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Howell Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0264

Abstract

Papers of the Powell, Poole, O’Rorke, and Claney families of Charlotte, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and New York City, concerning various aspects of their entertainment careers. Individuals featured in the papers include Conza Howell and her husband, Howard Moorehead Claney. The collection primarily consists of correspondence and photographs.

Dates

  • 1898 - 1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research; the Museum of the New South holds the right to borrow material from the collection for exhibition purposes (donation/agreement clause).

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

Conza Howell Claney, a native Charlottean, lived in New York City where she was the stylist for the Decorative Fabrics Division of Burlington Mills of North Carolina. She attended Columbia University, the National Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League, and at the Fontainebleau Fine Arts School in France. Her silhouettes of seamen are now at South Street Seaport Museum in lower Manhattan, N.Y. Howard Moorehead Claney, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., was a prominent announcer and commentator in radio and television. After retiring from the business, he built a home in Charlotte, North Carolina (at 900 Berkeley Avenue) with his wife Conza Claney. Helon Poole, owned and operated the Poole School of Dance in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her daughter, Patricia, performed with the June Taylor Dancers and married actor Dick Van Patten.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from the Museum of the New South, 1999 (via Jean Johnson).

Processing Information

Processed by David Rhoton and James Kusik, 2002.
Title
Howell Family papers
Status
Completed
Author
David Rhoton and James Kusik
Date
2002
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated