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EMORY UNIVERSITY.
Dare stones collection, 1937-1987

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bn5jc


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University.
Title: Dare stones collection, 1937-1987
Call Number:Series No. 71
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of articles, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, a typescript of A Witness for Eleanor Dare by Robert W. White, and other items relating to Emory University's involvement in the controversy over the authenticity of the Dare stones, inscribed stones attributed to Eleanor White Dare and other members of the Roanoke Colony.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Transfer

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Dare stones collection, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Nancy Hall Watkins, 2005.


Collection Description

Administrative History

In the late 1930s and early 1940s a controversy arose among scholars and in the national media over the authenticity of 48 stones, found in Northern Georgia and the Carolinas, said to have been inscribed by Eleanor Dare, Virginia Dare, and other members of the Roanake Colony. Emory University History faculty members, particularly Haywood J. Pearce, became involved in the investigation of the stones and at least one stone was temporarily loaned to the University. The stones are currently held by Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga., and have been largely written off as a hoax.

In the late 1930s and early 1940s a controversy arose among scholars and in the national media over the authenticity of 48 stones, found in Northern Georgia and the Carolinas, said to have been inscribed by Eleanor Dare, Virginia Dare, and other members of the Roanake Colony. Emory University History faculty members, particularly Haywood J. Pearce, became involved in the investigation of the stones and at least one stone was temporarily loaned to the University. The stones are currently held by Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga., and have been largely written off as a hoax.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of articles, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, a typescript of A Witness for Eleanor Dare by Robert W. White, and other items relating to Emory University's involvement in the controversy over the authenticity of the Dare stones, inscribed stones attributed to Eleanor White Dare and other members of the Roanoke Colony.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by file type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 A Witness for Eleanor Dare by Robert W. White, typescript, undated
1 2 Brenau College bulletins, 1939-1941
1 3 Clippings, 1937-1987 (1 of 3)
1 4 Clippings, 1937-1987 (2 of 3)
1 5 Clippings 1937-1987 (3 of 3)
1 6 Correspondence, 1937-1965
1 7 Legal documents, 1937-1938 and 1958
1 8 Press releases and public statements, no date
1 9 Miscellaneous papers, 1937-1938
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