Finding Aid of the Fleetus Lee Gobble Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1944/1961">1944-1961</date>, PC.1987

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Finding Aid of the Fleetus Lee Gobble Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1944/1961">1944-1961</date>, PC.1987

Abstract

Fleetus Lee Gobble was born in 1891 in Davidson County, N.C. to John H. and Frances Foster Gobble. By profession Gobble was a barber and businessman as owner of barbershops and two schools of cosmetology. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives as a Democrat from Forsyth County in 1941 and served continuously, with the exception of the 1947 session, until his sudden death in Raleigh in 1961. These papers relate to Gobble's service in the legislature and on committees, on the board of trustees of the Winston-Salem Teachers College, and to a lesser degree to his professional and family life. The papers include political and some family correspondence; newsclippings pertaining to events, news of the General Assembly, and two scrapbooks: 1944-1961; and 1959-1961.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Fleetus Lee Gobble Papers
Call Number
PC.1987
Creator
Gobble, Fleetus Lee.
Date
1944-1961
Extent
3.00 boxes, 1.00 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.1987, Finding Aid of the Fleetus Lee Gobble Papers, 1944-1961, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Collection Overview

These papers relate to Gobble's service in the legislature and on committees, House of Representatives; on the board of trustees of the Winston-Salem Teachers College, 1955-1959; and to a lesser degree to his professional and family life. The papers include political and some family correspondence; newsclippings pertaining to events, news of the General Assembly; and two scrapbooks: 1944-1961, and 1959-1961; and miscellaneous materials. Of particular interest is Gobble's appointment by Governor Luther H. Hodges to the Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) Board of Trustees, 1955-June 30, 1959. In relation to that service, there is a small quantity of Winston-Salem Teachers College materials, including a few letters from Francis Loguen Atkins (1896-1982), president of the college from 1934-1961.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of material.

Biographical Note

Fleetus Lee Gobble (1891-1961), Democrat, was born in Davidson County to John H. and Frances Foster Gobble. A barber by profession and businessman, Gobble operated two shops in Winston-Salem, was president of the Winston-Salem Barber College, owned a school of beauty culture (cosmetology), and was active in barber professional organizations. He was married to Blanche Evans in 1913, and the couple had three children.In 1941 Gobble was first elected to the state House of Representatives from Forsyth County and served continuously, with the exception of the 1947 session, until his sudden death in Raleigh on March 1, 1961, while the legislature was in session.Gobble's legislative service totalled twenty years. At that time of his death, Gobble was chairman of the House Enrolled Bills Committee. He had also served for several sessions on the subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. He was appointed by Governor Luther H. Hodges to the Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) Board of Trustees, 1955-June 30, 1959.Sources consulted in addition to the contents of the collection: North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975; , 465. North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004. United States Census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Personal General Assembly Papers and Professional Papers,1944-1961
1877

Includes General Assembly material from Gobble's personal professional files as legislator and master barber and some political correspondence.

Family Correspondence and Miscellaneous Materials, 1944-1961
1878

Contains material relating to Gobble's children, including letters written home to Gobble and to his wife.

General Correspondence, Newsclippings, Scrapbooks, 1944-1961
1879

This cubic foot box includes some political correspondence and newsclippings pertaining to Gobble and to events and news of the General Assembly. Additionally there are two scrapbooks: 1944-1961 and 1959-1961 that document Gobble's career and which contain also some loose news articles, 1959-1961.

Subject Headings

  • Gobble family.
  • Gobble Family
  • Fleetus Lee Gobble
  • Francis Loguen Atkins
  • Associated Master Barbers of North Carolina.
  • North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
  • Winston-Salem Teachers College.
  • Winston-Salem Teachers College. Board of Trustees.
  • General Assembly
  • Democratic party
  • Winston-Salem Teacher's College
  • Associated Master Barbers of North Carolina
  • Barbers.
  • College presidents--North Carolina--20th century.
  • Politicians.
  • Politicians
  • African American universities and colleges
  • College presidents
  • Forsyth County (N.C.)
  • Raleigh (N.C.)
  • Winston-Salem (N.C.)
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Woodcuts (prints).
  • Atkins, Francis Logouen, 1896-1982.
  • Gobble, Fleetus Lee.
  • Acquisitions Information

    Received November 2009 as a transfer from Forsyth County Library, via Billy King, head of the library's North Carolina Room.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Fran Tracy-Walls, 2010
  • Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, 2011
  • This collection is minimally processed and may not be arranged in its final order.
  • Material in the collection classified as state publications was transferred to the State Government Publication Collection of the State Library of North Carolina.