Foushee Family collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of five items: 1) a letter from Mary Sweaney Andersen, daughter of Frances Leak Foushee and donor of these materials, 2 & 3) two diaries of Frances Leak Foushee, 4) a booklet on the presentation of the portrait of Howard Alexander Foushee, and 5) a small memorial book about Howard Alexander Foushee.
- 1916, 1923-1924, 1946
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Biographical / Historical
Materials in the Foushee Family Collection relate to Howard Alexander Foushee (1870-1916) and his daughter Frances Leak Foushee (1908-1968). Mr. Foushee was a lawyer in Durham, a charter member of the North Carolina Bar Association, and one of the first members of the board of trustees of the Durham Public Library. He also participated in politics, serving on various committees with the Durham County Democratic Party between 1896 and 1911 as well as in the state Senate, elected in both 1901 and 1905. Howard was appointed superior court judge in 1911 and served until his resignation due to health concerns in 1913. Frances Leak Foushee grew up in Durham and attended Goucher College in Baltimore as well as Duke University, traveled extensively overseas in the 1930s, and married Hunter McGuire Sweaney of Durham in 1940. Frances's diaries are a source of information about daily life in Durham, written in her young adulthood.
0.15 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mary Sweaney Andersen
- Judges -- North Carolina -- Durham Subject Source: Local sources
- Finding Aid for the Foushee Family Collection
- Lindsey Smith
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Edition statement
- Lindsey Smith
- Gift Agreement
Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States