Jack Minges papers

University Archives #UA90-63
Physical description
99 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
[Item description]. Jack Minges papers. UA90-63, Box [number]. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
East Carolina University Archives
The collection is open for research use.

The Jack Minges Papers include photographs, clippings, and memorabilia related to the Minges Family, especially concerning the dedication of Minges Coliseum.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
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Container list
Box 1 Framed Photographs (2) of Thorburn and John F. Minges with John Howell and an unidentified male., undated
Box 2 Minges Coliseum Dedication, 1968
Box 1 Leo Jenkins, Jack Minges, and Mitchel Cox, undated
Box 1 Jenkins, Minges, Scales at Copa Cabana, undated
Box 1 Jenkins and Minges at Copa Cabana, undated
Box 1 Jack and Thorburn Minges with Leo Jenkins, undated
Box 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony. Medical Science Building. ECU School of Medicine. Courtesy of the Office of Information and Publications. ECU School of Medicine., 1979 March 30
Box 2 Minges Coliseum Dedication Collage. , undated
Box 1 Menu for Fourteenth Annual Security Caravan Special Train "Leo Jenkins Special Dinners", 1964
Box 1 Alumni Gazette Clipping. pp 7-10. Circa 1992. "ECU Morns Jack Minges' Death." , 1992
Box 1 Daily Reflector Clipping. Wednesday, April 11, 1984. "ECU Alumni Plan Honor 3 Long-Time Supporters" Article., 1984 April 11
Box 1 The ECU Report: A Magazine for Alumni & Friends. Vol. 15. No. 5. September 1983. , 1983
Box 3 East Carolina University "A Great Pirate Fan" Dedicated to Jack Minges, 1973