Finding Aid of the R. Oscar Frost Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1914/1917">1914-1917</date>, PC.5023

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Finding Aid of the R. Oscar Frost Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1914/1917">1914-1917</date>, PC.5023

Abstract

R. Oscar Frost (1883-1980) was an African-American citizen of prominence in Currituck County. Mr. Frost was employed as a school teacher in Currituck County in the early part of the 20th Century and lobbied for improvements to schools for black students. The Robert Oscar Frost papers consist of documents related to Currituck County's early black schools, personal financial records such as cancelled checks and receipts, insurance papers and correspondence. There are also items relating to the Knights of Pythias, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Frost's work at the Hampton Institute (Hampton, Virginia) and personal papers from the Frost and Wilson (Mrs. Frost's maiden name) families (Currituck County, N.C.).

Descriptive Summary

Title
R. Oscar Frost Papers
Call Number
PC.5023
Creator
Frost, Robert Oscar
Date
1895-1960 and undated
Extent
0.50 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5023, R. Oscar Frost Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Robert Oscar Frost papers consist of documents related to Currituck County's early black schools, personal financial records such as cancelled checks and receipts, insurance papers and correspondence. There are also items relating to the Knights of Pythias, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Frost's work at the Hampton Institute (Hampton, Virginia) and personal papers from the Frost and Wilson (Mrs. Frost's maiden name) families (Currituck County, N.C.).

Arrangement Note

The R. Oscar Frost papers are arranged by subject.

Biographical Note

R. Oscar Frost (1883-1980) was an African-American citizen of prominence in Currituck County. Mr. Frost was employed as a school teacher in Currituck County in the early part of the 20th Century and lobbied for improvements to schools for black students.

Contents of the Collection

1. Charlie Wilson Correspondence

2. R.O. Frost Correspondence,1941

3. Robert Frost, Sr.

4. R.O. Frost, Hampton Institute,1914

5. R.O. Frost Correspondence Prior to 1914

6. Harriet Frost, Emma Wilson Frost

7. Currituck County Schools

8. Doctor and Hospital Bills to Jerome Wilson in reference to his daughter, Florence Wilson, chiefly, 1917

9. Clara Wilson Correspondence, chiefly, 1916

10. R.O. Frost Family Finances, Receipts, Debts, Canceled Checks,1915-1960

11. Frost Family, Insurance

12. Florence Wilson Correspondence, chiefly, 1924

13. Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Eastern Star

14. Knights of Pythias,1917-1924

15. Robert O. Frost Astrology

16. Wilson and Simmons Families, Correspondence and Financial Papers

17. Photographs

18. 8th grade exam (Maggie Wescott), Farm Machinery Repair Lists, Correspondence, Clippings, Receipts, Ephemera

Subject Headings

  • Frost, Emma Wilson
  • Frost, Harriet
  • Frost, Robert Oscar
  • Wescott, Maggie
  • Wilson, Clara
  • Wilson, Florence
  • Wilson, Jerome
  • Frost family
  • Wilson family
  • Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
  • Hampton Institute
  • Knights of Pythias
  • African Americans--Education--North Carolina
  • Teachers--North Carolina
  • Currituck County (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Larry Sanderlin, October 2006.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Sarah S. Downing, 1997.
  • Encoded by Christine A. Dumoulin, December 2007.