October 8, 1975, ca. 100 items; 1 volume, Records of Society (1960-1974), including minutes, bylaws, correspondence, and clippings. Donor: Pitt County Historical Society
March 10, 1976 (Addition 1), ca. 200 items; Correspondence, clippings, minutes and reports of Society plus records of the Greenville Music Club (1949-1950). Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
April 27, 1977 (Addition 2), 50 items; Papers (1975-1976) including correspondence, clippings, photographs, and a speech. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
November 15, 1982 (Addition 3), ca. 50 items; Records (1976) of president, including correspondence, clippings, programs, and miscellaneous. Donor: Dr. Joseph Congleton
April 13, 1983 (Addition 4), 65 items; Files (1980-1983), including correspondence, reports, clippings, minutes, and miscellaneous materials. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, President
April 30, 1986 (Addition 5), 46 items; Correspondence, programs, clippings, and miscellaneous. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
December 29, 1987 (Addition 6), 55 items; Clippings, programs and a manuscript history of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
August 17, 1995 (Addition 7), 1 cubic foot; Society minutes (1974-1979) and operational files (1984-1992), including correspondence, reports, programs, membership records, and miscellany. Donor: Mrs. LaRue Evans
January 7, 2004 (Unprocessed Addition 8), Correspondence (1970-1972) of Program Chairman Ralph Hardee Rives, including letters, notes, postcards, and clippings related to the Society' s tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971 and arrangements for the Society' s annual meeting, 11/12/1971. See preliminary inventory. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives.
September 29, 2004, (unprocessed addition 9), 417 items, 1.0 cubic feet; Correspondence (1999-2004) of Director and later President, Greenville Banks, Jr., including correspondence, agendas and minutes of meetings, financial records and reports, membership files, notes, clippings, photographs, and other records relating to the activities of the Society. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 9/29/2004. Note: Receipt also covers 10 additions to the collection received from Pitt County Historical Society, Greenville, N.C. from donors, Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives, Dr. Joseph Congleton, Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, and Mrs. LaRue Evans, dated 3/10/1976, 4/27/1977, 11/15/1982, 4/13/1983, 4/30/1986, 12/29/1987, 8/17/1995, and 1/7/2004, 9/29/2004, 8/24/2005. Donor: Greenville Banks, Jr., President.
August 24, 2005, (unprocessed addition 10), 5 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Papers (1976-1978, n.d.) including Dedication of the portrait of First Earl of Chatham, Sir William Pitt, 1976; photocopies of newspaper clippings compiled by Joseph W. Congleton, Jr., entitled "Greenville, N.C. in Ante-Bellum North Carolina [ca 1976]," "Cyclone in Greenville, N. C." 1978, "Greenville Institute, Fall Term opens Sept. 3, 1888 [n.d.]," and "Grimesland A Story from Pitt County's Past," by Joseph W. Congleton, Jr. 1977. Recd. 8/24/2005. Note: Receipt also covers 10 additions to the collection received from Pitt County Historical Society, Greenville, N.C. from donors, Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives, Dr. Joseph Congleton, Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, and Mrs. LaRue Evans, dated 3/10/1976, 4/27/1977, 11/15/1982, 4/13/1983, 4/30/1986, 12/29/1987, 8/17/1995, and 1/7/2004, 9/29/2004, 8/24/2005. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.
June 23, 2006, (unprocessed addition 11), 106 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Papers (1964-1965, 1999-2006, n.d.) including correspondence relating to Chronicles of Pitt County, Volume Two, ephemera, historical and obituary clippings, and photographic prints relating to the history of Pitt County, North Carolina, and the activities of the association. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 6/23/2006. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives.
December 5, 2008, (unprocessed addition 12), 34 items, 0.011 cubic feet; Papers (2007-2008) including newspaper clippings, church newsletters, church bulletin, & a staff tribute written by Cynthia Wease concerning the fire that damaged The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville, N.C.; the restoration of the Church; and oversized newspaper clippings. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 12/5/2008. Note: Compiled by JoAnn F. Jones at the donor's request. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives.
May 26, 2009, (unprocessed addition 13), 133 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Records of President Anne B. Sneed (May 2006-June 2009), including correspondence, minutes, financial records, newspaper articles, and printed materials, pertaining to the Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church, Pitt County Civil War Trails, and grant proposals to local foundations. See preliminary inventory. Recd 5/26/2009. Donor: Anne B. Snead, President, PItt Co. Historical Society.
February 11, 2011, (unprocessed addition 14), 0.10 cubic feet; Minutes, October 31, 1993-June 10, 1995 and 4 color photographs of Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church, ca. 2001. The notebook includes Treasurer’s Reports and other items related to the work of the Society. Donor: Nancy Spainhour, Recording Secretary, Pitt Co. Historical Society
February 11, 2011, (unprocessed addition 15), 0.50 cubic feet; Papers include Board of Directors lists (2007-2010) and membership lists (2006-2009); documents related to celebrations for the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Pitt County, N.C; newsletters and brochures, correspondence and Board of Directors meeting agendas and minutes for May 2008 through August 2010; financial records (September 1st, 2007 through August 31, 2010); documents related to 2010 History Day Awards; newspaper clippings (2009-2010); and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies Federation Bulletin issues and other publications related to N.C. history (2008-2010). Donor: Jack Thornton, President, Pitt Co. Historical Society
August 26, 2012, (unprocessed addition 16), 0.20 cubic feet; Papers include speeches (1969-1976) presented by Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives at Historical Society events, correspondence (1983, 2007), clippings of obituaries and articles related to Greenville history (1971-2010), Pitt County history notes, programs for the dedication (1976) of the portrait of the First Earl of Chatham, Sir William Pitt, and the dedication (1955) of the Pitt Association Memorial Tablet and a CD containing jpeg photographs of Susan Haines and Marie Cox. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
June 14, 2017, (unprocessed addition 17), 0.90 cubic feet;Materials (1994-2016) concerning the Pitt County Historical Society including newsletters, church pamphlets, Society highlights, reproduction maps of 1930 Greenville, N.C., newspaper clippings, brochures, papers relating to the publishing of The Chronicles of Pitt County, North Carolina, Vol. II, and photographs and 2001 VCR tape related to events held at and documents related to the history of Historic Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church. Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth H. Sparrow.
February 22, 2019, (unprocessed addition 18), 6.5 cubic feet; This addition includes Historical Society minutes and financial information (2005-2014), photographs (original and copies) gathered for possible use in Vol. II of the Pitt County Chronicles, and documents related to the historic Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church after it was deeded to the Historical Society in 2000. The remaining material (previously stored in the Red Banks Church) includes published Primitive Baptist Association Minutes for North Carolina and other states, the Red Banks Home Demonstration Club minutes and correspondence (1946-1950), large oval photographs of George W. Stokes and his wife Mary Ann Hardee, scan prints of Cherry family members, old Greenville advertising fans, a scrapbook for the Town & Country Senior Citizens Club (1978-1999), and 35 8mm reels of home movies (1947-1967) made by the Keel family of Greenville, N.C. North Carolina Primitive Baptist Assoc. minutes were transferred to the North Carolina Collection in Joyner Library. Gift of Mr. Mickey Harris.
Gift of Pitt County Historical Society
Gift of Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
Gift of Dr. Joseph Congleton
Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow
Gift of Mrs. LaRue Evans
Gift of Greenville Banks, Jr., President, Pitt Co. Historical Society
Gift of Anne B. Snead, President, Pitt Co. Historical Society
Gift of Nancy Spainhour, Recording Secretary, Pitt Co. Historical Society
Gift of Jack Thornton, President, Pitt Co. Historical Society
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth H. Sparrow
Gift of Mickey Harris
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Pitt County Historical Society Papers (#294), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Finding aids completed July 8, 2002, by J. David Walton
Container List revised to include additions 2019 by Faith Harris.