Thousands of images, texts, and audio/video from ECU's diverse collections and beyond.




The ECU Icons Gallery features individuals who have contributed to the growth of East Carolina University from its founding to the present. They represent nearly every aspect of life at East Carolina: faculty, alumni, administrators, athletes, benefactors, and athletes. Each Icon is represented by a manuscript or archival collection with the Special Collections Division of Joyner Library. These collections are open to the public and we encourage their use in research by our students, faculty, and general population patrons.

New Icon biographies will be added each semester in March, July, and October. To learn more about the history of East Carolina University, please visit the University Archives in Joyner Library.