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Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., Collection, 1933-1943

(Manuscript Collection #870)

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

Title: Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., Collection
Creator: Kammerer, Roger E., Jr.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Joe Smith, Jr., V-Mail letter to Ella Frances Viola (Christmas 1943), 1 p.; Photographic print of East Carolina Teacher's College scene (ca. 1940's) (b and w, 3" x 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.
Extent: 0.031 Cubic feet.

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

Accessions Information

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.

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

Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., Collection (#870), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Roger E. Kammerer, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Roger E. Kammerer, Jr., is a freelance artist and local historian living in Greenville, N.C. He was born in 1956 in Nebraska, but spent most of his early life in Swansboro, N.C. Under the mentorship of noted N.C. historian, Tucker Reed Littleton, Kammerer obtained a love for North Carolina history. After receiving a scholarship, Kammerer enrolled in the School of Art at East Carolina University in Greenville in 1974. To date, he has designed numerous book covers, has worked on television commercials and produced artwork for homes and businesses. Kammerer is also known for his oil portraits, historical paintings and numerous mural projects.

In 1984, Kammerer was among the charter members who organized the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc., a local genealogical group. Currently, he is president of the group, and editor of its quarterly journal. In 2004 the Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly received the award from the North Carolina Genealogical Society for the best genealogical publication of the year. Since 1985 Kammerer has also written a column on Pitt County and Greenville history for the Greenville Times. He is a lifetime member of the Pitt County Historical Society, and in recent years has served on the board of the Village of Yesteryear, a complex of twenty-one historic buildings and extensive collection of farm life artifacts. In addition, Kammerer has led several walking tours of the historic downtown area of Greenville, and has authored, or co-authored, twenty-one books and booklets on local history and genealogy.

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 1#0870.1
    • Folder c#0870.1.c
      Sloops to Subchasers: A History of Ship/boatbuilding in North Carolina, by William N. Still, Jr. & Richard Stephenson (n.d.) Photocopy typescript mss. 1 item. ca. 300 p. (ca. 0.10 cubic feet)
Box 2#0870.2
Collection (ca. 1900-1980) of research clippings, notes, photocopies, programs, and notebooks, etc. on Eastern North Carolina genealogy. ca. 300 items. 1500 p. (ca. 1.0 cubic feet)
Box 3#0870.3
Collection (ca. 1965-2001) of research clippings, notes, photocopies, photographs, programs, and notebooks, etc. on Eastern North Carolina genealogy. ca. 350 items. 2000 p. (ca. 1.0 cubic feet)
Box 4#0870.4
Martin County, NC newspapers, (1856, 1859, 1867), including Williamston Democratic Banner, Williamston Expositor, and Williamston Mercury newspapers. Incomplete & partial copies. 6 items. ca. 500 p. (ca. 0.62 cubic feet)
Box 5#0870.5
Williamston Enterprise, Martin County, NC newspaper, (ca. 1969-1974, 1978, 1981), Incomplete & partial copies. ca. 100 items. ca. 600 p. (ca. 0.62 cubic feet)
Box 6#0870.6
Robersonville Weekly Herald, Martin County, NC newspaper, (ca. 1969-1974, 1978, 1981), Incomplete & partial copies. ca. 100 items. ca. 600 p. (ca. 0.62 cubic feet)
Box 7#0870.7
Greenville Daily News (January - March 1919) Bound volume. 1 item. ca. 270 p. (ca. 0.32 cubic feet)

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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