|Title:||North Carolina History Slide Collection|
|Creator:||Lennon, Donald R.|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Collection (1946-1984 bulk: 1981-1984) of slides of historic buildings, sites, documents, and persons, compiled by East Carolina University faculty members Donald R. Lennon and Fred Ragan for use in their joint North Carolina History course (History 3100). Rec’d. 12/31/1984.|
|Extent:||0.25 Cubic feet, 1 box, Photographic Slides|
January 7, 2004, 500 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Collection (1946-1984 [bulk 1981-1984]) of slides of historic buildings, sites, documents, and persons, compiled by East Carolina University faculty members Donald R. Lennon and Fred Ragan for use in their joint North Carolina History course (History 3100). Donor: Donald R. Lennon
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
North Carolina History Slide Collection (#984), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Mark Custer, February 15, 2008
Container List by: Stacey Smith December 2003
Description by: Christie Williams April 2007
Donald R. Lennon and Dr. Fred D. Ragan collected the slides for use in the North Carolina History course (HIST 3100) that they both taught at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Ragan’s tenure lasted from1965 through 1996, and Lennon taught from 1964 through 2001. During Lennon’s tenure at ECU, he also set up and managed the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, now a core collection in the Special Collections department at ECU’s Joyner Library.
This collection consists of 504 slides related to North Carolina history. The slides consist of Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefield engravings, maps, people, landscapes and historic homes. Among the specific locations documented are Edenton, Davidson College and Alamance Battlefield. The images include both modern day photographs and older images. Dates reflect when the slides were produced, not necessarily the time period of the image.
Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.
Civil War (29 items, 2 p.)
Davidson College (23 items, 2 p.)
Edenton, NC (30 items, 2 p.)
Alamance Battlefield (17 items, 1 p.)
Old House - NC History (21 items, 2 p.)
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) Slides (35 items, 2 p.)
Alamance Battlefield - Guilford (29 items, 2 p.)
Getsinger Family Papers - 35 mm slides from sketchbook (6 items, 1 p.)
Piedmont, NC (33 items, 2 p.)
Miscellaneous slides (77 items, 6 p.), ca. 1981-1983
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.