Finding Aid of the Minneapolis Public Library Collection, PHC.58


Finding Aid of the Minneapolis Public Library Collection, PHC.58


This collection includes photographs depicting: the Barrage Balloon Training Center at Camp Davis; football players from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University; Black Mountain College buildings, students and faculty members; various public officials and other individuals.

Descriptive Summary

Minneapolis Public Library Collection
Call Number
Minneapolis Public Library. Special Collections Dept.
c. 1930s - c. 1940s
56.00 items
State Archives of North Carolina

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Access Restrictions

Available for research.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by 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 the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PhC.58, Minneapolis Public Library Collection, State Archives of North Carolina; Raleigh, NC.

Collection Overview

This collection includes various wire service photographs and newspaper clippings donated by the Minneapolis Public Library. The groupings of images reflect the order in which the materials were donated to the archives.

The first group of photographs includes an image of George Barclay, captain and guard on the University of North Carolina Football Team in 1934. The player, who was selected All American that year, is photographed in the classic pose of a crouching lineman. It is an Associated Press photograph. The other two photographs contain images of a barrage balloon being tested at the Barrage Balloon Training Center at Camp Davis, North Carolina in 1941. The first print shows Col. Robert Arthur, Coast Artillery Commanding Officer, with Lt. Col. M. E. McHugo, Commander of the 3rd Balloon Squadron, Air Corps, posing in front of the first barrage balloon being inflated at the training, center, June 27, 1941. It is a Wide World Photo. The second print shows the first barrage balloon taking to the air. The D5 Dilatable Type of low altitude aircraft is being teathered by servicemen on the ground, and many structures at Camp Davis are visible in the photograph. It is also a World Wide Photo. These prints have been copied for the permanent file and are numbered N. 95.2s.

The second group includes photographs of North Carolina Senator Josiah William Bailey (1873-1946), a member of Congress from 1931 to 1946 and chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. In addition, there are photographs of Bill Bailey, a member of the 1938 Duke University Football Team.

The third, fourth and fifth groups contain photos of various individuals including lawyers, judges, public officials, football players, golfer Johnnie Palmer and labor organizer Fred E. Beal. The fifth group also includes photographs of Black Mountain College taken in the 1930s.

Arrangement Note

The arrangement of the series in this collection reflect the order in which the materials were donated to the archives.

Biographical/Historical note

The materials in this collection were donated by the Minneapolis Public Library. Many of the photographs originated from the Associated Press.

Contents of the Collection

1. Group 1

1. George Barclay, football player, University of North Carolina., 1934
Box 58.1
2. Barrage Balloon at Camp Davis, North Carolina with Col. Robert McArthur and Lt. Col. M. E. McHugo., 1941
3. Barrage Balloon at Camp Davis, North Carolina, balloon rising over base showing servicemen and buildings., 1941

2. Group 2

Scope and Contents note:

The photographs are organized chronologically and by name.

1. Josiah William Bailey, portrait, A.P. Photo., 1930
2. Senator elect Josiah William Bailey and Senator elect Cameron Morrison pose near U.S. Capitol., December 17, 1930
3. Josiah W. Bailey and Mrs. Bailey (Edith Pou) pose with their five children., February 17, 1931
4. Josiah W. Bailey in session, A.P. Wire Photo., October 3, 1935
5. Josiah W. Bailey outside U.S. Capitol, A.P. Wire Photo., July, 1937
6. Josiah W. Bailey, portrait., 1938
7. Josiah W. Bailey in session., 1939
8. Josiah W. Bailey, portrait, A.P., 1940
9. Admiral Emory S. Land and Senator Josiah W. Bailey., 1941
10. Senator Josiah W. Bailey confers with Fred M. Vinson, A.P. Photo., 1945
11. Josiah W. Bailey, portrait., ca. 1946
12. Bill Bailey, football player (end), Duke University., 1938
13. Bill Bailey and Bob O'Mara, football players for Duke University, engage in horseplay aboard the train taking them from Durham to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl, A.P. Wire Photo., December, 1938

3. Group 3

1. Johnnie Palmer, golfer, 5 prints.
2. Judge John J. Parker, jurist, 2 prints and newspaper clippings.
3. Geraldine Wilkie, Rutherfordton resident, 1 print and clipping.

4. Group 4

1. R. H. Askew, evangelist from Goldsboro, 5 prints and I group of clippings., 1934
2. Charles W. Bagby, attorney, Hickory, 1 print., 1937
3. Graham Barden, congressman, 1 print., 1939
4. Bob Barnett, football player, Duke University, 1 print., 1941
5. M. V. Barnhill, judge, 2 prints., 1929
6. Osmond Barringer, driver for President Roosevelt in Charlotte, 1 print., 1936
7. Eloise Barwick, Raleigh, most beautiful coed at UNC, 1 print., 1932

5. Group 5

Scope and Contents note:

The photographs are alphabetically arranged by name.

1. Fred Erwin Beal, labor organizer., October 1939
2. Fred Erwin Beal, labor organizer., October 1939
3. Black Mountain College., 1939
4. Black Mountain College., 1939
5. Black Mountain College., 1939
6. Black Mountain College., 1939
7. Black Mountain College., 1939
8. Black Mountain College, Josef Albers' art class., 1939
9. Black Mountain College., 1939
10. Black Mountain College, John A. Rice, philosophy teacher., 1939
11. Black Mountain College., 1939
12. Black Mountain College, Robert Munsch, rector of the college., 1939
13. Black Mountain College, vegetable garden., 1936
14. Black Mountain College, George Barber and his art class., 1936
15. Black Mountain College, teacher and student meeting., 1936
16. Black Mountain College, Professor Robert Munsch and American History Class., 1936
17. Black Mountain College, Robert E. Lee Hall., 1936
18. Black Mountain College, newspaper clipping of article that appeared in the "Minneapolis Sunday Tribune"., May 7, 1939
19. David H. Blair, lawyer and educator; Republican of Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Subject Headings

  • Arthur, Robert.
  • Bailey, Bill.
  • Bailey, Josiah William, 1873-1946.
  • Barclay, George.
  • Beal, Fred Erwin, 1896-1954.
  • McHugo, M. E.
  • Palmer, Johnnie.
  • Parker, John Johnston, 1885-1958.
  • Associated Press.
  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Duke University.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--Football--History.
  • Airships--1941
  • College students--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • College teachers--North Carolina--Social life and customs--20th century.
  • Football players--Photographs.
  • Judges--North Carolina--Photographs.
  • Lawyers--North Carolina--Photographs.
  • Soldiers--United States--1941
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Photographs.
  • Camp Davis (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    This collection of prints was donated to the State Archives by the Minneapolis Public Library, Special Collections Department, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401. Group 1 - Donated on February 13, 1995. Accessioned by the Archives in March, 1995. Group 2 - Donated on March 31, 1995. Accessioned in April, 1995. Group 3 - Donated on April 21, 1998. Accessioned in May, 1998. Group 4 - Donated on May 30, 2000. Accessioned in June, 2000. Group 5 - Donated on September 4, 2001. Accessioned in September, 2001.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Stephen E. Massengill, February, 1995
  • Encoded by Dietra Stanley, November, 2003
  • Amended by Stephen E. Massengill on April, 1995; April 21, 1998; June 6, 2000; October 22, 2001.
  • Amended by Ashley Yandle, December 3, 2003.
  • Encoding updated by Aaron Cusick, January, 2012