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Records of John Decatur Messick's Tenure as President of East Carolina Teachers College and East Carolina College

University Archives #UA02-05

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Title: Records of John Decatur Messick's Tenure as President of East Carolina Teachers College And East Carolina College
Repository: East Carolina University Archives
Languages: English
Abstract: The collection includes papers and publications produced or related to the administration of John Decatur Messick. Materials include biographical records, correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, administrative records, and other miscellaneous items.
Extent: 7.75 Linear feet, 15 record cartons, 1 small record carton.

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Access Restrictions

Portions of this collection are restricted. Contact the University Archivist for details. Restricted Box 12 Folder 18.

Publication and Reproduction Rights

Property rights and copyright reside with East Carolina University. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into eleven series: 1)Personal Papers 2)State Correspondence 3)National Correspondence 4)College Correspondence 5) Local Correspondence and Papers 6)Board of Trustees 7)Students and Campus Events 8)Faculty and Staff 9)ECC Land and Buildings 10) Academic Papers 11) Miscellaneous Articles

Preferred Citation

[Item Description and date]. Records of John Decatur Messick's Tenure as President of East Carolina Teachers College And East Caroina College. UA02-05. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Acquisition Information

  • Methodist Hymnal donated by Mr. Sam H. Stallings of Lumberton, NC.

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

John Decatur Messick was born the sixth of nine children to Jesse McCagie Messick and Mary Zion Flowers Messick on November 9, 1897 in South Creek, NC in Beaufort County. After completing his basic schooling in South Creek, Messick studied at Falcon Academy. Messick attended King's Business College in Raleigh before entering Elon College, where he graduated in 1922.

Messick married Magdalene Elizabeth Robinson of Washington, DC. They had two daughters Helen Margaret and Mary Rosalyn and two sons, Norval Robinson and John Albert.

After graduating from Elon, Messick pursued a career in education. He spent the next few years working in North Carolina public schools. He worked as principal of South River School in Wade, NC from 1922-1926, principal in Trenton, NC from 1926-1929, and Superintindent in Spencer, NC from 1929-1935. Meanwhile, Messick continued his education by doing graduate work during the summers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1922-1929. Messick recieved his Ph.D. in administration and supervision of schools from New York University in 1934.

After obtaining his Ph.D., Messick decided to shift his career to college education, beginning with a small job as a summer session professor at the Teachers College in Asheville, NC in 1934-1935. In 1935, Messick accepted his first big job at a college as the Dean of Men, Instruction and Administration at Elon College, a post which he held until 1944. In 1944, Messick left North Carolina to take a job as Dean of Instruction and Administrative Assistant to the President at State Teachers College in Montclair, NJ.

In 1947, ECTC President Dennis H. Cooke resigned, leaving the Board of Trustees with the task of finding a new president. The Board invited Messick, who accepted and became the fifth President of East Carolina Teachers College. Messick began his presidency with a campaign to drop the word Teachers from the school's name to reflect his new expanded mission for the college. The General Assembly approved the name change to East Carolina College in 1951. A highly qualified and energetic leader, Messick presided over the expansion of the campus, enrollment, faculty, and curriculum during his tenure. By the time of Messick's resignation in 1959, ECC had become the third largest campus in North Carolina. Two of Messick's most important accomplishments include challenging the state government's unequal funding of the Consolidated University over the teacher's colleges and fighting for the establishment of a Nursing School.

After his resignation as President of ECC, Messick took a job as a grants administrator with HEW in Washington DC and later became Dean of Administration at a teachers college in Vermont. He also served as vice-president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1965. Messick and his wife retired to Wilmington, NC where they lived until he died on October 3, 1993.

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The Records of John Decatur Messick's Teunure as President of East Carolina Teacher College and East Carolina College include biographical materials, correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, administrative records, and other miscellaneous materials. The records cover the years of Messick's Tenure from 1947 to 1959, but also include materials up until Messick's death in 1993.

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Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Series 01
Personal Papers
  • Box 1, Biographical Information, 1958-1959
  • Box 1, Birthday Cards,Telegrams, and Postcards, 1950-1959
  • Box 1, Events Attended by Messick, Programs, 1948-1955
  • Box 1, Events Attended by Messick, Programs, 1956-1958
  • Box 1, Family Correspondence, 1947, 1952
  • Box 1, Griffith, Andy, Signed Letter to Dr. Messick, n.d.
  • Box 1, High School Commencement Programs, with Messick as speaker, 1949, 1951, 1959
  • Box 1, Inauguration Program, Messick as President of ECTC, 1948
  • Box 1, Membership Certificates, 1949-1959, 1964, 1983-1984
  • Box 1, Messick, John D., Handwritten Letter Reflecting on his Tenure as President, 1960
  • Box 1, Messick, John D., at State Teachers College, Lyndon Center, Vermont, 1961
  • Box 1, News Articles, about Messick's activities, 1951, 1953-1954
  • Box 1, Newpaper Articles, 1947, 1956, 1959-1960, 1966
  • Box 1, Personal Correspondence, 1944, 1946-1947, 1950, 1952-1953, 1957-1959
  • Box 1, Photocopied Newspaper Articles about Messick, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1957-1958, 1965, 1968, 1981-1982, 1993
  • Box 1, Portrait of Messick, correspondence concerning, 1952
  • Box 1, Publication of Messick's book "School Boards, Their Powers and Discretions", correspondence concerning, 1947
  • Box 1, Report from East Carolina College, a letter from the president, 1956
  • Box 1, Resignation Correspondence, October 22, 1959 - October 26, 1959
  • Box 1, Resignation Correspondence, October 27, 1959 - December 28, 1959
  • Box 1, Speech on WNCT, 1954
  • Box 1, Stock Letter to Friends, 1947
  • Box 1, To My Successor as President, 1959
  • Box 1, Personal Correspondence, Post-Presidency, 1977-1978, 1982-1990, 1994
Series 02
State Correspondence
  • Box 2, Atomic Energy Advisory Committee, 1957, 1959
  • Box 2, Burlington Industries Foundation, 1955, 1958
  • Box 2, Christian Science Committee on Publication for North Carolina, 1959
  • Box 2, Copeland, J. William, State Senator, 1959
  • Box 2, Erwin, Clyde A., Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1950-1953
  • Box 2, Eure, Thad, NC Secretary of State, 1954, 1957
  • Box 2, Greensboro Daily News, Editor H. W. Kendall, 1950-1959
  • Box 2, Gregory, Carson, NC House of Representatives, Harnett County, 1959
  • Box 2, Hewlett, Addison, NC House of Representatives, 1959
  • Box 2, Hodges, Luther, Governor of North Carolina, 1952-1956
  • Box 2, Hodges, Luther, Governor of North Carolina, 1957-1959
  • Box 2, Horne, Josh, Rocky Mount Telegram, 1953, 1956-1957, 1959
  • Box 2, Humber, Robert Lee, State Senator, 1949-1951, 1959
  • Box 2, Jones, Dr. Paul E., State Senator, 1953, 1957
  • Box 2, Jones, Walter, NC House of Representatives, 1959
  • Box 2, Kirkman, O. Arthur, State Senator, 1957, 1959
  • Box 2, McMullan, Harry, NC Attorney General, 1949, 1953
  • Box 2, The News and Observer - The Raleigh Times, 1947-1948, 1950, 1955-1957, 1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina Board of Higher Education, 1956-1958
  • Box 2, North Carolina Budget Bureau, 1947-1952
  • Box 2, North Carolina Budget Bureau, 1953-1956
  • Box 2, North Carolina Budget Bureau, 1957-1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina Citizens Committee For Better Schools, 1957
  • Box 2, North Carolina Committee on Appropriations, University Funding Conflict, 1957, 1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina Council on Economic Education, 1954
  • Box 2, North Carolina Department of Administration, 1957-1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1950-1951
  • Box 2, North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development, 1952-1953, 1956-1958
  • Box 2, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 1948-1953, 1955, 1957, 1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina Education Association, 1948-1949, 1952-1954, 1957, 1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina Insurance Department, 1954
  • Box 2, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 1955, 1957-1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina Society for Crippled Children and Adults, 1953, 1955-1957, 1959
  • Box 2, North Carolina State Board of Health, 1952-1954
  • Box 2, North Carolina State Board of Public Welfare, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958
  • Box 2, Owens, Edward L., State Senator, 1957
  • Box 2, Rodman, William B., NC Attorney General, 1953-1955
  • Box 2, Scott, W. Kerr, Governor of North Carolina, 1948-1949, 1952, 1954, 1956
  • Box 2, State Highway Commission, 1951-1952, 1954, 1956-1957
  • Box 2, State of North Carolina Personnel Department, 1956-1959
  • Box 2, State School Boards Association, 1947-1949, 1956
  • Box 2, State Treasurers, Charles M. Johnson and Edwin Gill, 1947, 1958
  • Box 2, Umstead, William B., Governor of North Carolina and U.S. Senator, 1948, 1951-1954
  • Box 2, Winston-Salem Journal, 1957, 1959
  • Box 2, Wooten, Frank M., Jr., NC House of Representatives, 1959
  • Box 2, Worthington, Sam O., NC House of Representatives, 1955
Series 03
National Correspondence
  • Box 3, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Accrediting Committee, 1949-1951
  • Box 3, American Association of University Women, 1953
  • Box 3, Bonner, Herbert C., U.S. House of Representatives, 1951-1952
  • Box 3, Bostian, Ruth, Former East Carolina Student, handicapped in an accident, 1950, 1959-1960
  • Box 3, Chicago Tribune, Editor William D. Maxwell, 1957
  • Box 3, Comptroller General of the United States, 1953
  • Box 3, Department of Defense Reserve Award, 1957
  • Box 3, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1954-1959
  • Box 3, Ervin, Sam J., U.S. Senator, 1954-1959
  • Box 3, Federal Security Agency Office of Education, 1951-1952
  • Box 3, Graham, Frank P., U.S. Senator, President of UNC, 1948-1951
  • Box 3, Hickey, Thomas F., Lieutenant General, 1958
  • Box 3, Housing and Home Finance Agency, College Housing Loan Program, 1950-1951, 1955
  • Box 3, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Loan Interest Rates, 1956
  • Box 3, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Construction Bids, 1957
  • Box 3, Housing and Home Finance Agency, January - July 1958
  • Box 3, Housing and Home Finance Agency, August - October 1958
  • Box 3, Housing and Home Finance Agency, November-December 1958
  • Box 3, Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1959
  • Box 3, Jordan, B. Everett, U.S. Senator, 1958-1959
  • Box 3, Judd, Walter H., U.S. House of Representatives, 1952
  • Box 3, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, 1959
  • Box 3, National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards, 1951
  • Box 3, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1954
  • Box 3, National Defense Student Loan Fund, 1958-1959
  • Box 3, National School Boards Association, 1948-1949
  • Box 3, National Science Foundation, 1958-1959
  • Box 3, National Society of College Teachers of Education, 1955
  • Box 3, Oglesby, Henry, U.S. House of Representatives, 1950-1951, 1953
  • Box 3, Time Magazine, correspondence with, 1947, 1953, 1957
  • Box 3, United States Department of Agriculture, 1953
  • Box 3, United States Information Agency, 1955-1957
  • Box 3, United States Information Agency, 1958-1959
  • Box 3, United States Information Agency Publications - Communist Media Developments, Voices of America, 13th Report to Congress, 1957-1959
  • Box 3, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 1959
Series 04
College Correspondence
  • Box 4, Ashbaugh, E.J., Dean of School of Education, Miami University, 1950
  • Box 4, Bostian, Carey H., Chancellor of North Carolina State College, 1953-1954, 1956, 1958-1959
  • Box 4, Browne, Kenneth A., Dean of Instruction, Maryland State College, 1954
  • Box 4, Caldwell, John T., President fo University of Arkansas, 1959
  • Box 4, Carr, James F., Placement and Financial Aids, Florida State University, 1958
  • Box 4, Edens, A. Hollis, President of Duke University, 1955
  • Box 4, Elon College, 1947
  • Box 4, Friday, William C. (Bill), President of UNC, 1957-1959
  • Box 4, George Peabody College, 1952-1953, 1955, 1957
  • Box 4, Gray, Gordon, President of UNC, 1950-1955
  • Box 4, Greene, Lt. William M. A., United States Naval Academy, 1954
  • Box 4, Gross, Paul, Dean of Graduate School, Duke University, 1951
  • Box 4, Hager, Walter E., President of Wilson Teachers College, Washington D.C., 1954
  • Box 4, High Point College, 1958
  • Box 4, Hornbake, R. Lee, Dean of the Faculty, University of Maryland College Park, 1959
  • Box 4, House, Robert B., Chancellor of UNC, 1950, 1953, 1955-1957
  • Box 4, Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education, 1957
  • Box 4, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC, 1959
  • Box 4, Moose, Phillip, President of Davidson College, 1952
  • Box 4, Morningside College, Honors System, 1958-1959
  • Box 4, New York University, 1951-1953, 1957-1958
  • Box 4, North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, 1951-1953, 1958-1959
  • Box 4, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1956, 1958-1959
  • Box 4, Phelps School, Malvern, PA, 1959
  • Box 4, Phillips, Guy B., Dean of School of Education at UNC, Executive Secretary NC State School Board Association, 1947-1948, 1951-1952, 1954
  • Box 4, Plemmons, William H., President of Appalachian State Teachers College, 1956-1959
  • Box 4, Raper, W. Burkette, President of Mount Olive Junior College, 1956
  • Box 4, Reid, Paul, President of Western Carolina College, 1950-1951, 1956-1959
  • Box 4, Tribble, Harold W., President of Wake Forest College, 1951, 1956
  • Box 4, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1958-1959
  • Box 4, University of Indiana - Bloomington, Joint Doctoral Program in Education, 1956-1959
  • Box 4, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, correspondence with various professors, 1948, 1951-1959
  • Box 4, University of Texas at Austin, 1955
  • Box 4, Western Kentucky State College, Murphy Beds, 1950
  • Box 4, Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Curry School, 1951
Series 05
Local Correspondence and Papers
  • Box 5, Blount Family, Judson, Marvin, and Leighton, 1949, 1952, 1954-1955
  • Box 5, Bloxam, Leonard P., Greenville City Manager, 1956-1957
  • Box 5, Campaign for the 48 States, 1956
  • Box 5, City Zoning Ordinance, Greenville, 1953
  • Box 5, Dees, Rev. James P., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1959
  • Box 5, DeVisconti, Tabitha, 1952
  • Box 5, East Carolina College Scholarship Foundations, 1952-1956, 1958
  • Box 5, Eastern North Carolina Scholarship Foundation, 1953-1955
  • Box 5, "Eppes High School To Graduate Second Largest Class", 1954
  • Box 5, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Willard T. Kyzer, 1948, 1955
  • Box 5, Greenville City Board of Education, Joint Operation of Training School, 1952
  • Box 5, Greenville City Police Department, 1952-1953, 1959
  • Box 5, Greenville Utilities Commission, Statement of Financial Condition, 1953
  • Box 5, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, 1952, 1954-1956, 1959
  • Box 5, Hardee, Roy, 1956
  • Box 5, Howard, Charles, Greenville Tobacco Company, 1955, 1958
  • Box 5, James and Speight, Attorneys at Law, 1955
  • Box 5, Jordahl, Russell N., Camp Lejeune, 1955-1956
  • Box 5, Joyner, Max, student behavior on Holly Street, 1958
  • Box 5, Pace, Dr. Karl B., 1954
  • Box 5, Pate, Edwin, Laurinburg, NC, 1954, 1956
  • Box 5, Pearsall, Thomas J., 1955-1956
  • Box 5, Pitt County Agricultural Fair, Norman Y. Chambliss, 1958-1959
  • Box 5, Pitt County Development Commission, 1959
  • Box 5, Pitt County Educational Foundation, Inc., 1952-1954
  • Box 5, Pitt County Health Department, 1956
  • Box 5, Pitt County Mental Health Clinic, Dr. Joseph Franzoni, 1956
  • Box 5, Pitt County Scholarship Foundation of East Carolina College, 1952-1953
  • Box 5, Pitt County Scholarship Foundation of East Carolina College, 1954-1956
  • Box 5, Price, Eugene, Goldsboro News-Argus, 1959
  • Box 5, Recreation Commission, Greenville, 1956-1959
  • Box 5, Red Cross, Pitt County Chapter, 1957
  • Box 5, Roberts, Judge J.W.H., 1950
  • Box 5, Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools, 1947-1950
  • Box 5, Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools, 1951
  • Box 5, Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools, 1952
  • Box 5, Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools, 1953-1958
  • Box 5, Saieed, Robert, The Varsity (Restaurant), 1959
  • Box 5, Scholarship Foundations Committee, 1954
  • Box 5, Scholarship Solicitation Letters, 1950, 1952-1956
  • Box 5, Smith, Dr. James, 1957
  • Box 5, "Somebody Told Me", Daily Reflector, 1953
  • Box 5, Spencer, Herbert G., District Airport Engineer, 1956
  • Box 5, Stafford, W.S., Mayor of Greenville, 1949-1950
  • Box 5, Taylor, William W., Warrenton, NC, 1956
  • Box 5, Veasey, W.F., Superintendent of Schools, Washington, NC, 1956
  • Box 5, Wheedbee, W.L., Mayor of Greenville, 1955-1956
  • Box 5, WITN, 1957
  • Box 5, WNCT, 1955
Series 06
Board of Trustees
  • Box 6, Advisory Budget Commission, 1951-1959
  • Box 6, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, correspondence, 1959
  • Box 6, Aydlett, N.E., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1955, 1957
  • Box 6, Barrett, Agnes W., Secretary to the Board of Trustees, 1948, 1958-1959
  • Box 6, Belk, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1947-1953
  • Box 6, Belk, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1954-1959
  • Box 6, Bennett, Elizabeth, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1959
  • Box 6, Carroll, Charles F., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1949-1953
  • Box 6, Cherry, Governor R. Gregg, 1948
  • Box 6, Clark, Miles L., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1951-1953
  • Box 6, Coltrane, D.S., Budget Bureau, 1950-1951, 1953-1954, 1959
  • Box 6, Corey, Arthur B., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1949
  • Box 6, Cox, Uran, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1950, 1952
  • Box 6, Erwin, Dr. Clyde, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1949, 1953
  • Box 6, Evans, Merrill, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1953-1954
  • Box 6, Fiftieth Anniversary, Letters inquiring about past members of the Board of Trustees, 1957
  • Box 6, Garrett, Radford Marvin (Ralph), Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1953, 1955-1956
  • Box 6, Goerch, Carl, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1957, 1959
  • Box 6, Hackney, Thomas J., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1947-1949
  • Box 6, Hall, Jane, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1949-1950, 1952
  • Box 6, Hamilton, Luther, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1955-1956, 1959
  • Box 6, Hamilton, T.T., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1949
  • Box 6, Hodges, Luther H., Governor, correspondence about the Board of Trustees appointments, 1955, 1957
  • Box 6, Hodges, Ralph, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1958-1959
  • Box 6, Holland, J.C., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1949
  • Box 6, Horton, Hugh G., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1949, 1951
  • Box 6, Jenkins, Leo W., Letter from F.D. Duncan about Board of Trustees tuition changes, 1949
  • Box 6, Johnson, Ruth M., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1947-1948
  • Box 6, Johnson, T.C., 1951
  • Box 6, Larkins, Charles H., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1955, 1959
  • Box 6, Letters to the Board of Trustees and Committees by J.D. Messick, 1951-1954, 1959
  • Box 6, Messick, J.D., Resignation Letter addressed to the Board of Trustees, 1959
  • Box 6, Morgan, Robert B., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1958-1959
  • Box 6, Morris, C.P., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1951
  • Box 6, Oglesby, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1959
  • Box 6, O'Hanlon, I.H., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1953, 1955, 1958-1959
  • Box 6, Palmer, Janet, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1949-1951
  • Box 6, Rawl, Edwin E., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1953-1954, 1957-1959
  • Box 6, Ridenhour, Baxter, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1959
  • Box 6, Ross, Ola S., Assistant Registrar, 1953
  • Box 6, Stedman, John P., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1947, 1949-1953
  • Box 6, Swindell, Dr. Lewis H., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1949, 1952-1953, 1955
  • Box 7, Taylor, William W. Jr., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1955
  • Box 7, Tyler, Arthur, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1949, 1952-1953, 1955-1959
  • Box 7, Umstead, Mrs. William B. (Merle), Member of the Board of Trustees, 1955
  • Box 7, Waldrop, J. Herbert, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948, 1958-1959
  • Box 7, White, R.J., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1949-1951
  • Box 7, Whitfield, James, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1959
  • Box 7, Willetts, Fred, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1953, 1955, 1959
  • Box 7, Williams, Mrs. B.T., Member of the Board of Trustees, 1951-1954
  • Box 7, Williams, Warren, Member of the Board of Trustees, 1948-1949
  • Box 7, ECTC Name Change to ECC, 1950-1951
  • Box 7, Enrollment and Salary Information Provided for the Board of Trustees, 1949, 1951-1952, 1955-1956
  • Box 7, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Minutes, 1957-1959
  • Box 7, General Assembly Bill and Bulletins, 1955, 1957
  • Box 7, Maintenance Fund and Financial Papers, 1947-1950, 1952-1954
  • Box 7, Maintenance Funds, Loan Funds, and Financial Papers, 1955-1957
  • Box 7, Maintenance Fund and Financial Papers, 1958-1959
  • Box 7, Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes, 1951-1954
  • Box 7, Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes, 1955-1958
  • Box 7, Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes, 1959
  • Box 7, Membership Lists of the Board of Trusees, 1948-1949, 1951-1953, 1955, 1957-1959
  • Box 7, President's Report to the Board of Trustees, 1947, 1958
  • Box 7, President's Report to the Board of Trustees, 1959-1960
  • Box 7, Resolutions by the Board of Trustees, 1958
  • Box 7, Salary Schedules, 1946-1948, 1953, 1957, 1959
Series 07
Students and Campus Events
  • Box 8, Annual Report for the Robert H. Wright Chapter of Future Teachers of America to the SGA, 1952-1953
  • Box 8, Campus Kisses and Party Raid, "The Big Yellow", 1959
  • Box 8, Campus Events, 1951-1959
  • Box 8, Commencement, 1947-1952
  • Box 8, Commencement, 1953
  • Box 8, Commencement, 1954
  • Box 8, Commencement, 1955-1956
  • Box 8, Commencement, 1957-1959
  • Box 8, East Carolina Players Press Book, 1950
  • Box 8, Educational Fraternities, Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Delta Kappa, 1955, 1959
  • Box 8, Fiftieth Anniversary ,Correspondence and Invitation List, 1957-1958
  • Box 8, Fiftieth Anniversary News Articles, 1957
  • Box 8, Fiftieth Anniversary Pageant Program, 1957
  • Box 8, Fiftieth Anniversary Programs, 1957
  • Box 8, Fiftieth Anniversary Section, The Daily Reflector, May 14, 1958
  • Box 8, Founder's Day - Robert Lee Humber's Speech, 1948, 1950, 1955
  • Box 8, Fraternities and Sororities - Questionaire, Reports, Correspondence, 1956-1958
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Delta Phi, 1958
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, 1957-1958
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Kappa Sigma Nu, 1956-1958
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, 1948-1949, 1952, 1954
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Phi Lambda Phi, 1958
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, 1958
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, 1958
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, 1953, 1958-1959
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Sigma Rho Phi, 1954
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, 1954
  • Box 8, Fraternity, Theta Chi, 1953, 1958-1959
  • Box 8, Freshman Orientation Program, 1957-1958
  • Box 8, High School Day, 1949-1954
  • Box 8, High School Day, 1955-1958
  • Box 8, Homecoming Day for Alumni, 1956, 1958
  • Box 8, Interfraternity Research and Advisory Council, 1958
  • Box 8, Inter-Religious Council, 1949-1959
  • Box 8, Inter Sorority Council, 1959
  • Box 8, Letters to Students and Parents, 1950, 1952-1953, 1956-1959
  • Box 8, Messick, J.D., Letter "To The Student Body", 1950
  • Box 8, Music Foundation, 1954
  • Box 9, Panty Raid, 1955
  • Box 9, Parking Rules, 1956
  • Box 9, Pirates Club, 1953
  • Box 9, Pirates Club, 1954-1958
  • Box 9, "The Rebel", Student Literary Magazine, 1957-1959
  • Box 9, Recommendations for Students, 1955, 1957-1958
  • Box 9, Sanford, Terry, Young Democratic Clubs of North Carolina, 1950
  • Box 9, Senior Class Gifts, 1948, 1951
  • Box 9, Society of Buccaneers, Alumni Group, Henry Oglesby named Chief Buccaneer, 1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Alpah Delta Pi, 1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Alpha Phi, 1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Alpha XI Delta, 1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Chi Omega, 1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Delta Zeta, 1958-1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Kappa Delta Kappa, 1958-1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Phi Beta Chi, 1959
  • Box 9, Sorority, Sigma, Sigma, Sigma, 1959
  • Box 9, Student Government Association (SGA), 1952-1959
  • Box 9, United Nations Day, 1957
Series 08
Faculty and Staff
  • Box 10, Administrators, Librarians, and Faculty Members Added From 1945 to 1952, 1952
  • Box 10, Advisory Committee on Graduate Instruction, 1952, 1959
  • Box 10, College & Specialist Bureau, 1958
  • Box 10, English Usage Committee, 1956
  • Box 10, Faculty Data, Handwritten, 1950
  • Box 10, Faculty Fellowship Program, 1951
  • Box 10, Faculty Lists, 1950-1959
  • Box 10, Faculty Meetings Minutes, 1947-1952
  • Box 10, Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1953-1959
  • Box 10, Faculty Newsletters, 1949-1952, 1954, 1956-1959, n.d.
  • Box 10, Faculty Plays, 1952-1955, 1958
  • Box 10, Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes, 1947-1949
  • Box 10, Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes, 1950-1954
  • Box 10, Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes, 1955-1956
  • Box 10, Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes, 1957-1959
  • Box 10, Faculty Rating, 1950, 1954
  • Box 10, Faculty Wives Club, 1959
  • Box 10, Fletcher, Inglis, Visit to ECC, 1957-1959, 1964
  • Box 10, Jenkins, Leo W., Appointment as Dean of Instruction and Service During Messick's Tenure, 1947-1959
  • Box 10, Jenkins, Leo W., Marine Corps Service, 1949, 1953, 1958
  • Box 10, Messick, J.D., Correspondence with Faculty Members, 1950-1959
  • Box 10, National Association of Teachers Agencies, 1959
  • Box 10, "The Responsibility of Higher Education," Faculty Meeting, 1954
  • Box 10, Retired Professors Registry, 1958
  • Box 10, Retired Teachers Are Honored," Mamie E. Jenkins and Dora E. Coates, 1954
  • Box 10, Russell, J.L., 1947-1949
  • Box 10, Rutledge, Archibald, Visit to ECC, 1952-1953
  • Box 10, Schwarz, Josef, German Educator's Visit to ECC, 1951-1952
  • Box 10, Sick Leave for Dr. Howard Clay, 1959
  • Box 10, Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System, 1953-1959
Series 10
Academic Papers
  • Box 12, Annual Report Blank of North Carolina Colleges, 1948-1952
  • Box 12, Annual Report Blank of North Carolina Colleges, 1953-1959
  • Box 12, Appropriations Committee, Budget Requests, 1953-1955
  • Box 12, Appropriations Committee, Budget Requests, 1956-1958
  • Box 12, Area Testing Center for State Employment, 1959
  • Box 12, Bulletin from the Office of the President, 1953
  • Box 12, Business Development Corporation of North Carolina, 1955-1957
  • Box 12, Christenbury Award Committee, 1947-1953, 1964
  • Box 12, College Bulletin, 1950-1953
  • Box 12, Comparative Data, Report on Changes Between 1947 and 1959, Messick's Tenure, 1959
  • Box 12, Dormitory Applications for Women Students, Letter from Ruth White Dean of Women, 1955
  • Box 10, Duncan, F.D., ECC Treasurer and Business Manager, 1947-1959
  • Box 12, ECC and Woman's College Cost Differences Discussed, 1955
  • Box 12, Edward and Broughton Company, Engravers for the ECC Seal, 1951-1952
  • Box 12, Enrollment and Grade Distribution, 1945-1948, 1951-1958
  • Box 12, Enrollment by NC Counties, maps, 1951-1959
  • Box 12, Enrollment in Pitt County, map, 1951-1952
  • Box 12, Entrance Examinations, 1956, 1959
  • Box 12, Extension Courses, 1950, 1952, 1957, 1959
  • Box 12, Final Examination, ED 318s, Oppelt, 1955
  • Box 12, Freshman Testing Program, 1956-1957
  • Box 12, The Fund For The Advancement of Education, Ford Foundation, 1953-1956
  • Box 12, Home Economics Education, 1952
  • Box 12, Humanities Courses, 1955
  • Box 12, James Fenly Spear Memorial Award, 1950-1951, 1953
  • Box 12, Jugtown Pottery, 1951
  • Box 12, Liberal Arts Degree, n.d.
  • Box 12, Library Book Collection, Donations from Judge Romulus Nunn, Nelson Howard, and C.L. Eaddy, 1951, 1959
  • Box 12, Library Science Instructors, 1959
  • Box 12, Louis Orr Etchings, 1951
  • Box 12, Masters of Business Administration, 1959-1960
  • Box 12, Miscellaneous Academic Correspondence, 1956, 1958-1959
  • Box 12, Music Department, Kenneth N. Cuthbert, 1954
  • Box 12, Nominating Committee for President, 1959
  • Box 12, Organization For Policy Making and Administration of ECTC, 1947-1949
  • Box 12, Outdoor Education Committee, 1950-1953
  • Box 12, Owen G. Dunn Co., Printers, ECC Seal, 1956
  • Box 12, Placement Office, ECC Graduates, 1958
  • Box 12, Pfohl, Dr. James Christian, Translyvania Music Camp, 1959
  • Box 12, Qualifications of a College President, 1955, 1959
  • Box 12, Radio Broadcasts, list of, 1949-1953
  • Box 12, Radio Station WOOW, 1959
  • Box 12, Radio Station WWWS, 1956-1957, 1959
  • Box 13, Registrar's Office, 1948, 1958
  • Box 13, Report on East Carolina College by J.D. Messick, 1958
  • Box 13, Report to the Board of Higher Education, 1956, n.d.
  • Box 13, Research Budget Requests, 1958
  • Box 13, ROTC, Air Force, 1947-1952
  • Box 13, ROTC, Air Force, 1954-1958
  • Box 13, Salary Information from Other Colleges, 1955-1959
  • Box 13, School and Society, 1957
  • Box 13, School Health, 1951
  • Box 13, School of Nursing, 1954-1959
  • Box 13, Sloane Foundation, 1951
  • Box 13, Social Studies Department, 1958-1959
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1948-1951
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1952-1953
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1954-1955
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1956
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1957
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1958
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, January 29, 1959 - September 24, 1959
  • Box 13, Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, October 1, 1959 - December 29, 1959, n.d.
  • Box 13, Southern Fellowship Fund, 1956-1959
  • Box 13, Southern Regional Education Board, 1957-1958
  • Box 13, Southern University Conference, 1953-1954
  • Box 14, Speech and Hearing Clinic, 1955
  • Box 14, Star Engraving Company, Houston, Texas, 1947, 1949-1951, 1956, 1958
  • Box 14, Student Loans/Scholarships, 1950-1959
  • Box 14, Student Teaching, 1958
  • Box 14, Summer Music Camp, 1957-1958
  • Box 14, Summer School 1948, December 15, 1947 - June 30, 1948
  • Box 14, Summer School 1948, July5, 1948 - September 14, 1948
  • Box 14, Summer School 1949, 1949
  • Box 14, Summer School 1950, 1950
  • Box 14, Summer School 1951, December 1, 1950 - March 26, 1951
  • Box 14, Summer School 1951, April 26, 1951 - August 9, 1951
  • Box 14, Summer School 1952, 1952
  • Box 14, Summer School 1953, 1953
  • Box 14, Summer School 1954, 1954
  • Box 14, Summer School 1955, 1955
  • Box 14, Summer School 1956, 1956
  • Box 14, Summer School 1957, 1957
  • Box 14, Summer School 1958, 1958
  • Box 14, Summer School 1959, 1959
  • Box 14, Summer School, Wilmington, 1949, 1952-1954
  • Box 14, Supervised Teaching Reports, n.d.
  • Box 14, Teaching Load, 1948
  • Box 15, Television, Educational Uses, 1951-1953
  • Box 15, Television, Educational Uses, 1954-1959
  • Box 15, Television, Educational Closed-Circuit, 1956-1957
  • Box 15, Television, Educational Closed-Circuit, 1958-1959
  • Box 15, Television, Educational Broadcast, 1954-1955
  • Box 15, Television, Educational Broadcast, 1956-1959
  • Box 15, Television Programs at ECC, correspondence, 1954-1956, 1959
  • Box 15, Training School Library Circulation Record, 1950
  • Box 15, Travel-Study Tour, Dr. Ed J. Carter and Dr. Cramer, 1952, 1954-1959
  • Box 15, Tuition changes at ECC, 1954, 1957, 1959
  • Box 15, Tuiton Report for North Carolina Colleges, 1954
  • Box 15, Typewriters, 1959
  • Box 15, United States Government Depository, ECTC Library, 1951
  • Box 15, White House Conference on Education, 1951, 1955
  • Box 15, White House Conference on Education, Reports, 1955
  • Box 15, White House Conference on Education, newspapers and brochures, 1955-1956
  • Box 15, White House Conference on Education, Reports, n.d.
Series 11
Miscellaneous Articles
  • Box 16, Bulletin, Friends of the Public Schools, 1952
  • Box 16, Carl Sandburg, An Appreciation by Edwin Gill, Carl Sandburg Luncheon Raleigh, NC, 1958
  • Box 16, College and University Finance Associates, "Comparative Room and Board Rates for 62 Southwestern Institutions of Higher Learning for the Fall Semster 1954", 1954
  • Box 16, Greensboro Daily News, "Speaker Discusses Techinical Training", 1958
  • Box 16, News and Observer Article, "The Goodliest Land Under the Cope of Heaven", 1954
  • Box 16, News and Observer Article, "Railroad Nobody Wanted Soon to Become Newest Artery to Sea", 1957
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1947-1950, 1947-1950
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1951, 1951
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1952, 1952
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1953, 1953
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1954, 1954
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1955, 1955
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1956, 1956
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1957, 1957
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1958, 1958
  • Box 16, Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1959, 1959
  • Box 16, The State, "57 North Carolina Colleges", April 17, 1954
  • Box 16, Ten Commandments For Eastern North Carolina, 1955-1956
  • Box 16, UNC Chapel Hill Entry, Black Students, newspaper clipping, 1949
  • Box 16, "82% of 'New' Teachers In 1960 Stayed in State", 1960
Series 12
Miscellaneous
  • Box 17, Hymnal
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