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Weather reports a highlight in a new batch of Francis B. Hays scrapbooks

Francis B. Hays Collection Volume 122, Women's Clubs I, page 115

Francis B. Hays Collection Volume 122, Women’s Clubs I, page 115

The latest batch of scrapbooks from the Francis B. Hays Collection at the Granville County Public Library are now available on DigitalNC. Volumes 116 – 125 include subjects relating to women’s and men’s clubs in Oxford, politics in North Carolina, and weather.

Four of the scrapbooks highlight clubs in the Granville County area. Women’s Clubs I and Women’s Clubs II document the activities of intellectual and service organizations, such as literary societies and girl scouting groups. Men’s Club I and Men’s Club II highlight a variety of fraternal and service organizations, like the Shriners and Lions Clubs. There is also information and clippings about the Masons, which can be researched in context with other materials on DigitalNC, like those from the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. All of the newspaper clippings and print materials in these scrapbooks are full-text searchable and could be useful for genealogy researchers.

Francis B. Hays Collection Volume 124, Weather I, page 165

Francis B. Hays Collection Volume 124, Weather I, page 165

Francis B. Hays Collection, Volume 124, Weather I, page 175

Francis B. Hays Collection, Volume 124, Weather I, page 175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, the scrapbooks concerning weather might also be of interest. These scrapbooks contain state and national newspaper clippings about extreme whether incidents, especially during the 1940’s and 1950’s. The images above feature two weather extremes from the triangle area– deep snow in downtown Durham and swimsuit weather in Raleigh in January! Check out Weather I and Weather II for more images and stories like these.

All the recent additions are linked below:

To learn more about Francis B. Hays and the scrapbooks he created, browse the exhibit page. For more information about Granville County Public Library, visit the contributor page or the website.


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