|Title:||Sallie Joyner Davis Collection|
|Creator:||Davis, Sallie Joyner, 1871-1954|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|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|
June 15, 1970, 20 items; Letter (1916) and paper currency (1754-1866). Transferred from Business Manager's Office, East Carolina University.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Sallie Joyner Davis Collection (#133), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by D. Lennon, August 1975
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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).
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.
Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.
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.