Ron Plunkett discusses his experience as an Irish-American in the South. His Irish family background is largely derived from County Meath, County Louth, and County Dublin, and the first ancestor of his to come to the States was Captain Peter Plunkett, who arrived in Virginia around 1690. Ron was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His background is Welsh, German, and French Huguenot, as well as Irish. Ron was raised in the Episcopal Church. Of anti-Irish or anti-Catholic sentiment, he states that he feels such discrimination or prejudice wasn’t a part of his experience in Atlanta, and that religious or ethnic background didn’t seem to be as big of a deal as it might have been in other places. He also discusses his time in the service during the Korean War. He first visited Ireland in the seventies on business and returned several times through his job with Sealand/Maersk Line, speaking of his experience as a visitor in the best of terms. He is a member of the Hibernian Society of Charleston and the St. David’s Society, a Welsh organization. To him, being of Irish descent in America is about celebrating one’s heritage and knowing one’s history, to share pride in the contributions of one’s ancestors.
This album is comprised of photographs of Gertrude Sanford Legendre and other members of her family, including her grandfather, Stephen Sanford, her mother, Ethel Sanford, her siblings, Stephen and Sarah Jane Sanford, her husband, Sidney Legendre, and her brother-in-law, Morris Legendre.
Correspondence concerning the how much power will be available and at what rate by the Vice President of Reynolds Metals Company. Maybanks sends a copy of a letter written by Richard Jefferies to explain the rates structures and power availability.
Photograph album of Laura M. Bragg, 1881-1978. Bragg was the founder and first librarian of the Charleston Free Library in 1931 and was the director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts from 1932-1939. Includes Citadel and Virginia Military Institute commencement invitations, postcards and photographs of Miss Bragg with Chinese cadets.