June 11, 2002 (unprocessed), 4 items, 0.001 cubic feet, 4 pages; Joe Smith, Jr., V-Mail letter to Ella Frances Viola (Christmas 1943), 1 p.; Photographic print of East Carolina Teachers College scene (ca. 1940's) (b & w, 3? 4.5?) 1 p.; Theater Program (ca. 1933/34) for Betty and Scarlet Bunny: A 3-Act Fairy Play, (By W. A. Lillycrop adapted by Anne Glenn Robeson) presented by The Episcopal Junior Guild, Austin Building, ECTC, 1 p.; Measles in Quarantine Keep Your Babies Away From Measles Broadside (4/7/1934) posted on the home of Ella Viola McGowan when she had the measles, 1 p. (0.001 cubic feet est.). Donor: Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
July 10, 2003 (unprocessed addition 1)
Sepia, v.12, n.8 (August 1963) Magazine published monthly for African American market by Sepia Publishing Company, 1220 Harding Street, Fort Worth, TX. Donor: Roger E. Kammerer Jr.
July 6, 2005 (unprocessed addition 2), 778 items, 4.28 cubic feet; Collection (1856-2001) of manuscripts, research clippings, notes, photocopies, photographic prints, programs, notebooks, and newspapers, relating to the history and genealogy of Eastern North Carolina, especially Robersonville and Williamston in Martin County, NC. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
September 27, 2016 (unprocessed addition 3),0.20 cubic feet; Addition includes 21 photographs (most unidentified and of World War II era) belonging to Samuel Lowell May and his wife Clara of Los Angeles, California, and donated via Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., by LaRue Evans. Several pertain to military bases, one is identified as the 657th Engineer Topographic Battalion (40th Infantry Division, U.S. Army), two are of decapitated Asian bodies surrounded by many onlookers, several are of men in U.S. Army uniform, and one is of Cecil May in U.S. Marine corporal uniform. Also included are a photocopy of a letter (1913) containing reminiscences of Confederate veteran John W. Vernelson (of N.C. State Troops) war service and describing the Veterans Reunion at Gettysburg, PA; a photograph of a print (or painting) of Rev. Joseph Peirson (first rector of St. Peters Episcopal Church, Washington, NC); 2 receipts (1909-1910) for sales by Crown Bottling Works in New Bern, NC; 5 Pitt County, NC, land grants and deeds (1782-1837) from the estate of Clarice Mills related to the Boyd, Edwards, and Nobles families; and the book (2011) “One of the Lucky Ones,” Edgar Cannon’s Contributions in World War II, autographed by the authors Carol Cannon Tuttle and Michael Lawrence Cannon. Donor: LaRue Evans via Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.; estate of Clarice Mills via Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.; Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
June 13, 2017 (unprocessed addition 4),0.30 cubic feet; Addition includes birth and death information concerning Henry Pittman (Halifax Co., N.C.) and wife Harriett T. Higgs Pittman, Moore and Sewell families of Onslow Co., N.C., and Davis family (Onslow Co.?); and Bible records for John T. Eldridge (Northampton Co., N.C.) and wife Alberta Rogers Eldridge; and a partial 1794 Bible containing Wilder/Hatsell family records. Also included are two 1944 photographs of which one depicts Company 4555 at U.S. Naval Training Station in Bainbridge, Maryland; and deeds and estate records (1886-1917) concerning the Cox family of Pitt Co., N.C.; and an 1858 document concerning the Wardens for the Poor of Pitt Co. account with Thomas E. Nelson. Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
November 7, 2018 (unprocessed addition 5), 1.0 cubic feet; Included is a 16mm color silent film titled “Greenville in Reelife” filmed in Greenville, North Carolina, in June 1941 by E. V. Atkinson, director and cinematographer for Reelife Motion Pictures. The film, which needs extensive preservation work, has shots of city officials, city departments, industries, street scenes, churches, civic clubs, and beauty spots and was first shown at the Pitt Theatre. This addition also includes 3 carousels of slides documenting Pitt County, NC, taken by Connor Eagles around 1970; the slides in one carousel show tobacco fields and tobacco related shots, and the two other carousels of slides document old houses. Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
Gift of LaRue Evans via Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
Gift of Estate of Clarice Mills via Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., Collection (#870), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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