Dr. Andrew A. Best Papers, 1936-1998

University Archives #UA90-58

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Dr. Andrew A. Best Papers
    Creator:
    Repository: East Carolina University Archives
    Language: English
    Abstract: Dr. Andrew Arthur Best was instrumental in the desegregation of East Carolina College and the Pitt County NC Healthcare system. A medical doctor, army veteran, and political activist, this collection documents his education, life, and efforts at social improvement.
    Extent: 10.0 Linear feet,
  • Description
     

    Collection contains correspondence, photographs, journals, memorabilia, and published material that document the education, military service, and personal life of Dr. Andrew Arthur Best.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Access Restrictions

    Box 12 is resticted. All other materials are open to the public.

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Item Description and date]. Dr. Andrew A. Best Papers. UA90-58. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

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  • Correspondence and Papers
     
    Correspondence from Best, 1946-1951
    Correspondence to Best, 1952-1954
    Correspondence to Best, undated
    Correspondence from Best, 1946, 1951
    Correspondence to Best, 1996 - 1998
    Pitt County, NC Sheriff Correspondence, 1987
    Telegrams, undated
    Envelopes (Mailed), 1946-1950
    Envelopes (Mailed), 1951-1952
    Envelopes (Mailed), 1953-1954
    Greeting Cards from "Sandy", undated
    Misc. Greeting Cards, 1944, 1953, undated
    Holiday Cards, 1953
    Holiday Cards, undated
    Postcards, 1952
    Adkin High School Commencement Day Exercises, 1936
    Class Admission Card, A&T College, 1943-1947
    Membership Cards and Liscences, 1943-1953
    Certificates and Forms, 1993, 1998
    Credit Cards, 1951-1953
    Report of Medical Interests, 1951
    Anatomy Models, undated
    Insurance Information, 1947-1952
    Receipts, 1948-1953
    Receipts, undated
    Receipt Booklet, 1948
    United States Postal Money Order Receipts, 1947-1953
    Pitt-Greenville Medical District Task Force (1 of 3), 29 January 1991
    Pitt-Greenville Medical District Task Force (2 of 3), 1990
    Pitt-Greenville Medical District Task Force (3 of 3), 1990
    Notes, undated
    Promissory Notes, 1950-1951
    Extract of Clinical Record Forms - RESTRICTED ACCESS, 1950
  • Military Service Records
     
    Quartermaster Laundry, 1939
    Identification Card - Enlisted Reserve Corps, 1942
    Special Orders - Headquarters SCU #3412, 20 December 1943
    Dating Questionnaire, undated
    The Infantry School - Map and Aerieal Photograph Reading Lesson Sheets and Map Reading, 1944
    The Infantry School - Course Materials, 1944
    Aerial Photography Maps, undated
    Map template Overlay, undated
    Recall to Active Duty Correspondence, July - August 1950
    Headquarters Third Army Memo 33, 26 July 1950
    Veterans Administration National Service Life Insurance Receipts, November 1947- July 1951
    Florence, Italy Souvenir Postcards, undated
    Disposition of ROTC Advanced Course Students, 11 July 1943
    Mileage Voucher and Trip Form, 29 August 1946
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    • Pitt County Chapter of the A&T State University Alumni Association Centennial Fellowship Banquet Photographs, 27 April 1991
       
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  • Stereoscopic Slides, undated
     
    • Stereoscopic Slides Folder 1, undated
       
      The 48th Highlanders of Toronto, undated
      English Cavalry Horses Ready for the Front, undated
      A Part of England's Cosmopolitan Army, undated
      With the Belgian Army at the Front - Inspection of Rifles, undated
      An Army Kitchen Behind the Firing Line, undated
      Barricade in Streets of Eclusiers, France - Mlle, Semmer, Heroine, and Soldiers in Foreground, undated
      French Soldiers Resting in the Trenches, undated
      Camp of French Artillerymen Enjoying Well-Earned Rest from Trench Warfare, undated
      Tired, Hungry Frenchmen - Heroes of the Trenches Retiring for a Rest After Hours of Ceaseless Fighting, undated
      Love Bids Him Stay but Duty Calls to the Man in Khaki, undated
      Russian Wounded in the Hospital, undated
    • Stereoscopic Slides Folder 2, undated
       
      Forward Turret and Bridge of USS Maryland, undated
      Arrival of the Dead at Military Cemetery, Villers Au Bois, France, undated
      French Gunners Adjusting Large Cannon Mounted on Railway Track - France, undated
      US Battleships Serve as Transports in Bringing Our Troops Home, undated
      A Pioneer of the Kaiser's Forest Shattered into Toothpicks by a Shell from the Russian Lines, undated
      Aircraft Gun Concealed in the Woods, undated
      A Flock of French Fliers Ready for Action on the Battle Lin. Nieuport Airplanes with Guns., undated
      Captive Balloon for Reconnoitering the Enemy's Position, undated
      Sousa's Famous Marine Band Playing on Steps of Treasury Building - Washington, DC, undated
      Digging Trenches, undated
      American Soldiers Wash Their Own Dishes and They Must Pass Inspection, undated
    • Stereoscopic Slides Folder 3
       
      Searching the Ruins "Somewhere in France.", undated
      The Bugler Calling the Marines and Sailors to Assemble for Instructions, undated
      German Prisoners Under Guard of French Soldiers, undated
      Liquid Fire Gun Captured from the Germans in the Somme, undated
      Church Bell Used as a Warning for Gas Attacks, undated
      The Battle of the Tanks, undated
      A Place in the Ranks, undated
      "Volley Fire!" University of Illinois, Urbana, undated
      The Heart of the Nation - Every Mother's Son Ready to Do His Duty - Calisthenics in the Army, undated
      Zeppeling Flying Over a German Town, undated
      Thirty-Eight Thousan Men Parade in Honor of New York's Citizen Soldiers, undated
      Target Practice with Automatics Pistol. Reserve Officers' Training Camp, Fort Sheridan, Ill., undated
    • Stereoscopic Slides Folder 4, undated
       
      Projectile Weighing 1,070 Lbs., Powder Weighing 325 Lb.s - One Load for the Trench Disappearing Gun, Fortress Monroe, VA, undated
      Gunners on Board U.S. Battleship New York Loading 5-Inch Gun, undated
      12 Inch Disappearing Coast Defense Gun Elevated for Firing, Fortress Monroe, VA., undated
      Preparing for the Firing Line - Loading a 3 Inch Gun, Coast Artillery, undated
      Playing Backgammon During a Leisure Hour, undated
      Trenches of the Allies on the Coast of Flanders, undated
      Submarines in the Foreground, and Battleships and Torpedo Boats in the Background, San Diego Bay, California, U.S.A., undated
      U.S. Battleship Kentucky, undated
      Learning How to Give the Huns a Taste of American Steel, undated
      Four of Our Submarines in Dry Dock in Government Navy Yard, undated
  • Church Bulletins
     
    • Weekly Unity, 1948-1950
       
      Volume 40, Number 1, 1948 April 25
      Volume 40, Number 3, undated
      Volume 40, Number 19, 1948 August 29
      Volume 40, Number 50, 1949 April 3
      Volume 41, Number 24, 1949 October 2
      Volume 41, Number 30, 1949 November 13
      Volume 41, Number 30, 1950 January 8
      Volume 41, Number 43, 1950 February 12
    • Weekly Unity, 1953
       
      Volume 45, Number 16, 1953 August 2
      Volume 45, Number 17, 1953 August 9
      Volume 45, Number 30, 1953 November 8
      Volume 45, Number 31, 1953 November 15
      Volume 45, Number 32, 1953 November 22
      Unknown volume, unknown number, 1953 December 20
    • Weekly Unity, 1954-1955
       
      Volume 45, Number 38, 1954 January 3
      Volume 45, Number 39, 1954 January 10
      Volume 45, Number unknown, 1954 February 14
      Volume 45, Number 47, 1954 March 7
      Volume 46, Number 17, 1954 August 8
      Volume 46, Number 50, 1955 March 27
    • Weekly Unity, 1956-1957
       
      Volume 48, Number 9, 1956 June 10
      Volume 48, Number 17, 1956 August 5
      Volume 48, Number 27, 1956 October 14
      Volume 48, Number 29, 1956 October 28
      Volume 48, Number 32, 1956 November 18
      Volume 48, Number 46, 1957 February 24
  • Memorabilia
     
    • Artifacts
       
      Stereoscopic Slide Viewer, undated
      Compass engraved with "USCE", undated
      North Carolina A&T pin, undated
      Scholarship Ag. Assn. A&T College '43, 1943
      Yale B-D Lok-Syringe Hypodermic Type Needle, undated
      Stethoscope, undated
      Reflex Hammer, undated
      Tongue Depressor, undated
      Italian Five Lire note, 1943
      Cufflinks, undated
    • Military
       
      Fifth Army Patch, 1943-1945
      Purple Heart Medal, undated
      Good Conduct Medal, undated
      Unidentified Patch - khaki with gray diamond, undated
      Unidentified Patch - blue diamond with UTC, undated
      Khaki Belt, undated
      Khaki Hat, undated
      '"Deutiche Wehrmacht" Armband, undated
      Unidentified Tassel, undated
      Ruler, undated
  • Published Material
     
    • United States Armed Forces Medical Journal, 1951-1953
       
      Volume 2, Number 7, 1951 July
      Volume 2, Number 9, 1951 September
      Volume 2, Number 11, 1951 November
      Volume 2, Number 12, 1951 December
      Volume 3, Number 2, 1952 February
      Volume 3, Number 10, 1952 October
      Volume 4, Number 5, 1953 May
      Volume 4, Number 6, 1953 June
      Volume 4, Number 7, 1953 July
      Volume 4, Number 9, 1953 September
    • Switzerland Tour Materials, circa 1945
       
      Switzerland A Short Survey, circa 1945
      Switzerland Brochure, undated
      Map of Switzerland, undated
      Swiss National Tourist Office Message to Guests, undated
      Swiss-Tour CI Itenerary, undated
      Andrew Best's Tour Ticket, undated
      Otto W. Williams' Tour Ticket, undated
      Hotel National Welcome Card, undated
      Hotel Union Tourist Brochure and Map
    Alpha Phi Alpha 38th District Conference, 1999
    The Pen - St. Augustine's College, 1942
    Bulletin - Meharry Medical College, 1947
    Puptent Poets, 1945
    The Sunday Stars and Stripes - Mediterranean Supplement, circa 1945
    Modern Development: Practical Photography Series, 1936
    The Story of 'Aero' Cyanamid, undated
  • Plaques
     
    • Medical, 1972-2001
       
      National Medical Associatin General Practitioner Award, 1971-1972
      Old North State Medical Society Doctor of the Year Award, 1972
      Meharry Medical College President's Award, 1976
      ECU School of Medicine and the Student National Medical Association for Dedicated Service, 1991 February 6
      Old North State Medical Society Meritous Service Award, 1993 June 12
      Old North State Medical Society letter of appreication, 1996 March 2
      Levonzel Glaspie Congratulations, 2001 March 31
      National Medical Association Commendable Service Award to Dr. Louis C. Brown, 1975 August 13
    • Civic
       
      C.M. Eppes High School FBLA, 1969 May 12
      WGCDC Heritage Festival Grand Marshall, 1997
      North Carolina A&T Alumni Association Pitt County Chapter, 1991 April 27
      Association of N.C. Alphamen Distinguished Service Award, 1998 November
      Pitt County Branch NAACP, 2001 March 10
      Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Iota Kappa Omega Chapter dedicated service award, 2001 March 30
      Pitt County Educational Foundation Appreciation Award, 2001 April
    • Religous
       
      African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 1991 October 27
      African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Lay Council for the Cape Fear Conference, 1998 October 20
      Jericho AME Zion Church, 2000 July 9
      The Religious Workers Guild, Inc. Special Achivement Award, 2001 February 10
      A Tribute for Yeoman Service, undated

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