Pittman, Dickens, Thomas, Yarborough

James Berdine and Merry Thomas Pittman, Jewel T Adcock, Hazel Rosser, and Mary Yarborough Thomas Family Collection, 1779-2013

Note: The full finding aid will be completed in more detail at another time. For now, this is an informal list of the materials housed in my own little family archive.
Items that have already been digitized and processed are linked to their pages from here. Individual photos in the collection will not be listed unless they have been digitized, and they will be linked to their correct box or folder when they are posted.
I will accept requests for the digitization of non-sensative documents, photographs, or digital images of memorabilia. If you have a request, post a comment or send me an email at joy@joysephine.com. Please indicate the appropriate section, box, folder and title.

PAPERS:

Box 1: PAPERS

  • Folder 1: James B & Merry T Pittman Wills
    • Subfolder 1: James B Power of Attorney
    • Subfolder 2: Merry T Power of Attorney
  • Folder 2: James B & Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: James B Pittman Sanford High Diploma 1939
    • Subfolder 2: Merry T Pittman Sanford High Diploma 1948
    • Subfolder 3: Jack & Merry Cards & Letters
  • Folder 3: James B Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Sears Encyclopedia 1955
    • Subfolder 2: 1946 Diamond ring papers
    • Subfolder 3 Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    • Subfolder 4: James B Newspapers
    • Subfolder 5: Panorama Prints
  • Folder 4: Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Merry Newspapers
    • Subfolder 2: Sunday School 1958
    • Subfolder 3: Bowling
    • Subfolder 4: Sewing patterns
    • Subfolder 5: Merry letter – dancing lessons
    • Subfolder 6: Poems
    • Subfolder 7: Printed emails
    • Subfolder 8: Healthcare documents
  • Folder 5: Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Denver 1976 postcards
    • Subfolder 2: Denver 1976 photos
    • Subfolder 3: Denver 1976 newspaper clippings
    • Subfolder 4: Denver 1976 hotel and air
    • Subfolder 5: Denver 1976 CO Travel guide
  • Folder 6: Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Denver 1976 US Mint
    • Subfolder 2: Denver 1976 brochures
    • Subfolder 3: Denver 1976 Restaurants & Shops
    • Subfolder 4: BHG Clipping – house plan
    • Subfolder 5: DHS Certificate
    • Subfolder 6: Hospital Receipt, Lee County, 1944
    • Subfolder 7: Mayberry Autograph
  • Folder 7: Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Air Force Academy
    • Subfolder 2: Air Force Academy catalog 1974-75
  • Folder 8: Travel
    • Subfolder 1: 1976 Europabus
    • Subfolder 2: Casper’s FL
    • Subfolder 3: Silver Springs FL
  • Folder 9: Contests
  • Folder 10: SacoLowell
    • Subfolder 1: SacoLowell Reunion
    • Subfolder 2: SacoLowell
  • Folder 11: Sanford High
    • Subfolder 1: Sanford High Class of 1948, Reunion 2008
    • Subfolder 2: Sanford High Class of 1948, 60th Reunion 1998
    • Subfolder 3: Reunion papers
    • Subfolder 4: Reunion papers
  • Folder 12: Sanford High
    • Subfolder 1: Class of 1948
  • Folder 13: Sanford High Reunions
    • Subfolder 1: Reunion letters
    • Subfolder 2: Reunion papers
    • Subfolder 3: Reunions

Box 2: PAPERS

  • Folder 1: Jewel Adcock – Newspapers
    • Subfolder 1: Jewel T Adcock Newspapers – scrapbook
    • Subfolder 2: Jewel T Adcock Newspapers
    • Subfolder 3: Jewel T Adcock Newspapers
    • Subfolder 4: Jewel T Adcock Newspapers
  • Folder 2: Jewel T Adcock
    • Subfolder 1: Letters
    • Subfolder 2: Jewel Adcock – sealed until 2027
    • Subfolder 3: Career papers
    • Subfolder 4: Published works
  • Folder 3: Jewel T Adcock
    • Subfolder 1: Jewel will, divorce
    • Subfolder 2: Jewel will, divorce
    • Subfolder 3: New Yorker Entry
  • Folder 4: PS Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Restricted – no access
    • Subfolder 2: Restricted – no access
  • Folder 5: James M Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: News clippings 1976
    • Subfolder 2: Business NC 1985
    • Subfolder 3: ACC Calendar 1983
    • Subfolder 4: 6th grade
    • Subfolder 5: Father’s day
    • Subfolder 6: Note from mother
    • Subfolder 7: Family Medical Center Calendar 1985
    • Subfolder 8: Art Instruction, Inc
    • Subfolder 9: Restricted – no access
    • Subfolder 10: Wolfpack News: Sept 9, 1978 and Sept 5, 1981
    • Subfolder 11: Plant Delights Catalog Fall 2002, Spring 2003
  • Folder 6: James M Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Restricted – no access
    • Subfolder 2: Carolina Country 1995
    • Subfolder 3: Kidd Millennium 2002
    • Subfolder 4: 1996 Spectator
    • Subfolder 5: Artist of the Month FCB Guestbook
    • Subfolder 6: James M Newspapers
    • Subfolder 7: Childhood artwork
    • Subfolder 8: Contemporary Sociology college notebook
  • Folder 7: T Scott Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Service records
    • Subfolder 2: Photo, note to Jewel
    • Subfolder 3: Photo, Scott & Terry
    • Subfolder 4: Junior High Diploma, 1965
    • Subfolder 5: Beach-O-Gram clippings, 7 September 1978
    • Subfolder 6: Report Cards, 3rd-8th grade
  • Folder 8: Hazel Rosser
    • Subfolder 1: Literary Club
    • Subfolder 2: Literary Club
    • Subfolder 3: Will dispersement
  • Folder 9: Hazel Rosser
    • Subfolder 1: Davie prints
    • Subfolder 2: Tom Thumb Wedding
    • Subfolder 3: Rosser Roots
    • Subfolder 4: Egypt 1959 (photo)
    • Subfolder 5: Yugoslavia Tour Itinerary
  • Folder 10: James Clyde Thomas
    • Subfolder 1: Funeral guestbook
  • Folder 11: James B and Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Letter from George Lambert + Prince Charles Photos
    • Subfolder 2: Birth Certificates
    • Subfolder 3: Marriage Certificate
    • Subfolder 4: James B Funeral service program
    • Subfolder 5: Rockwell Calendar 1986
    • Subfolder 6: Lester Whitted Parole papers
  • Folder 12: Mary Yarborough Thomas
    • Subfolder 1: Death certificate
    • Subfolder 2: Funeral papers
    • Subfolder 3: Newspaper clippings
    • Subfolder 4: Gates Huff

Box 3: PAPERS

Box 4: PAPERS

  • Folder 1: Unnamed
    • Subfolder 1: Sanford Brick & Tile
    • Subfolder 2: County Fair
  • Folder 2: Jewel T Adcock
    • Subfolder 1: Rufus Edmisten Gubernatorial Race memorabilia 1984
  • Folder 3: James B & Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 1: Charlotte Ave house
    • Subfolder 2: Deed, Mary E Thomas to Merry Pittman
    • Subfolder 3: Deed, 1611 Carbonton Rd
    • Subfolder 4: Deed, Morris F to James B and Merry T Pittman
    • Subfolder 5: “Empty Thoughts” scrapbook
  • Folder 4: JB Pittman briefcase contents
    • Subfolder 1: 1983-1984 Fayetteville Technical Inst. Gradebook, legal pad
    • Subfolder 2: Carbon paper – unused
    • Subfolder 3: Test answer key, carbon paper
    • Subfolder 4: Teacher Evaluation
  • Folder 5: JB Pittman WWII Service
    • Subfolder 1: Honorable Discharge
    • Subfolder 2: Service Records
    • Subfolder 3: Service records

Box 5: Newspapers

  • Durham Morning Herald, August 9, 1974
  • Durham Morning Herald, September 9, 1974
  • News and Observer, September 14, 1984
  • The Sanford Herald, June 14, 1965
  • The Sanford Herald, March 29, 1973
  • Durham Morning Herald, November 23, 1963
  • Durham Morning Herald, November 30, 1963
  • The Sanford Herald, January 14, 1974
  • The Sanford Herald, November 25, 1966
  • The Sanford Herald, November 26, 1966

Box 6: Yarborough documents, 1779-1918

Box 7: Magazines (1 of 2)

  • “Your New Baby” special issue of PARENTS magazine, distributed by Belk-Legget Co. Durham, 1950s
  • The American Home, December 1956
  • Home Life, December 1959
  • Kress Catalog, nd
  • Family Circle, November 1959
  • Family Circle, December 1959
  • Song Hits, July 1958
  • The Sunday School Builder, December 1957
  • McCall’s, October 1974
  • Ladies’ Home Journal, September 1974
  • Wonderful West Virginia, September 1983
  • Yarn Spinner, July 1974
  • The Lost Colony, 365th Anniversary Celebration, 1587-1952
  • Better Homes & Gardens, December 1955

Box 8: Magazines (2 of 2)

  • The American Home, December 1954 (cover missing)
  • The American Home, April 1956
  • The American Home, September 1954
  • The American Home, December 1959
  • American Home Patterns, nd
  • Better Homes & Gardens, December 1954 (cover missing)
  • Woman’s Day, December 1959
  • Woman’s Day, December 1958
  • Woman’s Day, November 1950
  • Woman’s Day, June 1954

Box 9: Oversized documents

  • 2 Sanford Centennial newspaper books
  • 2 Carolina Bank Calendars for Sanford Centennial Celebration
  • 1 Newspaper clipping, matted (James B Pittman & Merry T Pittman fashion show)

PHOTOGRAPHS:

Case 1: Pre-1900 to 1957, 4×6 Photos and smaller

Case 2: 1958-1973, 4×6 Photos and smaller

  • Box 1: 1958
  • Box 2: 1959
  • Box 3: 1959
  • Box 4: 1960s misc
  • Box 5: 1960s misc
  • Box 6: 1960
  • Box 7: 1961-1963
  • Box 8: 1964-1969
  • Box 9: 1970s misc
  • Box 10: 1970s misc
  • Box 11: 1970s misc
  • Box 12: 1970s misc
  • Box 13: 1970-1972
  • Box 14: 1973
  • Box 15: 1973
  • Box 16: 1973

Case 3: 1973-1980, 4×6 Photos and smaller

  • Box 1: 1973-1975
  • Box 2: 1973-1975
  • Box 3: 1973-1975
  • Box 4: 1976
  • Box 5: 1977
  • Box 6: 1978
  • Box 7: 1979
  • Box 8: 1979
  • Box 9: 1979
  • Box 10: 1980s misc
  • Box 11: 1980s misc
  • Box 12: 1980s misc
  • Box 13: 1980s misc
  • Box 14: 1980s misc
  • Box 15: 1980s misc
  • Box 16: 1980

Case 4: 1981-1985, 4×6 Photos and smaller

  • Box 1: 1981
  • Box 2: 1981
  • Box 3: 1981
  • Box 4: 1981
  • Box 5: 1982
  • Box 6: 1982
  • Box 7: 1982
  • Box 8: 1982
  • Box 9: 1983
  • Box 10: 1983
  • Box 11: 1984
  • Box 12: 1984
  • Box 13: 1984
  • Box 14: 1985
  • Box 15: 1985
  • Box 16: 1985

Case 5: 1986-1990, 4×6 Photos and smaller

  • Box 1: 1986
  • Box 2: 1986
  • Box 3: 1986
  • Box 4: 1987
  • Box 5: 1987
  • Box 6: 1988
  • Box 7: 1988
  • Box 8: 1989
  • Box 9: 1989
  • Box 10: 1990s misc
  • Box 11: 1990s misc
  • Box 12: 1990s misc
  • Box 13: 1990s misc
  • Box 14: 1990s misc
  • Box 15: 1990
  • Box 16: 1990

Case 6: 1990-2000, 4×6 Photos and smaller

  • Box 1: 1990
  • Box 2: 1990
  • Box 3: 1991
  • Box 4: 1991
  • Box 5: 1992
  • Box 6: 1992
  • Box 7: 1993
  • Box 8: 1994
  • Box 9: 1994
  • Box 10: 1995
  • Box 11: 1996
  • Box 12: 1995-1997
  • Box 13: 1998
  • Box 14: 1998
  • Box 15: 1999
  • Box 16: 2000

Case 7: 2000-2009, 4×6 Photos and smaller

  • Box 1: 2000
  • Box 2: 2000
  • Box 3: 2001
  • Box 4: 2001
  • Box 5: 2002
  • Box 6: 2003
  • Box 7: 2004
  • Box 8: 2002-2004
  • Box 9: 2002-2004
  • Box 10: 2005
  • Box 11: 2006
  • Box 12: 2006
  • Box 13: 2007
  • Box 14: 2007
  • Box 15: 2008-2009
  • Box 16: 2008-2009

Case 8: 5×7 photos, cards, etc

Case 9: Jewel T. Adcock, Hazel Rosser

  • Travel slides

Case 10: James B & Merry T Pittman

  • Negatives

Case 11: James B & Merry T Pittman, Jewel T Adcock, Mary Y Yarborough

  • Negatives

Case 12: James B & Merry T Pittman, Jewel T Adcock, Mary Y Yarborough, 5×7 cards & smaller

  • Box 1: Postcards (blank)
  • Box 2: Postcards (blank)
  • Box 3: Funeral of James Clyde Thomas sympathy flower cards

Case 13: Jewel T. Adcock

  • VHS (2)

Albums, Memorabilia, and Loose Items

Albums

  • Album: Genealogy Scrapbook (created by Joy Jones for Jack and Merry Pittman)
  • Album: Jack and Merry Pittman, 50th Anniversary, 1991
  • Album: 1974-1987 neighborhood ice cream dinners
  • Album: 1987-1998 neighborhood ice cream dinners
  • Album: Jack and Merry Pittman, Hawaii, 1989
  • Album: Jewel and Jim Adcock

Books

  • Green Family Bible (with artifacts inside)
  • White Family Bible (with artifacts inside)
  • Yearbook: Centaro 1977, Central Carolina Technical Institute
  • Yearbook: Sandprints 1942, Sanford High
  • Yearbook: Fayetteville Technical Institute 1969
  • Yearbook: Fayetteville Technical Institute 1961
  • Yearbook: United States Army Training Center, Infantry, Fort Bragg (Company B, Sixth battalion, second brigade), 1969
  • “Good Ole Days Schoolhouse Book”

Modern Objects

  • Joy & Lindel Printed Wedding Book, April 2007
  • Folder – Art (Joy), including original David Silverman, Roy Doty, and Jay Pittman’s “Molly Moose” book sketches
  • Folder – Joy Jones, Pi Gamma Mu Society Certificate
  • Folder – Appalachian State University Commencement Program, December 2012
  • Folder – Joy Jones, GRE Scores
  • Appalachian State University Diploma Folio (diploma framed separately)
  • William G. Enloe High School Diploma 2001 (in folio)
  • Manteo High School, Sandfiddler Yearbook Volume 24
  • William G. Enloe High School, Quotations Yearbook Volume 38 (2001)
  • Martin Middle School, Horizons Yearbook (1997)
  • Lindel Jones Senoir Project Binder

Memorabilia and Loose Items

  • Drawer 1: Hazel Rosser’s glasses, King George memorabilia – 1937, O.K. Foundry Co. Lighter, Tijuana matchbook, baseball charm, Hazel Rosser’s box of jewelry and charms, Mary Emma Yarborough (in her teens) set in an ambrotype/daguerrotype/tintype case (may not be original image for case)
  • Drawer 2: County fair ribbons, Merry Pittman’s Central Carolina Pioneer Club President’s plaque – 1976, Lady Buxton wallet with photos, Engraved box for Jack & Merry Pittman’s playing card set, Box of Jack Pittman’s business cards, Denver 1976 box of souvenirs
  • Drawer 3: Photo frames (small), Merry T Pittman’s 1994 plaque for CCCC Educational Office Person of the Year, Greek key ribbon, James B. Pittman leather belt, harmonica, James B. Pittman wallet insert, Newcastle upon Tyne souvenir coasters, Pittman embraoidered patch
  • Drawer 4: Scott Pittman’s Baseball waterglobe, child’s fork, baby shoes, crochet baby slippers, 1967 NC Eastern Champions plaque, 1966 Eastern Champions plaque
  • 12X12 Case 1: James B Pittman’s Fayetteville Technical Institute service award plaque, Joy Pittman Martin Middle School Lions plaque 1997
  • 12X12 Case 2: James M Pittman Baby book, Apollo plate, T. Scott Pittman’s birth plate
  • 12X12 Case 3: Mary Frances Avent family portrait; Merry T. Pittman’s Associates Certificate (framed), Notary Public Certificate (framed)
  • Tube 1: 2 Rolled, laminated newspaper clippings (James M Pittman art stories)
  • 1 Briefcase (empty- James B Pittman)
  • Miller Boles Funeral Home, zippered bag containing programs and guest book for James Berdine Pittman Funeral, December 2010
  • Miller Boles Funeral Home, zippered bag containing programs and guest book for Merry Thomas Pittman Funeral, February 2011

created 7 August 2015 by Joy Jones
updated 9 August 2015 by Joy Jones
updated 10 April 2016 by Joy Jones

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