Speight, Henry F., Collection

Manuscript Collection #1047

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Henry F. Speight Collection
    Creator: Rosenthal, Odeda
    Speight, Henry F.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Abstract: This collection contains documents from 1949-1953 related to Reverend Henry Speight, born in Greenville, NC, who was a pastor for the First Christian Church in Staunton, Indiana, and the Vanceboro Christian Church in Vanceboro, North Carolina.
    Extent: 0.03 Cubic Feet, 11 items ,
  • Description

    This collection contains photos of Reverend Henry Speight, and notes on members of church (1949-1953) including dates for baptisms, funerals, and marriages. Other documents include minutes from a church meeting (1952) at Vanceboro Christian Church, a letter from a member informing Rev. Speight he's no longer attending his church (1953), a letter from E.E. Edwards to Mr. Lancaster about speaking at his church (1953), a post card from Hebron Colony, Inc. and a letter from the pension fund of disciples of Christ to Rev. Henry Speight (1953). A letter to Reverend Speight from Lt. Ralph Ripple, a naval aviator, describesing the Japanese and Korean countryside, conditions on U.S.S Boxer, and feelings on being a fighter pilot during the Korean War (1953).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Reverend Dr. Henry F. Speight was born in Greenville, N.C. in 1926, Served in the Marine Corps. during World War II, Attended East Carolina University, Christian Theology Seminary at Indiana State University, and Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville. He was a pastor for churches in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, and Maryland. From 1991-1995, he served as Mayor for the town of Ocala, Florida. Rev. Henry Speight passed away on 25 January, 2006.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    August 12, 2005, 11 items, 0.03 cubic feet; Collection (1949-1953) of notes on parishioners, letters received, photographic prints, and Vanceboro Christian Church meeting minutes, 9/13/1952, belonging to the minister of Vanceboro Christian Church, Vanceboro, North Carolina. Donor: Odeda Rosenthal

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Odeda Rosenthal

    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

    Henry F. Speight Collection (#1047), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 1, 2008

    Processing was completed on July 29, 2019, by Ryan Miranda.

Preliminary Inventory

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