The Resource ONE OVERSIZE FILE, IN OVERSIZE BOX #61

ONE OVERSIZE FILE, IN OVERSIZE BOX #61

Label
1860-2002
Inclusive dates
1860-2002
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1860-2002, include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and legal documents gathered by Helen Wolfe Evans (1935- ) while researching the life of her great-aunt Ella Graham Agnew (1871-1958), an educator, administrator, and pioneer of the home demonstration movement. Files deal with various aspects of Agnew's life and legacy, including family members, friends, and business associates; the town of Burkeville, Virginia, where she spent her childhood; her service as a teacher and seminary principal in South Africa from 1895-1900; her place in and the general history of home demonstration work; organizations and agencies with which she was involved, including the Young Women's Christian Association and the Works Progress Administration; and honors such as buildings named after her, an honorary doctorate from the College of William and Mary, and a highway marker. Also included are a genealogy of the Agnew, Hughes, and related families; a transcript of a 1988 interview by Evans of her mother, Helen Hughes Wolfe; and two papers, 1988 and 1989, written on Agnew by Evans while a graduate student at Duke University
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Biographical or historical data
Helen Wolfe Evans (1935- ) was born Helen Baldwin Wolfe on 9 February 1935 in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Helen Perkins Hughes Wolfe (1897-1992) and Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (1892-1972). Her elder brother is the novelist Tom Wolfe (1930- ). On 21 August 1957, she married Murphy Evans (1932- ) in Richmond. The couple, which eventually relocated to North Carolina, had four children: Helen Hughes Evans, Virginia Borden Evans, David Murphy Evans, and Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Evans. In 1989, Helen Wolfe Evans earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Duke University. Much of her research there focused on Ella Graham Agnew (1871-1958), younger sister of Evans's maternal grandmother, Martha "Mattie" Agnew Hughes (1860-1934).
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
ONE OVERSIZE FILE, IN OVERSIZE BOX #61
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00277.xml
Note
ONE OVERSIZE FILE, IN OVERSIZE BOX #61
Arrangement
Files and file labels established by the donor have been maintained for the most part, and are arranged alphabetically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
  • 1.05
  • 1
Immediate source of acquisition
Evans, Helen Wolfe
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001542292
Type of unit
  • cu. ft. and
  • oversize folder.

Library Locations

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