Doris Elizabeth King Papers 1930-2009

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Creator
King, Doris Elizabeth, 1925-2015
Size
124.5 linear feet (83 cartons)
Call number
MC 00551

The Doris Elizabeth King Papers (1950-2014) contain 124.5 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, publications, article drafts, notecards, news clippings, photocopies, course files, and audiotapes. Most of these materials document King's research on the history of the American hotel and motel industry. This includes hotel/motel directories from the 1960s and 1970s and reel-to-reel audiotapes of King's interviews (1960s) with industry leaders. There are also files from King's service on North Carolina State University's Committee on Institutional History and Commemoration (1980s-1990s). There are a few personal files in this collection. King's research on Mary Yarbrough and the naming of Mary Yarbrough Court on the NC State University campus exist in the Mary Yarbrough Papers.

Doris Elizabeth King (1925-2015) was a longtime professor of history at North Carolina State University. Born in Cairo, Georgia, she graduated (1945) as valedictorian of Georgia State Women's College at Valdosta. She later attended Duke University, where she earned M.A. (1947) and Ph.D. (1952) in history, and she was one of the first women awarded a scholarship for Ph.D. studies at Duke. She taught at Campbell College, Stephen F. Austin State College, and Wesleyan College from 1951 to 1962. She was the official historian of the American Hotel and Motel Association from 1962 to 1966. She joined the NC State University faculty in 1966 and remained until retirement in 1991. Her research focused on the history of the American hotel and motel industry. King was a friend of Mary Yarbrough, one of the first women to earn a degree from NC State, and she played an instrumental role in the naming of Mary Yarbrough Court on the university's campus.

Biographical/historical note

Doris Elizabeth King (1925-2015) was a longtime professor of history at North Carolina State University. Born in Cairo, Georgia, she graduated (1945) as valedictorian of Georgia State Women's College at Valdosta. She later attended Duke University, where she earned M.A. (1947) and Ph.D. (1952) in history, and she was one of the first women awarded a scholarship for Ph.D. studies at Duke. She taught at Campbell College, Stephen F. Austin State College, and Wesleyan College from 1951 to 1962. She was the official historian of the American Hotel and Motel Association from 1962 to 1966. She joined the NC State University faculty in 1966 and remained until retirement in 1991. Her research focused on the history of the American hotel and motel industry. King was a friend of Mary Yarbrough, one of the first women to earn a degree from NC State, and she played an instrumental role in the naming of Mary Yarbrough Court on the university's campus.

Scope/content

The Doris Elizabeth King Papers (1950-2014) contain 124.5 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, publications, article drafts, notecards, newsclippings, photocopies, course files, and audiotapes. Most of these materials document King's research on the history of the American hotel and motel industry. This includes hotel/motel directories from the 1960s and 1970s and reel-to-reel audiotapes of King's interviews (1960s) with industry leaders. There are also files from King's service on North Carolina State University's Committee on Institutional History and Commemoration (1980s-1990s). There are a few personal files in this collection. King's research on Mary Yarbrough and the naming of Mary Yarbrough Court on the NC State University campus exist in the Mary Yarbrough Papers.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in the order received. This collection has not yet received full archival processing.

Access to the collection

Portions of this collection have restricted access; the remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Doris Elizabeth King Papers, MC 00551, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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Source of acquisition

Bequest of Doris E. King, 2015 (Accession 2015-0097)

Processing information

Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, 2015; machine-readable finding aid by: Todd Kosmerick, 2015.

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Research: Books, mostly about hotels and travel
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Research files, course files (?) [RESTRICTED]
Carton 2
Research: Hotel Association, hotel guidebooks 1960-1969
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Research: Hotel Association materials
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Research: Notes, notecards, newsclippings
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Research: Research on hotels 1960-1969
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Research: Hotel and motel trade journals 1960-1969
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Research: Hotel trade journals 1960-1979
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Research: Hotel documents
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Research: Raleigh history, including Raleigh oral history project (audiotapes)
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Research (?) mostly publications 1960-1979
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Books: Mostly U.S. history
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Research: Hotel Association documents (photocopies) 1930-1949
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Research files, course files (?) [RESTRICTED]
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Research: Hotel documents (photocopies) 1940-1949
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Research: AHA, copies of documents 1940-1949
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Course files (includes work of students) [RESTRICTED]
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Research: AHMA documents, photocopies, newsclippings, etc. 1960-1969
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Research: AHA newsclippings, photocopies, documents 1950-1959
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Research: Correspondence, newsclippings 1960-1969
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Personal: Photographs 1980-1989
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Research: Notes, notecards, publications 1960-1979
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Course files, research files (?) [RESTRICTED] 1970-1989
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Research: AHA and AHMA conferences, speeches, reports, minutes 1950-1969
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Article drafts 1970-1979
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Research: Newsclippings, publications, reel-to-reel audiotapes 1970-1979
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Research: Notes, correspondence, hotel industry pamphlets and publications
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Research: Hotel documents and publications 1960-1969
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Research 1980-1989
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Article drafts
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Personal: Framed certificates
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Research: Publications, newsclippings
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Research, course files [RESTRICTED] 1970-1989
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Course files and student papers [RESTRICTED] 1980-1989
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Publications and newsclippings 1960-1979
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Hotel trade publications 1950-1969
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards, publications, reports, photographs 1960-1979
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Research 1960-1979
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
Carton 48
Research: Notecards
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Research and Personal (includes framed photos) 1970-1979
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
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Dissertation 1952
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Research: Hotels
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Research: Notecards and newsclippings
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
Carton 45
Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
Carton 50
Historical MSS of Doris King [locked metal box]
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Research: Notecards
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Research: Notecards
Carton 49
Oversize materials
Oversize flat box 76
Research: Notecards
Carton 64
Research: Notecards
Carton 61
Research: Notecards
Carton 56
Research: Notecards
Carton 57
Research: AHMA and AHA (includes reel-to-reel audiotapes [of conferences?])
Carton 68
Research: Notecards
Carton 59
Research: Notecards
Carton 63
Research: Notecards
Carton 65
Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly Bibliographies 1963-1974
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Research: hotel/motel directories, books about hotels/motels and travel 1933-1988
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Research: notecards, hotel documents
Carton 66
Research: Hotel & Motel Redbooks 1962-1968
Carton 83
Research: Interviews with hotel people [reel-to-reel audiotapes] 1960-1969
Carton 72
Research: Newsclippings file on hotel and motel history 1955-1965
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Notecards
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Publications: Drafts of hotel and motel association book, correspondence about book and publication 1960-1969
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Research notecards, personnal documents
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Research: Newsclippings (unorganized)
Carton 69
Personal
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Research: Notecards
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Course Files, NCSU History Department materials [RESTRICTED] 1970-1979
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Course Files, NCSU History Department materials (box labeled "Doris E. King Biography) [RESTRICTED] 1970-1979
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Notecards
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Research: Hotel industry journals/serials 1980-1989
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Research: Notecards
Carton 75
Research? National History Day (includes audiocassettes) [box labeled Doris E. King Ph.D. Biography]
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Research: Notecards
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Personal [box labeled DEK Biography] 1970-2009
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NCSU Faculty Committee on Institutional History and Commemoration 1985-1992
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Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Portions of this collection have restricted access; the remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Doris Elizabeth King Papers, MC 00551, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.