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Manuscript Collection #133

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

Title: Sallie Joyner Davis Collection
Creator: Davis, Sallie Joyner, 1871-1954
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1954-1780, 1861-1866, 1916) consisting of letters, Revolutionary War currency and Civil War money.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 20 items , letter, and currency

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

Accessions Information

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

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

Sallie Joyner Davis Collection (#133), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon, August 1975

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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).

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

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.

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.

Autograph Entry :

  • Olds, Fred A. 1916

Subject Entries :

  • EDUCATION--COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES--East Carolina University
  • MONEY AND BANKING--Currency--1754-1780, 1861-1866

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

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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