R. O. (Reuben Oscar) Everett papers, 1913-1971

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Summary

Creator:
Everett, R. O. (Reuben Oscar), 1879-1971
Abstract:
Reuben Oscard Everett was an attorney and civic leader in Durham, N.C. The R. O. Everett Papers includes Everett's extensive diaries, 1915-1971, chronicling Everett's professional career, his interests, his family's careers, and social, civic and historical aspects of life in Durham, N.C. The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence, clippings, lecture notes, printed material, pictures, and other papers. In addition, transcripts for all the diaries in the collection have been converted to electronic documents that have been transferred to the Special Collections file server.
Extent:
4 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
156 Items
Language:
Material in English
Collection ID:
RL.00375

Background

Scope and content:

The R. O. Everett Papers span the years 1913-1971, centered around Everett's extensive diaries, 1915-1971, chronicling in detail Everett's professional career beginning in Durham N.C., his interests, his family's careers, and social, civic and historical aspects of life in Durham, N.C. Of particular interest are his discussions of legal cases and local politics. The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence, clippings, lecture notes, printed material, pictures, and other papers. Transcripts for all the diaries in the collection have been converted to electronic documents that have been transferred to the library file server.

Biographical / historical:

Reuben Oscard Everett was an attorney and civic leader in Durham, N.C. He graduated from University of North Carolina (1903) and studied law at Trinity College. He served as the first attorney for the city of Durham, and was a member of regional and national bar associations. He also served on the board of trustees for University of North Carolina and chaired the Bennet Place Memorial Commission, heading the site's restoration in 1965. R.O. Everett was married to Kathrine Robinson, also an attorney in N.C.. They and their son practiced law in the firm Everett, Everett, and Everett.

Acquisition information:
The R. O. (Reuben Oscar) Everett Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library in 1982.
Processing information:

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet, June 2008

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Subjects

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Subjects:
Lawyers -- North Carolina -- Durham
Format:
Diaries
Photographs
Machine-readable records
Names:
Everett, R. O. (Reuben Oscar), 1879-1971
Places:
North Carolina -- Politics and government
Durham (N.C.) -- Politics and government
Durham (N.C.) -- History

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[Identification of item], R. O. (Reuben Oscar) Everett Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University