Sallie Joyner Davis Collection

1754-1780, 1861-1866, 1916
Manuscript Collection #133
Davis, Sallie Joyner, 1871-1954
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 20 items , letter, and currency
Preferred Citation
Sallie Joyner Davis Collection (#133), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
No restrictions

Collection (1954-1780, 1861-1866, 1916) consisting of letters, Revolutionary War currency and Civil War money.

Biographical/historical information

Miss Sallie Joyner Davis (1871-1954) was a charter member of the faculty of East Carolina Teachers Training School. A native of Wayne County, she was a niece of Dr. J. Y. Joyner and a descendant of colonial printer James Davis. Miss Davis graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and pursued graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and the University of California. She taught history at East Carolina University from 1909 to 1945. (During this time period the university was known as East Carolina Teachers Training School and East Carolina Teachers College).

Scope and arrangement

The collection contains a letter (1916) from Colonel Fred A. Olds of the North Carolina Historical Commission to Miss Davis in which he proposes that East Carolina develop a historical collection. In order to encourage the collection, Colonel Olds enclosed a quantity of currency, including colonial proclamation money (1754, 1768, 1771), Revolutionary War currency (1780), and a variety of Civil War money. The letter describes the type of shelving needed for storing documents and provides commentary on the history of the currency.

Administrative information
Custodial History

June 15, 1970, 20 items; Letter (1916) and paper currency (1754-1866). Transferred from Business Manager's Office, East Carolina University.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Business Manager's Office, East Carolina University.

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, August 1975

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Davis, Sallie Joyner, 1871-1954
Olds, Fred A.--Correspondence
Corporate Names
East Carolina Teachers College--Faculty
East Carolina Teachers Training School--Faculty
East Carolina University--History
North Carolina Historical Commission
Paper money--United States--History
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military currency
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Military currency
Wayne County (N.C.)