This collection contains Emma Hooper's research notes for a book about the history of East Carolina University entitled "East Carolina's Spade" that she started, but did not finish, for the school's fiftieth anniversary.
Emma L. Hooper, born in 1889, taught Writing and Composition for a total of 35 years at East Carolina Teacher's College. She served on several faculty committees during her tenure as a teacher and witnessed the school's growth from a small institution to a university with thousands of students enrolling each year. She was involved with the university administration and a personal friend of several of the university Presidents, including Wright, Meadows, Messick, and Jenkins. She attempted to write a book commemorating the history of East Carolina University for its fiftieth anniversary, but she never finished the lengthy compilation. She did publish several articles about the history of the school. She died in 1988 at 99 years old.
This collection contains Emma Hooper's research notes for a book about the history of East Carolina University entitled "East Carolina's Spade" that she started, but did not finish, for the school's fiftieth anniversary. Manuscript materials include information about Greenville, NC and Pitt County, NC, East Carolina Teachers' College (E.C.T.C.), East Carolina College (E.C.C.), East Carolina University (E.C.U.), information about the Administration and Faculty of the school, as well as information about the curriculum, departments, and student life. Also included are drafts and copies of Hooper's final manuscript of "East Carolina's Spade."
Some newspaper clippings have been removed due to their condition.
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