Julia Culbreth Gray Papers, PC.5291

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Julia Culbreth Gray Papers, PC.5291

Abstract

Julia Culbreth Gray (1890-1970) owned and operated a rental property in Nags Head, N.C., in addition to doll shops in Washington, D.C. and on Roanoke Island, N.C. This collection consists of correspondence regarding her rental property as well as an invitation to a cocktail party honoring actor Forrest Tucker and a program for performances related to her doll business.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Julia Culbreth Gray Papers
Call Number
PC.5291
Creator
Gray, Julia Culbreth, 1890-1970
Date
1946-1953
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 the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5291, Julia Culbreth Gray Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

This collection consists of materials related to Julia Culbreth Gray's time as a property and business owner in Nags Head, NC. Materials include a program for a local church production using Gray's bible story dolls, an invitation to a cocktail party celebrating actor Forrest Tucker's performance in "Wild Blue Yonder", and correspondence regarding Gray's Nags Head rental property. Materials date from 1946 to 1953.

Arrangement Note

Materials arranged chronologically.

Biographical/Historical

Julia Culbreth Gray was born 21 November 1890 to Neil and Nancy Culbreth. She married Walter Gray in 1918. Together, the couple had one son, Walter Gray, Jr., a longtime resident and business owner in Nags Head, N.C. From the 1940s on, Julia owned and operated doll shops in Washington, D.C. and on Roanoke Island, N.C. Her dolls represented Biblical characters and historic figures, and she often participated in performances using these dolls in Washington, D.C. and the Outer Banks. Gray also owned and operated a rental property in Nags Head, NC beginning in 1949. Julia Culbreth Gray died 4 January 1970.

Contents of the Collection

1. Julia Culbreth Gray Papers, 1946-1953

Subject Headings

  • Republic Pictures Corporation
  • Dolls
  • Real property--North Carolina--Nags Head
  • Women-owned business enterprises--North Carolina--Roanoke Island
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Walter Gray, August 2001.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by McKenzie Long, May 2019.