Guide to the Delmas Parker Papers, 1962-1975

Summary Information

Title: Delmas Parker Papers, 1962-1975
Collection: AC.568
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (1 folder, 1 folder in cold storage)

This is a collection by Delmas Parker of his papers and research on black education in Ashe County (North Carolina) 1870-1964. It includes his final paper for Dr. Carl Ross of Appalachian State University, one color photo in Cold Storage, and photocopies of magazine articles.

Creator: Parker, Delmas

Biographical/Historical Note

Delmas is a retired educator and civic leader in North Carolina.

As of July 2007 he has served as Second Vice Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. He has served at every level of politics in the Party, from the precinct level to the leadership of the State Party. Delmas has served as Ashe County Chair, as Vice Chair of the 5th and 10th Congressional Districts, as Chair of the 5th Congressional District, as a candidate for Congress in the 5th Congressional District, as a member of the State Executive Committee. Delmas lives in Clemmons and is married to Sue Lewis Parker. He has one son and three grandchildren.

Scope and Contents

This collection represents some of the research by Delmas Parker on black education in Ashe County, North Carolina. It includes his final paper "The Development of Black Education in Ashe County 1870-1964", a color photo of the last black school in Jefferson, Ashe County, and some articles used in his research.


The items are in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The donor and origin of this collection are unknown. Accession number is AC.2002.014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.568: Delmas Parker Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Color Photograph of Last Black School in Ashe County, North Carolina, circa 1962 Cold_Storage 1
Paper for Dr. Carl Ross by Delmas Parker, May 5, 1975 ACSC_Box 16.32