Dr. Andrew A. Best Papers, 1936-1998

University Archives #UA90-58

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Dr. Andrew A. Best Papers
    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.

Container List

  • 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
  • Stereoscopic Slides, undated
    • Stereoscopic Slides Folder 1, undated
      The 48th Highlanders of Toronto
      English Cavalry Horses Ready for the Front
      A Part of England's Cosmopolitan Army
      With the Belgian Army at the Front - Inspection of Rifles
      An Army Kitchen Behind the Firing Line
      Barricade in Streets of Eclusiers, France - Mlle, Semmer, Heroine, and Soldiers in Foreground
      French Soldiers Resting in the Trenches
      Camp of French Artillerymen Enjoying Well-Earned Rest from Trench Warfare
      Tired, Hungry Frenchmen - Heroes of the Trenches Retiring for a Rest After Hours of Ceaseless Fighting
      Love Bids Him Stay but Duty Calls to the Man in Khaki
      Russian Wounded in the Hospital
    • Stereoscopic Slides Folder 2, undated
      Forward Turret and Bridge of USS Maryland
      Arrival of the Dead at Military Cemetery, Villers Au Bois, France
      French Gunners Adjusting Large Cannon Mounted on Railway Track - France
      US Battleships Serve as Transports in Bringing Our Troops Home
      A Pioneer of the Kaiser's Forest Shattered into Toothpicks by a Shell from the Russian Lines
      Aircraft Gun Concealed in the Woods
      A Flock of French Fliers Ready for Action on the Battle Lin. Nieuport Airplanes with Guns.
      Captive Balloon for Reconnoitering the Enemy's Position
      Sousa's Famous Marine Band Playing on Steps of Treasury Building - Washington, DC
      Digging Trenches
      American Soldiers Wash Their Own Dishes and They Must Pass Inspection
    • Stereoscopic Slides Folder 3
      Searching the Ruins "Somewhere in France."
      The Bugler Calling the Marines and Sailors to Assemble for Instructions
      German Prisoners Under Guard of French Soldiers
      Liquid Fire Gun Captured from the Germans in the Somme
      Church Bell Used as a Warning for Gas Attacks
      The Battle of the Tanks
      A Place in the Ranks
      "Volley Fire!" University of Illinois, Urbana
      The Heart of the Nation - Every Mother's Son Ready to Do His Duty - Calisthenics in the Army
      Zeppeling Flying Over a German Town
      Thirty-Eight Thousan Men Parade in Honor of New York's Citizen Soldiers
      Target Practice with Automatics Pistol. Reserve Officers' Training Camp, Fort Sheridan, Ill.
    • 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
      Gunners on Board U.S. Battleship New York Loading 5-Inch Gun
      12 Inch Disappearing Coast Defense Gun Elevated for Firing, Fortress Monroe, VA.
      Preparing for the Firing Line - Loading a 3 Inch Gun, Coast Artillery
      Playing Backgammon During a Leisure Hour
      Trenches of the Allies on the Coast of Flanders
      Submarines in the Foreground, and Battleships and Torpedo Boats in the Background, San Diego Bay, California, U.S.A.
      U.S. Battleship Kentucky
      Learning How to Give the Huns a Taste of American Steel
      Four of Our Submarines in Dry Dock in Government Navy Yard
  • Memorabilia
    • Artifacts
      Stereoscopic Slide Viewer
      Compass engraved with "USCE"
      North Carolina A&T pin
      Scholarship Ag. Assn. A&T College '43
      Yale B-D Lok-Syringe Hypodermic Type Needle
      Reflex Hammer
      Tongue Depressor
      Italian Five Lire note
    • Military
      Fifth Army Patch
      Purple Heart Medal
      Good Conduct Medal
      Unidentified Patch - khaki with gray diamond
      Unidentified Patch - blue diamond with UTC
      Khaki Belt
      Khaki Hat
      Unidentified Tassel
  • Plaques
    • Medical, 1972-2001
      National Medical Associatin General Practitioner Award
      Old North State Medical Society Doctor of the Year Award
      Meharry Medical College President's Award
      ECU School of Medicine and the Student National Medical Association for Dedicated Service
      Old North State Medical Society Meritous Service Award
      Old North State Medical Society letter of appreication
      Levonzel Glaspie Congratulations
      National Medical Association Commendable Service Award to Dr. Louis C. Brown
    • Civic
      C.M. Eppes High School FBLA
      WGCDC Heritage Festival Grand Marshall
      North Carolina A&T Alumni Association Pitt County Chapter
      Association of N.C. Alphamen Distinguished Service Award
      Pitt County Branch NAACP
      Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Iota Kappa Omega Chapter dedicated service award
      Pitt County Educational Foundation Appreciation Award
    • Religous
      African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
      African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Lay Council for the Cape Fear Conference
      Jericho AME Zion Church
      The Religious Workers Guild, Inc. Special Achivement Award
      A Tribute for Yeoman Service

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