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Raymond Floyd Evans diary

 Collection — Box: SFC1 [F09.090.02.01], Folder: 88
Identifier: MS0088

Scope and Contents

This diary reflects the interests, activities and concerns of an older working class couple over a span of fourteen years. In the rough style and poor spelling characteristic of someone with little formal education, Evans expressed his opinions on the politics of the time. He comments on such events as John F. Kennedy's assassination; the trial of Jack Ruby; Lyndon B. Johnson's administration; the Vietnam War and related protests; the 1968 presidential election; student riots and unrest; the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; the trial of Lieutenant William Calley; and race relations and integrations.


  • Creation: 1963 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Raymond Floyd Evans was born in or near Sentinel, Okla. Known as "Chub," he held a number of itinerant jobs, primarily as a construction laborer, a truck driver, and a small-machinery repairman. Evans and his wife, Florence, apparently had one son, Timothy A. Evans.


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Diary of an itinerant construction laborer, truck driver, and small-machinery repairman living in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Frederick, Oklahoma. Provides opinions on politics and current events.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit by Timothy A. Evans of Fern Park, Fla., 1981

Legal Status

All property rights, literary or otherwise, are retained by the owner, Timothy A. Evans. The owner reserves the right to remove the diary at any time, but in such event he grants to the University the right to make and retain a copy for its collections. The diary may be used by accredited researchers as determined by the University. Publication of the diary in its entirety or in significant extracts that exceed fair use is forbidden, and such rights are retained by the owner. Brief selections, however, may be quoted for non-commercial purposes. The University agrees not to make a copy of the complete diary for anyone without the written consent of the owner.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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