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Gerson Stroud Papers

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Gerson Stroud papers

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J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Stroud, Gerson L., 1919-2006
Gerson Stroud papers
Date [inclusive]
3.5 Cubic feet
This collection includes papers of Gerson Stroud, an educator and principal in the public school system in Charlotte, NC, in the second half of the twentieth century. His papers reflect his personal life and career in education, including his attention to assisting African-American youth.

Preferred Citation note

Gerson Stroud Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Gerson Stroud was born on March 1, 1919 to Jesse and Julius Stroud. Gerson grew up in the city of Charlotte and attended the Second Ward High School from which he graduated in 1936. He then attended Johnson C. Smith University where he graduated with a Bachelor or Arts degree in 1942. Immediately after graduating he was drafted into the army and sent to Fort Bragg for basic training. At Fort Bragg he trained with the Sixteenth Battalion in the field artillery unit. Afterwards he was sent to Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and eventually Chicago, Illinois. He was a member of the 92nd Infantry Division as a supply sergeant in the 365th regiment. He served overseas in Italy and attended the military’s University Study Center in Florence. On July 24, 1944 Gerson married Daisy Spears and they would later have three children: Gerson Jr. (now Khalid Abdul Salaam), Karita, and Julius. In 1948 he received his Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. After his service in the military, Stroud taught at Johnson C. Smith University, Carver College, and West Charlotte High School. In 1955 he became principal of the newly established York Road Junior/Senior High School. In 1963 he received a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education from New York University. He served as principal until Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools were desegregated in 1969 and the school was renamed Kennedy Junior High. He then became principal of West Charlotte Senior High in its first year of integration and stayed until 1974. Afterward, he continued to work in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System as an educational advisor. In 1979 he was picked to be in charge the Charlotte-Mecklenburg summer school program. In 1980, he received a Doctorate in Humanities from Rust College. He retired from the school system in 1981. Stroud was involved in many community service and social groups, including the Second Ward alumni groups. He served on the board of directors for Central Piedmont Community College from 1977 to 1985. He was the chairman of the planning committee for the Golden Anniversary Reunion for the Second Ward High School classes of ‘36 and ‘37 in 1986. Along with Elizabeth Randolph, he formed the “Friends of Johnson C. Smith University” in 1984 to help the university and community interact more. In 1987 the Friends started “SLAM” (Smith Linking Adventures and Motivation) program in partnership with the group, Cities in Schools, to try and combat the growing number of high school drop-outs. He also served on the board of directors for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers and Open Door. Mr. Stroud was also very involved in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Pi Phi Chapter. He served on several different committees and attended regional and national events. He was also a member of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the Swank Social Club, and the Bridgeteers—a bridge playing social group. He was also involved at his church, First United Presbyterian, where he was an elder.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Gerson Stroud, a teacher and principal in Charlotte, North Carolina. There is only one document, his diploma, from his high school career at Second Ward High School, though there is more information about the Second Ward High School in documents from school reunions. The Second Ward High School Reunion series consists mainly of programs and other paperwork except for the 1986 reunion in which Stroud was the chairman of the planning committee. These folders contain much of the planning material and notes he took. The collection also contains a scrapbook of photos and other material from reunions of the Second Ward classes of ‘36 and ‘37. After completing high school, he attended Johnson C. Smith University. The only item from this period in this collection is his diploma. The collection picks up in 1942 when Stroud was drafted into the military. His military documents include his draft cards and other official paperwork, correspondences, and souvenirs from the places he served. Most of his time in basic training was at Fort Bragg and his service at Camp Atterbury, with a few postcards and items from Cincinnati and Chicago, and one booklet from Spain. There is also a scrapbook with some of his military papers and other items which he collected while in the Army. The collection contains nothing from his teaching career after the military. There is a teacher’s manual from the Philadelphia school system, but it comes from the time after Stroud was already a principal in Charlotte, NC. The collection picks up again in 1956 when he became principal at the newly formed York Road Junior/Senior High. Most of the York Road documents are faculty handbooks, with a few official papers, special event programs, and a couple reunion related items. There is also a collection of ‘thank you’ letters from students and a teacher at Kennedy Junior High (formerly York Road Junior High) for a presentation he gave on the school’s history in 1991. Also in the collection are diplomas he received from other institutions There are few documents from his tenure as principal at West Charlotte High School, they include a faculty manual, newspaper article, and a program from a ceremony in 1986. All of the items relating to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Retired School Personnel date from 1997 and include a directory and other official paperwork. The documents from the Friends of Johnson C. Smith University are mostly official documents, like meeting agendas and promotional flyers. There is some correspondence involving Johnson C. Smith University’s decision to stop supporting the Friend’s SLAM (Smith Linking Adventures and Motivation) program. The Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Pi Phi Chapter documents consist mostly of yearly handbooks and meeting information. There are also several chapter mailings and promotional materials. The Sigma Pi Phi collection is made up of one yearly budget, an official journal, and copies of its letterhead. The only item from the Pan-Hellenic Council is a 1977-1978 chapter handbook. Items from the social group, the Bridgeteers Club, include a copy of the constitution and by-laws from 1990 with a bridge playing rules and tips and a few other official documents. The documents all date from 1996 and 1997, with nothing between them and the 1990 Constitution. The majority of the items in the Swank Social Club series are official documents such as minutes, meeting agenda, and financial statements. Some programs for club events are also included. All of the Swank Social Club items are from the 1980s and 1990s. The series of family papers contains documents relating to Mr. Stroud’s father-in-law, Arthur Spears, Sr., his mother, Jesse Stroud, and his brother, Linwood Stroud. The documents relating to Mr. Spears have mostly to do with his insurance career with North Carolina Mutual Life, and span from 1905 to 1981. Several of these papers relate to his “retirement” in 1955 and company honors after his death. Spears was very involved with getting the Mechanics & Farmers Bank to locate a branch in Charlotte. He also worked for the company as a vice-president. Many of the documents are correspondence made during negotiations to start a new branch location. A copy of the Africo-American Presbyterian Vol. LIII, No. 3 (1932) from Spears has been moved to rare books. There are only two documents related to Jesse Stroud. All of the documents relating to Linwood Stroud have to do with his declining health in 1996 and 1997. The majority of the First United Presbyterian Church documents are bulletins and programs from church ceremonies and functions. There is a single bulletin from Ebenezer Baptist Church. All of the materials from the Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church are from the 130th Anniversary Celebration, from May 19-26, 1996. The funeral series contains folders with documents from the funerals of friends and relatives. Most contain the program from the funeral ceremony. Many have obituaries and “thank you” cards. Some have eulogies given by Stroud in his own handwriting. In the case of Lionel Newsome, Stroud put together a tribute booklet for his wife, and also kept programs from memorial tributes. All of the funeral material is from the 1980s and 1990s except for a few thank you cards from the late 1970s. In the Celebrations series there is a set of Father’s Day cards Stroud received in 1997, plus a Father’s Day book mark. The other celebration items are programs, invitations, and/or newspaper articles about the events. The newspaper article series contains articles from the Charlotte Observer that do not apply to other series. Many of them are about African-American history in Charlotte, NC or African-American issues. Two articles are about Mr. and Ms. Stroud. Two more are authored by Ms. Stroud. Most articles date from the 1980s and 1990s but several are earlier or later. The insurance/medical folder contains 3 documents from the 1990s. One item is a letter from an insurance company about benefits, another is a prescription drug claim form, and the other is certificate from an insurance education program. The miscellaneous folder contains many items that are undated and not titled so their information is largely unknown. Many are handwritten notes by Stroud. Other items include songs, a brochure for Homeland Authentics, a few items mailed to Mr. Stroud, a gold picture of the cruise ship Skyward, and a Dalebrook neighborhood association meeting agenda. The majority of the photograph prints collection is from the 1980s and early 1990s with the exception of a few military photos and some photos from the schools where Stroud was the principal. Photographs in the collection cover various class reunions, fraternity/sorority events, SLAM activities, the Links Inc. 1992 national gathering, Swank Social Club events, funerals, family, friends, and trips taken by the Strouds. The collection has oversized photos of A.E. Spears, Sr, Gerson Stroud, Gerson and Daisy Stroud, Elmer Garinger, the York Road School faculty, and 2 of Spear’s military units. The collection of negative strips contains the same types of photos as the prints. There is some overlap in the photographs from the negative strips and the prints, but each has unique images also. In the three-dimensional series there are five plaques, two from Gerson Stroud, and three from A.E. Spears Sr. There is also a small megaphone from the York Road School, a blue flag from the 365th Infantry Division US Army, nine sets of chopsticks, a copy of the Charlotte ballot from 1937, and two photos mounted on foam board. The collection also contains four VHS tapes with school-related material, two 16mm film rolls of commencement activities, three Scotch 111 audio reels of Omega Psi Phi related material, and a 7 inch record of the York Road High School chorus.

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Arrangement note

This collection is organized into fourteen different series, some of which contain subseries.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2005

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223

Revision Description


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Mrs. Daisy Spears Stroud in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Processing Information note

Processed by Jonathan Eaker, January-March 2006; and Denelle Eads in 2009 and 2010.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Swank Social Club Records, mss 267 Andrew P. Haywood Papers, mss 363 Irwin Avenue Open School Papers, mss 356 Louise A. Lawing Papers, mss 122 Mecklenburg Board of Education Papers, mss 2 Margaret Whitton Ray Papers, mss 131 Piedmont Junior High School Papers, mss 355 Richard Vinroot Papers, mss 259

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Johnson C. Smith University--History--20th century.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
  • Second Ward High School National Alumni Foundation--Sources.
  • United States. Army. Infantry Division, 92nd.
  • West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, N.C.)--History--20th century.

Family Name(s)

  • Stroud family

Personal Name(s)

  • Newsom, Lionel H. (Lionel Hodge), 1917-1991
  • Spears, Arthur (Arthur Eugene), 1885-1981
  • Stroud, Daisy S. (Daisy Spears), 1921-
  • Stroud, Gerson L., 1919-2006
  • Stroud, Jessie (Jessie Bomar), 1891-1985


  • African American school principals--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century

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Collection Inventory

 Series I.  Military Service 


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 Series II.  Educational Career 

Box Folder


1 3

Second Ward High School 

Box Folder

Classes of 27, 28, 29, 30 Reunion 1982 

1 5

Classes of 34, 35 Reunion 1985 

1 6

Classes of 36, 37 Reunion 1977 

1 7

Classes of 36, 37 Reunion 1978 

1 8

Classes of 36, 37 Reunion 1986 

1 9

Classes of 36, 37 The Park Hotel-Planning Documents 

1 10

Classes of 36, 37 Christmas Luncheon 1986 

1 11

Classes of 36, 37 Reunion 1987 

1 12

Classes of 36, 37 Picnic 1987 October 

1 13

Classes of 36, 37 Christmas Party 1987 

1 14

National Alumni Foundation Inc. 

Box Folder

Sixth Annual Reunion-1985 

1 15

Seventh Annual Reunion 1986 

1 16

Eighth Annual Reunion 1987 

1 17
Box Folder

Second Ward Remembrances 

1 18

Philadelphia Public Schools 

1 19

The Skylighter - Stephens-Lee High School - Asheville, NC 

1 20

York Road Junior: Senior High School 

Box Folder

York Road New Teacher Aids 

1 21

York Road Handbook For Teachers 1958-1959 

1 22

York Road Faculty Handbook 1964-1965 

1 23

York Road Faculty Handbook 1966-1967 

1 24

York Road Documents 1966-1967 

1 25

York Road Faculty Handbook 1967-1968 

1 26

York Road Student Newspapers 

1 27

Visit to Kennedy Junior High 

1 28

York Road Miscellaneous 

1 29
Box Folder

West Charlotte High School 

1 30-31

Charlotte School Newsletters 

1 32

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 

1 33

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Retired School Personnel Association 

1 34

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 Series III.  Community Service 

Box Folder

Johnson C. Smith University 

1 35

Friends of Johnson C. Smith University 

1 36

Friends of Johnson C. Smith University—SLAM 

1 37-38


1 39

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 Series IV.  Clubs and Fraternities 

Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbooks 

Box Folder

1973 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 1

1978 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 2

1980 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 3

1985 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 4

1986-1987 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 5

1988 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 6

1990 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 7

1992-1993 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 8

1994 Omega Psi Phi-Pi Phi Chapter Handbook 

2 9

47th Annual 6th District Meeting 

2 10

49th Annual 6th District Meeting 

2 11

Brotherhood Luncheon May 27, 1994 

2 12

Omega Psi Phi-Miscellaneous 

2 13

Sigma Pi Phi 

2 14

Pan-Hellenic Council 

2 15


2 16

Swank Social Club 

2 17-18

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 Series V.  Family papers 

Father-in-law, Arthur Spears, Sr. 

Box Folder

NC Mutual Life 

2 19

Mechanics & Farmers Bank 

2 20


2 21
Box Folder

Mother, Jesse Stroud 

2 22

Brother, Linwood Stroud 

2 23


2 24

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 Series VI.  Churches 

Box Folder

First United Presbyterian Church 

2 25

Ebenezer Baptist Church 

2 26

Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church 

2 27

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 Series VII.  Funerals 

Box Folder

Alexander, Walter 

2 28

Brewer, Joshua 

2 29

Brown, Jr., Gardner 

2 30

Byers, Sr., Eddie 

2 31

Forte, Earline 

2 32

Gary, Kays 

2 33

Leak, William 

2 34

Malone, Sr., William 

2 35

Maxwell, Col. John 

2 36

McCrory, Henry Lawrence and Mary Jackson 

2 37

Montgomery, John 

2 38

Newsome, Dr. Lionel 

2 39

Oliver, William 

2 40

Phillips, Robert M, Sr. 

2 41

Shadd, Eva Virginia Johnson 

2 42

Spears, Sr., Arthur 

2 43

Steele, Dorothy 

2 44

Stroud, Jessie 

2 45

Stroud, Julius F. 

2 46

Walton, Rev. Dr. Robert 

2 47

Thank You Cards 

2 48

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 Series VIII.  Celebrations 

Box Folder

Father’s Day 

2 49

Daniel McLaurin Jr.-Celebration 70 

2 50

Sorority Functions 

2 51

Excelsior Club-40th Anniversary 

2 52

Consorts New Year’s Eve Ball 1980 

2 53

New Year’s Eve Breakfast Dance, 1998 

2 54

Robert Graham-50th Birthday 

2 55

John McDonald-Tribute Banquet 

2 56

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 Series IX.  Newspaper Articles (Charlotte Observer) 

Scope and Contents note

1970 Jul 26. p 6A “Fairvew School a Shrine of Black Education.”

1986 Mar 9. “Afro-American Cultural Center Expands, Renews.”

1990 Jan 7. p 1,6 “Mecklenburg Neighbors: Black Charlotteans’ Roots…”

1991 Aug 24. p 2B “Activist earns Equality Day award.”

1994 Nov 6. p 7E “It felt just like ‘walking up the aisle for the first time’.”

1995 Feb 19. p 2M “Strouds are retirees in names only.”

1997 Jan 27. “HMO medical director: I’m still linked to community.”

1997 Feb 18. p 15A “CMC’s exclusionary act isn’t good for black patients.”

1997 Feb 19. p 11A “Heed the warnings: We must face the race issue.”

1997 Feb 26. p 1C,5C “Reward kids taking tough courses,…”

1997 Apr 8. p 1Z-8Z “Beatties Ford Road Library Opens Sunday, April 20.”

2000 Nov 12. p 12M “No Matter how many theaters existed in ’40s,…”

2001 Mar 6. p 8A “At last, Smith wins! Is city paying attention?”

[undated] “3 made Charlotte a better place.”

[undated] “You Are What You Are-No More, No Less.”


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 Series X.  Deed, 1962 


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 Series XI.  Insurance/Medical 


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 Series XII.  Mailing lists 


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 Series XIII.  Scrapbooks 

Box Folder

Second Ward Classes of '36 & '37 

3 5-7

Scrapbook with postcards 


Swank scrapbook 


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 Series XIV.  Miscellaneous 


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 Series XV.  Three dimensional objects 

Plaques, plaque-plates, and other items of recognition or award 


“Pi Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, To Brother G. L. Stroud, Omega Man of the Year, For Noteworthy and Sincere Service Rendered, Charlotte, N.C., November 15, 1964” 


“Arthur E. Spears, Father of the Year 1977, First United Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C., Presented by U.P.W.” 


“With sincere appreciation to Arthur E. Spears, Sr. for sixteen years of loyal service as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board of Management, Charlotte Offices, from Mechanics and Farmers Bank, Durham, Raleigh, and Charlotte, N.C., Annual Stockholders Meeting, March 12, 1979” 


"Presented to Gerson Stroud, Citizen Community Involvement" undated 


"Second Calvary Youth Missionary, 2nd Oratorical Contest Judge," February 15, 1997 


"Central Piedmont Community College hereby expresses appreciation to Gerson L. Stroud for service as member of the CPCC Board of Trustees, 1977-1985" 


Copper plate--"Johnson C. Smith University recognizes and honors Gerson L. Stroud as a member of the President's Club" 


"Pi Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Founders Award" November 13, 1998 


Plaque of appreciation awarded by West Charlotte High School Class of 1955, August 10, 1975 


Eleven engraved plates from various plaques presented to G. L. Stroud 

Scope and Contents note

1. Outstanding Service Award, February 10, 1970 presented by Robert Francis Kennedy Junior High

2. West Charlotte High School, 5 years of service as Principal (1969-74)

3. "On behalf of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth for excellent leadership as principal, teacher, administrator 1950-1981)

4. Tribute of respect and appreciation from Re-assigned teachers, 1966

5. "May God bless you that the zenith of your past be the ebb of your future" December 27, 1981--from Daisy, Yvonne, Gerson Jr., Clinton, Ahmed, Karima, Karita, and Julius Merrick.

6. Johnson C. Smith University Class Agent Award for Class of 1942, presented May 10, 1997

7. Appreciation for Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers, inc. Board of Directors 1983-1991

8. Trustee Merit Award by Johnson C. Smith University Board of Trustees, May 20, 1989

9. Johnson C. Smith University Class Agent Award Class of 1942, May 9, 1992

10. Recognition for Service as Treasurer for 23 years, Bridgeteers Bridge Club 1988

11. Swank Social Club, December 27, 1981

Box Bin

Paperweight from JCSU, presented for 1999-2000 service to Athletic Director 

6 1



Scotch 111 Recording Tape, 1964 Nov 15, “Omega Psi Phi, First Half of Banquet, Dean Grimes” 


Scotch 111 Recording Tape, 1964 Nov 15, “Omega Psi Phi, Presentation of Awards” 


Scotch 111 Recording Tape, 1964 Nov 22, “Walker”, “WGIV” 


7” record, “Memoirs in Song by the York Road High School Chorus, Director-Mrs. J. B. Hairston, 1965-66,” Side I: Alma Mater, The Last Words of David, Hear a Voice A-Praying. Side II: This Ol’ Hammer, You’ll Never Walk Alone, The Deaf Old Woman. 


16mm film, 1970, “Commencement” 


16mm film, 1971, “Commencement” 


VHS tape, 1991 Feb, “Native Charlotteans Talk About Some Clubs, Schools, Communities, and Good Sam.” 


VHS tape, 1992 Jan 27, “John Montgomery: Live at 5:00, WBTV-3” 


VHS tape, 1993 Apr 14, “Gerson Stroud film” on cover, “City Employee Update” on tape 


VHS tape, 1995 Jun 15, “VHS Avid Rough, West Charlotte, Sing” 


Books, and other printed material 


"I have a dream: a collection of Black Americans on U.S. Postage Stamps" 


JCSU 1949 yearbook "The Bull" 


"Unbowed: a memoir"/Wangari Maathai 


"Christian-Muslim dialogue"/H. M. Baagil 


"Jesus and the Disinherited"/Howard Thurman 


"When the heart waits: Spiritual direction for life's sacred question"/Sue Monk Kidd 


"Live your dreams"/Les Brown 


"Healing America's wounds"/John Dawson 


Bookcover for "An Album of Martin Luther King, Jr."/Jeanne A. Rowe 


"Rescuing the Bible from fundamentalism"/John Shelby Spong 


"Reverence: Renewing a forgotten virtue"/Paul Woodruff 


"Strength for service to God and Country"/Chaplain Norman E. Nygaard 


"Souvenir de Marseille - 20 photocards 


Postcard collection of 10 cards, "Viareggio" [Italy] 

Box Bin

KJV Award Bible presented to Stroud in 1927 

6 1

Miscellaneous realia 

Box Bin

Red principals' pin 

6 1

Key on keychain 

6 1
Box Folder

4 Army uniform hats (or covers) 

6 Manila envelope

3 Class-A Army uniform ties 

6 Manila envelope

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 Series XVI.  Photographs--Prints 

Box Folder item

Military photos 

P29 13 P266/1-2

Schools – York Road High School 

P29 14 P266/3-6

Schools – West Charlotte High School, Homecoming 

P29 14 P266/7

School Reunions 

P29 15 P266/8-25

Fraternities and sororities 

P29 16 P266/26-51
Box Folder

SLAM, Friends of JCSU 

P29 17
Box Folder item

Links, Inc. Assembly, Dallas, TX 

P29 18 P266/99-111

Swank Social Club 

P29 19 P266/112-120


P29 20 P266/121-144


P29 21 P266/145-151


P29 22 P266/152-167


P30 1 P266/168-177


P30 2 P266/178-197


P30 3 P266/198-202

Military photos 

P44 4 P266/203-227

Military photos – WWII Exhibit 

P44 5 P266/228-239

Schools – Distributive Education 

P44 6 P266/240-257

Schools – West Charlotte High School 

P44 7 P266/258-277

JCSU – SLAM Project Photos 

P44 8 P266/278-305

JCSU – Reunions 

P44 9 P266/306-309

Swank Social Club 

P44 10 P266/310-319

Funerals— John Merrick Spears 

P44 11 P266/320

Funerals—Mrs. C.L. Blake 

P44 11 P266/321
Box Folder


P44 12
Box Folder item

Gerson Stroud—Portraits 

P44 13 P266/326-335


P44 14 P266/336-339


P44 15 P266/340-347

Arthur Spears Sr. 

PL7 11 PL266/1

York Road High Faculty – 1966 

PL7 11 PL266/2

First Faculty, York Road Junior High 1955-1956 

PL7 11 PL266/3

Unknown Man 

PL7 11 PL266/4

Gerson and Daisy Stroud 

PL7 11 PL266/5

Dr. Elmer Garinger 

PL7 11 PL266/6

Pencil Drawing of Gerson Stroud 

PL7 11 PL266/7

Gerson Stroud 

PL7 11 PL266/8
Box Drawer Folder

“Btry “A” 16th Bn, F.A.R.C., US Army, Ft. Bragg, NC, Nov. 21 1942” (Gerson is on the top row, 13th from the left)   2.0 Items One copy is encased, the other is mounted on board

MC2 6 1

“18 Aug. 1944, Cannon Co. 365th Inf., 92nd Inf. Div. Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.” (Gerson is in the bottom row, 2nd from the right) 

MC2 6 2

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 Series XVII.  Photographs--Negative strips (NST) 

Box Folder item

SLAM in Fayetteville, FSU Class Reunion (10/91) 

NST3 1 NST266/1-7
Box Drawer item

FSU Class Reunion, Trip to Blowing Rock (10/91) 

NST3 2 NST266/8-14
Box Folder item

Trip to Blowing Rock, SLAM, Family Gathering at Karita’s, Kids Performing, Khalid’s family at Gerson’s House (late 1991) 

NST3 3 NST266/15-24

Khalid’s family, a funeral, SLAM, JCSU meeting, awards (2/92-3/92) 

NST3 4 25-31

Cruise, SLAM, Mayfield Graduation (5/92-6/92) 

NST3 5 NST266/32-38

Second Ward Class of 36 & 37 at church, Links (6/92-7/92) 

NST3 6 39-48

Links (6/92-7/92) 

NST3 7 NST266/49-57

Sigma Pi Phi Grand Boule in Kansas City (7/92) 

NST3 8 NST266/58-67

Lamar’s visit, a funeral, Hilton Head Trip, Friends of JCSU (8/92) 

NST3 9 NST266/68-73

SLAM, trip to Helen, GA, a funeral, SLAM (9/92-10/92) 

NST3 10 NST266/74-79

Visit to Julius M. Stroud in Asheville (10/21/92) 

NST3 11 80

SLAM-Dogwood Manor, Swank New Year’s Eve, Family at Laura’s (12/92-1/93) 

NST3 12 NST266/81-87

SLAM, family (late 1992-early 1993) 

NST3 13 NST266/88-94

SLAM, Home, Family at Laura’s (1/93) 

NST3 14 NST266/95-101

Willie Mae Stroud funeral (2/93) 

NST3 15 102-108

Willie Mae Stroud funeral, home (2/93) 

NST3 16 NST266/109-115

SLAM at JCSU (2/11/93) 

NST3 17 NST266/116-118

SLAM at Founder’s Hall (3/18/93) 

NST3 18 NST266/119-122

SLAM, Awards Banquet (5/93) 

NST3 19 NST266/123-126

Cities in Schools Awards, graduation (5/93-6/93) 

NST3 20 NST266/127-129

Julius M. Stroud and Cassandra visit, Friends of JCSU, family, boat trip (8/93) 

NST3 21 NST266/130-136

Boat trip (in black and white) (8/93) 

NST3 22 NST266/137-141

Hawaii trip (10/5/93-10/16/93) 

NST3 23 NST266/142-148

Isaiah Tidwell speech to SLAM, Franklin McCain at award ceremony (11/18/93-11/20/93) 

NST3 24 NST266/149-155

Sorority gathering 

NST3 25 NST266/156-165

Sorority gathering, SLAM, home 

NST3 26 NST266/166-172

Swank New Years Eve 

NST3 27 NST266/173-176

Swank, Class of 36 &37 

NST3 28 NST266/177-186

Trip to Carl Sandburg’s Connemara, gathering, SLAM 

NST3 29 NST266/187-192

Family gathering at Gerson’s house 

NST3 30 NST266/193-199

Family at Christmas time, Grandson’s basketball games 

NST3 31 NST266/200-205

Banquet/Award ceremony 

NST3 32 NST266/206-212

Omni Hotel gathering in Charleston, SC 

NST3 33 NST266/213-219

Trip on the Catawba Queen in Lake Norman, family, Dalebrook neighborhood 

NST3 34 220-228

Ferns, Dalebrook neighborhood 

NST3 35 NST266/229-234

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Oversize files 

Box Folder

York Road Antler and related materials 

OF8 1

JFK inaugural address and military banner (365 CN) 

OF8 2

Newspaper clippings and photocopies 

OF8 3

The Buffalo 1943-1945 

OF8 4

Stroud family photo, Caricature of Gerson Stroud, and newspaper article photocopy 

OF8 5

Omega Psi Phi Que-View photocopies 

OF8 6

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