Jack Minges Papers 1964 - 1992

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Jack Minges Papers
    Repository: East Carolina University Archives
    Language: English
    Abstract: The Jack Minges Papers include photographs, clippings, and memorabilia related to the Minges Family, especially concerning the dedication of Minges Coliseum.
    Extent: 99.0 feet,
  • Description

    The Jack Minges Papers include photographs, clippings, and memorabilia. The strength of this collection is found in the photographs series which documents the Minges family's relationship with Leo Jenkins and East Carolina.

    The photographs range from coliseum dedication images to images of Jack Minges with his wife and Leo Jenkins.

    The clippings include articles discussing Minges' generosity and philanthropy.

    The memorabilia includes a football fan award dedicated to Jack Minges.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    John F. Minges, an executive at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co, served as a member of the ECU Board of Trustees from 1977-1985. In the Spring of 1966, East Carolina began construction on a new coliseum, dedicated in honor of the Minges family, which had made the largest private gift to the college at that time. This new facility would host the basketball arena, physical education classrooms, a swimming pool, handball courts. The official dedication ceremony took place on January 27, 1968.

  • Administrative Information
    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open to the public without restrictions.

    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]. Jack Minges Papers. UA90-63. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Container List

  • Photographs, undated
    Framed Photographs (2) of Thorburn and John F. Minges with John Howell and an unidentified male., Undated
    Minges Coliseum Dedication, 1968
    Leo Jenkins, Jack Minges, and Mitchel Cox, undated
    Jenkins, Minges, Scales at Copa Cabana
    Jenkins and Minges at Copa Cabana, Undated
    Jack and Thorburn Minges with Leo Jenkins, undated
    Groundbreaking Ceremony. Medical Science Building. ECU School of Medicine. Courtesy of the Office of Information and Publications. ECU School of Medicine., 30 March 1979
    Minges Coliseum Dedication Collage.
  • Clippings and Miscellaneous, 1964 - 1992
    Menu for Fourteenth Annual Security Caravan Special Train "Leo Jenkins Special Dinners", 1964
    Alumni Gazette Clipping. pp 7-10. Circa 1992. “ECU Morns Jack Minges’ Death.”, 1992
    Daily Reflector Clipping. Wednesday, April 11, 1984. “ECU Alumni Plan Honor 3 Long-Time Supporters” Article., 11 April 1984
    The ECU Report: A Magazine for Alumni & Friends. Vol. 15. No. 5. September 1983., 1983

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