Neuse Forest Junior College Papers

Manuscript Collection #486
Neuse Forest Junior College
Physical description
0.055 Cubic Feet, 16 pages, catalog description and correspondence.
Preferred Citation
Neuse Forest Junior College Papers (#486), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1928) including correspondence, catalog description, letter.

Scope and arrangement

The Neuse Forest, as it was called in official reports, operated from ca. 1926-1933. During this period its primary function was that of an institutional summer school for Wake Forest College (1925-1927) and then for Atlantic Christian College (1928-1933).

The catalog description and correspondence indicate that the school began operation of independent classes in September of 1928 when it became Neuse Forest Junior College. As a junior college it operated a basic two-year curriculum and offered courses such as botany, zoology, English, mathematics, etc. In a letter (May 15, 1930), the acting secretary of the college, Harold Whitehurst, mentions an unsuccessful attempt to associate the college with the UNC system and requests that Columbia University (New York, N.Y.?) take Neuse Forest "under its direction and control by the 'Group Method.'"

Administrative information
Custodial History

December 30, 1983, 16 pages; Catalog description and correspondence (1928). Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore, Greenville, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore

Processing information

Processed by M. Quintanilla, May 1988

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Corporate Names
Neuse Forest Junior College
Junior colleges--North Carolina--New Bern
Summer schools--North Carolina--New Bern