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Edward H. Brodie Collection, 1904-1967

(Manuscript Collection #132)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Edward H. Brodie Collection
Creator: Brodie, Edward H.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1907-1967) consisting correspondence, publication relating to ECU, research notes, interviews, news clippings, letters, etc. 40 items.
Extent: 0.488 Cubic feet, 79 items , correspondence, research notes, interviews, news clippings, one loose-leaf volume of material, and miscellaneous.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

June 9, 1970, 40 items and one volume; Correspondence, notes, interviews, and a loose-leaf volume of material concerning history of East Carolina University. Gift of Mr. Brodie, Zebulon, N.C.

March 4, 1991, (unprocessed addition 1), 13 pages; Transcript of interview with Mrs. Agnes W. Barrett (1970). Donor: Mr. William A. Shires.

February 26, 1996, (unprocessed addition 2), 1 cubic foot; Papers (1966-1977), including correspondence, poetry, clippings, programs, diary entries, and miscellany. Donor: Mr. Edward H. Brodie.

April 8, 1998, (unprocessed addition 3), 1 cubic foot; Correspondence (1967-1991) and miscellany. Donor: Mr. Edward H. Brodie.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Edward H. Brodie Collection (#132), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Edward H. Brodie

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Terry, June 1979

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Edward H. Brodie, of Zebulon, N.C., is a former East Carolina University student and member of the Fountainhead staff.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

As a student, Brodie compiled material consisting of interviews, correspondence, and publications relating to the history of ECU.

The collection contains information concerning the early years of East Carolina Teacher's Training School and highlights the sequence of events leading from the establishment of the school in 1907 to its subsequent development into a university in 1967. Also included are interviews and articles relating to student impressions of the early years and material featuring the founders of the school such as first president Robert Herring Wright and former Governor Thomas Jarvis, who along with J. Y. Joyner and W. H. Ragsdale, participated actively in the campaign to establish the school.

Of particular interest is a notebook containing typescript and printed articles tracing ECU's growth from its origin to 1969. Two correspondence files exist. The first consists primarily of photocopies of letters among ECU's founders; and the second contains Brodie's personal research correspondence.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entry :

  • North Carolina, Pitt County

Autograph Entry :

  • Wright, Rob[er]t H[erring] 1919

Subject Entries :

  • EDUCATION--COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES--East Carolina University
  • JARVIS, THOMAS JORDAN

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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