Textiles, Teachers, and Troops

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 1880-1945

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Clippings [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1914-1915

This folder contains several miscellanous documents belonging to Mary Mendenhall Hobbs. One document is a newspaper clipping of an undated article titled "Which of You?", written by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs and sent to the editor of The Daily News. The second clipping is from the Minneapolis Times and is titled "An Anniversary Poem," written by Mary in honor of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bassett. The third and fourth items in this folder are two menu booklets with images of Mary and Lyndon Hobbs on the front with classic quaker gear (a bonnet and a large-brimmed hat, respectively) painted onto the images. The booklets are marked "'14-'15" and tied with black and yellow ribbon. The menus they contain are handwritten.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Documents regarding a conference on the possibility of changing Quaker education to address new situations. The conference (called The Conference on Quaker Education in NC) was held at Guilford College. Includes a notebook recording the topics discussed at the conference, a kind of minutes reiterating what was discussed, and correspondence ranging from invitations, explanations of the conference's purpose, and expressed appreciation for being in attendance.

Collection: MS440 Raymond and Helen Titsworth Binford Papers (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Binford, Raymond, 1876-1951; Guilford College


Concerns [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

Undated

This folder contains one undated, handwritten essay by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs on the role of concerns in a Quaker context.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Dress [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

Undated

This folder contains an undated, handwritten essay by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs on the topic of Quaker dress, with a focus on simplicty and the garments worn by Quaker women.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Elders [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

Undated

This folder contains several drafts of essays by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs on the topic of elders in a Quaker context. Titles include "Eldership" and "The function of the elder." The essays are handwritten and undated.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Collection: Textiles, Teachers, and Troops Contextual Essays (Greensboro History Museum)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 19th century


This folder contains documentation pertaining to an initiative on the part of Rayond Binford called "The Quaker Brotherhood." The point of the Brotherhood was that Binford would house a group of young men during the college year. They didn't have to pay for room, heat, water or light, but were obliged to do 235 hours of work. Correspondence discusses the program, as wel as other programs designed to benefit students who needed aid. Also there is a compilation of quarerly meeting records from various colleges, as well as many near-illegible personal notes by Raymond Binford.

Collection: MS440 Raymond and Helen Titsworth Binford Papers (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Binford, Raymond, 1876-1951; Guilford College


This folder contains documents pertaining to a newly-proposed testing program for colleges sponsored by the American Council on Education. The correspondence discusses whether or not Friends (Quaker) colleges should adopt the program. Included are several pamphlets on testing, an endorsement for the new test, a sample test sheet, and a report of the highest and lowest intelligence ratings of Guilford College Freshman (there is no year listed).

Collection: MS440 Raymond and Helen Titsworth Binford Papers (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Binford, Raymond, 1876-1951; Guilford College


Three newspaper clippings reporting the activities of the Guilford College Peace League, which was a Quaker organization in opposition to conscription for military service.

Collection: MS440 Raymond and Helen Titsworth Binford Papers (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Binford, Raymond, 1876-1951; Guilford College


History [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

Undated

This folder contains both handwritten and typed drafts of Mary's essay, "A Study in Quaker History." This essay traces Quakerism back to its "primal sources" (Aristotle) and traces its development up until George Fox. It also contains notes on the "Memorium Society" that was organized in 1814 and lists originial members of this society.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Collection: Textiles, Teachers, and Troops Contextual Essays (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


Membership [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

Undated

This folder contains an undated, handwritten essay by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs on the importance of maintaining relationships with young Friends recently graduated from Quaker instiutions. Mary argues that the Church does not do enough to include these young Friends into community and spiritual discourse.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Ministry [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

Undated

This folder contains several handwritten, undated essays by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs on the topic of Quaker ministry. The folder also contains a Keystone Composition notebook titled "The Ministry."

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Collection: Textiles, Teachers, and Troops Contextual Essays (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


North Carolina Yearly Meeting [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1911

This folder contains essays by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs on the topic of Quaker education in North Carolina. One essay, dated 1911, is directed at the members of the Committee on Education and stresses the importance of improving school facilities and the roads leading to them; another essay addresses the dwindling presence of Friends' education in rural North Carolina. The final essay in this folder is on the topic of the Evangelistic Committee.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Notebook 07-Quakerism Class [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

1906-1907

This Keystone Composition book is marked "Quakerism Class" and contains an undated essay by Mary Mendenhall Hobbs on the topic of 'truth' as well as miscelanous notes. The notebook also contains a typed program for the Haverford Quaker Round Table, dated winter of 1906-7.

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Notebook 17 [Mary Mendenhall Hobbs papers]

Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930

Undated

This Keystone notebook contains notes and essays on a variety of topics, including ministry, Bible readings, Quaker history, and a "present-day testimony against worldliness."

Collection: MS223 Mary Mendenhall Hobbs Papers, 1888-1930 (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, L. L. (Lewis Lyndon), 1849-1932; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Elizabeth Jerome 'Libby' Holder (1914-2009) began her career as a librarian at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in 1947. She left in 1958, returned as head of the reference department in 1963, and retired in 1976. Holder describes her family background, her career, signing an anti-Communist pledge when she was hired, and her involvement in the Southern Conference of Human Welfare. She talks about the funding of the original college library in 1905 by Andrew Carnegie, and moving in 1950 to the new library, now Walter Clinton Jackson Library. She discusses campus life, faculty, Chancellors Walter Clinton Jackson and Edward Kidder Graham, Jr., and administrators Harriet Elliott and Katherine Taylor. She remembers the fight to consider librarians as academic faculty, library integration, campus integration, and coeducation.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Mary Lewis Harris Reed (1876-1977) graduated in 1894 from the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Reed discusses the academic life, the social life, the original faculty and administration of the school, and her relationships with the eight women who graduated with her. She talks about student teaching, her teaching career, and her music interest. Reed recalls President Charles Duncan McIver, Lady Principal Sue May Kirkland, and the commencement speech of William Jennings Bryan. The interviewer's notes include a description of the school in 1892 by Virginia Terrell Lathrop (Class of 1923), a list of the faculty, and the 1894 commencement program.

Collection: OH007 UNCG Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection, 1972-1979; (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Virginia 'Ginny' Haynes Meserve (1923- ) graduated from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in 1945. She was an art major. Meserve recalls living in Greensboro before college and her campus, dormitory, and academic life as an art major. She describes working on campus and in the dining hall, shopping in downtown Greensboro, and going to the Boar & Castle and the Guilford Dairy. Through the lens of World War II, she talks about meeting her future husband, who was stationed at the Overseas Replacement Depot (ORD) in Greensboro; living in England after the war; pacifism; and prisoners of war working on United States farms. Meserve discusses working in New York City after graduation with a famous wallpaper designer and emphasizes the quality of her education with faculty such as Gregory Ivy, Helen Thrush, and Marc Friedlaender and poetry class with Chancellor Walter Clinton Jackson.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Text and photographs within this 1906 pamphlet tell the history of Guilford County and describe the highlights of Greensboro. It was most likely made for a visitor booking a room as the pamphlet promotes the Benbow and Guilford hotels, the Guilford Battle Ground, hunting grounds, and golf courses.

Collection: North Carolina Vertical File Collection (UNCG University Libraries) (UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History--20th century


Mary M. Hobbs -- Biographical [subject file]

Lewis, Nell;Rogers, Lou

1927-04-17

This folder contains newpaper clippings from the "News and Observer" paper in Raleigh about Mary Mendenhall Hobbs written by Nell Lewis. There is also another article written by Lou Rogers about Mary Hobbs in "We The People"

Collection: File Collection (Friends Historical Collection) (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Hobbs, Mary Mendenhall, 1852-1930; Women -- Education


Friends messenger [1930]

Perisho, Ellwood C. (Ellwood Chappell), 1862-1935;Perisho, Beebe

1930-09

This folder contains the clippings of the September issue of the Friends Messenger with the portrait of Mary Mendenhall Hobbs portrait as the front page. The clippings includes information of Mendenhall Hobbs contribution to higher education for women, memorial service information, advertisement, and a note from the Race Relations Committee.

Collection: North Carolina Vertical File Collection (UNCG University Libraries) (UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Guilford College


This folder contains a typed memorial/obituary for Helen Binford.

Collection: File Collection (Friends Historical Collection) (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College; Binford, Raymond, 1876-1951


A script for a 1946 episode of the BTC-10/ORD radio program “Skyway Revue”, this one featuring a musical performance by a BTC-10/ORD barbershop quartet. The highlight of the show is part seven of “The North Carolina Pageant of Democracy” series of skit about the state and local history. This episode tells the story of Nathaniel Greene.

Collection: Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library) (Greensboro Public Library)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History--20th century; World War, 1939-1945


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