|Title:||Bath, North Carolina Tricentennial Collection|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||Collection (2000-2006) of brochures, maps, postcards, printed materials, photographic prints; Poster of “North Carolina’s Oldest Town”; correspondence, clippings, programs, ephemera, brochures pamphlets, periodicals, etc.; & “Colonial Bath: A History,” 2005 by Alan D. Watson, Mss typescript; pertaining to the 300th anniversary celebration of Bath, North Carolina and related subjects.|
|Extent:||0.089 Cubic feet, 2 boxes, correspondence, clippings, programs, ephemera, brochures pamphlets, periodicals|
February 7, 2005 21 items, 0.15 cubic feet; Collection (2005) of brochures, maps, postcards, printed materials, and photographic prints of Bath, NC scenes compiled by the donor in celebration of the city's 300th anniversary. Donor: Adrienne Dunning Rea
June 21, 2005 (addition 1) 2 items, 0.001 cubic feet; Poster (2004) entitled North Carolina's Oldest Town: Bath, 1705-2005 produced by the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites, Northeast Division. 2 copies. RESTRICTION to 2/13/2029. Donor: Patricia Samford, Site Manager, Historic Bath; Received through the courtesy of Dr. Keats Sparrow, Dean of Arts and Sciences, East Carolina University.
June 21, 2005 (addition 2) 24 items, 0.03 cubic feet; Collection (14 January - 25 April 2005) including correspondence, clippings, programs, ephemera, brochures, pamphlets, periodicals and posters, etc. relating to the activities of the Bath, North Carolina Tricentennial Steering Committee, the Historic Bath State Historic Site, and events celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of the town on 8 March 2005. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow
December 14, 2006 (addition 3) 1 item, 0.045 cubic feet; Colonial Bath: A History (2005) by Alan D. Watson, tracing the Tricentennial history of Bath, North Carolina, 1705-2005. Typescript. Unbound. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow
September 5, 2007 (addition 4) 80 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Historic Bath Commission files (2000-2006) relating to the planning and organization of the Bath, North Carolina Tricentennial celebrations in 2005 including correspondence, meeting agendas, minutes, budgets, reports, & committee files. Donor: Dr. W. Keats Sparrow
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Bath, North Carolina Tricentennial Collection (#1025), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Mark Custer, December 31, 2007 Processed by Kathryn Louise Sugg 2007 Dale Sauter 2008
Bath, North Carolina is the state’s oldest town and first port, and was chartered by an act of the Colonial General Assembly in 1705. Bath’s Tricentennial Celebration was a cooperative effort by Historic Bath Commission, The Town of Historic Bath, The Bath Tricentennial Steering Committee and The Historic Bath State Historic Site. Opening ceremonies took place on March 8, 2005. Throughout the rest of this year, more events relating to Bath’s history were held. Among these events were military re-enactments, maritime history programs, exhibits and programs focused on Edward Teach. Teach was better known as the notorious pirate Blackbeard, and lived in Bath for a short time before his death in 1718. Closing ceremonies occurred on March 8, 2006. The Special Collections department at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library also provided an in-house exhibit of related materials, many of which are included in the collection.
Materials relate to the planning and administration of the Bath, North Carolina Tricentennial Celebration. These materials include brochures, maps, postcards, photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, ephemera, brochures and posters. Also included is an unbound typescript entitled "Colonial Bath: A History" by Alan D. Watson, ca. 2006. Among the administrative records are Historic Bath Commission files (2000-2006) relating to the planning and organization of events. These records include correspondence, agendas, minutes, budgets and reports.
Rear View (furthest out), Bonner House. Bath, NC (2005) 1 item. 1 p.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery. Bath, NC (2005) 1 item. 1 p.
Front View, Van de Veer House. Bath, NC (2005) 1 item. 1 p.
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