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Gary Alonzo Barranger


Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

African American Postcards

Identifier: SC 01369
Content Description

Seven postcards circa 1910 which feature African Americans picking cotton, posing for a photo, and caricatures of racists stereotypical notions about African Americans during that time.

Dates: circa 1910

Marjorie Carlisle Letter

Identifier: SC 01490
Scope and Contents

Letter to Louise Withelm asking her to please write back even if she is busy at college and detailing Marjorie's mental breakdown while at school and her sicknesses upon returning home.

Dates: 1917 January 6

Carol Cutting Letters to James Richey

Identifier: SC 01398
Content Description

Series of letters from Carol Cutting in Cleveland, Ohio to her fiance, James Richey who is attending Basic Boot Camp at the time of the correspondence in June and July of 1952. In her letters, Carol describes missing him and writes often of how excited she is of their upcoming wedding.

Dates: 1952 June- July

Clarkson A. Collins Letters

Identifier: SC 01486
Scope and Contents

Letters to his mother and father about family, health, and politics. He mentions being in law school, his father's upcoming dental procedures and dentures, state politics and the upcoming election, a widow taking in boarders, and the Hell Gate explosion in New York.

Dates: 1876 August 25; 1876 October 8

Dale to Nancy Letter

Identifier: SC 01509
Scope and Contents

Letter about sending a romantic card and a promise to send a "real small little box" soon.

Dates: 1957 November 9

Dan to Dottie Letter

Identifier: SC 01495
Scope and Contents

Letter mentions Dan being sick with grippe and sending a picture of himself that Dottie had asked for.

Dates: 1943 March 21

D.C. Russell Letters

Identifier: SC 01409
Content Description

Two letters from D.C. Russell, a lawyer from Albany, New York who is visiting Houston, Texas to his wife, Hattie. In the second letter, Russell reports that he fell ill and was cared for by a very kind black nurse who claimed she was once a slave owned by President Monroe. He reported that he was able to make a full recovery due to the attentiveness of this woman but that her care and the business dealings with others cost him a great deal of money.

Dates: 1858 January 25, February 2

Dorothy Silbiger Letters to Richard Silbiger

Identifier: SC 01411
Content Description

Collection of letters from Dorothy to her husband, Richard, a Reservist in the Army during World War II. He was stationed with the 59th Training Group in Squadron 598 V at Keesler Field, Mississippi.

Dates: 1943 November-December

Dowdy Family Letters

Identifier: MS 00117
Content Description

Collection of letters to and from the Dowdy family from 1944-69. Daniel and Gladys Dowdy were residents of Eggleston, VA. Their letters to each other, written in 1944-45, discuss their life together, their plans for after the war, and their romance in explicit detail. Also includes letters from 1961-62 from the Dowdy children's German penpal, and letters from 1969 as son Harold began basic training in the US Army.

Dates: 1944-1969; Majority of material found within 1944-1945

Eddie to Lottie Letter

Identifier: SC 01501
Scope and Contents

Letter about how he misses her and mentioning life in Burma.

Dates: 1944 November 30

Edna Ferber Letters

Identifier: SC 01371
Content Description

Three letters addressed to Edna Ferber, an American Novelist, from varying individuals including Mayor of New York, John Lindsay and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Dates: 1940, 1965

Elden to Ma Letter

Identifier: SC 01511
Scope and Contents

Letter to Ma about being discharged from the army and coming home, and asking for money for the trip and to ship belongings.

Dates: 1962 June 11

Encounter with an Elephant Glass Slides

Identifier: MS 00299
Scope and Contents Twelve glass plate slides depicting a cartoon scene of a native African American shooting a spear into the back end of an elephant. Rather than wounding the animal, it provokes it. The following scenes show the elephant holding the native underwater, almost feeding it to a crocodile, and then finally deciding to throw the native onto a prickly bush. The last scene of the cartoon slide shows the elephant walking off and the native covered in thorns. The scenes depict the African American...
Dates: circa 1880

George Fisher Letter to Mr. Catlett

Identifier: SC 01376
Content Description

One page letter regarding his business with Anna Fitzhugh's property in Northern Virginia.

Dates: 1832 December 15

George W. Talbot Letter to E. Augustus Russell

Identifier: SC 01394
Content Description

Letter from George W. Talbot in New York to E. Augustus Russell in Petersburg, Virginia in regard to a bill of lading

Dates: 1870 May 12

Ray Granke Letter

Identifier: SC 01516
Scope and Contents

Letter to Mary, Ralph, and family about his travels in Australia and New Guinea, his past furlough, and his romantic adventures.

Dates: 1943-1945

C. Griffin Letter

Identifier: SC 01488
Scope and Contents

Letter to children about traveling from Massachusetts to visit family and observe the upcoming holidays.

Dates: 1879 December 21

H. Allen Equipment Lease Document

Identifier: SC 01385
Content Description

One sheet document showing the lease of equipment from Lt. H. Hayes to H. Allen of Company F of the 17th Regiment of the Confederate Virginia Infantry at Brooks Station, Virginia in June of 1863. Allen leases one shirt, blouse, three pairs of drawers, two pairs of shoes, four pairs of stockings, 11 forage caps, one knapsack, four haversacks, and ten boot straps.

Dates: 1863 June

Harry Flood Byrd Letter to E. M. Wayland

Identifier: SC 01390
Content Description

Typed letter addressed to Ed from the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia thanking Mr. Wayland for his assistance in the campaign for constitutional amendments.

Dates: 1928 July 31

Dorothy Mae Henderson Letter

Identifier: SC 01497
Scope and Contents

Letter to Dorothy from George about leaving high school and working in a canning factory, then two weeks later returning to school. Mentions Dorothy looking for an office job.

Dates: 1943 September 23

Henry C. Wysor Papers

Identifier: MS 00221
Content Description Papers maintained by Henry C. Wysor, of Dublin, Virginia, a Civil War veteran turned insurance salesman working for New York Life Insurance Company. Papers include business correspondence, bills, invoices, and receipts. Most of Wysor's correspondence is from life insurance policyholders living and working in southwest Virginia, including Radford, Wytheville, Abingdon, and Pulaski, but also in Bristol, Tennessee. Policyholders include real estate agents and upper-level management employees...
Dates: 1890-1900

Herbert Smith Letters

Identifier: SC 01402
Content Description

Series of letters addressed to Herbert Smith who served in the Army during World War I as part of the 184th Aero Squadron, AEF. Included with the letters is a war service chevron along with the documentation allowing Private H. B. Smith to wear the award.

Dates: 1918-1919

Glenn C. Homard Letters and Postcards

Identifier: SC 01359
Content Description Two letters, and three postcards addressed to Glenn Homard from various people and four postcards from Glenn Homard, all to Mrs. Samuel Wigney. One of the postcards from Homard is a Red Cross communication that the ship on which Homard sailed arrived safely overseas. Homard also indicates in his communications that he is stationed "Somewhere in France." Included with the correspondence is a photograph of Private William G. Stevens who was in the 12th Engineers, Detached out of Fort...
Dates: 1918-1921

Jeff to Louis Letter

Identifier: SC 01507
Scope and Contents

Letter about hoping for a quick discharge from the Navy as well as a visit to Tokyo.

Dates: 1945 November 30

Joanna Ross Letter

Identifier: SC 01381
Content Description

Four page letter from Joanna Ross written on leaterhead from the Virginia Institution for the education of the deaf, dumb, and the blind, Staunton, Virginia. She describes reading to a blind girl and of learning sign language. She also comments on the mild weather in Staunton, her sister's health, people she has met, and books she has recently enjoyed reading.

Dates: 1883 December 6

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Camp Lee (Va.)--History--20th century 2
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Vietnam War, 1961-1975 2
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Aeronautics, Military--United States--History--20th century 1
Affidavits 1
African Americans--Virginia--Roanoke 1
Argonne Forest (France) 1
Arts and racism 1
Asia--Description and travel 1
Australia--Description and travel 1
Authors, American--Women 1
Betrothal 1
Bills of lading 1
Bills of lading -- United States 1
Blind--Books and reading 1
Children with disabilities--Education. 1
Children--United States--History--19th century 1
College life 1
Complaints (Civil procedure) 1
Correspondence 1
Deaf--Education--United States 1
Destroyers (Warships) 1
Elections--United States--History 1
Fort Lee (Va.) 1
Fort McClellan, Ala. 1
Furloughs 1
Gearing Class (Destroyers) 1
Germany--Social conditions 1
High school students--United States--Social life and customs--20th century 1
Illness 1
Insurance, Life--United States 1
Lynchburg (Va.) 1
Marriage 1
Massachusetts--History--19th century 1
Mental illness--United States 1
Missionaries--United States--19th century 1
Music - Manuscripts 1
Postcards--Virginia 1
Puerto Rico--History 1
Racism in mass media 1
Racism in popular culture 1
Richmond (Va.)--History 1
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 1
Richmond (Va.)--Photographs 1
Roanoke County (Va.)--History 1
Slavery 1
Texas--History--19th century 1
Tobacco--Cuba--History 1
Tobacco--Virginia--History--19th century 1
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century 1
United States--Politics and government--1865-1900 1
United States--Social life and customs 1
United States. Army--Pay, allowances, etc 1
Vicksburg (Miss.)--History 1
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
Virginia--Landowners 1
Virginia--Politics and government--20th century 1
West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 1
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations -- Submarine 1
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada 1
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