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Haigler Family Papers, 1868-1951

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-023

Content Description

The Haigler Collection consists of items relating to the Haigler families. The bulk of the collection is from the 1930s and 1940s, with some outliers. The overarching series includes Artifacts, Clippings, Correspondence, Family Records, Financial Materials, General Records, Negatives, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Writings by Others, with subseries as indicated below:

Artifacts, 1939 and undated, consist of two Auxiliary Policemen badges from the Civil Defense Organization and a World War II German Iron Cross Spang award. Note: some artifacts may require special handling.

Clippings, undated, consists of one newspaper article about the Haigler sons. Correspondence, 1910-1944 and undated, is made up of letters and cards exchanged with the Haigler family, though it is unclear which one.

Family Records, 1908-1951 and undated, are divided into individual names of the family members, and contain the available materials of each person, i.e., correspondence, financials, general records, printed materials, and writings. Materials for Mildred Teague are included with those of her husband, William Frank Haigler, Jr.

Financial Materials, 1920-1943 and undated, includes subscription/dues notifications, blank tax forms, empty envelopes and pay stubs from the Nebel Knitting Mills.

Negatives, undated, consists primarily of Haigler family members, friends and associates.

Photographs, 1868 and undated, includes family photo albums as well as photos of artifact items listed above.

Printed Materials, 1910, 1940-1949 and undated, includes a pamphlet for Bain

Academy for Boys and Girls, a 1949 Bain High School Yearbook, a pocket sized German Evangelical prayer book published by Verlag E. S. Mittler & Sohn of Berlin, several playbills/ programs and various advertisements.

Writings by others, undated, includes a literary publication called “Eyrie”.

Dates

  • 1868 - 1951

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from [Enter collection title] must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Haigler family lived in Matthews and Mint Hill, North Carolina, during the 1900s.

Hiram Ingram Haigler (1860-1939) married Mary E. Carriker (1870-1959) in 1886. Their children included Lola, Virgie, Henry Manuel (1891-1978), Aldie, Myrtle, Maud and Mary.

Henry Manuel (H.M.) Haigler (1891-1978) married Mamie Albertine Grass (1896-1978)in 1914. Their children included Albert Henry (1916-2009), Edward Leonard (1918-1996), Boyd Frazier (1919-2012), Rachel Louise (1920-1994), Norman Caldwell (1923-2012), Melvin James (1925-2003), Junior Manuel (1927-1994), Lewis Carlton (1929-2013), Tiny Belle (1932-2017), Hazeline (b.1936) and Larry Ingram (1939-2012).

Several of Hiram and Mary’s sons were soldiers during World War II.

William Frank Haigler, Jr. (1926-2006) married Mildred Teague (1924-1988), a former Appalachian State Teachers College student, whose papers are part of the Special Collections at Appalachian State.

Extent

3.63 Linear Feet

2.7 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection spans items related to the Haigler family, who lived in Union and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between members of the H.M. Haigler family in the 1940s. The H.I. Ha[i]gler and H.M. Haigler families lived on farms close to Charlotte and grew cotton. Some items in this collection allow a view into agricultural practice in the early and mid-1900s, including cotton ration books. Many family members also fought in World War II, and their correspondence tells of life in military training as well as life back home in North Carolina.

Collection materials are dated 1868-1951 and include artifacts, clippings, correspondence, family records, financial materials, general records, legal materials, photographs, printed materials and writings. Items of particular interest in this collection include: a family photo album from 1868; two Auxiliary Policemen badges from the Civil Defense Organization; a World War II German Iron Cross Spang award; a German prayer book; and examples of Victory Mail.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 9 series:

Series 1: Artifacts, 1939 and undated, consist of two Auxiliary Policemen badges from the Civil Defense Organization and a World War II German Iron Cross Spang award. Note: some artifacts may require special handling.

Series 2: Clippings, undated, consists of one newspaper article about the Haigler sons.

Series 3: Correspondence, 1910-1944 and undated, is made up of letters and cards exchanged with the Haigler family, though it is unclear which one.

Series 4: Family Records, 1908-1951 and undated, are divided into individual names of the family members, and contain the available materials of each person, i.e.,correspondence, financials, general records, printed materials, and writings. Materials for Mildred Teague are included with those of her husband, William Frank Haigler, Jr.

Series 5: Financial Materials, 1920-1943 and undated, includes subscription/dues notifications, blank tax forms, empty envelopes and pay stubs from the Nebel Knitting Mills.

Series 6: Negatives, undated, consists primarily of Haigler family members, friends and associates.

Series 7: Photographs, 1868 and undated, includes family photo albums as well as photos of artifact items listed above.

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1910, 1940-1949 and undated, includes a pamphlet for Bain Academy for Boys and Girls, a 1949 Bain High School Yearbook, a pocket sized German Evangelical prayer book published by Verlag E. S. Mittler & Sohn of Berlin, several playbills/ programs and various advertisements.

Series 9: Writings by others, undated, includes a literary publication called “Eyrie”.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room by Wayne Haigler in 2016.

Related Materials

Appalachian State Special Collections at Belk Library. Mildred Teague Papers, 1941-1945. http://collections.library.appstate.edu/findingaids/ua5116

Haigler Family (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Hagler (John) Family of Mecklenburg Co., NC & Some of His Descendants (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Bibliography

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census (Goose Creek, Union, North Carolina). http://tinyurl.com/n7dk6gq

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census (Rural, Mecklenburg, North Carolina). http://tinyurl.com/ztzurqr

Civil Defense Organization, Insignia, and Ranks http://www.alternatewars.com/WW3/Civil_Defense/CD_Organization.htm

National WWII Museum of New Orleans. Take a Closer Look at V-Mail. http://tinyurl.com/m8hzo3j

WWII German Badges and Medals Price Guide - MilitaryItems.com http://tinyurl.com/hjpyv7b

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Katie Grafer in March 2016.

Title
Haigler Family Collection, 1868-1951
Status
Completed
Author
Katie Grafer
Date
2016-03
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA