ECU | Joyner Library | Special Collections | Digital Collections
ECU Digital Collections Banner

Greenville High School Collection, 1947-1951

Manuscript Collection #902

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

Title: Greenville High School Collection
Creator: Ziglar, Peggy Nicholls
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1947-1951, undated) of programs relating to various organizations at Greenville High School, Greenville, NC. Organizations include the glee club, Dramateers and the football team.
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 23 items , High School Programs

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

Accessions Information

January 6, 2003, 23 items, 75 p., 0.01 cubic feet; Collection (1947-1951) of programs relating to the Greenville High School Band, Glee Club, Dramateers, Greenville-Kinston Football Game, Commencement exercises, etc. compiled by a member of the Class of 1951. Donor: Peggy Nicholls (Mrs. Richard V.) Ziglar

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

Greenville High School Collection (#902), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Peggy Nicholls (Mrs. Richard V.) Ziglar

Processing Information

  • Processed by Nicole Calderon, April 22, 2010

  • Processed by Dale Sauter, 2010

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

The first public high school in Greenville, North Carolina was established in 1903 on Evans Street, on the present site of Sheppard Memorial Library. In 1915, a new high school building was built on what is now an East Carolina University parking lot, located at the intersection of Fifth and Reade Streets. E. S. Peele served as the first principal of the school in this building. On Wednesday, April 12, 1927, fire engulfed and destroyed the original building. A new building was constructed soon thereafter, soon to be followed by the addition of an auditorium-gymnasium.

In 1955 ground was broken for a new high school on South Elm Street. On November 14, 1957, the building was opened and dedicated as Rose High School. Historically, African-Americans attended C. M. Eppes High School near the current intersection of West Fifth Street and Memorial Drive. Eppes officially began as a high school in 1942. When the majority of the Eppes campus burned on January 28, 1970, integration at the high school level was accelerated with all students attending Rose High School. In 1992 Rose High School opened a new building on Arlington Boulevard, which is its current location.

The donor of this collection attended Greenville High School, graduating in 1951. She was a member of the school's Mixed Chorus.

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

The collection consists of various programs and other related printed materials documenting student events at Greenville High School in Greenville, NC during the years 1948 through1951. The bulk of these relate to activities of the glee club, the mixed chorus and the high school band. Also included is a program from the 1949 Homecoming football game in which Greenville played Kinston. In addition to the programs, there are tickets attached to some of the programs as well. Also present are schedules for choral competitions and a school fashion show. For more details, see container list below.

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

  • Box 1#0902.1
    • Folder a#0902.1.a
      • Program: The Greenville High School Dramateers and Glee Club Present Unto Us the Living (10 November 1948) 1 item. 4 p.  (item #1)
      • Index Card, List of 14 songs attached to 902.1.a. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • Program: The Greenville High School Mixed Chorus Presents The Messiah by Handel (12 December 1948) 1 item. 8 p.  (item #3)
      • Program: The Greenville High School Mixed Chorus Presents The Messiah by Handel (12 December 1948) 1 item. 8 p.  (item #4)
      • Program: Class of 1949, Greenville High School Presents Annie Laurie by Wall Spence (10 February 1949) 1 item. 4 p.  (item #5)
      • Schedule: East Carolina Teacher's College, Greenville, NC, District Music Contest Festival. Schedule of Events (18 March 1949) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
      • Program: Annual Glee Club Concert (18 March 1949) 1 item. 1 p.   (item #7)
      • Ticket: Annual Glee Club Concert (10 May 1949) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Program: Baccalaureate Sermon, Class of 1949, Greenville High School (29 May 1949) 1 item. 4 p.   (item #9)
      • Program: Graduating exercises, Greenville High School, Class of 1949 (2 June 1949) 1 item. 6 p.   (item #10)
      • Program: Greenville high School Glee Clubs and Dramateers present Spreading the Light (Christmas 1949) 1 item. 8 p.   (item #11)
      • Program: Homecoming Game, Greenville High School vs. Kinston, Grainger Stadium (21 October 1949) 1 item. 8 p.  (item #12)
      • Program: Annual Concert, Greenville High School Band and Glee Club. (16 May 1950) 1 item. 1 p.   (item #13)
      • Ticket; Annual Concert, Greenville High School Band and Glee Club, (16 May 1950) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #14)
      • Ticket; Annual Concert, Greenville High School Band and Glee Club (16 May 1950) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #15)
      • Program: The Greenville High School Dramateers Present More Perfect Union (March 1950) 1 item. 4 p.  (item #16)
      • Schedule: East Carolina Teacher's College, Greenville, NC, District Music Contest Festival (17 March 1950) Schedule of Events. Scores of Greenville High School Competitors recorded. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #17)
      • Program: Of These Freedoms, Presented by Dramateers, Band, and Mixed Chorus (21 November 1950) 1 item. 1 p.   (item #18)
      • Program: Ninth Grade Commencement (31 May 1951) 1 item. 8 p.  (item #19)
      • Program: Dramatic Class Presents Bessie the Bandit's Beautiful Baby (undated) 1 item. 1 p.   (item #20)
      • Program: Conference Sunday (7 November [1948]) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #21)
      • Program: An Evening with the Greenville High School Band (undated) 1 item. 1 p.  (item #22)
      • Program: "Fashionable Parade" sponsored by the Teen-Age Club (undated) 1 item. 1 p.   (item #23)

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.

What is this page? Click here to learn more abou this webpage
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
ECU Centennial Logo

Finding Aids for Special Collections and University Archives

© 2002-2011 Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Contact Us ° Digital Collections
Feedback Form
Feedback Analytics