Lorraine Hale Robinson Papers

1874-2012
Manuscript Collection #1337
Creator(s)
Robinson, Lorraine Hale; Hume, Ivor Noel; Hale, LeRoy Mitchell
Physical description
4.2 Cubic Feet, 3 document cases, 1 half document case, 2 flat boxes, 3 shoe boxes, and 2 oversize folders, consisting of an unpublished manuscript, correspondence, photographs, clippings, newspapers, memorabilia, ephemera, publications, photograph album, and postcards
Preferred Citation
Lorraine Hale Robinson Papers (#1337), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Included are an unpublished manuscript by Sir Ivor Noel Hume with corrections by Lorraine Hale Robinson titled FIRST and LOST: In Search of America's First English Settlement. Discussion in 2008 to have the book published through the East Carolina University Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences fell through at some point and it remains unpublished. A large addition includes materials related to the WWII service of LeRoy M. Hale, father of the donor Lorraine Hale Robinson, who served with the U.S. Army in the 314th Infantry in the 79th Division. Included are correspondence (1942-1945) with his wife Emma; photographs; memorabilia; separation papers; newspapers and clippings; postcards; and handbooks. Other material in the addition concerns Lorraine Hale Robinson's career as an English professor at East Carolina University.


Administrative information
Custodial History

September 12, 2018, (unprocessed), 0.1 cubic feet; Included are an unpublished manuscript by Sir Ivor Noel Hume with corrections by Lorraine Hale Robinson titled FIRST and LOST: In Search of America's First English Settlement. Discussion in 2008 to have the book published through the East Carolina University Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences fell through at some point and it remains unpublished. Gift of Lorraine Hale Robinson.

August 29, 2020, (unprocessed addition 1), 4.6 cubic feet; A large part of this addition is materials related to the WWII service of LeRoy M. Hale, father of the donor Lorraine Hale Robinson, who served with the U.S. Army in the 314th Infantry in the 79th Division. Included are correspondence (1942-1945) with his wife Emma; photographs; memorabilia such as medals, service pins and patches, badges, and campaign ribbons; separation papers; newspapers and clippings; postcards; and handbooks such as the Basic Field Manual, German phrase book, history of the 79th Division, and a guide to Camp Phillips near Salinas, KS.

The remainder of this addition contains items related to the donor's career as a Professor in the English Department at East Carolina University, items related to former English Department member Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives, and a few books. Some of these items may be transferred to the University Archives. The material related to Ralph Hardee Rives will be added to his collection #24. Gift of Lorraine Hale Robinson.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Lorraine Hale Robinson

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Existence and Location of Originals

Joyner Library Special Collections does not own the original World War II images of soldier LeRoy M. Hale in France. The two photographs were loaned to the library for digitization in 2020 and have been returned to the donor.


Key terms
Personal Names
Noe¨l Hume, Ivor
Places
North Carolina--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Roanoke Colony