Faculty Records: Paul T. Ricks Papers

University Archives #UA90-02
Ricks, Paul T.
Physical description
0.5 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
[Item description].  Paul T. Ricks Papers.  UA90-02, Box [number].  University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
East Carolina University Archives
The collection is open for research use.

The Paul T. Ricks Papers includes correspondence, programs, financial files, and publications related to the education field trip program at East Carolina Teachers College from 1935 through 1941

Biographical/historical information

In 1935 the East Carolina Teachers College faculty, at the behest of President Meadows, initiated the Educational Field Trips Committee to coordinate plans for a travel course. The committee obtained the services of Paul T. Ricks, an operator of a local bus route, as tour director. The tours provided three hours of credit in geography, American literature, and history, as well as satisfying requirements for college electives or as renewal credits for teacher certification.

Three separate tours were operated the first summer and the initial tour included more than a hundred students. The follow years the tour schedule was expanded to include trips through the Southwest and Mexico as well as one to Florida, which included a side cruise to Cuba. Ricks Tours became a mainstay of ECTC's summer program until wartime travel restrictions brought them to an end in 1941.

Scope and arrangement

The Paul T. Ricks Papers includes material related to the education field trip program at East Carolina Teachers College from 1935 through 1941. The collection includes legal documents and correspondence related to Ricks Tours including applications by Ricks Tours for certificates of public convenience and necessity and a common carrier application; list of tours; administrative paperwork including applications for membership in ECTC study tours and correspondence arranging tour bookings; and newspaper clippings, tour iteneraries, advertisements, and photographs from the tours.

Administrative information
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Related material

This collection is a part of Faculty Records.

Container list
Box 1 Rick's Tours Legal Proceedings, 1938-1941
Box 1 Ricks Tours - Tour Lists, 1929-1938
Box 1 Ricks Tours Administrative File, 1935-1949