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Pitt County Historical Society Papers, 1949-2010

Manuscript Collection #294

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Title: Pitt County Historical Society Papers
Creator: Pitt County Historical Society
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
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

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Accessions Information

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. Rec’d. 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 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. 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 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, & 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

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

Pitt County Historical Society Papers (#294), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • 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

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 9#0294.9
    • Folder h#0294.9.h
      • Postcard (3/14/1970) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Judith Ellison, Old South Historical Research, South Miamia, FL, re: thanks for letter, planning to retire. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
      • Letter of confirmation for private coach tour (8/11/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Carolina Trailways Sales Dept. Note: Please cancel. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • Letter (9/14/1971) to Mrs. David G. Holmes, Willliamsburg, VA, re: Pitt County Historical Society tour, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Letter (10/10/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Tabitha M. De Visconti, Farmville, NC, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #4)
      • Letter of confirmation for private coach tour (10/15/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Carolina Trailways Sales Dept. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Program (10/17/1971) of Memorial Baptist Church, 4th & Greene Streets, Greenville, NC, C. Norman Bennett, Jr., Minister. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #6)
      • Letter (10/21/1971) to Mrs. David G. Holmes, Willliamsburg, VA, re: Pitt County Historical Society tour, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
      • Clipping. "18th Century Party Planned," Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC (10/21/1971) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Clipping. "Historical Society Is Sponsoring Tour," Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC (10/21/1971) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #9)
      • Letter (10/21/1971) to Dear Member or Friend of the Pitt County Historical Society, from Ralph Hardee Rives, Program Chairman, re: Tour of Colonial Williamsburg 10/30/1971. Note: Mimeographed. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #10)
      • Letter (10/22/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Mrs. David G. Holmes, Willliamsburg, VA, re: Pitt County Historical Society tour, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #11)
      • Letter (10/22/1971) to Carter's Grove Plantation, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, CA, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #12)
      • Note (c. 10/22/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Carrie Y. (Mrs. J. B.) Speight, re: space on Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #13)
      • Postcard (10/25/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Mildred J. Southwick, Winterville, NC, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #14)
      • Letter (10/25/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Miss Annie Turner, Greenville, NC, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #15)
      • Letter (c. 10/25/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from jinx Adams, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #16)
      • Letter (10/25/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Tabitha M. De Visconti, Farmville, NC, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #17)
      • Letter (c. 10/25/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Charlotte C. Knighten, Greenville, NC, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #18)
      • Note (c. 10/25/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Carrie Y. (Mrs. J. B.) Speight, Winterville, NC, re: payment for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #19)
      • Letter (10/27/1971) to Members of Pitt County Historical Society from Mrs. Pattie Wooten, Secretary, re: Madame Suzanne Silvercruys, Belgian national, US resident, German prisoner during World War II, interesting speaker, will speak at 11/12/1971 meeting. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #20)
      • Letter (10/27/1971) to Dear Member or Friend of the Pitt County Historical Society, from Ralph Hardee Rives, Program Chairman, re: Tour of Colonial Williamsburg 10/30/1971. Note: Mimeographed. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #21)
      • Letter (10/28/1971) to M. Ernest Staes, Cultural Couselor, Belgian Embassy, Washington, DC, re: borrow Belgian flag and gift of posters for display at speech of Madame Suzanne Silvercruys, in Halifax, NC. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #22)
      • Postcard (10/29/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Mrs. L. H. Ellis, Winterville, NC, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #23)
      • Note (c. 10/29/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from "Miss Pattie" Wooten, re: plans for Pitt County Historical Society tour of Colonial Williamsburg, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #24)
      • Letter (11/2/1971) to Frank Pearsall, c/o Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., Williamsburv, VA, re: Pitt County Historical Society tour, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #25)
      • Letter (11/3/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from Ernest Staes, Cultural Counselor Belgian Embassy, Washington, DC, re: loan of Belgian flag, gift of a few posters. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #26)
      • Clipping "Historical Meet Speaker Named," Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC (11/7/1971), 1 item. 1 p.  (item #27)
      • Clipping. "County's Role in World War I Cited in Address," Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC (11/12/1971) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #28)
      • Program (11/12/1971) "1917 - 1918: A Salute to the Role of Pitt County in World War I. The Pitt County Historical Society Dinner Meeting, South Dining Hall, East Carolina Univesity, Friday, November 12, 1971, even o'clock p.m." Note. Mimeographed. 1 item . 4 p.  (item #29)
      • Program (11/12/1971) "1917 - 1918: A Salute to the Role of Pitt County in World War I. The Pitt County Historical Society Dinner Meeting, South Dining Hall, East Carolina Univesity, Friday, November 12, 1971, even o'clock p.m." Note. Mimeographed. 1 item (duplicate). 4 p.  (item #30)
      • Letter (11/18/1971) to M. Ernest Staes, Cultural Couselor, Belgian Embassy, Washington, DC, re: return of borrowed Belgian flag and gift of posters. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #31)
      • Letter (11/22/1971) to Mr. Curtis Hendrix, North Carolina National Bank, Five Points, Greenville, NC, re: appreciation for support of Pitt County Historical Society sponsorship of Madame Suzanne Silvercruys visit to this area. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #32)
      • Letter (11/22/1971) to Mr. Jack Minges, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Inc., Greenville, NC, re: appreciation for support of Pitt County Historical Society sponsorship of Madame Suzanne Silvercruys visit to this area. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #33)
      • Letter (12/2/1971) to Ralph Hardee Rives from E. Frank Pearsall, II, Assistant Director of Presentation Services, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23185, re: Pitt County Historical Society tour, 10/30/1971. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #34)
      • Invitation (12/12/1971) to First Annual Christmas Party for the members of the Pitt County Historical Society featuring "An Eighteenth Century Carolina Christmas." 1 item. 2 p.  (item #35)
      • Invitation (12/12/1971) to First Annual Christmas Party for the members of the Pitt County Historical Society featuring "An Eighteenth Century Carolina Christmas." 1 item. (duplicate) 4 p.  (item #36)
      • Clipping. "Greenville's Founding Date Is Disputed: Evidence Suggests 1772 Instead of 1774." Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC (1/12/1972) 1 item. 2 p.  (item #37)
      • Clipping. "Rose Recalls Lab School Background," Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC (1/17/1972). 1 item. 1 p.  (item #38)
      • Postcard (undated) to Miss Pattie Wooten, Greenville, NC, re: invitation to attend Pitt County Historical Society meeting 11/12/1971. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #39)
      • Postcard (undated) Ralph Hardee Rives from Junius H. Rose, President, notifying Pitt County Historical Society members that the price for dinner at the 11/12/1971 meeting will be $3.75. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #40)
    • Folder i#0294.9.i
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Newsletters, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, August 2002. 15 items. 23 p.
    • Folder j#0294.9.j
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Newsletters, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, September 2002. 12 items. 12 p.
    • Folder k#0294.9.k
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Newsletters, Photographs, Clippings, Financial reports, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, October 2002. 27 items. 54 p.
    • Folder l#0294.9.l
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Newsletters, Photographs, Clippings, Financial reports, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, November 2002. 7 items. 10 p.
    • Folder m#0294.9.m
      Correspondence, compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, December 2002. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder n#0294.9.n
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Financial reports, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, January 2003. 8 items. 32 p.
    • Folder o#0294.9.o
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Financial reports, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, February 2003. 12 items. 16 p.
    • Folder p#0294.9.p
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Newsletters, Photographs, Clippings, Financial reports, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, March 2003. 12 items. 47 p.
    • Folder q#0294.9.q
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Photographs, Clippings, Financial reports, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, April 2003. 12 items. 24 p.
    • Folder r#0294.9.r
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, Photographs, Clippings, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, Mayl 2003. 5 items. 11 p.
    • Folder s#0294.9.s
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Photographs, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, June 2003. 6 items. 8 p.
    • Folder t#0294.9.t
      Correspondence, Financial records, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, July 2003. 3 items. 6 p.
    • Folder u#0294.9.u
      Correspondence, Financial records, North Carolina History and Fiction Digital Library support, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, August 2003. 15 items. 54 p.
    • Folder v#0294.9.v
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, September 2003. 5 items. 10 p.
    • Folder w#0294.9.w
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Lost Treasure Magazine, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, October 2003. 10 items. 83 p.
    • Folder x#0294.9.x
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Financial records, Newsletters, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, November 2003. 4 items. 11 p.
    • Folder y#0294.9.y
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Financial records, Clippings, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, November 2003. 6 items. 9 p.
    • Folder z#0294.9.z
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Financial records, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, January 2004. 9 items. 15 p.
    • Folder za#0294.9.za
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Clippings, Financial records, Web page, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, February 2004. 9 items. 23 p.
    • Folder zb#0294.9.zb
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Clippings, Financial records, Press release, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, March 2004. 14 items. 22 p.
    • Folder zc#0294.9.zc
      Correspondence, Agendas, Minutes, Clippings, Financial records, Press release, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, April 2004. 5 items. 7 p.
    • Folder zd#0294.9.zd
      Correspondence, Minutes, Clippings, Financial records, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, May 2004. 4 items. 6 p.
    • Folder ze#0294.9.ze
      Clippings, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, June 2004. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder zf#0294.9.zf
      Miscellaneous: Clippings, Photographs, Negatives, etc. compiled by president of Pitt County Historical Society, 2001-2002. 8 items. 34 p.
    • Folder zg#0294.9.zg
      75th Anniversary Steering Committee files, 2002. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zh#0294.9.zh
      AccuCopy of Greenville. Brohure printing file, 2002. 4 items. 9p.
    • Folder zi#0294.9.zi
      Brochure. Design & printing file, 2002. 18 items. 38 p.
    • Folder zj#0294.9.zj
      Clippings, etc. 2001-2002. 34 items. 2 p.
    • Folder zk#0294.9.zk
      Correspondence, etc., 2000-2003. 37 items. 38 p.
    • Folder zl#0294.9.zl
      Director's Correspondence, 1999-2001. 28 items. 34 p.
    • Folder zm#0294.9.zm
      Director's File, 1999-2001. 58 items. 77 p.
    • Folder zn#0294.9.zn
      Greenville & Pitt County Sources, by Nancy Shires, 2002. 1 item. 22 p.
    • Folder zo#0294.9.zo
      Humber House file, 2000-2002. 3 items. 10 p.
    • Folder zp#0294.9.zp
      Newsletter, 2001-2002. 3 items. 7 p.
    • Folder zq#0294.9.zq
      Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church. Acquisition file, 2000-2003. 18 items. 72 p.
    • Folder zr#0294.9.zr
      Dr. W. Keats Sparrow file, 2002. 1 item. 1 p.
  • Box 10#0294.10
    • Folder a#0294.10.a
      Chronicles of Pitt County, Volume Two Correspondence, etc. (1999-2006) 39 items. 75 p.
    • Folder b#0294.10.b
      Ephemera (2001-2006) 7 items. 8 p.
    • Folder c#0294.10.c
      Historical and Obituary clippings (2001-2006) 57 items. 70 p.
    • Folder d#0294.10.d
      Photgraphic prints (ca 1964-1965) 3 items. 3p.
    • Folder e#0294.10.e
      Newspaper clippings, church newsletters, church bulletin, and a staff tribute written by Cynthia Wease (2007-2008) concerning the fire that damaged The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville, N.C. and the restoration of the Church. 1 box. 1 folder. 27 items. 37 p. Recd. 12/5/2008
    • Folder f#0294.10.f
      Board
      • Board. (undated) List of members acting on the Board of the Pitt County Historical Society. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
    • Folder g#0294.10.g
      Civil War Trails
      • Civil War Trails (undated) Pamphlet entitled "North Carolina Civil War Trails;" Shows end of the war campaigns in the Carolinas, shows and defines battles, as well as a few brief histories of key battles in the war. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
      • "Marking the Past" (2006) Daily Reflector newspaper clipping; discusses four Civil War Trail signs to go up in Pitt County. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #2)
      • Letter (undated) requesting help in funding the establishment of Pitt County Civil War Trails. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Emails (2006) concerning the placement of a historical marker in Falkland, N.C. 2 items. 2 p.  (item #4)
      • Letter (2006) from W.R. "Bob Newton, detailing his donation to the NC Civil War Trail project. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Newspaper (2006) clipping titled "Civil War Story" from the Daily Reflector. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
      • Emails (2006) concerning the Civil War Trail markers, including placement of makers, money raised, maintenance fees, grants, et all. 15 items. 19 p.  (item #7)
      • Letter (ca 2007) thanking those who donated to the Pitt County Civil War Trails. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Letter (ca 2006) outlining plans to place three additional Civil War Trail makers in Pitt County. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #9)
    • Folder h#0294.10.h
      Civil War Trails; Pitt County Project
      • North Caroina Civil War Trails; Pitt County Project (ca 2006) File documenting North Carolina Civil War Trails project in Pitt County. Contains pictures, mission statement, markers in Costal and Eastern N.C., and historical information about Potter's Raid. Loose leaf bound. 1 item. ca 50 p.  (item #1)
    • Folder i#0294.10.i
      Red Banks Church
      • Red Banks Church (undated) Letter from the Pitt County Historical Society outlining the history of the Red Banks Primitive Church, requesting for assistance in restoration, renovation, and maintenance of the building. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #1)
      • Red Banks Church (undated) Leaflet relating to the history of the Red Banks Church during a Union Raid of 1863. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • Newspaper (2007) titled "Society holds Dinner on the Grounds," from the Daily Reflector. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #3)
      • Pamphlet (2006) from the Historic Red Banks Primitive Baptists church listing patrons, supporters, and friends. 2 items. 2 p.  (item #4)
      • Newspaper (2006) clipping from the Daily Reflector, titled "Historic Red Banks Church to hold an open house Oct. 7." 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Program (2007) from the Historic Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Open House. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #6)
      • Letter (2008) and email concerning monetary gifts to the Red Banks Primitive Church. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #7)
      • List (2007-2008) of memorials to Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Booklet (ca 2007) listing the accomplishments of the Historic Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church, prepared by Geralene Mills Sutton. 1 item. 7 p.  (item #9)
      • Report (2006) of total income and expenses of the Red Banks Church. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #10)
      • Roster (2007) from a quilt raffle fundraiser. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #11)
    • Folder j#0294.10.j
      Membership
      • Flyer (undated) calling for people to either join or renew their membership in the Pitt County Historical Society. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #1)
      • List (2007) of Pitt County History Society Membership, new and renewals. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #2)
    • Folder k#0294.10.k
      June (2008)
      • Invitation (2008) to a banquet at the Red Banks Primitive Church. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
    • Folder l#0294.10.l
      May (2008)
      • Letter (2008) thanking Nile and Elaine for their donation to the Red Banks Primitive Church and inviting them a Annual Dinner on the grounds of the church. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
      • Minutes (2008) from PCHS Board Meeting. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
    • Folder m#0294.10.m
      April (2008)
      • Newspaper (2008) clipping from the Daily Reflector, titled "Stop, Look, Listen, & Learn. History walk cites Greenville's past, options for future." 1 item. 2 p.  (item #1)
      • Letter (2007) from Dr. Chad Ross, thanking the Pitt County Historical Society for the plaques donated to the National History Day competition. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • Minutes (2008) from April's meeting of the Pitt County Historical Society. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Balance sheet (2008) for the Pitt County Historical Society, as of April. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #4)
    • Folder n#0294.10.n
      March (2008) - Business (2008) from the month of March for the Pitt County Historical Society. Contains emails about the Spring Dinner, schedules for board meetings, brochure titled "Governor Richard Caswell: A Man Much Denied," March's Balance sheet, and PCHS minutes for March. 5 items. 7 p.
    • Folder o#0294.10.o
      February (2008) - Flyer (2008) for the Second Annual Antique "Show and Tell," schedule for February's board meeting, and minutes. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder p#0294.10.p
      January (2008) - Letter (2008) asking people to renew or join the Pitt County Historical Society, schedule for January's board meeting, minutes, and balance sheet. 4 items. 6 p.
    • Folder q#0294.10.q
      December (2007) - Invitation (2007) to the PCHS's Annual Christmas Tea, minutes for December, and balance sheet. 3 items. 5 p.
    • Folder r#0294.10.r
      November (2007) - "Who's Who In Pitt County Cemeteries" (2007) Pamphlet; Schedule for November's board meeting, minutes & balance sheet. 4 items. 6 p.
    • Folder s#0294.10.s
      October (2007) - Business (2007) for the month of October; Contains newspaper clipping titled "Historian Bill Kittrell documents Pitt County's Cemeteries in two volumes. Contains letters, schedule for October's board meeting, minutes, and balance sheet, and a flyer. 6 items 7 p.
    • Folder t#0294.10.t
      September (2007) - Business (2007) for the month of September. Contains a letter to members, agenda for PCHS Board Planning Session, September's Balance sheet, and minutes. 4 items. 5 p.
    • Folder u#0294.10.u
      August (2007)
      • Business (2007) for the month of August. Contains letters concerning grants, and balance sheet. 3 items. 5 p.  (item #1)
      • Pamphlet (2007) from September to August containing the balance sheet, cash flow report, 2007 memberships, attendance/fall dinner Nov. 2, 2006, attendance for spring dinner May 3, 2007, donors for Red Banks Church Annual Fund Drive, donors for Red Banks Church Quilt Raffle, and book sales. 1 item. 17 p.  (item #2)
    • Folder v#0294.10.v
      July (2007) - Report (2007) for the net worth of the Pitt County Historical Society. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder w#0294.10.w
      June (2007) - Business (2007) for the month of June. Letter acknowledging opening of a CD with Southern Bank and balance sheet for the month of June. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder x#0294.10.x
      May (2007) - Papers (2007) concerning PCHS business for the month of May. Contains flyer for Spring Dinner meeting, curriculum vita, detailed transaction report, and schedule for board meeting. 5 items. 9 p.
    • Folder y#0294.10.y
      April (2007) - Papers (2007) from April. Contains a newspaper article titled "A 'Look Back' well received in the county" from the Daily Reflector, schedule for month's board meeting, balance sheet, and minutes. Letter of thanks for donating plaques to History Day competition, and program from event. 6 items. 7 p.
    • Folder z#0294.10.z
      March (2007) - Business (2007) for the PCHS, contains March's balance sheet, minutes, and schedule for monthly board meeting. 3 items. 5 p.
    • Folder za#0294.10.za
      February (2007) - Business (2007) for the month of February, contains monthly balance sheet, schedule for board meeting, minutes, and list of contributions made during a fundraiser for the Historic Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church. 5 items. 7 p.
    • Folder zb#0294.10.zb
      January (2007)
      • Minutes (2007) balance sheet , and schedule for month board meeting for the month of January. 3 item. 4 p.  (item #1)
      • Report (2006-2007) containing tentative balance sheet reflection all accounts for the PCHS as of December 31, 2006. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #2)
      • Minutes (2006) for the month of November. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #3)
      • Paper (2007) pertaining to Architecture of Pitt County. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #4)
    • Folder zc#0294.10.zc
      December (2006) - Balance sheets (2006) for the month of December. Detailed report for the entire fiscal year, and detailed report of transactions. 3 items. 36 p.
    • Folder zd#0294.10.zd
      November (2006) - "Civil War Trails of Pitt County" (2006) Brochure; & schedule for November's board meeting. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder ze#0294.10.ze
      October (2006) - Business (2006) contains schedule for Octobers monthly board meeting, balance sheet, cash flow report, detailed reports, and minutes. 5 items. 9 p.
    • Folder zf#0294.10.zf
      September (2006) - Business (2006) for the month of September, contains minutes, treasurer's report, Federation Bulletin, agenda for Board planning session, cash flow accounts, et all. 4 items. 21 p.
    • Folder zg#0294.10.zg
      August (2006) - Business (2006) for the month of August. Contains account balances reports as of 31 August, revised 9 Sept., 14 Sept., & 1 Oct.. 3 items. 7 p.
    • Folder zh#0294.10.zh
      July (2006) - Business (2006) for the month of July. Contains account balances report, letter concerning the placement of a communication tower, newspaper article titled "Bringing the Past to Life" from the Daily Reflector, and a copy of the Past to Present newsletter. 4 items. 14 p.
    • Folder zi#0294.10.zi
      June (2006) - Business (2006) for the month of June. Contains account balance report, letter of thanks from the North Carolinana Society, and minutes from monthly meeting. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder zj#0294.10.zj
      May (2006) - Business (2006) for the month of May, contains monthly balance report and minutes. 2 items. 2 p.
  • Box 11#0294.11
    • Folder a#0294.11.a
      Pitt County Historical Society Minutes (10/31/1993 - 6/10/1995). Nancy Spainhour, Recording Secretary. Four photographs of Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church (ca. 2001). 5 items.
    • Folder b#0294.11.b
      Lists (2008-2010) of Pitt County Historical Society Members, Board of Directors. 3 items.
    • Folder c#0294.11.c
      Pitt County Historical Society Information related to celebration of Pitt County's 250th birthday 2010. 14 items.
    • Folder d#0294.11.d
      Pitt County Historical Society mailings (5/2008-8/2010) to membership. 30 items.
    • Folder e#0294.11.e
      Pitt County Historical Society correspondence received (05/2008-08/2010), including a letter from N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue. 50 items.
    • Folder f#0294.11.f
      Pitt County Historical Society Board of Directors Meeting Agendas (05/2008-08/2010). 29 items.
    • Folder g#0294.11.g
      Pitt County Historical Society Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (5/2008-8/2010). 26 items.
    • Folder h#0294.11.h
      Pitt County Historical Society Financial Transactions (9/1/2007-8/31/2010). Jack Thornton, President. 36 items.
    • Folder i#0294.11.i
      ECU's 2010 History Day programs and photographs. Plaques paid for by Pitt County Historical Society and PCHS representative, Mary Everett, judged contest entries. 7 items.
    • Folder j#0294.11.j
      Lists (2006-2009) of Pitt County Historical Society Membership. 4 items.
    • Folder k#0294.11.k
      Newspaper clippings (2009-2010) related to Pitt County Historical Society and the 250th Pitt County Birthday Celebration. 17 items.
    • Folder l#0294.11.l
      Federation Bulletins and other publications (2008-2010) relating to NC History. 16 items.
  • Box 12#0294.12
    • Folder a#0294.12.a
      Speeches by Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives re Pitt County, NC, history, 1968-1976
    • Folder b#0294.12.b
      1955 Program (copy) for the Dedication of the Memorial Tablet and Program (1976) for the Dedication of the portrait of Sir William Pitt at the Pitt County Courthouse, NC, 1955, 1976
    • Folder c#0294.12.c
      Letter and clippings from bulletins re the Centennial Celebration of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenville, NC, 2007
    • Folder d#0294.12.d
      Correspondence and newspaper clipping related to recovery from an arson fire at The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville, NC, 2007-2008
    • Folder e#0294.12.e
      Correspondence, notes, articles and a CD re history of Pitt County, NC , 1968-2007, undated
    • Folder f#0294.12.f
      Newspaper clippings of obituaries and articles re Greenville, NC, history, 1971-2010
Oversize Folder 10os1#0294.10os1
Newspapers and newspaper clippings (2007-2008) concerning the fire that damaged The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville, N.C. and the restoration of the Church. 1 folder. 7 items. 11 p. Recd. 12/5/2008

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