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Jesse Rountree Moye Papers, ca. 1930-1955

(Manuscript Collection #1111)

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Title: Jesse Rountree Moye Papers
Creator: Moye, Jesse Rountree
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (ca. 1930-1954) manuscript and printed materials relating to the early history of Pitt County, North Carolina, and the Greenville High School Class of 1946, including revised manuscript drafts of a history of Pitt County, including correspondence, clippings, brochures, pamphlets, maps and rationing labels.
Extent: 0.3 Cubic feet, 1 box and 1 oversize folder, correspondence, clippings, brochures, pamphlets, maps and rationing labels

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Accessions Information

September 5, 2007 36 items, 0.30 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1930-1955) manuscript and printed materials relating to the early history of Pitt County, North Carolina and the Greenville High School Class of 1946, including revised manuscript drafts of a history of Pitt County, including correspondence, clippings, brochures, pamphlets, maps and rationing labels, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Dr. Edward S. Williams & Roger Kammerer

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

Jesse Rountree Moye Papers (#1111), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Dr. Edward S. Williams
  • Gift of Roger Kammerer

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 3, 2008

  • Processed by Jonathan Dembo July 2007 Sue Gurley April 2010


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Miss Jesse Rountree Moye was interested in the history of Pitt County and the role her family played in the community. Her ancestor’s contributions to Pitt County pre-dated the American Revolution and continued well into the twentieth century. Miss Moye was herself an active contributor to the community, researching the history of the county as well as her own family history. She also actively participated in the community herself, collected and saved mementos of community events, and began writing a history of Pitt County. Her family donated the land for the site of Pitt County Memorial Hospital in the memory of her father, Jesse Rountree Moye. Note: The Greenville High School items and the WWII ephemera may have been compiled by Edward S. Williams, Jr., the primary donor of the collection.

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SERIES I: Pitt County History: manuscripts and notes on early Pitt County history, 1775-1954, written by Jesse Rountree Moye prior to 1955. SERIES II: Greenville High School and WWII Ephemera: printed material apparently compiled by Edward Williams Jr., consisting of programs, playbills, handbooks and other material related to Greenville High School, 1939-1946. There is also a collection (10 items) of WWII era rationing labels and price tags. SERIES III (oversized folder): contains an original map of North Carolina highways in 1938 and an original 1940 War Map of Europe which includes insets of Africa and the British Isles with verso of the Western Hemisphere and the Panama Canal Zone. For further details, see container list below.

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Series 1:
Pitt County History
  • Box 1#1111.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1111.1.a
      • Moye family's donation of land for hospital site in memory of Mr. Jesse Rountree Moye. (undated). 1 item. 3 p.  (item #1)
      • Notes on early history of Pitt County, North Carolina by Jesse Rountree Moye. (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 25 p. Note: Possibly editorial changes to a manuscript draft of a history of Pitt County.  (item #2)
    • Folder b#1111.1.b (1 item  digitized)
      • Dedication of Rountree Church Memorial in memory of Jesse Rountree, 1765-1840. (April 27, 1947). Printed program. 1 item. 2p.  (item #2)
      • Letter from Jesse Rountree Moye to "Ernest" requesting help finding information on General William Clark (1790-1859). (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 5p.  (item #3)
      • Commemoration of the 180th anniversary of the Pitt Association. (undated). Holograph and typescript draft of newspaper article. 1 item. 3. p.   (item #4)
      • Partial manuscript draft of history of Pitt County 1775-1955 by Jesse Rountree Moye. (1949-1954). Holograph and Typescript. 1 item. 45 p. Note: Edited manuscript with research notes.  (item #5)
    • Folder c#1111.1.c
      • Letter from Jesse Rountree Moye to News and Observer requesting printing of article regarding the Pitt Association. (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 5 p.  (item #1)
Series 2:
World War II & Greenville High School EPHEMERA
  • Box 1#1111.1
    • Folder c#1111.1.c
      • Jesse Rountree Moye's initiation of W.P.A. sponsorship for Greenville's first Fine Arts Festival. (1935). Clipping. 1 item 1p.  (item #2)
      • Commemorating Farmville's 60th Anniversary, the Bicentennial Birth of George Washington, the Marking of the Old Plank Road, and Honoring the Memory of Alfred Moye in Farmville, North Carolina. (May 27, 1932). Printed program. 1 item 2p.  (item #3)
      • History of Pitt County 1775-1954 (1949-1954) by Jesse Rountree Moye. (1949-1954). Holograph and typescript. 1 item. 33 p. Note: Appears to be an incomplete first draft.  (item #4)
    • Folder d#1111.1.d
      • Merit Shoes $1.89 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
      • SALE tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • Merit Shoes $2.99 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • "No Ration Stamp Needed On This Article" (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item 1 p.  (item #4)
      • Merit Shoes. $2.45 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Merit Shoes. $3.85 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
      • "8". (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
      • Arrow. "NON-RATIONED." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • "D'ORSAY PUMP." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #9)
      • Arrow. "NO RATION STAMP NEEDED ON THIS ARTICLE." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1.10)
      • North Carolina Music Contest-Festival for High Schools. (1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #11)
      • U.S. Army Recruiting Advertisement. (ca. 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #12)
      • Student Handbook, Greenville High School. GHS. Greenville N.C. owned by Edward Williams Jr. (1939-1941). Printed. 1 item. 26 p.  (item #13)
      • Baccalaureate Sermon. Greenville High School. Class of 1946. (May 23, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p  (item #14)
      • Greenville High School Graduation Exercises, Class of 1943. Held at East Carolina Teachers College. (May 25, 1943). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #15)
      • All State Band Concert, High School Bands. (February 23, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #16)
      • Beta Club College Day Program. Greenville High School. (May 3, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #17)
      • Supplementary Handbook for 1943 Greenville High School. (1943). Typescript. 1 item. 8 p.  (item #18)
      • Greenville High School Christmas Program Announcement. (December 1945). Newspaper Clipping. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #19)
      • Greenville High School Christmas Pageant. (December 16, 1945). Typescript Program. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #20)
      • Senior Class Play Announcement. (April 30, 1946). Newspaper Clipping. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #21)
      • Senior Class Play. "Come Rain or Come Shine." (May 1, 1946). Typescript Program. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #22)
Series 3:
Overisize Materials
Oversize Folder os1#1111.os1
Greenville Daily Reflector (27 October 1930) Vol. 98, No. 119. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Reports on unveiling of a marker at the site of Pitt County's first courthouse with an illustration from a woodcut by Miss Jesse Moye; also a note: 6/16/93 See Inside for Williams Funeral svc ad.
Oversize Folder os2#1111.os2
North Carolina Highways 1938 Map, drawn by C. M. Sawyer. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission. Printed. Scale: 1.5" = 20 miles. 40" x 18" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed: "Ed Williams, Jr."
Oversize Folder os3#1111.os3
H. V. Kaltenborn's New 1940 War Map of Europe (4th Revised Edition) Published by Pure Oil Company, Chicago, IL. Scale: 1:8,750,000 / 1" = 138 miles. 26.75" x 19.75" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Inset map of Africa, British Isles; Verso: Map of Western Hemisphere Defense, Panama Canal Zone, etc.

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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