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Elizabeth Vann Moore Papers, 1927-2007

Manuscript Collection #1215

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Title: Elizabeth Vann Moore Papers
Creator: Moore, Elizabeth Vann
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (ca. 1927-2007) consists of research materials related to the history of Edenton and the Albemarle-Chowan region of North Carolina. Elizabeth Vann Moore (2/3/1912-1/1/2010) of Edenton spent her life researching local and family history topics. Her notebooks and correspondence reflect her involvement in writing Historic Edenton Guidebooks, the 300 year history of St. Paul's Parish in Edenton, a North Carolina Historical Review article on John Mare, and information about the Edenton Tea Party, as well as work with the Edenton Historical Commission and the North Caroliniana Society. Also included are personal items such as her poetry, diplomas, plaques, and DVDs of interviews with Miss Moore done in 2007 by Martha Daniels.
Extent: 18.25 Cubic feet, 13 archival boxes and 1 oversize folder, consisting of correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, diplomas, plaques, and DVDs

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Accessions Information

October 8, 2013, (unprocessed) 18.25 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1927-2007) consists of research materials related to the history of Edenton and the Albemarle-Chowan region of North Carolina. Elizabeth Vann Moore (2/3/1912-1/1/2010) of Edenton spent her life researching local and family history topics. Her notebooks and correspondence reflect her involvement in writing Historic Edenton Guidebooks, the 300 year history of St. Paul's Parish in Edenton, a North Carolina Historical Review article on John Mare, and information about the Edenton Tea Party, as well as work with the Edenton Historical Commission and the North Caroliniana Society. Also included are personal items such as her poetry, diplomas, plaques, and DVDs of interviews with Miss Moore done in 2007 by Martha Daniels. Gift of Carter Rowe.

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. Copyright for the unpublished manuscripts in this collection is retained by the donor Carter Rowe and his mother Mary Moore Rowe and their permission must be obtained before using any of the material in any publication.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Vann Moore Papers (#1215), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Carter Rowe

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

Elizabeth Vann Moore was born in Henderson, N.C., on February 3, 1912, and died on January 1, 2010, in Edenton, N.C., where she had lived since 1933. She was graduated from St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Va., in 1929, attended Sweet Briar College, received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1933 from the University of North Carolina, and earned a Master of Arts in English in 1938 from Columbia University. Miss Moore taught English at All Saints' School in Vicksburg, Miss., for four years and subsequently at St. Catherine's School in Richmond. During World War II she worked for the American Red Cross at the Edenton Marine Base. She was well-known for the accuracy of her research in regional local history and genealogy and worked with many local and state groups on historical projects such as the Edenton Historical Commission, the Cupola House Association, Historic Edenton Incorporated, the Chowan County Courthouse Research Committee, the North Carolina Literary & Historical Association, the North Carolina Federation of Historical Societies, the Carolina Tercentenary Committee, America's 400th Anniversary Committee, and the North Caroliniana Society and received numerous awards for her work. Miss Moore wrote several editions of the Guide Book to Historic Edenton and Chowan County, served as consultant to and editor of "A Celebration of Faith: 300 Years in the Life of St. Paul's" (concerning St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton), and was instrumental in the development of other published works, including "Edenton, An Architectural Portrait." She also was the author of unpublished manuscripts on the Edenton Tea Party, and the colonial gardens of Edenton.

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