Semans Family Papers

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Source Collection

This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Semans family papers 1878-2010, bulk dates 1950s-1991

Collection #RL.01167 | 76.2 Linear Feet; Processed: 116 boxes and one oversize folder. Unprocessed: 381 boxes, six oversize folders, and five tubes.

This collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal papers, subject files, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other material that documents the philanthropic, political, and social activities of the James H. and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans family and their relationships with other members of the Biddle, Duke, Semans, and Trent families. In particular, it documents the roles that they played in the development and support of arts and education throughout North Carolina in the 20th century.

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