Georgia Jordan Papers

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Georgia Jordan Papers

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Georgia Irene Watson Jordan (pronounced "Jerdin") was born in 1865 and died in Salisbury, NC in 1941. She was buried in Salisbury's Chestnut Hill Cemetery. She was know as "Miss Georgie" throughout her lifetime. She married John C. Jordan and had four children; letters from the oldest child James Frank (J.F.) are represented in the Digital Archive collection.

The Georgia Jordan Papers consist of letters, receipts, newspaper clippings and a few printed materials collected by Miss Georgie and written between between 1872 and 1925. These items reflect the everyday concerns of a rural people. The inventory for this collection can be found at MSS#9510.

The digitized version of this collection was produced as a part of the Internet Multimedia Studio (IMS) project in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). The IMS project is a part of an initiative to enhance the instructional use of technology at UNC-CH. The virtual archives presented here is the result of a pilot project conducted with the Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, North Carolina, during the spring of 1997. It had the explicit goal of developing a model for conversion and distribution of such materials that could be applied on a larger scale to libraries across the state. SILS faculty member, Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, coordinated this project with Mr. Kevin Cherry, a recent SILS alumnus, and Public History Librarian at Rowan Public Library. SILS students, Laura Micham and Lynn Pritcher, were responsible for the document selection, scanning, and Web page development for this project.

Items in the Georgia Jordan Papers Collection


Rowan Public Library Edith M. Clark History Room

Georgia Jordan Collection MSS #9510 November 1995

Abstract: Letters, receipts, and miscellaneous documents related to the family life of Georgia Jordan, the Smith, Jordan, and Locke…

Jordan Family Business Receipts
Receipts of business interactions of the Jordan Family with Rowan County stores, between 1898 and 1916.

Receipt from Belk-Harry Company "The Cheapest Store on Earth."
This receipt is for a purchase by Mrs. Jordan for two items, possibly…

May 7, 1900 Letter
[Letters of Jim Smith to Miss Delia S. Smith, his sister Jim Smith (b. 1835) was related to Georgia Jordan through her grandmother, Margaret Gibson and Margaret's first husband. Margaret remarried, and by her second husband had four children,…

March 5, 1900 Letter
[Letters of Jim Smith to Miss Delia S. Smith, his sister Jim Smith (b. 1835) was related to Georgia Jordan through her grandmother, Margaret Gibson and Margaret's first husband. Margaret remarried, and by her second husband had four children,…

Letter from T.F. Safley October 12, 1924
[Olympia, Washington From T.F. Safley to Georgia Jordan. Letter from Georgia's "cousin" describing his cross-country trip to Washington after visiting family in Rowan County, North Carolina.]

Olympia Wash Oct. 12th 1924. Cloudy Day
Well Dear…

March 15, 1918 Letter
[Fort Caswell, NC Letter to James Frank (J.F.) Jordan's Grandmother, March 5, 1918 Letter discussing the war, home and sausage.]

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Ft. J. Caswell NC

Mar 5 1918

Dear Grand Mother
I guess you will be supprised to here from me. I got a…

September 15, 1917 Letter
[Fort Caswell, NC From James Frank (J.F.) Jordan to Georgia Jordan Letter describing training camp at Fort Caswell, N.C.]

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Fort Caswell N.C.

Sep 15/1917

Dear Mother I will write a few lines to let you know that I am well and I am getting…