|Title:||Pitt County Historical Society Papers|
|Creator:||Pitt County Historical Society|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Records (1955, 1960-2010) of the Pitt County Historical Society (of North Carolina), including minutes, bylaws, correspondence, and clippings, photographs, financial records, programs and photographs. Also included are the records (1949-1950) of the Greenville Music Club.|
|Extent:||2.572 Cubic feet, 12 boxes, consisting of correspondence, programs, minutes, clippings, financial records, speeches, photographs|
October 8, 1975 (Unprocessed), ca. 100 items; 1 volume, Records of Society (1960-1974), including minutes, bylaws, correspondence, and clippings. Donor: Pitt County Historical Society
March 10, 1976 (Unprocessed 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 (Unprocessed Addition 2), 50 items; Papers (1975-1976) including correspondence, clippings, photographs, and a speech. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
November 15, 1982 (Unprocessed Addition 3), ca. 50 items; Records (1976) of president, including correspondence, clippings, programs, and miscellaneous. Donor: Dr. Joseph Congleton
April 13, 1983 (Unprocessed Addition 4), 65 items; Files (1980-1983), including correspondence, reports, clippings, minutes, and miscellaneous materials. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, President
April 30, 1986 (Unprocessed Addition 5), 46 items; Correspondence, programs, clippings, and miscellaneous. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
December 29, 1987 (Unprocessed Addition 6), 55 items; Clippings, programs and a manuscript history of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
August 17, 1995 (Unprocessed 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 Being processed, 3/10/2005. Financial value: Donor estimates $0.00. Extraordinary costs: ECU staff estimates $0.00. 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.];" & "Grimesland A Story from Pitt Countys 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. Being processed, 3/10/2005. Financial value: Donor estimates $0.00. Extraordinary costs: ECU staff estimates $0.00. 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.> Note: Financial value: Donor estimates $0.00. Extraordinary costs: ECU staff estimates $0.00.. 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; & oversized newspaper clippings. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 12/5/2008. Note: Compiled by JoAnn F. Jones at the donors 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, & printed materials, pertaining to the Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church, Pitt County Civil War Trails, & 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
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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