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Neuse Forest Junior College Papers, 1930

Manuscript Collection #486

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Title: Neuse Forest Junior College Papers
Creator: Neuse Forest Junior College
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1930) including correspondence, catalog description, letter.
Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 16 pages, catalog description and correspondence.

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Accessions Information

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

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

Neuse Forest Junior College Papers (#486), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Quintanilla, May 1988

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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

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.'"

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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.

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