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Joe M. McLaurin History Collection


Joe M. McLaurin was a historian from Richmond County, North Carolina who spent his career collecting information and records about the history of the county and its families. Joe McLaurin was active in historical societies, serving as president of both the Richmond County Historical Society and the North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians. He was also a successful businessman, founding the company Solene Lubricants, as well as serving on the boards of the Richmond Savings Bank, First National Bank, and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the McLaurin Vocational Training Center. In 1986 Joe McLaurin sold Solene Lubricants in order to devote all his energies to the study an ... (more below)

Title

Joe M. McLaurin History Collection

Collection Number

PC 1998

Date(s)

1900 - 2002

Language

English

Physical Description
Boxes and volumes
726
Cubic feet
260
Physical Description
Boxes
1999.00
Flat boxes
13.00
Slim boxes
1.00
Abstract

Joe M. McLaurin was a historian from Richmond County, North Carolina who spent his career collecting information and records about the history of the county and its families. Joe McLaurin was active in historical societies, serving as president of both the Richmond County Historical Society and the North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians. He was also a successful businessman, founding the company Solene Lubricants, as well as serving on the boards of the Richmond Savings Bank, First National Bank, and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the McLaurin Vocational Training Center. In 1986 Joe McLaurin sold Solene Lubricants in order to devote all his energies to the study and collection of Richmond County's history.

The Joe M. McLaurin History Collection consists of a variety of papers and materials created by or collected by Joe McLaurin. These records concern the history of Richmond County and the genealogies of it families. The collection contains papers and correspondence relating to Joe McLaurin's efforts to seek out and acquire historical records on these subjects. The collection holds original primary sources and copies of sources if Joe McLaurin could not acquire the originals. Many people donated papers to the collection, but Joe McLaurin also purchased materials when they were offered for sale. He purchased the negative collections of two prominent Richmond County photographers--Charles Sauls and Nick Lovin. One donor gave Joe McLaurin the legal papers of William G. Pittman who served as an attorney in the county during the first half of the twentieth century. Joe McLaurin also collected a great deal of information and papers on the cotton mill industry in Richmond County. Many of the books that Joe McLaurin collected concern genealogical subjects, and were of limited publication runs making them quite valuable for research in this genre. The collection is made up of correspondence, research files, publications, interview tapes and transcripts, newspapers and clippings, photographic prints and negatives, publications, and books on the history of Richmond County and its residents. Due to the size of the collection, Joe McLaurin created a system of filing numbers for the collection. These filing numbers are described in greater detail within their corresponding series scope and content notes in this finding aid. Joe McLaurin also developed an index of names to help him locate subjects within the papers and records. The file numbering systems, and the index system has been kept by the State Archives in order to maintain the integrity of Joe McLaurin's system of research methodology.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

McLaurin, Joe M.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina



Available for research with some restrictions.


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Processed by Kenrick Simpson and Kenneth Dasher, April 2010 to September 2012.

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Joe M. McLaurin (July 1, 1926 to August 24, 2003) often said that he wasn't born in Richmond County, North Carolina, but moved there when he was six weeks old. McLaurin loved his hometown of Rockingham and the entire county, and spent his life learning all he could about its history and the families who lived in the area. Joe McLaurin also loved airplanes, and had his pilot's license at age 14. He graduated from Davidson College with a degree in history. After college, McLaurin settled back in Rockingham and worked as a local historian as well as becoming a successful businessman. McLaurin was a former president of both Richmond County Historical Society and the North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians. In 1982 he was the latter's Historian of the Year. McLaurin also served as the chairman of the Rockingham Bicentennial Planning Committee. He was active in the county's business affairs as a board member of the Richmond Savings Bank, First National Bank, and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the McLaurin Vocational Training Center. McLaurin founded the local business, Solene Lubricants (now Total Lubricants), selling the company in 1986 to devote all his energies to the local history of Richmond County as well as being a columnist for the  Richmond County Daily Journal newspaper. In 1990 McLaurin established the Society for History, Research, and Preservation, Inc. Over the course of his career as an historian, Joe McLaurin did genealogical research for many Richmond County familes, and collected a great deal of material on the county's history. His research and collected historical documents make up this collection.


Joe M. McLaurin (July 1, 1926 to August 24, 2003) often said that he wasn't born in Richmond County, North Carolina, but moved there when he was six weeks old. McLaurin loved his hometown of Rockingham and the entire county, and spent his life learning all he could about its history and the families who lived in the area. Joe McLaurin also loved airplanes, and had his pilot's license at age 14. He graduated from Davidson College with a degree in history. After college, McLaurin settled back in Rockingham and worked as a local historian as well as becoming a successful businessman. McLaurin was a former president of both Richmond County Historical Society and the North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians. In 1982 he was the latter's Historian of the Year. McLaurin also served as the chairman of the Rockingham Bicentennial Planning Committee. He was active in the county's business affairs as a board member of the Richmond Savings Bank, First National Bank, and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the McLaurin Vocational Training Center. McLaurin founded the local business, Solene Lubricants (now Total Lubricants), selling the company in 1986 to devote all his energies to the local history of Richmond County as well as being a columnist for the  Richmond County Daily Journal newspaper. In 1990 McLaurin established the Society for History, Research, and Preservation, Inc. Over the course of his career as an historian, Joe McLaurin did genealogical research for many Richmond County familes, and collected a great deal of material on the county's history. His research and collected historical documents make up this collection.


[Identification of item], PC.1998, Joe M. McLaurin History Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


On February 15, 2010 the Society for History, Research and Preservation, Inc. donated the Joe M. McLaurin History Collection to the State Archives of North Carolina as per the instructions in Joe McLaurin's will.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov.


The Joe M. McLaurin History Collection consists of a variety of papers and materials created by or collected by Joe McLaurin. These records concern the history of Richmond County and the genealogies of it families. The collection contains papers and correspondence relating to Joe McLaurin's efforts to seek out and acquire historical records on these subjects. The collection holds original primary sources and copies of sources if Joe McLaurin could not acquire the originals. Many people donated papers to the collection, but Joe McLaurin also purchased materials when they were offered for sale. He purchased the negative collections of two prominent Richmond County photographers--Charles Sauls and Nick Lovin. One donor gave Joe McLaurin the legal papers of William G. Pittman who served as an attorney in the county during the first half of the twentieth century. Joe McLaurin also collected a great deal of information and papers on the cotton mill industry in Richmond County. Many of the books that Joe McLaurin collected concern genealogical subjects, and were of limited publication runs making them quite valuable for research in this genre. The collection is made up of correspondence, research files, publications, interview tapes and transcripts, newspapers and clippings, photographic prints and negatives, publications, and books on the history of Richmond County and its residents. Due to the size of the collection, Joe McLaurin created a system of filing numbers for the collection. These filing numbers are described in greater detail within their corresponding series scope and content notes in this finding aid. Joe McLaurin also developed an index of names to help him locate subjects within the papers and records. The file numbering systems, and the index system has been kept by the State Archives in order to maintain the integrity of Joe McLaurin's system of research methodology.

The collection is arranged into six (6) series as follows:

  1. Index Series Richmond County History "A" Series Interview Files "D" Series Society of Richmond County Descendants "R" Series North Carolina Society of Historians Series Oversized Material

The Joe M. McLaurin History Collection consists of a variety of papers and materials created by or collected by Joe McLaurin. These records concern the history of Richmond County and the genealogies of it families. The collection contains papers and correspondence relating to Joe McLaurin's efforts to seek out and acquire historical records on these subjects. The collection holds original primary sources and copies of sources if Joe McLaurin could not acquire the originals. Many people donated papers to the collection, but Joe McLaurin also purchased materials when they were offered for sale. He purchased the negative collections of two prominent Richmond County photographers--Charles Sauls and Nick Lovin. One donor gave Joe McLaurin the legal papers of William G. Pittman who served as an attorney in the county during the first half of the twentieth century. Joe McLaurin also collected a great deal of information and papers on the cotton mill industry in Richmond County. Many of the books that Joe McLaurin collected concern genealogical subjects, and were of limited publication runs making them quite valuable for research in this genre. The collection is made up of correspondence, research files, publications, interview tapes and transcripts, newspapers and clippings, photographic prints and negatives, publications, and books on the history of Richmond County and its residents. Due to the size of the collection, Joe McLaurin created a system of filing numbers for the collection. These filing numbers are described in greater detail within their corresponding series scope and content notes in this finding aid. Joe McLaurin also developed an index of names to help him locate subjects within the papers and records. The file numbering systems, and the index system has been kept by the State Archives in order to maintain the integrity of Joe McLaurin's system of research methodology.


  • Lovin, Nick, 1942-1985.
  • Mason, Frank Isaac, 1872-1943.
  • McLaurin, Joe M., 1926-2003.
  • Pittman, William Gladstone, 1899-1979.
  • Sauls, Charles L., 1935-1994.
  • Cole family.
  • Covington family.
  • Leak family.
  • Ledbetter family.
  • McLaurin family.
  • Steele family.
  • Richmond County Historical Society (N.C.)
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Mills--North Carolina--1890-1910.
  • Mills--North Carolina--1930-1940.
  • North Carolina--Genealogy.
  • North Carolina--History, Local.
  • Photographers
  • Photography--North Carolina--History.
  • Portrait photography
  • Richmond County (N.C.)--Genealogy.
  • Richmond County (N.C.)--History.
  • Richmond County (N.C.)--History, Local--Pictorial works.
  • Ellerbe (N.C.)
  • Hamlet (N.C.)
  • Richmond County (N.C.)
  • Rockingham (N.C.)

Physical Description
65 boxes
Physical Description
Boxes
73.00

This series the best place to start when pursuing research on a specific person or family within this collection. They provide an alphabetical list by name of nearly every person referenced in the each series of the collection. Each person's index page lists folder numbers, and often even page numbers within those folders, that have information concerning that person. McLaurin referenced names by a different number in his book,  Richmond County Record, but the book's numbers often appear on an individual index sheet. Researchers should therefore be able to look up a name in this index, match it with the reference number from McLaurin's  Richmond County Record, and then find the corresponding folder numbers in this collection. The series is divided into three parts: Family Name Index, Subject Index, and Card Index.

Box: PC.1998.1  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Abercrombie to Ayer.

Box: PC.1998.2  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Babbitt to Bayless.

Box: PC.1998.3  
Family Name Index.

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Beacham to Blue.

Box: PC.1998.4  
Family Name Index.

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Boatwright to Bozeman.

Box: PC.1998.5  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Bracy to Byrd.

Box: PC.1998.6  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Cabaniss to Chairs.

Box: PC.1998.7  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Chalk to Cole, John.

Box: PC.1998.8  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Cole, Joseph to Cooper.

Box: PC.1998.9  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Cope to Covington, F.

Box: PC.1998.10  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Covington, G to L.

Box: PC.1998.11  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Covington, M to V.

Box: PC.1998.12  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Covington, W. to Crowder.

Box: PC.1998.13  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Crowson to Day.

Box: PC.1998.14  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Deacon to Doughty.

Box: PC.1998.15  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Douglas to Dyson.

Box: PC.1998.16  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Eady to Everett.

Box: PC.1998.17  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Ewing to Fyke.

Box: PC.1998.18  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Gadd to Gillis (Gibson separated out).

Box: PC.1998.19  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Gibson.

Box: PC.1998.20  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Gilmer to Guy.

Box: PC.1998.21  
Family Name Index.

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Hackett to Hasty.

Box: PC.1998.22  
Family Name Index.

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Hatch to Hinson.

Box: PC.1998.23  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Hitchcock to Izard.

Box: PC.1998.24  
Family Name Index.

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Jackson to Jurkowski.

Box: PC.1998.25  
Family Name Index.

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Kale to Kulbeth.

Box: PC.1998.26  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Lackey to Leak(e).

Box: PC.1998.27  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Lear to London.

Box: PC.1998.28  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Long to Lovin.

Box: PC.1998.29  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Low to McCoy.

Box: PC.1998.30  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

McDaniel to McDuffie.

Box: PC.1998.31  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

McEachern to McKeller.

Box: PC.1998.32  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

McKenzie to McLaurin.

Box: PC.1998.33  
Family Name Index.

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McLean to McNair.

Box: PC.1998.34  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

McNatt to McVickers.

Box: PC.1998.35  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Mabe to Meacham, H.

Box: PC.1998.36  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Meacham, I. to Moorman.

Box: PC.1998.37  
Family Name Index.

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Moose to Nichols.

Box: PC.1998.38  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Nicholson to Ozier.

Box: PC.1998.39  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Packer to Patten.

Box: PC.1998.40  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Patterson to Popowich.

Box: PC.1998.41  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Porter to Reed.

Box: PC.1998.42  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Reeves to Rose.

Box: PC.1998.43  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Ross to Shepard/Shepherd.

Box: PC.1998.44  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Sherman to Smith, I.

Box: PC.1998.45  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Smith, J. to Snead.

Box: PC.1998.46  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Snell to Stanley.

Box: PC.1998.47  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Stansill to Stewart.

Box: PC.1998.48  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Stillwell to Terrill.

Box: PC.1998.49  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Terry, A to P.

Box: PC.1998.50  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Terry, R. to Thomas, R.

Box: PC.1998.51  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Thomas, S. to Tyson.

Box: PC.1998.52  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Underwood to Vuncannon.

Box: PC.1998.53  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Waddell to Watson.

Box: PC.1998.54  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Watt to Wilkinson.

Box: PC.1998.55  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Williams to Wynn.

Box: PC.1998.56  
Family Name Index.

Scope and Content

Yandle to Zwicker.

Box: PC.1998.57  
Subject Indices.

Scope and Content

This box contains indices for the "A" Series arranged alphabetically by subject and cross-referenced with folder number. It also contains another, unfinished index. McLaurin began renumbering some of his files beginning with this index, but never finished. The numbers begin with the letter "I" and are cross-referenced by subject.

Box: PC.1998.58 to PC.1998.65  
Card Index.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
8 boxes

Scope and Content

These metal boxes each have two drawers which hold 4x6 inch index cards indexing subjects found in the 20A subseries, 45A subseries, "D" Interviews series, and other selected files.

Physical Description
559 boxes and volumes
Physical Description
Boxes
1079.00
Flat boxes
13.00
Slim boxes
1.00

Joe McLaurin numbered his folders for this series with a number followed by the letter A. So folder 1 in this series is consequently 1A, and so on. The State Archives has kept this numbering system as it aids the researcher in finding individual files listed in the indices and with cross-referencing with the other series in this collection. When filling out call slips at the Reference Desk, it would be helpful to reference the folder numbers (e.g. 24A) as well as the box number (e.g. PC.1998.69). This series contains information pertaining to the history, people, events, and locations in and around Richmond County, North Carolina. Joe McLaurin collected the material in this series to aid his research of the county and its families. Industries such as the county's textile mills are well represented; as are prominent families including the Cole, Covington, Entwistle, Leak, Ledbetter, and Steele families. A folder listing of each file is provided in the first folder of the first box (PC.1998.66) of this series. There are six sub-series that have been separated out from the main "A" series. These subseries are the William G. Pittman's attorney files (20A), the Charles Sauls photographs (40.26A), original newspapers (45A), primary source materials (60A), publications (185A and 185B), and the Nick Lovin photographs (218A).

Box: PC.1998.66  
1A to 11A.

Scope and Content

This box contains photocopies of abstracts, court documents, land grants, and estate records from the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh. There are also copies of records from the Isaac S. London private collection in the State Archives. The box also holds clippings from the  Richmond County Daily Journal,1970-1983,1987,1994. The first folder in this box holds a list of the titles of each folder within the Richmond County History "A" Series.

Box: PC.1998.67  
11A to 18A.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence relating to the Richmond County Historical Collection as well as papers concerning the Russell and Crosland families, J.E. Spencer, James Pickett Leak, Benjamin C. Covington, the Cole family, and E. Bert McLaurin's family history.

Box: PC.1998.68  
19A to 23A.

Scope and Content

This box contains information on the Cole Trial; maps and information on Richmond County, particularly aMarch 1968 Comprehensive Water and Sewer Study, and a1975County Economic Study. The box also holds abstracts of slave records.

Box: PC.1998.69 to PC.1998.71  
24A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
3 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes containing xerox copies of photographs with identifications of the subject matter. They make a good index of the originals which can be found in files 40A to 40J.

Box: PC.1998.72  
24A to 26A.

Scope and Content

This box contains the last 6 folders of the xerox copies of photographs. Also included are some of Joe M. McLaurin's business records and papers relating to research on genealogies of various Richmond County families. Some of these have been cross-referenced with their corresponding research files in the R Series of this collection. An index of these folders is provided in the box.

Box: PC.1998.73  
27A to 31A.

Scope and Content

This box contains newsletters from the Carolinas' Genealogical Society, papers concerning the Levine family's businesses, the Rockingham Rotary Club, Clark Equipment Company, and Richmond County cemetery records (alphabetically organized).

Box: PC.1998.74  
31A to 37A.

Scope and Content

This box continues the cemetery records, and also contains maps, a history of Anson County, information of Steeles Mills, and a file on the Frank Wetzel murder trial.

Box: PC.1998.75  
38A.

Scope and Content

This box contains miscellaneous files which are indexed in the first folder. The files include booklets about World War II, Rockingham voter registrations, maps, and genealogical information for assorted researchers, some of which have been cross-referenced with files in the "R" Series of this collection.

Box: PC.1998.76  
40A to 40G.

Scope and Content

This box contains one folder of original photographic prints and the other folders of the box contain xerox copies of these and other photographs with descriptions. These xerox copies make an excellent continuation of the photo indices found in three boxes of PC.1998.69 to PC.1998.72. Files 40B are separated out into 3 flat boxes.

Box: PC.1998.77 to PC.1998.79  
40B.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
3 flat boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain scrapbooks and original photographs that are indexed in box PC.1998.76. 40B/009 is a scrapbook of Hannah Entwistle, Joe McLaurin's high school sweetheart.

Box: PC.1998.80  
40H to 42A.

Scope and Content

This box contains xerox copies of photographic prints which continue describing and indexing the original prints and negatives found in the collection. The final folder contains copies of documents concerning Wade Spencer which were donated by Woodrow Hatcher. Files 40J and 40NP are separated out into their own boxes.

Box: PC.1998.81 to PC.1998.82  
40J.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain prints of photographs that Joe McLaurin took of other people's photographs. In other words, they are photos of photos. An incomplete index of these prints is contained in box PC.1998.80, folder 40J, but there is a complete inventory in the photocopies labeled 24A in the boxes PC.1998.69 to PC.1998.72.

Box: PC.1998.83 to PC.1998.84  
40NP.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain photographic negatives inventoried in Box PC.1998.80, folder 40NP. These are also fully inventoried within the 24A files found in the boxes PC.1998.69 to PC.1998.72. The majority of the negatives in the boxes are 35 mm film. Some of the negatives are Minox film. Minox was a subminiature German-Latvian camera that became a popular spy camera often seen in movies.

Box: PC.1998.85 to PC.1998.86  
43A_FB.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Scope and Content

These two boxes contain original business files and correspondence concerning J.W. Porter and Steele's Mill,1908-1947.

Box: PC.1998.87  
47A to 74A.

Scope and Content

This box contains a variety of material including information on the city of Rockingham; local historical societies; copies of state transportation, business, and court records from the State Archives; genealogical research; and notes on local churches in Richmond County.

Box: PC.1998.88  
75A.

Scope and Content

This box contains original photographic prints as well as xerox copies of those prints. The copies contain descriptions of the prints and act as an index for them as well. They continue from the xerox copies of files 24A and 40A.

Box: PC.1998.89  
76A to 88A.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence concerning this collection, as well as pamphlets and programs about towns and events in Richmond County.

Box: PC.1998.90 to PC.1998.91  
89A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Scope and Content

These two boxes contain charters, contracts, statements, receipts, and financial documents from many local utilities and businesses in Richmond County. The bulk of the documents concern Roberdel Manufacturing Company and Pee Dee Manufacturing Company,1908-1933.

Box: PC.1998.92 to PC.1998.94  
90A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
3 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain newspaper clippings, the bulk of which were clipped from the  Richmond County Daily Journal and the  Hamlet News-Messenger. The clippings are arranged alphabetically by the subject or person covered in the article.

Box: PC.1998.95  
91A.

Scope and Content

This box contains deeds and blueprints that belonged to Roberdel Manufacturing Company and Entwistle Manufacturing Company,1862-1912.The first folder contains an inventory of the box's contents.

Box: PC.1998.96  
92A.

Scope and Content

This box contains business records of the Entwistle Manufacturing Company, including correspondence, financial, and legal documents,1921-1932. The first folder contains an inventory of the box contents. An oversized poster of the Entwistle Manufacturing Co. factory in Rockingham has been seperated from the box and placed in a poster folder to be filed in a map case.

Box: PC.1998.97 to PC.1998.100  
93A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
4 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain financial records for the Roberdell Manufacturing Co.,1902-1930,including balance sheets, ledgers, and stock information. The first folder of the first box contains an inventory of materials.

Box: PC.1998.101  
94A to 108A.

Scope and Content

This box contains copies of records from the State Archives in Raleigh including a WPA survey of graves prior to 1914, abstracts of bastardy bonds1783-1880,abstracts of officials' bonds, and Richmond County marriage bonds. The box also contains correspondence concerning the collection, and copies of Bill Creech's "I Remember Hamlet" column for the  Hamlet News-Messenger,1982-1989.Note that file numbers 94A to 99A were never assigned to any folder so this box really begins with file number 100A.

Box: PC.1998.102  
109A.

Scope and Content

This box contains essays written for the Rockingham Civitan Club's annual Citizenship Essay Contest,1961-1971.

Box: PC.1998.103  
110A to 154A.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence concerning, and donations to the collection during the1980s.

Box: PC.1998.104  
155A to 165A.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence concerning, and donations to the collection,1984-1987.

Item: PC.1998.105  
165A. Book.

Scope and Content

Coldham, Peter Wilson.  American Loyalist Claims. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1980.

Box: PC.1998.106  
166A to 189A.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence regarding the collection, newsletters of historical societies, a manuscript on Highland Scots in North Carolina, and an inventory of the publications subseries (files 185A and 185B) of this collection. Files 174A and 176A have been separated out from this box to their own boxes which follow.

Box: PC.1998.107 to PC.1998.109  
174A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
3 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain primary source materials relating to Frank Isaac Mason's family. Frank Mason died in 1943. In the Spring of 1986 the family sold the Mason house, and at that time the records in these 3 boxes were left behind and collected by Joe McLaurin. Materials include black and white photographs, a scrapbook, the family bible of Mrs. Frank I. Mason (in very fragile condition), and a 1943 account book. The majority of the photographs are either cartes de visite or on cardstock, but there is one tintype. The photographs are largely unidentified and undated, but probably date from the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries. Identified photographs include P. Mason and E.P. Mason; S.J. Mason; the grave of Eunice Mason; Newton O. "Newt" Mason; Mr. and Mrs. James Green; and men in the public square of Demopolis, Alabama after the blizzard in February 1899. See also 60A.256 to 60A.259. An inventory of the contents of each box is in the first folder of the first box.

Item: PC.1998.110  
176A. Book.

Scope and Content

 Young American Patriots: The Youth of North Carolina in World War II. Richmond, VA: National Publishing Co., 1948.

Box: PC.1998.111 to PC.1998.124  
190A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
14 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain J.P. Leak III's scrapbooks, business files, and financial records along with genealogical research on the Leak, Dockery, and Harrington families. A folder level inventory is available in the first folder of the first box (PC.1998.111).

Box: PC.1998.125  
191A to 201A.

Scope and Content

This box contains writings on North Carolina history, news clippings, abstracts of news stories, and newsletters from genealogical and historical societies.

Box: PC.1998.126 to PC.1998.127  
201A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain newsletters from genealogical and historical societies.

Box: PC.1998.128  
202A to 244A.

Scope and Content

This box contains inventories of the cassette tapes found in the next four boxes. Also included are copies of obituaries, and a file on the 1996 wedding of Sarah Alison Robbins to Francis Brent Neal, Jr.

Box: PC.1998.129 to PC.1998.132  
202A to 204A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
4 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes hold audio cassette tapes. The tapes numbered 202A contain news about President Richard Nixon's resignation. The tapes numbered 203A contain interviews of Richmond County residents done by John Patrick Hutchinson for the "D" Series of this collection. The tapes numbered 204A contain recordings from members of Joe McLaurin's family. These family tapes contain personal and business matters. Inventories of all cassette tapes can be found in box PC.1998.128.

Box: PC.1998.133 to PC.1998.135  
245A.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
3 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes hold Joe McLaurin's collection of almanacs. They are arranged alphabetically, and the first folder of the first box contains an inventory of the almanacs. Most of the almanacs date from the first half of the 20th century, although a few are from the mid to late 19th century.

Box: PC.1998.136  
304A to 928A.

Scope and Content

This box contains copies of materials from the State Archives in Raleigh, N.C. Copies include records from the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions; abstracts of homestead exemptions; wills; divorces; trade licenses; slaves records; and Road, Bridge and Ferry Records. The final folder in this box holds the photographic negatives for the oversized prints that are held in the map cases.

Box: PC.1998.137 to PC.1998.140  
Unnumbered 1.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
4 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain descriptions of special events, places, and businesses in and around Richmond County, N.C. They are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box: PC.1998.141  
Unnumbered 2.

Scope and Content

This box contains printouts of emails to and from Joe McLaurin, lists of genealogical societies, used book dealers, lists of newspapers in North Carolina, and information from and about the State Archives of North Carolina in Raleigh.

Box: PC.1998.142  
Unnumbered 3.

Scope and Content

This box contains materials concerning the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission,1984-2000.

Box: PC.1998.143  
Unnumbered 4.

Scope and Content

This box contains notes McLaurin made on how to develop plots and characters in fiction writings.

Box: PC.1998.144.1 to PC.1998.144.68  
20A. William G. Pittman, Attorney Subseries
1917-1953

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
68 boxes

Scope and Content

William Gladstone Pittman (1899 to 1979) was an attorney in Rockingham, N.C. Pittman handled both civil and criminal cases, however the bulk of his practice dealt with civil cases. The majority of these civil cases were real estate matters, especially mortgages. Other predominant civil matters in the Pittman files revolve around debt collections, bankruptcy, and divorce settlements. On 10 April 1980 J. Neal Cadieu, Jr. bought the William G. Pittman Homeplace at auction. Cadieu donated Pittman's papers to McLaurin's Richmond County History Collection. Joe McLaurin assigned these folders with numbers beginning with 20A and file number following, for example 20A.1. The file dealing with Cadieu's purchase of the papers and their donation to Mr. McLaurin is in box PC.1998.68. Due to the number of boxes in the Pittman Papers, they have been separated out into a subseries of the Richmond County History Series. An box inventory of this subseries is in the first folder of the first box of this subseries.

Box: PC.1998.145.1 to PC.1998.145.106  
40.26A Charles Sauls Photographs Subseries
1954-1965, and n.d.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Boxes
106.00

Scope and Content

Charles Sauls (May 20, 1935 to May 20, 1994) operated a photography studio in Rockingham, N.C. from 1954 to 1965. In July 1988 Sauls placed a classified ad in the Richmond County Daily Journal offering to sell his negatives and prints. Joe McLaurin purchased the collection and assigned the number 40.26A to the subseries. Charles Sauls had placed his photographs into numbered envelopes. The Archives has kept those envelope numbers as file numbers for its numbering purposes. Charles Sauls took concentrated on portraits and weddings, but also did work as a photographer for some of the local newspapers. This subseries contains portraits, wedding photographs, funerals, commercial photography, coverage of community events and images of Rockingham. The sub-series is divided into five sub-sub-series based on Sauls' filing system. Each of the five sub-subseries has been fully inventoried and printed. These inventories are available in the last box of the entire subseries (PC.1998.145 Box 106).

Charles Sauls Photographs Sub-subseries 1.
Scope and Content

Boxes PC.1998.145.1 to PC.1998.145.11 hold the first sub-subseries which consists of envelopes Charles Sauls numbered 1,002 to 50,082. These envelopes hold negatives and prints with identified subjects from 1954 to 1956. There are large gaps in the numbering of envelopes.

Charles Sauls Photographs Sub-subseries 2.
Scope and Content

Boxes PC.1998.145.12 to PC.1998.145.14 hold the second sub-subseries which consists photographs filed alphabetically by subject. The sub-subseries begins with the letter A, but Sauls discontinued this methodology after the M. The photographs in this sub-subseries are from the years 1957 and 1958.

Charles Sauls Photographs Sub-subseries 3.
Scope and Content

This is the largest of the five sub-subseries. Boxes PC.1998.145.15 to PC.1998.145.91 renews the numbered envelope filing system, beginning with envelope number 1,001 and ending with number 10,083. The majority of these photographs are clearly identified by subject and cover the years 1958 to 1965.

Charles Sauls Photographs Sub-subseries 4.
Scope and Content

Boxes PC.1998.145.92 to PC.1998.145.101 hold photographs that Sauls identified by subject but did not assign an envelope number. The archivist has assigned envelope numbers to them ranging 1 to 730. Most of these negatives and prints are undated, but they appear to have been taken between 1955 and 1965. This sub-subseries contains Sauls' coverage of the Frank Wetzel trial for murder in 1958.

Charles Sauls Photographs Sub-subseries 5.
Scope and Content

Boxes PC.1998.145.102 to PC.1998.145.106 hold the final sub-subseries of Sauls' photographs. Like the previous sub-subseries, these photographs were not assigned an envelope number. The archivist thus assigned numbers to the envelopes ranging 1 to 516. The majority of these negatives and prints are unidentified and undated. The final box (PC.1998.145.106) holds the detailed inventories for the entire Charles Sauls Photographs Subseries.

Box: PC.1998.146.1 to PC.1998.146.82  
45A. Newspapers Subseries.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
82 boxes

Scope and Content

Joe McLaurin collected many newspapers from Richmond County, and assigned them to a sub-series that he labeled 45A. Each paper has its own file number, for example 45A.1. Certain papers were donated to the collection by friends of Joe McLaurin's, and certain papers he collected himself. The papers are arranged by time of collection rather than by title. The first folder of the first box (PC.1998.146.1) contains an inventoried index of every paper and its folder number. The majority of the issues are from the following papers:  Richmond County Journal,1934-1963;  Richmond County Daily Journal,1968-1996;and  Rockingham Post-Dispatch,1917-1964; plus short runs of many smaller publications from around North Carolina. Some of the papers date back to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The  Richmond County Journal,  Richmond County Daily Journal,  Hamlet News-Messenger,and the  Richmond Headlight have been microfilmed and can be accessed at the State Library in that format. This subseries has not been rehoused into archival-grade boxes, but has been kept in the original boxes.

Box: PC.1998.147.1 to PC.1998.147.37  
60A. Primary Sources Subseries.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
37 boxes

Scope and Content

This subseries contains mainly primary source material that Joe McLaurin gathered Richmond County and its families to aid him in his genealogical research. He assigned the number 60A to this subseries, and assigned folder numbers to the files following, for example 60A.1. A box listing and folder inventory for the subseries is in the first folder of the first box (PC.1998.147.1). The first folder of the first box contains an inventoried index of the folders in this subseries. Box PC.1998.147.4 contains two restricted folders (60A.95a and 60A.95b) containing correspondence responding to personal advertisements in the1980s.Prominent subjects include original correspondence from John A. McDonald and R. T. Pate,1900-1933;Rockingham's bicentennial celebration; records of Isaac S. London, editor of the  Post-Dispatch;a1918 audit report for Rockingham; records concerning Walter E. McNair; original business records for McRae Grocery Store and the Capel Grocery Store; papers of Wilton Ward Fielder; scrapbooks and photograph albums; medical journals from Dr. James Madison Covington; original papers of Frank Isaac Mason and his family,1888-1943; original papers of Stewart Gordon, former Mayor of Hamlet,1947-1949; and records of J.C. Terry's family. The subseries also contains files dealing with the Redevelopment Commission of Rockingham, 1963 to 1969. There are also files dealing with U.S. Army maneuvers at Camp Mackall during World War II. Local church histories; the Dockery, Leak, Ledbetter, and Steele families are also included in the subseries.

Item: PC.1998.148.1 to PC.1998.148.158  
185A and 185B Publications Subseries.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
158 books and boxes
Physical Description
Boxes
158.00

Scope and Content

This subseries contains Joe McLaurin's collection of books and publications about the history of Richmond County and the genealogies of families from that area. He divided his library into two sub-sub-series, 185A and 185B, but no reason is given for the division. Each book has a number following the sub-series number, for example 185A.1. When filling out call slips at the Reference Desk for items from this subseries, it is important to include McLaurin's file number (e.g. 185A.44) as well as the box or volume number (e.g. PC.1998.50). This will assist the reference archivist in properly locating the correct book or publication. An item level inventory of 185A and 185B can be found in their corresponding folders in box PC.1998.106. Most of the publications deal with genealogical subject matters or are research aids to North Carolina history. Because of the limited publication runs of many of these books, they represent a valuable resource for the genealogical research of families from Richmond County, North Carolina.

Box: PC.1998.149.1 to PC.1998.149.32  
218A. Nick Lovin Photographs Subseries
1933-1985.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
Boxes
21.00
Flat boxes
10.00
Slim boxes
1.00

Scope and Content

Nick Lovin (October 16, 1942 to February 9, 1985) was a professional photographer in Richmond County for many years before he died of a heart attack in 1985 at the age of 42. Before his death Lovin also contributed photographs to the  Richmond County Daily Journal. In 1995 Lovin's widow Bobby Sue sold his photographs to Joe McLaurin who assigned the number 218A to the sub-series. There are three sub-sub-series within this subseries. A printed inventory of the Lovin subseries is provided in the last folder of the first box of this series (PC.1998.149 Box 1).

Nick Lovin Contact Prints
1974-1976.
Scope and Content

Box PC.1998.149.1 holds the first sub-subseries which consists of black and white, 35 mm contact print sheets. Some of the contact sheets have been at least partially identified by the place where they were taken. The contact prints cover a period from January 1974 to October 1976. This box also holds a detailed inventory of the entire subseries.

Nick Lovin Professional Work
1974-1985.
Scope and Content

Boxes PC.1998.149.2 to PC.1998.149.21 hold the largest of the three sub-subseries of Nick Lovin's photographs. The photographs in these boxes cover his professional work. The majority of these negatives and prints are clearly identified by subject and date. Lovin used letters in his filing system to indicate the type of photographic subjects. AB stands for Anniversary/Birthday, C stands for Commercial, CP stands for Copy Print, PA stands for Passport, PO stands for Portrait, and W stands for Wedding. These letters are followed by a series of numbers indicating the month and year the photo was taken. An example of this numbering system would be: W982-1 which would indicate the first wedding for September 1982.

Prints Donated by James Hampton
1933-1970s.
Scope and Content

Boxes PC.1998.149.22 to PC.1998.149.32 hold the final sub-subseries of the Nick Lovin photographs. Included in the Nick Lovin photographs was a series of old prints of class photographs from Hamlet schools. They appear to have been donated to Nick Lovin by James Hampton of Hamlet, North Carolina. Hamlet Elementary, Hamlet Ave. School, and Hamlet High School are represented here. Most of the photographs appear to have been taken in order to be included in the schools' yearbooks. The majority of the portraits are unidentified and badly curled due to having been wrapped in rubberbands for years. A few of the early class pictures do have the students identified. Since most of the individual portraits are undated and unidentified, it is recommended that researchers seek out the actual school yearbooks as finding a particular student might be frustrating here.

Physical Description
9 boxes

In 1981, the Richmond County Historical Collection began conducting interviews with individuals in every part of the county. A special effort was made to locate and interview senior citizens. The interviewers placed particular emphasis on gathering family histories and significant events within the subject's life or family. Additional emphasis was placed on knowledge or reminiscences of events that occurred in their area which helped shape some aspect of Richmond County's history. Joe McLaurin assigned the letter D to his interview files. Interview files D.001 to D.170 were conducted by Mrs. Sallie Boyd Long, and her notes and workpapers for these interviews are filed in Richmond County History Collection "A" Series file 60A.161. Interview files D.201 to D.259 were conducted by John Patrick Hutchinson, and his recording tapes can be found in Richmond County History Collection "A" Series box 203A. Interview files D.260 to D.287 were conducted by Clark Cox. An alphabetical index of interviewed persons and their corresponding file numbers is located in the final box of the series.

Box: PC.1998.150  
D.1 to D.38.

Box: PC.1998.151  
D.39 to D.75.

Box: PC.1998.152  
D.76 to D.111.

Box: PC.1998.153  
D.112 to D.149.

Box: PC.1998.154  
D.150 to D.199.

Box: PC.1998.155  
D.200 to D.227.

Box: PC.1998.156  
D.228 to D.255.

Box: PC.1998.157  
D.256 to D.287.

Box: PC.1998.158  
Index to "D" Series Interview Files.

Physical Description
75 boxes and volumes
Physical Description
Boxes
87.00

The majority of this series includes files of researchers requesting assistance from Joe McLaurin. However there are other files within the series that are not researcher requests. These include files from E. Bert McLaurin's work at Richmond County Savings and Loan, four family bibles, and Joe McLaurin's book  Richmond County Record. Joe McLaurin assigned the number R to this series. He began assigning each researcher an individual number in this manner: R.1, but eventually replaced that by assigning each researcher the prefix R.60 followed by a specific number for each researcher in this manner: R.60_100. Eventually McLaurin dropped the R.60 prefix and reverted back to assigning researchers their own specific number. When filling out call slips at the Reference Desk, it may be helpful to include the file number (e.g. R.60_125) as well as the box number (e.g. PC.1998.167). An index of the researchers that McLaurin assisted can be found in boxes PC.1998.229 to PC.1998.231. This index is probably the best place to start when trying to find the research and correspondence for a particular individual.

Box: PC.1998.159  
R.1 to R.24. Information Source References.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Item: PC.1998.160  
R.24B. Book.

Scope and Content

Gregg, E. Stuart, Jr., comp.  A Pictorial Pedigree. Columbia, SC: R.L. Bryan Co., 1977.

Box: PC.1998.161  
R.25 to R.54. Information Source References.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.162  
R.55_33 to R.55_34.

Scope and Content

This box contains the correspondence of Joe McLaurin's father, E. Bert McLaurin.

Box: PC.1998.163 to PC.1998.164  
R.55_35.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain financial papers of E. Bert McLaurin and his work at Richmond County Savings and Loan.

Box: PC.1998.165  
R.60_1 to R.60_49.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.166  
R.60_50 to R.60_119.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.167  
R.60_120 to R.60_159.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.168  
R.60_160 to R.60_175.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.169  
R.60_176 to R.60_199.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.170  
R.60_200 to R.60_212.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.171  
R.60_213 to R.60_232.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.172  
R.60_233 to R.60_267.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.173  
R.60_268 to R.60_289.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.174  
R.60_290 to R.60_295.39.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.175  
R.60_295.40 to R.60_299.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of personal interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.176  
R.60_301 to R.60_334.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.177  
R.60_335 to R.60_355.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.178  
R.60_356 to R.60_369.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.179  
R.60_370 to R.60_379.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.180  
R.60_380 to R.60_385.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.181  
R.60_386 to R.60_405.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.182  
R.60_406 to R.60_414.05.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.183  
R.60_414.06 to R.60_422.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.184  
R.60_423 to R.60_462.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.185  
R.60_463 to R.60_473.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.186  
R.60_475 to R.60_492.19.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.187  
R.60_492.20 to R.60_499.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.188  
R.60_502 to R.60_517.29.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.189  
R.60_517.30 to R.60_528.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.190  
R.60_529 to R.60_541.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.191  
R.60_542 to R.60_582.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.192  
R.60_583 to R.60_620.09.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.193  
R.60_620.10 to R.60_620.43.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.194  
R.60_620.44 to R.60_620.47.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.195  
R.60_620.48.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.196  
R.60_620.49 to R.60_620.65.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.197  
R.60_620.66 to R.60_620.75.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.198  
R.60_620.76 to R.60_620.92.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.199  
R.60_620.93 to R.60_620.101.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.200  
R.60_620.102 to R.60_620.111.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.201  
R.60_620.112 to R.60_620.117D.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.202  
R.60_620.117E to R.60_643.

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.203  
R.60_644 to R.60_677

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.204  
R.60_678 to R.60_708

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.205  
R.60_709 to R.60_724

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.206  
R.60_725 to R.60_759

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.207  
R.60_761 to R.60_799

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.208  
R.60_800 to R.60_834

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.209  
R.60_835 to R.60_879

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.210  
R.60_880 to R.60_922

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.211  
R.60_923 to R.60_956

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.212  
R.60_957 to R.60_1020

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.213  
R.60_1021 to R.60_1069

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.214  
R.60_1070 to R.60_1145

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.215  
R.60_1146 to R.60_1206

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.216  
R.60_1207 to R.60_1249

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.217  
R.60_1250 to R.60_1309

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.218  
R.60_1310 to R.60_1341

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.219  
R.71 to R.100

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.220  
R.101 to R.160

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.221  
R.161 to R.219

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series.

Box: PC.1998.222  
R.220 to R.272 and R.1200

Scope and Content

This box contains correspondence and records of interactions with genealogical researchers seeking Joe McLaurin's assistance. An alphabetical index cross-referenced with the file numbers in this box can be found at the end of this series. R.256 (4 boxes) separated out.

Box: PC.1998.223 to PC.1998.226  
R.256.1 to R.256.4. Family Bibles.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
4 boxes

Scope and Content

R.256.1 contains the Parham Family Bible, R.256.2 contains the Weatherly Family Bible, R.256.3 contains the Willis Family Bible, and R.256.4 contains the Fountain Family Bible. The genealogical information pages from these family Bibles have been scanned into the Bible Records Project.

Box: PC.1998.227  
R Series: Society of Richmond County Descendants Newsletters
1988-1997

Scope and Content

This box holds the newsletters Joe McLaurin created to update subscribers on his research and his collection.

Item: PC.1998.228  
Book.

Scope and Content

McLaurin, Joe M., ed.  Richmond County Record: The Journal of the Society of Richmond County Descendants. Salem, Ma.: Higginson Book Company, 1999.

Box: PC.1998.229 to PC.1998.231  
R Series Index to Researchers

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
3 boxes

Scope and Content

These three boxes contain an alphabetical listing of the researchers who contacted Joe McLaurin for genealogical assistance. Box 1 contains A to F, Box 2 contains G to M, Box 3 contains N to Z.

Box: PC.1998.232 to PC.1998.234  
R Series: Society of Loyalist Descendants.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
3 boxes

Scope and Content

These boxes contain research requests from members of the Society of Loyalist Descendants looking for assistance from Joe McLaurin. Joe McLaurin did not assign R numbers to these files, but as they are research requests, they fit nicely into this series. Joe McLaurin did stamp each file with a number beginning with 581. There was no explanation for this numbering. Boxes PC.1998.232 and PC.1998.233 contain research requests, and box PC.1998.234 contains the society's newsletters from 1986 to 1990.

Physical Description
15 boxes
Physical Description
Boxes
25.00

The North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians became the North Carolina Society of Historians in 1987. This series contains records of the society's annual meetings from 1983 to 1991. Special emphasis is given to the awards the society handed out each year for various categories of research such as local history, biography, and genealogy. The series also contains membership roles for the society. Joe McLaurin served as president of the society for several years within the scope of this series, and was the society's Historian of the Year in 1982.

Box: PC.1998.235  
North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians Organizational Materials and Annual Meetings
1983-1984

Box: PC.1998.236  
North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians Annual Meetings
1985-1986

Box: PC.1998.237  
North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians Newsletters
1986

Box: PC.1998.238 to PC.1998.239  
North Carolina Society of Historians Annual Meeting
1987

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Box: PC.1998.240 to PC.1998.241  
North Carolina Society of Historians Annual Meeting
1988

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Box: PC.1998.242 to PC.1998.243  
North Carolina Society of Historians Annual Meeting
1989

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
2 boxes

Box: PC.1998.244  
North Carolina Society of Historians Annual Meeting
1990

Box: PC.1998.245  
North Carolina Society of Historians Annual Meeting
1991

Box: PC.1998.246 to PC.1998.249  
North Carolina Society of Historians Members.

Descriptive Information
Physical Description
4 boxes

Scope and Content

Information rolls of society members, arranged alphabetically by member name. Box PC.1998.246 contains A and B; Box PC.1998.247 contains C through K; Box PC.1998.248 contains L through Sm; and Box PC.1998.249 contains Sp through Y.

Three oversized envelopes separated from the main collection and stored with the other oversized private collections on Archives stack level 3B. This last series consists of three (3) map-sized folders holding oversized photographic prints. The archives made negatives of the prints, and these negatives have been placed in the last folder of box PC.1998.136. The prints in this series are of a variety of subjects, but were not labeled with a number from Joe McLaurin's system and so can not be fitted into any particular series. The prints in this series are described at item level inside each map folder listed below.

Box: PC.1998.250  
Oversized Prints Folder 1.

60A.350a.02.
Scope and Content

Elizabeth B. Zucker's certificate license to practice law in the state of New York. The license measures 16x20 inches and is dated1 March 1952.

Rockingham Commandery no. 23 Knights Templar
11 October 1922.
Scope and Content

Black and white panoramic group photographic print of the Commandery. The members are in full dress uniform including helmets and swords. The members pictured in the photograph are not identified. The photograph was taken by the Moons Commercial and Home Photographers of Charlotte, North Carolina. The left side of the print is chipped and damaged. The print measures 8x30 inches.

Entwistle Manufacturing Company, Rockingham, NC.
Scope and Content

Black and white photographic image of the Entwistle Manufacturing plant. In the foreground of the image is a hand-drawn locomotive and railroad track running in front of the factory. The print is mounted on card backing, and has been removed from a frame. The item measures 18x24 inches. The image was produced by the Van Art Company of New York. While it is undated, it is probable that it dates to the early 1920s.

Aleo Manufacturing Company, Second Shift Employees
7 May 1957.
Scope and Content

Black and white panoramic group photographic print of some of the second shift employees for the company. Entwistle Manufacturing became Aleo Manufacturing in 1946. Included with the photograph is a listing of all the employees in the picture. The picture was taken by Swift Photo Service. The print measures 8x28 inches.

Group of People in Church.
Scope and Content

Black and white, 11x14 inch photographic print of a group of people standing in a church. Behind them on the right side are organ pipes which may help to identify the church. The picture is damaged, with tears in three places. The people in the picture are not identified, and although the picture is undated, it was probably taken in the late 1950s to early 1960s.

Box: PC.1998.251  
Oversized Prints Folder 2.

Scope and Content

The prints in this folder are of store fronts along Washington Street, with the viewer looking south. They are undated, and the purpose of the photographs is unknown. However, a scrap of paper was included with these items that reads "Smithfield Plan" 1964, PD 7/16/1964 (45A.446). The file number referenced is in the Newspapers subseries listed in this finding aid above. An article in that issue of the  Post-Dispatch of16 July 1964 refers to a group of Rockingham businessmen going to Smithfield, North Carolina to view the town's covered walkway. While the photographs in PC.1998.251 and PC.1998.252 are undated, some clues appear that help to narrow down the time. One of the shops shown in these photographs is the  Sandhill Independent Newspaper which operated from1963 to 1965, and a movie theater marquee for  Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion which was released in the summer of 1965. The photographs in this folder are described at item level below.

Store Fronts on Washington Street, Rockingham, N.C., Facing South Number 1.
Scope and Content

A series of six black and white prints pasted together on card backing to form a panoramic view of the street. Store fronts pictured include W.A. Currie Sporting Goods, Stelens, the Manufacturers Building, and a dress shop. The item measures 8.5 x 40 inches and the card backing is slightly concave rather.

Store Fronts on Washington Street, Rockingham, N.C., Facing South Number 2.
Scope and Content

A series of five black and white prints pasted together on card backing to form a panoramic view of the street. Store fronts pictured include a dress shop, a coffee shop, the Jewel Box, and the Rockingham Hotel. The item measures 8.5 x 40 inches and the card backing is slightly concave rather.

Store Fronts on Washington Street, Rockingham, N.C., Facing South Number 3.
Scope and Content

A series of four black and white prints pasted together on card backing to form a panoramic view of the street. Store fronts pictured include the W.H. Parker Insurance Agency, and Belks department store. The item measures 8.5 x 40 inches and the card backing is slightly concave rather.

Store Fronts on Washington Street, Rockingham, N.C., Facing South Number 4.
Scope and Content

A series of four black and white prints pasted together on card backing to form a panoramic view of the street. Store fronts pictured include Collins, Cato's, and Wood's 5 and 10 Cent Store. The item measures 7.5 x 40 inches and the card backing is slightly concave rather.

Box: PC.1998.252  
Oversized Prints Folder 3.

Scope and Content

The prints in this folder are of store fronts along Washington Street, with the viewer looking south. They are undated, and the purpose of the photographs is unknown. However, a scrap of paper was included with these items that reads "Smithfield Plan" 1964, PD 7/16/1964 (45A.446). The file number referenced is in the Newspapers subseries listed in this finding aid above. An article in that issue of the  Post-Dispatch of16 July 1964 refers to a group of Rockingham businessmen going to Smithfield, North Carolina to view the town's covered walkway. While the photographs in PC.1998.251 and PC.1998.252 are undated, some clues appear that help to narrow down the time. One of the shops shown in these photographs is the  Sandhill Independent Newspaper which operated from1963 to 1965, and a movie theater marquee for  Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion which was released in the summer of 1965. The photographs in this folder are described at item level below.

Store Fronts on Washington Street, Rockingham, N.C., Facing North Number 1.
Scope and Content

A series of seven black and white prints pasted together on card backing to form a panoramic view of the street. Store fronts pictured include Economy Auto Supply, John's Music Shop, a movie theater advertizing  Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion, a U.S. Army Recruiting Center, a clothing store, and the General Office Equipment Company. The item measures 8.5 x 40 inches and the card backing is slightly concave rather.

Store Fronts on Washington Street, Rockingham, N.C., Facing North Number 2.
Scope and Content

A series of four black and white prints pasted together on card backing to form a panoramic view of the street. Store fronts pictured include Hough Hardware, Jerry's Thrift Shop, Alamo Studios, and Richmond County Bank. The item measures 8x32 inches and the card backing is slightly concave rather.

Store Fronts on Washington Street, Rockingham, N.C., Facing North Number 3.
Scope and Content

A series of six black and white prints pasted together on card backing to form a panoramic view of the street. Store fronts pictured include the Sandhill Independent, Richmond County Journal, Gibbs Food Center, the Strand Theatre, and Hough Hardware. While the items is numbered 3 out of 3, it may actually be the second item in this set due to the location of Hough Hardware. The item measures 8x40 inches and the card backing is slightly concave rather.