Oliver Hamilton Orr, Jr. October 6, 1921-January 20, 2018 By Willis P. Whichard Delivered at the April 6, 2018 HSNC Meeting, Gastonia, NC Oliver Hamilton Orr, Jr. was born on October 6, 1921 in Brevard, North Carolina, the son of Continue reading Oliver Hamilton Orr, Jr.
Alexander R. Stoesen April 9, 1932-November 30, 2017 By George and Carole Troxler Delivered at the April 6, 2018 HSNC Meeting, Gastonia, NC Many of us, on hearing the following words, would immediately know to whom they refer: “He was Continue reading Alexander R. Stoesen
We note with sadness the passing of HSNC member Dr. Donald Lennon on April 26, 2018. As Director of the East Carolina Manuscript Collection and later Coordinator of Special Collections, Dr. Lennon was responsible for the establishment of ECU’s University Continue reading Longtime ECU archivist and HSNC member Donald Lennon passes
BY LARRY E. TISE “New Voyages to Carolina: Reinterpreting North Carolina History,” edited by Larry E. Tise and Jeffrey J. Crow. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. $29.95 paper. “We need a new narrative for North Carolina’s history!” Continue reading A new narrative for NC history
HSNC members are asked to help spread the word about our three annual awards. Application forms and more information can be found on our website at the links below. The Hugh T. Lefler Undergraduate Award This award is given annually Continue reading Help us spread the word about HSNC awards
Oliver Hamilton Orr, Jr., died at his home in Chapel Hill on January 20, 2018. He was a native of Brevard, Transylvania County, NC on October 6, 1921. He was of Scottish, English and German ancestry that largely settled in Continue reading Member emeritus Oliver Orr passes
Professor Alexander R. Stoesen died on November 30, 2017 at Friends Homes in Greensboro following a stroke. A native of Texas, he moved to Florida in 1935 where he completed Pensacola High School in 1950. From thence he entered The Continue reading HSNC mourns loss of Dr. Alex Stoesen, former president
From: Western North Carolina Historical Association e-newsletter The Board of Trustees of The Western North Carolina Historical Association cordially invites all WNCHA members to join us in honoring Dan Pierce, UNC Asheville’s NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Distinguished Professor in Continue reading UNC Asheville history professor (and HSNC member) Dan Pierce receives award
Hugh T. Lefler Undergraduate Award for 2017 This award is given annually (each academic year) by the Historical Society of North Carolina for the best research paper or project on North Carolina history by an undergraduate student from an accredited Continue reading 2017 Award Winners Announced!
We are pleased to announce the final plans for the Spring 2017 Meeting of the Historical Society of North Carolina to be on the campus of Fayetteville State University on Friday, April 21. To the best of our knowledge this Continue reading Plans set for April 21 meeting in Fayetteville