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Part 7: Beyond the popular myths of spirited young women and iron-willed matrons of the 19th century South were women of substance and diversity. Many were prolific diarists, letter writers, and record keepers of deep insight and keen observation. In this important microfilm publication from UPA, fascinating collections of their writings shed light on the world they knew. Courtship, slavery, education, child rearing, marriage, and religion are common threads running through the thoughts of many disparate women documented in the series. Part 7 consists of two related collections centered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: papers of siblings Charles Phillips and Cornelia Phillips Spencer. These collections include family and personal correspondence and extensive women's diaries documenting life at the University of North Carolina and the university's struggle to stay open and then to reopen during Reconstruction. Charles Phillips was a professor at the university and she worked to promote the university after the Civil War. Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her niece, Lucy Phillips Russell, were writers for newspapers and other publications. Their diaries, journals, and reminiscences provide a compelling picture of life in a southern college town in the 19th century. Part 8: Beyond the popular myths of spirited young women and iron-willed matrons of the 19th century South were women of substance and diversity. Many were prolific diarists, letter writers, and record keepers of deep insight and keen observation. In this important microfilm publication from UPA, fascinating collections of their writings shed light on the world they knew. Courtship, slavery, education, child rearing, marriage, and religion are common threads running through the thoughts of many disparate women documented in the series. Part 7 consists of two related collections centered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: papers of siblings Charles Phillips and Cornelia Phillips Spencer. These collections include family and personal correspondence and extensive women's diaries documenting life at the University of North Carolina and the university's struggle to stay open and then to reopen during Reconstruction. Charles Phillips was a professor at the university and she worked to promote the university after the Civil War. Cornelia Phillips Spencer and her niece, Lucy Phillips Russell, were writers for newspapers and other publications. Their diaries, journals, and reminiscences provide a compelling picture of life in a southern college town in the 19th century.

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