 (1966)
Stout, Ralph: affidavit, 1:51 (1947); correspondence, 1:47 (1947-1948)
Sturgeon, Col. William: survey of conditions of Greensboro-HP Airport, 1:55 (1946)
Swanson, Gloria: Greensboro fashion show, 3:19 (1952); photograph, 3:4 (1952)

Tabakin, Ralph: correspondence, 1:7 (1964)
Thompson-Arthur Construction Co., Greensboro, NC: correspondence, 1-46-47 (1947-1948); report, 1:54 (1948)
Thompson, J. W.: affidavit, 1:52 (1947)
Turner, Robert: correspondence, 2:8 (1938)

United Airlines: rent rates, 1:35 (n.d.)
United States Army: certificates of service, 4:22 (1918-1973)
United States Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration:
correspondence, 1:25, 43-44 (1946-1952)
United States Department of War: correspondence, 1:38, 41-42, 48 (1946)
United States Golf Association Open Championship: 4:27 (1936)
United States Postal Service: Greensboro post office dedication programs, 4:34 (1933)
United States vs. Greensboro-HP Airport:
affidavits, 1:50-52 (1947)
claim, legal, 1:53 (1947)
correspondence, 1:36-49 (1944-1948)
survey, 1:55 (1946)

Vanstory, C. M. (Neil): correspondence, 1:28 (1961)
Vestal, Sarah: as Notary Public, 1:50 (1947)

Wade, Wallace: correspondence, 4:15
Weatherly, Harry: correspondence, 1:29 (1962)
Williams, Walter: correspondence, 1:48 (1946)
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Committee: correspondence, 1:24 (1963)
Women’s College of the University of North Carolina: correspondence, 4:10 (1942)
World War II: blotter, 4:19 (n.d.); identification pass, 1:72 (n.d.)

York, William: correspondence, 4:16 (1938)